Greatness — LPGA Christian Fellowship

This past week was filled with some special moments.

It’s not every day that a person has the opportunity to share encouraging words with professional athletes who love the Lord. I received a call from Cris Stevens, the Director of the LPGA Christian Fellowship asking if I would speak to their group while they were in the Coachella Valley for the Kraft Nabisco Championship golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club. Of course, I said yes! I prayed about my message and thought about how this was one of the Major tournaments on the LPGA Tour. And when any of us is in a Major, either in golf or in life, we need a great trust. So my message was, When You Need A Great Trust, You Need To Know A Great God.

As soon as I arrived, I met with Cris Stevens, a wonderful friend who is such a blessing both to me and to those spectacular women athletes on the LPGA Tour. She travels from tournament to tournament throughout the world, and holds a weekly meeting on Tuesday nights encouraging the pro women golfers in their relationship with the Lord. Attending the Fellowship this week were LPGA players, caddies, family members and friends.

Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.
Psalm 9:10

What a joy to be able to share from Psalm 9:10! I talked about David and how his trust in God enabled him to fight a giant. We all face giants in life. But God is greater than any giant and will give us the strength, courage, and wisdom to face any obstacle that comes our way. I shared how to spend time with God every day increases our trust in God. Knowing God is what life is all about. We had a powerful time together talking about the greatness and glory of God. I prayed for them and talked with many of the players and caddies after the meeting.

Then, on Thursday, the first day of the tournament, my new study of Run Before The Wind — A Quiet Time Experience made its debut at Southwest Community Church with more than 150 women attending. And surprise,s urprise! Who do you think arrived as our surprise guest! None other than Cris Stevens of the LPGA Christian Fellowship. I introduced her to an adoring group of women — many avid golfers — and told the story of our terrific LPGA Christian Fellowship meeting on Tuesday night. Well, they clapped and cheered, excited to hear how God is working on the LPGA Tour. I spoke on the power of the Holy Spirit and how God works to spread the good news in and through us. He is surely doing that through Cris Stevens and those who know Christ on the LPGA Tour.

You know, dear friends, I surely do love that picture of me with Cris Stevens. Just seeing her face reminds me of how the Lord is spreading His love in and through us to others throughout the world. We will never really know all the lives the Lord touches in and through us as we faithfully walk with Him from day to day. What a privilege to have spent this week with Cris and those LPGA players. I pray that the Lord will continue to pour out His blessings and grace on them.

♥ God bless you in the great adventure of knowing Him!


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