"For skillful and godly Wisdom is better than rubies or pearls,
and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared with it." Proverbs 8:11 Amplified

Sunday, November 22, 2009


“Tomorrow I’ll call my family, tomorrow I’ll think about what I need to do to become a missionary, tomorrow I’ll talk to that friend of mine, tomorrow I’ll think about that book God wants me to write.”

Sound familiar?

How do you know what is going to happen tomorrow? For the length of your lives is as uncertain as the morning fog-now you see it; soon it is gone. What you ought to say is, "If the Lord wants us to, we shall live and do this or that." James 4:14-15 TLB

Today an anointed man of God went home to be with Jesus. Pastor Billy Joe Daugherty of Victory Christian Center in Tulsa, OK died at 4:04am. He was diagnosed with cancer in October. Pastor Daugherty was 57 years old. The people he has pastored for 30 years are so grateful that he didn’t say, “I’ll start pastoring tomorrow.” They received the gift that God placed in him because he used it to minister life to those God put before him.

I am grieved at the loss of a great man of God but it has pricked me to think on my life. Am I giving each day of my life to the role that God has placed before me? Or am I wasting time thinking I’ll always have tomorrow?

What about you? How are you capitalizing on the days that God has given you? Are you filling up and emptying out every day?


Jim Marr said...

Good word. It is important to fill up the days with the "important" things. I didn't quite get through my "to do" list yesterday, but some more important things popped up. I'm glad the Lord allowed me to admit that some of the less important things could "wait until tomorrow" so I could provide a listening ear to a brother in Christ (or any number of things the Lord may lead us to do).


Need More Words said...

Amen Jim. It's discerning which are the important "do today" things and which are the "do tomorrow", not quite as urgent,but still important things.
I wish it was clear what each day should look like. Some days may start out with clear blue sky and in the middle of the day it has clouded over and unsureness has seeped in.

Tamika: said...

I'm sorry for your loss, and the community of people, family where this great man ministered.

I really appreciate your words they gave me a lot to mull over.