“Treasure trove of information”

God passionately watches over His deep reservoir of revelation-knowledge, 
but He subverts the lies of those who perverts the truth.
Proverbs 22:12

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 walk and talk because we need to use some of the energy, I have eaten a lot this weekend. There is a point to my madness, keep up and let us walk slow or fast but let us use the energy. And heads up, this is information only and should not be used as advice.

So my topic is about energy:

Energy we all need it: We use it everyday. Anything which is able to perform work has energy and by definition Energy is the capacity to do work. 

Where does the energy come from?

Our body processes energy that is determined by the food intake and how much levels of activity are done will give the output. It is simply like a budget, the money we spend and whatever is left off is the fat stored. 

Body Mass Index (BMI) is simply the weight in KG divided by the squares of your height in meters.

The brain needs more energy than anything else. If the brain doesn’t get the proper energy that it needs, that is when we become fatigued. 

The food we eat plays a big part in the energy we burn out.

To function properly our brain needs the right amount and right nutrients throughout the day.

Some foods that helps the brain active and the body:

One of the most important is WATER: The brain is made up of 80% water and the body weight is water which is made up of 60% and is needed to keep our organs functioning. 

It is very important to stay hydrated all day and starting with the first thing you drink in the morning. Dehydration leads to fatigue, slower reaction, dry mouth, lips and eyes; feeling thirsty. It makes your thinking slow down and not as sharp as you want when you are dehydrated.

The body also uses water to transport nutrients and oxygen around the body and it helps to maintain the core body temperature. It keeps the skin plump and elastic. 

Eggs: I love eggs and they have so many nutrients for the body and also for the brain. They help memory improving and brain boosting. Good source for protein, B12, vitamin D (get some)

Walnuts: it looks like the brain so that is one way of remembering which nuts is good for the brain. They are unsaturated fat. Good source of Biotin, although nutritious may also mean very high calorie depending on the portions and what is eaten with it.

Avocados: Good source of fats and contains monounsaturated fats that are good for the heart, fibre to help regulate blood sugar, plus vitamin K, E, and C, B vitamins and potassium. 

Blueberry: High in antioxidants and vitamin C

Sleep is also very important so is the diet we eat to maintain a healthy and productive routine and that includes sleeping. 

What can make us not keep up with our intentions is fatigue. The energy we use if not replenish will run out. 

So the brain and physical body are working overtime consciously and unconsciously driving our actions. If we are constantly working and not resting then we don’t have the motivation to carry on, it comes to a point when our unconscious will take control and switch off and that becomes a burnout. No one wants to be at that stage.

It is a battery and needs to be charge.

“ You see, when you give your body the best possible fuel, you have more energy, you are stronger, you think more quickly” ~ Michelle Obama.

Imagine your phone, you use it and behind the scene it is also working even if you are not on it. It brings all the notifications so when you ready it is accessible. And this is our brain is tirelessly working with no complaints. The phone dies, well now you panic especially if you are out and about and need it at the moment in time. What do you do?

The brain needs rest, the body needs rest. If it works overtime all the time then it will run out of battery. 

We all need to switch off everyday, for “it is good” my paraphrase favorite quote from the Book of Genesis. 

Ways to to keep the energy in balance: 

Avoid burnout: 

Like the battery, keep it charged daily by resting. Taking time off to just relax and not think of anything.

Switch off, I like my phone which is always my point of reference. The manufacturer says it is good to switch off the phone, I mean let the battery die and that keeps the battery life longer. It is true, if we constantly plug the phone to charge and not allow it to just die, then we find we need a new charge quicker than intended.

The human is not a phone or electronic so avoid draining the battery at all cost 

Always keep reserves daily for it is good. Because when it is drained the consequences are high and costly.

How do we avoid it?

Nurture your relationships:

Keep the people around with you at all times, not only when you need something. They do help when you need them but it needs to be reciprocal.

In conclusion and my humble opinion of the Human Battery:

Keep it plugged in: keep that energy flowing in, having the right energy in and out.

Stay positive: get your thinking hats on, be creative and allow some spontaneous activity to yourself

Switch off – rest and sleep, play games, be a child I mean let your inner child out 

Never let it drain – get help if you are below 50% energy and in need.

YOU are never alone, even when you think so. Whatever you go through, someone else has or is.

Energy in = energy out ideally any extras are stored or dispense

Thank you for stopping by it means a lot to me.
This is information only and not advice

Pray you have a wonderful week 🙂
We cannot control what happens around us, 
but we can control our responses.

©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

“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. 

Love is an amazing gift we have
For it is like a food 
Eat it too quickly and you never taste how good it is

May the light in you shine bright always
May the Name of our God be glorify
Have a restful weekend
In the Name of Jesus
Amen

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
"We cannot change what happens around us but we can change our responses." 
The flesh is weak, don't depend on it 🙂

Reflect

'You, Lord , keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. ' 
Psalms 18:28 
This weekend, not sure what you did
But I was sitting down and just deleting the photos 
organising the photos and as I look back
they are memories of the days when I could meet people

The Shard, looking down from it 
well one thing is I don't like height but 
I do seem to find myself in this situations
Hmmm

Why don't I say no? 
My answer is.. why not try it? 
To me overcoming anything is just doing it. 
Trusting in the Lord

Well as others will say, you have a death wish?
Now now not a death wish but a zeal for life
It is fun when you look back 
what a crazy night or day 

so I say enjoy the day or night
do something that you wouldn't normal do
make it fun, but do take God seriously.