A tough old cowboy once counseled his grandson that if he
wanted to live a long life, the secret was to sprinkle a pinch of
gunpowder on his cereal every morning. The grandson did this
religiously and lived to the age of 110. He left 6 children and
dozens of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great
grandchildren and a fifty-foot hole where the crematorium used
When you pass on, what kind of impression will you have
made? Will the minister have a hard time whittling down the
list of nice things to say or will he have a hard time finding
enough to say.? Hopefully, it will be the former and not the
latter. The choice is ours right now. That’s right, we are
creating our epitaph and memories right now -- not tomorrow,
It seems our tomorrows never come. Remember that project
you were going to do -- tomorrow? Remember that friend you
were going to visit -- tomorrow? Remember that debt you were
going to pay -- tomorrow? Remember that decision you were
going to make to give your life to Christ -- tomorrow?
Tomorrow never seems to arrive.
Heb. 13:8 (nlt) says, “Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday,
today and forever,” BUT you may not be. Don’t wait for
tomorrow -- it may never come. Heb. 3:7 says, “That is why the
Holy Spirit says, ‘Today you must listen to His voice.’ “ Today
is the day you need to finally decide to follow Christ -- today!
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