MikeMisce 2013 Year Ender




"When I realize that it is not God who is in my debt but I who am in His great debt, then doesn't all become gift? For He might not have." - Ann Voskamp

Creating and watching this video made us realize more how good and gracious is our God. 2013 hasn't been the easiest year for us, in fact, it was the hardest in the 3 years of our marriage. However, our God doesn't waste anything. He never allows us to go through afflictions without a purpose. He is a God who is passionately, crazy in love with us that He wants ONLY HIM to be the first place in our hearts. He is a God who cares more about our character than our physical comfort. He is a God who gives us gifts. This year, He taught us to be grateful. To humbly receive and thank Him for every single gift that He has given us... and that include those that didn't even look like gifts in our worldly eyes.

It was only when we look back that we see, that every trial and challenge were GRACE. His Grace to lead us to the path that He wants us to go. His Grace to discipline us that we may experience to depend on Him alone. His Grace that He "gives and takes away" that we may see what are the real important things in life (and they are not things!). His Grace that we may find joy in what really matters, those that we fail to see most of the time. ALL IS GRACE after all... From the rising to the setting of the sun... and all that's in between is GRACE... gifts, that He is not obligated to give, yet, in His great love, He chooses to FREELY GIVE every single day to undeserving people like us. ALL IS GRACE. All we can say is, "Thank you LORD!"

To everyone who became a part of our 2013, thank you for the gift that you are! To everyone whom we have hurt, we ask for your forgiveness. May our eyes be more open to see the goodness of our Lord a midst all the trials and struggles, and may we all receive the gifts that He has prepared for us this 2014 with a grateful heart!

A BLESSED NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!

Saved, Living, and Standing on Grace Alone,
- Mike & Misce