Before I begin, Evangelist Catherine and I want to send our condolences 

to the family and friends of Sister Jordan Asher.

The Urban Dictionary defines the statement “any given Sunday” as meaning: “No matter what the oddsmakers say, on any given Sunday any team can beat any other team.”

To broaden this statement everyday we should strive to do our very best. We cannot take anything or anyone for granted. No one should ever be looked over.

There is an old story about The Tortoise and the Hare. The moral of the story is "One’s weakest opponent should never be underestimated." In the story, the rabbit is beat by the turtle in a race because the rabbit took a nap and underestimated the turtle's ability to pass him up.

“On any given night” there is the opportunity for us to not be “on our game.” There is always the potential of our just not doing well in some situation. However, we can end the day believing that we did our best if we really did.

This is why we must always strive to be ready for whatever might come our way in life. While every day we cannot always be at the “top of our game” we can every day strive to have “no stone left unturned.”

“Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” (St. Matthew 24:42-44)

Antonio Browder shares: “You just never know on any given night your worst team can come after the best teams and win!”

It’s important that we strive to always send our best effort forward in whatever situation comes our way. Cliff Johnson shares “What you put into it is what you get out of it.”

It makes great sense in a spirit of reciprocity that we strive to treat people in a great manner. Nita shares: “How you treat people is what you will get in return.”

We are to always: “Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.” (1 Peter 3:15-17)

Rick Morehead lifts up the terms “Legacy-Joy-Precious.” These three words Rick points out should fuel one’s desire that their legacy is a joyful journey in life as one gives their best towards it.

It’s stated: “Everyday might not be a masterpiece but every day in the Lord will be a major piece from the Master!”

Peace with justice, be blessed real good, attend worship, and families matter.

Dr. Carson serves as Pastor for Saint Paul A.M.E. Church, Indianapolis, Indiana. He is the founder of “Refreshing” A Ministry for Pastors, Ministers, and Laity Needing Restoration, Refreshing, and Healing. A Personal & Professional Development Ministry.

He may be reached by e-mail at carsonvision@acd.net

Haley Cawthon can be reached at haley.church@kokomotribune.com or on Twitter @HaleyCawthon.

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