Being Intentional!
 
          I want you to take a moment and think about how many things you plan for in your life.  There are big things, small things, and in between things.  Here is a very short list I came up with very quickly.

            BIG- what to do after graduation, marriage, having children, finances, retirement

            SMALL-lunch, what to wear, which seats to choose when you are purchasing online tickets

            IN BETWEEN-what car to purchase, do we need a pet

            Now think, are you intentional in your walk with God or do you just “let the chips fall where they may”?  We cannot be successful with what God expects us to do with a laissez faire attitude. We have to be deliberate. 

            *Have a set time to read the Bible EVERYDAY.

            *Have a designated prayer time.  Sure we can pray anywhere, anytime, but if you are like me, without a set aside time to spend in prayer, in a few days I realize my prayer time has become hit and miss.

            *Pray about and seek out people God wants us to pour into.  Yes, we need to positively impact everyone but there may be (probably are) a few people we need to really draw close to and live life with as we witness and disciple.

            In 2 Timothy 2:15 the Bible tells us to “study to show ourselves approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”.  This does not just happen.  We have to be intentional.

            If we follow Jesus’ example, we will live a very purposeful life.  Always on the lookout for doors God opens, always preparing ourselves to go through doors he opens. 

Don’t let life just happen, Make it happen!
 
Cindy Allen, 2nd Vice President
(8/2021)