Is Your Day Blessed?

Oftentimes, we grab a hold of words, phrases or sentences and without thought, repeat them for years. Some are passed down from generations! My sister and I find ourselves analyzing or trying to define words that we heard while growing up.  Sometimes, we have a good laugh because we realize that some were just shortened (down home – abbreviated) words or in some cases, the words were used out of context….All a part of growing up and conversing with family, neighbors and friends. I’m thankful for those memories and for the beauty and blessing of reflection.

Speaking of “blessing”, an out-of-the-box thought floated through my head earlier this week.  How many times have you uttered the words, “Have a blessed day.”?  How many times has someone spoken those words to you, whether sincerely, casually or cordially, just because it seems like one of the nicest things that can be said to someone?  No harm, no foul—It is a good thing! The smooth utterance and soft tone of those words make most people feel good.

As I prayed on this beautiful morning, in my normal special place, thanking God for the blessed day that He allowed me to be a part of, I also asked that He help me to make the most of that particular day, that was already blessed by Him. The day, simply being a blessing because it was His creation. Wow! This means that having a blessed day is a given. Everyone was going to have one that day, because every single day that we’re given an opportunity to live another day is a blessing bestowed upon us because of God’s grace and mercy.

So….Every day is a blessing, by default. Everything God created is a blessing in some way, right? So maybe instead of the normal “Have a blessed day”, would it be just as appropriate to try, “Make the most of this blessed day” or “Enjoy this blessed day” or something to that effect? Nothing different has to happen in order for the day to be anything other than blessed. There’s nothing a person can do to change the status of an already blessed day. You may not have had the kinda of day that you deem as “good”, but no doubt, the day is always a blessing!! No exceptions!

Remember that no matter what, every second, every minute, every hour of every morning, afternoon, evening, and night were all blessed at Creation. So, as you read through this post, reflect on your day. Ask yourself if today seemed like a blessed day. Trust me, your answer will always be Yes!  Why? It is because Psalms 118:24 states, “This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it“.

It is important, as believers in the Creator and the Creation, that we make the most of every day and that we believe in our hearts that they were created as blessings for us to enjoy, to love, to forgive, to worship, to serve, to study His word, to grow spiritually, to give praise, to share God’s goodness, and to be thankful. A day is an awesome gift!! With that being said, don’t be mistaken, I’ll always accept or receive someone telling me to have a blessed day, as it is truly endearing and I sincerely appreciate the kind words. However, I’m fully aware and content in the fact that it, The Day, is indeed already blessed by God and I have to make the important decision to make the absolute best of it!!!!!

Peace & Blessings
Lisa B

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Sandra Raynor says:

    Praise God for the Blesser!!!!

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  2. Shameeka Wade says:

    During a phone conversation at work I asked her how was she doing, her response was I’m Blessed, I’m Blessed! But by the time the conversation was over, I don’t think this was a true response. She was telling me how sick her aunt is and she wouldn’t be here much longer, my response was but she is still here. She went on to tell me how her husband lost his job and it’s been tough making ends meet, my response was but you and him both are still here. Conversation ended with her telling me things are not as bad as could be! Choose your words carefully, you telling me to have a blessed day is not what I need to hear if it’s not sincere! Just my two cents! Thanks LB lol

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  3. vbruintonncrrcom says:

    Amen, everyday is a blessing! 

    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

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  4. Jaquita Cherry-Richardson says:

    Have A Blessed Day…often times delivered when someone really would rather be rude to you but manages to spit out Have A Blessed Day instead, at the end of almost every answering machine, and living in NC I’m about to think those words have become a synonym for Hello. As you stated, a blessed day is already promised. When I hear the words its as if the person is taking on a God-like position. I figure when people tell me to have a blessed day they are unaware that I already have favor for the day. I find myself saying Thank You because maybe they are using those words like they would use the words Take Care and no harm is meant…and I try hard to drop the generalizations about “Over Religious” folks; if that makes sense. FYI: I wish you a day filled with happiness and joy works for me!!!

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  5. Sharon Watson says:

    Funny that you posted this. A friend and I were discussing how blessed we are to get out of bed everyday. So many of our friends have died or have an illness. Blessings do not have to be tangible. Being sane, healthy and happy are blessings. Our God is so good! He gives us blessings that are not visible to the eye unless you share it from within. I never thought I would say this but maturity (age lol) is reality and I am blessed to still be able to do what I did on 10/9/62 and that is LIVE.

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