Prayer


' So pray this way: 

Our Father in heaven, may Your name be honored, 
may Your kingdom come, may Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 
Give us today our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, 
as we ourselves have forgiven our debtors. 
And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
 
“For if you forgive others their sins, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 
But if you do not forgive others, your Father will not forgive you your sins.'

Matthew 6:9-15 NET
I love how bold this squirrel was, we are called to come to the Lord in boldness. To be bold, you need that relationship.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom
May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble
May He send help from the sanctuary

The word of the Lord is perfect 
Converting the soul, giving testimony is sure
Making wise the simple 

So I say to my soul let us sit and pray 
Let us come before the Lord 
Humble and blameless, for the fear of the Lord is clean

When you pray don’t be like the the hypocrite, my soul
So this week like the disciples and everyone 
I started to think about prayer 

So I reflect and meditate and listen 
For I have talk too much and just want 
My mouth and mind to stop talking 

My soul was quiet as I sit at the feet of Jesus 
The revelation of Matthew six right to the of seven 
This two chapters came as flash

The webs starts moving from the start 
Giving me a picture of what it means to pray
Just like a tree that branches out
Do good to please God

Oh dear, Yes do good not for men
I cannot pray because I want to please men
Praying is about pleasing God 
Prayer is a good thing to God 
Praying is a conversation

We are call to be an intercessors, 
we are not called to be a hypocrite 
But in the quiet of my heart 
I can pray if I see something wrong 
I can speak the truth in Love

I do not need to repeat my words 
For the Lord, my God knows what I am asking for 
His Will, will be done on earth as it is in Heaven

He is my provider and forgives and gives us salvation, 
now who am I to not forgive a brother or sister
Yes temptation will come, Lord lead me not into one 

For when my brother or sister sin against me 
Let me be quick to forgive and show mercy
For I want to store all my treasures in Heaven 

The treasures that will never rust 
For where my treasure is, there is my heart
And if it means to take my eyes and ears away from the screen 
Then let Your will be done
For life can only have one master 
And that Master can only be You 

All things of the world will perish and bring worry 
To the soul, for I look at the birds and my plants 
And you bring life to them
You give them food, if You can do that then how much more us
So I will let go of the things of the world and seek You

I will not be the judge of the world 
For all have sinned and fallen short of Your Glory Lord
And so the words hypocrite comes to mind again

As I walk through the valley of the shadows of death
Help me to be Holy and let me see what You want me to see
What is man that You give us blank cheque

A cheque that never bounces back
I will ask and keep on asking because You answer
I will seek because I know I will find You
I will knock because You will open 

No matter how narrow the way to life is 
I will follow You 
I will test all that comes my way 
For many will come in sheep clothing
To steal, kill and destroy the fruits of life 

For in You our rock is built
The rain will descend, the floods will come, the winds will blow
But the house will always stand 
For You are my foundation. 

Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us
And establish the work of our hands for us 
He is our rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him
Amen
© 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

“Treasure Trove of Information”

Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that Spirit of God dwells in you?
1 Corinthians 3:16
Lindos, Rhodes. Greece

So today I ask myself? How does food work?  What do I need?

Hello and Welcome to the vault with lots of treasure, shall we take a look around and please indulge me. What has the week in store for us, don’t know about you but one thing for sure is getting to know who God is. You can never have too much of God, it is one thing that we need everyday and always. As I look at my pictures, I praise God for who is to us. His Grace reaches the deepest and darkest part of my inner most being and turned my stony heart into a heart of flesh.

Well let’s look at the vault, come with me and let us start this journey or continue on the journey to GetFIT. I propose we get the treasure and we unpack it in the sunlight. We need the sunlight, some need more and some need less but we all need it. 

Is there a perfect diet? Do we need to have supplements? So many questions, so many answers and fresh advice about what we eat or drink. Are there any scientific basis to any of these claims? Wisdom to discern is always needed. But I tell you this, it is always better to speak to a doctor or dietitian or health professional when it comes to what you eat. “Don’t be a Doctor google” The below is information only and should not be used as advice, thank you. 

Told you to indulge me: 
Well as humans we always looking for answers
In the right place or wrong

We all need moderation 
and as humans we always 
tend to go extreme or we do not. 

Hence everywhere you look or see 
it all about having a balance of everything. 
So we look at the sun and how it is very good for us, some need more of it than others.

But why do we need?
Well let look...

What is Vitamin D?

Helps promote the absorption of calcium and phosphate from food and so is essential for healthy bones and teeth. It is also taught that Vitamin D has functions in the brain, the nervous system, cellular growth  and immunoregulation.  The main forms of Vitamin D are ergocalciferol (D2) and cholecalciferol (D3).

The ability to synthesis 

The main source of vitamin D is the sunlight. While we can get it from the food we eat, it is only in small amounts. It is essential to expose our skin to UV light. Not all of us have enough sunlight.

How much vitamin D does the body make?

It varies with age, weight and skin type. The darker you are the more exposure is needed. Someone like me needs more sunlight than someone who is lighter than me. The amount of sunlight we receive is affected by our latitude and seasons. I think this is fascinating and it has God’s hand all over it. Think about it, the seasons and where you are determines how much you need. Yes, fascinating!

Sources of Vitamin D

Not all vitamin D can be obtained through our diet, but it is possible to get some. The best dietary sources of vitamin D are cod liver oil, oily fish such as salmon or mackerel, eggs and fortified foods.

Good News

The very good news about vitamin D is it stores in the body and does not need to be consumed everyday. Most people should be able to meet the requirement through sun exposure and a balanced diet. However, The Department of Health recommends some people take supplements daily, for example people who are not exposed to much sun, or people with darker skin such as African and Carribean origin and south Asian origin. People aged 65 and over among the many list. The darker your skin the more exposure to sunlight is needed. 

With all good news comes the bad, well only if not done correctly: Is it  possible to take too much?

Unlikely to consume too much vitamin D through natural food sources: the danger is taking additional supplements when you don’t need them. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that is stored in the liver, so too much can be toxic. 

Taking 0.025mg or less a day of vitamin D supplements is unlikely to cause any harm.

“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 
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 New Year and Happy Friday!

Each morning let me learn more about your love 
because I trust you. I come to you in prayer, 
asking for your guidance. 
Psalms 143:8 CEV
WOW - 2021 a deep sigh as I opened my eyes 

Think we are all glad for 2021 and happy to be alive.
Well I can say I have learned a lot
I have also processed a lot
My feelings have gone from high to low and vise versa

We are creatures created to be adaptable 
to the environment and situation
We might fall down, disintegrate 
but we still get up and move on

My last ever walking in 2020
Was with a friend and her family to London Eye
For the First TIME ever there was no fireworks
The street was empty and not because it was so cold 

But because of this VIRUS (not a big fan off) 
Quite frankly it is getting on my nerves 
and needs to be eradicated
Not sure if it was comforting to see 

so many police officers in the streets
But it was nice to walk with someone else 
social distancing of course
Talking and enjoying the scene 

With a lovely Hot Mocha
As the year ended and a New one starts 
Lord God we are depending on You
Lord, You are Great and Awesome God

“Now, our God, hear the prayers and petitions of your servant. 
For your sake, Lord, look with favor on your desolate sanctuary.
Give ear, our God, and hear;
open your eyes and see the desolation 
of the city that bears your Name.
We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, 
but because of your great mercy. 
Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear and act! 
For your sake, my God, do not delay, 
because your city and your people bear your Name.”
We need Your help right now 
Through Your Son Jesus Christ, Amen

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
Daniel 19:17-19