~~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.



Regine Karpel said...

Thank you

Pam Williams said...

Love the photos and your story of the lessons God is teaching you. Praying you and Sean have a wonderful life together and that all the details will fall into place just right for your move here. Blessings, Eva!

Ceil said...

Hi Delvalina! What a joy to see you on your blog again. I can understand how hard it is to write sometimes. It comes easy at times, hard at times.

Thank you for your wonderful photos, especially the one of all the people praying for you. What a blessing! You are being asked to wait and be patient as you do what you need to do to get married. That's hard. And yet you are being so faithful. You are a great witness to me of faith. I have problems with fear, and you don't show any of that in your writing. You use Scripture to keep you strong, I love that.
God bless you on your way my friend. Be strong, and God will fight for you!

Olga Rani said...

Hello Delvalina! Many people start blogging, then stop it, then again come back. It is perfectly fine, we all have our ups and downs, days full of energy as well those when we are lazy. Anyway, it was nice to hear from you again and to read the latest news. I hope the interview goes well and soon you will start your new life. All the best to you!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Hello, Dear Delvalina! So nice to see you are blogging again and that you are coming close to realizing your dreams. I wish you many blessings as you move forward. So lovely to see you standing with Sean in front of your family. Oh, I know this must be a happy and a sad time - thinking of your new life, but having to leave your old life behind. Sending you courage, hope and trust in God as you move towards your dreams. Hugs xo Karen

Stephanie said...

My sweet Sister, you have been heavy on my heart for the last several weeks. You are going through so much right now and I am praying you adjust to life in the states with ease. God is your strength and I know He will guide you.

My heart rejoices with you, dear Eva. This is an exciting time and I hope you are able to enjoy it to the fullest.

I am here for you if you need anyting. LOVE YOU!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Dear Delvalina, So nice to see you here again and thank you for the sweet visit and comment.
Your photos are lovely and I know you are on a journey of change and growth. God will see you through and direct your path. It is both exciting and sad at the same time, but the best part and the great blessing is, you walk through it all with the Lord by your side.
Lovely photo of you and your love. Blessings to you both as you continue your journey!!

Karen said...

I am very happy for you, and pray you will be very blessed and I know you will be a blessing to many people. Wonderful family photos!

Jedidja said...

Who are you now?

Arystha said...

Kak Eva, I miss you.
I miss reading your blog, and here I am, scrolling every post of this blog :)
Happy to read this post, knowing you're very happy in photographs, with Sean too :D can't wait to read your post when you're in USA (even though I can see you on Facebook, but I still love to read it on your blog ^^)
Have a brightful day, dear Kak Eva! ♥

Arystha said...

PS: I've changed my blog url, Kak Eva. Here is the new url: http://kuratade.blogspot.co.id/
Not a new blog, still the old one, just changed its url :D

Terra Hangen said...

I am blessed to learn about your story, and how you keep trusting God as you move toward this marriage. I love what you wrote about how you are not His smartest student but you are His favorite one, and He is your wonderful teacher.

Holly said...

Beautiful post. Congratulations! So exciting! Holly

Amy-Anne Williams said...

What a wonderful story. Also hey dude, I couldn't remember where to find your blog but I found you on a previous blog comment and I'm glad to say that I'm here again c:

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