30.10.12

A Waiting Bride

For I am Yours
and You are mine


I've been waiting for a moment that where the wedding bells ringing. 
Each time I am thinking of this moment my tear drop because of happiness.
and each time my heart beats, I never stop talking to Him.
the beautiful engagement on the cross brought me another world in life that makes me no stop to falling in love with Him. 
Read each word of His scripture enlightens my days, though He is not here but His words are sparkling in my heart. His whispering love words to me through the beautiful universe. 

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Oh Jesus, I've been sitting here for hours, wondering what to do until I can make You mine. I am singing a love song for You here and wondering if You're listening to me. I am dancing under this tree and expecting soon You come back to me and hold my hands. But sometimes the tiring of waiting stopping me. Your faithfulness just like a gravity that pull me back when I am almost gone in this waiting...then back here again to sing for You.

Again... I can't wait when the wedding bells ring, we stand together face to face and in love with dancing, and the heaven's melody. You are just my pretty Love, that no one could compare Your beautiful.

Dear My beloved bride, 
I go to home preparing for the moment when you'll be My wife and reign with Me forever.It just takes a second to be back for you, don't stop waiting for Me because shortly the bells will ring.I would dance with you at the time, and will find you that you are my beautiful bride.For I am in love with you, and I am with you. 

You're my beloved, you're my bride
To sing over you is my delight
Come away with me my love

Under my mercy come and wait
Till we are standing face to face
I see no stain on you my child

You're beautiful to me
So beautiful to me

I sing over you my song of peace
Cast all your care down at my feet
Come and find your rest in me

I'll breathe my life inside of you
I'll bear you up on eagle's wings
And hide you in the shadow of my strength

I'll take you to my quiet waters
I'll restore your soul
Come rest in me and be made whole


Love,  
Jesus
~As  I am waiting for You, I am made more faithful~
Dedicated for Brittany Thompson and all brides of Jesus who are in waiting.
As I am writing this, I am thinking of you all.

Much Love,

28.10.12

~Singing For Life~

Dear Isabel,

Thank you for offering the editing photo challenging and I love enjoying your blog with some of lovely pictures....and I hope you like this one :)
and thank you for following my blog, I hope you have a great week! :)


Before



1 Peter 3:3-4
Do not let your adorning be external the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear, but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.


After

Dedicated to:

Much Love,

Delvalina

27.10.12

~Another story, another struggle of me~


Then I have to write here...
I am just an ordinary girl from Indonesia, I live in developing country. The first time I know what dream is when I was 12 that God introduced me to a worship team called Hillsong from Australia. Then you would know that I am such a huge fan of Hillsong. Yes! when I was young, but now I still have collect their songs not because I am fan of them but the songs have been blessing my life. Every year, or every album that they released, I MUST have one, that's all because the first time for me I saw people worshiped God madly ( watching the videos) you know, each day I always got into my parent's room just because I wanted to watch  it everyday. I was young and I didnt know about mp3 player or kind of stuff, I only have a tape record which was really bad, but I used it every night to played the worship songs of Hillsong when I was sleeping. Since God changed my life, Hillsong was the first inspiring worship team, encourage me to be a true Christian, I know God used them for me. I was wondering each time I watched them worship " why these foreigners people really have different worship?" God used some worship leaders there to lead people come into His presence, and yes they are anointed worship leaders ( Darlene Z, Marty Sampson, Miriam Webster, Joel H, and amazing choir, musics) Each time I see them worship, I feel pumped to join them worship God, I just wanted to go there and worship God together with them. So that was a first time to me that I had desire to go to Australia. I wanted to learn English everyday by myself just because of this :D and it made better for me, I never guessed before that I will have an English blog.

When I went to the University, I have decide like 2 years ago before I went to Uni that I wanted to study International Relations just because one reason, I want to see Australia, meet awesome people, worship God with thousand people together. I feel like I have heaven on earth at the time.
But God has planed another things for me, I met an awesome guy who love God's presence and we started to be friend when I was 17, I knew him because he helped me to get a Hillsong United album which at the year I couldnt purchase it, he shipped it for me. After a year... he just became a best friend to me, and one night I dream that we were in a huge hall with thousand people, I was beside holding his hand and we worship God together and sung How great is our God....sing with me how great is our God, and all will see how great, how great...how great is our God.  I knew this song when Darlene Zschech led worship in Hillsong, I have loved this song and always teary when I watched people sing this song.

And I told him my dream, you know he just said that this song is written by Chris Tomlin, who is worship leader in Passion 268 in Atlanta, GA. Well, I never knew other worship teams before. My friend was used to go to Passion, because he went to study there, God used Passion for encouraging his life in God.  So yeah I finally know Passion. He wanted me to come to Passion Conference...and it's just so far from here...I wish States is next to Indonesia, then I could reach it. In October 2010 Louie Giglio posted about scholarship for all students all over the world in loving memory of two girls who got an accident, they're Germany students who studied in U.S. and joined Passion. I tried to apply for the scholarship...because ohhhhhhh!! I've been desperate to worship God with thousand people, you'll know how it feels...like this is what I have wanted since many years ago, and I have prayed too. So I applied by telling my experience and journey of ministries and my life as Christian. The good news!!! I was required, it just something that made me keep jump on my bed and dancing with my friend...though I didnt know if surely I'll go there. I just thinking that God has been so good to me.

In February 2nd, 2011 I applied my U.S visa, and it was really let me down, that my visa was rejected... I have known that people here said that it's hard to people from Indonesia to come to U.S. I didn't know why maybe it's just because  of politics, and or etc. I cried on the way home, I even didnt want to remember about what just happened, I felt trauma each time when I heard people say about coming to U.S. and sometimes it hurts me when I listen people sing this song.

BUT GOD, He is just like the best teacher, He knows what I have need and He knows what things that I had to walk through. I have learned what God's minds and plans are different with ours. Sometimes maybe it looks so hard but we never know His better plan, we learn to be patient waiting for His time, and we learn to obey in faithful and we learn to trust Him in every circumstance. He has set for us that what's gonna happen in couple next hours, days, months, and years.

So I still have a chance for Passion to come to U.S. I dont know when but I believed I will have it, that God has showed me His first door to me, and He has been so faithful, gracious, merciful...on my way to His next door, and it makes my hope new! I always have a new hope, when my hope is gone. And I learn to believe in Him, that He has better plan for me.

If God in silent then I will keep asking, seeking, and knocking...and  if He doesnt speak any word to me then I will keep asking, seeking and knocking, and even He says No, I will keep asking, seeking and knocking...because my heart knows Him well.

If you know Passion 268, and you've been there before and you are going to go there again...please praying for me! I want to worship God with you there :)

She is on her knees begging for a miracle.




26.10.12

~Random things~





      When my hope is gone, when the fear is strong
When the pain is real, when it's hard to heal
When the pain is real, when it's hard to heal
When the pain is real, when it's hard to heal
When the pain is real, when it's hard to heal
God, I know that You lift me up, You'll never leave me thirsty

         
 ♥ 

Been long time since I posted for the last time. Days have been going crazy busy and full color, sometimes the neon colors make me fill pumped and makes me happy, exciting, but there's moment when the neon colors turn into gray color, I cry, exhausted, want to give up, and even want to run because everything seems not sure. But God has been so faithful, He always put new hope in my heart when there's no answer.

Besides the hard situation, sometime devil use people around us to steal our peace. Like no body knows how have you been... but the other side God use some people to encourage us. What's song in my head is Kari Jobe songs " Steady my heart"

Now, I even dont know what should I write, my head fuzzy with everything, and all I want to do is hanging out with Jesus! I wish He could be here, I can dance with Him with playing my fave song, go to the beach with Him  talk about everything, and out to some beautiful spaces. I need Him so bad!! :( All that I can do is praying, it makes me close to Him.

But some other days, God made my day :) that always reminds me that He is faithful, when I am with people around me :
I was feel satisfied when I could make my friend happy with my cake for her graduation...
I also tried fro new recipe. It's one of Indonesian traditional food, it's good for cloudy whether or cold water, because here has been rainy like evenings, I love it it's taste...I would love to post here.
and baking :)
I got back my job as private teacher : I have 3 students ( 7 years old, 11 years old, and 13 years old ) I thank God for these beautiful children. Hope someday I'll post my picture with them here :) I've been praying that I need a job to help my parents provide me my school fee. God is awesome!

So here is beautiful morning, in backyard of my house...I was with my sister and cousin, I think that my cousin took nice pictures of me, and I wanted to share this as honoring of her talent  ;)
I'm not gonna worry
I know that You got me
Right inside the palm of your hand
Each and every moment
What's good and what gets broken
Happens just the way that You plan

So patient
So gracious
So merciful and true
So wonderful in all You do

And I know that You have come down
Even if to ride upon my heart
To remind me who You are



I'll find You on my knees

When my hope is gone, when the fear is strong
When the pain is real, when it's hard to heal
When the pain is real, when it's hard to heal
God I know that You lift me up, You'll never leave me thirsty
                                   




Thesis is also stressing me out, other day I just want to do something fun but new, and I decided to renovate my old shirt :D

this is I renovate my old shirt

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.
                 (Psalm 23:1-3 ESV)



All blessing to you!

14.10.12

~Tofu en la Eggs with Special Sauce~

Tofu is one of popular food in Indonesia, especially in Java called "Tahu". There are many factories for making tofu. And first time I ate tofu when I moved here in Java island :) and I like it. So here I found new recipe to work on tofu :) but if you are from other countries and you are not to used eating tofu then I suggest you to take chickens or potatoes, or any kind of food that you like instead tofu. So what's the special of this food? hmm I bet you already know that is its sauce...



Ingredients:
250g tofu
3 eggs
1tsp salt
vegetable oil

Ingredients for sauce:
3 cloves of garlic ( get fried)
4 red chilies ( depends on you if you dont like spicy then, dont add more ) get fried
5tbsp of fried peanuts (get fried)
2 limes 
50ml water
50ml soy sauce

How to cook :
whisk eggs and salt, adding mashed tofu and mixing them all, then get into fried pan to be fried.
for sauce : mash the fried beans and also fried garlic and chilies, then pour our water of the limes, with soy sauce and water ( mix them all)
then serve the tofu egg with the sauce







Whatever you do, do it in love :)

in Him,

Delvalina



12.10.12

~Easy and Cute Bow Bun Hair~

Hey Lovelies,
This is how what I have applied for my hair :)

I knew this bun style about a year ago, and I love it because it looks cute...I tried to join some tutorials on youtube ended up with messy hair, because needs many steps to get it, but yesterday I got a picture on pinterest. I just saw it once and I believed that I can do it, then I got my hair and tried to do it because it's just very easy!


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I think this one looks cute and simple! :)
This evening, my mom and me took out the all recipes books from its storage for Christmas month and I just found a recipe which is the ingredient from tofu, I like tofu! :) so tomorrow I have plan to try it, well it's Indonesian food...so hopefully you back here to see how it looks. Thank you for my Colorado sister that keep inspiring and encourage me to cooking and baking and write down here ;)

Blessing,
Delvalina

10.10.12

7 Promises of King of Glory

Dear friends,

How are you, I hope you are doing well as you are reading this post, but if you feel you are not doing well don't worry, I pray that this post will bring you Joy! :)
Last Sunday at church I was listening  about the promise of God. For me, I have read thousands and even I can't count how many God's promises in the Bible, that relieves me, strengthen me, blessing me, and promises that shown that or God is God of Miracles ( means His promises have been true for me ) and He is faithful! But these 7 promises are blown me away! and quickly I wrote these on my Bible. Well Yes, I have read these verses more than once maybe but last Sunday God has opened the eyes of my heart and my mind about these promises...so I was thinking, I want that not only me know this but also the world.

My friends, I will try to write down here what exactly cross in my mind about God's promises but I believe Spirit of God will make a revelation  for you,..Amen!


these promises will come true for you with ONE CONDITION that We Have To Win The Race.
Get ready!

  1.  He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God. ( Rev 2 : 7)
  2.  He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who conquers will not be hurt by the second death.’ (Rev 2 :11)
  3. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it.’ (Revelation 2:17 )
  4. The one who conquers and who keeps my works until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations,  and he will rule them with a rod of iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, even as I myself have received authority from my Father. And I will give him the morning star. (Rev 2 : 26 -28)
  5. The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life. I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels. (Revelation 3:5 ESV)
  6. The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name. ( Rev 3:12 )
  7. he one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. ( Rev 3:21)

All of these promises are encourage my heart to be still in love with Him,..you know how it feels when you falling in love with someone the you'd never stop thinking of him/her, and you'll do everything you can do to make him/her smile :) 

do you have one favorite promise of these promises?
My favorite one is the fourth one :)
The one who conquers and who keeps my works until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations,  and he will rule them with a rod of iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, even as I myself have received authority from my Father. And I will give him the morning star. (Rev 2 : 26 -28)
This picture of  Princess Isabel from the movie Isabel La Catolica
This story from Spain.
( I wish this film is in ENglish or Indnesian )
Isabel La Catolica RTVE
I think this picture represent my thought :)

I know well, since God found me then I am not just ordinary girl but I am a Princess! oh yeahhhh...!! :D
most of girls want to be a princess, I love old fashion just because reminds me of the old age when the kings ruled the world, I love watching kinda movie just because the the fashion, the old stuffs (vintages), and the way they did diplomacy to defended theirs throne. All are interesting. I wish I was born at that age hehe :D but I am glad I was born in this age there is no war or discrimination.

But there is more interesting then this We Will Reign with Him our King of kings,
Oh my friends, I just cant wait that someday when I will leave this world..face to face with Him, dancing in joy and peace with the heaven melody. As He crowns me as His Princess, because I have won in this fleeting world..then I will reign with Him, I cant imagine how it will be going...

I pray that we will see one each other at the time...He will crown us as heirs of Kingdom of Heaven...and I pray tha God strengthen us in this race, we will win this battle ...

Here I post one of my fave song of Brooke Fraser....each time I listen and sing this song...always reminds me when the time has come to me to reign with Him.
Soon and very soon


Soon and very soon
My King is coming
Robed in righteousness
And crowned with love
When I see Him
I shall be made like Him
Soon and very soon


Soon and very soon I'll be going
To the place He has prepared for me
There my sin erased
My shame forgotten
Soon and very soon


I will be with the One I love
With unveiled face I'll see Him
There my soul will be satisfied
Soon and very soon

Soon and very soon
See the procession
The angels and the elders
'Round the throne
At His feet I'll lay my crowns
My worship
Soon and very soon

Though I have not seen Him
My heart knows Him well
Jesus Christ the Lamb
The Lord of heaven







Much Love,

Delvalina

8.10.12

~His Kindness~

It's 2.44  am...
it's always good to me to start my day with my Lord,
and seeking Him in the morning is such a beautiful moment.
I love His presence, I love worship, and I love everything about Him.

Here I just want to share about the verse that I got today, I this this is a beautiful verse


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Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
    his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint,
    and to him who has no might he increases strength.
( Isaiah 40 : 28 -29)


Thank you Jesus! He knows that I have been needing these verses, I know He is confirming me again that He is with me take my burden, worried, weakness...
You are so faithful, gracious and Kindness..

My prayer  today :
I pray for those who need strength today, that may the Lord will strengthen them 
For those who struggle for life, God's mercy is on them...

Have a blessed week 
and for my Canadian friends Happy Thanksgiving day! hope you have a great one.

Much Love,
Delvalina



5.10.12

~Mashed Potato Doughnuts~

I am sitting for job desk now and trying to work on my thesis, but it's like I'm not in mood to do it, so I decided to write about this, but I will do my thesis after this :)
 Mashed Potato Doughnuts is one of my favorite cakes, I have known to make this since I was 14, but maybe about 3 times I did that haha :D and it's about 7 years ago since I did this...and last Monday, I was trying to make this again.

~Mashed Potato Doughnuts~

Ingredients :
wheat flour

200 g potatoes, steamed and mashed
11 g fermipan ( active dry yeast)
50 grams sugar
1 tbsp milk powder
1 tsp salt
200 ml of ice water
1 egg
50 g margarine

Direction :
Mix flour, potatoes, fermipan, sugar, milk powder and salt
Stir well and pour the ice water gradually while diuleni until well blended
Add the eggs and margarine. Knead the dough until smooth elastic
Round the dough and let stand for 50 minutes and the dough 2X the size of the original dough.
Kempiskan dough and weigh each weighing 30 g.
Shape dough into a round shape has weighed like a ball
Thin dough rollers and printing with print donut holes taste or enough dough that has been the center of the rounded
Allow the dough for 20 minutes
Heat the oil and fry the donuts until cooked and lightly browned
Remove from the pan, drain, and wait for it to cool down and then given a garnish for topping


and today I just got this quote which is blown me away :

“If you are careful,' Garp wrote, 'if you use good ingredients, and you don't take any shortcuts, then you can usually cook something very good. Sometimes it is the only worthwhile product you can salvage from a day; what you make to eat. With writing, I find, you can have all the right ingredients, give plenty of time and care, and still get nothing. Also true of love. Cooking, therefore, can keep a person who tries hard sane.”
― John Irving, The World According to Garp



 No instant cake this time or later :D well I feel cooking it's like doing a test.. you will feel satisfying with what you have done without instant way. When encouragement words come to you it is like gravity that pull you back to cook or baking again. Just saying... :)

Love,

Delvalina



1.10.12

~Amazing Grace ~


Amazing grace (how sweet the sound)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
--John Newton, Olney Hymns, 1779




I've been watching and keep hit reply button for this movie and its hymn Amazing Grace every night before go to bed :), I am out of date to knowing this movie I knew it on 2011 when a friend told me about this movie , you know I live far away from western world...

This story is such a powerful story, the most important messages that I got form this movie when our beautiful Saviour died on the Cross... all of us are equal in His sight, and let Love rules over us.



There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
(1 John 4:18 ESV)



 “Of all things, guard against neglecting God in the secret place of prayer.  
 {William Wilberforce}”

Much Love,
Delvalina

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