Learning to Live LIFE in Christ Jesus

'for God [who is the source of their prophesying] 
is not a God of confusion and disorder but of peace and order. 
As [is the practice] in all the churches of the saints (God’s people), '

1 Corinthians 14:33 AMP 
Edited in Prisma app with Cartoon

The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!

Hope your week was good.

An interesting journey this week 
It is always good to come across treasures 
That can be store in the heart 


Let us give thanks in all things 
My soul let us praise the Lord 
For His mercy is new every morning
And His favour is for life 

Weeping may endure for a night
But joy comes in the morning 
Oh how I love the Lord 
For He has set me free  

One of the many things that struck me is 
“We are the Church” - 
A light that can never be taken out 

A mountain may be removed 
The hills may shake 
But the loving kindness may not be removed from you 
Nor will my covenant of peace be shaken
Says the Lord who has compassion on you
Isaiah 54:10

Out of the compassion of God, I can study His word 
Out of the compassion of God, I have a job 
Favour is everywhere because of the compassion of God.

So as I continue my journey through 1 Corinthians 14: 

It is not only the Corinthian but growing up, I too used to think that having spiritual gifts makes you more spiritually. But it doesn’t 

God in His wisdom, gives the gift at the very start of your journey, or in the middle or the end. 

Before we get to the end of the journey, we should not be child-like in our thinking, but be infant in the matter of evil but also in our minds be mature. And trusting in the Lord our God.

Prophecy and speaking in tongues: 

‘Now, believers, if I come to you speaking in unknown tongues, how will I benefit you unless I also speak to you [clearly] either by revelation [revealing God’s mystery], or by knowledge [teaching about God], or by prophecy [foretelling the future, speaking a new message from God to the people], or by instruction [teaching precepts that develop spiritual maturity]? ‘ (6 AMP)

Paul reveals why Prophecy and the other spiritual gifts  is essential to the lives of Corinth: 

  1. Revelation – revealing God’s mystery 
  2. Knowledge – teaching about God
  3. Prophecy – speaking a new message from God to the people and letting them in to the future 
  4. Instruction – teaching that develops spiritual maturity from the scriptures itself.

Eager for the spiritual gifts but in ways that will spiritually build the church up. 

This is counter cultural to our sense of knowing in the world. 

The kingdom of God is not built on one building block that stands alone 
but it is a series of building blocks to build up the spiritual house, 
holy and pleasing to the Lord with the cornerstone 
which the builders have rejected and now the chief cornerstone, 
elect, precious, and all that believes in Him will by no means be put to shame.

Our goal in the church body should always be mutual benefits at the church meetings. 
And if we are to speak in tongues then let there also be interpretation so the body is edified. 
If you speak in tongues, then you must Pray to God that gives you the tongue to also give you the interpretation. 

Tongues do not benefit the mind because it does not understand. 
But it does benefit the spirit as it gets closer to God. 

I tell you, the word of the Lord is a lamp that shows just enough for today. 

Yes, speaking in tongues is also good when you are alone. 
When you want to give thanks, pray to God, sing to God, Bless the Lord 
for the enemy does not understand or comprehend the words. 
It cannot be used as a weapon against you 
It purpose is speak to God alone. 

Tongues are good for the spirit as the word of God is good for the minds.
© Hannah Michaela Vandi

Thank you for stopping by 
It means a lot to me

Happy Friday!
Have a wonderful day and weekend.
Hope to see you soon 
Be blessed

All pictures are taken by moi and some modify with the help of technology, I mean apps 🙂

Praises –

88:

​​'For the Lord gives [skillful and godly] wisdom; 
From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. ' 
Proverbs 2:6 AMP
TRULY God is good to us 
And with great confidence we know that all things 
Work together for those that love 
God 

But as for me, I have looked to the left and the right 
And almost fell into the trap of despair and almost stumbled.
My steps have nearly slipped.
For I have envied the proud when I saw them prosper
This too is all meaningless

The pains of death can be seen from afar 
Pride has become the necklace of vanity 
Violence covers like a long luxurious robe, and this too is also vanity 
The world is now covered with more than the heart desires 
The eyes is never satisfied 
The imagination of the mind runs wild with foolishness 

They run around wild and speak only evil 
They boast against the very Heavens 
Their words are nothing but despair and despair 
And the water of abundance are blindly drunk by them

They say where is God? 
Is there knowledge with the Most High?
Their ears are turned away from the truth
Listen, these are the ungodly
Who always prosper and are at ease in the world 

When I think of this, it is too great to understand 
It is painful to comprehend 
Until I came to the sanctuary of God 
Then I understood life and death and the path to destruction was real 
Surely, my God You have set out eternity and shown us the way 
The truth and the life so we will not perish.

Whom do I have but You, Yahweh
There is nothing on earth that I desire more than You
My heart and my body may fail
But my God is the strength of my heart and my redeemer

For those who are far from You will perish 
You have destroyed sin and death 
And those who are unfaithful and abandon You.

So it is good that I draw near to the Lord God
And I will declare all Your works
TRULY God is good to us 
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 🙂

“Treasure Trove of Information”

'If any of you lacks wisdom [to guide him through a decision or circumstance], 
he is to ask of [our benevolent] God, who gives to everyone generously and 
without rebuke or blame, and it will be given to him. '

James 1:5 AMP
Fairfield, London-Croydon “Peter Pan – The Return of Captain Hook”

Grace to you and peace from God the Father and Saviour of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I give thanks to God for you and I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. 

Hope you had a good weekend. My Weekend was good, thanks. It started with me giving myself a challenge after reading from a group of runners friends that did 10K in 63 minutes. So I said I can totally do that. 

You know the mind is very powerful and so I set out Saturday morning to do my sixty-three minutes. Well it was a challenge, my running is always fun, and always stopping to take a look at my surroundings. So, this was hard because it meant no stopping. My body was not use to that kind of torture.   

Imagine looking at the time when it buzzes that you have reached your target and it was 1 hour and 6 minutes. I was very chuffed and very happy. 

A little victory that I did achieve something that I never thought I could do, so it gives me hope. I could double it to 20K for two hours. How great will that be?

Energised, I went to Church for Bible study “God’s Big Story” and we looked at the Wisdom series – Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs and Jesus the Wisdom of God. 

Treasures that I took away: 

The wisdom series are to be read together – see them as people sitting on a round table and you come in to get wisdom. Each has a view of life and is very different but they have one thing  in common “The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” and they Critic each. 

Nothing compares to wisdom
Everything on earth is but a vapour 
That is grasping of the wind 
Finding wisdom without God is like grasping of the wind
For the folly of man will lead to destruction 
Why chase after the wind
When it is only but a minute

For all thing will pass away and nothing 
Is new under the sun 

Self made is only for season

Do men know the time when the wild mountain goats bear their young? 
Life is complex.

Inspired by Songs of Songs: the two lovers:

One thing to remember is that God created man and it was good 
He created a woman and it was good. 
He gave us the gifts of love and intimacy pointing us to a greater fulfilment that awaits us all. 

Love is as strong as death and lasts forever!

The two lovers:
My love, I lay at night and think of you
When can I see you again
When will you hold me in your arms
Who is this coming out of the wilderness 
Like pillars of smoke
Perfumed with all the fragrant merchandise?

Is that you my love?
Is that really you? 
Your eyes are piercing like the sun 
You have ravished my heart 
With one look of your eyes
How much better than wine is your love
And the scent of your perfumes 
Than all the spices 

Your lips, my love drip like honeycomb
Honey and milk are under your tongue
And the fragrance of your garments 
Is like the fragrance of lavender bed
Come my love and let us run together

Awake, North wind
And come from the south 
Blow upon my garden
That its spices may flow out 
Let my beloved come to his garden
And eats its pleasant fruits

Yes LOVE is good 
Intimacy is better between a husband and a wife 
Nothing compares to the wisdom of God 
For it is foolishness to the folly 

All these four Books of the Bible points to Jesus the Ultimate hero in our journey 

In life we will never get answers as the Book Job points out. We will never find out why bad things happen. Job didn’t know that Satan was behind the whole thing. 

That is fine 

What is also fine is to bring everything to God? 

Don’t sugar coat it or be like the friends of Job 

Wisdom is real and it shows that life is complex.

So, Inspired by The Book of Ecclesiastes (my favourite Book)

My soul let us walk in the steps of the Lord
I tell you for I started with my wisdom 
And this wisdom is nothing but folly and grasping of the wind 
Vanity of vanities 
There is nothing new under the sun 
I was blinded to the true wisdom with wisdom in my own eyes 
My intellect was folly in itself 
Moreover in the place of judgement 
Wickedness was there,
And in the place of righteousness 
Iniquity was there 
My soul, God is the Judge! He will judge at the right time
Both the righteous and the wicked
For there is a time for every purpose and for every work

My soul remember the Lord in the days of your youth 
Remember the Lord in all things for 
Death comes to all 
No one can run away from it 
Let us conclude the matter 
Fear the Lord, keep His commandments 
Love and enjoy the gifts from God 
Judgement will come to all whether good or evil.

Inspired by Job: 

When God answers 
God is NOT the one on trail or to be judge but He is the Judge
It tells us a lot about God more than we can think or imagine

God pays attention to every detail of the world 
The animals, the sea. 
As Job was vindicated, he ultimately points to Jesus 

Jesus the true sufferer
Jesus, He never did anything wrong 
Jesus intercedes for us

Ultimately who is like our God
No one and no silver or gold compares to God.
Life is beautiful and we are meant to look 
To our Father in Heaven 
Giving glory and honour to His Name
In the midst of turmoil and distress 
Let His Kingdom come and 
Let His will be done 
On earth as it is in Heaven 
For as he gives us our daily bread 
A blessing to us to be blessing to others
And to forgive as we are forgiven
And run away from the temptation of the world 
And not look to our wisdom 
For only God can deliver us from the evils of the world 
Let His Name always be glorified 
In Christ Jesus
Amen.
Oh dear, look around. It is time for me to say goodbye but... hope to see you again.

Thank you again for stopping by it means a lot to me

Pray you have a wonderful week 🙂

May your week be full of The Joy of the Lord
I praise God for your life
May He teach you
His way as you walk in His foot path
In the Name of Jesus
Amen

Remember,
We cannot control what happens around us, 
but we can control our responses.
Be bless and know that the Lord loves you
Lots of Love - Hannah

©Hannah M Vandi.

And I also pray that this verse refreshes you this week: 
'However, 
I consider my life worth nothing to me; 
my only aim is to finish the race and 
complete the task the Lord Jesus has given 
me—the task of testifying to the 
good news of God’s grace. '
Acts 20:24 NIV

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Learning to Live LIFE in Christ Jesus

'Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when desire is fulfilled, it is a tree of life. '

Proverbs 13:12 AMP
Edited in Prisma app

Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ

Who gave Himself up for our sins 
That is wonderful news and it always get my brain to stop 
And ponder why? 
Then the heart speaks 
He loves us
My soul let us magnify the Lord our God 
My soul let us give praise to God our Saviour 
For in Christ we are not under the law 
For Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law 
And we have the blessings of Abraham through Christ Jesus 
Remember my soul that it is by faith we have received the promises of God
Hope your first week of the year started well. 
I do love the beginning of the year 
Everyone seems to have hope. Hope that this year will bring change. 
Hope that everything will move in the right direction and every promise will be fulfilled. 

It is good to have hope. In hope, we bring our desires to God in prayer 
And when the desires in our heart are fulfilled 
they are like a tree planted by the rivers of water 
And will bring fruit in the right season  

So I say, let us hope that the bad habits will change for good, 
if you are persistent and never give up even when you fail. 
Things will start to move in the right direction.

This week I started chapter fourteen of 1 Corinthians:

'Pursue [this] love [with eagerness, make it your goal], yet earnestly desire and cultivate the spiritual gifts [to be used by believers for the benefit of the church], but especially that you may prophesy [to foretell the future, to speak a new message from God to the people]. ‘ (verse 1)

This love, that is in chapter thirteen that Paul puts very brilliantly. 

It is true we all need to follow our desires, we need to set goals and we need to run the race set before us. 

I am grateful that today we have the Book of Corinthians that shows what it means to follow Christ. I am also grateful that Paul took his time to write back and give an insight into things that matters to God. 

It is the first week of the year! 

We all have goals but as I read the Book of Corinthians and try to understand what is my purpose? What is my goal this year? 

Here is what Paul says to the Corinthians and us as we journey life: 

“All of you with eagerness, make it your goal to pursue LOVE” 

Yes love that is patient 
Love that is kind and does not envy 
Love that does parade itself and is never puffed up about anything 
Bears all things and believes all things.

Secondly, desire spiritual gifts to be used for the benefit of the church especially that you may prophecy 

Prophecy which is to edify the body and give strength to the church. So look for it, desire it. 
Prophecy brings revelation and prediction.

While this is not favourable in the world yet we are meant to desire and earnestly seek it. 

Prophecy: 
Speaks of words of encouragement to uphold and advise others on the things concerning God
Speaks words of compassion that comforts others that need comforts.

And as Paul carries on:

Speaking in tongues is a gift for man to speak to God directly. Worshipping and magnifying God!

Don’t misunderstand these gifts: it is a language to speak to God not man. The interpretation is always a prayer or extortion to God not man.

Though we speak and seek things that pertain to the world we must remember that they do perish. So let us make it our goal to earnestly pursue Love and the spiritual gifts that God has generously given to us through Christ Jesus.

Why? 
Why not?
Prophecy speaks to men and gifts of tongues speaks to God

For we are the Chosen Stone and His chosen people
As a living stone prophecy builds us up and not tear us down. 
For it encourages us to shine brightly and to be the best we can. 
It also not only consoles our souls but it strengthens us together bridging the gaps 
between us so we become the spiritual house, holy priesthood, 
to offer up sacrificial sacrifices acceptable to God through Christ Jesus. 
© Hannah Michaela Vandi

Thank you for stopping by 
It means a lot to me

Happy Friday!
Have a wonderful day and weekend.
Hope to see you soon 
Be blessed

All pictures are taken by moi and some modify with the help of technology, I mean apps 🙂

Praises –

87:

'Listen to what is wise and try to understand it. 
Look for it as hard as you would for silver or some hidden treasure. 
If you do, you will know what it means to fear the Lord and you will succeed in learning about God. 
It is the Lord who gives wisdom; from him come knowledge and understanding. '

Proverbs 2:2,4-6 GNT
Edited in Prisma app with Daryl Feril

Today I switched the word Love in 1 Corinthians 13 to Jesus, the perfection of our faith. All glory and honour belongs to my God and Saviour.

What is life without love?

The main question is what is life without Jesus!

Hear this all people,
Give ear, all children of God
Both low and high 
Rich and poor:

Today we stand against all odds because 
Jesus never said life will be easy instead He stands with us
He has overcome it all and
He is our comforter and protector

Why will I fear the days of evil? 
When darkness seems to overtake 
I turn to my God and lean not on my own understanding
No, I will not fear. Those that trust in wealth and boast in their riches 
None can redeem the world from the darkness 
Nor can they give God a ransom for our souls
Because the redemption of our souls is costly 
And it already redeemed 

Jesus the redeemer of our soul
Jesus, He is patient and is kind;
Jesus does not envy 
Jesus did not see Himself as equal to God, and He was never puff up
Jesus never behaved rudely 
Jesus did not seek His own and was never provoked 
Jesus never thinks evil 
Jesus does not rejoice in iniquity instead He conquered it by giving us true freedom which is the truth
Jesus bears all things, 
Jesus believes all things and He hoped in all things
Jesus endures all things 
Jesus knew that today, you and I will follow Him and find Him

I give praise and glory to the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

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 🙂