Question, what would happen if you died today?? You never know do you.
What if Jesus came back today, would you be ready? Or would you feel like there is more you need to do?
Some of us have what’s called a bucket list. Things we would like to do before we die. Skiing, skydiving, mountain climbing, travel to Italy, make a million dollars, white water rafting,…. I can go on and on. My point is, what should your bucket list look like as a follower of Christ? Very different, I think.
I believe God is gonna ask us two questions when we get to heaven:
What did you do with what I gave you (Talents, spiritual gifts)?
What did you do with my Son, Jesus Christ?
Our bucket list should look like this:
How many souls can I reach for the kingdom.
How many times can I praise God for all He is and all that He does.
How many people can I make smile today and make a difference in their lives.
How can I make my Father in heaven proud of me.
How many people can I invite to church with me today.
How many times can I hug someone that just needed a hug (with something so simple you may have stopped them from committing suicide).
How many people can I show the Love of God to.
How can I be an example (especially if you are in a position of leadership, lead by example) to people around me of what it looks like to live for Jesus (make people wonder and want to ask, what is different about you, then bammm perfect opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with them).
I can go on and on, but you catch my meaning.
We need to wake up Christians. We need to quit being haughty and proud and think we are better than others. Even Jesus sat with sinners, but didn’t sin with them. At one time we were one of them. It’s time for us to get to work for God’s kingdom and quit being “pew sitters”. We need to start living our lives for God DAILY, and start making a difference in this world that’s getting worse. The devil is laughing at us while we sit on the sidelines just watching! I don’t like being laughed at, do you? God has given all of us all spiritual gifts. If you don’t know what they are, I encourage you to find out what they are and start using them for the Glory of God and His Kingdom.
Another question: What are you angry about?
Are you angry that the world is becoming the place it is today?
Are you angry children are getting rapped?
Are you angry about the human trafficking going on right here in Atlanta Georgia?
Are you angry because someone stole from you?
There’s lots to be angry about. And that’s ok. Believe me, God is just as angry about these things. Learn to love what God loves and hate what God hates. He loves the people but hates the sin.
And we should be angry with Satan! He is trying to, with all that he has, to destroy our lives!! Lets get angry at the devil and fight back and get off our rear ends and do something-anything!! A friend of mine always said, “Don’t talk about it, be about it!”.
Some may ask, well what can we do to help? We need to get on our knees and start praying earnestly for those around us. Believe me, there is POWER in prayer. We need to ask God to unleash the legions of angels and go to war with the enemy around us as we begin to discern where the enemy is hitting. There are people all over this world crying out for help. I’ve also learned that the enemy doesn’t like it when we worship and sing to God wholeheartedly. He doesn’t like scripture either especially when quoted out loud from someone who really believes in what they are quoting. The bucket list above is another way to fight back.
I love you all! And I pray that God’s love and blessings be poured out on your lives! I pray that God places a hedge of protection around you as you begin to step out of your comfort zones and take part in trying to make a difference in this world. In Jesus’ precious and Holy Name I pray! Amen.