3 Ways to be intentional today

I decided I am going to enter the age of video blogging – at least some of the time.  In case you don’t know these are called “Vlogs” (video blogs) and I’m a bit behind the times in not having any on my site.

There are times when I have insights and don’t always have time to write a full blog post.  So here’s my first vlog and we’re talking about being intentional and ministering to others.  I’ll give you 3 ways you can reach those in your life that are hurting, lonely, lost or far from God with a precious touch of love.

So here goes!  I hope you’ll give me feedback.

Disclaimer:sometimes inspiration doesn’t have time for a hair washing, makeup, perfect lighting and all that jazz.  Sometimes you just have to hit record and let the chips fall where they may.

Here’s the real Sarah – giving you some real salt for your day.

Question: What other ways do you think we can minister intentionally? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Sarah Beckman inspires people from the stage and on the page. She is the bestselling author of Alongside: A Practical Guide for Loving your Neighbor in their Time of Trial, which is filled with practical tools to love people well in the rough patches of life. Sarah speaks to audiences across the country on topics such as loving your neighbor, sharing your faith, safeguarding your marriage and digging up your talents.

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13 thoughts on “3 Ways to be intentional today

  1. good idea and i never heard the term before either…
    anyway…intentional ministry….cooking a nice dinner for my family when I am physically sore and emotionally drained… God is the source of my strength…Praise Him!

  2. love this…what a great idea…it’s really good to see you and hear your voice…makes your message even more inspiring!

  3. Great job and tips, Sarah. I think we all struggle on saying yes to a bunch of things: spouses, kids, all their activities, work, etc. You are right that we just have to listen. To stop, to listen and think that others have lives too and that the world doesn’t revolve around me.

    There has to be times in our lives to stop and breathe and think about others.

    Great job.

  4. I love your spontaneous testimony of God at work in your day!! You have encouraged us to have our antennas out…and then to share about it! yea!

  5. Woo-hoo! Congratulations! I loved it. I have always loved to hear you speak, you are such a natural. My only suggestion would be the back lighting–a little less so I can see your beautiful face. Of course more important was your message. I know you were speaking to ministering to others,but all of your suggestions are so fulfilling to our own souls too. Win-win! I will be watching for more!

  6. Found your blog through Michael Hyatt! I’m gearing up to practice vlogging in a private FB group I’m in! Loved yours! Raw and real. I posted on my FB timeline today what I was reading in my devo this morning on loving your neighbor (which is why that tab on your blog caught my interest).

    I read 1 John 3:16-17 in the Message. What stuck out at me was how if we “live sacrificially for our fellow believers, and not be just out for ourselves,” we are making God’s love appear! Recently, I have been honing my “doings!” A lot of things we do are good, but not all of them are God. I want to create a “margin,” or a “rest” (as I was reading on Michael Hyatt’s post) in my daily living so I am never too busy to follow on His promptings!

    Thanks for being obedient to His voice and sharing one of your first vlogs! I know that was already last fall, but isn’t it wonderful to know you blessed me today months later! I look forward to watching more of them!

    A new follower,
    Cynthia Nurss