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Seize the Day

Before entering the broadcasting field, Jim Valvano led the North Carolina State University basketball team to a national championship.Then cancer developed in his lower back. Invited to address the Duke University squad, Jim had this to say: "Life changes when you least expect it to. The future is uncertain. So, seize this day, seize this moment, and make the most of it."

God gives us an urgent directive in Hebrews 3:13, "But exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin." Why is there such a strong insistence on today?

It may be that today, this very day, could be the last one in your time here on earth. Today may be your last opportunity to obey God's plan of salvation, or to share His love with a friend or loved one.

James has this warning about presuming upon our tomorrows: "Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away" (James 4:14).

Seize the opportunities that God gives you today. That's sound advice - not just for basketball players, but for all of us. —Vernon C. Grounds

Glad Tidings of Good Things
Volume 14 June 5, 2008

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