Sunday, December 31, 2006

I Invite you to Start your New Year with the Seven Up's!

Great is Thy faithfulness,
O God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;
As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be.

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.
Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

This song has been going through my head for the past couple of weeks. I find myself humming it, a couple of times a day..I think it's reminding me to be Thankful for all that God has done in my life, and to look forward to the future and more of his love.

The Seven Up's ( Orginal Unknown)

1) Wake Up - Decide to have a good day."This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 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."... for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7

3) Shut Up- Say nice things & learn to listen. God gave us 2 ears and 1 mouth so He must have meant for us to do twice as much listening as talking."He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction." Proverbs 13:3

4)Stand Up - For what you believe in. Stand for something or you will fall for anything."And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith." Galatians 6:9,10

5) Look Up - To the Lord."I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13

6) Reach Up - For something higher."If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God." Colossians 3:1

7) Lift Up - Your Prayers."Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."Philippians 4:6

Really.....I'm not used to giving people advise..and I promise to stop... But these are some things that I wanted to share with you..

Happy New Year..

and I'll quit preaching



Indelibrella said...

One of my favorite hymns too. Thanks for the 7-ups. Words to live by!

Happy New Year!


Inamorato said...

I don't think I've heard Great Is Thy Faithfulness since I was a kid. It sure brings back memories and is more meaningful now than then.

CindyDianne said...

A great hymn. We sang it a few weeks ago at my church. My very favorite hymn is "It is well"

Miss 1999 said...

How uplifting! Thanks so much for sharing this with us-- and you know, that's some good advise, you can share advise with me anytime! *hugs*

maria said...

I loved this post. So true indeed. If we all followed that very sound advice we would sure live in a much better world!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comment. It's always nice to meet new blogger friends!

Rebecca said...

The seven ups were quite nice. Thank you for sharing~ We all need to be more positive. This will help and hopefully heal some...

Cheryl Wray said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this post today!! Thanks for sharing the 7ups with us--I'm saving that one!!
And I LOVE that hymn. One of the best!