Everyone seemed to be struck last week by the player (sorry, we didn't catch his name) who reached Day 5 of the Main Event, yet told the interviewer it was simply another game. He treated poker's biggest contest like another day at the office.
We can understand having that kind of mental approach -- but at some point, you'd think the "thrill of the moment" would kick in. We'd guess it's like reaching the 20,000-foot mark in a climb up Mount Everest. It's a big milestone, even if you don't make it all the way to the top.
How do you approach a poker tournament -- or for that matter, the dawning of a new day? Has it become ho-hum and "old hat"? If it has, maybe you need a fresh perspective....
This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. - Psalm 118:24
Believers realize God has made every day. And one of the background dramas of life is that we don't know how many days He's given us.
Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. - Psalm 90:12
Have you ever stopped to count how many days old you are, as opposed to years? We've done the math -- and by the time you reach "age 55," you'll have lived more than 20,000 days. We should be thankful for each day God gives, and live as if that daily gift is valuable.
You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Each man's life is but a breath. Selah. - Psalm 39:5
Our only hope for a breath beyond this life is through God resurrecting us -- and he offers eternal life to those who will believe in His Son, Jesus Christ. Is that offer so valuable to you that you'll accept that great prize? Or is it nothing special?