• Pastor Jeff Johnson

Thoughts & Reflections

Updated: Feb 5

Everything I need to know about life I learned from Noah's Ark...

  1. Don't miss the boat.

  2. Remember that we are all in the same boat.

  3. Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.

  4. Stay fit. When you're 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.

  5. Don't listen to the critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.

  6. Build your future on high ground.

  7. For safety's sake, travel in pairs.

  8. Speed isn't always an advantage.

  9. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.

  10. When you're stressed, float a while.

  11. Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.

  12. No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting.

The 7Ups

  1. Wake up! Decide to have a good day. "This is the day that 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." 1st Samuel 16:7

  3. Shut up! Learn to listen and when you do talk, say nice things. 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

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