A faith bucket list is a great way to grow your faith. Many people have a bucket list, but what should be on a faith bucket list? What do you want your faith to show? This blog article is an invitation to start creating your faith bucket list so that you know where you are heading and what you are aiming for. Check out the five ways I use to make my faith bucket list.
Why Make A Faith Bucket List?
A faith bucket list is a great way to get closer to God and grow your faith. It can help you become more aware of His presence and challenge you to do things you may have never thought possible.
God wants us to have an intimate relationship with Him; a faith bucket list is one way to help make that happen. It can be a fun and rewarding experience, and it's something you'll never regret doing. A faith bucket list is something you can do monthly, yearly, or however often you wish. It's not a list of things to do before you die! It's a list of things to do to draw closer to God, and we all need to renew our relationship with Him often.
The list is not limited to personal growth goals. Do you want to visit the Holy Land? That would be an excellent item for a Faith Bucket List. Do you want to learn a song you hear on the radio? Learning a song is another excellent item for your list. Don't limit yourself to ONLY study of the Bible. There's so much more to a Faith Bucket List than studying.
Where to Begin Your Faith Bucket List
If you're not sure where to start with your faith bucket list, here are five ideas to get you started:
- Pray and ask God to show you what He wants you to do.-Write your prayers in your journal. Keeping a record of your prayers is a great way to see what God is doing. You can look back on your prayers and see His answers.
- Talk to your pastors or other church leaders for guidance-Pastors and church leaders are there for us to talk with, to learn from, and to obtain spiritual guidance. Often, a Pastor or church leader knows a good direction for you to pursue. Talking to them can make your search easier.
- Look for opportunities to serve in your church-Do you love working with children? I know that most kids' ministries are always looking for help. If you love babies, the nursery is a great place to serve. Do you like helping people? If your church has a ministry that works with the community, sign up for that! You don't have to look hard to find areas in the church for you to serve. I attend a large church, and even though it may seem that everyone is already filling all the roles for service, I assure you they are still looking for people to serve.
- Look for opportunities to serve in your community.-This is one of the best ways to add items to your bucket list. Serve your community. You don't have to preach a sermon to tell others about Jesus. Helping those struggling in your community is a great way to serve. A simple cup of coffee can break the ice and allow someone to open up to you so you can find areas they need help!
- Find resources like books, websites, or articles to help develop your faith bucket list-This is an endless list! But add a few good books to your faith bucket list. You want uplifting books to draw you closer to the Lord.
You Have Your List-Now What?
- Pray more. This is always a priority. I can't use my list to grow my faith if I don't talk to the Father!
- Read the Bible more. I love reading God's Word and learning more about His character and His plan for my life.
- Worship more. There is nothing like lifting my hands in worship and singing my heart out to my Savior. It is one of my favorite things to do. Sing, play the radio, or stream some great worship music and lose yourself in that time with Jesus.
- Serve more. I am so blessed to be able to serve others in need, and it is something that I am passionate about.
- Witness more. Sharing my faith with others is one of the most rewarding things I can do, and I want to do it more often.
What Are the Benefits of Making a Faith Bucket List?
Some benefits of making a faith bucket list include the following:
- Grow closer to God
Making a list of things you want to do in your faith journey can help you focus on your relationship with God and intentionally grow closer to Him. As you check items off your list, you’ll likely reflect on your progress and deepen your connection with the Divine.
- Challenge you to try new things.
Part of growing in your faith is being open to new experiences. A faith bucket list can challenge you to step out of your comfort zone and try something different. Maybe there’s a type of prayer you’ve always wanted to try or a Bible study method that intrigues you – now is the time to give it a go!
- It can give you a sense of accomplishment.
Crossing items off any bucket list usually comes with a sense of satisfaction and achievement. With a faith-based list, you can take pride in knowing that you’re actively working on spiritually becoming the best version of yourself. And as an added bonus, completing items on your list may inspire others in their spiritual journeys.
Grab your journal, and let's get to making our Faith Bucket List! What's your first entry?