Into the woods:

'and it sprouted and became a low, spreading vine. Its branches turned toward him, but its roots remained under it. So it became a vine and produced branches and put out leafy boughs. '

Ezekiel 17:6

Walk in the woods: I really do love to walk in strange places so it was no different for me to choose to do this on my birthday, if not for the dangers of the unknown I will be constantly on the walks at all hours my legs could take me.

So I use caution on my walks and am very alert and have no headphones: I walk and hear the songs of the birds and allow me to not miss the things around me. In the midst of the talking I notice the roots of a large tree. Yes talking not by myself for that would be strange and crazy, although I do think crazy is fun and madness is the world. The roots were dry and it was only from the fall I could see the roots. As I ponder at the strangeness and wonders of God. Even a fallen tree has a purpose.

In these new plants different little trees start to grow. 
The tree becomes a sit and a shelter for all that pass by

It needed to fall for it to become the shelter 
It needed to fall for it to become the rock 
It needed to fall for it to know how much love is a cost 

The fall restores faith and hope 
It is in Him that I am made strong in my weakness 

So as I walk I become restored not by works but knowing who Christ is in me 

On the floor I see everything around me 
I am made humble on the floor and I bow to You 
Lord For I see what Loving You is really like 

So I continue my journey 
And ponder this in my heart - create a clean heart Lord in me

Thank You Father for choosing me

Thank you again 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

The joy of finding something new

May God Almighty bless you!

Thank God it Friday, this week is a week of discovery 
Nuggets online and objects offline
Every day is  a new day and this week was busy and also
Was a purposeful week 

Yes, the fun of walking 
Walking is such a peaceful experience and 
I am learning to listen to my inner voice 
well I mean quiet it down 

As I sat here and thought of Jacob 
In Genesis 28 and the taught of what was going into his mind 
left his family behind to a new adventure
And how God is so good 

Did he deserve the promise?
If God said so then yes 
As I was thinking about it, 
I don't even deserve this kind of Love

Now the wild child and 
All the unspeakable things that I did and sometimes do
God forgive me, if you wondering what the unspeakable thing is 
then that is between God and I, and should never be spoken out loud

So the short answer is
No I don't deserve it but I do accept it humbly and as I read God's promises 
To Jacob and how through Christ Jesus these promises now applied to us

I am the Lord God...
I will give to you and your descendants
I am with you and will keep you ...
I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken

The Lord is good and a stronghold 
In the day of trouble

So I let that sink into my heart with gladness and praise
For the God I serve is I AM and I WILL
Always in the present and future
For He is not dead or I did not make HIM with my hands

Thank You Jesus for the weekend to come.
© 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

“Stretch one’s leg” – see the treasure

“This is what the Lord says—
Israel’s King and Redeemer, the LordAlmighty:
I am the first and I am the last;
apart from me there is no God.
Isaiah 44:6 NIV
As I walk and gaze at 
the beauty of God's creation
The treasure of having You Jesus and I will sell everything

Thank You Father,
Blessed be Your name
I sing to Him a new song

Walking in the cold of the evening
Thinking: you never know what treasures lie on the ground
One man's treasure can be another man's trash

As I Stand and enjoy the view
Out of the corner of my eye something moved, took the phone out
To get a closer look and risk to my fingers

For it was cold and zoom right in
only to see a man moving and very focused
taking a picture and as I turned to leave gave one looked back at him

Now I want to be that focus on You Lord
Not seeing the distraction around me
Eyes on You only

As I walked back
in the cold of the night
thoughts drifted away in awe and wonder

He is the Lord our God
Glory to His name
Make known His deeds among the peoples

Seek the Lord and His strength
Seek His face evermore!
Remember His marvelous works which He has done

Remember His mercy and forgiveness
In Christ Jesus we are made whole
Let us sing and praise His Holy Name.
© 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

Thank you all for last weeks of prayers. Appreciated and God bless.

Good bye 2020: Perfect Vision ??

Set a guard, O Lord , over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.
Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, 
To practice wicked works With men who work iniquity; 
And do not let me eat of their delicacies. Psalms 141: 3-4 NKJV

Www p5K Day 29,30 

Father, thank You for 2020
The perfect vision to You God
As we start the New Year 2021
Let my mouth think before it speaks
For You have given me one mouth 
And two ears for a reason 
To speak less and listen more
Help me to accomplish Your purpose in my life
In Jesus’ name, amen

Wow the end of 2020 what a year it has been.

January: I had a vision: 20:20 perfect vision 
I had all these plans
Many are the plans in a man’s heart 
But it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails (Proverbs 19:21)

One of the thing that became very clear to me 
As the year draws to close
Did I achieve all the plans that I set out 
No, but it was good to plan

Yes, because an intelligent person aims at wise action
But a fool will always starts off in many direction
Having direction laid the plan of action 
It was a detour because life is never straight 
And no one goes from A to B in a straight line

Knowing where we are headed
Will allow us to stay on solid ground 
Trusting in God for He knows best
Enabling us to choose the most excellent way of all
Moving with the wind.

One of the highlights of 20:20
John 20:20, In John 20:19 Jesus says
Peace be with you
Jesus appeared in 20:20 of John’s gospel 
To the disciples showing His hands and His side 
Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord
Now this year, so many of us have gone closer to the Lord 

We have seen the Lord 
His sides, His hands, His Love, and His healing among many
As I recall 2020 the perfect vision 
We see the dark and light in 20:20 
We see the healing side and know that God is still in the healing business
We see that many died but they will never be forgotten

In this Year it took me back to Ruth and Boaz
As we start to see that this was serious 
and not going away any time soon
I see people helping the less able 
Taking food to the elderly 
Buying a simple milk or connecting them to the internet to have chats with others
Yes I see a lot of Ruths finding ways to help their loved ones 
And strangers. The Love of GOD was present in 20:20 
And Boaz looking out for the ones that are working to make ends meet
It was not a good year with lots of job cuts 
but we had a furlong scheme that helped a little 
and I think it better than nothing
Some lost their jobs
There was so many Ruth’s and Boaz around
Helping others get by
I want to say THANK YOU

This 2020, well Britain has left the EU
What next? Only God knows
We will have to face the consequences of our decision 
Like Saul was chosen and He failed 
Let us pray that this will end with
us NOT in exile for forty years

Questions were asked as the year comes to an end
I have learned so much about myself
To never be discouraged and never give up when I stumble
It takes a lifetime to build a Christ-like character
For as David served the purpose of God in his generation
So will I in my generation

Never give up on yourself for God has not, 
Remember you will be dead if He did
Why give the enemy a footstool?

2021, whatever your plan is.. 
Trust it to God for His plans endures forever and 
He only wants what good for those who love Him

My personal highlights is blogging
I want to say THANK You to everyone
May this year end with you having that vision for life in 2021
Have a wonderful year end and May God smile at you everyday 

However you spend it
Enjoy the year end and I will see you 
Next Year by God's Grace and 
It has been a pleasure to share my thoughts
Thank you everyone
You are awesome!

Thank you for stopping by. May the Spirit cause this season to bring comfort, assurance and gladness as you go about your day. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Walk – Adjust the focus

You were God’s expensive purchase, paid for with tears of blood, 
so by all means, then, use your body to bring glory to God!
1 Corinthians 6:20 TPT

Www p5K Day 25, 26, 27,28: Wow.. the journey of the walk continues...
I am loving every minute of it. 

Hope you all had a wonderful and glorious Christmas and weekend too!

This Christmas was so different for everyone 
For me it was a new experience 
But before I dive in and forget the reason 
I want to give God the Praise

Praise the LORD
I will praise Him with my whole heart
The works of the Lord is great

Why was it different?
I was in a Tier 4 zone, 
to be honest I don’t even understand what it all means
But I do know no mixing of household

First time I slept in my own own bed on Christmas day
What are you talking about? 
Well see every Christmas I will pack an 
Overnight bag and stay at mum’s or my sister and kids

This time I stayed at mine 
And walked to my mum in the morning
Really, why? Because I am insane and I love walking
 
And I wanted to see if the streets will be empty too
I have never done it before on Christmas day
you know walking outside the house 
Well how was it? Hmmm

I was pleasantly surprise that a lot of people 
took this opportunity to walk outside and 
we were all smiling and wishing each other
Merry Christmas!, waving, Merry Christmas!, 
waving and smiling, Merry Christmas!

It felt like those singing movies that we love watching, 
really? yes and  I wanted to sing but...   
With my voice, you know singing is not one of my blessed gift 
It was a good walk and it felt magical waving, smiling...

After spending time with my family
No drama all just happy to see each other 
Then I got home and put the leftovers in the fridge

What can a girl do now?  
I decided to go out for a night walk, thanks be to GOD
The weather was nice, I mean not raining
So I picked up my Camera and left the house

With my camera for a change because there was no rain
Forgotten the feel and look of my camera 
I haven’t used it for so long
I had got so use to the phone camera 
I had to stand and just adjusting taking shots 
Making sure everything was right
ISO speeds, Aperture and it made me feel alive again 

In the midst of this picture taking 
Refocusing and taking pics and adjusting 
Life has been full of adjustment this year

We all had to refocus, get  the right 
shutter speed, with all the bubbles and the distance from everyone
Wow God it has been terrifying, wonderful, and eye opener
The list goes on and on 
With the emotions ups and downs
But there is one thing that has never change 

You my LORD,
No matter where we are God is always focus on us 
The right shutter speed, aperture
 
His focus is always right the picture is never blurred 
He does not need to adjust any setting 
For He knows exactly where we are and what time to
take that picture and it is always at the right angle

Nothing is a surprise to Him
When I cry, grumble, pray, worship, 
laugh and want to pull my hair out
It does not surprise Him

So I smile at my God because His angle is perfect
And He smiles back for His Son will shine at each one of us 
daily, it might be that it seems the darkness is too
much but He is never out of focus

I might try to run because I lean on my own understanding 
but He is there 
If I run to the deepest and darkest place in my house
closing my door to the world
Not wanting to contract the virus 
Or not wanting to see anyone
He is there in my house

I go out and in the midst of the virus helping the sick 
He is right there with me 
He will always have the right focus
 
So Father today I am adjusting my focus and 
pointing the lens only on You Jesus 
For this year has made me adjust my angles 
The lens was pointing sideways, downwards and 
self focus never in Your direction

I have been so focus on the things of the world 
that the lens have got blurred 
So as I readjust the lens and looking 
I see my bridegroom waiting for me and 
He has never left the spot I left Him

Smiling and walking towards His arms wide opened 
leading me to You Father
What a glorious day that will be when I finally get to the end
First I need to walk this marathon and 
Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
 
To receive the power and riches and wisdom
And strength and honour and glory 
and blessing 
What a beautiful smile awaits me
You are worthy O LORD 
To receive the glory and POWER

Thank you for stopping by. May the Spirit cause this season to bring comfort, assurance and gladness as you go about your day. In Jesus Name, Amen.