I was deeply saddened when I heard that Dr. Myles Munroe, his wife, Ruth, and their traveling companions had gone home to be with the Lord after being involved in a plane crash in the Bahamas. We have truly lost a general in the faith who will be sorely missed. In light of the fact that Dr. Munroe has passed, it serves as a reminder that tomorrow is not promised to any of us. God could call us home at any time. Therefore, we need to be about our Father’s business. That means whatever gifts and talents He has placed in us, we need to do our best to get them out to the world to glorify God as quickly as we can. We need to move in the timing of the Holy Spirit without delay because, as Mike Murdock once said, “Delayed obedience is rebellion.”
Dr. Munroe said in an interview with Jeff Koinage of the JKL Show, “I want to challenge every[one] to go to the cemetery and disappoint the graveyard. Die like the Apostle Paul who said I have finished my course, I have kept the faith and I have been poured out like a drink offering. There is nothing left. I am ready to die. That’s how I wanna die.” He continued, “When you die, die like I am planning to die. Empty.” (http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000140968/motivational-speaker-dr-myles-munroe-who-spoke-of-his-death-at-jkl-show-dies).
That being said, I’d like to share a poem I wrote that expresses Dr. Munroe’s sentiments entitled, Die Empty. I want to encourage you to do what is necessary to make sure you get all of your gifts and talents that God deposited in you out to the world and refuse to die with untapped potential. To let your gifts lie dormant in you and not ever be used to help others or glorify God is a tragedy. Therefore, you must do your best to “leave it all on the field for Christ” and die empty! I hope this poem encourages, uplifts and inspires you to empty yourself of all that God has deposited in you. Be blessed!
I am determined to die empty,
Every gift, every talent God has placed in me,
Will be used for His eternal glory,
I am destined to live victoriously.
I’ll pour myself out like a drink offering,
I’ll overcome any obstacle that Satan brings,
In my heart, sing a song of thanksgiving,
As I accomplish my goals, God’s praises I’ll sing.
The battle may be fierce and hot,
But I will not succumb to Satan’s plot.
I will give it everything I’ve got,
Mediocrity will never be my lot.
My life will count, you wait and see,
I will not accept “what will be, will be.”
Everything God put in will come out of me,
I’ll live Spirit filled, but I’ll die empty.
Copyright 2013 by Tracey L. Moore
Taken from my book, Oasis for My Soul: Poems and Inspirational Writings for Spiritual Growth
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