I noticed this word kept popping up more and more in my prayer requests texts with a BFF. And truly it is the desire of my heart!
I desire to be intentional with my walk with the Lord. This means setting my alarm when I start to not listen to my internal 5 am alarm. This means making the decision to still get up and to plan to get up even when the kids have been up several times in the night. Because the days I don't get up early to spend time with the Lord... 9 times out of 10 I decided the night before...and then spend the rest of the next day that is just off irritated with myself for the decision.
I desire to be intentional with my husband. This having little kids in the house is not for the fainthearted. They will make you tired. And sick. You can't hide from them. And if you aren't careful you could forget to pay attention to and spend time with the one you love. I want to be intentional with packing Chris' lunch each night and maybe even slip in a love note or two. I want to be intentional with showing him love in the way I lay out his tshirt, underwear, and socks each night for work. One of Chris' Christmas presents was a year of preplanned dates (one each month). January is Date Night at the gun range.
I desire to be intentional with my children. This means having a plan. It means being present. It means being patient.
So, what is your word for 2013?