Did you notice the letter “o” missing from a word in the title of this article? Well, there’s not one missing. The title is indeed “Have a God Day.” But what exactly does that mean? Well, it pretty much means what it says. Put God in your day.
It could be something as simple as reading the Written Word or saying a prayer for someone, including your own self. It could be giving someone else an encouraging word? It could be giving someone a ride to the grocery store, Laundromat or church on a regular basis. These are things that involve your time but usually not your money. Sometimes some one may simply need a place to sleep for a night. Take a chance and take him or her in.
What if the person is a serial killer on the loose? Well, what if he’s not? It doesn’t matter. What does scripture say? See Matt. 25:31-46 and Heb. 13:2. The original church was willing to die for their beliefs but we won’t let a stranger spend the night under the disguise of “I don’t know you”? How does that demonstrate the Fruit of the Spirit?
The point is to do things that put God in your day and then you will have a God day. The day itself may turn out to be bad, but sometimes a day can be brightened unexpectedly by demonstrating your faith by your works.
We live in an age of fear and that fear is leading us away from the things of God and into the things of the world. We are all selfish in some ways, but we can also help each other. There is enough hurt in the world that we have no need to go on hurting each other.
The Pharisees condemned Jesus for who had conversations with. Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was strongly criticized by some of his own followers for having “Obama Girl” on his show, some even saying that Jesus would never talk to her. His response was right and frankly those who Jesus would never talk to people like Obama girl or First Lady Michelle Obama have never read about Mary Magdalene, the woman at well, the adulterous woman, the parable of the publican and the Pharisee, Zacchaeus, the prodigal son, Judas, the apostle Peter or the apostle Paul. Nor have they read about King Saul, Moses, Adam, Eve, Noah or King David.
The fact is people like Obama girl are exactly who Jesus would talk to. Were he walking the earth in literal form today you would see him in church, but during the week you would more likely see him in a bar or a gym or a house of prostitution than in the places ordinary Christians go. He would not be participating in the sins of these places, he would be caring for the people who go there. He would be concerned about them.
Whatever we do to have a God Day, whether simple or complicated, let us remember that we don’t always do what God wants us too. Sometimes we have bad attitudes toward people. I’ve done so myself today. But whether we leave God’s word or not, we know that God will never leave or forsake us.
So, in spite of ourselves, and the fact that we are all evil human beings who do not follow God’s will, let us put God in our lives, so that we may help our fellow man and Have a God Day Today.