“Treasure Trove of Information”

'In Him was life [and the power to bestow life], and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines on in the darkness, and the darkness did not understand it or overpower it or appropriate it or absorb it [and is unreceptive to it]. '

John 1:4-5 AMP
Local coffee shop in Bermondsey – liked it!

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

Hope you had a very good weekend. Mine was interesting and fun from Friday night to Sunday. 

Welcome to the vault… 

Follow me, on Saturday I was immersed in the story of Jesus: the synoptic gospel – Matthew, Mark and Luke – unified view of the life of Jesus. It was very interesting looking at the gospel so fast – like a trailer. 

I did learn that all three gospel views were selective and creative as led by the Holy Spirit. Like any creative writer as our teacher Liam points us to the Book of John:

‘There are also many other signs (attesting miracles) that Jesus performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; ‘ John 20:30 AMP

‘And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they were recorded one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.’ John 21:25 AMP

Fascinating – I find the Bible very fascinating. My understanding of it is the Grace of God. 

It was not written in our days and the people that listened to it had an understanding of the parables. Jesus knew that we would read it. The parable of the sower – the farmer drops the seeds first before plowing, which makes sense to the audience. But not to us.

I have come to learn: The bible is not about me or you and to NEVER read the wonderful story of God like a consumer. 

The Bible is not for us to rip apart to fit our wants and our wants always change.

“It is a lamp that lights the path. It guides us and not a text to lead us astray. The intended purpose is to teach the truth, rebuking errors, correcting faults and giving instruction for right living.”

Learning to read the gospel in the context it was intended and looking from the inside (the verse, the one before and after and then the whole chapter and then enter the entire gospel and understanding in the content of the whole bible what the writer intended for the reader to grasp in that time gives you a whole new picture of what the Bible is). Use your imagination when reading the Bible, sit and reflect on what you learnt. If it references an old testament, go and read the chapter of the text. Understand the story. “God’s Big and Love Story” 

It is a relationship with God the Father through our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Fascinating! So yes, come follow me!

On Sunday as we continued on  1 Peter – looking at Holiness in chapter one. Reflecting on this verse: 

'So prepare your minds for action, be completely sober [in spirit—steadfast, self-disciplined, spiritually and morally alert], fix your hope completely on the grace [of God] that is coming to you when Jesus Christ is revealed. ' 1 Peter 1:13 AMP

As I meditate on verse thirteen above: 
Prepare your hearts and mind for action - how do we prepare our hearts and minds? 
Set our mind on the things above 
We have salvation
Salvation is from God alone
We didn’t earn or need to ever work for it. 

It is also interesting that we have the full armour of God to wear so we will be able to withstand the schemes of the enemies. 

Never go into a battle unarmed, you setting yourself up for a failure
Because the enemy, the devil, roams around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

So I think and reflect, I spend too much time reflecting. It is part of my character!

Last week, everywhere I turned “it is a process” kept flashing into my eyes and mind. 

And as I was running on Saturday, which was really hard this week. My body was just tired and my heart was beating so fast (upon checking it on my watch, it did say I was at the peak for 80% of the time, figure that out).

So I reflect on prepare your mind: 
I set my mind on doing seven miles in just over an hour and did 7.76 in an hour and twenty-eight. I pushed myself and for what reason? I want to and I am building my long distance running.   
My mind was set on completely the task
In all things, prepare your minds for action 

All things start in our minds and heart 
Always pre-decide what you want to achieve
If you want to achieve it then learn the act of not snoozing. 
Do it and don’t fear. 
Better yet, do it afraid and 
Learn and that is the way to progress
What can I do better? 
In my case: Go party and not dance too much.

As I was out partying on Friday night and dancing - my Pastor’s Birthday. I spoke to a friend as we were dancing - how the strength of God helps us when we think we are empty. "Her story ended with - It is through Christ who strengthen me." It was a long week of study and work but I made it today and only came out so I can see my family."

The point is my mind was made up. Left early on Friday to get home before ten so I can have enough rest. Yes, figure that out. 

Which explains why I was very tired on the run… because I was out dancing. 

Come let us get back to the topic.. 

To be completely sober is a process - 
It starts with a five minutes talk with the Lord
Then you find that it is not enough, I want more
Then twenty minutes and in the process 
It does become natural to speak to God every single time

And the same with work, you learn and progress

But we must be sober 
And not let the process become legalist or ritual 
We must be sober and morally alert and not lean on our own understanding 
Yes we must be sober, and not let fear drive us 
but know that we have Power, love and sound mind

So when Christ is revealed to us by the Holy Spirit 
It is by faith in the Lord that we walk in 
It is by faith we come to completion 
Yes even our faith is by the grace of God 
And it is such an amazing gift from God.
 

Blessed, grateful, praised and adored be to our 
Father and Saviour of our LORD Jesus Christ.
Make a joyful shout to the LORD
Worship the LORD with joy
Come before Him with happy songs!

Acknowledge that the LORD is GOD!
The LORD made us, and we belong to HIM
We are HIS people, we are HIS sheep
Come and worship HIM with thanksgiving
Enter HIS courts with praise 

It is better to be in the House and
The presence of the LORD than anywhere else and
The LORD is good and HIS LOVE is eternal and 
HIS faithfulness is forever  
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

In a journey of what to look for in the world! All my Nutrion, Financial, Home and Exercise and also Living life are information only and not advice.

All pictures are mine taken on the phone or camera and some edited in app 🙂

“Treasure Trove of Information”

O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for You;
my flesh faints for You,
as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
So I have looked upon You in the sanctuary, 
beholding Your Power and glory.
Because Your steadfast love is better than life,
my lips will praise You.

Psalm 63:1-3 ESV

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

Welcome to the vault…

Let us rejoice in the Lord 
Choose the gift of joy and bring a smile 
In every situation of your life 
Give thanks for God is good.

Wow it is already the end of January. One always think have I accomplish what I started.

The solution is: Take a look and if not, then today is a good day to start again. Did you know that you always have more grace and also to share with others everyday? Grace is given abundantly more than we deserve.

Science has shown that as humans our brain is able to adapt and respond to new ways of doing things. 

Figure that out.

As long as there is life there is always hope. Did you know: The power to get healthier and live a life that the heart desires is always possible. 

So, never stop learning until you get the desired outcome.

Find and talk to others to help develop your skills and strengths.

If you haven’t accomplish your goals then it is not too late. It is journey, have grace for yourself.

Pause and wonder! Take a break, and then start again fresh. Never give up!

Life is to be enjoyed!

Come, follow me. How was your weekend? My weekend was interesting. 

On Saturday, I went to Canary Wharf to join in the madness of watching the lights. Fascinating that we are so drawn to light. Lights that are switch off.

I wonder and ponder, even in cold weather.

It was good to enjoy the walk with friends, watching and listening to the music around us. One of the lights was synced with the music which was cool. Loved it.

It was a cold evening, and It was a wonderful evening. On the floor of one of the lights it says “We are made of STAR stuff” 

I love to wander around and listening to the things around me. One could not help but think that God calls and knows me by name.

He is the God that knows every star and the name of each one. He knows me and I am beautiful in His sight. Yes, I am made of star stuff!

On Sunday we looked at 1 Peter Chapter two,  a continuation from last week. (Series)

We are made of STAR stuff.
Yes we are and can be rejected by men.
But in the sight of God chosen and precious.
We are a living stone being built up as spiritual house.
We are a holy priesthood which means we can enter into the holy of holies through Christ Jesus.
Amen!

It is wonderful to know 
Each person is unique and fits into the spiritual house.
Chosen and not an accident.
Loved and highly favoured.
For those that believe
In the Lord Jesus Christ.

As I ponder and think 
And to those that do not believe 

“He is the stone that makes people stumble,
The rock that makes them fall.”
They stumble because they do not obey God’s word, 
and so they meet the fate that was planned for them.

But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people.
You are royal priests, a holy nation,
God’s very own possession. 
As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, 
for He called you out of darkness into the wonderful light. 

“Once you had no identity as a people; 
Now you are God’s people.
Once you receive no mercy;
Now you have received God’s mercy”
1 Peter 2: 8-10 NIV

I thank God for your life and for stopping by today. 

Lord, my God and Saviour
Thank You God for choosing me 
Thank You God that I have Your favour always 
Thank You God for Your goodness and mercy is new everyday 
Thank You Lord Jesus for choosing me
Thank You God that I am Your possession 
Thank You God that Your kindness and love doesn’t stop with me
In Jesus Name, Amen

This is wonderful news… this is the good news. 

Come follow and enjoy the pictures.

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

In a journey of what to look for in the world! All my Nutrion, Financial, Home and Exercise and also Living life are information only and not advice.

All pictures are mine taken on the phone or camera and some edited in app 🙂

“Treasure Trove of Information”

Teach me Your way, O LORD;
I will walk in Your truth;
Unite my heart to fear Your name.
I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart,
And I will glorify Your Name forevermore
For great is Your mercy toward me, 
And You have delivered my soul from the depts of Sheol

Psalm 86:11-13

Welcome to the vault, hope you had a very good weekend. My weekend was good and on Sunday we started a new series which is based on Peter’s letter.

It got me thinking: 

Dear lovely people,

May Grace and Peace be multiplied to you.

It got me thinking: 

We have gone from letters to now emails. 

I do get to write emails to other colleagues and also clients and customers. Our way of communication to others and sometimes these can be misinterpreted and secondly emotionless.  

Sometimes we can forget that another person reads that email. Do we think about how we want them to read the emails? If that was me, how would I want to receive this email? 

Not to forget we are bombarded with so many emails that do us no good. 

Follow me to the vault, for we are to check out one of the electronic forms of communications.  

Electronic mails (or emails or e-mails) we have come a long way and advanced in writing letters to others. 

According to Wikipedia: E-mails is a method of exchanging messages between people using electronic devices. 

Emails came at the right time when physical mails could not be received and it is a medium to receive messages 

The term electronic mail has been in use with its modern meaning since 1975, and variations of the shorter E-mail have been in use since 1979

As I taught about the message from Peter. 

Meditating on the words and pondering on how Peter who walked with Jesus, slept, ate, argued with Jesus. Wrote a letter.

The style of the letter has not changed. 

We start with greetings and then the message and a conclusion with a bye. 

Sometimes emails can be overwhelming with lots of things that I really don’t want to see. I am glad we have spam emails inbox but sometimes some do bypass. 

We receive some that are frauds that look to do anything to defraud us from our money or even our identity. 

It is good to have filters but it is also good to be aware that not all emails are good for us. 

I sit and think, did receiving letters have so much securities 

How times do change?

Does it get better or worst ?

It might depend on your perspective 

Emails are a lot quicker and also it does not depend on both of you the receiver and sender to be online at the same time

It also means you can send to a lot of people at one time only. 

When it comes to saving the environment, we will have to take into account the devices that send and read the emails. 

So I listen to the sermon on Peter and meditate on all that I have heard. 

Praised be to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.  
By His boundless mercy we have been born again 
To an ever-living hope through the resurrection of our 
Lord Jesus Christ from the dead. 

Lord, You have been favourable to us 
You have forgotten the iniquity of Your people 
You have covered all our sins
You have taken away all Your wrath

Lord, restore to us the Joy of Your salvation
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

In a journey of what to look for in the world! All my Nutrion, Financial, Home and Exercise and also Living life are information only and not advice.

All pictures are mine taken on the phone or camera and some edited in app 🙂

“Treasure Trove of Information”

' “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], 
and I will give you rest [refreshing your souls with salvation]. 
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me [following Me as My disciple], 
for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest (renewal, blessed quiet) for your souls. 
For My yoke is easy [to bear] and My burden is light.”'

Matthew 11:28-30 AMP
Edited in Prisma app with Snowflake

Happy NEW YEAR!

Thank You for 2022 and welcome to the  journey of 2023. The vault awaits us. 

What treasures are you taking with you on the journey of 2023!

I have no idea what is in store but I do know that it is not my will, but by the Grace of God and His will: that every obstacle, every mountain, every storm, every wind will lead me to the path that God has planned. In the Name of Jesus Christ, amen.

Remember: 
If you have a plan that is good 
If you have not a plan then you do plan to fail 

Hear me out, I am not one to set a New Year’s resolution because from the past experience I tend to fail. 
But that is not life. Life is NOT about giving up.
Every year I will set one that is SMART (Simple, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic and Timely)
One has to set a plan for a month
Then revisit again. 

'An intelligent person aims at wise action, but a fool starts off in many directions. '

Proverbs 17:24 GNT


So I set one and give Grace to myself for when I fail, which I do. I start again until the bad habits are then replaced by good habits. It becomes a lifestyle and sometimes the bad habits come back again. 

Did you know that bad habits are very easy to adapt to? Unlike good habits which I read, it takes a whole year to get the brain to accept it. 

Figure that out!

Life is a journey and a long one. 
Marathon not a sprint which means - give room for mistakes to happen and never give up!
Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. 

As I listen to messages on YouTube from different years. REST


REST before you start work
In the UK and most countries, we have a Bank Holiday on New Year’s Day 
To refresh for the year ahead.

It is important that we rest our weary soul 
To start fresh for the journey, we need rest!

To rest is to trust that God is bigger and done more than enough for our weary souls.
 
When I do my long runs on Saturday
I sleep early on Friday and no drinking because I want to be fresh in the morning
Not always the case but I do feel the pain the next day when I haven’t rested. 

REST:
Focuses on the goodness of God 
His goodness in our lives and how He has given us so many gifts to work with 
And that we find Joy when we do His will and purpose in our lives

What does REST look like?

Prayer can be rest 
Walking or running is definitely a rest for me
Eating with family and friends can be rest 
Whatever you do be present in that moment and enjoy it 
Rest is good for the soul for it prepares for the morning 

As the Preacher pointed out 
Evening then morning in the Book of Genesis 
When God created us we rested the First DAY! 

Jesus our LORD and Saviour says come to me ALL
His Yoke is also light 
The price is already paid and we start from REST. 

Let your journey always start from REST
Have a fun year and be the best you can and leave the rest to the LORD

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

In a journey of what to look for in the world! All my Nutrion, Financial, Home and Exercise and also Living life are information only and not advice.

All pictures are mine taken on the phone or camera and some edited in app 🙂

“Treasure Trove of Information”

Beloved, 
I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in good health, 
just as your soul prospers.

3 John 1:2

Hope you had a good Christmas weekend and also enjoy the bank holiday. 

As we come to the end of the year and look forward to the coming year.

I pray that you continue to build yourself up in the Lord 
I pray that your faith in the Father continues to grow 
I pray that you keep yourself in the love of God and in His mercy
Through Christ Jesus, amen. 

Glory to the God who is able to keep us from stumbling
And to present us faultless before the presence of His glory
With exceeding joy 
To God our Saviour 
Who alone is wise 
Be glory and majesty
Dominion and power
Both now and forever
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

In a journey of what to look for in the world! All my Nutrion, Financial, Home and Exercise and also Living life are information only and not advice.

All pictures are mine taken on the phone or camera and some edited in app 🙂