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

  • aye ferrer

    Totoo po ang blessings pag inuna natin si Lord,nung magbigay ako, 100x ang dumating sa aking blessings..praise god.

    • Hi Aye! Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matthew 6:33) Marami pang pagpapala ang darating sa iyong kung palagi mong uunahin ang Panginoon.

  • aye ferrer

    Thank you cbn Asia for the prayer. God bless po

  • so true, i experienced the same the blessings of the Lord is overflowing and the more you give not only in finances even your talents skills and time, He return great favors that you never imagined you will received, may it not in monetary value but with the appreciation and love from those people who received it, you will experience how God is telling you thank you and return and its goes on favors and favors and blessings keeps coming in. Glory to God.

  • angie r. annang

    Super like & I totally agree. I also experienced thesame thing. You really cant outgive God!

  • Grace Maling Balatero

    Sir Peter, I am Grace Balatero of San Pedro Laguna. I would like to thank you in behalf of my family sa lahat po ng thank you letter at materials. Very uplifting at motivating po. Especially in times of trouble. Sir, may I ask where I can find the list “The Seven things you can pray for others and for yourself. Last week po kasi nagkaron po ng system maintenance, kaya po wala kami internet connection. Lagi ko po kasi sinusubaybayan ang message ninyo sa FB. Bale po 1-4 lang po ang meron ako notes. Tapos po kahapon , Second readblocks to happiness. Lagi ko po kayong sinusubaybayan, sa TV at FB. Tulad po ng story ni Ludy I also experienced life is lighter when you are with Jesus. Tulad nga po ng sinabi ninyo sa inyong thank you letter last March 2011 says, “And this same God who taks care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” Thank you po.

    • Grace, nagagalak kami sa iyong patuloy na pagsubaybay sa 700 Club thru our tv program and thru FB. Kami ay masaya na makapaglingkod sa inyo sa pamamagitan nito. Salamat ng marami at pagpalain ka ng Diyos.

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