I challenge everyone reading this blog to be more intentional in all that you do throughout 2016. Intentionally wake up and give God praise every morning because you are simply grateful that He decided to place breath within you another day. Intentionally read and reflect on God’s word. Intentionally say a compliment to someone just because you know there is a possibility that it could make their day better. Intentionally “love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31 NIV). Intentionally go places that will be beneficial to your growth during your walk with God. Intentionally surround yourself with people who will uplift you. Intentionally act as a change agent that God placed in the world (be a blessing).
God wants us to all ‘Give careful thought to our ways’ (Haggai 1:5 & 7 NIV) and by being intentional, we are doing just that. When we begin to function with pure intentions becoming more purposeful about everything that we do, God has the power to miraculously work on our behalf in ways beyond our imaginations.
We come before you with a thankful spirit letting you know that we give you all the praise. Thank you for intentionally creating us. Thank you for intentionally sacrificing for us. Thank you for intentionally constructing a plan for us. Thank you for intentionally loving us. Thank you for intentionally protecting us. Thank you for intentionally providing for us. Thank you for intentionally choosing us.
We pray that throughout this year you provide us with the keen ability to be more consciously aware of our intentions behind everything that we do. Bless us with pure intentions Lord. Let our motives in everything always aim to be pleasing in your eyes. Govern our daily actions, words, thought process, surroundings and our hearts. We are forever your handiwork God, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which you prepared in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:10 NIV); let us be reminded of this daily. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.