Self!

Never rely on 
just self
For it can be 
deceptive
It knows 
no bound
It is infinite 
and comes 
with pride
when left 
unchecked
It becomes 
destruction 
that calls 
itself envy 

Do not rely 
on self 
For with it 
comes 
comparison 
but when 
we abide 
in the Lord 
the truth 
comes out 
the light 
shines 
brightly 
Destroying 
the self 

Bringing 
peace 
that you 
cannot get 
from self
Yes abide 
in Him 
and 
He will 
abide 
in 
you
Thank you for stopping by.  

© Hannah Michaela Vandi

Have a wonderful day and God bless.

For in the multitude of dreams and many words there is also vanity.

But fear God.

Ecclesiastes 5:7

Praises

20:

'Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. 
Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. 
Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. 
But you haven’t believed in me even though you have seen me. 
However, those the Father has given me will come to me, 
and I will never reject them. 
For I have come down from heaven to do the 
will of God who sent me, not to do my own will. 
And this is the will of God, 
that I should not lose even one of all those he has given me, 
but that I should raise them up at the last day. 
For it is my Father’s will that all who see his Son 
and believe in him should have eternal life. 
I will raise them up at the last day.”'

John 6:35-40 NLT
Does this offend you? 
What then if you should see the Son of Man ascend  where He was before?

The LORD Lives!
Does this offend you?
Blessed be the Rock of my Salvation
Let God be exalted 

Hello Everyone! Scream and shout 
The Lord lives indeed 
Come to Him all who are thirsty 
Come to the waters 
For everyone who  drinks of the water that 
The Lord gives will never thirst again
All who have no money 
Come, buy and eat
Yes, come for we are all His children
For money is not valued in His Kingdom 

Blessed be the Lord our God 
For in times when all things seem chaotic
I know that it is not from our God 
For You Lord are not a God of confusion
When there seems to be pressure 
From everywhere, the lid on the pot seems to not stand still
That is not from You Lord 
I know that You only lead 
Through the Holy Spirit 
No force, no intimidation 
But pure Love and You never give up 

So I set time to spend in Your presence 
For what is man that You will want to be around us
For my soul is full of troubles 
When I sit and want to wallow in self pity
In the darkness, Your light shines  
Showing me the way out, giving me a chance 
To have life and to not waste away in self pity 
Who is mighty like You, O Lord?
You carry me away like a flood 
You bring me to the land of the living 
That I may praise Your Name 
Yes, the Lord Lives indeed 
Bless be the Rock of my Salvation
For the Lord has chosen
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

© Hannah Michaela Vandi

All pics are taken on my walks of life
some modified with apps to see a different angle 🙂

Dance of life

'So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. 
Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. 
Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. '

Colossians 3:5 NLT
Life is a dance and the sound can be different 
What sound do we hear?

After all what gives us hope and joy
And what will be our proud reward and crown
As we stand before our Lord Jesus 

Greater is He that is me than he that is the world 
The dance of life continues as I woke up

Life is sweet and yet can have a bitter taste 
What is man that we should come before the Lord our God
Like a tree and the wind comes and breaks it into pieces 

As I step into the dance floor 
Moving from one hand to the other 
Forgetting our first Love 
Who has never forgotten us

When I was chosen it was love 
When I said Yes it was because He already said Yes

As I swirl around 
My mind keeps replaying things of the past 
And I know it is not from the Lord 
Yet I find myself entertaining the idea

And oh how I Love the Lord 
For He will always Love me and call out to me 
And in a split second only to open the Bible and be reminded 
Of who I am the words penetrate into my heart

The music stops 
The focus shifted 
A different sound was louder 
A teardrop and I was reminded

The words of Paul in Colossians three
Goes straight into my heart
Piercing every bone and bringing the body and mind to attention
For does it matter in this world
I have a new dress on and I don’t wish to get it stained 
It might get dirty as I run the race 
White does gets dirty very easily 
but it is nothing that has not already been removed 


So I say to myself we are new creation 
We are a new creation with new dress on
 
For it is by faith that we walk this earth 
For what does it matter what I am wearing 
All that matters is Christ Jesus and He lives in all of us 
So I will boast and get the dress dirty
I will let love rule my heart 

For what does it matter
Indeed what does it matter 

In this world, Christ overcame it all  
It is Christ that we live for and I put on this lovely dress
That is full of love
Patience that I don’t understand 
The music plays, the sound is different
  
As I swirl around and let the music wash over me 
As I give thanks through Christ Jesus to God the Father
 
Tomorrow is another day
Today is a day to dance with the Lord 
The Lord of justice and compassion 
He has no favourite 
So I will dance to sound of His music
© 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
Be present in all things

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

All pictures are taken on my adventures 
my phone or camera
some edited with an app
This week was windy and rainy. 
So imagine my surprise on Thursday  to see the road blocked by a fallen tree. 
Thank God no one was hurt 
Only the poor car
Well can you imagine getting up seeing your car underneath the branches
Thank God for life and things in this world will fade 

“Treasure Trove of Information”

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.

Thank you again for stopping by it means a lot to me. 

Pray you have a wonderful week 🙂
We cannot control what happens around us, 
but we can control our responses.
Be bless and know that the Lord loves you

©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

Praises –

04:

You will worship me with all your heart,
and I will be with you

Jeremiah 29:13 CEV
Can we find such a one as this, a man whom is the Spirit of God?

I am enjoying getting to know God through Joseph’s story 

The Bible is rich with wisdom and knowledge 
The sun rises and the sun sets 
The eye is never satisfied with seeing

Nor is the ear filled with hearing 
What is crooked cannot be made straight 
And what is lacking cannot be numbered
 
For I say to my heart 
All will pass away 
Wisdom comes from the Father
 
And the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge 
With it comes wisdom to discern 

For the Lord is the One that sees the heart of men 
For without the Lord, the heart falls into despair 

All madness, so I say to myself I will trust in the Lord 
I will boast in Him only 
For His eyes watches over all our ways
 
Nothing can be hidden from His face
So I come closer to Lord
For Who can hide from Him

In the mountains, the hills and the caves 
The Lord is right  there
The Lord my God is my strength and my fortress 

My refuge in the day of affliction 
When I could not think and get so distracted 
I call upon His name 

And He delivered me from my fears 
The Lord redeems the soul of His servants 
And none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned

Be glad in the Lord and rejoice
Shout for joy, all you are upright in heart

For He remains faithful forever
That is the true nature of our God 
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

© Hannah Michaela Vandi

All pics are taken on my walks of life
some modified with apps to see a different angle 🙂