I can’t believe that this blog more than 10 years. And I can’t believe how the Lord has answered a lot of my prayers, cries and surrendered desires shared here, specifically on marriage and missions. Almost 10 years of preparation, with so many altar calls, prayers and death to self-will of which you can read from my previous posts. All I can say is, Lord, thank You for not answering all my prayers (which turned out to be just kadramahan), and THANK YOU for patiently waiting for me to be ready for Your perfect will.
And now, that I am now married, a mother and is now living her dream of being in the mission field, I am thinking of reviving my blog, to at least have an outlet to share my experiences, on what it is and how it is to be sent out. What do you think? 😀
Anyway, just to keep my tradition of posting at least once a year (haha!), let me share to you some of my 2017 highlights.
April 22, 2017 – I became a mother. My son was born through Caesarean section. Conceiving and birthing are just two miracles that still gives me that awe and wonder of God’s power.
August 24, 2017 – My last day in Emerson, after nine years. Heart crushed, yet rejoicing. There is a sacrifice to pay when we choose to obey and follow God’s will.
August 27, 2017 – Sent out. Hills of Zion gave the blessing to our family as we go to Cebu. So many many many tears and prayers.
August 28, 2017 – My husband’s 30th birthday and our first day in Cebu. Indeed, God’s plan is precise and always in perfect timing. We have entered our promise Land! (Now, it’s time to conquer it!)
September 3, 2017 – My husband was presented in the church as the new associate pastor. Thank you Lord for the opportunity to serve you. Lord give us grace to be faithful.
September 11, 2017 – Day one in my new work. An entirely different industry, but I trust that God will see me through, by His grace. 🙂
December 25, 3017 – First Christmas in Cebu.
A lot of emotions and memories are filling up my heart as I write down the high lights of my year. It’s difficult to be separated from the people I love and treasure, but it is more difficult not to be in center of God’s will. And so as we walk on the next days, months and years, we rely on God’s grace to keep us steady in pressing on towards the goal in winning Christ in our lives.
God has turned our pages and we are now ready for new stories and adventures as we faithfully heed our call and do what pleases Him.
May the foundations of Zion be firmly established, may His church be prepared to be a spotless bride and may His people be ready and prepared for His coming.
Hear, O daughter, consider and incline your ear [to my instruction]:
Forget your people and your father’s house;
Then the King will desire your beauty;
Because He is your Lord, bow down and honor Him.
More grace to surrender. Good bye 2017 and hello 2018!:)