God is intentional. His word is truth and throughout the Bible God has made clear what his plans are for us. How we should live and what will happen when we disobey him. God being intentional also reveals that he is an expert in details. Here are some of those times in the Bible when God’s intentions were explicit:
Explaining to Noah how to build the ark – Genesis 6:13-16
That Solomon would build the temple – 1 Kings 5:2-5
How to build the temple – 1Kings 6:1-38
Obeying his commandments – Exodus 20:1-17
The Jericho wall, how many times to march around and sound the trumpets – Joshua 6:1-5
The birth of Jesus – Luke 1:35, Matthew 1:18-23
The plans he has for us – Jeremiah 29-11
These are just some of the extraordinary things that God was specific about in his intentions. God tells the who, when, where, and how things shall come to pass. And this should be our goal to be intentional about living a Christ centered life, allowing the spirit of God to always lead us. Remember his intentions are for us to live in eternity with him. Be intentional in your speech and actions. Be intentional with your worship and praise. Be intentional about your relationship with God. Be intentional about telling others about the goodness of the Lord. Be intentional about helping others. Be intentional in your marriage. Displaying the fruit of the spirit and being holy should forever be intentional. We should be intentional about all things concerning the Lord and reminding ourselves that it is not about us.
Think about Paul, who once persecuted believers and then became very intentional about sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ after his conversion on the road to Damascus. And Jesus was also very intentional, he said he was about his Father’s business in Luke 2:49 and what I know for sure is that Jesus was very intentional in his actions when it came to his Father…it was all about obedience.
God was intentional about our identity, he said we are a chosen generation and a royal priesthood in 1Peter 2:9. You never have to doubt that God loves you and he doesn’t want you to fail. He gave us the word, His word, His son, and His grace. Go out each and every day and live intentionally as one that has been chosen by God.
I love the Lord and he has blessed me with a wonderful husband and son! I live to please God and I can't thank him enough for what he has done in my life and continues to do. This is a spiritual journey and I invite you to take it with me. Share what you know about the goodness of the Lord. Tell what God has brought you through. What is your favorite scripture? This blog and every post is to give God all the glory, honor and praise!!
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