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Devotionals by Dr. Jeff Schreve

WHY ON EARTH ARE YOU HERE?

"But the God in whose hand are your life-breath and ways, you have not glorified." Daniel 5:23

I remember taking a test in my college history class where I misread the essay question.  I wrote and wrote and wrote … and it was all wrong.  UGH!  I got a low “D” on that exam – thank God there were other test questions I didn’t blow – the worst test grade I ever made in college.  My problem was simple: I missed the point of the question.  I spent a good portion of the allotted test time writing lots of information I had learned that was inconsequential to the question the teacher posed.  No wonder I got a “D.”  I was a dummy for missing the obvious!

ARE YOU MISSING THE OBVIOUS IN LIFE?

I spent an hour of my life missing the obvious, and I paid for it when the grades came out. But, can you imagine the tragedy of spending the hours of your entire life missing the obvious? Can you imagine the horror of getting an “F” in life … with no chance of a do-over?

Why are you here on this earth, anyway? To make money? To get married and have children? To enjoy the finer things? To slug it out, Monday throughFriday, in a job you don’t really like so you can live it up and party like a rock star on the weekends? Why did God make you and put you here? What is your purpose for being?

God made you to glorify Him. Isaiah tells us that fact – “Bring all who claim me as their God, for I have made them for my glory.  It was I who created them” (Is. 43:7 NLT).  To glorify God means you honor and exalt Him, you live your life to please Him.

Belshazzar, the king of Babylon, was told by Daniel the prophet in October of 539 BC that his number was up. God was calling in his loan on life. Belshazzar had chosen to spend his years on the earth living for sin and self. God had graciously given him life and every single breath, yet Belshazzar chose to spit in God’s face. He did not acknowledge God, nor give Him the honor and thanks that He is rightly due. How terrible. How tragic. How costly.

GETTING IT RIGHT

If you want your life to count, if you want to spend your days on the right path, answering the right question, then spend your life glorifying God. Make each day a day where you honor God and give Him thanks for His goodness and grace. Make every choice with God’s glory in mind. You see, He doesn’t owe you or me anything. All He does for us is an undeserved gift of His love. Each breath you take comes from God … so, be grateful, thankful, and mindful of it.

Paul said, “Whether, then, you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Cor. 10:31). As you work your job today, work for His glory. As you go about your household chores, labor for His glory. As you go through school, study for His glory. It doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you do it to honor Him. Martin Luther used to say, “A dairy maid can milk cows to the glory of God.”

May you and I get this thing called “life” right.  May we live out all our days “to the praise of the glory of His grace” (Eph. 1:6).  He alone is worthy.  Living for any other glory is answering the wrong question.

Love, 

Pastor Jeff Schreve,
From His Heart Ministries


Dr. Jeff Schreve believes that no matter how badly you may have messed up in life, God still loves you and has a wonderful plan just for you. From His Heart provides real truth, love and hope on over 700 radio stations each day, in 182 countries each week on TV, and is always available online.  Pastor Jeff takes no income from this ministry. All donations go to furthering the broadcast outreach. As a listener/viewer supported ministry, we thank you for joining with us to help speak the truth in love to a lost and hurting world. Go to www.fromhisheart.org for more information.

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About From His Heart

From His Heart Ministries is the TV, Radio and Internet broadcast outreach of Dr. Jeff Schreve who believes that no matter how badly you have messed up in life, God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life. We’re on mission to help a new generation discover their creator through the preaching of the compassionate, relevant, yet uncompromised truth of the Gospel. Pastor Jeff speaks the truth in love with clear biblical content combined with engaging, personal stories. His messages are filled with life-giving principles for everyday living and eternal assurance.

On Television: From His Heart is seen each week on Lightsource and also around the world on The Hillsong Channel, NRBTV, The Walk TV, and hundreds of TV stations across America and around the world. Go to Click Here to find the station near you.

On Radio: Click Here to listen to the daily radio broadcast available on OnePlace.com as well as 720+ outlets across America.

About Dr. Jeff Schreve

Jeff's life has been radically changed by Jesus Christ.
Growing up in a church-going home, Jeff learned a lot about God, but he did not know God. He believed in Jesus in the same way he believed in George Washington: he knew Jesus was real, but had not personally met Him. All this changed one night after a Young Life meeting when he was alone in his bedroom. There Jeff saw his need for Christ and His forgiveness and surrendered his life to Jesus.

As a student at the University of Texas, Jeff grew in his Christian life. He graduated with a degree in business and moved back home to Houston, Texas to start a career in business. There he met his future wife, Debbie, at a single's group meeting at Champion Forest Baptist Church. They were married in 1986 and have been blessed with a wonderful relationship and three awesome daughters and two beautiful grandchildren.

A New Direction
After spending 13 years as a chemical salesman, God called Dr. Schreve to preach. He left his secure position and moved his family to North Carolina to attend Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. It was a scary and difficult move to make ... but it was one of the best decisions they have ever made. One year later, God called them to serve on staff at Champion Forest Baptist Church. In 2000, he completed his Master of Divinity degree graduating from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He graduated with a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2014 from Southeastern Seminary.

Jeff Schreve has been the senior Pastor of First Baptist Texarkana in 2003, a growing and exciting church with 4500+ members.

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