“PGA Professionals in the Word”
Then Jesus replied, “I assure you: The Son is not able to do anything on His own, but only what He sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, the Son also does these things in the same way”.
If I could do one thing over in my career as a club professional, it would be this: I would have made sure my family felt WELCOME at the clubs I served at. As one of my employment benefits, they provided my family with member privileges. But the sad thing, because of my selfishness. I didn’t want them to be at the club because I didn’t want them to get in the way of me serving the members and “me” making the members feel welcome. I took it to the extreme, and to this day, my wife and kids don’t really recall many happy memories of being with me at the golf course, because of the way “I” treated them when they would come to visit. This is by far my BIGGEST professional regret.
In the above verse, Jesus is talking with the Jewish leaders who were trying to accuse Him of working on the Sabbath. He goes on to tell them that He is only doing what HIS Father is doing, that what He sees Him doing, He does the same thing. The same is true of us who have watched our Dads throughout the years and how now we’re doing the same things (good and bad) that we saw our earthly fathers doing. The above verse hit me like a “lightning bolt”, when HE gave me insight to the importance of asking God to teach me how to be the Dad, He wants me to be (LOVING, gracious, forgiving, merciful). In my opinion, this is one of the greatest encouragements in Scripture to look to our heavenly Father to teach us how to love and act in one of the most important earthly roles we will ever have, called “Dad”.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for today. Bless our PGA Professionals and their families beyond measure. Please shower them with Your love, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and peace. Draw them to Yourself, have them seek Your guidance as they love and serve their wife and children. Show them the opportunity they have to be used by You to demonstrate to their children and members what You want a father to look like. I ask these things in the precious and powerful name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
If you are blessed to have family privileges at the club where you serve, I hope you will learn from one of my biggest mistakes and make sure your family comes first ALWAYS. Listen to Harry Chapin’s song “Cats and the Cradle” (link below) it sounds to me that he wrote a song about John 5:19.
Your teammate in Christ,
Bill Dando, PGA
“He is not impressed by the strength of a horse; He does not value the power of a man. The LORD values those who fear Him, those who put their hope in His faithful love.” Psalm 147:10-11
Trying to follow the Lord's will regarding ministry and the platform of golf.