Do Not be Afraid!

'Then Jesus said to them, 
“Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; 
there they will see me.” '

Matthew 28:10 NIV
Do not be afraid 
The words that consoles my heart 
The words that are sweet to my ears 
The words that makes the racing heart slow down

But I tell you not to resist an evil person
But whoever slaps you on the right cheek 
Turn the other to him also 
Do not be afraid 

It is amazing the upside down Kingdom of God
As things get back to normal 
Life become busy 
And the good works 
The building of the foundation 
Questions start to happen
Do I stop, just because!

So in the wisdom of the Lord 
I reflect on the journey 
This week, back to normal 
What is back to normal?

I have no idea, but I do know this is normal
People voted yesterday in UK
Yes I voted, I have always done the anti-social
Postal vote all the way 
At the comfort of my own house
Disappoints happening and the news 
And the blames, of the what if
I tell you, do not be afraid

The most amazing thing happened 
And I want to rejoice and scream and shout 
Glory to God in the highest through 
Christ Jesus I ran this week

Yes I am an active member of the society
I love the outdoors so a little story
See I stopped running ages ago 
I just walk and I was freed from this

What does that mean? 

Let us start 
See last week, on my usually walk around 
The park, this was on Thursday I broke into a run 
I don’t know how to express it 
Or what made me do it 
but it felt so good that I must have done 
More than three laps round the field
See I am processing girl and 
still getting to grips with this

Just a backup story 
I use to run early mornings 
As an early bird, we talking before six
and one day this guy was following me 
I didn’t know at the time

I don't know how to explain it, but
In my spirit I felt like I had to stop 
Turn off the headphones and listen 
So I did, and all my sense were heighten up

My heart was racing, 
And all I could say is I will never run again
Help me God, I will never run this early again 
If nothing happens, I was making all this promises
so I started to slow down and got ready

For what was to come, so
I turned just in time to see this strange man
Out of place and the surprise was gone
He stopped in his tracked 
I looked straight at him  
Could not see his face, under his hood 

But my God is so good, so with him standing 
The element of surprise is gone
He was frozen, and 
I turned around and 
I ran as fast as my legs could carry me home 
All the while looking over shoulder to make sure 
He didn’t follow me,

But he couldn’t do anything 
And I saw him turned back the other way 
And that was the end of my running
The enemy taught he has me cornered

The Lord is my Shepherd 
I shall not want  
He is my comforter and healer
And I stopped running it is more than five years now 

Could you believe it, I had forgotten all about it
We do not fight against flesh and blood 
The weapon of our warfare is not canal
My God will supply all my needs 
He will protect me

So I broke into a run and I was free 
Flying like a bird, the sun on face 
And a smile giving thanks to the Lord
I am still smiling for I am free 

It is crazy but I love the way our Lord 
Heals everyone in a different way
And a different time, all I have to do is 
Go to Him and He will give me rest

This all started because 
I made up my mind to read this book
By Kris Vallotton - Spirit Wars
I bought this book more than a year ago 
and never opened it 

I tell you this, because later on 
I got this same book in kindle for free 
What does that tell me? 
Read it young lady but I did not 

Don’t know why but I am glad I opened it

The first day I opened it was on the First of May
Not knowing that it opens the door to walk 
In with the Lord, to take out all the buried things 

This week has been a healing week
Every week is a healing week and 
to do what God wants me to do
Looking at the lies that I have come to believe 

Just getting into the scripture
We do not fight against flesh and blood 
Do not be afraid 

God is so amazing 
I tell you the Lord our God is awesome
When He is ready, when we obey 
It just happens and so I have started to run 
Doing five laps, it is small park 800m 

It feels so good, to start small 
I am so looking forward to doing it once a week

My mind is made up
My heart is bursting with JOY 

Now I can tell you I had forgotten all about this:

The feel of the winds on your face 
The cool breeze
The breath building up 
The faster you run 
The hearts beats ever so fast 

And as you slow down 

The heart slows 
The mind stops 
The legs moves with reach step

Yes I do love the outdoors 
And I have come to realize that we forget 
But God never forgets 

He loves us so much, from day one 
His promise was to free us and 
We have been freed 

Christ the Lover of our soul
The Bridegroom that sees the flaws 
And chose us, and said YES I want 
YOU, come with Me 
And all we have to do is say AMEN
And walk with Him 

I get to imagine the garden 
Running in it and free 
I love the garden 

That is just amazing to me
The LORD of hosts
He is the King of glory
To You, O Lord I lift my soul 
O my God I trust You
And I will not be afraid
© Hannah Michaela
Happy Friday and thank you for stopping by.
"We cannot change what happens around us but we can change our responses." 
The flesh is weak, don't depend on it.

“Don’t just sit on the Rock”:

It is good that one should hope and wait quietly 
For the Salvation of the Lord

Lamentation 3:26 NKJV
Ecology Park, Southwark. London

Reflect on His Glory:

Holy, Holy, Holy
Lord God Almighty
The True Shepherd
 
Who searches for His sheep 
Who seeks them out

He lives the ninety-nine to find the one
He looks for all the scattered sheep

In the places where they are scattered

He looks even when it is a cloudy day or the dark days 
He brings the light with Him, for He is the light

He seeks out all the lost and delivers them 
He binds the broken and strengthen what was weak

He is a fair Judge who shows no partiality
Wisdom and understanding comes from Him

He gives counsel and might to all who obey Him
It is in Him we find the Spirit of knowledge 
It is in Him that we delight in the fear of the Lord

And in that day and even now 
Oh Lord, we will praise You

Behold You are our salvation

Who came to save us from all preys
Who gives us peace without human understanding
Who gives us showers of blessings in its season

We will trust in You and not be afraid
For Your Kingdom is upside down

Holy, Holy, Holy
The Lord God Almighty
Who is The True Shepherd
 
Blessed be His Name

©Hannah Michaela Vandi
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

Happy May Day

May you see this month in its fullness
May you walk in the path  that the Lord has set for you
May you shine with the light inside of you
All this in Christ Jesus’ name. Amen
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Sometimes my mind wonder 
I look around me and see the houses 
I go for a walk and see the trees
I love trees, although I do have tree allergy 

My allergy is early of spring and somehow 
It gets better in the season 
By the middle of spring I feel better 
Well glory to the Father for the beautiful sight of the tree

A tree alone is looked over
A tree with its branches and flowers is adore
A tree full of life attracts others to itself
A tree only provides shades when it is covered with leaves
Freetown, Sierra Leone

Wonders!

Jesus was handed over to be crucified for the forgiveness of our sins
and was raised back to life to prove that he had made us right with God!
Romans 4:25 TPT
The wonders of God
Are you are not glad that His ways 
Are not our ways 
I am very glad, sometimes I don’t like it

So this week, it just been looking at wonders of the Lord 
The testimonies of all 
The growth of people

I love learning and so this week is learning week
Came to understand what Paul meant 
In the Bible, the Book of Romans 

Sometimes you want to do good 
I know that I should do it
I have no doubt this is the right thing
My mind tells, the Holy Spirit nuge me 
Scriptures come to my mind
Do I do it, NO 

But I don’t understand why I do not do it 
Yes, it is a nod, a shake in the head 
I did it again, I sit in silence and sigh
Why? Yeh I guess I look at my Lord 
I don’t understand, help me God
Not trying to justify 

But something in me just would not let me
For I do what I hate and practice it 

The flesh is weak and governed by the laws
The flesh is ruled by the laws 

For the Lord our God died so that Grace abounds within me
Grace triumph over the laws
For He came not to abolish it 
But to accomplish 
So sometimes it happens 

To teach us 
To correct us, 
To depend on Him 

For His Grace is all we need
For I am dead to sin 
And alive to God
For Christ said it is finish, the death 
that He died, He died to sin once and for all
But the life that He lives, He lives to God 
What a wonderful news 
So I glorify the Name above all names

Wonders are what you do
Wonders are what I see daily

Wonders is seeing the sunrise in the morning 
Feeling the breeze as I walk in the day

Wonders is seeing sunset in the evening 
And the chill of the breeze in my bones

Wonders never stop in all things 
Wonders is seeing a baby grow up

Wonders is knowing that I am the apple of Your eye
Wonders is knowing I am blessed

So I conclude this madness 
The flesh is the flesh and will be the flesh
So I will not set my mind on the things of the flesh
For it is weak, that I have come to understand

Madness I tell, it is not easy and that is the fun of it 
The Life with our Lord is challenging

I will not lean on my own understanding
I will set my eyes on You Lord 

For in You I have received the Spirit of adoption 
And I will cry out loud Abba Father
For I am joint heir with You Lord

In all the madness why run away from it 
If indeed we suffer with You Lord 
That we may also be glorified together
I Love the sound of that
I thank God through Christ Jesus our Lord
© Hannah Michaela
Happy Friday and thank you for stopping by.
"We cannot change what happens around us but we can change our responses." 
The flesh is weak, don't depend on it.

“Treasure Trove of Information”

'A psalm of David. Adonai , who may dwell in Your tent? Who may live on Your holy mountain? The one who walks with integrity, who does what is right, and speaks truth in his heart, '

Psalms 15:1-2 TLV

Good Morning or afternoon or evening. You are welcomed doesn’t matter the time. 

Hope and pray you had a good Easter, the celebration of Christ Jesus, He is RISEN! Now that is good news. I learned something about the Easter egg to look at it from a different point, eggs represent a new life and so does Easter for all. It is not in the Bible but sure like the idea of new life, new hope and knowing that this is not it but life doesn’t end on earth, wow what a glorious day that will be. Praise be to the Father, Jesus Chirst and the Holy Spirit for walking with us in this journey.

Come with me, yes if this your first time then you should know. Life is a story and you can make it fun or miserable. The choice is yours. 

Come let us sit in the vault of treasure today. 

Thank you for stopping by, please note that this is information only. So I reflect on the way we process food and the different ways they are made. So today I look at Fermentation:

What is Fermentation?

Fermentation is used everywhere in the world, throughout history, it is simply the form of food preservation that does not require any heat or artificial energy source.

With no oxygen, microbes (or microorganism is a microscopic organism which may exist in a single-celled form or a colony cells) can convert sugars into acids, alcohol and gas

Why do we ferment foods?

Fermentation in food processing – converting carbohydrates to alcohol or organic acids using microorganisms – yeasts or bacteria under anaerobic conditions

Fermentation microbes are often the same as the ones found in the gut, so eating fermented food can be a way to top up the gut flora.

Fermentation are not only used to preserve foods but Ferment foods are used because they serve: 

  1. To enrich the diet through development of a diversity of flavours, aromas and textures in food substrates
  1. To preserve substantial amounts of food through lattice acid, alcohol, acetic acid and alkaline fermentations
  1.  To enrich food substrates with protein, essential amino acids and vitamins
  1. To eliminate anti nutrients 
  1. To reduce cooking time and the associated use of fuel

Some of foods that are Fermented:

Different methods of fermentation are used in breadmaking, alcoholic drinks and vinegar production, making yogurts and cheeses; pickling fruits and vegetables, curing meats; making soy and fish sauces; softening olives and removing bitterness and the production of chocolate from cocoa beans

Fermented milk:

Milk has a very short shelf-life but when fermented can last for months. This range from yogurt fermented for a few hours to large cheeses prepared over many months.

Fermented soya

Soya beans have high levels of protein and oil which is extracted as a kind of milk. Fermented soya also produce diverse outcome similar to milk such as miso paste used in soups and seasoning to tempeh which is a cultural soya bean cake

Fermented cucumber

Cucumbers are turned into pickles using lattice acid bacteria and brine with five to eight percent salt concentrated

©Hannah M Vandi.
We cannot control what happens around us, but we can control our responses.
Thank you for stopping by
Pray you have a wonderful week 🙂

And I also pray that this verse refreshes you this week: 
Acts 20:24 TLV
'However, I don’t consider my life of any value, 
except that I might finish my course and 
the office I received from the Lord Yeshua , 
to declare the Good News of the grace of God. '

Cold but sunny!

'Your eyes will see the king in his beauty and view a land that stretches afar. '
Isaiah 33:17NIV
Southwark park entrance it smells so nice and also you get to see the beauty of the flowers and trees
Oh come let us sing 
and make a joyful sound to the Lord
 
It has been cold this week 
What a week? I am not so sure 
Are we in spring or winter
For as I opened the blinds to let the sun in
To my surprise it was snowing 
In April not rain but snow 

So I had time to reflect 
Look at the detail of Christ 
Few words kept coming across my eyes 
Why do you seek? He asked His parents
Man shall not live by bread alone 
But by every word of God

The temptation of the world 
Cannot be overcome alone
For it is in Christ that we are set free 
For though I walk through the valley
Or thrown into the fire I am never alone

Launch out into the deep and let down 
Your nets for a catch
So I walk into the deep 
A deep end that requires LOVE
Not a feeling for it did pass

For when I had no feeling 
I knew what love really was 
Love is an action that is incredibly patient
Love does not reason in it heart
But believes the best in people 
It goes out of it way to give without expecting a return

So I listen to the music 
And I dance to it as it snows outside 
And then I braved it outside 
Why? I like to walk 
With winter coats and hats on for the sun was out but cold 
Even with the cold under the sunlight I feel the warmth 
It made me smile and forget the troubles
As I cast all my cares and troubles to Him
And as I remember the season of resurrection 

Who do you say I am?
The Christ of God
Then pick up your cross and follow me
No looking back 
Follow me 

Do not be afraid to follow me 
For I will show You who to fear
Fear God, who has the power to cast your 
Soul into hell, Yes do fear Him!
In reverent fear 
Therefore let Your words be few 
Better not to vow than to vow and not pay
For the Lord is faithful 
His grace abounds in each of us
He is slow to anger and abandoning in Love

Yes I did decide to buy a foam roller
Then I wonder why this late because they are incredible
Getting a massage, wow so I feel all the aches and pains 
In a good way, see I get pleased very easily
Little things make my eyes smile

Oh come let us sing 
Praise to the Lord!
© Hannah Michaela
Happy Friday and thank you for stopping by.
"We cannot change what happens around us but we can change our responses." 
The flesh is weak, don't depend on it.

Our Saviour

Lord when I am cold, You put my feet in socks 
You watch closely all my paths
You set a limits for the soles of my feet

Who can ever replace You?
There is no one in the earth that compares to You
You prevail forever

As the trees leaves falls in its season
And the rock is moved from its place 
As water wears away stones

So will our Hope if not on You
So our Lord and Savior I trust in You 
I lay my hand over my mouth
 
And listen to You Father
Speak Lord for Your servant is listening
I have heard of You and I now see You 

Through the Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ 
Who saved all 
As gift from You 

In the dark

I cry for what has happened 
I could not come to terms with it
I could not see the ending 

My eyes shed tears
My eyes closed 
My eyes saw a clear picture, focused on You

The Lord rebuked satan
The Lord who has chosen all, rebuke you!
The Lord looked at the filthy clothing on the High Priest

And He is Holy for He said to the angels, take off the filthy clothing 
And the Angels took the filthy clothing off

For He was covered with sins and iniquity of the world 
For He came from earth with the soil of dirty 

See I have removed your inequity 
See I have cloth Him with rich robes of Holiness
See I have crown Him with crown that reflect His Kingship

And now I have a High Priest in Holy of Holies
And now I know that no weapons formed against me will prosper

©Hannah Michaela Vandi

Thank you for stopping by 
Have a blessed day
It is the preparation day 
Look to the Father and see His Love 
Through His Son Jesus Christ

Happy Good Friday!

Don't burn out; keep yourself fuelled and aflame. 
Be alert servants of the Master, Cheerfully expectant. 
Don't quit in hard times; pray all the harder. 
Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality. 
Romans 12:12 MSG

I have missed the plays, the theatre, the live shows: In the UK, in the past years on Good Friday a play is shown in Trafalgar Square about the resurrection of Christ. People come together and watch the show. 2019 the last show, who new!

For He moved into the neighbourhood and they accepted His gifts and hospitality and then we see they crucified Him, betrayed Him, Sold Him and yet still He loved them and us. Now we get to see His glory and let Him move into our neighbourhood.

Good Friday: The day the Lord has made 
This week I call the pursuit and reflection 

For the word became flesh and made His home among us 
That is wonderful as we gaze upon His glory
The glory of the One and Only 
Who came from the Father 
Overflowing with tender mercy and truth

The Son, let all the angels worship Him
Let everything that has breath Praise the Lord
Your throne, O God is forever and ever
As You sit at the throne 
All enemies are now Your footstool

What is man that You are mindful of him
Or the son of man that You take care of him?
I will declare Your Name to my brothers and sisters
Online or offline I will sing Your praises

And again I will put my trust in You
For You came and free all against the power of death
Our lives was born of the flesh and slavery
When You rose from death 

You too the key
And freed us all from the fear of death 
And became the Priest forever 
According to the order of Melchizedek

For You are Holy, Blameless, Pure 
Set apart from sinners, 
Exalted above the Heavens
You have been made perfect forever

I adore You, For He is risen
And my life has never been the same

The Garden

Keep alert and pray that you'll be spared 
from this time of testing. 
For the spirit is eager enough, 
but your humanity is feeble
Mark 14:38 TPT

Taking a break from the Unknown and taking a seat in the garden and watching the Lord Jesus Christ. 

The Garden: I Love the Garden this garden shows me that it is not easy but the will of God will overcome any obstacle I face. I need to stand strong and know that the Lord overcame it all and all things are possible with God. His will is my will. As I reflect on the day that our Lord and Savior was in the garden. Imagine it, watch and pray. See Him in the garden, be in the garden and give glory to the Father.

Lord Jesus was troubled and distressed
His Soul is deeply grieved even to the point of death
Remain in the garden and be alert
For the devil prowls like a lion
and ready to devour you

Oh how wrong was I to not listen
For the flesh is weak
I see the day, I see the struggle and 
I see You overcome the flesh

Yes, my Lord You listen to the Father
Abba Father all things are possible with You
Take this cup away from Me
Nevertheless not what I will but what You will

Lord God, lead me not into temptation
My eyes will fail me
But my Spirit is willing to serve
Lord let Your will be done in my life.

Lord Jesus, of great pain You knew what lies ahead 
You were familiar with sickness 
And in the garden, as You pray we sleep
Lord that did not deter You from the purpose 

You did not give up
Father let Your will be done in our lives.
As the day goes by
I do let the cares and worries of the world 
Get in the way of my prayer life

I sit and worry and sleep because my eyes are heavy 
I rest and sleep because the flesh is weak
Oh how my spirit is willing 
Father give me the strength to run this race 
In the spirit that You want me to
Let Your will be done.

©Hannah Michaela Vandi

Thank you for stopping by, have a wonderful day or night
Watch and Pray

Pursuit

Woman, Jesus replied, believe me,
a time is coming when you will worship 
the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem
John 4:21
Panoramic view: Lindos village on Rhodes, Greece
Truly our God is good
He provides, it starts with Jesus and ends with Him
To those who are pure in heart
And the middle is the pursuit of our Lord

And His will over our lives
But as for me, my feet almost stumbled
My steps had nearly slipped
For I was envious of the boastful

When I saw the prosperity of the wicked
So I sit and reflect on the glory and reason 
For the word became flesh and dwell among us 
So I might have eternal life

They speak of the earthly treasures 
They set their mouth against the Heavens 
Pride serves as their necklace 
So I turned my eyes back to You 

And as I focus, I come to release that 
It is a daily process, 
It is a journey, the journey that never ends 
The more I pursue You, the more my passion grow 
To serve You with every facet of my life

You hold my right hand 
You guide me with Your counsel
You take me into Your glory
Whom have I in heaven but You?

And earth has nothing I desire besides You
Challenges do come
My flesh and my heart may fail
But God is the strength of my heart

Setbacks I have come to know 
They are a set up for the next chapter in my journey
A long journey that will require Your Love
It is indeed a marathon, so I will get thirsty
 
Those who stay far from You will perish 
For the things of the world, the water in the world, 
will only make you thirst for more
But as for me, it is good to be near God

I have made the Sovereign Lord
The Holy one, The High Priest  my refuge 
I will tell of His deeds
I will sing the Lord's praise 
For He has been good to me

Be still!

If only I could do things out of covenant 
Life will be easy

Who wants a predictable life?

Well sometimes I do, but I also want variety
The uncertainty gets my blood pumping
My heart racing 
And I stop

In the stillness nothing moves
Then I see, my eyes are open 
To all the varieties and possibilities 
And like that my world is shaken