I frustrate myself when I don’t respond immediately to the Holy Spirit’s promptings, by forgetting or blowing it off as my own thought. One day the Lord prompted me to write a note, yes write, not type. This of course requires paper, ink, an envelope, a stamp and remembering to mail it! I knew if I didn’t write it right then I would surely forget, and I did. Just before leaving on a ten day trip I remembered. My first thought was there is no way I have time, but I the Holy Spirit said, “Make time!” And I did.

Fast-forward two weeks; a message from the recipient of my handwritten note, “I got the sweetest most encouraging letter in the mail. Thank you for your kindness and intentionality to reach out…”

Since then God has been speaking to me about “intentionality”. What it means, what it looks like, the fruit that comes from it and all we miss when we don’t listen closely to that still small voice and intentionally follow His leading.

Take a look at “intentionality” – its definition, as well as Scripture. I believe you will be inspired to listen more intently and to be more intentional, and the fruit of your intentionality will bring great joy to you and someone you love…

Noah Webster:

The stretching of the mind; fixedness of attention

Intention is when the mind with great earnestness and of choice, fixes its view on any idea, considers it on every side and will not be called off by the ordinary solicitations of the other ideas –Locke

More simply said by Bonnie, “When you hear from the Lord, don’t get deterred by the busyness of life!”

James 1:25-26

But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man shall be blessed in what he does.