What is "Intentional Living?"

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Most people would say they are living intentionally, but then their weeks zip by and their schedules fill.

Have you paused to understand the why behind your days? What are your family’s goals? What is your legacy here on earth?

My husband and I have wrestled through these life-altering questions. While we aren’t perfect in our responses, I do believe I have wisdom to share on this topic:

It's the gospel, not the world, that calls our family (and yours) to live intentionally. Chance and I have personally been redeemed and given a new lives, in which we freely choose to love God with everything in us (Matthew 22:37). Because we've been shown how to love (1 John 4:19), we love those around us (John 15:12).

In this life of love (that sounds mushy!), we also intentionally maintain our relationships with God through prayer (1 Thessalonians 5:17) and the study of His word (Psalm 1:2).

We, the Newinghams, have determined that living intentionally looks like living out our faith in tangible ways (James 1:22). For us, this means that we care for the orphans (James 1:27) and those who are oppressed (Isaiah 1:17)  – such as children with special needs and residents of Sierra Leone, Africa.

Through this blog, I seek to chronicle our attempts (successes and failures) at living intentionally, even in our ordinary daily lives.

 

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