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From His Heart - Week of June 12

  • 2009 Jun 12

Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.  James 4:14

Have you ever noticed how we tend to bank on tomorrow?  Have you ever noticed how we tend to think we have LOTS of time to get things right with God and get things right with others because death is such a LONG way off?  Hmmm.     

A few years ago, I conducted the funeral of a friend of mine.  He was one of my basketball buddies, and we played together quite often.  One Sunday afternoon, David was playing ball at the playground.  After a made basket, he turned to run down court and fell down in a heap.  He suffered a massive heart attack and was dead before he hit the ground.  He was 42 years old and seemingly in good shape.      
Last Saturday, I conducted the funeral of another basketball friend of mine.  He also died of a massive heart attack.  He was 48 years old and full of life.        


God does not promise us tomorrow.  Our lives are a vapor, a puff of smoke.  They are here one minute and gone the next.  Like the morning fog that rolls in and rolls out, so is the brevity of life.  

Because life is so brief and tomorrow is not promised, it is critical to MAKE THE MOST OF TODAY.  Are you doing that?  

Joe's Crab Shack used to have a sign in front of the restaurant, "Free Crabs. Tomorrow." The only problem was "tomorrow" never came.  Don't put off for tomorrow. because tomorrow may never come.  


1. Do you know that you are right with God?  If YOU had a massive heart attack, would you go to heaven?  Have you surrendered your life to Jesus Christ and received His forgiveness and salvation?  Do you know for sure that your name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life?  If not, receive Him TODAY! 
2. Do you have things right with family and friends?  Is there someone you need to forgive?  Is there someone you need to ask to forgive you?  Do it TODAY!  

3. Are there people who have made a great difference in your life and you have never told them.  Tell them TODAY!  Write them a letter TODAY!

4. Are your kids growing up before your eyes. and you are too busy with work and the cares of life to really notice them or spend quality time with them?  Spend time with them TODAY! 

God has given us "today."  That is all we have. so make every day count.  As the poem says, "Only one life will soon be past, only what's done for Christ will last." 



Jeff Schreve

Jeff Schreve is Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Texarkana, Texas. He and his wife Debbie have been married for over 20 years and are blessed with three wonderful girls. Jeff began From His Heart Ministries, a radio and television ministry, in January of 2005. This ministry is completely listener/viewer supported. It continues only through the faithful and generous gifts of people like you. Pastor Jeff takes no salary from this ministry. All gifts go to further the broadcast.  


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