Aloha Friday Message – December 12, 2008

Aloha Friday! TGIF (Thank God I’m Forgiven!) It’s been a long, trying week in Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i.

For most of the week I was on jury duty. It was difficult because we were told it was an “easy case.” It ended up taking more than twice as long as expected to reach a verdict. I felt more aware of justice and that in turn heightened my awareness of injustice. So, for the rest of this holiday season I am going to ask you to join me in praying for the suffering people in this world: Prisoners, people in wars, people dying in famine-ravages countries, the sick and dying and especially those who bear the burden of being chronically ill, the marginalized, the Godless and those living without hope, and for all the people in this world and beyond whose lives need to return to God’s providential care.

And now, I give you the message from the archives. I hope you will find something inspirational in it. Please don’t forget to pray for the MBN and for all the Little Ones. “Whatsoever you do for the least of these little ones, you have done for me. (Matt 25:40)

The 7 Ups (Holiday Style)

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.”
Psalms 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. “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.”
Proverbs 13:3

4. Stand Up!!
. . . for what you believe in.
Stand for something 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…”
Galatians 6:9-10

5. Look Up !!
. . . to the Lord. “I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me”.
Philippians 4:13

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.”
Proverbs 3:5-6

7. Lift Up !!
. . . your Prayers. “Do not worry about anything; instead PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING.”
Philippians 4:6

Whenever you want to talk, He’ll listen. He could live anywhere in the universe, and He chose your heart. What about the Christmas gift He sent you in Bethlehem, not to mention that Friday at Calvary? Face it, He’s crazy about you.

I thought this was mighty special, just like you. Pass this on and brighten someone’s day, and remember . . . .

God answers Knee-Mail!

(This message created with 100% recycled electrons, and therefore is very GREEN.)

I Love You! Make it a great day!


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American Roman Catholic reared as a "Baptiterian" in Denver Colorado.

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