Friday, January 3, 2014

Rules From God for 2014

Again this year, let me share these Rules From God given to us by the parish of St. Michael the Archangel in Troy, New York:

1.  WAKE UP!!  Decide to have a good day.  Today is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.  (Ps. 118:24)

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 the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.  (1 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 as talking.  He who guards his lips guards his soul.  (Proverbs 13:3)

4.  STAND UP!!  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 the opportunity, let us do good.  (Galatians 6:9-10)

5.  LOOK UP!!  Look up to the Lord.  I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me.  (Phil. 4:13)

6.  REACH UP!!  Reach up for something higher.  Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on our own understanding.  In all your ways, acknowledge the Lord and he will direct your path.  (Proverbs 3:5-6)

7.  LIFT UP!!  Lift up your prayers.  Do not worry about anything, instead PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING.  (Phil. 4:6)

Have a happy, safe and healthy 2014!!

1 comment:

  1. What great thoughts! This is wonderful, I am printing and saving to reflect upon. Thank you and new year blessings for you!!