I listen to Family Life radio and they talk about this all the time. With the Lord we have his intention, purpose for our lives. We pray every day for his will for us. We become who we should be, caring about others and seeing what we can do to help. We pray for all. We have peace in His Word and find joy in our days. We may stumble in his purpose at times but, that is not because of him. It is the sin abundant in this world. We are not of this world. We belong to the Church of Christ, not a building. We are teachers, disciples, cross bearers of his truth. It is trials, that make us stronger and it is our flesh that fights against the Holy Spirit in us. We cannot shed that part of ourselves until He comes again. We do wait and are ready because we see this world falling apart. So many ways this is occurring and people love to explain it away. Earthquakes, severe flooding, storms, fires, morals are deteriorating more and more. Not to mention the whole Middle East is warring. Killing their own and threatening to kill all Israelis, God’s chosen people. Jesus, his lineage is traced back to the tribe of Judah from where the High priest will come to take vengeance and reestablish his people with new hearts.
Hebrews 7:11-28, Psalms 110:1-8, Romans 11
Jesus went willingly to the cross for all that would believe in Him to bring salvation to the world. He knows all our hearts and minds. He will be our High Priest forever.
Are you a person that accepts things, as just the way it is or do you fear God’s coming wrath upon this world? Do you explain away disasters coming upon this world? Remember God destroyed the whole of mankind in the flood in Genesis. He only saved Noah, his wife, his three sons, their wives and two, male and female of every species he had created. Two by two they went into the ark as God had commanded. The flood was on the earth forty days. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive. And the waters prevailed on the earth one hundred fifty days. Genesis 7:1-24
Why did he do this? He saw all men were evil continuously. Genesis 6:5
He let the whole generation that came from Egyptian captivity die in the desert because they did not believe and were disobedient, and complainers, idolators. Only their descendants came into the promised land, with Joshua and Caleb after wandering forty years in the wilderness. Numbers 14:26-35
God was with them always, giving them manna from heaven, quail to eat, still they did not believe and be obedient. Exodus 16:11-35
One sin not repented can send you to hell if don’t believe, Jesus is the only way to God. Nothing of ourselves can save us. If you don’t give your life to the Lord Jesus, you cannot know the Father, God. Without God’s Grace through faith you will enter by the wide gate to hell. He told his apostles, disciples, beware of the pharisees, the priests, the scribes, the Sadducees. All their man-made righteous acts and rituals are nothing. They are men trying to get to heaven on their own merits. Don’t let yourselves be misled. These God mockers have been spoken of from the beginning. Jude 1-25
They will deceive many because they belong to their father, the devil. They are the devil’s evil angels, pretenders of light and they are all darkness. John 8:1-59
Living an intentional life is all of the above. You strive to enter the narrow gate. You pray, read your Bible daily, trust in God for answers and guidance through His Word and the (indwelling) Holy Spirit. If you have not you do not know Jesus.