“Treasure trove of Information”

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid. '
Proverbs 12:1

Hello and welcome. Hope the month of January was good to you, to me I am glad I have Jesus. When the New Year started, it was a new start, new beginning and getting all excited about the New Year. Having that drive to change and get into new habits, don’t know about you but yes that is me. I never used to like change, but I had to get used to it ….because I work for a company that changes things around and you know what the world is like, things are always changing and if I need to be in the present I need to change and I need to adapt to the now. No one likes change but it has to happen, the computer has changed and that is because as people we adapt so well and find ways to change to fit our environment and comfort. 

Where is this going? Good question, come with me to the vault and let us see what we can find in the treasures. First I want to say thank you for entertaining me by reading my blog, may God guide your footsteps and bring Joy to your heart, in Christ Jesus. Amen.

‘The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. ‘ Proverbs 1:7

Yes the vault is full of treasures, let’s see what we can find. Oh look, yes I think this is a good one. We all need it and it  is part of our overall well-being and let us unpack it as she smiles. Psst, not so fast, now I want to say something before you carry on, this is only information and it is way better to speak to the professional you trust and can give you the advice you need. I used to be one of those professionals and from experience I can say that talking to people is better than running it your head with no solution. So knowledge is not power unless you use it because poverty and shame comes to those who disdains correction but he who regards a rebuke will be honoured says the wisest man Solomon. And now what was I looking at, oh yeah let have a look..

Financial well-being: Is one piece in the overall spectrum of well-being and when it is jeopardised you may feel it in other areas.

Money is NOT evil ONLY the LOVE of it is. 

As anything in life, our scales are always lopsided. What do I mean? We spend too much or too little and no balance. Our scales need to balance, too much of anything leads to destruction. Eating too much or exercising too much all have consequences and the same when it is too little. 

How do you find the balance? Good question. My opinion, I am still learning about it but that is the fun. The trials and errors. Now is the time to try, for when we die that is it and to be honest you do not want to wait until the end with regrets and what if’s. 

Financial well-being is about feeling secure and in control of your day to day finances. Having enough money to pay for bills, with a plan to deal with the unexpected costs.

As with anything financial well being is part of our lives and getting into a good habit will be better for it.

What can you do?  So many questions, will come to mind but: 

An answer can only be found with questions and shining some light to it: So

Talk to someone, be your spouse, friend, family member, financial adviser or the bank (after all they see all your finances). It is so freeing when it comes out in the open, because a solution can be found. Anything in the dark always seems bigger than it is and also we need to shed lights to it in order to find the solution. 

“A puzzle can not be solved in the dark”

The next one: Make a plan, yes I said it

One simple step at a time, by making a plan can be a weight off the shoulder. Having a plan is a way to help plan for your financial future more effectively. The paradox, no one knows what tomorrow brings but you don’t want to spend all of it today and be the fool tomorrow.

It is also good for your mental health. Research has shown that financial well-being can have a positive effect on both physical and mental health.

What happens when things go wrong? Because they do..

POOR financial well-being can be overcome:

By been intentional about everything:

Living within the means and spending wisely – get a budget planner.

Saving: for anyone who spends a lot is like building a house on the sand when the wind comes it blows it away. Savings starts with as little as a pound and grows. For a house is not built in a day, but the foundation has to start strong as a house built on a rock. So when time comes, the wind blows, the rain comes but the foundation is still there. 

Honour the Lord with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase

Good financial well-being comes with the benefits of:

a happier lifestyle, more confident, more productive both at work and personal life

And also ‘Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. ‘ Proverbs 4:23

And never give up because no one is perfect and you can only practice to get progress. Progression leads to a good routine therefore find your routine. 

Don’t compare with others, the grass is not always green on the other side. Comparison is what leads to spending unnecessary and it is better to have little than more with trouble. Debit is trouble, avoid it at all cost. But the fear of the LORD is a great treasure. 

So my dear friends, I leave with this. 
Vanity of vanities, all is vanity
Why trouble yourself with the cares of this world
For naked we came and naked we will return
But the wise will walk with the Lord 
And the foolish will think that tomorrow never comes
So don’t be wise in your own eyes
Enjoy the pleasures of your fruits 
For no one knows what tomorrow brings

~ Hannah Michaela Vandi
Thank You for stopping by. 

Inspired by the Ragtag Daily prompt

The Lord Jesus will remain forever
His throne from generation to generation 
The circle of love is full of everything that life briings

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

© Hannah Michaela Vandi

Thank you for stopping by. You have to love the paradox of life and also remember to enjoy your day.

Look up

For we have great joy and consolation in your love,
because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed by you brother
Philemon 1:7
The day and night become one 
It is only the walk that makes the day 
My home has become work
What day is it? For only when I look up the day brightens

Today, was different 
Turning on the TV as a routine of five minutes before switching off
The news is nothing but fear and despair
The internet is nothing but images that brings to live the fear

So as I sit and let the Good News overflow me 
It only in You, I find the strength 
For it does get hard and sometimes I forget
And look at the problem 
and merely glance at You, God 

As evening comes, I take a break
I stop everything, I reverse
I turn back, I look up

And gaze at Our Almighty Powerful God
And just glance at the problem
Hear our prayers O God, and let our cry come to You
In Christ Jesus, amen

Bless the Lord

HEAR my prayer, O LORD
And let my cry come to You
Psalm 102: 1
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
who stretch out the heavens like a curtain

You have made the foundation of the earth
so it shall not be moved forever

The earth was without formed 
And darkness cover it 
It was void, Lord Your Spirit hover over it

Lord You spoke and there was light
and the darkness disappear

And when we were in darkness 
You send forth the light of the world
In Your lovingkindness, the Light came to the world

It shine and the darkness could not comprehend it.
Jesus was the light that gave life to men

So we cannot stay in the darkness forever
You sent forth Your Spirit to renew the face of the earth
I will sing to the Lord as long as I live

I will sing praises to my God
while I have breath

May my mediation be sweet to You, God
I will be glad in the Lord 
I will sing praises to my God until I take my last breath!

May sinners be consumed from the earth
And the wicked be no more

Bless the Lord O my soul
Praise the Lord
For His mercy endures forever

Glorify the Son!

And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. I am who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forever more. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death. Revelation 1:17-18

Bible verse to reflect on the glory of Jesus 
Watching the pictures and listening to the bible app
John 17 started and my ear turned in and my heart was alert
It never occurred to me 
the message means so much to us as believers in christ
The words started to sink into my soul 
I stoped everything I was doing and listen with my heart
For when I finished listening I was in tears 
For I let the prayer wash over me 
With an open mind it sank into my soul 
I sat and just let it all go 

As Jesus Christ our Lord spoke the words..
My heart was beating at the realisation of what a powerful prayer 
Before we were born
We already had blessing and chosen by our Father
He already gave us protection

Let the words wash over my mind and soul as I reflect on it again
I do not pray for these alone... 
believe in Me through their word
That they may be one, as You, Father are in Me and I in You...

And I let my heart take it all in and let it wash over me
How wonderful You are Father and Saviour of our Lord Jesus Christ 
Let Your Love Jesus wash over me
And let the words move me into adoration of the Father.

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
To receive power and riches and wisdom
And strength and honour and glory and blessing!
You are worthy O Lord 
For You have redeemed us to God by Your blood
It finally snowed in London on Sunday

Exalt Him

Let all the angels of God worship Him
Hebrews 1:6b
Let us adore Him
The God that forgives all our sins
Who heals all our diseases
Who redeems our lives from destruction
Who crowns us with lovingkindness and tender mercies
Who satisfy our mouth with good things
So we are renewed like the eagles
Bless His Name

HM Vandi – Thank you for stopping by and may God always smile at you.