“Do what you can with what you have left.”  – Jay Carty

Thank you Jay Carty for answering the questions to Words of Hope.

Jay is in the Fred Crowell Hall of Fame book for spiritual giants. The 6′ 9″ former Oregon State University All American and Los Angeles Laker stands even taller in the game of LIFEBALL (the best game on earth).

Jay is the founder of YES ministries. Jay has been saying YES to Jesus for 45 years. Between the two of us we have been teammates for Jesus for 95 years. As in hoops, I’ve tried to get him the ball.

Carefully read Jay’s answers to the questions I posed on a recent Daily Words of Hope.

Better yet, do the hard work; answer these questions yourself so that you can “Do what you can with what you have left.”

God bless you Jay Carty. Thank you for the 45 years I have seen you live Christ with all your mind, heart, and soul. You clearly have lived St. Paul’s definition, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” – Galatians 2:20 

Jay Carty’s Answers:

1. Why am I awake, rather (alive)?

I was given 2.5 years to live 5 years ago. I am supposed to do what I can with what I have left and get to know my Savior and Father more and more in the process.

2.  Why am I excited about what I get to do today?

My days are filled with divine appointments. It is always exciting to see what God is going to do.

3. What makes life worth living? 

After 60 years with one woman our love for each other continues to grow. I’ve spent 45 years walking with my Savior and my love for Him continues to grow. I am anxious for heaven but I’d like a little more time with my wife and I’d like to learn more about my Jesus before I meet him face to face.

4. What stops us from answering these game changer questions?

Busy-ness and the tyranny of the urgent. It is hard to keep the main thing central in our increasingly busy world.


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