Do you remember the movie called the “Bucket List” starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman? It was a story about making and acting on a list of things to do before you die. There is a book entitled A Hundred Things to Do Before You Die. Now, since the movie, I understand there are 70 more books published with that title by different authors. For example:

  • 100 Things to Do in Richmond Before You Die by Annie Tobey
  • 100 Things to Do in America Before You Die by Bill Clevlen
  • 100 Things to Do in Ohio’s Amish Country Before You Die by Brandy Gleason

Now, this next title is very interesting:

100 Things to Do Before You Die (Plus a Few to Do Afterwards) by Patrick Moore (Contributor), & 11 more

Hmmmmm. Now … I wonder what “the few to do afterwards” are? I guess it depends on what your address is “afterwards.” Hang with me, and I’ll show you how to be sure your address is heaven rather than that other pitiful hopeless place.

Where’s Your List?

Where’s your list? That was the title of one of my final messages as pastor of Mount Hope Church after 31+ years (I served a year with Pastor Glenn Snook and 30 and a half years as pastor.) Where is your list? All through the Bible, it seems as though God is repeatedly asking us that question: “Where’s Your List?” For example, in Jeremiah 33:3,

God says, “Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.” (The Message)

Where’s Your List?

  1. Where’s your list of things you want to know that you cannot figure out?
  2. Where’s your list of things you want?
  3. Where’s your list of things you want to achieve in your life?

It’s better to have a list of 100 things and only realize 94 of them before you leave the earth than to have nothing on your list and achieve everything on it, which is nothing.

Matthew 7:7
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you

Mark 11:24
… I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Psalm 2:8 ESV
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.

Where’s Your List?

Faith is the substance of the things you hope for and acts as evidence that what you hope for will appear in due season (Hebrews 11:1). Have you articulated the things you hope for? Where’s Your list? Many of God’s children do not realize that they can partner with God for all kinds of miracles and achievements. God wants to work with us (Mark 16:20).

I hope the very first thing on your bucket list is to develop an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, God’s son. He died for you on the cross and wants to give you the power to do greater things than you’ve ever imagined.

You can be a partner with God in miracles. Why not make a list of the things you want, and how you want God to use you before you go to heaven? Do it Now!

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