Thursday, January 22, 2009

intention.

maybe I wrote about this before...but I have been focusing on "intention" in what I have been doing lately.

In my ministry, I am urging others to be intentional, about invitation, about community, about praying. Intention gives so much more room for the Spirit to work, I think.

In me, too...being intentional is about being aware and mindful more than I am.

It's a spiritual discipline I am working on embracing more fully.

4 comments:

Purple said...

To me intentional also brings authentic action...people sense a difference.

revcrystalk said...

ooh, i like what Purple said as well. i've found it diffiult to be really intentional for the past 6months (since becoming full-time) because everything is so new. thanks for the reminder to slow down, get quiet and be intentional.

mompriest said...

I'm experiencing a lot of what "I intend" and "what they perceive I intended" and at this point perception of others seems to be more relevant thatn intentions of me...

...does that make any sense?

Micah68 said...

"Intention gives so much more room for the Spirit to work, I think."

yes, yes. i think intentional prayer aids action, allows movement and change, allows freedom from self, maybe that kind of prayer lets the spirit becomes incarnate and move in us...