Martes, Hunyo 11, 2013

THE WEALTH

 You want to be rich? 

God encourage hard work and diligence. Most of us wanted to be rich in this world. This verse in Proverbs had proven what wealth can do to us and what would happen if we fell short of it.

Proverbs 10:15

New International Version (NIV)
15 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city,
    but poverty is the ruin of the poor.
See: www.biblegateway.com

Kawikaan 10:15 (Tagalog)
Magandang Balita Biblia (TPV)
Ang kayamanan ng mayama’y matibay niyang tanggulan, ngunit ang kahirapan ng yagit ay kanyang kapahamakan.

Who doesn't want to be secured? 
Does a huge amount of money be enough to be my fortified city? 
Would that be enough to say that I am secured? 
Would it be enough for me to say that I would be happy till my last breath? Would it be enough for me to say that I would not be ruined if I am filthy rich with money?
What is wealth all about? Is it all about money?

We have seen a lot. 
We have seen how justice can be bought. 
We have seen how a human part be bought to extend a life.
We have seen how an innocent poor people ends in jail for a crime they did not committed because they cannot afford a good lawyer.
We have seen how power can be claimed in exchange of money and how the poor people's right were sold in exchange of a whole day meal in their plates.

So many people had been working so hard but some of us still feel it is not enough. Some of us had already to save many but still wanted more specially when we speak about money.

So...is being rich all about money?

I think not. 

Although in reality we need a lot of it nowadays to get by and prosper in this world.We try so hard to have this security and good life. We strive so hard not to be poor with material things but... there are more treasures we can be wealthy of... 

Good health is wealth.

and there are more! A happy loving family, true friends, knowledge-education, talent, experiences and there so much much more that we can be wealthy of but the best is a rich and healthy spiritual relationship with God.

We should not always be thinking that the only way to be rich or wealthy is to gain lots of money for it could lead us to a bad path. As we make a step to be industrious and decisive about working hard and making big sacrifices for the goodness of ourselves and our family, we should maintain a good relationship and consult God through our prayers and bible reading regularly. Let us not forget that BLESSINGS COMES FROM GOD!If we can maintain to be rich with God's guidance we are assured of abundant harvest and blessings because our faith is strong and healthy. We are assured of being wealthy along the way! Praise God!

The real fortified city is a rich spiritual relationship with God. It is something we should also be wealthy of. We cannot earn it in a single prayer or a single chance of reading our bible...we cannot afford to be poor in this relationship and be ruined...We have to work for it and be wealthy!

Let us pray…

Our Heavenly Father. Despite the fact that we work so hard to get all these materials things to prosper in this world, Dear Lord. We have done so many sacrifices by leaving our families behind just to work and earn...We face different issues and strive so hard to stay alive in everyday corporate battles...We work so hard to survive and  let our voices be heard in order to get a living...we stretch our minds and talents for creativeness, production and so much more, 

Father, May we always be reminded that we need you. We need you to survive...to have courage and strength...for guidance and love...and all of it can only be possible with a constant communication with you...Let us be rich, Lord, with your love.  In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Lesson Learned:

As we work hard, we should have faith and believe that God would bless us abundantly.

49 (na) komento:

  1. I too agree that health is wealth and that to always believe that GOD will help us through life.

    TumugonBurahin
  2. With hard work and God blessings we'll surely survive this called life.

    TumugonBurahin
  3. i once heard the saying: "work hard as if everything depends on man but pray harder as if everything depends on GOD" - just sharing... :)

    TumugonBurahin
  4. I'm contented of what I have, I may not have a lot of stuff but I'm surrounded with loving and wonderful people. Money isn't everything and can't buy happiness..:) good post!

    TumugonBurahin
  5. Sometimes, being rich does not rely on the money you have but on the priceless things you have that money can't buy.

    TumugonBurahin
  6. I must agree with the lesson learned, sometimes working hard is never enough without God's grace.

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. For without god's grace we would be tired and everything would be tiring. God Bless hushiella!

      Burahin
  7. agree, health is wealth...we should take care of our health also the government should stop privatizing public health

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. Two thumbs up for your suggestion. It is nice if government could help provide and make a healthy nation.

      Burahin
  8. a relationship with our Lord is essential to life. you become wiser as you learn His word and remain happy despite life's obstacles.

    TumugonBurahin
  9. It sure is tempting to amass large amounts of money. But if we don't have love for God, love for our family and good health, we cannot enjoy earthly riches.

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. Very true, Sis Cym. I got reminded of the person who won a lottery and spend it in few months...if God was with him, it could have been different.

      Burahin
  10. I agree with you po. Wealth is not all about money. Wealth is our family, our faith, our love. We just need to be contented and happy with what we have so we can always feel how wealthy we are.

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. and because of this.. shall I call you Donya Mommy Maye? haha..sa love pa lang you are already so wealthy na! God bless!

      Burahin
  11. right, wealth is about having your family, friends, love from everybody, good health and faith in the Lord. whatever happens, God is always there for all of us, that's enough to make us all wealthy. thanks for sharing this. :-)

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. we need to remind ourselves from time to time because sometimes we get tired for not getting what we want. You are most welcome and God bless. I'm glad you liked it.

      Burahin
  12. true, wealth is not about money...wealth is about our well being

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. Amen! anyway, I liked your crunchy okra and had shared this infor to my colleague. Perhaps I would be printing your article soon to let everybody know because we encouraged our worker to participate in the clean and green project and they planted okra and your recipe is a new one to us. God bless!

      Burahin
  13. I agree. Being rich is not just about finances. The most important aspect in life is being rich emotionally and spiritually.

    TumugonBurahin
  14. Being truly rich happens when we achieve balance in our lives, emotionally, socially, spiritually, and eventually, financially. :)

    TumugonBurahin
  15. We have to remember that in our quest for financial freedom, we should always bring back the glory to God who is the ultimate source of everything!

    TumugonBurahin
  16. i agree, being rich for me means being contented and happy with the life we have.. it's not always about money

    TumugonBurahin
  17. I always equate wealth with happiness and it is not always something that has monetary values.

    TumugonBurahin
  18. True on all points! I, for one, want to attain financial freedom. This means getting rich at some point. However, I do not want to get rich to obtain material things. I want security and freedom so that I can spend my time with my loved ones and don't have to worry much. I also want to be able to give back, which I can't do without financial freedom. Ultimately, I want to honor God with the success of my family life.

    TumugonBurahin
  19. True, we should strive more to be richer in things that matter most in life, not just the material wealth.

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. And you are getting richer and richer by the day, Aileen. Your effort to good health is awesome! God bless!

      Burahin
  20. i agree, health is wealth, to be wealth is not always about money

    Rosemarie/Gven-Rose

    TumugonBurahin
  21. I agree on all points, too! We are all rich actually, if we equate wealth with the blessings that we deserve. :)

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. I like that " we are all rich". God is showering us with blessings!

      Burahin
  22. The Bible says, let us not labor to be rich :)

    Money is not everything, there are so many unnoticed blessings God has bestowed to each one of us. They just need to be noticed :)

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. Sometimes, honestly, we only look at "one side of the bed" that is why we never see the treasure on the other side.

      Burahin
  23. God keeps His promise to His children and He doesn't want His children to go hungry or worry for their needs. So does the verse says "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all this things shall be added unto you" Keep the faith and always seek God.

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. I would rely on this words..talagang- talaga! :)

      Burahin
  24. There is really nothing wrong of desiring to get rich. What the problem is the way we handle these riches once we have it in our own hands. If we forget to remember that these things were from God then we are headed to destruction. There are rich people who were able to manage their wealth and blessed more lives because of their generosity - because they consider themselves to be "stewards" of all those resources God has given them; by being a good steward, they were able to acquire wealth.

    Besides, for me money is not only the measurement of true riches. But, I would be hypocrite if I say I don't want to get rich, I have a lot of reasons why I need to - this is not for my own but to be a blessing for more people.


    MomMy Hanny

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. When I was reading your comment, I can't help think about Ms. Mel Tiangco and her Kapuso Foundation. A person with a charitable heart and a good cause. Stay blessed!

      Burahin
  25. I was about to share Malachi 3:10 in my blog.
    Thank you for sharing the word of God. We do have to depend on God, because that's the truth we are so dependent on His grace. All the things we enjoy today are from Him.

    TumugonBurahin
  26. I would wait to see it then. God bless, Kristine!

    TumugonBurahin