The Voyage of the week!

'“Fear not,” he replied, 
“for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 
Then Elisha prayed and said, 
“ Adonai , please open his eyes that he may see.” 
Then Adonai opened the eyes of the young man and he saw, 
and behold, 
the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. '

2 Kings 6:16-17 TLV
Edited in Prisma app with Reflection

The battles of life… Life is a journey with ups and downs 

It does seem like the storms are raging and the boat is full of water and soon there will be no place to hide…

Yet that might seem like it BUT what doesn’t kill you can only make you come alive more

When I read through the journey of Samson one has wonder… and as I got inspired by chapter fourteen of Judges

Temptation is part of life and not sin but a door
And blessed are you that does not walk through that door 
To his surprise a young lion came roaring against him
So many battles in the world…

Where is our hope? 
The enemy comes to steal, to kill and to destroy 
The enemy seeks to devour it pry
The enemy prowls like lion and 
woe to you if you are alone 
Woe to you if you are among the vineyards alone

Where is our hope?
Not on our heels
For he is swifter than us
Not in our weapons 
We are naturally not armed 
Not in our hands 
Which are weak and not ready to fight 

Where is our hope?
But in the spirit of the Lord our God 
By Him we can do all things 
By Him we can stand and fight 
If God fights in us 
Who can resist us 
For we have a stronger Lion in us than 
The lion outside prowling against us 
So I say where is our hope?

'Let our hope be in the Lord From this time forth and forever.'
© Hannah Michaela Vandi

Thank you for stopping by 
It means a lot to me

Have a wonderful day and weekend.
Hope to see you soon 
Be blessed

All pictures are taken by moi and some modify with the help of technology, I mean apps 🙂

Praises –

55:

'If we confess our sins, 
He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins 
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. '

1 John 1:9 ESV
I will praise You with my whole heart
Before the gods of the world 
I will sing praises to You
And worship Your Holy Name

O Lord my God 
Search my hearts and know me
Guide my thoughts that it will be 
A sweet aroma in Your sight

For marvellous are Your works 
And my soul knows it so well
I will Praise Your Holy Name
For my thoughts are not hidden from You

O Lord my God 
Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I hide from Your Presence 
I haven't always been the person You have created
Nor have I loved You always with my whole heart, mind and soul

Your eyes saw my substance before I knew who I was
How precious are Your thoughts towards me
How great is the sum of them
That one can never add it up 

You are my God
Hear the voice of my supplication 
O Lord my God, the strength of my Joy
Lead me in the way everlasting 
Thank you for stopping by
God bless you in your journey

Secure yourself to the amazing Father
and the Lord of our Saviour Jesus Christ

Walk in His promises for Your life
Write them down

Say them out loud to yourself or anyone who will listen

Glorify His name especially in the bad weathers
His promises are trustworthy all the time

© Hannah Michaela Vandi

All pics are taken on my walks of life
some modified with apps to see a different angle 🙂

“Treasure Trove of Information”

'David sent messengers to the men of Jabesh-gilead and said to them, 
“May you be blessed by the Lord , 
because you showed this loyalty to Saul your lord and buried him. 
Now may the Lord show steadfast love and faithfulness to you. 
And I will do good to you because you have done this thing. '

2 Samuel 2:5-6 ESV

Hi and welcome to the vault, another week has started. Hope you had a good weekend. 

My weekend was warm, sunny and relaxing. It was also an interesting weekend… 

On Saturday as I was at home and not feeling up for anything and just down and as the enemy came to attack. Well below is a poem I wrote to my soul and myself to focus and not lose hope. I write a lot of poem to God..

My heart belongs to the Lord 
My heart is for God 
And in Him the rivers of water flow

He directs all the rivers flowing in my heart
In the right direction
Because we belong to the Lord

My soul let us let the flow of water 
Be directed by our Lord and Saviour 
My soul let us listen to the sound of 
The river as they flow 

My soul let not our heart be lazy 
My soul let us seek the Lord with all our might 
My soul let us worship His Holy Name

In the moment of our weakest the enemy comes like a lion, he is not one but prowls and looking to devour anyone. He has no authority over our lives. So I started to write a poem to God and to redirect my focus from me to God

From my circumstance to my God.

Yes, Saturday was a lazy day but after finishing the poems, I got up and went shopping for presents for my mum. Her birthday is tomorrow and also got a present for the baby (my friend’s baby). The baby shower I went to yesterday. I was very tempted to get myself something but I did not even with 70% discount, I am so proud of myself.

On Sunday, I went to one of my pastor and a friend to pray for me and he gave the scripture of 2 Corinthians 10:5

It is amazing that our faith is activated when we step out. 

In the midst of trial God speaks to us through people around us

God is good, there is no doubt about that and you know He is good when you are in the fire and come out stronger, with no smoke smelling on you.

Everyone has a way to speak to God, mine is poetry… what is yours? It is a gift, use it!

And always remember He listens and He directs 

Above all, always Listen to His small whispers for He wants all your attention 

So, on Sunday after church I went to the baby shower and it was just so different and so much fun and so much food and an honour to be invited to share this day. Games were played, as well as children running around. Yes it was different and so lovely and the theme was bees. I LOVED IT

Edited in Prisma app with Leya

Welcome to the vault: thanks for joining me on my weekend tour, follow me, let us see what we can find today. Oh look, as the world economy is going down. It is always good to look at our Financial well-being!

Financial well-being is one piece of the overall spectrum of our well-being and when it is jeopardised, it may be felt in the other areas of our lives.

Financial well-being is also about feeling secure and in control of your day-to-day finances. And having enough money to pay for the bills, with a plan to deal with the unexpected costs

Habits that can help:

Talking to someone either spouse, friend, family member or financial adviser or your bank:

Helps you to plan your financial future more effectively

It is also good for the mental health 

Make a plan:

Just making a plan can be a weight off the shoulder

Research has shown that financial wellbeing can have a positive effect on both physical and mental health.

Part of making a plan is – Budgeting:

it is a helpful tool and by creating a budget it helps you to look at your spending and how much is available to repay each month if in debts. It gives you an idea on areas that you can free up more money and if possible save.

It is also not just a tool to make a plan BUT helps prioritise debts. When you prioritise debts this may help you feel more in control of your money. 

And always remember if it is too much you can always get help with either the government services available for help with debts or whoever you bank with may help you to consolidate your debts.

When it comes to debts: whatever you choose, always try and pay as much as you can to try and reduce the amount of interest you pay each month.

Food for thought:

Having a poor financial well-being has a knock on effect on our physical health, mental health and our relationships.

A good financial well-being is one part that leads to happier, more confident, more productive life both at work and personally.

Whatever you wanting to do with your finances, have a goal in mind and that will help you get there quicker!

Oh dear, look around. It is time for me to say goodbye but... hope to see you again.
Thank you again for stopping by it means a lot to me. Good bye.

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
Lots of Love 

©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

In a journey of what to look for in the world! All my Nutrion, Financial and Exercise are information only and not advice.

All pictures are mine taken on the phone or camera and some edited in app 🙂

“Treasure Trove of Information”

Finally, my brethen, be strong in the Lord
and in the power of His might

Ephesians 6:10

Welcome to my vault, come in, it is very lovely that you dropped by. 

Hope you had a good weekend. My weekend was a great one, very sunny on Saturday and showers of blessings on Sunday and it was also a dark and gloomy day.

The contrast
A very big contrast in life 
It can be sunny and joyful 

Yet it can also be dark and 
I can be completely blinded by the darkness

How long can the darkness continue 
My spirit is broken 
My days are extinguished 
My eyes have also grown dim because of the sorrows
And everything around me 
Are like a shadow

Yet the joy of Lord is my strength 
Let Your words be a light to my path
Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You

Yes Lord, my God and my Saviour
Yes Father, let those that love Your Salvation
Say continually let God be magnified 

Come Holy Spirit 
Make haste to me, Jesus 
You are my Helper and my deliverer 
Lord do not delay for I am poor and needy
O God do not be far away from me


Yes the darkness can feel like a long time as listen to the devastating news
Praying for a miracle 
Praying for a change 

I will always hope continually 
And I will praise You yet more and more

Come, know that there is a time for every season 

Let’s see what the vault has in store…

Hydration :

No one can survive without water. Water makes up to 60 percent  of our body weight and it is needed to keep our organs functioning.

Keeping hydrated is necessary for many of our important bodily functions to take place. 

Why is it important?

It help to remove waste products in the urine

Lubracts our joints

Transports nutrients around the body

And controls the body temperature 

It can also help to make the skin look good

Dehydration is defined as the excessive loss of water from the body and it occurs when people lose more water than they are taking in.

Lose of water from the body can occur by 

Urination

Defecation (diarrhoea can cause excessive water loss)

Breathing out (water is expired in the breath)

Sweating 

vomiting

Tips to avoid dehydration during the day

Drink little and often through the day – try keeping a bottle with and remember to sip it throughout the day can prevent dehydration

Don’t wait until you are thirsty before drinking water

Monitor your urine colour. Urine should be pale and straw coloured. Dark coloured urine indicates dehydration

Replace caffeinated drinks with non-caffeinated drinks

Tips to avoid dehydration during exercise

Try not to start any exercise if you are dehydrated, as it will only make you more dehydrated

Don’t wear too much clothing during exercise as this will cause excessive sweating

Sip water throughout the exercise session

Replace any loss fluids immediately after an exercise session

Use reminders to avoid dehydration:

Always aim for a gradual increase of water intake 

It also good to become aware of how much water to drink to help you keep on top of it and avoid dehydration

Use reminders – an alarm on the phone to remind you to drink some water every 1 – 2 hours or get an app to remind you. You can also use sticky notes around you to remind you.

How much water do I need?

The amount of water varies as it depends on the climate and what you spend your time doing.

Six to eight glasses is the recommended 

The amount of fluid loss each day should always be replaced by the fluids drunk and food eaten. This will prevent dehydration. 

The exact amount to drink daily does depend on:

Age – as you get older the body stores less water and the kidneys don’t work as they once did

Physical activity – the more exercise you do the more you need to drink

The climate and environment – if the weather is hot and you are sweating a lot more water is needed, if the house is warm or office with either a central heating or air conditioning then more water is also needed. Both air conditioning and central heating can dry the air

If pregnant or breastfeeding – more water is needed as you are more likely to develop constipation.

Rehydrating after caffeine

Coffee or Tea has a diuretic effect which means it can also increase the amount of water loss by the body. This does not necessarily lead to dehydration, it does mean that, when drinking coffee or tea, make sure to drink enough other fluids to keep hydrated. Also make sure that the other drinks are low in sugar or caffeine.

Oh dear, look around. It is time for me to say goodbye but... hope to see you again.
Thank you again for stopping by it means a lot to me. Good bye.

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
Lots of Love 

©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

In a journey of what to look for in the world! All my Nutrion, Financial and Exercise are information only and not advice.

All pictures are mine taken on the phone or camera and some edited in app 🙂

The Voyage of the week!

For I am the Lord, I do not change;
Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob

Malachi 3:6
Edited in Prisma app with Aqua

As I come to the end of Jepthah’s story 

He is a man of faith and in the Hall of the faith filled people in Hebrews 11:32

His story is unique yet the people of Israel are still God’s people 

He was chosen 
We are chosen 
We are God’s people 
People might discount you 
But God sees the value in you and everyone chosen

So when Jepthah met his daughter and was downhearted yet he did not break his vow

I have given my word:
Jesus, You are my Lord and Saviour 
I declare that You are my only focus
I declare that I am part of a body and not alone
I am God’s child 
I walk by faith not by sight

and I cannot go back: 
For the sake of being prosecuted 
For the sake of avoiding being mocked
Even a little way

Why should I? What would that say?
My faith was false 
I will be nailing You Lord on 
the cross over and over again
and denying that you never rose again
It would make no sense 

Your word is truth and will never fail
The pages in life will come to an end 
The pages with ink will fade 
But Your word will never fade 

As I reflect: Well I am sure I will have broken the vow 
Maybe not, maybe not! 
But I thank God for His Mercy and Love daily
The Grace to walk daily with You

Who knows the heart of men!
© Hannah Michaela Vandi

Thank you for stopping by 
It means a lot to me

Have a wonderful day and weekend.
Hope to see you soon 
Be blessed

All pictures are taken by moi and some modify with the help of technology, I mean apps 🙂