On Being "Intentional"

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I have never picked a word of the year like many of my bloggy friends.  It just never occurred to me.  This year I have a feeling that is going to change.  I keep getting a one word message from God.  This has been going on for about two weeks so I think I should take the hint and adopt this word as my word of the year. Intentional

and the definition by Merriam Webster...done by intention or design

intention.......a determination to act in a certain way

Prayer

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 And this word doesn't relate to one certain area of my life but all areas of my life including...

  • Intentional about the food I put in my body
  • Intentional about the words I say to my husband and kids
  • Intentional about the way we teach our children
  • Intentional about worshiping God
  • Intentional about cleaning my house
  • Intentional about being a homemaker
  • Intentional about the meals I make for my kids
  • Intentional about the words I read and listen to
  • Intentional about what I let my children watch on screens like tv, computers, and ipods
  • Intentional about taking care of others
  • Intentional about taking care of me
  • Intentional about relationships with others

Intentional about ...

so many more things in my life and as I hear them I am writing them down.

And now to figure out how to be intentional in all these areas.  I am starting a list of ways I can be intentional.  I can tell lists are going to be my friend this year!

Are you being intentional?

I would love to know what you did to help you be intentional in any area of your life.

12For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12 AMP