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Thursday, September 30, 2010

I mean it!

Billy and I are going to a marriage small group on Sunday nights.
I am hosting a young married women's small group on Wednesday nights.

Needless to say, I've been getting my learn on!

The biggest thing that I have been learning is being intentional.  Whether it is in my marriage, my walk with God, my relationship with my friends, I often am a participant but not necessarily "meaning it" specifically.

How do I go from being an unintentional wife and friend to an intentional one?

Ask myself questions.  Measure my decisions.  

Am I doing things to serve my husband?  Am I praying for him specifically... for his job, for his ministry?  Am I paying attention to what makes him feel loved and then doing them?

Am I meeting with friends and girls just to get to know them on a deeper level?  Is it important to me to love them as Christ loves them?  Do people trust me not just because of my character, but because of my consistency?

Am I taking time to seek God on a daily basis?  Am I bringing my burdens and questions before Him, or am I checking things off of my list?  Am I journaling what He is teaching me?  Do I surround myself with people that hold me accountable?

What kind of questions do you ask yourself?

I know that this is more serious.  But I wouldn't be real with you, my friends, if I couldn't say that God has been putting this on my heart, and it means so much to share it with you!


  1. This post really spoke to my heart today.... definitely gives me something to consider and think about. Thank you!

    So glad you're a new follower :) Thanks for visiting and your sweet comment.

  2. These are great questions to be asking yourself, Sarah! I find that the more time I spend with the Lord, the more natural it is for me to have an outpouring of Love for others; friends, family, spouse. ;)

    Have you ever heard of or read the book "The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands"? Your ladies group may appreciate it - I refer many of my newly-wed wife friends to it often.

  3. Thank you for sharing this today! It is a great reminder to me that I need to be intentional in everything I do as well... it is so easy to let some of that go and just "get through" the day without being intentional!

  4. interesting choice of topic - our sermon at church last week was "living a compelling life." one of the things we talked about was asking those hard questions, do you realize you're living an observed life, are you living "intentionally."

    great reminder!

  5. oh my goodness. intentionality (is that word??!) is something that is often at the forefront of my mind! it's so important to be intentional about all of these things and just about our livse in general. Thanks for the reminder! It seems like we have such similar lives and sometimes even walks and I love that about you : ) Have a blessed Thursday friend!

  6. This really hit home for me. I have lots of things to work on. Great post!

  7. I love this post... because I think you are starting such a meaningful journey, which can help you grow in all the relationships you mentioned. I will be thinking of you and this has def inspired me to consider the same. Love it, so real!

  8. Great post! I wanted to let you know that yes all the cute prints from my post are from etsy.com AND I think a "you are my sunshine" themed shower would be the cutest ever!! you will have to post pics!

  9. Hi! :) I just wanted to stop by and say hello :) I also gave you a blog award today :)


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