It was a tall order for me. I’m certain others wouldn’t have thought that when they saw my One Word for 2012. But oh, if you really knew me.
May I share something with you?
Being Intentional was a God-sized dream of mine.
Though I may pass it off as easy-going or laid back, believe me when I tell you — I’m indecisive, friends. Big time.
As I look back now, I see how He transformed my lofty, personal goal and made it bigger. What started off as an effort to improve myself (primarily for the sake of my husband) turned into something personal with my Redeemer.
Friends, I discovered this relationship He wants with me — and it’s got Intentional written all over it.
Once I learned the small steps of intention, He showed me an entire routine I could do to glorify Him. An everyday life with purpose.
I discovered how to embrace the opportunity of each new morn. Claim it as a gift and go about my day like He’s in the room with me. Because He is.
When I decided intentionally to seek Him, my eyes began to see His love sprinkled throughout my daily, mundane activities. Wow, does He ever pursue me!
Writing down thanks and recognizing Him became as necessary and as subconscious as breathing. Worship turned from an activity to a state of being. Glory became intimate.
And now I find myself submerged in a scandalous love affair with the King of Kings.
All because I made a simple plea one year ago.
To live intentionally.
This year, He has laid upon my heart a new word to focus on and claim for my own. And I fully intend to go after it with gusto.
For I’ve seen what Christ can do with God-sized dreams.
- What we see as nearly impossible, He can make achievable. (Matthew 19:26)
- What we view as a small drop of water, He can use to form a tidal wave.
- What we pass off as worthless…well…we’ve seen the lengths He’ll go to save even the least of these.
Friends, this is our year to live this gift of life He has given us like we mean it. This is our year to show appreciation for what He has done to redeem us.
So I ask you: Are you in?
Will you live intentionally? Will you radiate His glory? Will you go after your God-sized dreams?
Let’s dedicate this year to Him. Let’s press on, focusing on one thing alone while forgetting whatever path we’ve left behind.
I’d love to hear how He’s pursuing you and transforming your everyday. And I’m so honored to be joining you here so we can encourage each other through every obstacle life throws our way in 2013.
To God be all glory — He who makes all things possible. For you. And even me.