Dear Church, Be Thankful

I find myself seeking God in a multitude of areas of my life, if not every area. He will answer one of my prayers and I spend to little time in thankfulness. The next thing of urgency or importance automatically moves to the top. There will always be prayers that are not yet answered and it is easy to move on to them when the most important one preceding it is answered. Or, we might have a prayer answered that was not the most urgent/important and we miss the answer. Our mind is go focused on the next task at hand that we fail, or at least I do, to take time for thanksgiving and or celebration.

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,

to which indeed you were called in one body.

And be thankful. (Col 3:15)


Beyond Good Intentions

Most people have good intentions. They really do want to help. They really do want to give. They really do want to make a difference. They really do want to be good parents. They really do want to be good friends. They really do want to  _____________________ (fill in the blank). So, why don’t they? We are all busy people in busy places. We are also selfish people in selfish places. Who all have you told, “Let me know if I can do anything?” Well, here is a news flash. They are not going to let you know and that is not your release to do nothing. How many people have you told, “I’ll pray for you?” You ever thought about being the answer to your own prayer. Don’t just pray your friend finds a job, help them find a job. Move beyond good intentions. Make it happen. Be intentional.

Intentions has to do with purpose and/or attitude. It is state of mind that intends on doing something.

Intentional has to do with something being DONE with a certain purpose in mind.

Make your intentions intentional.

“So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” (Galatians 6:10, ESV)