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

“Thank you for stopping by and I pray you will be inspired in your journey” And may you always stop to see the beauty of God around you. The journey can only begin when we step one foot in front of the other by faith. Let us take that step and see the good work of God in our life. In Jesus Name, Amen

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 
Thank You for stopping by
It is the weekend, 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

“Thank you for stopping by and I pray you will be inspired in your journey” And may you always stop to see the beauty of God around you. The journey can only begin when we step one foot in front of the other by faith. Let us take that step and see the good work of God in our life. In Jesus Name, Amen

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 
Thank You for stopping by
It is the weekend, 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 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

“Thank you for stopping by and I pray you will be inspired in your journey” And may you always stop to see the beauty of God around you. The journey can only begin when we step one foot in front of the other by faith. Let us take that step and see the good work of God in our life. In Jesus Name, Amen

Strength and Courage

Now it happened after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord , 
that the Lord spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, 
Moses’ servant (attendant), saying, “Moses My servant is dead; 
now therefore arise [to take his place], cross over this Jordan, 
you and all this people, 
into the land which I am giving to them, to the sons of Israel. 
Joshua 1:1-2 AMP
It takes strength to get out of the water and courage to face humans who are not vegetarians and see you as food.
It takes strength and courage together 
To get things done
It also takes courage to speak up but
You need the strength to speak

When things go wrong
which sometimes happens
It takes courage and strength to face it

So I pray to my God for 
strength and courage 
For it is only from Him I can get it
As I fail and crumble and I am discourage

I am reminder of Joshua 
Joshua was courageous
But He needed GOD

He needed GOD to remind him 
I need constant reminder  Father
To be Strong and courageous 
To lean not on my own understanding

Lord I submit to You 
When You say Your Grace is sufficient 
For me, I don’t always listen 

Because when I walk far away from You 
You are still with me and 
You give me the courage to complete the task 
Not only that but You give me the strength because
 
When I am weak, I feel the 
Power of You giving me that strength to take the step
A step that I have got myself into

A step that requires strength 
A step that requires faith in You
A step that only Your unconditional Love can get me out off
And LORD you hold my right hand to finish the task each time

Nevertheless You have given me a choice to depend
On You and find strength in You 
For I need You Lord 

Like a baby needs constant care from it mother 
I NEED You Father
As I face the year ahead of me 
I don't know what will happen 

If life has taught me anything
It is unpredictable and I can only depend on you 
To  give me courage and strength 
To take the step and leap of faith

In Christ Jesus 
My Saviour
And  my Redeemer
Thank You for stopping by
It is the weekend, Time to rest
REST is NOT optional extra
God did it
Never feel guilty taking time off
Have a wonderful day! 🙂

Walk – prayer of thanks

“Who is like you among the gods, 
O Lord — glorious in holiness, awesome in splendor, performing great wonders?
Exodus 15:11 NLT
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Lord , there is nobody like You among all the gods! 
There is nobody like You anywhere! 
You are great and holy 
Everyone should respect You and praise You. 
You do great miracles
There is nobody like You!

For You feed the birds in the air
The fish in the sea
And the animals on land
You take care of all things, nothing is too big or small for You
Thank You Father for we can rely on You as our provided
Through Your Son Jesus Christ. Amen

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.

Walking in the rain

“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
Therefore I hope in Him!”
Lamentations 3:24 NKJV
Wwwp5K day 14: just my taught as I type on the phone app. 


Thank You Jesus for You alone are
the True Shepherd

Today is a raining day
Yes it is not a weather forecast
Should I say it is
Seems to rain most days this December

Working from home has some perks
Don’t need to run to catch the train
or bus but I do need to have an internet
Not today, wow what do I do with myself

No internet for a whole day
I could get angry or
just get out of the house
Good idea let’s go for a walk

Grabbed my raincoat and camera
Looks like it might rain
Managed a few shot
And as luck will have it

It did start to rain
Should I say poured down
As I stood under the shade of a house
Waiting for the rain to calm down

My mind as usual starts to wonder off
Today is not your day
So I decided to walk back under rain
It was not a pleasant walk

Amazing did not get soaked bad
Got home and still no internet
Well I could write don’t need internet
Could read don’t also need internet

Settle for reading:
“There are six things
the Lord hates— no,
seven things he detests:

haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
hands that kill the innocent,
a heart that plots evil,
feet that race to do wrong,

a false witness who pours out lies,
a person who sows discord in a family.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭6:16-19‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Thank You Father for today another day
To remind me of Your goodness and mercy
To also show me the things that You hate
Help me Lord Jesus to walk with You, amen.

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 – Two are better than one

Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.
 Ecclesiastes 4:9 NLT
Www p5K - Day 11
Thank God it is the weekend.
Again, on the earth I saw something else that has no purpose.

It was not a raining day as I step outside
Meeting a friend for a long walk
So mentally preparing for the walk
and also the restaurants eating

Mask, checked and off I go
Wow I have not seen her since March in person
Hey standing looking at each other very awkward 
Do we hug or do we not?

So we decided to smile and start walking
Time went by so quickly and our feet were tired after two hours
This is what happens when two women start to talk 
We lost track of time

So we decided to have dinner looking around
for a suitable place to eat and also a quiet place to chat
Not surprise it was not busy in the City of London
and the lights did not give the Christmas warmth

The town does not feel like Christmas
It felt grey and cloudy
This is like Zelena, the Wicked Witch of the West
came and took the green lights with her

I can only see the red lights and they are on
The fun has stopped with only the red lights
But hang on a moment 
There is joy for we have the Son of Man

Who is the light of the world 
He is the First and the Last 
He is the living one
Who was dead and now alive forever and ever

And guess what there is more good news 
He holds the keys of death and the grave
This year is the right time to celebrate 
What He came to do and fulfill

Glory to God in the highest
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!

Www p5K - Day 12

Thank You Father for another day
Blessed is the Lord God
That He has looked on His servant and shown mercy

He has sent Jesus 
To give lights to those who sit in darkness
To guide our feet into the way of peace

The day is over and glory to the Almighty God.
If He wills, I shall see you tomorrow
In the mean time...

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.


Main – Had Grilled Salmon Fillet, served with Chilli and a Salad of Heritage
Tomatoes, Pickles, Green Kalamata Olives and Toasted Walnuts very tasty – would recommend

Desert – Sun dried apricot stuffed with almond, pistachio and cream. Be warn it is creamy if you looking to lose weight and also not eating sugar then avoid it. Otherwise it was delicious

Prosecco – The chating and walking was what made the evening enjoyable.

Also not a word on COVID19 it was a silent agreement.

ADVENT – FOCUS

The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, 
for you have found favor with God. Listen carefully: 
you will conceive in your womb and give birth to a son, 
and you shall name Him Jesus.
Luke 1:30-31 AMP
Thank You Father that wisdom starts
With asking You, and You give to all 
No judgement or reproach 

Today, I listen  to You and 
not on my own understanding
For You are a shield to all 
Who works in integrity 

For it was when Jesus came 
The NIGHT, THAT NIGHT, it changed the world 
The Shepherds were the first 
to know and worship You Lord

That night shows us what the Kingdom of God is like
It shows us that Your wisdom is different 
Doesn’t required money, power or fame 
To get the work done

Forgive me for losing the focus 
And not adjusting the camera
For every picture taken
the same lens is used 

Help me to always readjust the lens of the camera
Because every scene requires a different focal point
And I need to adjust my aperture 
To ensure the view is not blur or out of focus

Thank You for reminding me 
In the season of celebrating 
The Little things matters to You
The ones that are forgotten, lonely and away from society
Are Your heart.
Help me to adjust in every situation
And to be part of it 
In Jesus Name, Amen

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.


Children can be a joy!

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, 
and do not hinder them, 
for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” 
Matthew 19:14 NIV
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A little story about a girl and boy!

Kids are so funny and innocent
Walking behind these two kids boy and girl 
And their mothers right with them

The kids decided to race one other 
The boy won and the girl 
burst out crying for losing

I taught it was funny, so I slowed my walking
The joy of no headphone
You notice everything around you...

Back to the mum... 
Then the girl's mum called her to the side
Honey in life we don’t have to win all the time
And when you lose you don’t have to cry..
Understand? Yes mummy

Now be a good girl and go play
So what did this girl do...
She was determined to try and win
Very brave little girl left the mum and 
Called the friend to race again 

Not giving the friend a chance to win 
Running off before the boy had a chance to say yes 
She was screaming I won, I won...
The boy didn’t seem to care much for running again

So when he got close to her ...
They were best friends again
Playing and laughing and not a
Thought of what had just happened

That made me smile and forget about
Work and everything else. 
I should be more childlike
Free and throw a tantrum now again

Thank you Father for the gift of children 
O Lord I will Praise You
You are Worthy, O Lord 
To receive Glory and Honour and Power
For You have created all things
And by Your will they exist 
and were created
Through Christ Jesus we can come to you
Amen

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.

Attuned – thoughts while walking

The king’s command was so urgent and the furnace so 
hot that the flames of the fire killed the soldiers who took up 
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, Daniel 3:22 NIV
 
Www p5K - Day 9
Another day not as cold as the past few days
Sun is out, love the sun
Not sure how many times I have said it
Took the phone, keys and out I go

Took one picture and the phone died
Typically of me to always walk out 
With an almost dead phone.
Well that means enjoying nature 
With no distraction
 
The more I study God’s word 
The more I want to know more
It is amazing the faith and believe 
Of ordinary people like me in the Bible
Loving God and doing what He plans for them
The furnace was so hot 
That it killed the soldiers who took 
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego

That faith gets me thinking as I walk around
Will I do that? Sure I will like to think I will
Well missy says the mind  logical side
Don’t think we can do that as we love …

The birds snap me out of my thoughts 
We shall continue this discussion tomorrow

Lord God thank You for another day
That no matter what I go through 
Let the words of mouth and the meditation
Of my heart be acceptable in Your sight
O Lord my strength and my Redeemer

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.