At Intentional Church our goal is live with purpose by pursuing Christ, and letting Him show us how to live intentionally!


Know God & How He Works


Since we're designing our life together with God, we need to know His character, His promises, and His plans. God desires an intimate relationship with us but we are separated from him in sin. It is through our repentance and faith in Jesus Christ (Acts 20:21) that we can restore our relationship to God and experience life to the full (John 10:10). It is through a daily practice of reading God’s word, prayer, worship and being involved in a community of believers that we begin to know the Creator of the universe on a personal level. 


Set Your Intention


What is your life for? What do you want to achieve? How are you going to contribute to the world? Life is short, so how are you going to make the most of it?


The Bible takes a very balanced approach to goal setting. 

  • In Proverbs 6:6-11 we’re warned against being lazy and failing to plan. 
  • In Proverbs 21:5, it stresses the importance of planning wisely. 
  • In 2 Chronicles 15:7, it encourages us to be strong and not to give up for our work will be rewarded.  


James 4:13-16, Proverbs 16:3, Proverbs 16:9, Proverbs 19:21 all share a common message – we can make plans, but ultimately, it’s the Lord who establishes our steps. So when it comes to setting goals, remember, it isn’t just about you. 


Align Your Daily Actions


Living intentionally is working towards a future God desires for you; it’s not about being perfect every single day. It’s making commitments and setting goals and watching yourself rise and fall and rise again as you pursue your intentional life. When you live every day with the mindset “I’m on my way,” you’ll be more willing to embrace every part of your journey, the highs, and the lows.


Think On Purpose


How you perceive the world is given by what you’re currently thinking. Your thoughts are so powerful that they produce your feelings, and your feelings create your actions, and your actions create your results.


Three verses stand out:

1. In Romans 12:2 it says, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what the will of God is, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

2. In Proverbs 4:23 it says, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” The word heart in this verse refers widely to feelings, will and even intellect.

3. And in Philippians 4:8 it says, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.


God has a lot to say about how we should think about and relate to the world. We need to turn to His word so that we recognize our thoughts for what they are and how to act or not act upon them.


Reflect. Reevaluate. Choose.


Intentional living is a lot like taking a cross-country road trip. Along your journey, you’ll need to pull over and refuel. You’ll need to stop, put gas in your car, grab a bite to eat and stretch your legs – not once, but multiple times. On your way to your goals, you need to do the same.


Ask yourself…

  • Is this what God wants for my life?
  • How’s my progress in regards to the goals I set?
  • What have I been able to accomplish so far?
  • What have been some of the most powerful learning moments so far?
  • If I were setting goals today, would I still choose this goal again?


After a little self-reflection and prayer, decide on purpose to continue pursuing your goals or make revisions to your plan if needed.