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Intentional

Commitment with accountability closes the gap between intention and results. -Sandra Gallagher

Psalm 139:16 (NIV) - Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

Have you ever wondered what living on purpose looks like? I read a message contributed by Rob Culler (March 21, 2001) on “living an intentional life.” He formed the following statement about living an intentional life, “An intentional life is one with purpose. The purpose is followed with a bold and steady determination until the desired outcome is realized.” To me, this is clear... to live on purpose will require you to be BOLD, exert steady determination to realize the desired outcome.

I had a kid in my life (I reserve the name to protect the innocent-smile,) who woke up every morning and asked “what is our intention for today?” Once he knew the intention for the day, he ensured it was completed. He held me accountable. If there wasn’t an agenda, he would suggest one. (He started this at age two.) I learned from this two year old that if you do not have an intention for the day, one would be created for you. That intention or agenda could have nothing to do with your purpose.

I found that continuing to grow my relationship with God helps me fulfill the purpose and intention he has for my life. Today’s verse reminds us, “Your eyes saw my unformed body;

all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Ah!!!...our stories were written before we were formed. Based on this verse, it seems to make sense to align with God’s purpose for our lives than pursue our own purpose. What is your intention today?

Dear God,

Thank you for the reminder to live an intentional life. That you wrote my story before I was formed. I pray that all your children live an intentional life with purpose. That they remember that your eyes saw their unformed body and you ordained all their days. I ask this in your son Jesus’ name. Amen!

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