Greg Laurie Harvest Daily Devotional

Leave a 75th Birthday Greeting to Honor Dr. Michael Youssef for His Ministry!
<< Greg Laurie Daily Devotions

Make Every Day Count - Greg Laurie Daily Devotion - July 1, 2016

Make Every Day Count

Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom. - (Psalm 90:12)

I read that more than $2 billion worth of antiaging cosmetics are sold in the United States every year. But as much as we spend on all of those ointments and creams, they aren’t going to stop the inevitable march of time.

We don’t know how long we will live. Psalm 90:10 says, “Seventy years are given to us! Some even live to eighty.” Many make it to age seventy. Some even make it to their eighties. Pastor Chuck Smith was eighty-six when he went to be with the Lord. George Beverly Shea, Billy Graham’s longtime worship leader, lived past one hundred.

But we don’t know when our number will be up, so we need to deal with that reality. The Bible says, “Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom” (Psalm 90:12). There is nothing we can do to turn back the clock.

If you are younger, don’t tune me out, because no one knows when his or her life will come to an end. Your life could end in your forties or even in your thirties. The Lord called my son home at age thirty-three. I can guarantee that never would have been my plan, but he was ready to meet the Lord. And we all need to be ready to meet the Lord.

Then of course, Christ could come back and call us to Heaven in the Rapture. That is why we need to be ready. For Christians this is a win-win. When we leave this world, we will go to Heaven. This doesn’t mean we want to die. But it does mean that we are ready. When that day comes, we know we will meet the Lord. In the meantime, it should motivate us to make every day count.

Copyright © 2016 by Harvest Ministries. All rights reserved.
Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996, 2004, 2007. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved.

For more relevant and biblical teaching from Pastor Greg Laurie, go to
Listen to Greg Laurie's daily broadcast on

Watch Greg Laurie's weekly television broadcast on


Give biblical truths to the children in your life!

If you want to impart spiritual insight to the kids in your life, you must be intentional about communicating in a way that is understandable, engaging, and creative. Author Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrator Jago combine beautiful images with scriptural insight in 101 simple-yet-profound devotional thoughts for kids.

Receive the Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing book when you give a gift of support to Harvest Ministries this month.


More Greg Laurie Daily Devotions Articles