Be angry BUT do no sin!

'“Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. 
“Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” '

Ecclesiastes 1:2 NIV
Tonbridge, UK.
What a statement? 
Be angry but do not sin
For sin leads to death

This has never sounded so true 
in my heart until this week
Can I tell I had a fab weekend 
I don’t do camping, 
so a shock to me when 
I actually enjoyed it, 
guess what it was just one night 

Seeing what God has made 
Hearing the birds at night as they sing 
Walking in the woods and playing games 
Was nothing more than a miracle from God
To be a child and enjoy life 
is far beyond my imagination

Glory to the Father 
He has made it possible
He has been my Rock 

And England lost, 
disappointed but it only a game
It is amazing we got to the final 
What a great job they did
I am thankful for those young boys
They all did an amazing job 

So when Monday came, 
I see all the racist comments 
I must say the heat started to go up
The water on the fire wood 
was starting boil over 
I could see it splashing into the fire
It was spiraling and I had to take 
Some woods out to cool the heat 
and let the water simmer

Oh how much angrier can anyone get 
For I look to my Lord
I call on His Name, 
how much longer can this go on for
Worst things happen around the world 
I do not need this, 

For so long we have been oppressed 
For so long we have been mocked 
For so long, my hair is been ridiculed 
It was not professional enough
I should straighten it out 

O’Lord my God, You have made me 
Given me this amazing and beautiful hair and 

How can they be so cruel
The memories start to flow out as I hear the chanting 
The names that can only come from the enemy 
Who is here to steal, kill and destroy
Yes, I forget to turn the heat down

Lord I am grateful that I know 
You created me in Your image 
You have created and know me before I was born 
You gave me Afro hair and I will not change it for anything
You gave me the colour of my skin 

I am dark but lovely 
Do not look upon me because I am dark 
For the Lord has created me this way 
To withstand the sun, 
To enjoy His creation
To be who I am and that my dear brothers and sisters 
Is to worship Him only 

I have come into the garden
I have come to plant 
I have come to dance 
I have come to be merry 

For the Lord has given me the joy of salvation 
For the Lord has turn my heart of stone to flesh 
For the Lord has shielded me from my oppressor

For who am I
I can be angry but the Grace allows me to not sin 
I walk and see Reuben angry and sinned against God 
He slept with his father’s concubine
Or Simeon and Levi, they had every right to be angry 
But they sin against God, killing everyone

For my God says,
I will fight Your battle 
Why should I not trust him?
Yes, I will be angry at the way life comes out 
Life is in the hands of God
The road is narrow and I will come in contact with 
Obstacles but I have my Lord at my right hand 
Who says, I will never leave you nor forsake you

To everything there is a season
     A time to mourn
         A time to dance
             A time to keep silence 
                 A time to speak
                     A time of war 
                        And a time for peace 

I know that whatever the Lord does 
It shall be forever
Nothing can be added or taken away
So I will not fear man but God
For what God says He does
And God requires an account of what is past

How I love the Lord 
For He heals the mind
The most powerful thing I have learned is 
To be silent and still in His presence 
For the Lord sees, and knows all

Be angry, but do not sin
Let God fight your battle
© 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

In the night!

'And the light shines in the darkness, 
and the darkness did not comprehend it.' John 1:5
Western area, Sembehun, Sierra Leone. 
As I remember my time in the village for the first time, 
I let my imagination and memory see the beauty. 
This is 2019: I see the beauty of natural light and 
I can tell the difference between the artificial light at night and the moon at 20:59. 
You have to be there to see it 
So I want you to see it and let it captivates You. 
Imagine it
It is so dark that all you can see is the moon in all it form
And the sun rises with it's beauty to light up the day

“Whisper the Name”

"You are the Christ, the Son of the living God" Matthew 16:13b
Look up to our God
The one and almighty God 
The one who was and is and is to come

He sent us His Son so we can get closer to Him
He will not fail us or leave us in the hands of the enemy
For when things get extremely of control 

we can trust the name of Jesus
Jesus Jesus Jesus

The name that is above any name
The name that demons run from, 
At the sound or a whisper and there is light in the room

The light that shines in the darkness
The darkness can never overtake us
The light that shows us the way to GOD

God, You are a good Father
Words are beyond expressions and the mind cannot perceive
So the heart shall speak the truth

You are the God and reason for us being alive
When we look up and see the sun shining at us
It not only brightens the day but 

It gives us joy that strengthens our bones 
building our immune system to fight for what is right
to bring light in the darkness

Thank You Father for You have not forsaken us
You give us the strength when we  need it 
And You hold our right hand, saying "Fear NOT, I will help You"

In awe and wonder, I stand and look at You Jesus
For You have found me in the dark and we walked to light
In the light I can see the dark from afar 

I will trust in You 
For You have set me free 
I will share the goodness of what You have done for me and continue to do

Thank You Father
Lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from the evil one, 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