UPLIFT is a blog that focuses on ways we can please the Lord by living our lives before Him in an UPLIFTing way. We can:
- Wise UP and benefit by living according to His teachings.
- Lift UP our eyes to Him when we don't know what to do.
- Armor UP to be equipped to resist temptation.
- Stand UP for our convictions.
I Think You'll Like ThisMy friend stood before me with outstretched hand holding a small gift book. You know the kind...small, hardback, pretty cover. I glanced at the title while thanking her...wondering why she was giving me a gift. It wasn't my birthday.
PanickedI made an about face and returned to my laptop. I had just shared a YouTube video with a friend because I loved the content. But, after texting it to her, it dawned on me
Stuck. Frozen. Breathe. Just breathe. Call a friend? Or, Ask UP?God has given us friends to encourage and support one another. But, He's also given us access to come straight to Him with our questions, hopes, dreams, and concerns. He wants us to do more than "ask around" when we need help. Jesus tells us to Ask UP in Matthew 7:7, "Ask, and it will be given to you..." Why?
Do you exercise every day?No, exercising won't prevent every disease. But, it does help us physically, mentally, and emotionally. We either take the time and effort to do it, or we don't. Regardless, we'll be affected by our choice. The same is true with
I'm MadNo. I'm FURIOUS. If you know me or have been around me, you know that's not my normal state. But, last night, I was jolted to the core. I'd like to overturn some tables like Jesus did in the temple. I wonder if you might feel the same.
A New Day to LISTEN UP
I'd had it with myself. Since January 1, I'd said every day I was going to start a diet.
I guess that was my problem. I said I was going to start my diet. I should have said I was going to finish my diet. Because all I've done since January is start it and not end my day well.