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Thought and Prayer for Saturday, December 7, 2019

Saturday, December 07, 2019

December 7, 2019 INTENTIONAL LIVING

We all make choices every day. Some say we make thousands of them daily. Some choices are routine and small. Others are detrimental and significant. Living intentionally as a good steward for God requires us to make better choices. We can make intentional choices being better stewards for God in our finances, health, career, ministry, relationships and spirituality. We can make intentional choices doing what is right, serving others and giving God the glory. We can also intentionally encourage one another to do good.

SCRIPTURE:
Hebrews 10:23-24 “Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write what you choose to do daily.
2. List how you live intentionally for God.
3. Know God has great plans for you.
4. Go to God and ask Him how you can be a better steward doing His will.

PRAYER:
Lord, we know You want us to intentionally live for You. That means we need to make better choices. We need to choose to be good stewards in all areas of our lives. We need to love others and help them. We need to act on purpose rather than just living to get by. We are so grateful for Your love. Help us to share it today in all we do. Help us to intentionally live for You and give to others. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

REMEMBER:
We know we have the freedom to do whatever we want but God wants us to intentionally live for Him.

1 Corinthians 6:12 “You say, ‘I am allowed to do anything’—but not everything is good for you. And even though ‘I am allowed to do anything,’ I must not become a slave to anything.” (NLT)

As believers, we are made new and should make choices that reflect we are followers of God.

2 Corinthians 5:17 “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” (NLT)

Our choices come from our thinking. When we fix our thoughts on God, we will make better and more intentional choices.

FOCUS:
Philippians 4:8 “Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” (NLT)
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