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Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
 
Romans 5: 1-5 NIV
 
 

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It’s Like a Dream.

What started out as an adventure, purely performance based results turned into a nightmare. Trying to conform to this world and what looks right.

Over the last few years, as many of you guys reading this might have noticed, my golf, to say the least was nowhere. The more I worked at it, the worse it got. Signs of improvement and then into ashes yet again. Trying everything available and not available to me, seeing different coaches, literally trying everything. Nothing seemed to have any lasting effect. 

Now as I am sitting in a hotel room in Japan, having my Japanese Tour card, winning a Tri-Sanctioned event, it was only 4weeks ago when I was down and out, questioning whether I should still be playing golf, to put it mildly, my career was not paying me. 

And then. The moment came, with one foot in the Grave of life, of Golf and most things in between, the LORD opened the floodgates of heaven. You know when you plant potatoes, or actually anything for that matter, you can’t see any results until the “final product”. For seven years(after I changed my grip, trying to conform,to look right) I couldn’t see ANY results, but believing that what you put in you will get out was the only thing helping me to keep on practicing each day.

I can’t even begin to emphasize in words the true meaning of the Miracle and the magnitude of the Grace that The Lord Jesus has shown me. The true depth of HIS Sovereignty and wisdom are unparalleled. To take a situation where work, as much as I did, could do nothing but watch as everything goes up in flames, HE came and restored everything that was lost in double fold, By Grace, not through works but by Faith. 

I also understand that if you haven’t gone through a challenge This big, where everything you have ever worked for could vanish any moment, you won’t get this, but when it’s a reality and life gives you cards you are not ready for, what do you do? Like seriously, what do you do when your out of options, out of money?

I can’t give enough Praise the The Most High, the Name above every other Jesus Christ, for Breathing Life into my dry bones, for defeating death, so I don’t have to. For restoring the love I have for this game. When I was standing with one foot in the grave, HIS victory paid my price. Faith makes a fool of what makes sense.

Lastly, I can say this. What got you there, that’s what will keep your there. 

“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:12-13‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Jesus, The Way, The Truth and The Life.

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