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Have A Blessed Day

A day does not go by without someone telling me, "Have a blessed day." 

I don't know about any one else, but I am having a hard time figuring out what that means. 

One day someone told me to "Have a blessed day" and the oil light came on in my car.  That cost me $300.

Another day, someone told me, "Have a blessed day," and my doctor prescribed a pill that's costing me $91 a month.

One day last week I was buying fried chicken and the girl behind the counter told me to "Have a blessed day."  I got home and part of my order was missing.  I'm still hungry!

So, what exactly does "Have a blessed day" mean?

The word "bless," in one form or another, is found in the Bible 463 times.

The word "day" is found 2,280 times.

Both words, "blessed" and "day" are found in 14 verses.

But the number of times the two words are together forming the phrase "blessed day," is zero.

The number of times the Bible records Abraham saying, "Have a blessed day," is zero.

The number of times the Bible records King David saying, "Have a blessed day," is zero.

The number of times the Bible records Jesus the Messiah saying, or instructing any of His followers to say, "Have a blessed day," is zero.

So why do so many professing Christ followers say it?

As I see it in the Bible, God blesses people, not the day we happen to be in.

The truth about today is that today is a day on a cursed planet that is totally out of whack.  (Read Genesis 3:14–19.)

Today is a day that we are not in Heaven yet.

Today is a day of uncertainty.  (Read Proverbs 27:1)

If today is the day of the Rapture, it will be a blessed day. 

But if it is another earth-bound day, I will not tease myself with the spiritual fantasy that the day can be blessed. 

I will ask the Lord to help me live Psalm 118:24

"This is the day that the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."

With a whole lot of God's help, I will be glad inside the day, maybe in parts of the day, but not because of the day.

Let's all commit to talking like God talks.

"If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God" (1 Peter 4:11).

How do you feel when people tell you, "Have a blessed day?"

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