Links Daily Devotional

More on the ‘I’ in LINKS

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33, KJV)

UCLA coaching legend John Wooden said, “The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is looking.”

Last month I wrote about being people of Integrity in the small things, citing Tom Kite for calling a shot on himself at Pinehurst in the Hall of Fame Classic. If Wooden would have been there that day, I picture the famed coach giving Tom a smiling nod.

Followers of Jesus are to be “salt and light.” Their light is to “shine before others so they may see their good works and glorify their Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:13-16, ESV).

The nineteenth century English writer William J. Toms said, “Be careful how you live. You may be the only Bible some person ever reads.”

“Let us not love in word and talk but in deed and in truth,” the apostle John wrote (1 John 3:18, ESV)

The core value of the Links Player found in the ‘I’ of our acrostic also means the Integration of our private faith and public life.

We are salt.

We are light.

We do not try to be these things. God planned it so. And so we are.

We are the hands and feet of Jesus.

We do have a private faith. Our time alone is important. But our faith is to be integrated with the marketplace. Where’s ours? For most of us, it includes the world of golf.

It has been my conviction since the first day of our ministry in golf that we, as brothers and sisters who love God and golf, would touch lives of those who might never darken the door of the church. I still believe this can be done by those who let their inner faith penetrate into the world.

Jim Hiskey
June 22, 2016
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