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I try to practice my golf game often;
Going alone to play, and concentrating on the essentials.

One day, the pro of the course noticed me.
He asked, "Are you playing alone?"
I answered, "Yes, kinda practicing."
He asked, "Mind if I play along with ya?
I said, "Certainly! IF you'll let me have 2 GOTCHAS."

I'm guessing, he didn't know what that was.
In order to show that he understood, he said
"OK, that'll be fine."

We played the first hole.
On the second tee, I was standing behind him as he
was preparing to hit the ball.
He took his stance, then began his backswing.
And, just as he began his downswing, I stretched
out my club and goosed him in the back!

Of course he struck the ball wrong, and it went in
the woods!

From then on, he played awful because he was
always anticipating that 2nd GOTCHA!


1 Peter 5:8-9
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil,
as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same
afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

LIGHT from the WORD.

We need to PRACTICE our Christianity!
And, we need to REMEMBER that the ole devil is ALWAYS
lurking around, trying to slip in a GOTCHA!

“Be sober” – alert, awake, not drunken on or with the wines
or niceties of this world.

“Be vigilant” – on guard, watchful, not lax concerning the
care of your character.

“Resist” – fight the “good fight” of faith;
remain active in the things of God.

Be “Stedfast” – relying totally upon our Lord, utilizing the
resources of faith: prayer, Bible study, Christian fellowship.

Remember, you're chosen to be a soldier!
And, you are at WAR with your adversary the devil!

Our only means of being “strong” is to employ closeness
with our Lord and remain active in His work!

Be READY for the GOTCHAS of life!

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce