“Words from the Bible to Improve Living: Author Unknown
Based on this link: www.gospelweb.net/Illustrations/DailyRulesFromGod.htm
1. Wake Up !!
Wake up. Get up. Decide to have a good day. “This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalms 118:24
2. Dress Up !!
Dress up your face with a smile. A smile is inexpensive and improves your looks. Job 8:21 He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouting. Psalm 126:2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”
3. Listen Up!!
Listen up to what others are saying. Say nice things and listen. God gave us two ears and one mouth, so He must have meant for us to listen twice as much as we speak.
“Let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.” It’s simple enough in principle, and nearly impossible to live. Too often we are slow to hear, quick to speak, and quick to anger. So, learning to listen well won’t happen overnight. James 1:19
4. Stand Up!!
Stand up for what you believe in. Galatians 6:9-10
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” 1 Corinthians 16:13
5. Look Up!!
Look up to the Lord. Ask God for help. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
6. Reach Up!!
Reach up for something higher. “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. Proverbs 3:5
7. Lift Up!!
Lift up your prayers. Be thankful. “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
I added 8 and 9,
8. Let Go!!
Let go and let God. Let go of wanting control of everything. Leave things in God’s hands. Have faith in him who created you in his likeness. “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
“Commit to the Lord whatever you do and He will establish your plans.” Proverbs 16:3
9. Reach Out!!
Reach out to others and help them in the ways they cannot do for themselves. And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27
Thank you for reading my blog. I hope my words comfort you and fill you with joy! Please leave a comment with your favorite scripture or favorite quote that keeps you going.
Other posts on my blog that you might like:
- “Why Don’t They Listen to Me:” https://joanyedwards.com/why-dont-they-listen-to-me/
- “10 Songs to Lift Your Spirits:” https://joanyedwards.com/10-songs-to-lift-your-spirits/
- “Take a Step Towards the Lord:” https://joanyedwards.com/take-a-step-towards-the-lord/
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