Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Secrets of a Pastor’s daughter 10 - The best decision of my life




What did Pr. David have different that caught my attention? It was on a Wednesday in the Cathedral, only three days had passed since the day we met for the first time. He called me and asked me a question that left me stunned, he said: "I came here to get married, not to waste my time and I want to marry you, do you want to marry me? "Hold on a second?  He did not know me well! How could he be so sure? You see friends, this certainty, this determination and seriousness is what caught so much my attention. He knew what he wanted, he was not indecisive, he was not looking for someone else or comparing me with anyone else.

Resuming, within a week of meeting each other he asked for my hand in marriage to my parents, in a month he returned to Puerto Rico and five months later he returned for our wedding. You may think: but so soon? How did you know he was the chosen one from God? I will tell you: in the other posts I had said that I always had a doubt if the other ones I had dated were from God and this doubt was really the proof that they were not. With my husband it was different, since the day I met him I remembered my prayer request, God had confirmed in my heart that he was the right person, even though he had all that I had asked God, I still made a last prayer asking God that if he was not the right person for me, that He would do something to prevent this relationship from moving forward, because I wanted God’s will to be done not mine. Every time I would speak to him by phone, each time he mentioned to me about the people of the Church and asked me to pray for the people, every time he told me a testimony, it would give me the certainty that my place was to be by his side. His faith, his determination, his integrity, his courage and character only confirmed what God had shown me all along, that he was the one for me!

As I said in the previous post, I did not want to get married so young, I had other plans for my life, I wanted to graduate and get married around 25 years old, but that was the moment of my test, I had to make a decision very seriously, deny my dream of becoming a professional and leave behind my family in which we were never apart or put my life on the altar to serve Jesus fully. I admit it was hard for me to make this decision, it was my sacrifice, my resignation to be worthy of serving Jesus. Then, on 02/02/2002 we got married in Rio de Janeiro. I decided to leave behind everything to serve my Lord and I don't regret any bit of this decision. Of course on the day of saying my goodbyes to my family, we all cried a lot! I cried a lot, because I was  never separated from my family, and me being the older sister, leaving my brothers behind hurt me a lot. Besides, I knew that maybe I would not see them anymore, because I was going far away to Puerto Rico with my husband.

You know friends, my husband and I are very different. He is Puerto Rican, his main language is Spanish and he has very different habits from mine. We were raised differently. And yes, after the wedding we faced many struggles, the adaptation phase, I had to learn his ways and language and I have to say that it was not easy, we have to depend on God and learn daily, having God shaping us every day. But I also know that when it is the will of God when He chooses the person for you, even if we go through tough moments, each day that goes by we find out that we were made for each other. It is not a blind, unbridled passion, but an intelligent love, a love that comes from faith. A love that makes us grow, mature, be better. I can tell you that I am a person infinitely better than I was when I got married and I thank God for blessing me so much. The secret friends, is to wait and to trust in God. While you are waiting, serve God doing your best, with your ALL, not with second intentions, but because you love Jesus, you love to serve, you love to do the will of our Lord. If you give your best now, God himself will call you to continue serving Him at the Altar for you to continue giving your best.
A big kiss to all and next week I will write about my husband’s part, what he did and how he knew I was the right person for him. A big kiss and see you then. God bless you.
Juliana Furucho
Translated by: Tatia Oliveira

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

good morning Mrs. your strength is my inspiration. im also busy with kids husband and want to do the work of God. sometimes i get tired because there is no time for myself. but you did it with Gods strength. so can i. as long as i depend on God.

Sindiswa Qwalana said...

Wow, true blessings come from total surrender and trust in God, God he honors the one that serves as He said in the Bible, it us never in vain to wait on God because He will give us the best, if we give Him our best aswell,thanks for sharing Mrs I can't wait for the next topic..

Mmapitso Hellen said...

Our intentions really matters because it's what God looks at.

Ashley Pierre said...

Wow! This blog gives me hope, because in the midst of you giving God your all, he gave you your Heart's desire. I realize as a woman, I always want to be in control. I always want to know how everything is going to work, but that is God's job. This gives me courage to aim, courage to fight and remain Faithful to my God. To follow him with Faith alone and nothing else.

Ashley Pierre said...

Wow! This blog gives me hope, because in the midst of you giving God your all, he gave you your Heart's desire. I realize as a woman, I always want to be in control. I always want to know how everything is going to work, but that is God's job. This gives me courage to aim, courage to fight and remain Faithful to my God. To follow him with Faith alone and nothing else.

Natalie Cerda said...

Amen ! Great story ! I can relate so much to your story. Reading what you wrote is like I was going through the same thing at the moment. Thank you ! You don't know how much your experience has helped me ��

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