2013 has been a looong year, already! Longest 3 months of my life. And the most difficult. I look back on 2012 and I see how blessed I have been, every step of the way God has amazed us with his love, unnumbered surprises He prepared for us.
And now 2013, again I see God at work, stronger than ever before, blessing me, but not when I wasn’t expecting it, with beautiful surprises, but when I was fallen, without hope and lost because of the circumstances I/we was/were in. And oh how much greater He is in our suffering!! Can’t compare it, what you receive from Him when you find yourself stranded in an unknown future is immeasurable more precious and intimate. I have felt Jesus like never before!
I’ve learned to trust in His provision, take what He prepares for me and accept His will and not to be fearful of the future because He holds it in His mighty hand. Life is sweet at His feet!
Jesus is alive! Let your heart believe it and receive it. You are losing the world if you won’t do it.
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Our life has been CRAZY!! Since my last post we’ve taken some major decisions, made huge leaps and put into action our faith like never before. I’m gonna number them so that I don’t loose you (or myself) along the way:
1. This year in spring we’ve decided to go back to the UK as the opportunity to plant a church arose;
2. Left for Birmingham in the summer to plant Emmaus Church and seek God’s plan for us there (see below a picture of our first ‘formal’ service meeting);
3. Moved in a house with 2 other big families (3 babies and 2 toddlers) and started to make things happen;
4. Chris and I were on our own for the first time thanks to God’s grace of providing us with a hoist;
5. Launched our business, Mezei Design in August (launch of our website in the pic below);
6. Decided to go ecological all of a sudden and changed our entire way we did life in about a week;
7. I (Nicoleta) got a job in the Marketing area ;
8. Celebrated our 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY (see photos), crazy!!! Life with Chris is sooooo good, like I never imagined. He is an amazing man and husband, each day is a gift for us when we are together.
Now, 4 months have passed since we settled in Birmingham, amazing how blessed we’ve been in all areas! And it’s awesome to be part of a church plant (in our living room!) and to see first hand how Jesus is alive and how he changes lives!
Barmouth, Wales on our first anniversary
And something we’ve been meaning to do since our wedding, a video summary of the wedding day.
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Sacrifice (/ˈsakrɪfʌɪs/): an act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy.
As we were studying the topic of “love is sacrifice” this past week we realized that we don’t know much about it. And we certainly don’t do it in its primary sense, as in giving up something very precious for someone else.
But God did. Jesus did. He sacrificed everything for a people so unworthy, so hardhearted and stubborn. For me, even though he knew I will not choose to follow Him on my own, that I will sin and brake His heart. God died for me in the most brutal way possible. Think of God dying…very hard to imagine isn’t it?
Not many recognize Jesus’s sacrifice. And not many know what acknowledging it will do for their lives: “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (1John 4:9-10).
1 John 5:11
“And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.”
Watch the video to understand how this looks like for those who say ‘yes’ to the blood shed 2000 years ago, by Jesus on the cross.
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F., our 2 year old niece, slept over last night. And in the morning we got to catch her on camera in all her sleepy glory :)). She is just so sweet and pure, we love her to bits! So, this is a post for all her fans (and she does have a lot).
She takes this after me :D…
…and she takes this after Chris :)))
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Last year, a month before the wedding, we went on an amazing and serene trip to the Danube Delta. Although I live about 200 km away from the delta I have never been there. We sailed down the Danube on a restaurant type small ship with Chris’s family for 2 days with a night’s stop in a small village at The Big Fish Vila.
I am a water lover, but I generally prefer rapid rivers in the mountains. But the Delta just impressed me immensely; the quietness and the beauty of the channels of water and the flora and fauna are unique, just as the Danube Delta is unique in the world. I couldn’t put the camera down for the most of the trip. But I did take some time to take a swim :)!
An army of pelicans!
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“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:10-12
“For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
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Such a packed year 2011. Probably the most eventful and crazy, in a very positive way. We have been so blessed by so many people, we’ve crossed valleys but also reached mountain tops, and every second we felt God’s hand at work. Oh, He is so faithful! Wedding preps, moving house, finishing Uni, going through the wedding, travelling abroad 3 times this year, graduation and starting a new life as a couple, in all of these we had many answered prayers.
Since the beginning of December Chris and I began to create our own family traditions, little things that will be only ours to pass down. And I think it’s working, and we’re having lots of fun whilst at it. Three months have gone since our wedding but it really seems longer, like we’ve been together since forever and we cannot perceive everyday life without each other (it might sound cheesy but that’s how we feel, and many times life IS cheesy! :D). We said it to many people and we say it again, we strongly recommend marriage :)! Can’t wait to enjoy our first Christmas together!
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