23.9.16

~ The Master and Me ~

The young lions lack and suffer hunger;
But those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing. 
-Psalm 34 :10-



Our trip to Asheville is one of my favorite memories from my honeymoon. While driving we laughed, talked about our dreams and future, and sung our favorite songs. Sweet memories indeed :)  Whenever this memory comes across my mind, it always puts a big smile on my face.  All the sweet memories remind me that He is a good, good Father... this is just a small piece of His faithfulness in my life and I believe there are many more blessings to come.

When we visited the Biltmore Estate, I was amazed by the every detail of the house. The majestic front door, the windows, every room, even the garden– and not only me, everyone there stood in awe. I wondered, "Who is the master?" This building consists of simple pieces that transform it all into something majestic.  

Looking through all the pictures and sweet memories... I am amazed for what the Lord has done to me. I am fragile, easily broken, but my Master– He is the the Master of masters. He can grab the broken pieces and turn them into something majestic. 



If today I own the world and tomorrow I lose it, what does it matter?
My Master never changes, He is still there...
He is the only One that really matters. 

As I write this, I encourage myself in that I shouldn't be worried because I have seen how my Master worked in the past. He is still there and always will be! :) Reminds me of the verse at the top, "... those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing."

15.9.16

~Handmade Shabby Chic Wallet~

Dear friends,
It has been awhile since I posted any crafting or sewing projects. Well, I have been crafting and sewing, but I never had the chance to take pictures and show you. :)

I am really happy to have my sewing and crafting corner - it's a place where ideas pop in my mind– my happy place.

Today I finished making a wallet. I own a small purse and big wallet which bothers me... so, I decided to make my own, smaller wallet!

 

This is what I used: fabric, thread, cardboard, double sided tape, lace and ribbon.

 

First, I designed the shape. I wanted it to look like my passport case so I drew the shapes on the cardboard and cut them out.

Second, I covered the cardboard with fabric using double stick tape and combined both sides together. This is where I added the pockets too.


Now, after you put them together, sew the edges with ribbon. 



I also created a flower design from lace for the latch to keep it closed.
 

After sewing the sides, I put lace around the ribbon.


All done!

 
  

I hope you are inspired to create something beautiful.  

~Let all that you do be done in love~
1 Corinthians 16:4


Delvalina




28.8.16

~My Portion Forever~

~Whom have I in heaven but You?
And there is none upon earth 
that I desire besides You~
Psalm 73:25


This is one of my favorite verses. Imagine that Jesus is your heart's only desire all the time. All that you can see through your eyes is His beauty. :)

One thing I pray constantly is: "Dear Lord Jesus, please keep my heart close to You and never let me go." I know my life is falling apart without Him. Sometimes there are moments when I don't feel connected to His heart. I feel empty and desperate. When the sorrow and pain come, they make me feel even worse. The enemy is looking at me and ready to do me in... My heart is crying– crying, "God, I need You, please help me!"  I am there sometimes... but Jesus always wins. I do know that He has so many ways to save me and has saved me. Remember that! :)

I try to keep my heart constantly close to Him– even though the hard times. I read my Bible even though I don't feel like it. I pray even though there are many things distracting me. I even made a place for myself to clear my mind and my soul, remember My Sewing Corner? I use that little corner for me to meditate on His word, a place where I feel encouraged and can think of Him.

 

When my soul was embittered,
when I was pricked in heart,
I was brutish and ignorant;
I was like a beast toward you.
Nevertheless, I am continually with you;
you hold my right hand.
You guide me with your counsel,
and afterward you will receive me to glory. 
Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that 
I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart 
and my portion forever.
Psalm 73:21-26 


Dear friends,  I have everything I want now (it seems), but it's still not enough without Him :) I feel like I am hunting His presence day by day. Have you ever felt the same way? Tell me how do you keep your heart close to Him? How do you pursue Him when there's a wall in the front of you?

Our hearts long for Him, but sometimes the world creates a border. I am sure He loves us and He made the way to find us... even when our hearts are grieved and we don't know how to find Him.

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? 




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