Words to SPARK your Heart-Song – Episode #76

September 27, 2021

Living life with truly good intentions is important.

Words to SPARK your Heart-Song from our co-founder Sherry Douglas.

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Hi everyone! I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. I meet with a group of people weekly to play pickleball. I’ve made some new friends, get in exercise for the day, and have fun. While playing, I notice I occasionally use a phrase when I’ve hit the ball some place I didn’t mean it to go. I say, “Good intentions.” I mean that I intended to hit the ball to make it hard for the opposing player to get to, however, the ball either goes out of bounds, into the net, or sets up a player on the other side to score. My “intentions” didn’t pan out, but when I hit the ball, I had a purpose in mind.

Living life with truly good intentions is important. It’s starting out the day with a purpose in mind. We may not hit our target every day, but we move toward it with our actions and words.

When you wake, or after your first cup of coffee or tea, do you have a practice of thinking about your intentions for that specific day? If you’re a person of faith, your practice may include asking the Lord to show you His intentions for the day or to pray that you’ll be and act within His will as you interact with others.

Do you have a practice of looking around to see how you can help others, or to join the Lord where he is already working? These are all good intentions.

In The Message, Matthew 7:12a says, “Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them.” As you and I begin each day, think about how we can serve the Lord by serving others – doing for them what we would like done for us. Let’s grab the initiative! Our good intentions made with pure motives will make a positive difference in the lives of others. Will we do everything perfect each day? I know I won’t, but we can START our days seeking to act with good intentions, seeking to love God and love others.

Live the way you want to be remembered.

See you next week.

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