'The king stood by the pillar and renewed the covenant in the presence of the Lord —to follow the Lord and keep his commands, statutes and decrees with all his heart and all his soul, thus confirming the words of the covenant written in this book. Then all the people pledged themselves to the covenant. ' 2 Kings 23:3 NIV
What we worship, we reflect. I love how the building reflects all the other buildings around. It is simple physic of Reflective window film reflecting light on the outside like a mirror.
Serve the Lord with Fear And rejoice with trembling I love how the Old Testament talks about the Fear of the Lord It makes me think about the world It also makes me think about the Lord Jesus So this week listening to the account of David The Books of 1 and 2 Samuel then 1 and 2 Kings Everything is vanity, I tell you vanity But we must Fear the Lord And walk with Him, for yes here I am thinking about death Well I will die, it might not be today by God’s Grace But death is inevitable For our Lord is in heaven and we are on earth Our days are but a number So let our words be few And so I continue to ponder on 2 Kings It was the way Josiah acted that got me thinking What does it actually mean true worship? I am easily distracted and it is the Grace of God that jump starts me back So I have learned not to vow Why should I provoke the Lord’s anger on me I tell you everything is vanity For as wind cannot be grasp so is life as it passes by So I say fear the Lord our God Not human, for we will all die one day So I say to my soul Why should I fear? The Lord said fear not So I listen to my God We will be prosecuted, yes we will So does that mean, I shy away Well, I could and guess what? The consequences is far greater and not worth it In the end, the Lord will say Depart from me I know you not That is far worse than be killed I tell you it far better to stand now In the crowd, speak the truth in love Be persecuted and hated BUT always Speaking the truth in Love What does that mean? It is not spite, It is not boasting It is the Love of Christ that radiates and permeates my very bones. That my mouth cannot shut up. My heart is full of compassion My heart thinks and move with the spirit within me. For greater is He that is in me than He that is in the world Yeah, back to what was I saying You can say she took a detour I certainly did not, I got distracted I must not be saying these words For what a man thinks so is he So I learnt from Josiah Worshiping God is everything we do For at work, that is an act of worship to God Who we worship we become And so I taught if I focus on the dead then I am dead If I focus on idols that don’t speak or hear then I become as dumb and blind as they are If I focus on my phone that is always distracted with all the notifications then I will always be distracted by the things of the world Lord have mercy upon my soul Lead me in the way that I should go For when You call let me answer Let me be attentive to Your Voice, Father 'Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.' Serve the Lord with Fear And rejoice with trembling
© Hannah Michaela Vandi Happy Friday and thank you for stopping by. It means a lot to me that you are here today Have a wonderful day and blessed weekend Be present in all things "We cannot change what happens around us but we can change our responses." The flesh is weak, don't depend on it 🙂 All pictures are taken on my adventures my phone or camera some edited with an app