The Ultimate Bucket List. When Jesus is our life our energy will not be consumed with other attachments

Posted: May 18, 2013 in Distraction, Lifestyle, Lordship, Priorities
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EXPLORE   A deeper look at 2 Corinthians 5:17 shows that when we choose to follow Jesus we are not some genetically modified person but rather we are completely new. The ways we thought about life no longer work when Jesus is our life. Colossians 3:1-3 gets to the point even more by driving a larger nail into our former bucket list lifestyle by telling us to focus on what really matters and not to get caught up in the pursuit of the beautiful cultural lifestyle that ends up in the junkyard. It is true that God has put into each our our lives diverse passions that when pursued honor him. But that is the point-they should bring honor to him.

CONSIDER   What does it really look like to say that Jesus is your life? Do you curl up on a couch with a Bible and read it 24/7? Is there room for passion of any kind other than prayer? What about the coffee shop you want to add to your “coffeelogy” list? How do you determine what to spend your money on? What are the larger temptations that tend to win as you deal with this? What is the root motivation that keeps you giving into these temptations and not experiencing what matters most to God?

LIVE   Take some time to see if Jesus or anything else is your “bucket list.” Get together with a friend or two who seriously want Jesus to be the priority of their life and discuss how this should be lived out in our culture. When Jesus is your life it affects how you use your time, finances and energy. What is on God’s heart is not “tacked on” but is rather “built into” your lifestyle.

Cover of "The Bucket List"

Cover of The Bucket List

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