Intentional Faith

The message of the book of James sums up what I would call, Intentional Faith in 2 simple words~ Live it!  We’ve all heard it said that  Actions speak louder than words. If this is true, than how we choose to live will convey our chosen walk of faith, thus putting hands and feet to the intentions of what our heart truly beats for. 

What does your heart beat for? What motivates your daily activity? Whatever you are focus your time and attention on will mold and shape those choices. James 1:25 says, The man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it~ he will be blessed in what he does. 

Living a life of intentional faith begins with intentionally spending time in the scriptures. God has intentionally written a love letter to us for this very purpose. Looking intently and listening for direction for daily living is the first step.

Secondly, putting into practice what we hear and learn. This is when faith develops what I like to refer to as substance. The promise in this scripture encourages us not to forget what we have heard, but to do it and when we do, we will be blessed. Until we actually become doers of what Holy Spirit breathes into our spirits, there is no exchange of real life.  

As Christians, we can sit and have our quiet time with God all day long~ thinking and feeling happy thoughts, but UNTIL we actually get out of those chairs and become intentional by living out our faith,  we have not really accomplished anything.

True freedom comes when we put God’s Words into practice. Freedom from the bondage and chains that come from living in a fallen world. Freedom from ourselves and the enemy.  Living out intentional faith brings freedom and blessing to us, to others, and brings glory to God.

Choose with me today to look intently into His Word and live intentionally.  It happens one day at a time, moment by moment. In not time those days will become weeks and those weeks will become months and those months will become years. The next thing you know, your life will be on big experience of the abundant life that He has promised.

~The Quilted Poetess

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