intentionality

Intentional. 

I’m drawn to that word here of late.

Remember how ‘Available’ was the word of last week?  Well…

Availability begins with intentionality. 

Certain circumstances caused a great deal of contemplation over my life over the past several days.  Evaluation is a necessary part of my journey in life.  It’s also something that can be easily overlooked when the busyness of the day-to-day takes over.   Thank God He gives us reminders to stop and consider where we are headed.

What I gleaned from my contemplation of the weekend was the lack of intention toward my spiritual walk that I have been putting forth lately, as well as the great importance of doing such a thing.

Scripture resolutions don’t just happen.  Time slips by me if I’m not making an effort to “improve it the most profitable way I possibly can.”  (Jonathan Edward’s 5th resolution.)  

I want to be ready and available to follow Christ’s every call.  I want to sensitive to the Spirit’s leading in my life.  I want to diligently apply my life to Scripture.  But, it has to begin with a God-driven intentionality to follow Him.

Intentional.  It’s my word of the week.

{Shout-out to Tresta for the inspiration behind this ‘word of the week’ idea :-) }

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10 thoughts on “intentionality

  1. So truly, love this thought!! and HAPPY B-DAY!! (you know, it’s coming from Spain and the flight was delayed ;)) sorry :) but I’m sure you enjoyed the day and hope this year you can grow in His Word and His blessings, hugs

    • Aww, thank you Jireh! You had me smiling with your comments about the birthday wishes coming from Spain! :-) I did have a very enjoyable day.

      Glad you enjoyed the post! ((HUGS))

  2. Excellent thoughts, Amy, and so true. Growth in our spiritual lives doesn’t just ‘happen’ . . . it takes effort, work, and sometimes pain and tears. But the joy along the way! And the blessings that the Lord gives as a fruit of the effort! It makes it all worthwhile.

    • That’s exactly right, Sarah! While the way *is* hard, God’s blessings and love make it all so worthwhile. That’s something I need to remind myself of more often.

      So nice to see a comment from you again–thank you!

  3. Hi Amy!

    Amen! :D Another look on what I am trying to be at the moment, open to what God has to say. I have to be intentional about trying to listen.

    Thankyou!
    Meggie

    • That’s great, Meggie! So glad to hear that this is something God has placed on your heart, too!

      Oh, dear–I owe you an email so bad. Lord willing, I’ll write it soon! ((hugs))

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