Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday's Meditation--Poker and Freedom

You never know where you may find bits of wisdom. Consider this man--Doyle F. Brunson (born August 10, 1933) an American professional poker player who has played professionally for over 50 years. He is the first two-time World Series of Poker main event champion to win consecutively, a Poker Hall of Fame inductee, and the author of several books on poker.  He was the first player to earn $1 million in poker tournaments.
Doyle Brunson said, "Dear God, I have a problem; it's me." Unfortunately I share this same problem.

Paul, the apostle, says the exact thing in Romans 7: 15, 18-19, 24-25 I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate....And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t.  I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway...Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord (NLT) 

 Now that is something to  treasure!
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  1. WOW! playing poker for 50 years!!!!

  2. G.K. Chesterton said sort of the same thing and I always agree with that statement with my whole heart. I think that is interesting that man has played poker so long, I bet it is something to watch.

  3. Okay I have a problem too - and its me! sandie

  4. Goodness, I've lots of catching up to do!
    Once again, I've learned something here; you've quite a "way with words", Marti!

  5. We've seen him many times on poker after dark, one of my DH favorites.
    I'd never have enough courage to even play.

    But love what he said....
    hugs Lynn

  6. I have a's me. God says "I have a's me."
    I can't imagine playing poker for 50 years, he must be really good now!