I love my job! Everyday at work I meet and interact with different interesting people including celebrities if lucky enough.
Just last week I got a chance to meet for the first time the “Fighter of the Decade” our very own, a Filipino, Hon. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao. Almost everyone knows Hon. Manny especially those whose in the boxing field. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time as He is the first and only eight-division world champion.
Hon. Manny & His group including His wife Jinky were in transit in Singapore. They just arrived from Melbourne and connecting to Manila in few hours time. Manny is really humble and kind man. When me and my indian colleague (Manny’s avid fan) asked Him if we could take a picture with Him, right away with no hesitation He stood up and pose with us with a smile even though He was still a bit tired from His previous flight.
Hon. Manny Paquiao is not only focused on sports, He also joined politics which is in fact He is currently a Senator in the Philippines. And He was elected as a Congressman on His previous term in Philippine government. Unlike other politicians, Sen. Manny is running an office in the government not because of money (He has a lot of it already) but because He wants to serve His countrymen especially the poor. I can really see His sincerity and willingness to serve and help the unfortunate. His heart is with the poor. He can always feel them coz He was from there. It’s where He came from.
It is so amazing How God works in His life. From scratch to a very rich man. Whatever His status in life now, His feet is still on the ground. A very down to earth and generous man.
One thing I admired Him is His strong faith in God and He is not ashamed to share the gospel to others. He leadeth His family to church & live a christian life. He always give back the glory and honor to God for all the success and things He got. And He shares it to others. No wonder God has bless Him so much as He is a good steward of God riches.
His life is so inspiring.
God bless u more, Sen. Manny!
I had a lower right abdominal pain for about a day. At first I didn’t pay attention to it for the pain was still tolerable but then when I noticed the pain never go and found myself waking up early at 03:00Hr in the morning because of discomfort, I then decided to go to the hospital to see a doctor. I was worried for the symptoms were likely an appendicitis. The doctor have examined my blood, urine and have made an x-ray of my back and lower abdomen but they found nothing. I was a bit in relief to know that there’s no findings but I was wondering what was the caused of the pain.? Maybe I should assume it was just a muscle strain and peptic ulcer from jogging and working-out with a stomach empty before I had the pain. The doctor recommended me to undergo a “CT scan” but I refused when I came to know the amount I have to pay. It’s too much for me, it was almost half of my salary and that time I didn’t have that amount of money in my pocket. The doctor then asked me to sign a waiver and then gave me some medicines. The pain was gone the next day. Thanks God for the healing mercy.
I just realized there is nothing in our life which is more valuable than “good health.” Sometimes we work so hard to earn money that we even forget to take a rest. Our body is not indestructible if we don’t take care of our body it will just give up one day and the money we earned through hard work will only be spent for hospitalization or medications, our work will get affected until we lost our job and so as our income. Our precious time will be wasted lying down in bed instead of enjoying it, spending it with our love ones. We can’t do much and we become less productive. Everything we have – money, time and even possessions will all get into waste if we get sick. There’s no happiness & peace but pain, sufferings and expenses. We need more money for health and we must also find ways to get more health for the money.
I remember what my colleague have said. We called Him uncle for He is the oldest employee in our company. He is already 64yrs old but still fit and kicking. He works just for fun. He is funny, always giving foods to everyone and love to make dirty jokes but I learned something from Him.
He told me while I’m still young and have job I must take care of my future. I must invest on two things…Money and Health. Money to use to survive and sustain a comfortable life when I become old and jobless. And health as we get older our body inevitably start getting slower and weaker but atleast if we take care of our health we can remain fit and away from illness until we are very old. To stay fit and healthy, I must exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, stay away from bad habits like drinking and smoking and of course enough sleep and rest. Remember our health, our future depends on how we live today.
Have a happy and healthy life…Life is beautiful!!!
I attended Sunday Worship Service & I was so blessed with the lecture given by Pastor Calixto Fermantes about “Poverty”. It was very interesting. I will share it with you so that all of us will be reminded & aware of what to do and don’t to avoid poverty biblically . I learned that violation of God’s words brings financial loss put us into poverty.
1. Being immoral with a woman/man. – (Prov. 5:10)
2. Spending too much time to sleep. – (Prov. 6:11)
3. Getting money by doing evil. – (Prov. 10:3)
4. Failing to be deligent. – (Prov. 10:4)
5. Having a stingy attitude/selfish heart – (Prov. 11:21)
6. Provoking your family to anger – (Prov. 11:24)
7. Getting money without labor – (Prov. 13:11)
8. Refusing to listen to reproofs – (Prov. 13:8 )
9. Too much talking – (Prov. 14:23)
10.Being slothful – (Prov. 19:15)
11.Loving pleasure/vices – (Prov. 21:17)
12.Using usury using loans – (Prov. 28:8 )
13.Following vain person – (Prov. 28:19)
14.Trying to get rich quickly – (Prov. 28:20-22)
Good luck, think wise and be rich in God.
God’s cylce of Riches & Poverty
(Deu. 2:37, 4:30-37)
1. Riches – Deu. 8:18
2. Test – Ps. 62:10
* Discern evil motives
* Dedicate riches to God
3. Poverty – Job 1:21
* Bad investment
* Acts of God
* Sacrificial giving
4. Faith – James 2:5
* Set your affection
* Claim God’s promise
* Secure provision
May this be our guide in our daily living.8)