Sunday, January 30, 2011

Set Your Intention

For over a decade I have practiced yoga. I have learned over the years that yoga is more about breathing and focusing my thoughts than it is about stretching. I enjoy yoga so much I have a private teacher every Sunday morning (in case you were wondering my family and I attend church on Saturday night).
My instructor, Patricia, always starts the class by saying; "Set your intention for today". That statement used to confuse me; I really had no other intention than finishing the class. That statement, even today intrigues me-"Set your intention for today".
We are always rushing through life and going through the motions. Wake up, go to work, take the kids to school, cook the dinner, go to the grocery store, etc. We never stop to INTENTIONALLY think about what we are doing.
I have made it a practice to try to live with intention. What about you? What if you were intentional about spending more "engaging" time with your kids or your spouse? Maybe you will intentionally try to be more positive, eat less white sugar or resist the urge to buy the 3 inch Cole Hahn leopard heels you saw at Nordstrom (ok that's my intention for today). Whatever it is decide today to Live with Intention and enjoy where God has you at this moment. Namaste!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Are you listening?

Throughout our summer vacation last year, I set aside little bits of time to listen to God. In nature, his sovereignty is visible through the chirp of the birds, roar of the mountain stream or in the stillness of the morning dew.

I’ve found that each day Christ gives vision and tactical steps toward destiny. He is truly giving Kingdom strategies in this season. I didn’t always take the time to quiet myself long enough to hear all of His direction.
During a recent 40 day soul fast, I chose to have the noises of everyday living shut off. I limited my tv watching, radio listening, and phone conversations. In exchange I transformed my atmosphere by listening to worship music and the heart of my Savior whispering gently through my thoughts.
It was the greatest experience in my Christian journey!

To maintain my clear and crisp communication even beyond the 40 day fast, I have removed most of the television from my life. At the moment, each time I hear the voice of the Lord, I shut off the radio or any distractions to hone in on his daily manna for the day. This process isn’t always easy. God knows I desire to watch the new season of The Game and Housewives of Atlanta J but there isn’t any time with Kingdom work growing by the day.

How do you listen for God's voice?

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Welcome to the premiere post of Double Portion Inspiration.  Renee and I are identical twin sisters.  We are mothers, wives, girlfiriends and all around God chicks! 

We love making others laugh or just honestly telling them "how it is". 
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