“Treasure Trove of Information”


' Israel lives in safety, the fountain of Jacob is quite secure, 
in a land of grain and new wine; indeed, its heavens rain down dew. 
You have joy, Israel! Who is like you? 
You are a people delivered by the Lord , 
your protective shield and your exalted sword. 
May your enemies cringe before you; may you trample on their backs.'

Deuteronomy 33:28-29 NET

As I read the Book of Deuteronomy and 
At the end of Moses life
He gives blessings to the people of Israel 

One cannot help but be very thankful to our Lord 
Jesus Christ through Him we all have this blessing 
Happy are us, who come to our God 
In the name of the Lord Jesus 

Grace and peace to you from our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Wow, another week has started and I am delighted you can drop by. It is the beginning of August and soon we will start to see Christmas themes. 

Welcome to my vault, hope you had a good weekend? For me wow is what I can say…

On Saturday, spur of the moment. 
A friend invited me to come along to Lavender Garden and 
I was just glad I did and it was just amazing. 

As I walked down the lane between the beds 
The sweet smell of aroma fills my norsil 
As I lie on the floor looking at the sky
The smell surrounds me 
The bees and the butterflies goes by 
It was pure magical to be surrounded by beds of lavender, Imagine that

So Looking at the sky 
One cannot help but bask in the beauty that surrounds us 
The beauty of our God who created the flowers 
The sweet aroma of smell that captives my senses
 
My eyes look at the sky and the lavender plants around me
My nose smells the sweet fragments 
My ears hears the bees as they roam around 
The footsteps and laughs of the people 
What more beauty can define who the Lord is  

The Lord our God will dwell in the dark cloud
For He has built a temple in our hearts 
Through Christ Jesus we are a place that He can dwell in forever
Now therefore be courageous and walk in the land of the living

For the Lord our God is good
And His mercy endures forever

Well it will not be England if it didn’t rain
So we had loads of rain

Now today is another day
It is the First Monday of the month of August and 
today is a day as any other day to give thanks 
God is wonderful and no one like Him 
He hears our prayer and 
He has chosen you and I for Himself as the house of sacrifice
It blows my mind when I think of what the Lord has done, does and will always do

I sometimes forget it is not about me but about God. 
We live in His world and He is the Maker, what more to say. 
The Battle is already won 
We fight on the winning side 
Smile and be joyful in the Lord

When he shuts the Heavens 
There will be no rain 
Nothing you and I can do about it 
So be glad that you have life 

We have a compassionate God 
Who is slow to anger and abundant in Love

Lord, You have been our shelter in all generations

True Wisdom only comes from the Lord 
Seek it and you will find 
Value it and you will not be disappointed
The Lord our God is also a God of Justice
He will punish the wicked 
For no one will escape the day of judgement
Guard your heart above all else 

Worship the Lord in Spirit and truth 
It is better to have little with the fear of the Lord 
Than to have great treasure and an inner turmoil

I tell you the truth, 
Be wise and seek God’s will 
Be hungry for His knowledge 
Sit and worship Him in Spirit and truth 
For fools feeds on trash 
And that only brings turmoil and troubled heart
So I say be wise 
Meditate on His words daily 
He is closer than you think

I Love the Lord
I do Love the Lord 
He Loves me first
He loves me
He loves me
Thank you 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

“Treasure Trove of Information”

'For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, 
but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, 
against mighty powers in this dark world, 
and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.'

Ephesians 6:12 NIV
2016: Ryde-Wotton Bridge

Grace and peace to you from our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Wow, another week has started and I am delighted you can drop by. 

Welcome to my vault, hope you had a good weekend? For me?…

It is another Monday, there is a desirable treasure that when found at a great price, you will hide it and then sell all you have just so you can have it. Is it worth it? Absolutely!

Come let us sit and talk. This is a surprise, my weekend was out partying at a house party. It was meant to be lunch, arrived at 12 and ended up being also a dinner. It was just great to sit and enjoy lunch and dinner with friends.

Sunday was amazing, why? It was the first time we sang together. We were allowed to sing in love and to worship God and Saviour of our Lord Jesus Christ in Psalms and Hymns. 

Thought provoking sermon: Talked about the environment and knowing that God loves the environment. Going back to the beginning of Genesis 1. The simplicity of this chapter allows everyone that opens it to understand what the writer wants us to know. As far as the entire Bible is concerned, we must assume that God is there and He wants us to find Him, know Him and serve Him.

We cannot prove that He exists or not but we can hold on to the basic belief that God wants us to know Him and have faith in Him. Hebrews 11.

One of my favourite verse is John 1:1
In the beginning was the Word and the word was with God, 
and the Word was God. 
He has a heart that feels, 
He has a mind that thinks and can speak His thoughts. 
He makes decisions and sticks to them. 
What an awesome God with personality. 
He is definitely not an it, without Him nothing was made. 
He was not created but the Creator
God is a He and is a very personal God.

That was my take on the weekend. Relaxing and enjoying the present moment.

And also being aware of everything around me making sure I have my full armour on, sometimes I forget and the result can be fatal but I do have a merciful God who heals and corrects and guides.

Something I have come to learn about the armour of God: while you look at wearing it remember that it can be sabotaged by ourselves or the forces around us.

Cambriridge definition of Sabotage: Deliberately destroy, damage, or obstruct (something), especially for political or military advantage.

A way to be aware is Listening skills:

By forming a habit 

  1. Knowing what to do which means being aware
  2. Knowing how to do it meaning skill
  3. Knowing why to do it meaning motivation

Why push the boat out and do things differently?

Why not carry on as normal?

All journeys need to have a start and an end. And to get to the end starts with a single step but that step has to be taken in the right  direction.

Fortunately for us we have so much research and commentators have given us compass bearing and maps. 

This can lead to head bury 

Sabotage can also come from self as well as around us

An Example of self – procrastination 

James 4:14 – “How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog – it’s here a little while, then it gone”

Well, I can safely say I sometimes take my hands outside the boat 
or bury my head in the map. 

What good does it do? 

I don’t have long in this world 
It is not my home
 
Yet I forget and be a fool
Don't want to be one, for one day 
The fog will disappear like a thief in the night
When I least expect it
There will be no place to run

So I will lean not on my own understanding
 
But listen with the two ears 
Focus on the Lord daily 
Roll up my sleeves and do something with the talents given
Not brag about tomorrow
And above all remember the Lord in days of my youth 
When I have the strength to do it and willing to do it

Be bless knowing that:

'So also Christ was offered once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people. He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for him.'

Hebrews 9:28 NLT

Can I encourage you to enjoy the ride and to not be distracted easily.

Thank you 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

“Treasure Trove of Information”

For in much wisdom is much grief,
and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.

Ecclesiastes 1:18 NKJV

Grace and peace to you from our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Wow, another week has started and I am delighted you can drop by. 

Welcome to my vault, hope you had a good weekend? For me?…

It is another Monday, there is a desirable treasure that when found at a great price, you will hide it and then sell all you have just so you can have it. Is it worth it? Absolutely!

Come let us sit and talk. This is not a surprise, my weekend was a walking one shocker! I know:

It has been a while since I saw the Tower Bridge open so yesterday was a perfect afternoon to see it open again. 

I am now fully vaccinated before the madness starts today, 
God is great 
What perfect timing!
Well today, from my perspective
It is leap of faith 
we are all jumping into the pull of water and 
trusting in God to help us in this next phrase of madness

What profit can we have hiding away?
One generation will pass away and another generation comes
The earth will abide forever
The sun will rise and the sun will go down

This is our generation and we have to face the music 
The dance starts today 
The true dance 

We need to face this and see what can be done
We are battling not only a virus but 
A change in climate

Madness, I tell you 
Are we all mad enough to see the true 
Are we all mad enough to do something about it 

Our generation will leave 
What do we want the next generation to face 
We all need to work as a team 

Life is a marathon, not a sprint. It is always good to slow down and find that pace than jumping into something that will get you crashed.

In life we need to recognise and protect our assets.

I could go on, but I will put the break on and talk about something else.

Thirst according to the dictionary is a feeling of needing or wanting to drink something.

Thirst- can you recognise thirst from hunger. 

Most people confuse thirst with hunger. It can be hard to recognise whether it is really food or water your body needs. Both thirst and hunger signals are controlled in the same area of the brain.

The same goes with habitual ways of eating can also override the ability to distinguish between true hunger and just eating for the sake of it. Which can lead to confusion. Is it hungry or just eating out of habit which consequently makes it difficult to recognise when you are satiated.

One way to know the difference is 

Next time you are feeling hunger or peckish, drink a glass of water and wait 10 minutes to see if you are still hungry

Try eating only when hungry and that might sound simple but can be difficult if you have forgotten exactly what a hunger stimulus feels like

Eating for hunger is a boring exercise alone to just refuel hence why it is so good to stop.

How to get into the habit of eating when hungry?

It is  a very simple act of stopping, pausing to give yourself a minute’s thinking time to reflect and ask why you want to eat?

Create a space and be gracious to yourself for it is not as easy as it sounds. 

Look after yourself

Drink plenty of water throughout the day to avoid dehydration and the recommended (UK government) is 6 to 8 glasses a day in addition to the fluids you get from the food eaten daily.

Also note that: All non-alcoholic drinks count BUT water, lower fat milk and lower sugar drinks including tea and coffee are healthier choices.

Try to avoid sugary soft and fizzy drinks as they are not only high in calories but bad for your teeth. 

Remember to drink more fluids during hot weather or while exercising.

Also it is your body and if you don’t take care of it then who will.

Thank you 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

“Treasure Trove of Information”

The Lord Lives!
Blessed be my Rock!
Let God be exalted,
The Rock of my Salvation!

2 Samuel 22:47 NKJV

Grace and peace to you from our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Wow, another week has started and I am delighted you can drop by. 

Welcome to my vault, hope you had a good weekend? For me?…

It was a mixture of joy and tears. 

Joy I was camping with our church kids. Wow, it was so much fun. Playing games, I thought I would get away from it but to encourage the ones that were a little scared. Our theme was TRUST

Who do we trust? 
As the children rely on each other, they fall
As they rely on the adult
Comes disappoint 
But who can they and should always trust!

We all need to trust God 
Friends, family are good to trust BUT 
God is the One and ultimate ONE that deserves it

It was a raining and wet day to camp, 
Very muddy and the showers of blessing came 
But as the night came
The Lord showed us mercy 
For the rain stopped 

The night owl howl and the birds sings
And above all was the absence of human light 
The light from above lets us see in the dark
For the Lord is our lamp
He enlightens our darkness

For by him, we can walk in the dark
For by my God I can get up even when I fall
As for God, His way is perfect
His word is proven 
He is a shield to all who trust in Him

So I came home in the evening ready to watch the final Italy v England

Well, I was hopeful but not completely trusting
Well it was very befitting to our theme
Who do you put your trust in?

For many trusted that the team will win
For many put all hope in a team 
For many forgot, it is not all about us

The others had a hope of winning too 
The others came with a hope to win
The others came with a fight to not give up 
And in the end the better team won 
 
I have come to NOT like these words

“It's coming home” 
It never seems to come home
It seems so near but yet so far away

Yet the heart began to hope
The eyes watched 
The ears listened 

The mouth speaks the dreadful words
The words that should not be uttered
Oh the disappointed 

The cruelty of penalties
The end of the game 
Well we can all get back to our lives 

It was not meant to be but
The Lord is my ROCK which was, is and will always be
The Lord our God is our Salvation

Thank you 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.

©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

“Treasure Trove of Information”

'Acknowledge that the Lord is God. 
He made us, and we are his — his people, 
the sheep of his pasture. '

Psalms 100:3 CSB

Grace and peace to you from our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Wow, another week has started and I am delighted you can drop by. 

Welcome to my vault, hope you had a good weekend? For me?… I have enjoyed EURO football and most of all England won, amazing. I have promised myself not to cause myself a heart attack but enjoy the wins. To be honest it is hard because we can’t help it but be very joyful and over the top. Also hopeful. 

My highlight for the weekend was church service: we had two amazing ladies that got baptised. What an amazing journey for both and a privilege to be part of this journey.

The long journey has started and is still going on for all of us as we walk towards the throne room. 

To hear the words my good and faithful servant

As we continue the long journey which is a marathon. I have come to know that sometimes we slow down but never forget to listen to the Lord as He guides our footsteps. 

Sometimes the speed starts and 
I have come to know that we start to accelerate and 
the wind and gravity takes me to the bottom as
The waves come and crash but one thing is the focus. 

Be still and know that I am God 
What an amazing assurance in the walk or run
with our Lord

As I continue to watch the football and see how you need to be in a team to score the goal at the end.

You need someone defending the goal
You need a midfielder to create the chances to score
You need to have a striker to score the goal
You need to have a leader

Also we do get knock back but at the end of the day 
It is who wins that matters 
The team that plays together wins
The team that focus and score the goal wins 
therefore we make it our aim
Whether present or absent
To be well pleasing to Him
Because sometimes we rush ahead before the right time ALONE
That causes a loss of focus
It also makes us vulnerable to attack alone
Isolating at the front
And one thing to do is slow down

As in 1 Corinthians 5: 10-11

It is astounded to know that at the end we will need to give an account 

Good or bad all will appear before the judgement seat of Christ

Whatever role we play

As we are coming to the end of the football matches and grand final on Sunday 11 July 

Can’t get ahead of myself but wait and see who gets to the final 

So I walk into the open doors 
I gaze at the beauty of the Father 
I sit in the presence of the Lord 
Holy, Holy, Holy
Lord God Almighty
Who was and is and is to come!

Praise the Lord!
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever

Thank you 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