Living Intentionally for Jesus' Mission
"Jesus’ life mission and message to glorify God has not changed. Neither has our mission changed since it is directly tied to His. Living an intentional life means a life driven by His, through us, for the Kingdom of God."
Living intentionally for Jesus is becoming more like Him, every day. Accomplishing this is a daily and personal commitment to reading His Word, prayer, obedience, and carefully listening to the Holy Spirit. My desire and goal is a constant pursuit to be made like Christ, and that requires daily dying to self to where I become unconsciously Christ-like.
Living intentionally means inviting Jesus into every part of my life and not just what I choose to give. It means the daily decision of leaving my old identity behind to pursue the freedom that is found only in Christ. I do this through daily surrendering of my will and replacing it with God’s desires.
Intentional living means I am purposefully seeking the truth that comes from the Word and guidance from the Holy Spirit to live a righteous life. It means deliberately inserting God’s will over my own free will. It takes devouring the words of God’s truth in order to build a cloak of armor that is ready to fight Satan’s battles against us. It means forever praying to maintain all of what it means to be intentional.
When I am at my best and living intentionally, my life is focused on the needs of my fellow man first and foremost. I wake up with a willingness to let Holy Spirit guide me into the path of someone who has a specific need He would like me to fill, and I go to work on my unique assignment.
"My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up." (Psalm 5:3) This scripture is how I live my life intentionally for Jesus. Every morning I spend time praying, praising, and pleading to God for direction in my life. Following Him means a life transformed by Him.
For me, living intentionally ultimately means to be a disciple for Jesus. I put discipleship into action by learning God's Word and sharing it with others. My goal is to lead others to spiritual growth and towards their salvation. I do this by reflecting on Scripture and applying it to my daily practice.
Then Jesus said to His disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field."