Psalm 138:8 (ESV) The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.
Purpose: something set up as an object or end to be attained; intentional.
•Purpose to seek Him – He will be your reward.
•Purpose to know Him – He will reveal Himself to you.
•Purpose to follow Him – He will lead the way.
•Purpose to enjoy Him – He will be your closest friend.
•Purpose to praise Him – He will be your song.
•Purpose to trust Him – He will be your provider.
•Purpose to be totally His – He will be totally yours. (DaySpring Cards)
To be intentional is to determine, by an act of your will, to move in a certain direction, to obey a set of standards, to act in a certain way.
Ultimately, God is the object of our affection, praise and pursuits. He is our purpose, our reason for all things, our life. He will fulfill His purpose, for us, through His steadfast love. He will never forsake us. Be intentional about Him.
"I am CONVINCED and SURE of this very thing, that He [The Lord] Who began a good work in you [in us] will continue [the work] until the day of Jesus Christ our Lord [the day of His return], developing and perfecting [the work in us] and bringing it to full completion [to the result He most desires] in you [in us]." Philippians 1:6
by Pastor James Jackson