21.8.16

~ My Sewing Corner ~

   Moving to a new Country and new home (my second home) creates new opportunities and various differences; it's challenging, yet beautiful. I realize God is the owner of my life– 
so what should I be worried about?! :)

Another thing that I am thankful for is my new family. My husband and I are still staying with my in-law's (his parents) till we find our own house. So, the other day my mother-in-law and I were cleaning the front porch and we arranged all the gifts received from bridal showers and the wedding. After we finished cleaning, we found a small space for me to use for sewing. 

Here's my sewing room that I call "My Sewing Corner" 

This room is surrounded by windows and makes me happy while I work. (sewing and crafting) :)

 

Also, I've been making a blanket for my husband from all his old t-shirts– I just finished yesterday!
Here's another side of My Sewing Corner.

Thank you for stopping by! Know that I really miss my blogging friends and am happy to back here.








21.5.16

~ Seeing the Lord In New Ways ~

I am new here... new as in: Mrs. Wright *big smile*
If you read my previous posts then you know that I was absent from blogging because of moving to the United States– starting this new adventure! I have no personal computer which prevents me from blogging (or I am just not a good person for managing my blog- hahaha!)

***

Many things have happened for me as I started this new chapter of life. 
I saw that the Lord showed up in every single moment of it. 
I do not know where to begin, but I can see Him clearly. He is beautiful. 

 

It was the happiest day in my life! 
The wedding was beautiful– just what I wanted... it reflected God; it was all about Him.
Because without Him, I would never marry the man of my dreams. Only God could do it. 
I see Him clearly. He is beautiful.

***

It was my big day, even though my parents were not there. They still prayed for me five minutes before I walked down the aisle. They even watched the entire wedding through a live stream video.
Surrounded with beautiful people, friends, family (who were strangers for me few months ago)...
I can still see Him. He is beautiful.

***

It's a beautiful thing that I can be around my favorite man all the time for the rest of my life. 
It makes my heart sing, "You're A Good Good Father." It's a beautiful thing when 
I am far from my family and friends, but God kept sending me godly 
family and friends who care for me, love me, and spoil me sometimes. ;)
Everything points to Him because we have One Heavenly Father.
I can still see Him. He is beautiful. 

***

 Everything turns beautiful, because He is beautiful.


19.1.16

~~A Great Teacher of mine~~

"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose."
(Romans 8:28) ESV



I back to this blog many times to write; before Chrismtas, during Christmas, and after Christmas, It all didn't work ( tried couple times to write...but when I re-read before post I decided not to post it. It happened many times. Ashamed! (I am not so good at managing my blog, I wish I could like some of you). And tonight I am trying to back again, and I hope I could finish well.

As you know, I am engaged and it was like boom when I wrote here the whole story of what God has done. Some people or probably myself will like "whats next?". We (Sean & I) have planned the wedding far before he proposed me. It didnt go for details until we were sure. Especially when people asked about us. I wish I could satisfy people with the surely answers. We kept plan and we answered people just like we planned. There were two things in my heart. First, I wished I knew God's mystery plans for our future, then the second is I wish we could easily married like others.

"Well God, next time if people ask me what should I say? I probably say...if Lord's willing or I have no idea... I surrender..." but God spoke me "there's nothing wrong with your answers - I just wanted to show you how I work and mold you. Thats it. Then in time people will understand through you how I worked. "

How easily when I encouraged people and write on my blog...but when it comes to me...it mess me up and I get to struggle with it. But I'm so thankful that we call Him rock and our secret place. There's a hope  when we call His name. 

 On January 3rd, we had  our celebration with my indonesian family and friends.  We planned to do it since most of them wont see me in my big day. 

With my family

People praying for us


you see how proud I was to stand next to him, not married yet but soon! and God has blessed my heart with this beautiful man

On January 5th, I flew to Jakarta for my visa stuff. I'm so grateful to see how God worked so far...I was in hard times before knew that USCIS approved but I would never knew how God's heart to me if I never been in that process :) 7 days from today I will go for my interview in US Embassy here. This is the last part that we have been waiting before we plan our wedding for details. Yay! Prayers will be appreciated for my moving to US. 


These are what God has taught me during one of these days, well, He has taught me before but once the storms come I forget what He has taught me before.  I know that probably I am not His smart student but I am still His favorite one  and He is great teacher of mine. He keeps remind me how to do this and that, He shows me the way when I get lost again and again.

If I things went exactly as I planned, I never knew how God worked. ( Proverbs 16:9)
When in the hard times I almost thought that God didnt love me and it broke His heart. Then He amazed by showing me His heart broken and yet still He loved me and forgave me. Even He showed me again and again. ( Malachi 1:2)
When I started to compare my life with someone else's then He reminded me The Parable of the Bags of Gold (Matt 25:14-30).
and s,
God works things for our good.

Blessing,
Delvalina









23.11.15

7 Days till Dressember!

 ~ For her price is  far above rubies ~
Proverbs 31

Via Mercy Ministries


It's 7 days till Dressember !!! ( you can click the link) 

When the first time I heard about Dressember in my is dress in December ( wearing dress during December) I though it's about proper look for women but when I found out it's all about campaign to save women and children from human trafficking. It started from a heart of Blythe Hill you can watch her story here.

Why I wanted to take a part ?
I adore things about womanhood - my grandmas and my mom showed me how the woman should be, and the power inside ( virtous and dignity) it always started from family ;) and women in Bible stories, & R.A. Kartini, I still have more favorite of women around the world.

I love to see how mothers lead their children to Jesus 
I love how the wives respect their husbands and empowering them in life.

I love to see women change the world.

But then destroyer came and has been using this part to reversed the truth of humanity  then my heart breaks for the ladies in slavery. 

and I love wearing dress and skirt ( some of you know it) I just feel empowered by being virtous one.


Things we can do : (Ask God  that we can do these things)

Praying (it's an investment & changes things). 
let God uses us wherever we are and whatever we do.
Spread the word (break the silence of darkness) using social media, the more people know, the more we make it less.
Take a part in campaign, and here are my favorites: 

A21 this organization run by Christine Cain 
This organization more to rescue the people in slavery.
Christine Cain is one of my favorite speakers, I never see her live but I love visiting youtube to watch her.
Mercy Multiplied this organization run by Nancy Alcorn
I knew this organization  when I was really young - I ever had dream to work as volunteer here. This organization more to help ladies for the restoration. Before this organization called Mercy Ministries but then they changed the name on October 2015 because their expanded outreach to help the ladies build their lives after saving their lives. If you see my whole blog you always see Mercy podcast :)

Dressember this campaign run by Blythe Hill.

END IT  
END IT is a Coalition of the leading organizations in the world in the fight for FREEDOM. Our amazing Coalition Partners are doing the work, on the ground, everyday, to bring AWARENESS, PREVENTION, RESCUE, and RESTORATION. Each of them is focused on a different step of the journey.

UNICEF


So ladies, I think it will be fun to wear dress during this December and spread the word. 
Are you in? 




10.11.15

~ The Mara ~

 She said to them, “Do not call me Naomi; call me Mara,for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.
Ruth 1:20




As I read the The book of Ruth, I couldn't imagine how was Naomi at the moment though she was Mara but she still trusted Him. It's hard when things are not going as we expected. She has lost her husband now she lost the two sons. Then she asked Orpa and Ruth to leave her. She didn't want them to be a part of her sorrow but Ruth she knew Naomi well , she still wanted to be with her, be a part of her sorrow because she knew there would a good thing to be with Naomi .I believe there must be a desire as a virtuous woman to be  good wife and mother or even a grandmother. Oh poor Naomi...

But, the good thing is Naomi knew that God had a plan for her. He turns everything for good. At the end by owning the name of Mara she could see the beautiful work of God. She had grandson called Obed  and there would come the Savior of the world. Not only her who could see but also people at Moab could see that the Lord truly has a great plan through the hard times for those who trust in Him (thats where I see Beautiful in bitterness).

Those who fear you shall see me and rejoice, because I have hoped in your word.

Psalm 119:74


As we are strangers in this world there's a season where we are Mara(s) and as I write this to encourage you, also encouraging myself.  I am easily person who worry at times but my heart grateful that Jesus has paid my worries at the cross. Trust in the Lord all in good or bad times that He has a great plan. 

Mara,
The morning woman of God who has hoped in the LORD.
The broken and dark inside but the Light has found you.
The beauty in the weakness.
The strength is a part of your soul.
The woman that goes through the rivers but it shall not overflow her.
The woman that walks through the fire but she shall not be burned.
The bruised  reed that He will not break.
The smoking flax that He will not quench.
The molded porcelain.
You're bitter but beautiful.


We might be Mara, a small bitter in this world but the Lord will remember us
He is just full of mercy.
Thank you sweet Jesus!



25.10.15

~Dancing in God's Style~

Style :
A particular way in the which something is done, created, or perform
A particular form or design of something
A way of behaving or of doing things

via: Pinterest


I love how people could recognize my favorite things to use, to wear, to read, to eat, & what I like to do, what should I like it to be, and how I want it looks like... My family and my close friends wont object me of my idea sometimes because they know it's my thing. There's a little pride in me when I love myself and everything about me. There's nothing wrong with that I mean being confidence. But I wont it grows up, let me dancing in it  and kills me - I should kill it first. 

Let me stop think about me, put myself as how other people would  think of me. By knowing people by what's their styles we could please them. I hope it makes sense ;)

I love pinning - it's another world that could help to improve my style - haha! but then I was pinning lot of stuff during midday. Then the voice in my heart stopped me " Eva! It would be awesome if you could pin  His style, " Oh yes! The only question is "Do I know His style?"

I wonder how many of us know God's style. If you do, how did you dig it? I think the only way is being close with Him as always and experiencing life with Him. I probably the person who not knowing His style alot - I mean He is perfect in His way. The way how He shows love, the way He works on things, the way He dresses Himself so He could show the world His majestic yet it's still humbly and simplicity.  If God is on pinterest - I bet pinterest couldn't define it. It's too Majestic, isn't it?


Everyday - you, I we, our friends, our kids, our parents, church struggling to stand till He comes back. It's not easy right? God's style that will lead us to stand.  We could know how to please Him, we even be wise and  conscious during the battle. We help our friends who almost lost in battle and we wouldnt do it if we don't know God's style.  Lets dance in His style! 

"While pinterest could help us to define our style I think faith  will help us to define God's style - dancing in it"

As I am writing this, I am praying that God reveal Himself  and we all can dance all days.

Any words could define His style?
I don't think I have - it could be described
but maybe these : majestic, humbly, simplicity

Do you have?

I will give them a heart to know that I am the LORD, and they shall be my people and I will be their God, for they shall return to me with their whole heart
Jeremiah 24:7

10.10.15

~ The Day I Renovated My Bible ~

This is a story about a friend of mine.
We have been friend for 10 years.
Comforts me
Telling me God's promises
Help me to know more about God.
Telling me the ways of life.

I bet you have one too...



B.I.B.L.E

So I decided to renovated my Bible - I will share the pictures here and telling you about my relationship with it :)



I decided to read Bible everyday when I was 9 when I met Jesus at the first time.
I have 2 Bibles, the one I had before it is now with my fiance. I sent it couple years ago since he wanted to learn Indonesian :) 
and the second one I have now has been 10 years with me.

It looks worn out


It has been one of my habit that I cant hold my hand to write on it once I get clicked of what God is telling me. I put the date and write there...so sometimes it looks like diary.
But i messed up.
The pages worn out.

and little break for the cover


Years to years I've been reading, it always new to me though I read the same thing like before.
But there's a moment when you read it and you don't understand. Mostly I find it in old testament 


I wondered why...
Oh I am in rush to read it, I caught in a daily routine.
" I want read my Bible first. then I am going to do this, and this"
That's in my mind when I was reading - it wont help me to understand. 
He is a friend, He is alive, you need to focus when you spend time together - then He will make you understand.

it's always on my desk - where I love to do things here


But,..

There is a moment when your mind is full of so much things you even are mad or upset of the situation. I was in there many times - but I really struggling my self to keep reading.
this how I secure it :)


It's like a battle at that time.
There is a you who are tired, full of things in your head and there is a you who wants to discipline yourself to honor God.  
My bible still opened but I stopped to read because I got nothing I just looked at it and started to talk with God...pour out all in my head and heart to Him.
Then I continue to read it.



One Day,

You are in rush hours, you may forget what you read that morning, or last night, or what the Pastor talked in Sunday service. 
But when He moves - the Word just splashed to your face, or whisper with tender voice.
It even CAN STOP your move at the moment.
to remind you
to strengthen you
to comfort you
to delight you



I've been there my friends....it's just powerful and I can feel the moves.

We don't have a power to memorize things inside it but the Spirit help us because we have seen the Word before.  




The other book that I've been  reading :)


***
So I've been reading my bible the more I read the more I know who Himself is.
He is just full of love and sweetness for us. 

The more I love Him, the more I read the Bible, the more I am in love with Him, the more I want to read the Bible.

which one comes first?

I would love to hear the story about you and your Bible :)


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