29.8.15

~ I'm Engaged - The Story ♥ ~

May we spend our engaged days reminding each other of Your glory, Your gospel, Your love, Your power, Your mission, and Your promise of what is to come.
I asked the photographer to sent one of our engagement picture and he captured from his compute so it look like this but cant wait to share with good quaity.


I'm engaged !! God is so good! ♥
I'm just so grateful for things that God has been working with Sean since we started to be friend 7 years ago ( March 7th 2008). I was so young 18 years old, I was huge fan of Hillsong because I love everything about worship our beautiful Jesus. I used to buy every album that released every year but at the moment my parent didnt have enough money - well they had but Hillsong CD was not in priority. One day I posted on Hillsong fanpage MySpace I told them about how I loved their worships and songs, and music but for the next album called I Heart Revolution I couldnt afford it. But Sean has a heart for caring and he sent me message to me offered me that he could help with send the cd to me. Oh I was so happy but in the other side I was not really excited because I didn't know him and didn't expected him to send one to me. I just could wait till i had enough money, but I sent him my home address.
3 weeks later the postman came and my dad called me that i got a package from U.S. I was like huh?! well, and I opened the package and whoa it's true he really sent me one! What a joy! I got that music. Then things started - I kept wondering and wondering that this guy was just so kind to me - God made me so happy through this guy. Then I started to respect him with started our friendship in Christ. Then came the end of 2008 I just wanted to be nice for him and I tried to send my Christmas card and gift. It was my first time to send the package international. Our friendship became closer - I always grateful that God could bring me a beautiful friend from far away even we didnt meet each other. 

Early 2009 - after our friendship since last year  then he asked me to be his girlfriend. Oh man! I though he already had one. I was like no way. How could I date you dear Sean we're so far.  I really expected to be his girlfriend if he were here. Then I prayed to God and fasting. I made a commitment before to not date any guy until God sent one for me. It was a dilemma and I kept asking God to confirm that if he is the one. Our God just amazing how He holds my heart for this beautiful man. So my heart couldnt deny him. I knew people would think that I'm crazy to dating but I believed God would work things out. 


2009-2014

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,  knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.
Colossians 3:23 -24

Even how  I had crazy relationship that in the distance never met in person. I wanted it all glorify His name. Our relationship kept growing and pointing to Jesus and we also wanted that both our families know our relationship. It was hard for me in early years to date him but Jesus my very best friend was there for us that we survived - our faith in Him that helped us survive for this 7 years relationship in distance. There are so many many stories and how God perfectly orchestra the universe to unite us in His presence. That could be long long writing to write here. Until we met in person in July 2014, my family loved him and also he loved my family - he even shared the story how God saved him at church in the morning, we went to worship night and people sang How Great Is our God and he just held my hand during we sang - it was like my dream 5 years ago. How awesome is our God! Friends and family kept saying "Oh finally you met!" People thought it would never happen but God made it all and comes out just like a fairy tale.

during our engagement session my sister got this for her camera :D oh! 


2015
He asked me and I said YES!  I have sensed that he would ask me that feeling came to me so strong but I thought he would do it on my birthday party or December. On 22th August at the Ngurah Rai Bali International Airport when I picked him out. He knelt to the ground and pulled out the ring and said in Indonesian " Delvalina, maukah kau menikah denganku ( Delvalina, will you marry me)?" and I was just soooooo happy and nervous, and shy that people around me looked at us hehe. and I said YES! 

Thank you  Kak Sudi, I think God has set things for me this morning and so you could go with me and took this picture

So we had planed to do our engagement picture and the photographer did amazing job during engagement shoot. I cant wait to share with you all.



“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard  nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”


  



12.8.15

~ I'll be back in September!~

Dear friends,

For God is good 

And His mercies endure forever


It's been forever since I never check out this blog.
I have missed everything here especially about our friendship.
I just wanted to let you know that I have resigned from my job and I am freelance now as private teacher.
I have more time now - but now I'm in a trip since July and I am not back until the end of August.
For God is good and His mercies endure forever!

I have wanted to write and sharing my life that God has designed.
Looking for projects that I want to share
And I have some great news for you here.


I've been thinking of you all and God has blessed me with my blog friends.

Blessing
Delvalina

30.4.15

Guest Blog :: Budgeting Your Money

Greetings friends! This is Delvalina's boyfriend, Sean, doing a guest blog post today!

I want to say thank you for praying and some of you even supported my trip to visit Delvalina for the first time this past summer. It was such a sweet moment to finally embrace after five years. Continue to pray for us as we decide what is the right path God wants for our lives together. I am planning to visit her for her birthday in August.

With all that life brings I want to talk about the importance of a budget and even speak on debt. I had the opportunity to take a financial class called Financial Peace University (FPU) at my church in Central Florida. Dave Ramsey is the speaker and if you have not heard him talk, I suggest you go YouTube him! He is very clear about the importance of using your finances in order to "live like no one else."

Here are a few statistics:

       


How are you to manage your money? Start using a budget! What is a budget? A budget is telling your money where to go each month. For example, say I make $200/month. I need to divide that $200 up amongst all the things I pay for... $20 for food; $50 for rent; $100 for savings; and $30 for entertainment. I cannot go over these amounts because that would mean I have more than $200. You would also need to factor your debts into this equation. 

I had the privilege of going to a private university from 2008-2011. Unfortunately, I had to take out loans that I am now paying off. I urge you to not do this- find ways to get scholarships or even start working to pay off college. Parents, if you are financially stable, create a college fund for your children that they can use once they graduate high school. Of course I would not be where I am today without my degree, so I am thankful for going, but my heart hurts for all the money I could be using for better things.

Lastly, I have an awesome resource that can help you manage your money and get you on the right track financially. Dave Ramsey and his team created a FREE budget app and website called EveryDollar. I urge you to go sign up and check it out! If you have any problems or need help they have an FAQ, but I am also available. I will be checking the comments and can reply to you or you can email me.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and I pray God can and will use you all for big things.


5.4.15

~ A Walk With Jesus~

Happy Easter my dear friends,

It's almost a year I dont put attention on this blog. It's just look like an old house which is not maintained. I even lost my neighbours, maybe they dont even remember who I am since I left this house.

But I am back to my house today to telling the missing stories which almost a year. I might telling for details but there's one point that is Jesus! that is my life centered.



Remember the reason why did I leave this blog?... I am working and have no computer. Working is my big distraction for things I love to do at home and even blogging. But, I know why, God has been taking me to this part of life. It's an adventure. It really is! I feel like I was playing roll coaster. 

I never imagined why did God bring me to this such a place of work. Work that takes me to meet a perfect and a tempered boss, some uncontrolled children, and super busy parents. Those are 3 parts that I hate from my job. I have to dealing with these all. However, God allowed me dealing with that just because one reason " He loves me". It's totally nonsense to say that He loves me so that's why it happened but who could reach His thoughts? No one until His will revealed in you. 

Honestly, in the 3 early months I couldnt hold it again. I wanted to quit from this job but God reminded me of the dream I had 6 months before I got this job. But in this uncomfortable place God has shaped me and taught me alot of lessons, and molded me. That's why I said He loves me.

I once talked about God with my boss, though she doesnt really know Him but it was good that I could share it. (It was a hardest situation for me to talk with her but God turned it for good)

I met some students that keep my heart beating, I have learned how to win their hearts so they could learn to respect things . ( I am trying to telling about Jesus too but sometimes I need His guide)
This was surprise from Melissa, I didn't know that she put this in my bag before I went home :)



I met beautiful parents that some of them treated me like their family. Even it's hard to meet them sometimes but I can see how they honor me. ( It's a blessing)

I still have more thing to be worried actually, it's like a roll coaster! It consumes your energy, but once you go through it you feel accomplished.  Everyday I'm afraid what's gonna happen next with my job, but I want to keep my eyes on Jesus. It's a walk with Him. A beautiful walk.

I believe each one of us has parts that where it's like a roll coaster it shocking and shakes you sometimes but when we walk with Jesus it is a beautiful walk.


Dear friends,
I have great news and I just cant wait to tell you until its right time to telling you here :)
God is so faithful and beautiful.  It is beautiful to walk with Him.


Blessed is the man
    who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
    nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and on his law he meditates day and night.
 He is like a tree
    planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
    and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.

~Psalm 1~



4.2.15

When I could not prayer for myself, He prayed for me.

I cannot sleep tonight, even I have tried to close my eyes for more less 3 minutes, A lot of things.
I'm worried too much things and it was a distraction for my relationship with God. I have tried to pray about it, I even try harder but I couldn't take control of myself...so I surrender.

Lord, I wonder if You pray for me tonight...

Please help me and please save me.
I need you.


Lord I come, I confess
Bowing here I find my rest
Without You I fall apart
You're the one that guides my heart


Where sin runs deep, Your grace is more
Where grace is found is where You are
And where You are Lord I am free
Holiness is Christ in me
Yes where You are Lord I am free
Holiness is Christ in me

Lord, I need You, oh I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

So teach my song to rise to You
When temptation comes my way
And when I cannot stand I'll fall on You
Jesus You're my hope and stay
And when I cannot stand I'll fall on You
Jesus You're my hope and stay 



24.1.15

If I could make a call to You

Dear Lord Jesus,

You know I am here,
You see the depth of my heart,
You see my tiring soul.

I need you tonight,
I need Your wishper to calm my heart.
What could I do without You.

You see? I need You all the times.
I want You here...
Now and tomorrow...

If i could make a call to you, l would have sweet chat with You . I'm hunger and thirsty of You.
I love You

Your beloved princess,
Eva

3.1.15

~ A Prayer~

Heavenly Father,
Thank you that I can learn just what it means to walk in step with You along Your path.
I want to learn to know myself better and accept myself once more,
and in the process discover how well You know me, how much You love me.
From now on I want to follow in Your footsteps and become quiet in Your presence.
I am willing to give up my own agenda, obey Your will and be Your witness.
I praise You that You are always in control,
also when things sometimes get out of hand.
Make me absolutely dependent on You and willing to place my whole life on the Spirit's control. Please warn me against dangerous distraction, because Lord, You know I am all yours! I want to practice all living a life dedicated to fetch me. Teach me to choose Your road every day and to keep my eyes on Jesus when I become tired and lose heart. Determine my path in life and help me up with all my heart. Thank you that I may count on the sunshine of Your goodness even while climbing the steepest hill.
I look forward with great longing to the day that I will meet You face to face,
when my road in life will end in heaven

Amen

~unknown~


Hello my dear friends,

Finally I'm back here, I got 11 days of holidays and today is the last day. I always get distraction for Christmas holidays and even I have no computer/laptop now so I don't much to be online except with my phone, you know I am bad to blogging with my phone. I got some messages, email, texting and some of you missing me and my blog posts. I am really sorry over that. I might not so often to be here until I have my own computer. But I'm praying for you each time I remember you.

I've been doing well and I'm still working as a tutor for English. I've been watching things that God has been working for me there, if you my last posts then you know that I almost lose my hope to work there but there I can see how God's hands working in me for His glory. 

So many plans that I have for next couple years, sometimes I'm getting scared of it all and so I decided to not thinking of that instead I give it all to God, and I want to thinking more of my relationship with Jesus, dedicate mylife for more to His glory.

My daily life for now only  Jesus and jobs hehe that sound ridiculous, I really miss time being at home and doing  things at home. But I'm so glad this Christmas holiday, I've spent much time with them, as morning  comes I have a  sweet companion for my morning devotion... actually this's my birthday gift that Sean's mom got for me :) ( wondering if any of you have this, it's great devotion book)

 


Also I've been reading You and Me FOREVER. It's a Christmas gift that Sean got for me. We've been reading this book and sharing our thoughts together 


                             

It's a great book and it's a marriage book - but  actually I can capture from Francis and Lisa that all your life you have it's centered  with your relationship with God, I just loved how they talk about our marriage with God. Church as the Bride and Jesus as the Groom. oh how beautifu and how He loves us! I just cant wait for that moment, I'm getting excited each time I'm thinking of that moment :)

So far it's from me and I hope to be back here soon.

~Here's my scripture of the year that I can share for you~


May he grant you your heart's desire
    and fulfill all your plans!
-Psalm 20:5-