His list has nothing to do with the famous “un-cola” soft drink. Rather, these 7-UPs more properly fall under the heading of attitudes and actions by which to approach life.
If you are still working on your list of New Year’s Resolutions, or if you are stumped, these might be a good place to start…
7 Ups For The New Year…
The first is to WAKE UP! Begin the day with the Lord. It is His day. Rejoice in it.
The second is to DRESS-UP! Put on a smile. It improves your looks. It also says something about your attitude.
The third is to SHUT-UP! Watch your tongue. Don’t gossip. Say nice things. Learn to listen.
The fourth is to STAND-UP! Take a stand for what you believe. Resist evil. Do good.
The fifth is to LOOK-UP! Open your eyes to the Lord. After all, He is your only Savior.
The sixth is to REACH-UP! Spend time in prayer with your adorations, confessions, thanksgivings and supplications to the Lord.
And finally, LIFT-UP! Be available to help those in need by serving, supporting, and sharing.
Of course, this may not be all you or I need to do in the coming year. We may need to add other resolutions. But this is certainly as good place to start.
IMMEDIATE SOURCE: Walter Schoedel, as quoted in Cal and Rose Samra, In the Marry Month: The Best Wedding and Marriage Jokes from the Joyful Newsletter (Uhrichsville, Ohio: Barbour Publishing, 2011).
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