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 🙂

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my phone or camera
some edited with an app

Walking into the unknown

'Life’s a corkscrew that can’t be straightened, 
A minus that won’t add up.'

Ecclesiastes 1:15 MSG
Tonbridge

Life in the Unknown world continues… Welcome to the world of walking into unknown places and life is no different. Yet we seem to be surprised at what lies ahead.

What is happening now has happened before.

Nothing is new under the sun.

The story continues…

A soft mattress meant a bed, a bed means sleep… one can dream for this was the only truth that she has come to appreciate. Cassa opened her eyes and groaned, remembering where she was. 

The delicious meal last night, the agreement with the stranger and now the betrayal. She was instantly awake, her mind going straight ahead to what she needs to do. What will happen soon?

Who was she to trust.. A strange man who seems to not make promises or Athan who will always have something to work on. 

If she obeys the stranger —– then would she finally have the freedom —- could she achieve it alone without these two. 

“Freedom was in the hands like a smoke and letting go seems easy, holding onto it is impossible.”

She moved with ease out of the room and walked right into him. What was he doing here? And who are you? So many questions, little time for answers.. 

As she walked in the dark, a path she was very much accustomed to. It was a sanctuary of peace as she walked in the dark for her eyes had become customary to the darkness. 

I wonder how he reports back to Athan, no surprise I have a bodyguard to watch my every move. How foolish to think it will be an easy task? This will require some deception and thoughts. Both she was now good at, well one must not boost at the achievement of deception. For deception is trickery and can deceive the decepter. 

Smiling, as he stumbled knocking everything in his path. That will give me a head start, picking up the pace. Only to come against two more outside the cave. 

He is definitely becoming paranoid in his old age and too cautious. 

She nodded and watched as they opened the makeshift door. Stepping into the room as the door closed behind her. She moved into the room, on the table was the instruction laid out. Though it was quiet and dark with light coming from the far end, something was not right. 

Holding the instruction, she moved closer to the stove as the heat was burning high. A small thump that might be missed drew her attention back to the room. 

Athan moved to the center and filled the room… What is he doing here this morning? Maybe he knows…. One has to stop speculating and thinking ahead but listen first. 

to be continue… previous stories link below:

© Hannah M Vandi

Thanks so much for stopping by.

I seem to like the short story in the moment 🙂

This is a journal of imaginative mind, fiction and also not much editing letting the words flow. Come back next week to see what happens. For as humans we need to be creative, use imagination and be the best version of ourself. Just like our Father wants us to be.

Who knows the mind of a human, only God!

I do love the Lord and I love that you took the time to read my blog. Bless you.

Have a wonderful day 🙂

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Praises –

10:
'Come together, listen sons of Jacob, listen to Israel your father.'

Genesis 49:2 MSG
And what more shall I say?

Our God is an awesome God

The Lord is my guide in life 
For the plans I make it is only 
His stamp that can take me to the next level

What a mighty God we serve

For we are sons of our fathers 
For we are daughters of our mothers
But we have One Father to listen to 

Blessed be the Lord God 
Who has made the Heaven and earth
Because of His everlasting love for us 

He has given us a King 
A King who rules the whole earth
A King who has built a temple 

A temple that dwells within us
A temple that is a new creation
Beyond the imagination of the human mind

For we are now holy, and blameless
Because He chose us 
And we have come to know the mysteries 

The will of His word that abides forever
For we are but a grass
And flowers that stands out 
 
The grass that withers
And the flowers that will die
But Your reign will forever remain 

What more can I say 
Than our God is an awesome 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 🙂