Wow si Tin soshal! Welcome to the Apple world, Tin! How much I cashed out? None. 🙂 I got this from the Rewards and Recognition Perks of the company I worked with. Each resource or employee has a chance to collect Celebrating Performance points. These points are monetary award where a resource can redeem gift cards, accessories, or gadgets. In my case, after I redeemed gift certificates in the Philippines which I purchased a washing machine for my family last 2012 and told myself, Tin once ma-onshore ka (be assigned outside the country) dun mo i-redeem. And so it was. 🙂 I wasn’t expecting the delivery to be this early. How sweet God is! He delivered it right before the breaking of my fasting!
Okay, this post is not just to brag my phone. Haha. This is about how God provides even our wants. 🙂
WANTS. I do have a looooonnnnggggg list of those. Haha. Bucket list, clothing list, gadget list, appliances list, etc. Materialistic? Hmmm. Maybe not.
But here’s the thing. Hindi ko sila hinihingi kay Lord. Kung meron LANG ibigay si Lord, yun lang tatanggapin ko. Nahihiya kasi ako. But then, I got rebuked. I have a DAD that is the owner of EVERYTHING. I have a KING that owns the earth and the heavens and everything in between. I am His DAUGHTER. I am His PRINCESS. Bakit ako mahihiya?
“And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.” -2 Corinthians 6:18 [ESV]
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. -1 John 5:14 [NIV]
According to His will. Yes. Kung mali naman kasi yung purpose mo sa hinihingi mo, ba’t Niya ibibigay diba?
Pero Tin ba’t humingi ka pa ng phone eh diba may phone ka na? Yes, I have a smartphone and not yet done paying for it (pero malapit na!) but because I am an overseas Filipino worker, I have to remit my contributions to my family via wire transfers using my current phone. My account is tied up with the unit. So kung masira yung phone or mawala, I won’t be able to transfer to my family’s account. Simple. And since humingi nalang din naman ako, tinodo ko na. iPhone! Haha.
If He delights in your asking, He is more willing and able to provide for you. Parang yung earthly tatay lang natin. Si Papa kasi ganun siya. Hingi ako ng hingi. Minsan kung okay sa kanya yung hinihingi ko, ibibigay niya. But the thing about our earthly fathers is that they are limited. God is limitless. 🙂
If you ask Him 5 million pesos or even more because you want to honor Him in your business or in your home, He’ll DEFINITELY fulfill it. How? HAVE FAITH in GOD.
And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God”. -Mark 11:22 [ESV]
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. -Hebrews 11:1
My case was just a small stuff to God. I waited patiently for this provision. 🙂 I still have a long list of the promises He has for my life. We can ask God of anything and everything we need and want. Kung will Niya, ibibigay Niya. 🙂
Lastly, here’s some of my first captures using this phone. Hindi selfie! Haha.
Enjoy God’s provision. You’ll definitely love it. 😉