Mana = What is it?
Living in the mystery of God's daily Graces
If I had to pick a "word" that I want to aspire to for 2017, I think it would be "INTENTIONAL."
After starting off my new year sticking my foot in my loose, neglectful mouth... I want to be INTENTIONAL with my words!
Sounds easy enough, but I'm realizing it's not easy. It's actually pretty difficult... at least if you're ME!
I'm discovering there's a progression that must take place in order for me to be more intentional with my words. Just as Hansel and Gretel followed a path of breadcrumbs to lead them safely home, I need to pick up the crumbs of mana the Lord leaves for me and see them as my compass for each day!
To be intentional with my words, I must first be INTENTIONAL with my thoughts.
To be intentional with my thoughts, I must first be INTENTIONAL with what I put in my mind.
To be intentnional with what I put in my mind, I must first be INTENTIONAL with how I spend my time.
To be intentional with how I spend my time, I must first be INTENTIONAL with whom I spend my time with.
To be intentional with whom I spend my time with, I must realize I have a choice...
... a choice to spend time with those who bring out the best in me.
... and even more transformative, the choice to spend time with the One who molds my character, humbles me, gives me grace, mercy and forgiveness, and the One who convicts me when I stick both feet in my mouth; who whispers relentlessly to my spirit to do the right thing even when it's painful and difficult - like admitting my failures, my imperfections, my inadequacies... my sin.
That's a LOT of intent... but, I choose to be INTENTIONAL this year, not only with my words, but in everything.
What about you? Do you have a WORD?
Picking up one crumb at a time,