'“And now arise, O Lord God, and enter your resting place,
along with the Ark, the symbol of your power.
May your priests, O Lord God, be clothed with salvation;
may your loyal servants rejoice in your goodness.'2 Chronicles 6:41 NIV
Then the LORD God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?”
I stand and look at the earth
I see the herbs and the trees as they bear fruit
For You Lord, You made everything good
I will sing of all the wondrous things You have created
I will say to my soul
Why do you hide away when things don’t go right?
Why do you hide away when the Lord calls you?
For when the Lord calls it is out of Love
For we shall return to You Lord
For a thousand years in Your sight
Is like yesterday when it is past
You have set our iniquity before You
Our secret sins in the light of Your countenance
For the word You spoke became flesh
Among us, He dwell giving us Grace
Grace to come before You in boldness
For no more shame exists
The earth is Yours and everything in it
Wondrous works in the land as it bears fruits
Awesome things in the sea beyond our imagination
The birds in the air never lack anything
As children of God, we never lack anything
For You calm the storm
So that its waves are still
And guide us to a place of peace
So we will give thanks to the Lord for His goodness
And for His wonderful works to all
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.
Elisha said to her, 'How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?" She said to Elisha, 'I, your servant, have nothing in the house only a pot of oil.'2 Kings 4:2 EASY
Grace to you and peace from the Lord Jesus Christ
My heart rejoice in the Lord my God
For He is my strength
I will exalt His Name
It was a sunny weekend gone
It was a sunny three days in the week
The Lord, is my Salvation
The Lord God made the sun to shine by day
This gives me the pleasure
The rain falls on Thursday
The rain, the showers of blessings I call it
It is in His wisdom that we have so many seasons
So I ponder in my heart
Should I only smile when the sun comes out
For our God is the creator of all things
Yes, everything He has made is beautiful
And our God has a reason for everything
So I say to myself
do not cause your thoughts to have trouble
And do not cause your body to feel pain
For God watches the things I do
He sees my heart,
You are the Lord Almighty
I am Your servant, Lord
For the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom
Why should I worry about anything
For it is all vanity, madness I tell
Truly the Light is sweet
The world is full of madness
And it is pleasant to the eyes
But if I should live for many years
Then I must enjoy the Light
For God says rejoice in me
For He will bring judgement, in His time
I am very happy when I think about the Lord
I am happy because You, Lord, have saved me
Nobody else is Holy like the Lord
There is no other God except You
You are the only powerful God
It is so easy to forget that our hands,
And our feet can be a blessing to others
Even the flowers we plant is a blessing
For it brings colour and beauty to the world around us
I get a glimpse of the Glory of God
In seeing my plants growing daily
I get a glimpse of Your wonderful works when
I see my nieces and nephew growing up
The Lord is a God who knows everything
How great are the works of Your Hands
Thank You Lord for the beauty around us
'But now be strong, Zerubbabel,’ declares the Lord . ‘Be strong, Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land,’ declares the Lord , ‘and work. For I am with you,’ declares the Lord Almighty. 'Haggai 2:4 NIV
“Then he asked them about their well-being”
The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever
The earth is the Lord’s and all its fullness
The world and everything in it
The beauty is seen in everything
The Lord is strong and mighty
The Lord is mighty in battle
The battle is already won
Lift up your heads, and praise His name
Lift up, and open the doors!
And the King of glory shall come in
Who is the King of glory?
The Lord of Hosts
The Lord is the Root and Offspring of David
The Bright and Morning Star
He is the King of glory!
'He made His wonders memorable.
Adonai is gracious and full of compassion. 'Psalms 111:4 TLV
Good Morning, Good Afternoon or Good Evening and what a beautiful day.
A day to give thanks to the Almighty God
A day to sit at the feet of Jesus and know that He is Lord
Good to see you and Happy to walk with you today. The Vault calls and sometimes the treasures are best to look at, absorbed, pondered and give a testimony of the goodness.
In Church we continued our series on Revelation: The Lord always gives fresh manna
As I reflect on His words and knowing that
He sees each and everyone of us
He compliments our work
He gives us encouraging words
He gives us warning to change and the words that I seem to see is
Revelation 2:29 NKJV:He who has an ear, let Him hear what the Spirit says to the churches
The choices and Grace given to us everyday.
Grace is given to us each day
Grace is not earned
Grace is enough for today
With Grace comes energy to move
The ability to think
The time to prepare,
The resources to work in life
The patience we need in that time
Grace is always enough to spare for others and yourself on that day
What a wonderful God we serve!
Grace always comes with extra on the day
Because the God we serve is generous and gives us more than enough
Choosing to abide in God
Choosing Jesus means having the right attitude
Having Grace in our lives means having lots of rooms
No matter how the rooms look or feel
should never deter us from entering
With generosity and thankfulness
And also sharing and bringing the light into the room
Not complaining and disputing
But holding fast to the Word of life
We have a good reason to be glad and to rejoice
Encouraging one another in the Lord
Seeking the things which are of Christ Jesus, forsaking oneself
Grace gives us a reason
For we are all God’s workmanship
All things are gifts from the Father
Rejoice, He is generous and not partial
We all have a purpose and reason to be alive
Do not tempt the Lord as some did
And killed by the poisonous serpents
As I reflect and ponder and absorb
I have come to understand
How easy it is to take things for granted
How easy it is to just complain
Also I have come to see that
complaining makes us age faster
Does it change the situation?
Well in my opinion, it gives
Gray hair and unnecessary stress - just my theory
So the words of our Lord
Written in my hearts and reminds me
Do not be afraid
I am the First and the Last
May these words echo in my brain
May these words become part of my heart
When I am afraid
I will remember Your words
Lord Jesus, give me a new heart
And a spirit that follows You