Saturday, December 14, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Did you ever encounter people who borrowed money from you, promised to pay you back in a certain date but never have the honor to fulfill such promise? These kind of people irritate me and they are not worth my trust. If a person breaks her promises to me, it would be hard for me to believe her word next time. I happened to encounter quite a few people who can't keep there word and they really pissed me off. Latest one in the list is a lady who borrowed money from me. It's been more than 6 months since she borrowed the money and she promised me many times to pay it back and broke it many times too. She got lots of alibis. I loaned her the money because she was in need and she's a long time friend of my late sis. She claims to be a Christian too. She was able to land a job not long after she borrowed the money that's why I don't understand why she didn't pay me as promised. She's very quick in borrowing the money but find it hard to pay it back. She might thought I'm rich because I'm married to a foreigner but little did she know that we came here in PI doing missionary works with only our home church supporting us. I tried to understand her many times but when I sent her a text and told her I needed the money badly she said she can't pay me back because she don't have a job now. She asked for another extension. What in the world?
I myself had borrowed money from friends and relatives way back when I was badly in need but I paid it all as promised. I kept my word so they will not lose their trust in me. I don't want to be the talk of the town as "tiwed" in our dialect or "manunuba" in Tagalog. Christians or non-Christians, we are responsible for our decision of making a loan, for our spending and paying back what we borrowed. In many cases, it may be necessary to borrow money to purchase a “need”. However, there is such a thing as “responsible borrowing and lending”. Here are a few biblical principles that, if heeded, may keep many from the financial failure that could easily happen to them if these principles are ignored:
The Bible does teach that it is acceptable to loan money and things. The good lender should show mercy and kindness to whom he has lent.
“A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.” Psalms 112:5
A godly person has a responsibility to pay back what he has borrowed. It is a wicked person that does not pay back a loan!
“The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.” Psalms 37:21
When we give our word to pay back money we have borrowed, we have an obligation to pay it back. Breaking our word is lying. We are accountable for the promises we make! It is our testimony, especially if we are Christians, to do what we say.
“These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,” Proverbs 6:16-17
When a person does not pay back what he borrows, he is keeping what does not belong to him.
If we borrow something, and it is damaged or dies in our possession; it is the borrower’s responsibility to restore to the lender what was lent. The borrower needs to fix what was damaged.
“And if a man borrow ought of his neighbour, and it be hurt, or die, the owner thereof being not with it, he shall surely make it good.” Exodus 22:14
If you are trying to help a person who is having financial difficulties, do not make a profit on his hardship and don't charge interest.
“If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.” Exodus 22:25
So my unsolicited advise to people who borrowed money from whomever, pay them as promised. Remember, what goes around comes around.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
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It has been said that, "Seven days without prayer, makes one weak." Sometimes you hear someone say, "We've done all we can. The only thing we can do now is pray." Prayer really should be our first resort rather than our last resort. Jesus gave us the Lord's Prayer, as a model prayer and Jesus himself often went off to pray, setting an example
for us to do the same. In Matthew 14:23 KJV, it says, "And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone." If Jesus needed to go off and pray, how much more do we need to?
Praying should not be something we do out of duty and routine. Prayer is talking and listening to our loving, all knowing, heavenly Father. The book of James tells us to pray for wisdom when we don't know what to do (James 1:5). In Philippians 4:6,7, prayer is connected with receiving God's peace. In Ephesians 6:18, prayer is a very important part of battling the forces of evil. We are also told to pray for those in Authority over us (I Timothy 2:1,2).
Prayer shows our dependence on God, His power and His wisdom. Prayer is powerful and so important. Studies have been done in the medical field showing the power of prayers. They used two groups of people to observe the difference between the group that was being prayed for and the group that wasn't. There was a marked difference in the recovery of those who were being prayed for, and they weren't even told that they were being prayed for. Most hospitals realize the importance of prayer in the healing process for their patients, and welcome pastors and chaplains to be a part of the healing team.
In the midst of our busyness let's remember how much we need God and need prayer and make a daily practice and our first resort instead of our last. Begin by thanking Him for anything you feel grateful for, then ask him to forgive you for anything you need forgiveness for, then ask Him for anything you want, then thank him in advance for giving it to you. If you feel like saying something else say it. If not don’t. As you become more comfortable it will come more easily and your conversation will become more casual.
When you catch yourself making spontaneous comments to Him through out the day, thanking Him for little things that happen, asking for help or advice as needed, and so on, you’ll realize He really is your constant companion. But like all habits it all starts with a decision to begin.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
It's been over 2 years since we bought a piece of land for our church. Since then, we've been praying that God will provide what we need to construct a church building. Since we started our ministry in Anis, we've been holding our services in a rented, small bungalow house. When we have some visitors and all the kids in Sunday school are present, we get full pack and crowded. Some people even sit outside. We kept praying and trusting God that He will give what we've been asking for, anyways, it will be His house of worship. I asked my brother to draw a plan for our church. He's an architecture graduate (under board) and he's good in Autocad. After he drew the plan, hubby and I like it so we showed it to the church members and everybody like it too. We all agreed that we need to start the building as soon as possible though we don't have yet enough money to finish it. We have faith that God will provide the necessary amount to finish His house.
So last August 8th, the workers started to lay out the foundations of our church building. Prior to that, we bought building materials like cement, hallow blocks, sand and gravel, steel rebars, steel wires, 2x2 lumber, ply woods, We only hired 4 workers to work on it and we pay them on a weekly basis. So digging began and the rebars were cut and tied for the concrete columns. Below is the site of the future church building of Living Water Baptist Church. I am so excited and I just can't wait to see it finished, God willing.
Friday, August 9, 2013
The word of the well-known Psalm 23 have brought comfort to million the world over. The psalm tells us of our sovereign God’s desire to refresh His precious children – chosen before the foundations o the world, before time began – of His faithfulness to guide them safely through all life’s trials to His heavenly home.
The psalm beautifully describes our Lord Jesus as the Shepherd. He said, “I am the good Shepherd and know my sheep, and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.” John 10:14-15.
Truly our Lord gave His life for you and me, to pay for our sins that we maybe considered back to our Holy Father.
The eternal Word of God makes it clear that we are all like sheep that have gone astray, each one turning to his own way and our Father God laid on Jesus the iniquity of all of us. But the Lord Jesus calls us back to Him. “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavily laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28. “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
The Lord Jesus gave up His life on Calvary’s rugged cross. He died for us and on the 3rd day He rose again, forever breaking the power of sin and death. And now, seated at the right hand of the Father, He promises, “And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” John 10:28
Dear readers, if you have never trusted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, why not receive Him today? The Bible says, today is the day of salvation for tomorrow may never come. Then the promise of Psalm 23 will be yours.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Address: Ephesians 1:20
Phone: Romans 10:13
Website: The Bible. Keywords: Christ, Lord, Savior and Jesus
- I founded the earth and established the heavens, (See Proverbs 3:19)
- I formed man from the dust of the ground, (See Genesis 2:7)
- I breathed into man the breath of life, (See Genesis 2:7)
- I redeemed man from the curse of the law, (See Galatians 3:13)
- The blessings of the Abrahamic Covenant comes upon your life through me, (See Galatians 3:14)
- I've only had one employer, (See Luke 2:49).
- I've never been tardy, absent, disobedient, slothful or disrespectful.
- My employer has nothing but rave reviews for me, (See Matthew 3:15-17)
Skills Work Experiences
- Some of my skills and work experiences include: empowering the poor to be poor no more, healing the brokenhearted, setting the captives free, healing the sick, restoring sight to the blind and setting at liberty them that are bruised, (See Luke 4:18).
- I am a Wonderful Counselor, (See Isaiah 9:6). People who listen to me shall dwell safely and shall not fear evil, (See Proverbs 1:33).
- Most importantly, I have the authority, ability and power to cleanse you of your sins, (See I John 1:7-9)
- I encompass the entire breadth and length of knowledge, wisdom and understanding, (See Proverbs 2:6).
- In me are hid all of the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, (See Colossians 2:3).
- My Word is so powerful; it has been described as being a lamp unto your feet and a lamp unto your path, (See Psalms 119:105).
- I can even tell you all of the secrets of your heart, (See Psalms 44:21).
- I was an active participant in the greatest Summit Meeting of all times, (See Genesis 1:26).
- I laid down my life so that you may live, (See II Corinthians 5:15).
- I defeated the archenemy of God and mankind and made a show of them openly, (See Colossians 2:15).
- I've miraculously fed the poor, healed the sick and raised the dead!
- There are many more major accomplishments, too many to mention here. You can read them on my website, which is located at: www dot - the BIBLE. You don't need an Internet connection or computer to access my website.
- Believers and followers worldwide will testify to my divine healings, salvation, deliverance, miracles, restoration and supernatural guidance
Now that you've read my resume, I'm confident that I'm the only candidate uniquely qualified to fill this vital position in your heart. In summation, I will properly direct your paths, (See Proverbs 3:5-6), and lead you into everlasting life, (See John 6:47). When can I start? Time is of the essence, (See Hebrews 3:15).
Send this resume to everyone you know, you never know who may have an opening! Thanks for your help and may God bless you!