At one point in my career, we often talked about being intentional, being purposeful. We wanted better to align our activities with our goals.
Being intentional is a good plan for life. If we don’t know where we want to go, any road will get us there! When we have a goal, deliberately working towards that end improves the likelihood we will achieve our aim.
God’s Holy Plan WILL Be Accomplished
Almighty, Sovereign God has a holy plan. He works everything according to that plan, and His plan will be perfectly completed. He does everything intentionally, with purpose.
Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things which have not been done, saying ‘My purpose will be established and I will accomplish all My good pleasure.’ (Isaiah 46:10)
I know that You can do all things, and that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted. (Job 42:2)
We have obtained an inheritance having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will. (Ephesians 1:11)
God Intentionally Works His plan For Individuals
The Bible is clear that God has a purpose for this world and for all individuals, and is working to perfectly achieve His holy will.
He meant …
As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive. (Genesis 50:20)
He sent …
Now do not be grieved or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life. (Genesis 45:5)
So that …
“So that,” a statement of purpose , or subsequent results, is used nearly a thousand times in the Bible.
God acts in a certain way so that He accomplishes His purpose. (For example, Exodus 11:9)
Jesus acted in a certain way to get His desired results, including making His message clear. (For example, Luke 5:24)
People (believers and nonbelievers/rejectors) act in certain ways and get specific results. (But remember, God’s purpose cannot be thwarted.)
Since God–Father, Son, Holy Spirit–is totally in control and is working His holy plan, we can trust Him. We are responsible, but He is sovereign.
Whatever happens to us, believers, is for a loving purpose, and is worked by God for good. (Romans 8:28)
We know He has promised glory for those who believe. (Romans 8:30)
God is sovereign, has kind intention for believers, cannot be thwarted, and always accomplishes His plan.
There is every reason to trust Him.
God–Father, Son, Holy Spirit–You are worthy of all praise. You are holy, almighty, loving, just. Thank You for saving us and that You have thrilling plans for us who believe in You. Thank You for telling us that Your plans will be fulfilled. Help us to trust You and look forward to your loving work in our lives.