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.

I Surrender

My heart, O God, is focused and determined. 
Now I can sing my song with passionate praise! 
Awake, O my soul, with the music of His splendour
Psalms 108:1
I do love You Lord 
What is man that You should be mindful off
You are the giver of gifts 

I am ready, so ready to praise Your name
From head to toe, will I dance and sing a song to Your name
As I sit in awe and wonder of the creation of the world 

You bring Joy to my heart, So I surrender to You
Your mercy are new everyday 
Wake, soul, wake up my feet, wake up my body

Let us sing praises to our God 
And dance to His glorious name
The deeper His Love the higher it goes

Lord Today, I seek You 
Only two things I ask of You 
Do not withdraw Your hand from me or turn away from me

For You know my heart, You know me and I cannot hide from You
Create in me a clean heart O God and renew a right spirit with me
Take away any false humility or pride that does not give You any glory

I pray to You my God and Saviour 
For it is You that give all good things 
Let me be gracious in receiving

I surrender to You Father
Through the One and only Saviour
The High Priest, our Redeemer
© Hannah Michaela Vandi

Who is like HIM?

Then the survivors  came down, the people against the nobles; 
The Lord came down for me against the mighty.
Judges 5:13
Loving the way the trees are blossoming in my park with the flowers springing up 🙂

Lord, You are majestic in every way 
To You belongs all glory and honour 
O my God I trust You, You have been very faithful
Lord You love us so much that You created us in Your image

You created both male and female 
The world is Yours and everything in it
The world change in so many ways but You have never changed

Who is like our God? 
No one compares to You, No one knows much more of the world than You
Forgive us and let us remember Your tender mercies and Your lovingkindness

Your smiles are like the sunshine in the morning 
Your Love is like the sun when it comes out in full strength
Lord I know that I can hide in Your shadows 

Do not remember the sins of my Youth, 
Though they were many, yet You have forgiven me 
nor remember my transgression
According to Your mercy remember me for Your goodness sake

For You are the Lord that is Good and Just 
For You are the God that doesn’t need to be bribed or 
You are not the God to be mocked or 
You were not made with my hands 

And I love that, You are my rock
Nor do you listen to my every taturm but You are gentle and Kind 
You are upright and Just 

Lord You teach sinners the way and Lord Jesus 
You choose and waited for me to come closer 
In the day when sun is hot and the world doesn't want to see me

God, You show up all the time at the right time 
When I am in need of a drink, You show up 
When I am in need of a healing, You show up

It is not always on my time, but Your time 
For You see the bigger picture

The humble He guides in justice 
And the humble He teaches His way

My heart rejoices in the LORD
Because the Joy of the LORD is my strength
©Hannah Michaela Vandi

LOVE

O Lord, You are my God 
I will exalt You
I will praise Your name
For You have done wonderful things
Your counsel of old are faithfulness and truth
Isaiah 25:1 NKJV
For God is in Heaven and I am on earth.

This week, the love week I call it 
Two are better than one
When it gets cold you can warm each other up

So I ponder to myself, how can one be warm alone?

Meaningless I tell you, but I do love LOVE
It brings a smile to my face
It is all meaningless and great misfortune 

So I decided to be mad this week
Get some music and dancing 
Hands wide open as I swirl around
Lost in the madness of Love and laughter 
Oh what joy the heart has 
I am a rose of Africa 
And the lily of the valleys

Africa has taught me to live in the moment

Here is what I have found as I looked back at the memories 
Life is short, be kind to others
Better to live with no regrets than with what ifs

Madness everywhere but the fun is letting my hair down
Eating in the dark is no good
In the land surrounded by sea 
For the bones will pass your hand to a place unexpected 
Tears fill my eyes not from pain 
But from memories of joy
It is all vanity





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

Miracles happen everyday!

'For who is God except the Lord ? 
Who but our God is a solid rock? 
God is my strong fortress, and he makes my way perfect.' 
2 Samuel 22:32-33

We serve a big 
And He happens to love us 
Why? Because He is Love
Look around
If not you will miss the mircle
The earth is Yours and all its fullness
To You I lift my soul O God I trust in You
Show me Your ways O’Lord 

Teach me Your Paths
Lead me in Your truth
Teach me, for You are my Salvation
On You I wait all day

You have never left me nor forsake me
Just when I think I haven’t heard anything 
You surprise me showing me that You are still around 
And You listen, all I need is to be attentive

Working from home has tested my integrity 
I have walked in my integrity 
I have also trusted You
I shall not slipped because You are here with me

For I want to thank You, as I ponder on life and wonder 
Why I really want to do good but then I don't
What is the point to the things I see, shaking my head
As I sit to reflect and my hands wonder to the keyboard 

Only to find what I was looking for 
It is only by You that my path is enlarged  under me 
You grab hold of my hand
So I might not slip and fall 

You are my tower of salvation 
You have showed Your servant mercy and anoint my head with oil
I give You thanks and Praise
For You are my lamp.

At my best

'So He said, “Come.” 
And when Peter had come down out of the boat, 
he walked on the water to go to Jesus. ' 
Matthew 14:29 NKJV
Wow it is Friday and good morning or evening 
I do love my Fridays, Why? 
Well very good question. 
I love the other days in a different way.

Wednesday is midweek and all the stress of the week is now further behind me
For me, I tend to forget that I serve a big God and should call on Him first 
As a human which is debatable, sometimes it is the last thing I do
Well I am learning and I love to learn and take actions

So as I look outside the window and it snowed last night
Come see, the floor is white and the cars are all covered with ice
Pretty isn't it 
and it been like this the whole of the week, not much snow but I love it
In the morning I have the privilege to see the sun rising from afar 
So I step out and ran back quickly in 
Why? I forgot, the sun doesn't mean it warm
and inviting me, oh no it is not the African sun
The UK sun is very cold, well enough of the weather forecast and back to Friday
I have two days to relax and not think about work 
I can walk for long hours and sometimes I lie in
The bed is warm and nice 

My week it was about learning and stepping out of the boat
I decided to be a Peter, what does that  mean?
I stepped out of the boat, my comfort zone 
Do things that makes me uncomfortable.

Peter is my inspiration, out of all the disciples 
He was the only one who got to walk on water 
because he took the leap of faith, even briefly 
The others sat down looking but sometimes it is nice to see Jesus
And jump off the boat with excitement awe and wonder 

Don't be scared,  He will never let us sink
Well I have to finish work, no rest for the wicked
See if I can finish this work and I will see you tomorrow
If God wills, remember to enjoy the day 
© Hannah Michaela Vandi

Thank You for stopping by. 
Friday and the weekend is here soon. Not sure about you but it means to me "Time to rest"
REST is NOT optional extra. God did it
Never feel guilty taking time off
Have a wonderful day! 🙂

“Treasure trove of information”

'The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. ' 
2 Corinthians 10:4-5

Hello and Welcome. Hope you had a good weekend or a good day 🙂

Let’s sit outside the vault, now I want to give you something different. Yes! well to be honest, your imagination and I hope you use it because I want you to indulge me or should I say yourself. Never mind, let’s continue our journey and it is outside….. 

See the sky, see the birds in the air, see the land in front of you with different trees and let us glorify our Father.

My hope always is to do good to please God, but as human beings we can turn it into an idol. See the dilemma here. Now Jesus says do good not to be seen by others. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in Heaven. Matthew 6:1.

Let your left hand, don’t know what the right does. Now it is hard, they are so close together I open my purse with the left and my right is already looking at what is going on. It then grabs the purse and they both fight for attention. Do you see the dilemma here?

How can I overcome this?

Jesus gave the answer: A model Prayer

Our Father in Heaven
Hallowed be Your Name
Your Kingdom come
Your Will be done
On earth as it is in Heaven
Give us Your daily bread
And forgive us our debts 
As we forgive our debtors
And do not lead us into temptation
But deliver us from the evil one
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, Amen

Wait a minute, the prayer doesn’t involve me.. BUT it does the kingdom of God is for everyone

The prayer starts with the important thing in our life, GOD.

We praise HIM, we worship HIM and we adore HIM. For the kingdom of GOD  to come on earth means we need to get closer to HIM. He is not far off, just take a seat with HIM. He wants to have breakfast, lunch and dinner and all snacks we eat.

And the next part is about the US, that includes you and I, this is good news. Incase, you have not noticed the NAME of JESUS doesn’t have an I in it BUT it does have an US – Just Experience Salvation Together (US) in the BODY. So it can be hard as we are around people and sometimes you want to talk but think before you speak and use wisdom. Will this glorify God or will it cause my brother or sister to sin, don’t know about you but I will not want to be the reason for any one sinning. 

God lead me not into temptation
Put a guard over my mouth
Give me what I need for today 
So that I will not sin against You
Renew my strength
Let Your mercy and goodness follow me 
And come to the tabernacle of my heart.

I do love the treasures that God has given each of us. I am talking about the mind. It is a treasure for it stores up things off God or things of the world. The things of God can easily be stolen if we let the world treasure be at the front. If we keep storing the things of the world, they can easily destroy the treasures from God, for the enemy will love nothing more than to come and just destroy, steal all that is from God and what He has given us. 

You then forget your purpose in life and as I have come to know the graveyard is very rich with treasures and ideas that never took courage to step out of the comfort zone.

Lay the treasures with God in Heaven
And we find our purpose 
Guard our hearts 

Take time out and enjoy the sunshine, sit with God. 
Enjoy His presence, smile and He smiles back
Sometimes we forget to breathe 
No other day than to bask in the presence of our God

I love life, but you have to remember it is a smoke
Think about it, a smoke in your hand doesn’t last long
It disappears in your eyes and sometimes where has it gone
Yes time flies, no one knows what the future holds
Like the smoke that disappears in your hand so is life 
Enjoy it for you do not know what life brings tomorrow
I do urge you to trust GOD and do take HIM seriously
For He holds both your soul and body

Prayer – our thoughts

'We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. '
2 Corinthians 10:5
Father, You are so wonderful.
Thank You for today 🙂

Holy Spirit renew my mind 
Saturate my thoughts with Your thoughts
True thoughts, Honourable thoughts
Commendable thoughts
Morally excellent thoughts
Praise worthy thoughts
In the midst of my uncertainty help me to guard my thoughts
And dwell on You
In Jesus name, amen 
© Hannah Michaela Vandi

Thank You for stopping by. 
Friday and the weekend is here soon. Not sure about you but it means to me "Time to rest"
REST is NOT optional extra. God did it
Never feel guilty taking time off
Have a wonderful day! 🙂

The Process

'I say this because I know the plans that I have for you.” 
This message is from the Lord. “I have good plans for you. 
I don’t plan to hurt you. I plan to give you hope and a good future. ' 
Jeremiah 29:11 ERV
Bless the Lord O’my  Soul
O Lord my God You are very great
You are clothed with honour and majesty
You covered Yourself with Light as a garment
Which stretch out the heavens like curtain
You have made the foundation of the earth so it shall not be moved forever

The earth was without formed and darkness covered it
It was void, Lord Your Spirit hover over it
In the darkness, You spoke light to it 
For You do not dwell in darkness and darkness became night
With the night comes the moon to show that Your light is always present 

And the earth came alive 
Then You created us in Your image, what a privilege!
As we stand in the garden with You, Lord
It was a perfect Kingdom for us to dwell in
As we worked and love every minutes of the garden
The animals, the birds and the plants
All in our care

In the warmth of the day or the cool of the night we do not hide from You
Until one day, came disobedience and darkness dwell among us
In darkness came shame and hiding
But You never gave up, for You came looking for us

And with this came the ultimate sacrifice 
In Him was life, and the life was light of men
And this light shines in the darkness, and no darkness can grasp it 
It became flesh and was among us

As I walk to Him, He waits because He knows I needed healing 
After years of looking for answers and could not find any
No one knew what was happening
He knew this was the day, so He stopped and I all I needed was to touch Him
He knew I was coming so He delayed because that is who is 

The Father was glorified as I was made whole 
That day I stood scared but whole and refreshed 
Arms wide, head lifted with a smile as I glorify the Lord
For He has done great things that no one could do
Come and see what the Lord has done for me 
Holy Holy is the Lord God Almighty











“Treasure trove of information”

"The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.” Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you. All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord ’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.” ' 1 Samuel 17:37,47 

The weekend is over and we are in the last week of January, wow who would have thought I would be in the vault looking around. What do I need today God? How can I be a blessing? It is the last week sitting on the floor and looking around at the treasures for today I need You God and Your Encouragement!

As I walk out with a smile I bring you courage from our God to encourage you to preserve in the coming months.

The week where the habits start to fade, only perseverance can get us over the huddle. So the adrenaline comes down, the resolution seems like a distance away. Now is the time to preserve and stay on course. Habits are formed when we do it daily after the rush and adrenaline. When we don’t feel like it. We must continue that is when the brain will take us seriously.

All logic will say to us, it has not worked, nothing has happened, let us finish it and besides no one knows or cares. 

One thing I do know is that God cares, for you have His breath and that means He cares. He has chosen each of us and that is wonderful news.
This week and months that comes: Be kind to yourself ; Take it slowly, I mean baby steps; Get a routine. Know that it will get hard, for that is life and how you face it determines the end result.

Trust God, let Him renew your strength. For without Him then the problem becomes bigger than us and it becomes a giant. How we face giants, determines how the giant reacts. He can come at us big and strong if we cower in fear. Or we can face the giants, with braveness and authority from our Lord Jesus. Knowing that the Lord that delivered you from your past will do it again, because we serve a living God

This is the week that all the stumbling blocks might be on the way
One thing I know is God is bigger than the blocks
He holds our hands and will walk with us to cross over it

So don’t be afraid
Don't be discouraged for the Lord our God already knows the future 
And all we need is to trust and obey Him 
Believing that He will walk with us
For nothing is too hard for Him

Defy the odds of the scientist, be the few that pass the 21 days and continue in the journey. You hold a baton and need to pass it on. For when you succeed someone gets bless. The Lord’s name is Glorify, in Christ Jesus. Amen

My heart

Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
Point out anything in me that offends you,
and lead me along the path of everlasting life.
Psalms 139:23-24 NLT
South Downs National Park, Eastbourne, England
My heart has heard 
when You say "come and talk with me"

My heart response 
Lord here, "I am coming"

Lord, I give You thanks and praise 
as I sit and commune with You

My heart is confident in You
No wonder I can sing Your praise
 
My heart will trust in You
In the heat of the fire

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

My heart, my heart
With my whole heart I will give You thanks

My heart will dwell in Christ Jesus through faith
and confess with my mouth that You are Lord

Oh give thanks to the Lord, who remembers us in our lowly state
For His mercy endures forever
© Hannah Michaela Vandi

Thank You for stopping by. 
Friday and the weekend is here soon. Not sure about you but it means to me "Time to rest"
REST is NOT optional extra. God did it
Never feel guilty taking time off
Have a wonderful day! 🙂

“Treasure trove of information”

' “Do not let your hearts be troubled. 
You believe in God ; 
believe also in me. ' 
John 14:1
New Year brings promises and Hope for no one knows what is ahead:
While I look around the trove that is very much guarded, 
As I stand looking around
The treasure that I hold in my hand is 

‘Guard Your Heart’

If one thing I have learned over the years is 
“Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts” 
Proverbs 4:23 GNB

It goes without saying that we only have one heart and one brain 
so protecting them is critical if we are going to make the most of life.
 
Imagine you are given a phone and that is it 
you have to use it for the rest of your life. 
You can not change that phone (the body) 
but you can upgrade the software. 
How well will you treat the phone?
If it was me, I would take very good care of it. 
Not wanting to drop it or break it.

But in life accidents are unavoidable
This is why it is important to learn different ways to protect ourselves. 
So how do we keep the phone updated? 
Upgrade the software, otherwise it bound to fail, 
get malware and viruses so the software 
needs to be up to date to avoid damages to the internal structure
And so is our body, mind, heart and everything.

How do you get it up to date? 

Learn something New:

I found that I look forward to learning something new, 
the brain lights up and my face lights up with a smile. 
I mean my mood change and perception changes and 
I look forward to something different.
 
Never underestimate the power of learning. 

We are never too old or too young to learn and 
it frees the mind when we are not so focused 
on the situation at hand. You are present in the now. 

What can I say? 2020 has made me learn to 
braid my own hair and even trim it, 
I tell you the afro hair is very high maintenance 
and made me appreciate what those hairdressers go through. 
It is also very exciting to sit and just do something new on a Saturday 
and have a conversation with others of something new to talk about. 
Sharing cooking ideas or snacks that you made.
Learning something new is exciting and a gift

and we appreciation it more when we share with others. 
It also brings people together

The Bible is is the best source of information and 
getting lots of practical advise daily  

When we learn we use our senses:
The eye is the door… so when it is open what do we allow in? 
The ears are our windows… What sound do we let in? Think about it.

What we let in through our eyes and ears to see and listen 
would eventually either bring us closer to God or 
harden our hearts to the things of God. 

It is easy to watch, read anything because they are easily accessible 
Should we watch everything? I will let you be the judge of that!

Sleep
We have so many choices in life BUT sleep is not one of them. 

It is not a choice.

If you want to focus better and have a clear thinking 
then make sure you have a good night sleep. 

Decisions are best done when “you sleep on it” 
great ideas come from a good rest or sleep.

According to National Health Service (NHS): 
Quality sleep, get enough of it by keeping regular sleeping hours and 
this programmes the brain and internal body clock to get used to a set routine. 
Most adults need between 6 and 9 hours of sleep every night. 
By working out what time you need to wake up, you can set a regular bedtime schedule.
The key and important information is trying to wake up at the same time every day.
While it may seem like a good idea to try to catch up on sleep after a bad night, 
doing so on a regular basis can also disrupt your sleep routine.

We have so many tools to help us these days and 
it is only a matter of knowing which is good and then using it. 
In my experience the hardest is weekend getting up the same time as weekday, 
is hard but durable with lots of practice and worth it. 

Find ways to upgrade your systems
Before it gets out of date and becomes 
very slow... 
Think of a slow out of date phone 
what do you do with it? 
Before you say, just throw it away and get a new one
Great idea but not an option. Upgrade the software
And I will leave that to your imagination ...
© Hannah Michaela Vandi

Thank You for stopping by. 
Friday and the weekend is here soon. Not sure about you but it means to me "Time to rest"
REST is NOT optional extra. God did it
Never feel guilty taking time off
Have a wonderful day! 🙂