My boss and friend, Tim Holcomb, introduced me to the game of Golf in 2000. In my first round of golf at Falls Creek Falls State Park, my posted score was 157, although I probably swung at the ball at least 357 times. For my efforts, I received the golf flip flops (complete with spikes) for the most sand shots. It was such a humiliating and exhilarating experience.
Truthfully, I instantly loved the game and golf has become a passion. Tennessee has hundreds of golf courses. My home course is Kings Creek Golf Course in Spring Hill, Tennessee. I really enjoy the layout of this Arnold Palmer design. As a golfer, you always desire to play any and every course that you pass. Just to experience, the rub of the green and to have the thrill of conquering the unique challenges of that golf course. One day, I hope to play the Brentwood Country Club. Each day going to work, I pass one of its holes and it reminds me of my love for Golf and how really exclusive golf can be.
Exclusive…Only members and their guests are welcome. Is that how people feel when they come to your church? Only members and their guests are welcome. Is that how they feel, when they know we are Christians, but we fail to share the gospel. My theological belief is that Jesus died for everyone. Everyone has a choice to accept Jesus or reject Jesus.
I have a passion for Golf, but do I really have a burden for golfers. Do my actions demonstrate the belief that Jesus is the only way to heaven?
Jesus, give me a burden for the golfer, to listen to their story, and to have opportunities to share your story with fellow golfers. Lord, reveal ways that I can use my love for golf to bring glory to you. (And if possible, could you bless me with a hole in one?)
What’s your passion? Let’s give our passions to Christ and allow him to use them to reach our great state. Join me in praying for golfers.