Monday, May 16, 2011

Press Down, Shaken Together, Running All Over

This verse is better written in Tagalog - Siksik, liglig at umaapaw...
1.  My father's surgery. For God's provision and healing. He provided the means for us to afford the surgery that is suitable for my father's age; He prepared my father to be physically, emotionally and spiritually ready for the surgery. Doctor's were even asking what was his secret for his healthy heart. He did not have to go to ICU compared with others who underwent the same surgery.
2.  Kid's enrollment. He provided the means for us to enroll our kids in schools that really nurtures them as individual and as children of God.
3. Trip to Singapore.`He gave us the means and the time to bond and relax as a family and bond with mother and sisters' family. 
4. House makeover. He provided financial and other resources for the makeover. We were able to contract those whom he gave talents and skills to do the repainting and repairs.

and still counting.. these are just to name a few of God's blessing.

It could be a good practice to count our blessings and name each one. This way, we will be reminded how rich and amazing our God, our provider is. He can give us more than we ask, more than we can think or imagine.
Earlier this year, we committed these items as we prayed in Touch of Glory Prayer Mountain. And indeed, God who is more than able gave us more than we ask, more than we can think or imagine. True to His promise in Luke 6:38, God made all these possible on top of the different ministries we are supporting.

"Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full--pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back."
We give, not because we wanted to receive...we give out of our response to Him who first gave us His only Son that we may live a life that is one with Him.