Adjust my gaze

'So the Pharisees and teachers of religious law asked him, 
“Why don’t your disciples follow our age-old tradition? 
They eat without first performing the hand-washing ceremony.”'

Mark 7:5 NLT
Burgress Park-Southwark Park. London
As I ponder on the words of Jesus:

The people honour Me with lips 
But their hearts is far from Me
And in vain they worship Me
Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men

Why oh why do we like imaginary boxes 
The Lord our God is vast and beyond our comprehension 
The Lord creates and can not be contain in a box 

Yes to Jesus 
Yes to Him alone - 

I have come to understand that saying Yes is 
Saying no to the things that pleases my flesh
And constantly adjusting my eyes that wanders around 

As I continue to  ponder to myself
Is the old life completely gone? 
Not a chance, it creeps in slowly 

Life is accustomed to and feel good moments
Life likes familiarity 

Yes to Jesus 
Means not walking alone 
Is it easy? Of course NOT

See this week, 
we have showers of blessings in London
No surprise, It is always raining

Boy was I glad, 
I didn’t have to water my potted plants
So on Thursday no rain, 

Well I checked up on my plants, 
the leaves are out wow
You will not believe it
 
I see something I did not plant 
Oh dear this is not good
 
Weeds - I saw weeds 
My eyes widely open - 

with questions 
How did you get in here?
What does it mean? 

So these weeds are sprouting 
from the gaps between the stones
In life as I ponder, I have gaps too
 
Days when I just want to look inwardly 
Days when I don’t anything but me 

These are the days the gaps are created  
And these gaps makes me lose focus

They bring  doubts and fears 
They make me look with the wrong lens on 
They make me think everyone is against me

As I ponder on what to do
I saw Him and all He wants is to be with me

He is part of my life
Not only when I want Him to be 
He should be with me all the time

Life is not easy, 
the weeds will sprout 
when we are flourishing

When water is good and 
I am soaked in His word 
When I am vulnerable 

It is easy to be distracted 
Watch and pray 
Be alert always 

Yes I decided not to pull all the weeds out
Well I also wanted to see what they will be like 
when the time is right 

I can distinguish them and pull them out
Very exciting news
 
For now they stay
I read up that some can be a good flower 
Who knows, we will see

So looking at the weeds 
In the quietness 

In my own craziness 
I look at the sky 
The sky proclaim the work of His hands

Consider and hear me, O Lord my God
Make my eyes sparkle again
Lest my eyes wonder and fall into the trap of death

So I went for a walk - to burgess park 
It is a very big park, looking at the green trees and just enjoying nature 

I trust in Your unfailing love 
My heart rejoices in Your salvation
 
I will sing the Lord’s praise 
For He has been good to me

As I ponder on the words of Jesus
© 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

Praises –

02:

O LORD, You are my God
I will exalt You
I will praise Your Name,
For You have done wonderful things 
Your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth
Isaiah 25:1 NKJV
Southwark Park, London
Why do you look so sad? - 
Gratitude cheers the heart and a medicine for the soul. 
It is the little things that makes a bigger impact
Watch out for the things that directs you to the correct path

All glory belong to Jesus 
Whose love for us endures forever 
Whose love for us frees us from our sins

He is the Alpha and Omega 
The Beginning and The End 

He is the One who is, 
who always was and who is still to come

He is the one that opens and no one can shut
and the one who shuts and no one can open

Worthy is His name 
Worthy is the lamb that was slain 
Worthy is He that is risen

Glory to the Father, for giving us such love
Glory to the Father for sheltering us 
Glory to the Father for giving us everlasting life
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 🙂

Praises –

01

I will sing of mercy and justice
To You O Lord, I will sing praises
Psalm 101:1
09/05: Sunday Morning, Southwark, London. View from outside my flat:

Love that the sun still shines behind the cloud

Bless the Lord, O my soul
And all that is within me, bless His Holy Name.

You Lord, are more real than the thoughts in my head
How sweet are You, Lord
Your voice is more powerful 
than the sound of waves from a waterfall

How sweet is the sound of Your voice 
How powerful is the sound of Your voice

You are my strength, Your voice is all I can hear
I fall on my face and worship You
Nothing compares to You
I belong to You Father, I give it all to You

When I was in trouble, I call Your name 
And You were my strength

Bless the Lord, O my soul 
And forget not all His benefits
You have always been my strength 
When I could not move 
You helped me up

When I was in bed and could not get up 
You lifted me up and and gave me life

I belong to You Father
Lord, You are more than enough 
Let me see You only
For You are faithful

And all things started by You will be completed
Just as the sun rises and sets

Who makes the sun more brighter than anything
The Lord executes righteousness
And justice for all who are oppressed
He has made know His ways to all who look for Him

As the sun gets to it peak and 
becomes brighter each hour
 
So is Your glory, let me bow down
Let me stand like a statue
Let me be a lampstand 
Let the light shine brighter 

As I fall humbly to the floor in awe and wonder 
As You complete the work that You started 

Even the stars around are nothing compared to You
Let us worship You in Spirit and truth 
No one is like You
Compassionate, loving and the King forever

I belong to You only 
You are my heart desires 
©Hannah Michaela Vandi
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 🙂

Nothing compares to God!

'to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, 
through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.' 
Jude 1:25
capture the moments the flowers blowing in the wind to create an amazing effect in the sky
O Lord, You have searched me and known me
Everything there is to know about me You know
You understand every movement of my heart and soul
You understand every thoughts before it enters my mind

You know my sitting down and my rising up
You know the path I will take before I take it

You know all my ways 
Such knowledge is beyond my grasp
It is so high I cannot reach it
It is like flowers blowing in the wind

Oh how wonderful are Your ways 
The depth of Your riches both in wisdom and knowledge 
Is unsearchable and Your ways are untraceable
For who knows the mind of the Lord
 
Who has understood His thoughts 
Or who have come on anything like the generosity of God

Everything comes from Him 
Everything happens through Him 
Everything ends up in Him
 
For in the beginning was the word and word was with God 
Blessed be the name of the Lord forever and ever

For He is the Lord who
Reveals deep and secret things 
He knows what is in the darkness
And light dwells in Him

Your words are very precious to me
I keep it close to my heart 
I meditate on it
 
If I could count all the good things You have done 
They would be more in number than the sand 
When I wake up in the morning 
Your grace is sufficient for the day

Walk in the little forest!

How well God must like you-
you don't hang out at a Sin Saloon,
you don't slink along Yea-End Road,
you don't go to Smart-Mouth College.
Psalm 1:1 MSG
Harebreaks Wood
I do love love trees
A person who is a like tree
Does not stand in the way that sinners take

Yes I will delight in the Law of the Lord 
For what does it profit me if I lose my soul
And gain the whole world

So I ponder at the trees as I walk the forest

A tree provides shade and shelter
Timber for construction
Fuel for cooking and heating

And in it due season 
Has fruit for food or how the Lord 
Has given that person many other uses

For when a tree fall 
Does it make a sound when alone?
Even when they fall 

They still have it usefulness
You see the mushroom grow on it 
And it becomes an ear to listen 

As a passerby sits and ponder 
The troubles ahead
Oh how great it is to be a tree

That is planted by the streams of water

©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