Friday, May 22, 2009

You will be made rich in every way...

On June 19, I am officially jobless but am not seeking for a new employer. In fact, I have volunteered to be included on the recession. Some might say it is foolishness to do this specially in these tough times (credit crunch). Surprisingly, I am at peace when I have done this. I have no qualms or whatsoever of having no job although my husband’s new salary has not taken effect yet. In fact, I have viewed this as God’s favor. True, it is my will to rest, so I decided to resign effective on mid July. Nonetheless, God’s favor is abounding on me, so I will not leave the company empty pocket.. Hallelujah! With these, I’m thinking of investing it to something for God’s glory. As God’s steward, I need to have a good and balanced perspective on where I should put the money so it will multiply. I was bombarded and overwhelmed by lots of information regarding investment, but I think no one can really predict the future (No one has foreseen the global crisis that we are experiencing)…And so, I would instead connect deeper and in a more regular basis with the Lord so I may follow His wisdom. For God alone knows the future and He is in control of everything (2 Chronicles 29:11, 12). He entrusted me with these blessings for a reason, and that is to be a blessing to others…

“Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous in every occasion.” – 2 Corinthians 9:10-11a

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Debt is Dangerous!

Im reading Tom Copland's BIBLE Finance 101..

"God loves us and he does not want us to become a servant to a lender and suffer its consequences"

God warns us of the dangers of debt and strongly discourages borrowing..

Level up..

We just moved into our new haven, it’s not truly ours thou as we pay monthly rent but nevertheless an advancement for me and my husband. Finally we did! We’ve been wanted to live on our own not just to have our freedom but mainly to learn and grow as married couple. Only, we haven’t do so for some considerations. But what delights me more is the shopping part (undeniably I’m a woman!). I was already able to purchase some of our furniture and still more things to buy.
Sooner, by God’s grace, we will get our own home J.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. “ – Jeremeiah 29:11


Friday, April 10, 2009

Success: In pursuit of a great destination

Who wouldn't want to become successful? I bet most people do...I guess this is the main reason why there are so many books available bout how to become successful...But really, success varies to different people as it is directly proportional to the desire of one's heart. Hence, true success comes from achieving the desires of the heart...I am writing this not because I have already reached success in my life, I am still in the process of achieving the desire of my heart.In fact, i am at the first steps of the ladder but I just wanna share my thoughts regarding this matter..

I believe that God has instilled in each of us powerful reservoir of talents and abilities that only if unleash can revolutionize one's life.God has already given us the keys to achieve true and great success and it is entirely up to us if we want to use it or not, your choice.

to be continued....

God works in awesome ways...

It was a rewarding oppurtunity when my pastor asked me to write my testimony for the church 10th anniversary...I thought for a while i would lost this as I cannot compose one. I don't even know how to start it, not because i do not know what to say but mainly because i have so much to share ( as I always does.. he he he) . And I was only given 3 minutes to say this at the pulpit... I had given a week to write this, and each day i found myself undone and sobbing...So i backed out and asked my sister to do it for me... Until a day before the celebration, while I was bout to go to bed, I heard God whispered. He instructed me to write my testimony, and here it was:

"I stand before you today to testify how blessed I am as God continually changing my life. Before I met Christ, my life was full of bitterness, hurt,hatred and loneliness. I kept these inside me for almost 20 years making me an impatient, ill-tempered, careless, dominant person that I was.. Having these character, I often complaint bout most things whether at home, school, work and even in the government, thinking that I was on the right side. Back then, my sister was already a regular member of a christian, full-gospel church. She would normally invite me to attend with her the sunday service or their bible study group.But i would stubbornly refuse it for i thought i do not need it.. I even hide and run away whenever i see them. Until one day, while i was overwhelmed with problems, she invited me again to come with her on a sunday service, surprisingly I did. At the service, i found myself sobbing from the beginning till the end, for then i realized I cannot handle my problems on my own, I need someone bigger than all of these, I need God. And this is when i accepted Christ in my heart, in my life... So when my husband left for work in the US, i became a regular of this congregation. In this church and through the leading of the Holy Spirit, my eyes were opened to the truth, that the changes that I have been wanting to happen with my husband, in my family, in my office and even in this government has to start in me. God healed me, He has taken away my pain, hatred and loneliness and replaced it with His peace. Along with these, He has changed my perspective, now I know how to appreciate things and be grateful rather than complaint. I grow spiritually and personally on this church.And by the grace of God, I am who I am now. I may not be the person that I dreamed to be or even hope to be, but I know this is God wants me to be, the best person that i could ever be...Only God has truly changed me and He is continually changing God be the glory!!!"

Yup, even at that moment He has changed me. On the process of writing this testimony He allowed me to close my remaining unforgiven past ( which is by the way the reason why im sobbing while doing my previous drafts.. and the testimony seen here was written differently from what i have written before. The message is the same but it was delivered differently as God inspired this...) And so, He has completely healed and freed me!.. Really, God moves in mysterious and awesome ways!

how to be freed....

It was so amazing how my life was changed.. Up to now im still fascinated how things were changed... For a time i felt i have never live my life at all at the age of 22.. Back then i felt my life was a boring routine, work, home, party / hanging out with friends... Now it's different, I feel that i am beginning to live now, mainly bcoz it is clear to me now why I am here and the purpose of my living is to serve God....Jesus said He is the way, the truth and the life.. Indeed He is, for He had set me free and i found life in Him :)