Saturday, September 25, 2010

I am a Billionaire!

Do you want to be a billionaire? We all want to. There are a lot of tutelages in forms of seminars, books and publications that teach us how to be a billionaire or even just a millionaire. Forbes Magazine currently released a brand new list of America’s billionaires. Topmost, as usual, is Bill Gates with 54 billion US Dollars. Wow! That’s a lot of money, isn’t? All of us wanted to be a billionaire too. For sure everyone wanted to be Bill Gates’ son or daughter.

All I aim in life is to be debt free and live a simple life. Being a billionaire can’t do really a lot of things that everyone thinks. Well it can buy lots of possessions, and bits and pieces but it can’t buy a cure for AIDS or for cancer. In fact, the late President of the Philippines – Corazon Aquino died of cancer even she has lots of money. Money isn’t the solution. It is not everything.

Money can buy guns or hire security guards but it can never buy you peace of mind and security. It can buy you a cozy comfortable queen size or even the largest bed but can not buy you a sound sleep without any help of pills. It can make you travel the world but doesn’t assure safety while you travel. It can make you buy a nice huge house but never a home.

I am thankful to God that I grew up being poor. If I wasn’t, I might have been astray. I might have been a single mom at an early age or a drug addict. Most of all if I wasn’t poor, I might have been so independent, away from my Creator, thinking my life is my own. Since, I didn’t grow up in a well-off silver spooned family; I learned to be a business minded person at early age. I learned to study hard to get a scholarship because my parents can’t afford to send me to school. Most of all, I realized that being poor with an eternal security is way much better than being rich and hopeless. Anyway, earth is only my temporary residence.

I think I forgot to mention that I am a billionaire myself. Yeah. Seriously, I am. Psalms 10:26 says “For the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof.” It’s more than billions of dollars. Then, Bible says in Galatians 3:26 “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” In view of the fact that I am a child of God, I am more than a billionaire!

So I say to you reader, the Lord our God is the only one who can give your true riches. You might be toiling everyday even on God’s day to earn money but turned out it is not enough. You are stealing/robbing others money for you to have something. Worst, you are selling your body for the sake of money; for you to surpass poverty. My brother/sister in the Lord, I have been through a lot of instances that I want to do those things as well, but I stayed focus on God’s promises. He owns everything in this world. If God owns the everything why worry? The Bible says in Matthew 6: 25-33:

6:25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? (This verse tells us we are more blessed to have life. How can you eat, how can you drink, what’s the use of clothes and what's the purpose of money if you are dead.)
6:26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? (If God can feed animals how much more us; created in the image and likeness of God.)
6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? (If you worry about this everyday do you think it will make you rich? It will just add freckles to your beautiful face)
6:28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
6:29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
6:30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for
your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

My life is a testimony how God is so good. His grace is sufficient in my life. He never leave me nor has forsaken me. God promised if we seek Him first and trust His word, all things we desire can be ours through Christ Jesus our Lord.

Why not come to the Lord an ask Him to be a billionaire just like me. Ask for forgiveness and ask Him to come to your life and reign on your heart. Only God can make you rich, if its not now, if its not physical money, you have the billions no one can steal – your eternal security- no insurance company can offer but only true Jesus Christ our Lord.

So I say this, for those like me who have bank accounts with zero deposits. No worries. God never left us empty handed if He closes the windows, He opens the door.


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