5 Reasons We Don’t Pray the Way We Should

5 Reasons We Don't Pray When We Should- Intentional By Grace

Prayer is an intimate part of a Christian's life. Prayer is the way we communicate with God. Yet ask most any Christian to rate her prayer life and she's likely to respond: "needs improvement." We all know the importance of prayer, but yet we fail to make prayer a priority. Why? 5 Reasons We Don't Pray 1. Prayer is not planned Prayer requires us to slow down our busy lives and make time for Continue Reading

Building the Family: Living the Gospel at Home on a Daily Basis

Building the Family: Living the Gospel at Home | IntentionalByGrace

Post by contributing writer, Victoria Growing up I wanted to be three things when I became an adult: a teacher, a wife and a mother. Those were the desires of my heart and for reasons unknown to me, God blessed me with all three of those desires. While I’m not a teacher in terms of having a profession anymore, I view my call to motherhood and teaching my own children as one in the same. You Continue Reading

How to Create a Family Mission Statement

How to create a family mission statement with free printables. | IntentionalByGrace.com

When it comes to living the Gospel at home, not only do you need to know why God saved you, but your family needs to understand its God-given purpose as well. Your God-given purpose as a family will be a result of your individual life stories. In other words, your story will influence your God-given mission as a family. In addition, your family mission statement will help you determine your Continue Reading

What Is Your Story?

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By contributing writer, Mark Each and everyone of us has a story. The big and the small events, people, and circumstances that have shaped our lives, our character, and our beliefs stand as landmarks in our lives. There is a reason for our story. We have a God who loves us and is so involved in the little details of our lives that we will never fully grasp the glory of His power, love, and Continue Reading

The Character of a Christian Man Matters

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By contributing writer, Mark This one's for the men. Leigh Ann wrote to the women yesterday. While I realize that I am writing this on a blog pretty much exclusively for women, I am writing this post in the hopes that it will be shared with the men in your life. Ladies, this isn't going to put anyone straight or fix those pesky little habits of your men, but it will bring encouragement to Continue Reading

Our Great Need as We Live the Gospel at Home

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I think yesterday's post left something to be desired. Do I profess to know God but deny Him by my works? Do I live the Gospel at home? Better yet ... How can the Word of God fill my home when I don't know but a handful of scriptures from memory? How can I lead my children when I don't even understand the entire Bible myself? What if I'm still figuring out this whole Christianity Continue Reading

Do You Profess to Know God But Deny Him By Your Works?

Do you profess to know God but deny Him by your works? | IntentionalByGrace.com

Our children are leaving the faith in greater proportion as they exit our homes and begin anew in the enormous world set before them. They head off to college with a head knowledge of who Jesus is and what He has done, but nothing more, nothing lasting. As parents, I think we've done a pretty cruddy job at putting action to our faith. We glorify the text that salvation is a free gift of God and Continue Reading

Why Did God Save You?

Every moment of your life has been ordained by God to make up your mission and purpose here on earth. Why did God save you? | IntentionalByGrace.com

  What are you living for? Or a bigger question. Why did God save you? Do you know? How can the reality of God be seen in your everyday life? God calls, enables, empowers, and invites you to live on mission right where He has you. Right in your own home, marriage, church, community, and job. Living life on mission isn't a position or calling for someone else. It's your Continue Reading

How to Help a Grieving Friend {The Not So Helpful & the Helpful}

How to Help a Grieving Friend {The Helpful & the Not So Helpful} | IntentionalByGrace.com

Guest post by, Ami Sometimes I think tragedy is the catalyst that compels Christians to function as Jesus intended, that is, one body integrally entwined with petty differences cast aside. When the bottom falls out, believers realize a startling truth— we desperately need each other. It’s a paradox. Pain and sorrow can create a church that radiates Jesus’ stunning beauty. I’ve experienced Continue Reading

The Day My Tank of Sufficiency Maxed Out

The Day My Tank of Sufficiency Maxed Out (and what I did about it). | IntentionalByGrace.com

The days have been full as we minister in a town that is 90% unchurched, manage our work at home lives, prepare for an upcoming road trip, and attempt to create memories as a family and in our marriage. As I drove to meet a friend for coffee a few days ago, I found myself praying for strength. I cried out to the Lord to help me because everything just seemed so hard. The burdens of this world Continue Reading