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* TODAY’S WORD * Die empty One of the most beautiful books to read is "Die Empty" by Todd Henry. The author was inspired and got this idea of writing this book while attending a business meeting. When the director asked the audience: "Where is the richest land in the world?" One of the audiences answered: "Oil-rich Gulf states." Another added: "Diamond mines in Africa." Then the director said: "No it is the cemetery. Yes, it is the richest land in the world, because millions of people have departed, "they have died" and they carried many valuable ideas that did not come to light and benefited others. It is all in the cemetery where they are buried." Inspired by this answer, Todd Henry wrote his book "Die empty." Where he did his best to motivate people to pour out their ideas and potential energies in their communities and turn them into something useful before it is too late. The most beautiful of what he said in his book is: "Do not go to your grave and carry inside you the best that you have. Always choose to die empty The TRUE meaning of this expression is to die empty of all the goodness that is within you. Deliver it to the world, before you leave If you have an idea perform it. If you have knowledge give it out. If you have a goal achieve it. Love, share and distribute, do not keep it inside. If the Final Hour comes upon one of you while he has in his hand a sapling, then let him plant it." Shall we begin to give and remove and spread every atom of goodness inside us? Start the race .... Die Empty There were three ships nearby when the Titanic sunk. One of them was known as the Sampson. It was 7 miles away from the Titanic and they saw the white flares signalling danger, but because the crew had been hunting seals illegally and didn't want to be caught, they turned and went the opposite direction away from the Titanic. This ship represents those of us who are so busy in our own sin and lives that we can't recognize when someone else is in need. The next ship was the Californian. This ship was only 14 miles away from the Titanic, but they were surrounded by ice fields and the captain looked out and saw the white flares, but because the conditions weren't favourable and it was dark, he decided to go back to bed and wait until morning. The crew tried to convince themselves that nothing was happening. This ship represents those of us who say I can't do anything now. The conditions aren't right and so we wait until conditions are perfect before going out. The last ship was the Carpathia. This ship was actually headed in a southern direction 58 miles away from the Titanic when they heard the distress cries over the radio. The captain of this ship knelt down, prayed to God for direction and then turned the ship around and went full steam ahead through the ice fields. This was the ship that saved the 705 survivors of the Titanic.
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