The Lord fights for us!

'How truly wonderful and delightful it is to see brothers and sisters living together in sweet unity! 
It’s as precious as the sacred scented oil flowing from the head of the high priest Aaron, 
dripping down upon his beard and running all the way down to the hem of his priestly robes. 
This harmony can be compared to the dew dripping from Mount Hermon, 
which flows down upon the hills of Zion. 
Indeed, that is where Yahweh has decreed his blessings will be found, 
the promise of life forevermore!'

Psalms 133:1-3 TPT
Blessed are those who delight in the Lord
For it is in Him we find rest 

Though we see the week unfold
We sit and think and memories unfold 
All the hurt comes to the surface 
Indeed we know the true 

We are but mere mortals 
We cry out to our God to prove the innocence 
Of our loved ones
Though we wished to dispute 
Though they wished to silence

We take the case to our God 
His wisdom is profound 
His power is vast
Who has resisted Him and come out unscathed?

He moves the mountains
So in the midst of trails 
My mind look back to last year 
As I walked and felt the unloving nature of the heart of men

For God has created us 
We are His children 
He moves the mountains without us knowing 
He shakes the earth from its place 

He shines light in the darkness 
He speaks to the sun and it does not shine
He seals off the light of the stars 
He sees the heart of all

I have loved the week 
The sun had shine even with a cold wind
The sun brings a smile to my face 
The sun brings a smile to people’s faces

We look in anticipation and pleaded 
With our Lord for mercy 
We waited for a long time 
Even though we were innocent

We do not believe He would give us a hearing 
And we felt the crush with a storm 
Our wounds multiply as we look and wait 
As we hold our breath  

We are overwhelmed with misery 
If it is a matter of strength, it is only found in Him 
He is mighty, and a matter of justice, 
Who can challenge Him? No one is like our God

Only for a moment as wait 
I forget the troubles of the world 
I reflected on the events of the week 
I have found that events brings memories 

So I focus on my plants 
My plants are coming nicely and 
I decided to add another tree to the list 
Already have a pear and now cherry Duo

Can't wait to see them grow
So the week unfold and verdict is set 
A relief brings back a sigh 
And the journey to restoration starts 

For today we do not forget but let us 
Sing, O daughters of the earth 
Shout and pray!
Be glad and rejoice with all your heart
For we have waited for the Lord 

They have done violence to the Law 
The Lord is righteous in our midst 
He will do no unrighteousness 
Every morning He brings His justice to light

He never fails 
But the unjust knows no shame 
Therefore we will wait on the Lord 
For the Lord is always near to all

The mighty One will save 
He will rejoice over us with gladness
He will quiet us with His Love
He will rejoice over us with His singing

For early in the morning 
I hear the birds singing 
He comforts those who mourn
So our eyes look to the Lord our God

Blessed are the merciful
For they shall obtain more mercy.
© 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 🙂

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with my phone or my camera
some edited with an app

“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.

The end of the month..

'Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! ' Isaiah 30:18 NIV
Father, thank you for the month of January
Thank you for the seasons of life 
And thank you for the season of the weather
And thank you for everyone that reads my blog, bless them. 
In Christ Jesus, Amen.
It is the end of January wow 
Don't know about you, but things haven't changed much
I'm still working from home

I have learned to adapt but above all
I have learned to appreciate the little things and
I have learned to see further than what is in front of me

~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

Happy weekend and thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful 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