Word Study For Today: The Book Of Psalm Chapter 135.
Devotion: THERE IS AN INTENT.
Texts: Genesis 1:1-31. | Isaiah 30:1-5. | Psalm 33:8-12.
God in the beginning, [before anyone of us knew ourselves, whilst we were yet in His mind, before we were ever formed in our mother’s womb], had an intention. He didn’t create anything for the sake of mere creating. He had an intent for every single creation of His. There’s an original intention for the existence of whatever exists today, tomorrow and forever.
An intent is something that is intended; purposed; designed or mapped out to be. >“Should I hide my plan from Abraham?” the Lord asked.”[Genesis 18:17 NLT]▪️
God has a plan, an intent. He didn’t just arrive at doing stuff, He had and still maintains His original intent.
In the beginning He created… diverse creation. In Genesis Chapter 1:6-8(NLT)==> 6)“Then God said, “Let there be a space between the waters, to separate the waters of the heavens from the waters of the earth.” 7)And that is what happened. God made this space to separate the waters of the earth from the waters of the heavens. 8)God called the space “sky.” And evening passed and morning came, marking the second day.”▪️
From this scripture it’s clear, the sky isn’t just in existence today for sake of merely existing, the original intent of God is for the sky to be a space that separates the waters above from waters below. That is the very purpose of the sky. Scripture says God has thoughts, God has counsel (intent). >“But they do not know the thoughts of the LORD, Nor do they understand His counsel; For He will gather them like sheaves to the threshing floor.”[Micah 4:12 NKJV]▪️
That we do not know His plans and intents does not rule out the fact that there’s no basis for doing what He does. He is God remember?. He can do whatever He likes, yet no one would be able to query Him; but beloved, beyond just mere impressing humanity that He is God, hence creating or doing whatever pleases Him, God is intentional. God is deliberate. God is well calculated.
>“He said to me, “Son of man, watch and listen. Pay close attention to everything I show you. You have been brought here so I can show you many things. Then you will return to the people of Israel and tell them everything you have seen.”[Ezekiel 40:4NLT]▪️
Ezekiel wasn’t just taken to that location for the fun of it. He was taken there to see things, hence was told- “pay attention to what you see”. The intent of God for bringing him in there was to see. Now, even his seeing wasn’t just for sight seeing; he was taken to see, so he could be able to tell it back to the children of Israel. There was a purpose for his being shown all the things he was exposed to.
Beloved, there is an intent even for your own existence. There is an intent for your being the gender you are. There is an intent for your location. Nothing is ever a happen stance with our God. >“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”[Jeremiah1:5 NLT]▪️
He knew Jeremiah, He knew you also before He formed you in the womb. He didn’t just form in the womb that foetus, He did with an intent. In the case of Jeremiah, His intent was to have a prophet in Jeremiah.
Be alert, be aware, child of God, you are in existence for the sake of a very clear intent of God. If you don’t yet know it, you need to seek it out fast (as Jeremiah found out his). When you don’t know God’s original intent or plan for your life, you will scheme and devise every sort of assignment for yourself, which the Master Planner never intended for you. That is error! >“Woe to the rebellious children,” says the LORD, “Who take counsel, but not of Me, And who devise plans, but not of My Spirit, That they may add sin to sin;”[Isaiah 30:1 NKJV]▪️
God forbid “woe” over you. >“Therefore I said, “Surely these are poor. They are foolish; For they do not know the way of the LORD, The judgment of their God. 5)I will go to the great men and speak to them, For they have known the way of the LORD, The judgment of their God.” But these have altogether broken the yoke And burst the bonds.” [Jeremiah 5:4-5 NKJV]▪️
Not knowing the intent of God, is poverty borne out of foolishness. Knowing God’s intent, yet not following in His steps is a deliberate move of breaking bond or tie with God, Who’s you are. That also is obvious foolishness. Not knowing or not following God’s Master Plan is a dangerous place to be. >“Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spake this unto him.”[John 13:28 KJV]▪️
Jesus spoke yet none of the disciples at the table knew His intent of saying so. It implies nobody was thinking His thoughts nor probing same. Beloved it ought not to be so. >20)“Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21)For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”[2 Peter 1:20-21 KJV]▪️
Never assume things just happen, nothing is ever for no reason, but always and ever, seek the intent of God behind every occurrence. Life becomes easier when His counsel stands. >9)“For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. 11)The counsel of the LORD stands forever, The plans of His heart to all generations.[Psalms 33:9, 11, NKJV]▪️
Child of God let your resolve be > “I delight to do Your will, O my God, And Your law is within my heart.”[Psalms 40:8 NKJV]▪️ >“Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.”[Matthew 6:10 NKJV]▪️ > “Saying, Father,… not my will, but thine, be done.”[Luke 22:42 KJV]▪️
For when it comes to God, THERE IS AN INTENT. THE INTENT OF THE LORD STANDS FIRM.
-Praise God Who knows and does all things.
-Pray in the language of the Spirit for 15 minutes.
-Ask the Lord to reveal per time, His intent (plan) to you as He did to Abraham.
-Cry out to Him to expound His intent of your existence to you, so you don’t miss your track in life.