“Bo, I feel God plays favorites.”
“Why do you say that?” I asked my friend.
“Because He doesn’t bless me as much as He blesses you!”
That’s when I shared to her Matthew 5:45. For he makes his sun to shine on bad and good people alike, and gives rain to those who do good and to those who do evil.
God doesn’t play favorites.
I believe God’s blessings are everywhere.
Like rain, blessings are poured into your life.
Do you need love? It’s out there.
Do you need wisdom? It’s out there.
Do you need healing? It’s out there.
Do you need miracles? It’s out there.
Do you need increase? It’s out there.
But why don’t we receive them?
Let me tell you why…
Do You Repel His Blessings?
When rain falls on a stone, it repels the water.
When God pours His blessing on some people, they repel them. Like my friend, these are the people who complain that God doesn’t bless them.
But the problem isn’t the lack of supply.
The problem is the lack of readiness to receive the supply.
How do you repel God’s blessings?
When you feel you don’t deserve to be blessed.
When you think that God doesn’t want to bless you.
When you believe that life is all about suffering.
So the blessing is right in front of them, but they don’t recognize God’s blessings. So they don’t receive them.
Absorb His Blessings!
Don’t be a stone.
Be a sponge instead!
When water touches it, it absorbs.
It saps it up. All of it!
I’m convinced that God wants to bless you.
But you have to receive His love.
You have to absorb His blessings.
You need to say YES to his plan to bless you.
But there’s no question about it—God has already blessed you. All His blessings are available to you now.
Yesterday, at the Grand Easter Feast, so many people became a sponge. They received God’s blessings by the bucketful.
Were You There Yesterday?
Yesterday, I preached on Overcome—How To Turn Stumbling Blocks Into Stepping Stones. (Next Monday, I’ll share that message to you here in Soulfood.)
Today, I’d like to share some photos of that fantastic event with you. So that even if you weren’t there, at least you’d get a feel for what happened.
Here’s the massive hall of SMX (beside Mall of Asia) before the event began. Lovely place, don’t you think?
Before an event, I like staying in a quiet room to pray.
Until my kids come in. Then forget about quiet!
If you notice, I’m wearing white. I felt like I was a doctor. But I also invited everyone to come in white to symbolize Easter’s promise of new life. So when I went out, I didn’t feel queer.
This was amazing: 9000+ people came yesterday!
Actually, we asked SMX to set-up 7300 chairs, thinking this was enough. But by 8am, people came in like a tidal wave. In a snap, the SMX staff brought out ALL their available chairs. But they still weren’t enough. (Sorry for those who didn’t have seats.)
From the backstage, I looked at the audience. I cried. I prayed, “Lord, I love these people. Thank you for giving them to me as my fantastic friends. What a wonderful flock I have!”
As usual, George Gabriel led fabulous worship. In between the songs, Randy Borromeo (our director) and his team created inspiring video testimonies.
Extraordinary performances from my friends Alvin Barcelona, Obet Cabrillas, Adrian Panganiban, Jon Escoto, Rissa Singson-Kawpeng, and Arun Gogna. I just love seeing them perform. My friends are bursting with incredible talent, I feel so small beside them.
The musical numbers were just super awesome. Can you imagine how many top-caliber singers, musicians, and dancers were needed to make all this happen? To all those who served—a big thank you from my heart.
After the Holy Mass, worship, testimonies, etc, I felt I didn’t even have to preach anymore. People were so blessed already. But I still had to preach. Or my Mom would kill me.
In fact, I even asked her to stand beside me on stage. And read a brief history of Light of Jesus. We celebrate 30 years together! (Note: Mom here is 84 years old. Her name is Pilar. And she indeed is a pillar of Light of Jesus.)
I launched my newest book, Choose To Be Wealthy. After the event, I had a very long book signing session. I probably signed a thousand books! But here’s a secret: I enjoyed doing it. I just love meeting people and making them smile.
Here’s a cover of my newest book—front and back. They’ll be available in the bookstores soon. (Note: I donate 100% of my book royalties to God’s ministry.)
Hey, I don’t think of you just as my reader.
I see you as my friend.
Thank you for being a part of my life.
I love you. (Sorry for becoming sentimental.)
(I wish to thank my nephew, Marco Victoria, for these photos. If you want the studio to go to you, log on to www.shmile.com.)
May your dreams come true,
PS. Get Financial Abundance! Learn how to gain financial freedom and grow your wealth. I hope to see you at my How To Be Truly Rich Seminaron April 10, 2010 (Saturday), from 8:30am to 12noon, in Pasig. I know you’ll be blessed! For more information, click here.
PS2. Are you in the Music Ministry? My friends Arun Gogna, Alvin Barcelona, George Gabriel, and Rissa Singson-Kawpeng are giving a workshop for music ministers. Designed for singers, band musicians, and even dancers. April 17, 2010 (Saturday), from 8am to 5pm, at Layforce in Makati. For more information, please call Noel at Tel. (02)668-7766, or (02)985-2447, or 0915-4493600 or 0929-4697298 now!
PS3. Get My Free Ebook. I’ll be emailing an Ebook version of my newest book, Choose To Be Wealthy, to all my current TrulyRichClub members. (I’ll send it to them a few days from now.) Just as my surprise gift to them. If you’re not yet a TrulyRichClub member and wish to receive this Ebook and all the mountain of stuff I give them, log on at www.TrulyRichClub.com now!
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