Obedience brings many surprisesBy Randell Tiongson on November 9th, 2009
Earlier, I was tasked to do the exhortation for Tithes and Offering at church (Victory Christian Fellowship Greenhills). The scripture that I used was Deuteronomy 28:1 (NIV), a verse that my friend Pastor Jayson Lo and I were discussing last Saturday after my event, the No Nonsense Seminar on Finance.
During my exhortation, I talked about my quest to improve my financial situation. I recounted my long standing quest for financial stability which is quite ironic because I’ve been in the financial services industry for ages. I am on my way to achieve not just financial freedom but also financial peace. The secret is not in the knowledge of personal finance as I’ve known all of those for a long time. My financial picture started to clear up when I understood my purpose in life and surrendered my life to Jesus Christ. It is in my spiritual surrender that I am liberated in many things, and yes, even financially.
The secret? Obedience. Obey God’s will in all aspects of your life — financial or otherwise and you will achieve things beyond what you can imagine. Submit to the Lord’s will — especially the way we handle our money. It is in stewardship that we realize how amazing God is.
If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God:
You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.
The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.
Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.
You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.
Deuteronomy 28:1-6, NIV
Watch this video and see how the Lord is faithful to those who obey him.