These 5 Tips can Help You Build Positive Relationships with Your Children!

Are you wondering what are steps you can take to build strong, positive relationships with your children?

Sit down, relax, and let Beyond Small Talk guide you!

Actress, mother, and Beyond Small Talk guest Princess Punzalan talks about parenthood and shares 5 practical tips to help you improve your ties with your little ones:

1. Praise your children

According to the parenting website Raising Children, praise is when you tell your child that you like what they are doing or how they are behaving. Telling them praises such as “Good job!” or “What you did was amazing!” nurture their confidence and sense of self.

Likewise, it lets them know that you love them and believe in their abilities.

“I noticed that praising them is important. When they do something right, they are happy when we notice it. We are human beings; we want to be appreciated. We want to be loved. Our children respond well when we praise them,” Princess explained.

2. Do fun things together

Raising children is a challenging task – especially during this pandemic when you are all cooped up inside your home. But it is also fulfilling, and it can be fun!

Having fun doesn’t need to involve a serious activity or expensive trip. It can be as simple as riding a bike or playing a game together – as long as everyone enjoys it. Whatever floats your boat!

As Princess puts it, “It’s good to build memories where you are having fun with your kids.”

Parenting NI agrees, noting that spending special time with your children helps encourage communication and strengthen family bonds.

3. Talk about their feelings

When was the last time that you asked your children about how their day went? What about how they are holding up during this pandemic?

If you haven’t talked about their feelings yet, today is a good time to start!

“Let’s ask them how they feel. For some people, it will be harder to express their feelings, but I have seen that the more we talk about our feelings, the easier we can deal with them,” Princess suggested.

4. Join a support group

Support groups – whether online or offline – can bring comfort and friendship.

Whether they are your trusted friends and relatives, churchmates, or people in your community, it is helpful that you have the support of other parents who are going through the same situation.

These people can guide you, pray for you, and empower you to become a better parent.

5. Write down what you appreciate about your children and share it with them

What are the things that are praiseworthy about your children? Write them down.

Jot down those well-meaning words on your post-its, gratitude journal, or note app on your phone. Then, share it with your children.

The act may seem simple, but an encouraging remark from you every now and then could be all that your children need to feel that they are seen, heard, and loved.

May the love of the Lord rule in your home!

“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.” (Colossians 3:15 ESV)

For more tips about nurturing relationships, watch the next webisode of Beyond Small Talk this coming Saturday, May 29, 2021, at 7:00 PM on The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and YouTube channel!

5 Keys to Strengthen Parent-Child Relationships – Beyond Small Talk

There is no such thing as a perfect family.

Despite good intentions and best efforts, parents can still fall short. As children grow up while parents grow old, disagreements may arise. Misunderstandings may become frequent, too.

If you can relate to the statements above and you are wondering how you can better your relationship with your parents, Beyond Small Talk is here to help you!

Actress Princess Punzalan, who wears the hats of a daughter and a mother, shares 5 keys to improve and strengthen parent-child relationships:

1. When you see your parents trying to reach out to you, do your best to respond.

Have you heard the famous adage, “It takes two to tango?”

It is also highly applicable to nurturing your relationships. Say your parents are trying to reach out to you, be willing to respond.

It does not have to be a lot. Spending a few minutes each day to have meaningful conversations with them can help strengthen your bond. Communication is key!

2. Tell your parents how much you appreciate them.

In his article on Psychology Today, Dr. Neil Farber noted that emotion plays an important role in the development and trajectory of parent-child relationships.

Appreciation is such a powerful emotion. So take the time to tell your parents how much you appreciate them.

If you are still working on expressing it verbally, Princess has a suggestion to help you start, “Maybe you can write something to your parents and tell them how much you appreciate them.”

3. Thank your parents for what they have done for you.

What are the things that you love about your parents? What are you grateful for?

Think of the things that make you thankful for your parents, then tell them. Your well-meaning words may come as a surprise at first, but they will never go unappreciated.

Sure, not everyone is good at expressing their feelings. But thanking your parents once in a while for what they have done for you would be a great practice.

4. Point out what you love and appreciate about your parents.

Your parents may already know that you love them, but wouldn’t it be nice if they hear it straight from you?

You may never know all the sacrifices and tough choices they had to make for your own good, but if you recall any, let them know that you see their efforts.

Princess recommends, “If you recall a tough decision that they had to make for you, it would be nice if you can point that out and thank them for it. And I am sure it will warm their hearts.”

5. Learn to let go and forgive.

Adulting is challenging, but parenting can be hard, too.

Every person who walks on this planet has his fair share of mistakes and shortcomings – and your parents are not exempted. Holding on to your parents’ mistakes would do you more harm than good.

“If in case you have resentments and you feel that your parents are not ready to talk about it, just let it be. Let’s forgive,” Princess said, assuring that you can always bring your pain to Jesus.

There is no such thing as a perfect family, but there is a perfect God.

Nurturing a harmonious relationship with your parents takes effort, mutual respect, and most importantly, unconditional love. Pray and believe that God can help your family be united in His perfect love.

Do you find these tips helpful in strengthening your relationship with your parents?

Let us know in the comment section below!

For more inspiring content, don’t miss the next webisode of Beyond Small Talk this Saturday, May 22, 2021, at 7:00 PM, on The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and YouTube Channel!  

Ready to Quit Drinking? Overcome Alcohol Addiction with these 5 Tips!

You drove by a liquor store and could not help but buy a drink. You went home and opened the first bottle, the second, the third… until you lost count. You have been binge-drinking for months and the quarantine only triggered your alcohol use.

Deep down you know there is something wrong – and you are struggling to stop drinking.

Do not worry, your help comes from God! (Psalm 121:1)

Here are 5 practical tips to help you overcome an alcohol addiction, from The 700 Club Asia and Beyond Small Talk host, Erick Totañes.

Tip #1: Surround yourself with the right people

Alcohol addiction could be an incredibly confusing thing. You need people who can help you set things straight.

Who are the people that you surround yourself with? Do they encourage you to curb your drinking, or it is the other way around?

Whoever they are and whatever they do, Erick has a suggestion for you, “Make sure that they will lead you to the right influence.”

Tip #2: Look for a church community that will journey with you 

The road to recovery is not a straight path. Temptations are everywhere so relapse could happen. The pandemic, along with other life troubles can make you seek comfort in a bottle of liquor. One wrong move and you are down the rabbit hole again. 

That’s why it is important to have a solid support group by your side.

These people who love you with the love of God will correct you out of genuine concern. These people will journey with you toward recovery. These people will let you confess your sins and weaknesses to each other and pray for you that you may be healed (James 5:16).

Tip #3: Be open and teachable 

Keep an open mind and be willing to acknowledge your mistakes – then forgive yourself. Ask God to help you accept criticism, advice, and wisdom from others.

“Humble yourself. We must have a teachable heart. When the people who care for us give us advice, let’s accept it,” says Erick, which leads you to Tip #4.

Tip #4: Listen and follow godly advice 

No matter what age you’re at, remember that learning doesn’t have to stop. You can learn, unlearn, and relearn things that will help you overcome alcohol addiction.

Erick realized the value of heeding godly advice when he himself struggled with alcohol addiction before becoming a pastor, “To the young people, follow your parents. To older ones, listen to the good advice of your friends and loved ones.”

Then, pray for discernment. Prepare your heart to receive, filter, and apply those words of wisdom to your life.

Tip #5: Start today 

Start seeking ways to overcome your triggers. And if you suspect that you are no longer in the driver’s seat of your life, start seeking medical treatment. Start changing your mindset and lifestyle. Start finishing your recovery by starting today.

How?

If you don’t know where to start, Erick affirms that you can always start with God, “If we come to God with humility, acknowledging that we are sinners and we have made a lot of mistakes, God is faithful to cleanse and forgive us from all sins.”

You can start today because there is a God who loves you. Nothing is too late nor too heavy for Him. Surrender your life to Him and He will do the heavy lifting of all your stress, troubles, and even alcohol addiction.

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous, so that He will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9 NASB)

If you want to break free from the shackles of alcohol addiction, we want to journey with you through prayers. Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 and we would love to pray for you.

Looking for more inspiring content? Catch the next webisode of Beyond Small Talk this coming Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 7:00 PM, on The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and YouTube channel!

3 Tips to Protect Your Mind from Anxiety during the Pandemic

To say that the pandemic has been a difficult season would be an understatement for many. 

Some people have lost their loved ones, others lost their jobs. All the health, economic, and political turmoil many have gone through have been perfect recipes for anxiety to rise. 

If you feel that everything that is happening around you has brought bouts of worry, fear, or even loneliness, you might be wondering what you can do to protect your mind from anxiety.  

Keep anxiety at bay with these tips from the inspirational speaker and Beyond Small Talk guest Carl Pascua: 

  1. Reconnect with your loved ones

The more you keep your negative emotions to yourself, the more it gets worse. 

Life happens, that is why it is important to have people around you during tough times. Whenever you are down, anxious, or frustrated, trust that your family and friends are willing to listen to you and cheer you up.  

If you don’t know where to start, here’s a challenge for you: Name 3 people in your life that you can talk to about your anxious thoughts. Call them. Ask how they are doing and tell them what you are going through.  

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2 NIV) 

  1. Spend time praying and reading the Bible

How’s your prayer life? 

Whenever you feel anxious about anything, you need to pass that ball to Jesus Christ. Slow down and spend time with your Heavenly Father.  

“Why?” Carl asked. “Because our greatest comforter is the Lord.” Every time you pray, God gives you peace – the kind of peace that would guard your heart and mind amid any pandemic. 

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7) 

  1. Do something that can give you fulfillment and a sense of purpose

Try to identify the source of your anxiety, then make room for something that would take your mind off it. 

What are the things that give you joy, fulfillment, and purpose? What activities do you enjoy the most? 

Whether it’s supporting pandemic-hit families, encouraging other people, or sharing God’s goodness, know that God is pleased when you do things for His glory. 

Isn’t it wonderful to know that you can be the light and love this world needs? 

“We can share the goodness of the Lord amid unwanted circumstances. It’s all about what Jesus can do if we do things for His glory. All we have to do is trust God in good times and in bad; to obey him, then favor will come. Blessings will overflow,” Carl ended. 

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” (Matthew 5:14 ESV) 

Do you feel like your anxiety has reached an all-time high during the pandemic? 

Let us know in the comments how you are doing so we can pray for you. You may also call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 or email [email protected]. 

For more meaningful content, don’t miss the next webisode of Beyond Small Talk this coming Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 7:00 PM, on The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and YouTube channel!  

This is How You can Cope with Pandemic Stress | Beyond Small Talk

Imposed quarantines from time to time, news about the rise and fall of COVID-19 cases here and there, plus health and safety reminders everywhere – as you may have realized, the world is battling this pandemic for over a year now.  

How are you holding up?  

If these unsettling scenarios create feelings of stress and anxiety to you, know that God wants you to be free from all worries (Psalm 34:4). 

God gives you the power to break free from stress! 

This Stress Awareness Month, know how you can help yourself in dealing with your pandemic stress, with some essential tips from an inspirational speaker and Beyond Small Talk guest, Carl Pascua. 

 

Tip #1: Slow down and rest 

Did you find yourself feeling extra stressed when the pandemic started? You are not alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it is natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during the pandemic. 

Perhaps, uncertainty becomes the gasoline that fuels your stress fire. 

Don’t worry. You don’t need to force yourself to be okay all the time. Carl suggests that you process your emotions, know where the sadness or stress comes from, and do not forget to take a much-needed rest. 

Tip #2: Exercise and stay healthy 

Science has long proved that your mind and body are strongly linked. 

“Remember, a healthy body can result into a healthy mind and a good emotional condition,” Carl reminds. 

The American Psychological Association backs this up and specifies that as your mental health declines, your physical health can worsen, and if your physical health declines, you can feel mentally “down.” 

So get off the couch and start a simple exercise routine, and be extra mindful of what you eat! 

Tip #3: Talk about your problems 

Whether it’s a family member, a trusted friend, or a mentor, sharing your thoughts and concerns with other people can help relieve stress. Likewise, you can help others feel that they’re not alone, too! 

Like you, each person you know could be fighting a battle you don’t know about. So don’t hesitate to reach out. Encourage each other and build each other up! (1 Thessalonians 5:11 NLT) 

Tip #4: Let go of the idea about control 

Who would’ve thought that by 2020, going to malls, restaurants – or even work – could be a health risk? Who would’ve thought that by the summer of 2021, you would be cooped up in your home and praying for a pandemic to end? 

Nobody. 

But it happened, and this goes to show that no matter what your plans are, you cannot control everything. Ease your pandemic stress by letting go of your need to control things, and trusting that Someone greater is always in control – Jesus Christ. 

As Proverbs 19:21 ESV puts it, “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” 

Tip #5: Put your faith in Him 

If anything, the pandemic proved the famous saying, “Everything changes, except the word change.” 

If you put your happiness and trust in things that change – like career, health, or even relationships – you might feel stressed when things don’t work out the way you hoped. It’s high time to put your joy and faith in a God who never changes. 

“Other people may not understand everything that is going on in your life, but God knows. That means you can go to Him, cry to Him, and you can seek help from Him. Problems can be big, but our God is bigger, our God is stronger!” Carl ended. 

No matter what you’re going through, keep going! You can always find comfort and overcome through the help of your merciful God! 

“In the multitudes of anxieties within me, your comforts delight my soul.” (Psalm 94:19 NKJV) 

Do you feel overwhelmed or stressed? 

We are here for you. Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 and we will pray for you. 

Mark your calendars and catch the next webisode of Beyond Small Talk this coming Saturday, April 24, 2021, at 7:00 PM, on The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and YouTube channel!  

Afraid of Rejection? Here are 6 Tips to Help You Overcome

Have you ever been rejected? 

Many people have experienced some kind of rejection and it changed how they feel about themselves and the world. Some were deeply hurt, while others remain crippled by the fear of being rejected again.  

If you are one of those people, this article is for you! 

Check out these 6 practical tips to help you conquer your fear of rejection, from an inspirational speaker and Beyond Small Talk guest, Carl Pascua. 

 

Tip #1: Know that it is normal to be rejected

Rejection comes in many forms. It could be as big as being turned down for a dream job or as “mild” as a friend put you on “seen” when you invited them to hang out. 

You see, people will experience rejection at least once in their lifetime. Rejection hurts, it’s almost inevitable. But accepting that rejection is part of life will help you deal with it. 

 

Tip #2: Understand that fear of rejection will limit you 

In an interview with NBC News, social and personality psychologist Mark Leary says concern with rejection is normal. However, the fear of rejection might prevent you from seizing good opportunities. 

“But being excessively worried about it — to the point that we do not do things that might benefit us — can compromise the quality of our life,” he warned.  

Don’t allow the fear of rejection to stop you from doing new things, taking risks, or chasing your dreams. If you are too scared of what other people might think of you, you might want to ask yourself, “Whose life am I living?” 

 

Tip #3: Learn self-affirmation 

No one can ever invalidate you if you have already validated yourself. 

That is one of the reasons why positive self-affirmations are important. They are phrases or statements that you repeat to yourself, to restore self-regard and help you overcome negative thoughts, based on Claude Steele’s Self-Affirmation Theory. 

So whenever you feel like you’re caught up in negative self-talk or struggling with fear of rejection, list down the positive affirmations to encourage yourself. As a start, take a deep breath and tell yourself: 

 

“I am free from fear of rejection!” 

“I accept rejection with a positive mind.” 

“I accept myself no matter how others may think. I am worthy and loved!”  

 

Tip #4: Have a support group 

Simply put, surround yourself with people who will encourage you and love you enough to tell you which areas in your life need improvement. 

As Carl suggests, “It’s important to have a group who can motivate us and can be honest about what we can improve about ourselves.” 

 

Tip #5: Take rejection as an opportunity for growth. 

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade! 

Instead of wallowing in sadness, see rejections as redirection or an opportunity for growth. Remember, you have the power to turn that seemingly negative experience into a positive one. 

Ask yourself, “Is there something that I need to improve?” “What does God want me to learn from this rejection?” Nobody is perfect, but everybody can grow! 

 

Tip #6: Hold on to Someone bigger and greater 

The idea of rejection doesn’t have to hold you back, because God’s got your back. 

“If we see ourselves as small and inadequate, we can hold on to Someone who is powerful and greater – and that is our Creator. No matter what other people think of me and my abilities, I believe that God is sovereign over all,” Carl affirms. 

Whenever the fear of rejection creeps in, praise God for who He is and who He made you be. 

Praise God that you are loved! 

You are worthy! 

You are special! 

You are God’s masterpiece! 

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (Psalm 139:14 NIV) 

 

Are you struggling to overcome your fear of rejection? Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 and we would love to pray for you. 

Don’t miss out on the next webisode of Beyond Small Talk this coming Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 7:00 PM, on The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and YouTube channel!  

How to Overcome Insecurity? Beauty Queen Answers in Beyond Small Talk

You’ve had enough. 

You are fed up with insecurities ruling over your life. 

You are tired of faking confidence in front of others and you just want to be a really confident person. 

Beloved, to be insecure is not part of God’s plan for you. As a matter of fact, you were made to be free and confident of who you are in Jesus Christ! 

And yes, you can stop being insecure. Beauty queen and Beyond Small Talk host Venus Raj suggests tips to help you overcome insecurity and fully embrace your God-given identity. 

Tip #1: Ask yourself why you are feeling insecure 

Only when you know the real cause is when you can heal the root and liberate yourself. 

So instead of wallowing in your insecurities, the first step is to face and analyze them one by one. On your journal, write down all your insecurities and ask yourself, “Where do I think this insecurity comes from? Why do I compare myself with others?”  

It’s time to recall that life experience or deeply rooted childhood trauma that caused your insecurities and fear, so you can start to heal. Overcoming insecurity doesn’t happen overnight, but you can start praying for them and re-writing a positive belief about yourself. 

Tip #2: Stop comparing yourself with others 

To Venus, comparing yourself to others can be healthy if you want to learn and improve. However, if the comparison brings you to a point where you feel bad about yourself or you feel better than other people, then you should stop. 

She admits that despite being a beauty queen, she also had a fair share of insecurities, and eventually learned from them, “I realized that the main reason of my insecurity was actually comparison. Comparison kills, and comparison is not glorifying in the eyes of the Lord.” 

Tip #3: Be honest with God. Let Him know what you feel. 

Insecurities are deeply rooted in fear — fear of not being enough, fear of what other people will think of you, fear of exposing your weaknesses to the world. 

It could be hard to overcome your insecurities when you’ve been living with them for so long. 

Thankfully, the Word of God is here to remind you of this truth: 

“The Lord is my light and my salvation— 

 whom shall I fear? 

The Lord is the stronghold of my life— 

    of whom shall I be afraid?” 

(Psalm 27:1 NIV) 

The solution to insecurity is not to attempt at perfection, but to rest in the stronghold of your life – Jesus. You cannot knock out all your insecurities at once, but you can work on them one at a time with the help of a perfect God that covers all your imperfections. 

So don’t be afraid to be humble, honest, and vulnerable to God. Whether it’s physical, emotional, financial, or intellectual insecurity, you can pray and ask Him to heal them one by one. 

Don’t allow the standards of others to dictate how you feel about yourself. As Venus puts it, you might struggle with your insecurities, but they don’t define your identity. 

“We cannot overcome insecurity apart from the one who gives us security, and that is the Lord. Your emotions are valid, but I pray that you would find your security in the Lord again. Nothing can fill in the void that is in our heart that’s supposed to be filled by the Lord alone,” she ended. 

You are whole.  

You are fully accepted. 

You are loved. 

So starting today, keep your head up high. You are precious in your Heavenly Father’s eyes! 

Are you still struggling to find your worth, value, or identity? Are you crippled by insecurities? 

We are here to encourage you through prayers. Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 or send in your prayer requests to our Facebook page.  

Watch out for the next webisode of Beyond Small Talk this Saturday, March 3, at 7:00 PM on The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and YouTube Channel!   

Keep Your Child Focused and Engaged while Learning at Home! Here’s How

What are the challenges that you and your child encounter during distance learning?

For some children, it can be challenging to maintain focus and stay engaged as they learn inside your home-slash-classroom-slash-quarantine place.

The good thing is, with your supportthey can still thrive amid challengesYou can ensure that they would participate well during their classes and accomplish their distance learning tasks.

To help keep your child focused and engaged, check out these simple yet helpful tips from online educator and Beyond Small Talk guest, coach Lyqa Maravilla.

Sit by your children in the same room 

Just like how children want to see their parents while having classes at school, they will also be at peace knowing that there is an adult who looks after them while they learn from home.

“If the kids know that there is an adult supervising them – even though they are busy with their own tasks – can keep them from dozing off or not paying attention to their teachers,” coach Lyqa explains.

The Family and Children’s Agency agrees that being around your child is a huge help. Also, it would be helpful if you start and finish the day with a simple check-in with your child. Ask them about their learnings, schedule for the day, and resources or help needed.

Set up a reward system for your child 

Keeping your child engaged in lessons for several hours a day is not easy. But with a bit of effort and a sprinkle of creativity, you can encourage them to stay on track. 

Coach Lyqa suggests that you reward your child for completing their distance learning tasks and assignments.

If they participate in their online classes, if they follow their schedule, it would be nice if they can trade it for points. It could be an extra screen time for movies or other activities as a reward. That way, they have additional incentives and something to look forward to,” she shared.

Providing immediate positive feedback, according to the John Hopkins School of Education, is also a great way of rewarding your child. Apart from sincere words of praise, a reward could be a simple star, ice cream, or extra minutes to play before bedtime.

Parents like you are now juggling more responsibilities than usual. Yes, the new learning setup is a huge challenge. But, it is also a great opportunity.

It is an opportunity for you to spend more time with your little ones, teach them, and learn new things together. And who knows, you might learn new things from your child, too.

As you begin to see it that way, may you lean more on God’s wisdom. May you pray more and trust more, knowing that God will find ways to return your trust and prayers.

Be in faith that He will guide, lead, and protect you and your beloved child.

“The LORD is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.” (Psalm 28:7 NLT)

Do you have worries about your child’s learning this pandemic?

We hear you, and we are here to pray for you. Do not hesitate to call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8737-0700 or send in your prayer requests to our Facebook page. 

For more tips about learning amid pandemic, catch the next webisode of Beyond Small Talk this Saturday, October 24, 2020, at 7:00 PM at The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and YouTube channel. 

3 Tips to Increase Your Income during this Pandemic | Beyond Small Talk

Are you looking for ways to increase your income even amid this pandemic? 

If yes, then you’re in the right place!

Here are Beyond Small Talk guests Vic and Avelynn Garcia to share with you 3 simple yet significant ways to help you learn more and earn more during this crisis. 

 1. Know God’s plan for your life

The well-known Jeremiah 29:11 verse says that God knows His plans for you, and His plans for you are good. But, do you know exactly what those plans are? 

Knowing God’s plans and purpose for your life will help you realize His will for your finances. And how would you do that? By calling unto God – as told by the succeeding verses:

“Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:12-13 NIV)

Instead of calling the Lord, we tend to call our friends or someone who would lend us money. God becomes our last resort,” says Avelynnemphasizing the importance of seeking God first before venturing into any business.

Seek God and ask Him what venture you must take, when, where, and how you can take it.  

 2. Pray with all your heart

You don’t know what to do? Tell God. You have no idea how you would earn money? Tell God and ask Him for wisdom.

If you are wondering whether you should get a new job, put up a new business, or take another sideline – here’s the good news: God knows which path is best for you.

So before you plan your next step, Vic suggests that you pray with all your heart and ask, “God, can You tell me what You know so that I could do Your will?” He added, “With the limited time and resources that we have, we cannot afford to guess and commit many mistakes. 

3Do not forget to give tithes and offering

During a financial crisis, it might be extra challenging to let go of any peso. Yet according to Avelynn“Most of the time, you go broke because you do not give to God. 

When you allow God to intervene in your finances, He will surely bless your obedience. After all, all things work together for good to those who love God, isn’t? That is the same promise Malachi 3:10 brings: 

“‘Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. 

Are you asking God for wisdom about your finances?

Allow us to join you in prayers. You may call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8737-0700 or send in your prayer requests to our Facebook page.

Has this article blessed you? Let us know in the comments section below.

Stay tuned for the next webisodes of Beyond Small Talk on Saturdays, 7:00 PM, on The 700 Club Asia YouTube channel and Facebook page. 

Feeling Stressed because of COVID-19? | Beyond Small Talk

Last 2018, the Philippines ranked as the 2nd most stressed and most emotional country in the world in the Gallup’s Annual Global Emotions report cited in an article entitled Philippines among most stressed, emotional countries — Gallup report by Gaea Katreena Cabico of Philstar.

If you are one of those that experience sudden bouts of irritability, low energy, chest pain, and rapid heartbeat among others, you might be experiencing stress.

Know that you are not alone in this. Stress is something that everyone deals with even before COVID-19’s spread, but not all take it seriously despite its debilitating effects in the physical body, mental health, and relationships.

Now that a pandemic is going on, levels of stress and anxiety doubled and tripled.

In this season of Beyond Small Talk, learn how to manage your stress and anxiety, gain wisdom on the cause and effects of stress, and get to know practical self-care tips that will surely help you improve your work-life balance.

All that and more with your hosts Paula Salvosa, a youth pastor and mental health advocate, Archie Dela Cruz, counselor at Amara Counseling & Training Center, and your resident host, Peter Kairuz, CBN Asia President & CEO.

Catch it every Saturday, 7:00 PM on The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

Are you stressed with the changes brought by the ‘new normal’? We would like to pray for you. Whatever hurdles you may be challenged with, you don’t have to carry that burden alone. Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 or send us a message on the CBN Asia Facebook page!

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His love for you is endless. That’s the kind that never fades. He reminds us all of his love for us in Jeremiah 31:3

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What It Takes To Believe in God

His love for you is endless. That’s the kind that never fades. He reminds us all of his love for us in Jeremiah 31:3you with unfailing kindness.

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The Fearless Life | God’s Word Today

His love for you is endless. That’s the kind that never fades. He reminds us all of his love for us in Jeremiah 31:3