Monday, 21 March 2016

Secrets of a Pastor’s daughter 9 - The right person




After months of tears and pain, I made a decision and said: "I don’t care anymore about my love life and I will give my all for God's work and finish my studies." I wanted to major in law so that, when it was time to go to the altar, I would go with a degree to help further in the work of God. And that’s what I did.

I used to go to the Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro where I was an assistant, very happy to serve.  Tuesday's at the deliverance services, were very busy, because I used to go to school and work, then I used to leave work running to arrive on time at the Church meeting and be able to make strong prayers for the people and deliver them. I would leave Church exhausted but with an immense joy of having the opportunity to help those who needed to be free. Sunday's I would spend the whole day in the Church, attending almost every meeting and I would only go home after the last meeting of the day. I remember I used to have a prayer book where I wrote down the names of all the people who I used to help so I could pray for them.  I would take the prayer book home so I could pray for each one of them and I would do a follow up in the Church as well.

My life was very busy. I would go to high school in the morning, go to work in the afternoon and at night I would go to Church. I used to live really far and I had to ride two buses in order to get home. Sometimes I would get home really late, still I had to do my homework and prepare everything for the next day. On Saturdays I took a course in web design in downtown Rio de Janeiro, it would start in the morning until the evening. I wanted to learn as much as I could to be more useful in the Work of God. That period of my life was very busy and tiring, but I was very happy, doing what I loved the most. Until one day, a Sunday, my father received a call from Bishop Romualdo(The Head Bishop at that  time) asking to see my father and I because he wanted to talk to us. I froze lol. The bishop wanting to talk to me? What was it? When we got there, the bishop told me that there was a pastor that had arrived recently and he asked if I would like to meet him, my father and I said yes right away lol. When he came with the pastor, I froze up again and immediately in my head I remembered my request in the Campaign of Israel, he was the description of the man of God that I wanted. He was exactly my Israel prayer request !!! There was only one ‘but’: He did not speak Portuguese, Spanish only, and now? So Bishop told us to go out and get to know each other better, to talk and go to Bob's Cathedral and not to worry with the language that it would be all right and we would understand each other. And so we went.

When I would look at him,  it was as if God made me remember everything I had requested, including his physique. So I thought, good, body wise he can even be what I wanted, but what about the spiritual part?  It was then that I started to ask him about his life testimony, and he told me everything. I had asked God for a person who had been in the world and that God had changed his  life completely, and he was exactly that. The more we talked the more I saw that he was my prayer request. Including in the love for the souls and the love for the work of God. Our entire conversation was about the work of God. But I had another ‘but’: I had decided to study and only get married after college. I did not want to have a relationship with anyone at that time. Soon after that first conversation, I was in denial. I did not want to date, I did not want to be in a relationship, I wanted to finish my studies and continue to be an assistant. But this Pastor had something different. Why did God make me remember my Israel prayer request? Why did he show up at moment in my life, so fast? Only 6 months had passed since my last date and of my decision on giving  my life 100% to the work of God! And now, what do I do? A thousand thoughts went into my head. What was so different about him? Next week I will tell you the little secret lol. God bless you all and a big  kiss. 
Juliana Furucho
Translated by: Tatia Oliveira

5 comments:

Sindiswa Qwalana said...

Mhhhh..God shows us the signs and the decision relies on us what to do next..if we have peace with our decision God He confirms and gives us wisdom on what to do,thanks for sharing Mrs.

Mmapitso Hellen said...

Wow
God knows what is best for us and always gives us exactly what we want as long as we trust in Him.
Interesting....

Ashley Pierre said...

I want expecting to read this in the blog, but I am definitely going to read the next part!

Ashley Pierre said...
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Natalie Cerda said...

Thank you for sharing your experience !
You taught me that even though we have plans maybe Gid doesn't have the same plans for us and we have for ourselves. That's why we must always make sure He is in control .

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