Rich For Life

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Rich For Life that’s the title of the latest book of Ptr Dennis Sy.  The title is really striking and can really caught your attention! Why? we’ll it’s because of the word RICH .. now who would not love that word eh!?!  But wait … there’s more ..  the whole title is RICH FOR LIFE .. now that sounds so exciting! So, do I keep you all at the edge of your seat? Are you all wondering what is so special with this book?  So gals & guys, listen up, this book will not make you an instant billionaire or an instant Richie Rich Kid ( Oh, sorry, to make your heartbroken) This book is so RICH of encouragement, trials, answered prayers and of course this book only points out to the One who gives us more than just an overflowing money in your bank account but it points out to the One that gives us LIFE and that is JESUS!

Ptr Dennis shared his personal  experiences and breakthroughs about being rich! The moment I started reading the book, I cannot help but finish it immediately because I was so hooked by the words that Ptr Dennis was sharing in that book like for example, in claiming & receiving our covenant of blessing, our blessing is already given and it is because of JESUS! Sometimes, we Christians have the mindset that we have to earn that blessing but the truth of the matter is, it is already given to us! Another topic that I love in this book is the discussion of the difference of GETTING RICH & BEING RICH .. it sounds almost the same but if you look closely, the two  is so different .. do you want to find out what is it? then go and buy the book 🙂 You will never regret it! This book offers a lot of practical tips on how to  handle your finances (having your own storehouse) , generosity, investing to the next generation, investing to His missions, good stewardship of money and a lot more!

More than anything, I assure you that when you read this book, you will be encourage to dream high & dream big because we have a God that can and will supply ALL our needs, wants and desires as long as it is in sync in His perfect will. This book magnify JESUS even more and it will definitely make you fall in love with Him again and again! I suddenly remember a famous song by Jessie J and it goes like this ” it’s not about the money, money, money, We don’t need your money, money, money .. We just wanna make the world dance, Forget about the price tag ”  It’s not about the money, it’s about the PRICE that we already have and that is JESUS because with JESUS YOU FIND LIFE & YOU ARE RICHLY BLESSED! 🙂

My challenge for you is are you ready to BE RICH? Because the Lord, our God, the Maker of everything & anything is willing & able to bless you more than you can imagine! You, yes you are His Masterpiece, you are His sons/daughters so expect greater & amazing breakthroughs in all areas of your life!

One of the quotes that I love that I got from this book is this; ” Savings without a mission is garbage, your money needs to work for you, not lie around.” — Dave Ramsey

As you go through and read this book, my prayer is that you will have a heart that is ready and willing to be rich all for His greater glory, I pray that you will search in your heart that giving is not an obligation but a privilege to channel His blessings & love to everyone that your life has touch. I  pray that you will see that YOU ARE RICHLY BLESSED because YOU ARE LOVED BY JESUS! 🙂 Let’s GO &  BE RICH FOR LIFE 🙂

 

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. -Matthew 6:33

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8

 

So what are you waiting for?  Grab a copy of Ptr.Dennis Sy‘s book & read it! Be inspired & be blessed & be encouraged to share His word! Be a blessing 🙂

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God Is Sovereign

God Is Sovereign.

so joyfully submit to His will.

Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom; You are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from You; You are the ruler of all things. In Your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all” (1 Chronicles 29:11, 12, NIV).

God is the sovereign ruler of the universe. There is no higher authority. Our great God possesses every ability He needs to be in absolute control of everything. He is all-powerful, so no one can force Him to do anything against His will. He is present everywhere, so no one can hide from Him or escape His scrutiny. He is all-knowing, so there is nothing about which He is unaware.

Nothing occurs without His divine permission. God commands the forces of nature and uses them to achieve His divine purposes. He established the scientific laws that regulate the universe, and only He can overrule their effect. Even Satan and his legions of evil spirits can operate only within limits prescribed by God.

God also sovereignly directs people, circumstances, and events. Daniel explains, “[God] determines the course of world events; He removes kings and sets others on the throne” (Daniel 2:21). Without God’s sustaining providence, none of us could live another day. “The life of every living thing is in His hand, and the breath of all humanity” (Job 12:10).

Do you feel overwhelmed by circumstances? Be encouraged: Your loving God is still in control, and He is sovereignly directing your life. Proverbs 19:21 states, “You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.”

In fact, difficulties and suffering are tools in God’s sovereign hands with which He shapes you into the image of Jesus Christ. The Bible promises, “God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them” (Romans 8:28).

Our sovereign God is actively directing His creation on a course that has been charted before the beginning of time. But within the context of His master plan, He gives all of us the freedom to choose how we will participate. Will you choose to cooperate with Him?

“I know, O Lord, that a man’s life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps” (Jeremiah 10:23, NIV).Image

28th Birthday! Surprise! a Guest Blogger for Ptr Dennis Sy’s blogsite :)

I am so overwhelmed by all the birthday greetings that I received yesterday! I am so blessed by everyone 🙂 Once again, I say it to our Lord that I am nothing without Him. What to expect for this brand new year? We’ll … many great things will come! In Jesus name! 🙂

I woke up this morning, then taraaan .. it’s my first day of being a 28 years old woman! Hahaha! Feels so good 🙂 BUT there’s a surprise .. I saw the blog post of Ptr Dennis Sy and taraaan .. look who is the guestblogger .. it’s me! 🙂 HAHA! Thank you Lord! another answered prayer yan! 🙂 I can’t believe that is actually happening right now 🙂 I am an avid follower of the blogs of Ptr Dennis Sy because there is so much wisdom to learn from him!  So to actually be a guest blogger for his  site was WOW! a “suntok sa buwan” for me :))  pero YES indeed, God answers the desires of our heart especially when it is in sync of His will 🙂

I got butterflies in my stomach when Ptr Dennis asked me to be a guest blogger for his site! WOW! :)) Haayaay! Thank you Lord!

This will be an amazing year! simula palang .. may surprise na! this is the link: read up

http://www.actlikeaman.org/man-3/

Guard your Heart

Valentines is just around the corner! And just what Pinoys always says, It’s the Hearts day!” Since almost all of the people are looking forward for this time of the year .. I guess it’s because this is the time of the year that you have the chance to show all your sweet efforts, or gifts to the people that matters to you na kasabay mo ang buong Pilipinas! Yung tipong uso ang red tops, at uso rin ang pagbibigay ng flowers at tsokolate … etc! 🙂 YES. LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO AROUND sabi nga nila ..Pero sa kabila ng lahat ng ito, naalala ko ang sabi sa Bible  sa heart and it says:  Above all else, guard your heart,for everything you do flows from it. – Proverbs 4:23″   Minsan kasi nakakalimutan na natin ito na isang napaka helpful na paalala ni God sa atin lahat na dapat lagi natin i-guard ang ating mga puso .. at palibutin ito ng words ni God..  At dahil ito ay araw ng mga hearts .. ito ang verse na I think we should always stand firm 🙂

Let’s remind ourselves always that He is the only One who can fulfill all the desires of our heart and in Him, we are more than complete.. I pray that this Valentines day, we will not feel out of place dahil sa for example single ka, then lahat ng tao sa paligid mo eh may flowers o kaya chocolates, or sila ay may date .. remember that you have JESUS, the LOVER of YOUR SOUL! si Jesus, hindi lang pang Valentines day, Sya ay pang ALL-YEAR ROUND/ 24/7 nandyan Sya sa tabi mo 🙂 Oh diba?San ka pa?!  sobrang sweet ni Jesus diba! 🙂 And ano yun … gusto mo ng date? Aba eh .. eh di mag usap kayo ni Lord sa quiet time, anytime and anywhere! 🙂 Know Him more and more each day! Pray that He will help you and guide you in guarding your heart 🙂 Jesus is the ONLY ONE that can complete and satisfy you not the kiligness or basta lahat ng ka sweetan sa Valentines.. more than anything FOCUS IN HIS LOVE .. dun palang, nakaka in love na diba?!? 🙂

 Happy Hearts day everyone! 🙂

At The Airport’s Waiting Area

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This is the place where I have seemed to find myself in the past 27 years of existence! 🙂 But in a couple of days, another year will be added up to my life long waiting season! Now when we think of a waiting in real life you go and sit and there is not much you can do. Typically you are just waiting for information from the doctor about what will happen next. Well that is how my life is, like I was in a waiting season just waiting and waiting on God. Has anyone else ever been in that place? The place where you are trying to go forward in God and you are really trusting Him but it seems like you are getting nowhere……..like you are in a room just waiting. — we’ll in my case, I usually picture myself in an Airport’s waiting area .. waiting for my flight —  Well this is how I’ve been feeling for almost the rest of my life! We all find ourselves in the waiting rooms of life for different reasons maybe you are believing God for a spouse, a unsaved relative/family friend, a disobedient child, a sick loved one, a new house, a new job, money to pay your bills and the list could go on and on. BUT it seems like nothing is happening ……like you are just sitting there waiting. What we fail to realize is that just like in a natural waiting room  things are going on behind the scenes on our behalf, God is working behind the scenes for us! Just because we cannot see an “earthly manifestation” does not mean that God is not working things out for us. The waiting rooms of life reveal our TRUE character because we do not like waiting! It will reveal whether we will trust God or leave Him and try something else.  God was showing me things about myself that I did not even realize. When everything is going well we have a tendency to overlook things.  It is not until Jesus is all we have that we discover areas we need His help.  I had to realize that God was building my character to match my calling! What good is being anointed if you do not have the character to match? The waiting rooms of life are really just a places that are preparing you for where God wants to take you! Therefore, we cannot afford to sit and do nothing but we must fully rely on God!

I wanted to encourage some people who have found themselves in the waiting rooms of life that there is hope! We will be looking at a familiar passage that is usually read when anyone talks or preaches about waiting on God. They usually come from Isaiah 40:28-31. Many of us know verse 31 but have you ever really looked at verse 28?? Well I will be honest I hadn’t! I realized that I wanted the benefits of verse 31 without fulfilling the requirements of verse 28! Verse 28 calls us to recognize that God is SOVEREIGN! Despite where we are in life He is yet in control. Now that verse doesn’t really sound to cool especially when you are in the waiting room and don’t want to be there! We would rather have verse 31 filled with the blessing of those who wait without saying that God is in control!  First, I believe it is important for us to understand verse 28 that God is SOVEREIGN .Despite, where we are He is yet in control! We will never be able to get out of the waiting rooms of life until we first learn to trust Jesus! 

Today in our society we are not accustomed to waiting. Because of technology, we can have information immediately at our fingertips. But not just information, we can put food in the microwave and have a full dinner in a matter of minutes. However, a problem arises when we apply “microwave expectations”  to our daily lives and God.  For example, because of technology I am used to getting information immediately. I will never forget an experience when I had to wait for an unbelievable amount of time. I was flying to a city right outside of the city of Manila. Unfortunately things got delayed and my flight got pushed back three different times! I finally made it to the  airport but was stuck there for six hours!I had to wait six hours You can imagine that I was saying things like “I will never fly this airline again in my life because I cannot depend on them to get me WHERE I need to go WHEN I need to get there!” Unfortunately, like my experience waiting at the airport, many of you have said the same thing to God about your experiences waiting in life. You are frustrated because you are not where you want to be when you thought you should get there. I don’t know why you are waiting on God. Maybe you feel like your clock is ticking and you need to get married and NO ONE has even come along. Or maybe you were believing God for a sick loved one to be healed and they seem to be getting WORSE instead of better. Or maybe you just lost your job and bills are due and you just don’t know what to do. Or finally maybe you are just at the end of your rope and God just doesn’t seem to be around to help you. You feel as though God has let you down. Like He doesn’t know that you have places to go and you don’t have time to be waiting.  

We are going to look at the advice that the prophet Isaiah gives us in Isaiah 40:28-31 on how to handle being in the waiting rooms of life.  God sends words of comfort through the prophet during the Babylonian exile. Israel felt as though God had abandoned them, kicked them to the curb, didn’t understand their situation, was not there when they needed Him and was ignoring their problems and issues.  I personally can totally relate to how Israel must have felt because there are times when I feel as though God is not there. I cry out to God and say “Lord do you not see what is happening to me? Do you even care?” Have any of you ever found yourself asking God the same questions?  We have all felt like God was not there when we needed Him. And what happens next?? We begin to have our own personal pity party and complain to other people about our problems instead of seeking the Problem Solver!

Isaiah is trying to get Israel to see that they really don’t know what they are talking about.  How could they think that God has forgotten them. Isaiah wanted Israel to realize that no matter how heavy the trails become or how great the pressure is, it is NOT an indication that God has forgotten or was unconcerned about them. Isaiah is talking to many of us today as well! Just because you are going through a hard time does not mean that God has forgotten you!! We must stop allowing the enemy to come into our lives and fill our minds with lies. Although it may seem like it is making you feel better to be angry with God it is really just making you feel worse! How much sense does it make to be upset with the ONLY ONE who can solve your problems?? This is what Isaiah was trying to get Israel to realize. Isaiah describes them as Israel and Jacob( verse 27) meaning they are God’s chosen people so how could God forget them. Like Israel we are God’s CHOSEN people so how could we think that He could ever forget us? Isaiah wanted them to see that their focus was off.  Isaiah 40:27-28 describes how God is SOVEREIGN meaning He is in control of EVERYTHING . We must realize who God is! When our focus is on our circumstances we forget that we serve the Creator of the Universe! Sometimes we forget who God really is and who we are to Him!

(28) Have you never heard or understood? Don’t you know that the Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth? He never grows faint or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding.

Isaiah was trying to get Israel to see that although they were in a rough time of waiting they must realize who God is!! Like Israel our season of waiting has gotten so tough that we forget who God really is! Isaiah reminds Israel and is reminding us that God is Sovereign and in control. He is Omnipotent and has ALL power.  No problem is too big for our God to handle. He never gets overwhelmed by what is going on. He is Omniscient and knows what He is doing. God never quits, get tired or can runs out! We must stop putting human limitations on an EVERLASTING GOD.

Some of you may be wondering what it means when I say that God is Sovereign. It means that God has UNLIMITED power over the affairs of nature, history, time , and people …….basically God is in control of EVERYTHING!  Many of us have a problem with seeing God as Sovereign and in control because we don’t like to wait. We would rather be in control of our own circumstances than trust that God’s way is better for us. When we truly realize that God is Sovereign it does not matter where we are in life because we know that God is in control and ordering our steps. Realizing God is Sovereign meant that I had to trust Him but also be CONTENT where He placed me. We must learn to be content regardless of our circumstances in life! Contentment is NOT the fulfillment of what you want but the realization that in Jesus you have all you need. The truth is contentment is a LEARNED behavior. I had to learn to be content because I had “wants and desires”! Like God didn’t ALREADY know that I had wants and desires. Or that He would not want what is best for me. Many times we think that God doesn’t want us to be happy and that is the FURTHEST thing from the truth! God loves us so much that He wants what is BEST for us! What is best for us is not always what we want. But we must understand that His way is better! Maybe God is closing the door on some things in your lives not be mean but to SHIELD you from a lot of heart ache! You must learn to embrace every station of life because God is ordering your steps. God wants you to learn to function and go through life with a spirit of contentment. The only way we are able to do this is when we see life from God’s point of view. You must focus on what you are to do, not what we think we should have. Contentment relates to your trust in God NOT whether or not you arrive at some destination determined by our society.

 Therefore, you can be content even when you are in the waiting rooms of life because you know that God is still SOVEREIGN!

No matter where you are in life you can still have peace because God is in control! When you truly realize that God is Sovereign you can stop stress over every detail of your life because you can rest in Jesus.

Like always I would love to hear from you just hit me up!

God is Sovereign! 🙂

Dear February …

It’s FEBRUARY!!! 😀 It’s a new month! And what better way to start this new month is with a blog entry again! Since it’s the LOVE month! So we have all the right to be extra sweet and very unique in expressing our LOVE to the people around us ❤

This song is one of the perfect example of just being loyal, faithful to the one you LOVE .. and as the lyrics goes like this …

  • Your beautiful face
  • First thing I see in the morning
  • I know that God has blessed me
  • So I say a big prayer to the most high
  • Then right after I see her sun kissed smile
  • Breakfast in bed or hot cocoa in the couch
  • Or maybe a nice long run around the park
  • I can wake up on the wrong side of the bed
  • I just gotta look on the other side and I’m good again
  • Drive her to work looking forward when she’s through
  • Pick her up drive around the metro like we used to
  • Dine in, take out or cook at home
  • It don’t matter coz with you I’m always home
  • Cuddle up small talk in bed what a perfect day
  • And I’m just day dreaming what will be one day
  • I miss what we can and will become so dream on
  • [Chorus:]
  • One day
  • You and me together at last
  • One day
  • Giving you a love that will last
  • Once day
  • Crown you my queen
  • I’ll be your King
  • Love you with everything
  • One day
  • We will be the best ever
  • One day
  • Everyday will feel like forever
  • One day
  • We will start this crazy adventure
  • One day one day
  • [Verse 2:]
  • Honey I try to imaging what it would be like
  • Reast of my life with you its gonna be right
  • I’m the crazy husband, you’re the cool wife
  • You and me we livin the party life
  • We bless every place that we step to
  • Perfect combhination like a manny pac 1-2
  • And they would wanna be us
  • Some would want to beat us
  • But most of them would just wanna see us
  • Darling I got your back coz I know you got mine
  • I’m saving all my loving for you in time
  • But when I finally see you Im gonna give you
  • The very best of me coz you’re the best for me
  • [Repeat chorus]
  • [Bridge:]
  • Together
  • Looking forward to together
  • We’ll go to church together
  • Groceries together
  • We can even run the marathon together
  • As long as we’re together
  • Live this crazy life together
  • Girl, lady, queen
  • I’m in this forever
  • [Repeat chorus]
  • [Outro:]
  • Well I can’t wait to see your toothbrush next to mine
  • I can’t wait to share the blanket with you everynight
  • I can’t wait to buy our first dog argue what to name it
  • Pick a color for the wall and lets paint it
  • Looking forward to finishing your leftovers
  • Cuddle in the movies while you cry on my shoulder
  • Over some romantic flick that I don’t like
  • But I’ll watch anything with you love it’s alright
  • I can’t wait to take pictures all over the planet
  • Wacky faces different places no need to plan it
  • I cant wait to cheer you when you’re down
  • Make you smile than you’re down
  • I’m ready to love you down
  • I can’t wait to say I Do, sing my vow to you
  • Promise for the rest of my life I will be true
  • But now I will wait patiently for you
  • My loyalty begins now this I promise you
  • I cant wait to see you
  • My baby
  • My darling
  • My love
  • honey
  • cutie pie
  • sugar pie honey bun
  • cudly wuddly
  • huggy wuggy
  • pangga
  • or whatever you wanna call me
  • I’ll just see you when I see you
  • Then lets decide what to call each other ayt
  • I miss you already
  • I love you

Awww.. I know it sounds so sweet! ❤ We’ll what can I say? .. so let’s hope and continue to pray .. and continue to be secure with His love for us …

It is not wrong that we are longing to have a significant other or a partner just like what the Bible says … The LORD God said, It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” -Genesis 2:18 

Let’s be hopeful and expectant for His plans for us …

I am thinking to write my BIRTHDAY PRAYER LIST since this month is my BIRTHDAY MONTH :))  But I think it deserves to be on another blog entry 😀 hahaha!

So we’ll as we embrace this  month .. I shall leave you all with this verse …

 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. -1 John 4:18