God is reminding us today!

God is reminding us today!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Let us not be Caught "Off Guard"

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Let’s grab the chance reflecting for the First Sunday of Advent
Pls Read God’s Silent Message: MT 24:37-44
Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come.
Ready ka na ba?
Ready ka na ba to receive more of God’s blessings?
How prepared are you to answer na “ready ka na nga?”
What if tomorrow never comes? What if today is your last chance to answer this question?
While struggling to survive, I’ve been asking this to myself. Everyday, I would reflect: “Am I really ready should this day be my last?
Anong blessing pa kaya ang pwede kong tanggapin na dapat kong ika-ready?
Today is the First Sunday of Advent which means “Coming” – a time when we have to be reminded of the reality that we are living in the end times. The coming of Jesus which we celebrate at Christmas should be a constant reminder that we have to personally prepare ourself for His final return on the Day of Judgment – which no one really ever knows when!
Thing is … how PRODUCTIVE have we been as we prepare for such day?
That feeling of rush and persistence when you anticipate that you’re at the brim of such end, ang hirap din pala. It’s as if, you want to exert every extra effort just for you to make up for the lost chances. Haisst…ganito pala, when you feel that you don’t have plenty of time, you would as much strive to be watchful of your own thoughts and decisions in embracing God’s way instead of giving-in to your weaknesses and lame excuses. It has been useless pala allowing yourself to be pressured by financial problems while you sacrifice your health – for when your health already suffers, that’s the only time you’d realize that you have actually sinned against God because your “productivity mindset” has not been for “longtime perspective”!
Way to make ourselves ready? Here’s what I’ve realized: “the currency in heaven is never any amount of money” — BUT LOVE —which we need to share while preparing for His “coming”. It’s our ACT OF GRATITUDE to such love when we have accepted to play part in God’s great plan which is to make everyone of us “walk in the light of the Lord”.

Commit your work to the Lord, then it will succeed. — Proverbs 16:3

This is it I guess – the blessing that we need to be ready about! God wants us to flourish as a tree – so that we can continually give even when we’re no longer personally around to still give. #sunset

Published in FeastSMSantaRosa Bulletin. 27 November 2016 Issue.  Series: MONEY PAKYAW. Knocking Down Your Biggest Financial Problems.  Talk 3: Productivity.  The Blessings of the Lord Bring Wealth
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"True Character is who you are and what you do -- even when no one is watching you!"

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Blessings Can Chase After You!

In gratitude, I would like to share with you my personal notes on our Feast Builder Bro Dreus Cosio's Talk @ The Feast SM Santa Rosa, Cinema 1, 11:00 am. 

Money Pakyaw
Knocking Down Your Biggest Financial Problems

Talk 2: Prosperity
I Have Everything I Need

ONE BIG MESSAGE: "Blessings are chasing after me."

Psalm 23 : God's message of prosperity & peace to us.

"The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing."

We have everything that we need.
When we recognize that we are complete, there is peace.
We've got to know the difference between our wants & needs.
We have to weigh our  financial capacity and discern to buy only what we need without struggling "just to conform" with "what's IN".

He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,

    he refreshes my soul.

People who thinks they are poor "feels the lack".

You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.

Surely your goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord

God wants to bless us forever.

We have to know that God's goodness & love will be with us all our life.

The causes of poverty are multidimensional!
There should be a shift from Poverty Mindset to Prosperity Mindset!

We need to BREAK that "feeling of lack" in terms of:


    Don’t reinforce poverty mindset
    Poverty mindset pleases people.
    Prosperity mindset loves people.
    Our psychology about money matters.
    How do you see money?
    How is your "Psychological Wallet"? We have to be comfortable in earning bec we have to be comforted in giving.
    God blesses people to bless people
    How do you see God?

    When you start believing that blessings are chasing you, you become rich.
    While there are times in your life that things are difficult, believe that God can transform any problem into the biggest blessing in your life.

    The purpose of  money is love
    God is our model of generosity.

    Be a blessing builder!

    A Psalm of David.

    1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 

    2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 

    3 He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 
    4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. 
    5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 
    6 Surely Your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

    "True Character is who you are and what you do -- even when no one is watching you!"