Thursday, January 21, 2016

One Little Word

One Little Word
It can change a life.  It can change the way someone lives.  I think about words that have changed me.....

1.  Wife
2.  Mother
3.  Saved
4.  Grace

You get the point.

This year I decided to pick a word.  One single word that I would pray about, meditate on, bring into my life like a close friend.  

I prayed about a word.  I asked God to show me what He wanted me to concentrate on this year.  Several words and scriptures came to mind but not until late one night did I know for sure what it would be.  

Intentional

In·ten·tion·al (adj.) 1. Done deliberately; intended. 2. Characterized by conscious design or purpose
1 Timothy 4:15-16
15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. 16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.
Oh, how I want to be a women of intention.  A women of purpose.  I want to live my life doing things and only those things that have meaning/purpose.  

My God is intentional, My God has purpose for everything He does.  I want to be more like Him this year.  I want my life to be deliberate.  

So I have made a journal specifically about my word.  I will use it to journal about ways I see God teaching me to be intentional, with my husband, with my children, with those I come in contact with.    I will bring this word into my home, and into my days.  I will look at what I do and why I do them and cut those things that don't have a purpose.  I want to live diligent in the things that matter.  


Have you ever chosen a word for the year?  
What do you think about the idea of living that is purposeful, intentional?

  




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