I strongly believe in the saying “You reap, what you sow.” If we plant corn, we cannot expect to harvest a mango, of course we will harvest corn… The Bible says in Galatians 6:7 “Do not be deceived: God cannot be … Continue reading
If you are into financial management i guess you already read one of the books of financial coaches – Dave Ramsey, Warren Buffet, Robert Kiyosaki. Yeah, they give practical advise on savings and investment. But I agree with financial guru Randell Tiongson that more than the wisdom we can get from self-help books we can great source of wisdom from the Bible. The author of broken mindset shared a blog where does financial gurus get wisdom. http://www.brokenmindset.org/where-does-financial-gurus-get-wisdom/
Randell Tiongson’s Bible verses that affect our daily lives:
On work – “Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.” (Proverbs 10:4, NIV); “Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!” (Provebs 6:6, NIV)
On handling money & integrity – “Whoever can be trusted with very little can be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” (Luke 16:10, NIV)
On debt – “Owe nothing to anyone – except for your obligations to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law.” (Romans 13:8, NLT)
On lifestyle – “Some who are poor pretend to be rich; Others who are rich pretend to be poor.” (Proverbs 13:7, NLT)
On productivity – “Plant your seed in the morning and keep busy all afternoon, for you don’t know if profit will come from one activity or another – or maybe both.” (Ecclesiastes 11:6, NLT)
On investing – “But divide your investments among many places, for you do not know what risks might lie ahead.” (Ecclesiastes 11:2, NLT).
On generosity – “Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and lose everything. The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. (Proverbs 11:24-25, NLT)”
And here’s what I’m believing God for…
On work – “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.” Colossians 3:23
On handling money & integrity – “Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful” 1 Corinthians 4:2
On productivity – “You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised“. (Hebrews 10:36).
On saving & investing – “Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise: Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer;” (Proverbs 30: 24-25)
On keep doing “Sustain me according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed“. (Psalm 119:116)
On generosity “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. (Proverbs 11:25)
On living avsimple lifestyle “One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has
great wealth.” Proverbs 13:7
On Debt “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.” Proverbs 22:7
After the Cebu trip, on December first week, i catch-up with my personal preparations for Christmas 2010… I’m so not in the mood to buy gifts this early… Maybe because what matters to me now, is the question that running in my mind recently “How can i make Jesus smile in His birthday this 2010?”, and so I’m praying for that, and hollah, my ex-KC friend “tet” invited me to give and celebrate Christmas at PGH ward, i’m so happy to be part of this event, since I know this will make God smile! 🙂 even the patients & their family smile and cry when we bring out some food and simple gifts we prepared for them and as this children sung Christmas carols for them… Me & my sister, can’t help it, we cry… actually it’s a mix of emotions, i’m sad for these people who will celebrate Christmas in the hospital. I experience the sufferings of having a sick loved ones.
I also feel grateful that God has given me, my sister and my friends this opportunity to help the needy. I remember when Nanay was confined at PGH ward 15 years back, we are in lack in our finances, that we have cannot afford to send nanay in a private hospital. We even have to seek help from PCSO to assist us with hospital bills. I’m indeed thankful where God brings us now… We don’t even have to bother about this kind of emergencies. He blessed us so much now that we have to give back!