When God Gives Back

The Bible says, “What you sow, you will reap.” This is a tried and tested truth when it comes to giving, especially in 012613 M2M San Mateo_0986terms of finances. 

But it’s not always about money. When God gives back, He, sometimes, disguises His blessings as perks, opportunities, and even promotions to reward the open-handed.

This is what couple Ludy and Ed Alcantara learned after they experienced another wonderful benefit of investing in God’s kingdom. After all, God loves variety, doesn’t He?

Heart For Others 

For years, it has been Ludy’s habit to watch The 700 Club Asia. As a long-time viewer of the show, the mother of two kids would usually stay up a little longer just to hear the encouraging stories featured on the program.

“At times, I couldn’t sleep. I’ll sit in front of the TV and watch The 700 Club Asia. The testimonies and the prayers are very uplifting and motivating. I would pray with the hosts and even text the Prayer Center for prayers and thanksgiving,” said Ludy.

Her husband Ed has also become used to his wife’s evening routine and soon found himself joining his wife in watching the show.

“It’s amazing how God makes miracles happen. The testimonies are very powerful and are really speaking to us, just like how the segment about the habagat flood victims melted our hearts with compassion,” Ed shared.

Upon seeing the devastation the floods had caused, the couple agreed to help by sending their pledge to CBN Asia.

“We gave our pledge to CBN Asia because we saw how Operation Blessing goes out and extends aid to the needy. We, too, wanted to help in our own little way. Our hearts were burdened for our kababayans,” Ludy explained.

“We gave, not because we were expecting something in return, but because we felt God has blessed has with so much that we ought to share it to others,” Ludy went on.

Double Promotion

After their sincere giving, Ludy and Ed’s big heart for others reaped an unexpected blessing from God. The Lord rewarded them with something greater—better than just cold cash.

“Come January 2013, God surprised us with great news.  I was promoted as manager in the bank where Ludy and I both work!” Ed shared excitedly.

To add to their excitement, that same day, Ludy also received a promotion as a regional sales officer.

“Of course, we couldn’t believe it at first. Can you imagine? Two big promotions in one day! Only God can pull off a blessing as good as that!” Ludy exclaimed.

“God’s blessings really overflowed. We are so thankful. Now, we are even more convinced that God is able to provide immeasurably more than what we can ask or imagine.  Sharing our blessings was our way of helping. But what we received in return is a solid proof that when God gives back, He does it extravagantly.” | by Deb Bataller, CBN Asia

Do you want to experience a life full of blessings and favor like Ludy and Ed? Call Call the 24/7 CBN Asia Prayer Center at 810-7176 or 810-7717 (for Metro Manila residents) if you want to know how .

16 Comments

  • raymond

    how can i contact 700 club asia

  • gay fernandez

    Maraming salamat po sa inyong programa. Dito po sa Cebu, marami po talaga ang gustong mapanood ang inyong programa kahit na ang time slot nya ay medyo gabi na talaga. Yung 8 taong gulang na anak ko po ay ina abangan nya ang oras nyo kasi gusto nya manood ako. This is my other way of being nurtured by the word of God. Ang sarap po ng pakiramdam if maka watch ako ng programa nyo. Sana po pagpalain pa kayo ng Poong Maykapal para po may marami pa kayong matulungan na mga taong nangangailangan ng dasal. Gaya ko po, i was really lost before. Wala po akong masandalan at wala rin po akong magawang tama. Pero ngayon i am freed by God. and now i have faith and love po kay God.

    • Purihin ang Dios sa buhay mo at pamilya mo, Gay.
      Tama ka, mahal tayo ng Panginoon at may plano sya sa buhay natin.
      Salamat sa patuloy na panonood kasama ang pamilya mo sating programa.
      Patnubayan nawa ng Dios ang buo mong pamilya.

  • nhemz

    -God really hears our prayers if we pray sincerely…I just encountered a problem last Monday and while I was reading the Bible I came up with a verse from Jeremiah 33:3 about our communication with God…another is on Mathew 19:26 about the things that are impossible to human but possible to God..then Mathew 6:7…it really lightens my burden..I found myself praying sincerely to God asking help and just last night He answered my prayer…God is my everything! I know nothing is impossible with Him..

    • Nhemz, salamat sa iyong ibinahagi sa amin. Patuloy lamang na ipanalangin natin ang ating mga mahal sa buhay, ating mga kababayan at iba pang tao sa ating karatig bansa para sila ay makakilala sa ating Panginoong Hesus. God bless you.

  • nhemz

    —its true po talaga na we can only find true happiness in God’s presence. Many things have changed in my life since I begin to know and accept God as my savior, provider and everything. It’s true that He came to seek the lost ones and I am one of His billions na lost sheep. Let’s pray together for unity, peace and happiness of our world as we wait for the coming of the Lord. Thanks to CBN! Mabuhay po kayo. Nawa ay matulungan ninyo ang ibang kapatid natin to realize that human is NOTHING without God!

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