Thank You 2013: A Heart Full of Gratitude (Part 2)

SO here is the second and last part of my year-end blog.

For those who have not read the part one, here is the link: https://lourdygrace.wordpress.com/2013/12/29/thank-you-2013-a-heart-full-of-gratitude-part-1/ 

An endless thank you … that’s the feeling I have as this year closes. I am thankful not only for the good times but also to the not-so good times; — everything happens for a reason and a purpose — so I will always choose to be thankful. Thank you Lord for a very exciting 28 years! And yes, I am looking forward for another year … 2014! Yey!  But before that, let me finish first my list of answered prayers, breakthroughs, and highlights for this year!

6. our family’s first apo, Johan! –  Johan, he is my sister’s baby!  He brings  so much joy in our family! We love you so much! Please do not grow so fast because it only means, I am getting older LOL! But seriously, I pray that you will continue to be a good boy 🙂 Thank you Lord for blessing Him to us.

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7. Thank you Lord for these! Truly, it is You who gives good gifts that lasts eternally! 

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8. Challenges, Trials, Weakness, Pains, Cries: I thank you for each of those because it made me a stronger woman. And in times like that, I feel that God is teaching me and preparing me for greater things … so still I say, thank you Lord!

9. Open Doors. Meeting people from different walks of life is like an open door to share God’s love. Thank you Lord for the doors that you have opened.  A door that the Lord opens, surely, no one can shut that out. 

10. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Thank you Lord for Your love that never fails. 2013 was so great!  I know that You are not yet finish in showing Your love for me. i am excited and expectant for the things that You have planned for me to slowly unfold this 2014! I lift up everything to You. Even now, thank you Lord for all of those.  Let You will be done oh Lord. You know my deepest prayers and I will just continue to wait on You. Prepare me Lord for an amazing, surprising  and joyful ride of life in 2014! 🙂

2014 will be a year of unlimited good, pleasing & perfect answered prayers because I know, God has only  the best for all of us!  Let’s claim and declare that in Jesus name! 🙂

Dear 2013, you will be forever cherished and remembered in my stories for life because in this year, a love story begun …  my very own love story written and directed by God  — and it will continue to live on for a lifetime!  I can’t wait to flip on to the next chapter of His story!

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Lamentations 3:22-23

New International Version (NIV)

22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassion never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.

 

 

ECCLESIASTES 3:11

New International Version (NIV)

 

11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathomwhat God has done from beginning to end.

Thank You 2013: A Heart Full of Gratitude (Part 1)

 I guess it’s okay to greet you (still) a Merry Merry Christmas even if it’s already December 29, 2013 now! I hope you had a good celebration with your family, loved-ones  & friends! And yes, Christmas is over … but the reason for this season and that is JESUS will always cause us to celebrate LOVE & LIFE … it’s a lifetime reminder for us that ..CHRISTMAS is  .. (C)hrist gave (H)imself as a (R)eward so that the (I)ndividuals know the (S)acrifice (T)hat he made for (M)ankind to (A)chieve (S)alvation#EveryDayCHRISTmas #AllByGodsGrace #Loved #Saved #Jesus 🙂  

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December 2013 Winter in Nepal; Excuse me for my super close up selfie photo 🙂 #FreezingCold #GodsHeartBeat #Misyon

I have so much to be thankful for this year! So much answered prayers that I can’t contain because God has been so amazingly faithful and powerful! All glory belongs to Him!

1. Thank you Lord for a super exciting 28 years (of existence) Truly, this is the beginning of the year of big bang surprises! 🙂 Thank you for bringing Melvin Piza  in my life. We will always be thankful because it is You who direct our feet to find each other. You are our Director, God .. it is Your Love story.. not ours 🙂

2.  For my family, who is always there to love, care, protect, disciplined, support, accepts and cherish me for who i am; I am not a perfect daughter, but still you always choose to love me, Thank you for your unconditional love. Priceless. You are my treasures that I will forever keep.

3. For all my friends (in work, business, acquaintance,  elementary,highschool,college  and in church ), from here in the Philippines & from all over the world, I am so blessed by all of you! Thank you all for your friendship! 🙂 I have learned so many things from you. Things that helped me and mold me to become the woman that I am today. You are all God’s reminder for me that He loves me so much.

4. Ilocos Norte! It has been my childhood dream to go there .. I don’t know why I am so fascinated by that place all these years! But for some reason, I have not visited that part of the Philippines … not until this year came! So that’s a big check on my bucket list 🙂  I was able to go there & visit Ilocos Norte with the one i love, Melvin,  which turn out to be a Ilocano! — he was born & raised in the beautiful land of Ilocos Norte!:)  How  awesome is that! 🙂 God has it’s own way of surprising me eh and His plans are greater than mine & It’s truly worth the wait & so sweet 🙂 ! I met his whole clan too when we we’re there! That’s so memorable! 🙂 And yes, I met his friends, visit Victory Laoag and we attended one Sunday service there: I met his church mates and a lot more!  

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5. Nepal! Thank you Lord for using me again to share Your word, Your love, and Your compassion for Your people in the nation  Nepal. It is not about me, it will never be about me, it is all for You Jesus, to make Your name known up to the ends of the earth! 

After the mission trip, I know that I gain a lot of new experiences that I can definitely share with my family, friends and in the near future with my own family & kids! Nuux! Lord! Kamown it! Hahaha! for You only have good, pleasing and perfect plans for me! Amen! God’s timing is the best .. Yebaaah! 🙂 #TrustGod #PrayToGod  #WaitOnGod and #BelieveInGod! 🙂

God’s purpose will always always prevail and He is true to His word. Whatever He said; it will be done! Tell me all about it :)!  Just like what He said to me, 2 years ago, … He said .. 

Isaiah 55:10-11

English Standard Version (ESV)

10 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

 

And I am a living testimony of His faithfulness, love and power! All glory belongs to God! It’s just a matter of time… in His beautiful and perfect time ..

So for now, here is just  Part 1 of this post 🙂 The second and last part of this blog is coming soon! hahaha! But definitely, I will post it before 2013 ends! 🙂  My eyes is kinda sleepy … I need to rest 🙂 It’s already 1:23AM so bye folks! Thanks for reading my simple, not a  perfect blog.   From a not-so ordinary girl  …  a set apart beauty in God’s eyes! 🙂

Love Love Love 🙂

 

Goodnight / Good morning! 😀