24 November 2016

Grateful Every Day

Genesis 9: 12-17

What is the term holiday?

A different way to spell holy day?

What is holy, and to whom would such a thing be considered 'holy'?

Are holy days reserved only for certain occasions made 'official' by men, or someone else?

Is not every single day a holy day unto the Lord?

Some people go to ( or have ) 'church' every single day... but maybe not as you would suppose.

For some people, all things are holy when they consider such notions.

For the person who is every day grateful for their health and their very existence, they are apt to give God thanks every single day, every hour, every moment of their waking hour.

For the person who has healed from something severe, and the nagging pains are gone, they may commemorate that day as a day to remember.

My wife commemorated such a day when the Lord completed His healing from her body of leukemia.

It was an 18 month process from the day she was diagnosed to the day all traces of cancer were gone.

Yet the cure came through natural and supernatural means, not according to the treatments of 'modern medicine'.

Her faith, and what God has already provided on earth, brought the cure.

Whether this day my wife remembers is celebrated by others is of no concern to her.

For that day reminds her of God's faithfulness, of His power, His love and how even in a time of fear and a health scare, God was still at work forwarding His good purpose.

For the religious, they demand a certain day to be considered holier than another day.

Certain activities would be promoted, others denied.

Rules are followed, rituals kept and all others not participating are judged.

But it seems there is a message about looking beyond arguing over any particular day to call 'holy'.

Are holidays made by the secular state 'bad' and those found in religious context 'good'?

Are some being judged for not eating a turkey today in America?

Are others being judged because they do eat turkey?
Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand. 
One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind. Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God; and whoever abstains does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God. 
- Romans 14: 4-6
There are many reasons to be grateful to God for what we have ( life / existence ).

Every day is a miracle when considering the perfect and fragile balance life on earth truly is.

The Way of righteousness is not about food or any particular day, but so much more.

Yet let us be patient with those who still have to hold onto exterior methods to realize the inner Mystery.

Let peace reign in your souls, your hearts and your minds... for the kingdom is truly within.

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