Friday, March 2, 2012
The 7 Ups
1. Wake Up!!
Decide to have a good day.
“This is the day the Lord hath made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
2. Dress Up!!
The best way to dress up is to put on a smile.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
“The Lord does not look at the things man looks at.
Man looks at outward appearance,
but the Lord looks at the heart.”
I Samuel 16:7
3. Shut up!!
Say nice things and learn to listen.
God gave us two ears and one mouth,
so He must have meant for us to do twice as much listening
“He who guards his lips guards his soul.”
4. Stand Up!!
…for what you believe in.
Stand for something or you will fall for anything.
“Let us not be weary in doing good; for at the proper time,
we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good…”
5. Look up!!
…to the Lord.
“I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me.”
6. Reach Up!!
…for something higher.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and lean not unto your own understanding.
In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will direct your
7. Lift up!!
“Do not worry about anything; instead
PRAY ABOU EVERYTHING.”
A Positive Thought
If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.
If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it.
He sends you flowers every spring, and a sunrise every morning.
Whenever you want to talk, He’ll listen.
He could live anywhere in the universe, but He chose your heart.
What about the Christmas gift He sent you in Bethlehem;
not to mention that Friday at Calvary.
Face it, He’s crazy about you.
Payer: Thank you God, for Your unconditional love. Help us to put into practice the 7 Ups listed above. May our lives always be a reflection of the things that are pleasing to You. I pray this in Jesus name. Amen.
*The 7 Ups and A Positive Thought – Both have been quoted in sermons by pastors and forwarded over the internet, but the original author is unknown.