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Friday, March 28, 2014

Intelligent and Intentional

Today was the ten year anniversary of my good friend, Dave Jewitt’s ministry, YourOneDegree (YOD).  Over 200 of us gathered to celebrate what God has done internationally through YOD.
What was God thinking when He created you?  Thoughts at DTTB.
One of the breakout sessions explored the Biblical foundation of the ministry.  Nathan Baxter shared his experience of working through the scripture with Dave and traced the way the ministry has emerged from a study of God’s creative engagement in each of our lives.

Central to my involvement in YOD is my commitment to elevate and emphasize the Biblical basis of the ministry to those who are engaged in both the process of learning how God has designed them as well as those who are engaged in helping others as coaches.

What Nathan shared was superb.  I took about three pages of notes.  There were several key take aways but the one on which I wish to focus was what Nathan shared about the nature and character of God.  He stated that God was the most intelligent being, in fact He is the source of all knowledge.  Then by looking at Psalm 139, Ephesians 2:10, and Jeremiah 1:4 (there are many others to which he could have referred as well), Nathan demonstrated the intentionality of God in what I call God’s intimate engagement in our creation.

Think of that.  Our God intelligently, intentionally, and intimately formed us for a purpose that only we can do.  Nathan’s next question is the key to the YOD ministry.  Wouldn’t it be great to know what God was thinking when He intelligently, intentionally, and intimately formed us?

To engage in that purpose with His resources, now that would be a fun ride.

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