'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
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 🙂