I have heard the word "Intentional" used a lot. I remember a few years ago I went on a kick of trying to live a more intentional life. Being purposeful. I looked the meaning up for a clear meaning and our friend Webster says it means...
INTENTIONAL- DONE ON PURPOSE; DELIBERATE
deliberate, calculated, planned, conscious, intended
Hmmm. I think on the most part I have tried to live intentional but I could always aim for some more intentional living in certain areas.
There are benefits to living intentional! Not living haphazardly. You miss out on the smell of roses, sweet moments, laughter, hugs, and "time" when you are not intentional.
Time is the one thing YOU CAN NEVER GET BACK. Live INTENTIONALLY!
There are some areas that I feel I need to be more intentional in. I have been INTENTIONAL in having daily time with the Lord for quite a while. My heart is transformed, my outlook, and my purpose.
Because of my time in the Lord I feel Him making me aware a need to live out intentional in other areas as well. Each week in April I will post on Monday what I plan to be intentional about and I will share my thoughts on it the following week.
This week Marriage!!!! I will be intentional in marriage by investing in it. Praying daily for specifics we need. Praying for ways to daily encourage my husband.....AND ENCOURAGE HIM! I will plan a special time for us to spend together this week. Something unique! I will listen to him and not just talk, talk, and talk!!!
What is the importance of intentionally living? Because like I mentioned above living haphazardly leads to hazards and neglect in one area or another. Benefits are better relationships, better spending, better health, better time with the Lord. Betterment all around.
What could you be more intentional this week in? Marriage, parenting, health, homemaking, frugal living, relationships (friendships, church family, outside family), ministries you have been called to such as Sunday School, Titus 2 mentoring, and such.
I challenge you share what you could be more intentional in/with and set a few SMALL goals to work on it.