Kate Motaung Five Minute Friday

Intentional – Words Matter

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.t-2.png

Being intentional.  Thinking about that word in the past, it was about organizing, cleaning, weight loss, and eating.

Today, I have a whole new perspective – Being intentional in my words because our words matter.  We have to be grounded in His Word.

Today I am thinking about how I need to be intentional on social media platforms.  Am I always sharing God’s glory?  Am I making Him known?

Am I intentional in driving down the road and someone almost runs me off?  Am I showing God’s glory, or showing my ignorance of not being in the Word?

That verse – “the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to Him.”

Are the words flowing out of my head and my heart acceptable to Him?  Not always.  Sometimes not with a phone solicitor, with family, those rude drivers.

Are the words I am writing acceptable to Him?

My words matter.  I need to be more intentional at home, on the road, in public, when I am out and about, and on social media.

Your words matter.  Each one of our stories are different.  Each one of us are called as servants.  We are writers.  We are Moms.  We are wives.  We are neighbors.  We are friends.  We are set apart to share words “acceptable to Him.”

Whoever plops into your life today matters.  God plopped them there.  He is orchestrating each moment we are around them.   Will they get a glimpse of Jesus today from my words?

“But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.”  Acts 20:24 (KJV)

Know Him. Share the glory of God.  Make Him known.  SHINE!

Linking up with Kate Motaung and the Five-Minute Friday community today.  Click HERE to see what other writers have to say about he word INTENTIONAL.

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34 thoughts on “Intentional – Words Matter”

  1. Good word friend. Visiting from FMF. I wrote about a similar history of intentions for things that were not where God was calling me to be intentional. Praying your intentions are fulfilled and that the word of God is made more meaningful in you and in those with whom you come in contact.

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  2. Yes! I’m learning to pause and focus on intention – with our schedule, with my own time, with the way we raise our girls. I remember that everything we do is modeling for them and so I want even the smallest actions to be lived with intention. Thankful that God takes that and fills those moments!

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  3. I love your focus on words here. Words can have so much power- for good or for bad- so it is important to be intentional about how we use them. I try to be intentional about encouraging people when I see something good rather than just thinking it but staying quiet because I know it can make a big difference.

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  4. You and I are thinking EXACTLY along the same lines this week, Debbie! Being intentional in both actions and words is vital to our Christian existence. Thank you for sharing with me.

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  5. Oh yes! Shine where ever we are. Not always easy especially with phone solicitors or scams! The Lord is our strength and redeemer for these times too, and your post was a gentle reminder that I can call on Him anytime to tame my tongue and soften my heart.

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  6. So good to read your words today. This is one of my life verses… may the words of my mouth… oh how important to reflect on the words and thoughts come from us and their impact on others. Thank you for this encouragement. (Stopping by from InspireMeMonday)

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  7. “My words matter. I need to be more intentional at home, on the road, in public, when I am out and about, and on social media.” This is so true. I confess that my words are not always pleasant esp. around rude drivers. I want to be intentional all the time so that my words whether thought, spoken or written will bring glory to God and encourage others. Thanks for this reminder today. Blessings to you! I’m your neighbor at #InspireMeMonday.

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  8. So true, Debbie. Can’t remember where that verse is located where it says something to the effect of “life and death is in the power of the tongue.” We have the power to heal or harm, to speak life or to speak death. Great perspective on intentionality. 🙂

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