“Treasure Trove of Information”

DO NOT fret because of evildoers
Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity
For they shall soon be cut down like the grass
And wither as green herb

Trust in the LORD, and do good
Dwell in the land and feed on His faithfulness
Delight yourself also in the LORD
And He shall give you the desires of your heart

PSALM 37:1-4

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour

Happy that you stopped by, and I hope you had a lovely weekend. 

Happy you walked into the vault with me today, for we are the salt of the earth and imagine no taste in your food. 

Well I like a little bit of salt, too much of it you don’t want it anymore, too little you never taste anything. 

We need to be the right amount, and that can only happen when we carry the lamp with us. 

Life is a paradox and in all things we let it shine to glorify God or be miserable in our own small box.

Happy and blessed 

What does it mean to be happy?

Yesterday I was with the youth team and went trampoline. We all had so much fun. Playing around and falling into the sponges. Playing dodgeball and just laughing our heads off.

We are all children of God and get carried away with the troubles of the world. Trouble will always come. It is inevitable!

Sometimes we have some plans in our head but the Lord has something different. 

He guides our footsteps
He watches our every move 
He is a God not to be put in my little handbag 
He is not a genie to make a wish with 
He is GOD, the Almighty, the ALL Powerful

He likes to get us away from those imaginary boxes we like to make for ourselves
Well sometimes I love to and sometimes I don’t
You can always see the wisdom in His madness

Back to the tampoline: The different yet fun way to relax and be a child for ones. 

It was so great to see all them having so much fun and jumping up and down.

Just looking at each of them running around with joy in there heart and no care in the world just living that moment 

We are called to be children at heart 

Be intentional about everything
No one gets hurts on a roller coaster 
unless they jump off or mechanical failure

“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”

– Albert Schweitzer

Sometimes a smile from us brings life into a stranger. 

What does it mean to be Happy?

Definitions of Happy according to cambridge dictionary

feeling, showing, or causing pleasure or satisfaction:

Happiness is that feeling that comes over you when you know life is good and you can’t help but smile. It’s the opposite of sadness. Happiness is a sense of well-being, joy, or contentment. 

Happy is an adjective that emphasizes a pleasant ending or something that happens at just the right moment:

synonyms for happy:

  • cheerful.
  • contented.
  • delighted.
  • ecstatic.
  • elated.
  • joyous.
  • overjoyed.
  • Pleased.

What is another word happy?

  • blissful,
  • delighted,
  • glad,
  • Joyful – the joy of the Lord is your strength
  • joyous,
  • jubilant,
  • rejoicing,
  • tickled.

No one ever complained about feeling too much happiness.

Does being happy mean you lie when you are not? 

I would certainly hope not.

What will be the point? 

God’s happiness means outside our boxes 

The boxes of self: Self indulgences 

Jesus shows us what it means to be Happy and Blessed 

Happy, to be envied with spiritual prosperous 

With life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favour and salvation, regardless of the outward conditions 

See Matthew 5: 1 - 12: The Beatitudes in the Kingdom of God (paraphrase)

Happy … 

The poor in Spirit … the kingdom is theirs
The ones who mourn… they will be comforted 
The meek… they will inherit the earth

Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness… they will be filled 

The merciful… they shall obtain mercy 
The pure in heart… they shall see God
The peacemakers… they shall be called sons of God

Those who are persecuted for righteousness sake… theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven

And it ends with:
When they revile and persecute you, and say all sort of evil against you falsely for MY sake
Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, why? Great is your reward in Heaven...

We should never forget we are in charge of our reactions
We always have a choice to how we respond to the circumstances the world throws at us. 

For His sake, not because I am in a mood and have an attitude over little things 
That does not count 

I do love Peter in the Bible, Jesus walks on water

All the disciples saw Jesus walking and Peter choose to step out of the boat 

Not all will say I got to walk on water

Well I love that because for that minute or two Peter was happy to walk on water

Then he looked around and notice the water 

His focus changed from Jesus to the water 

His happiness was gone and he was drowning

But before he sank deep

The Lord was with him

So happiness is focusing on Jesus 
Walking on water and yes the world will throw shades at me
The world will come with it storms

My eyes will move 
My eyes will look around 
My eyes will close and rest 

But my heart will focus on the Lord 

Because I know he owns my future 
Because I know He will never let me drown
Because I know He walks with me

And in my theme to glorify the Lord as I look into the Book of Revelation:

Oh what a happy and glorious day 
When the Lord will come back for His brides 

Oh happy I am that my Teacher is the Lord 
For the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge

Oh Happy I am that my God created the Heavens
For it is His throne as He watches over His children

Oh Happy I am that the Lord walks in the garden 
For He prunes all to His standard 

Oh Happy I am that our Father is Holy 
For in His Son we are made perfect

Today, if you hear the voice of the Lord 
Do not harden your heart, but be Happy that He speaks to all

Our Savior is the priest forever
According to the order of Melchizedek
Thank you again for stopping by it means a lot to me. 

Pray you have a wonderful week 🙂
We cannot control what happens around us, 
but we can control our responses.
Be bless and know that the Lord loves you

©Hannah M Vandi.

And I also pray that this verse refreshes you this week: 
'However, 
I consider my life worth nothing to me; 
my only aim is to finish the race and 
complete the task the Lord Jesus has given 
me—the task of testifying to the 
good news of God’s grace. '
Acts 20:24 NIV

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