Be Intentional- I Thessalonians 5:17-18

Pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.                                                                              (I Thessalonians 5:17-18 NASB)


I heard the word intentional, in my spirit today, and it got me thinking. How can I make positive choices to impact someone today. Can I pay it forward in the drive through restaurant? Can I mow my neighbor’s lawn without her asking?

I want to have good intentions and act on it. Maybe I could donate backpacks at the beginning of the school year for students in need, paint an elderly friends’ porch, pay for a child to go to camp or sit with a sick friend.

I can have a lot of good intentions, but if I do not put them into action, it is pointless. Somebody else may come along and do exactly what I had intended to do, and I will feel sad.

When I get up in the morning, I reach for my devotion and spend time reflecting. I gain insight and inspiration when I am intentional.

I am told to pray without ceasing and give thanks in all things, when I do, I am following God’s plan. I am becoming more and more like Christ and that is the goal.



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Paula Hixenbaugh