Martes, Hulyo 9, 2013

THE BLESSING OF THE LORD



Let’s Shop Together!

Both employees came out of their “Boss” office receiving their pay checks. Both looking at their pay check, Employee One noticed the other has much higher pay.
Employee Two: Shrugged. “Well, I don’t have to work as hard as you do and keep an “eyebag” like you. All we need is to have is strategy. Come, Let’s shop together!” he smiled, winked and smirked after looking at One’s paycheck which is way too small than he received.

They went shopping together with their families. Employee One family did not buy much but the satisfaction it gave to Employee One was enough to make his face glow with happiness seeing how happy his family is carrying all the things they need but Employee Two looked bothered as he looked at his family happily buying a lot of things.

Six month’s later.

Both employees came out of their “Boss” office each receiving two white envelope. Employee One notice that employee Two had bigger “eye bag” than he had now and looked bothered.

Employee Two: “What did you got?”

Employee One: “I got two checks, one is my salary with overtime. I received our 13th month pay and Christmas incentive-bonus too… Let’s shop together! It is fun to see how we can provide for the needs of our family with these blessings…What did you got?”

Employee Two: “My final pay check and a letter of termination… I did not know that he was aware that I had been sleeping with his cashier to have a bigger check.  I can’t shop with you anymore… I never had fun in spending this money in anyway. I should have listened to my conscience that had been bugging me for a long time.”

Let us pray…

Our Father God in heaven, Thank you for the blessing we received. We know that our hard and honest work would be blessed in time. It is indeed a peaceful life knowing that what we received came from good. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Lesson Learned:

Knowing the real blessing from the Lord is easy...our conscience tells it so.

50 komento:

  1. Amen! So true! What we do in the dark does come to light. Better to be hungry on our own sweat than full on another man's stolen goods. :-)
    Elizabeth

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    1. Amen to that, Elizabeth! And most of all it is easy on our hearts to spend our own money or wealth that we worked for. God bless!

      Burahin
  2. I agree Ate Glen. God sees everything and life is an echo. It's not the amount of money that we are receiving that matters. Though we need money to live and if we just live within our limits and capability then money will never be a problem. :)

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    1. The real blessing comes with a smile..we all know that..it makes us smile di ba? I smiled a lot when blessings came..grabe..muntik na napunit ang labi ko sa tuwa. :D I knew there and then..it is from the Lord. Grabeng thankful ako.

      Burahin
  3. As they also say, you reap what you sow. With an honest earning, you get to sleep peacefully at night.

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    1. If a box of money came to our door step and felt no guilt about it, then it is a blessing from the Lord but if a box of money came to our doorstep and we feel guilty...it is not from the Lord...we better do something to make it right.

      Burahin
  4. I like this anecdote, Glen. It is really better to earn just enough than earn too much dishonestly. Of course, God really knows and sees everything, so the "just enough" will become "much" in His time.

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    1. If God sees our effort, He would then send us the "much" faster than we imagined. Sometimes, it comes effortless too...just that God sees our pure heart..its more than enough for HIM. God bless!

      Burahin
  5. Easy money, slips easily. Worst, your conscience will hunt you forever.

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    1. If our conscience knocked when receiving "goods"..then..it is not "good" but it is BAD. Our happiness is different with a clear conscience. God bless!

      Burahin
  6. Amen! Just last night, i thought of how life is unfair because some of the people are not exerting efforts yet they have what they want. some of the people are working really really hard to have something they want. I am starting to be frustrated with my life and all. I am so thankful I read this. We should work hard and appreciate blessings. XD

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    1. Our blessing is on its way...just don't loose the heart of getting our work done properly and pray...it is a way to keep connected to God. A great blessings will be at our doorstep soon! God bless!

      Burahin
  7. What a great story with moral lesson. It is always better to spend the money you earned through your own work.

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    Mga Tugon
    1. Thanks, Mys. Also it is just a story I learned from others still the moral lesson fits the verse for my journal...I had the idea to share it for us to learn too. God bless :D

      Burahin
  8. I'll be happy to spend money knowing that I worked hard for it. The story is great:) Thanks for sharing:)

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    1. All praise back to God! You are most welcome. :D

      Burahin
  9. thanks for sharing. i like the story. it's really better to earn from the good stuff than earn a lot but you're doing something wrong to get your "reward". you'll pay double in the end. it's better that you work hard for something that you receive, even if it's just a small amount. what matters is you're happy and you know you didn't do something wrong.

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    1. Amen to that! that is the lesson of the story. The happiness we feel with any kind of wealth is a sign that it is from the Lord and indeed a blessing from HIM.

      Burahin
  10. i love your posts, sis. they always come with anecdotes. what a nice way to impart that one should just love what you do and you'll be rewarded in due time for your hard work. sometimes it's not just about the money kasi but also the contentment of spending something you honestly worked hard for.

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    1. Praise God for positive comment!What you have said was very true. Abundant blessing would be sure to come afterwards...that is what we are assured of. Praise God! :D

      Burahin
  11. That's a really true story..be truthful always pays :)

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    1. Although the story came from another preacher, it sure did happen in many place in this world and we are blessed to learn the lesson from it ahead.God bless! :D

      Burahin
  12. Mga Tugon
    1. Praise God for the affirmation, Marie! I hope you are getting emotionally better. You are still included in my prayers! God bless!

      Burahin
  13. Agree. Whatever you do, the Lord above knows it all.

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    1. Yes Mam. Tet! He indeed knows everything. :D

      Burahin
  14. Being truthful is not just with money matters. It's about everything because God sees everything even in one's heart. If only we can learn to entrust everything to God, then we can see His blessings.

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    1. His blessing can make us smile because truthfulness is with it... you are so right Chin. and God bless!

      Burahin
  15. I totally agree! Let's be contented with the blessings that Lord had given us. Let's be honest and we'll definitely have blessed life.

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    Mga Tugon
    1. Amen to that! and the blessing of the Lord comes and would sure be delightful. With clear conscience, no one would ever fail to smile! :D God bless!

      Burahin
  16. agree with the others said, we should be satisfied of what we have

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    1. Amen!...God is willing to give us more after we had done our work properly. God blessing comes with a smile :D and abundant!

      Burahin
  17. I love that story. As what the saying goes, there's no shortcut to prosperity, one has to entail a lot of hard work and sacrifices before you get to the top and the key to everything is patience. :)

    Thanks for sharing Sis. :)

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    1. Welcome, Sis. We can also feel and see the difference of a true blessing from God because it would bring us happiness. Fruits of our good labor and the incentives along with it are truly a blessing from God.

      Burahin
  18. I agree! Real success and blessings come when you work hard for it.

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    1. Amen and abundant blessing comes along the way that we can receive with happy heart and peaceful mind. God bless! :)

      Burahin
  19. though you dont have all the things you want, sleeping soundly at night s an indication God is with you! have a blessed sunday :)

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  20. I agree, to get what you want you've to work for it

    Rosemarie/Gven-Rose

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  21. Honesty is the best policy, and nothing compensates for honest-to-goodness hardwork. :D

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    1. Wealth that we deserve and welcome with a pure heart and clean conscience is a fruit of our hard work and honesty that is blessed by God!

      Burahin
  22. Sometimes it really is not so easy to see the blessings being bestowed on us. I try to be as appreciative as possible, even of the many challenges that come my way. :)

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    1. Yes, Vera. You hit the message right on its heart.Once we received a blessings that gives wealth and we fell no toil for it..its a sure blessing that comes from God. God bless!

      Burahin
  23. Blessed by this! A good and honest work plus contentment will reap rewards!

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  24. True enough, Honesty is the best policy. Ang cute lng ng anecdote diba? ---gf/bf ba ng boss nia ung cashier kaya termination agad, walang investigation?=p

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    1. :)..that part I don't know much my sister leslie. The story was only created to explain the verse further.

      Burahin
  25. I'm back here for another round.. I still agree on everything written here. :) God Bless Glen!

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