There’s No Such Thing as Just Another Day

Just Another DayHave you ever met someone at the end of the day, perhaps your spouse or a friend, and asked them, “How was your day today,” only for them to respond, “Oh, it was just another day.”  It might be that you have responded to this question with a similar statement.  I know I have.  The phrase, “It was just another day” seems to minimize the significance of the day.  It seems to express the thought that the day was somewhat trivial with nothing special about it.  But after giving this some thought, I am convinced there is no such thing as “Just Another Day” in God’s eyes, nor should there be in ours.

Because life is a blessing from God, each day that extends our life is also a blessing from God.  Each new day we face presents us with wonderful opportunities – opportunities we will only be given for that one particular day.

Think about it; each day is another day to:

  • Enjoy God’s Blessings – James 1:17.
  • Feed on God’s Word by Studying the Scriptures – James 1:22
  • Enjoy the Beauty of the World Around You – Psalm 19:1.
  • Talk to God in Prayer – I Thessalonians 5:17.
  • Talk to Someone About the Grace of God – Romans 3:24.
  • Invite Someone to Study the Bible With You – II Timothy 2:2.
  • Invite Someone to Worship With You This Coming Sunday – Psalm 29:2.
  • Pray to God and Ask Him to Forgive You of Your Wrongs – Matthew 6:12.
  • Ask Someone You Have Wronged to Forgive You – Matthew 5:23-24.
  • Forgive Someone Who Has Wronged You – Matthew 6:14-15
  • Give Help to Someone Who Needs It – Matthew 25:31-46.
  • Thank God for His Blessings – Luke 17:11-19.
  • Raise Your Voice and Praise God in Song – James 5:13.
  • Tell Someone How Much You Appreciate Them and How Much You Are Glad to Know Them – Proverbs 27:17.
  • Thank Someone for Something They Have Done for You – Philippians 1:3.
  • Pray for Your Preacher. Thank God for What He Does and Ask God to Give Him Success in Doing God’s Work – II Thessalonians 3:1.
  • Call an Old Friend You Haven’t Seen in Awhile – Proverbs 17:17
  • Mail a Get Well Card to Someone Who Isn’t Feeling Well – Matthew 25:36.

You see, there’s really no such thing as “Just another day,” because when God gives us another day, He gives us another day filled with wonderful opportunities that will only come our way once.  Don’t let them pass you by!

The Solution to Our Nation’s Problems

cropped-open-your-bible.jpgVoters in Houston, TX cast their ballots today to decide whether or not they want to keep, or eliminate, the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance passed by the city council in 2014.  Commonly referred to as the “bathroom bill,” this ordinance would force businesses to allow men and women to use the public restroom of their choice.  The Texas Supreme Court previously ruled that Houston must either rescind this ordinance or put it on the ballot and let the voters decide.  (The ordinance failed by a wide margin.  Thank you to all those Houstonians who voted against this ordinance!)  (Re: http://www.chron.com/politics/election/local/article/HERO-results-6608562.php)

Prior to the legalization of same sex marriage, many gay couples used adoption laws as a way to form legal family ties and make them eligible for benefits.  Under this arrangement, one of the homosexual men would simply adopt the other as his son.  Now that the United States Supreme Court has ruled in favor of gay marriages one of these adopted couples, Nino Esposito and Roland Bosee of Washington, are seeking to reverse the adoption so that they would then be allowed to marry.  A judge has denied the couple’s request to marry because they are legally father and son. (Re: http://washington.cbslocal.com/2015/11/03/father-adopted-son-seek-right-to-marry-each-other/)

A popular girl’s magazine, (“American Girl,” owned by toy manufacturer Mattel) recently featured a picture of a family with two dads in an article about adoption.  The two dads, homosexual of course, are referred to in the article as “Daddy” and “Dada.” (Re: http://onemillionmoms.com/current-campaigns/american-girl-disappoints-conservative-customers/)

Voters in Ohio went to the polls today to vote on a measure that would legalize marijuana for recreational use.  Thankfully, the measure was defeated. (Re: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/public/2015/election/ohio-state-issues-2-and-3-marijuana.html)

A recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Religious Landscape Study indicates that Americans are becoming less religious.    The share of adults who say they believe in God has fallen from 92 percent in 2007 to 89 percent in 2014.  The portion of Americans who say they are absolutely certain God exists fell from 71 percent in 2007 to 63 percent in 2014.  (Re: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/03/us-usa-religion-iduskcn0ss0am20151103)

Just last week, two men began to argue after one of them ate the last piece of chicken during dinner at an apartment in west Houston.  The argument escalated into a fist fight in the parking lot of the apartment complex.  One of the men then stabbed the other and ran away.  He later returned to the scene and confessed to killing the other man.  (Re: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/11/03/last-piece-of-chicken-stabbing/75112266/)

Joe Kennedy, a high school football coach in the Seattle, WA area has been placed on paid leave of absence for continuing to pray on the field after each game after the school board had warned him not to do so. (Re: http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/29/us/washington-football-coach-joe-kennedy-prays/)

These are just some of the headlines I read in a single day, November 3, 2015.  What should we conclude from all of this?  Our country desperately needs to return to God! Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34)

Over the last several weeks we have seen several candidates for president, both Democrat and Republican, intently trying to best articulate their solution to this country’s problems.  Emphasis is given to such things as immigration reform, gun control, countering the terrorists and keeping our country safe, tax reform, abortion, trade with other countries such as China, education, health care and global warming.  “I have a plan,” the candidates shout!  Vote for me!

Why do so many people fail to see the obvious?  The future of our country is not dependent upon who is serving as president in the White House or who is serving as Speaker of the House.  The future of our country does not depend upon the best plan for immigration reform, tax reform, or any of these other issues.  The future of our country will be bright and filled with hope only when our country turns back to God.  The future of our country will be bright and filled with hope only when God is invited back into our homes, our schools, and workplaces.  “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord……….” (Psalm 33:12).