1. Wake Up!!
Decide to have a good day.
This is the day the Lord hath made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
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 outward appearance,
but the Lord looks at the heart.”
I 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.”
4. Stand Up!!
… for what you believe in.
Stand for nothing 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 opportunity, let us do good…”
5. Look Up!!
… to the Lord.
I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me”.
6. Reach Up!!
… for something higher.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and lean not unto your own understanding.
in all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.”
7. Lift Up!!
… your Prayers.
“Do not worry about anything; instead
PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING.”
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After years of setbacks and negative distractions, I have finally done something I wanted to do for a long time; publish a book of poetry. 🙂 My first venture into the publishing arena is called “God is in Control“. In it you will find poems that will uplift you and caress your soul and let you know that those troubles you’re going through will not last forever. The enemy doesn’t want you to succeed, but with God you WILL succeed.
God is in Control
I hope this book meets your expectations and helps you in some way. Share it with a friend or co-worker. We all need encouragement from time to time and this resource is the perfect solution. I appreciate any and all support you can give. This will help me get past my current situation so I can provide a better life for my daughter Ashleigh. Help me so I can help many others.
Thank you and may God bless each and every one of my readers and followers.
Joseph R. Mays
Author: God is in Control
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone out there. I hope all is well in the world today. Let us all appreciate what this day means to millions of people the world over. I am not excluding those that share different religious beliefs. May your day be a happy one as well. Let’s all come together in peace and harmony on this day and on into the future. Let us look at what we can do together to make this world a better place.
Jesus is my reason for the season and he will look after my needs now and on into the future. I look forward to a prosperous and successful 2009.
Yours in love, peace, hope and prosperity now and into the future,
Joseph R. Mays
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