Giving A Positive No In A Yes World (15 of 27) by Jim Henry
This content is part of a series.Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L. B. McLeod Road
Orlando, Florida 32805-6691
Reprinted from Radio Program, "WE BELIEVE"
Program #212, CT 311062
I PETER SERIES, PT. XV
"Giving a Positive NO in a YES World"
(I Peter 2:11-12)
Beloved, I urge you as aliens and
strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts,
which wage war against the soul.
Keep your behavior excellent among the
Gentiles, so that in the thing in which
they slander you as evildoers, they may
on account of your good deeds, as they
observe them, glorify God in the day of
In the November issue of the Golf Digest, there is an interesting
article on the mini-tour of the golf circuit, and I want to quote from
One fellow who makes a comfortable living on the
mini-tours is Dick Mast, a leading money-winner for
the last two winters on the Space Coast Tour. With
a wife, Roberta, and two young boys, Rich, 4 and
four month old Joshua, Mast decided he and his
family are better off living in one town, playing
the minitour, rather than in forty, playing the PGA
"-It is such an advantage to stay in one place and
still be able to play tournament golf for pretty
good money," Mast says. "I have a home in Orlando,
and I'm sleeping in the same bed every night. I
can be with my wife and kids and my expenses are
much less. And the best thing," he says, "is that
I can take off one or two days a week so I can
enjoy some other things in life, which ultimately
helps me in my game."
Mast and his wife are deeply committed to their
church, and he claims his spiritual beliefs saved
his career and possibly his life.
"When I first got on the minitour, golf was so much
a priority, it was the only thing I ever thought
about. Then, I got to the point that the bills
started piling up and I wasn't making much money
and I got pretty low. Really low. I was very
close to a nervous breakdown. I'd always believed
in God intellectually, but I had to turn the
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