“Treasure Trove of Information”

' “Here is my servant whom I support, 
my chosen one in whom I take pleasure. 
I have placed my spirit on him; 
he will make just decrees for the nations.'

Isaiah 42:1

The Lord our God is good and 
His mercy endures forever
Jesus we love You 
Jesus You are the way 
The truth and the life
Your presence is the greatest gifts for every human
In Your presence there is freedom 
In Your presence, promises are never broken

Hi and welcome to my vault :), hope you had a good weekend. It is always a pleasure that you stopped by: I love to just sit and listen and watch and read and let the cool breeze on my face or the heat from the sun. Welcome, smile!

What a busy weekend for me! I love it because it was busy, planned and  fit in perfectly.

Once a month I have a bible study called God’s Big Story and so many nuggets out of it. This Saturday was no different and we looked at “The Kingdom of God” . The Bible is about God’s kingdom. 

We tell a story and all the story is about the story and NEVER about the story teller.

We look at the story 
We listen to the story 
We absorb and delight in the story 
I love the story of our God 
One BIG STORY, It is all ABOUT HIM
It is all ABOUT JESUS
Welcome!

Few treasures I took away:

Worshiping the King is what makes us human. In every kingdom we have a King and our King created the universe

He is Holy above all things 
For everything we do that is disobedience to the King breaks His heart
The Kindest thing that God does to us is walking with the King it is such a privilege 
And we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works 

Identity – we are image bearers

Think about it.

Rest and fruitfulness

I learned that fruitfulness flows from rest in God

So many takeaways and I loved the idea of a manifesto of the kingdom: 

Having the presence of God
Healing 
Comfort 
Deliverance or salvation 
Righteousness and Justice
Peace 
Joy 

As I listen and mediate on Isaiah and Luke;

Jesus shows and tells about the kingdom. 
He shows the kingdom of God on Earth as it is in Heaven 
The upside down kingdom
Yes I am still processing all the treasures 
I never ever want to be away from the Kingdom
It is good to walk with the King
And a priviledge

And to sum it all up:
We are in a battleship and what do you do? 
You fight, So I encourage you to remember always 
For I, the Lord Your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you Fear Not, I will help you.’
Isaiah 41:13

Fight for ever thing 
We are just clearing, remember that the battle is already won
The casualties are a lot and we need more workers 
Pray always and never lose focus

Hope you had a fruitful Saturday:

I ended the evening in the theatre watching “The Mirror and The Light” with some of my girl friends.  It was good.

Sunday brunch after church with other girl friends. Yes the weekend was eventful and I love it. 

Thank you for walking with me  on the weekend journey.

Let us get into the treasure!

So look at this, my eyes are glued to financial well being. It is so important to have good financial well being.

 It was one of the treasures that we all need to have a good understanding of and I am no expert but working in a financial institute has opened my eyes to what it means to have and what it means to not have and the impact it has on lives. 

What is financial well being? So many answers, but I can name a few:

Feeling secure and in control of your day to day finances.

Have enough money to pay bills and a plan to deal with unexpected bills 

Having a plan for the future with confident

Why is it important?

Financial well being is one part of of our overall well being

If one suffers the other feel it too

Mental, Physical….

Poor financial well-being has a knock effect on our mental health, physical health and our relationships

When you have a good financial well-being that means: happiness, confident, productive in our daily life

Where do you start?

Finance is an area where we never want to talk about it. Why? Good question but I have no idea.

So – the big step is to talk to someone

A trusted friend or family member is good for you
May help you manage the stress
It is good for your mental health and relationship
Talking puts its in the light and gives clarification on how to get help to plan for financial future effectively 

Having a plan can lift the weight off your shoulders

Research have shown how financial well being can have a positive effect on both physical and mental health..

Always seek help! 
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 and Exercise 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”

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid. '
Proverbs 12:1

Hello and welcome. Hope the month of January was good to you, to me I am glad I have Jesus. When the New Year started, it was a new start, new beginning and getting all excited about the New Year. Having that drive to change and get into new habits, don’t know about you but yes that is me. I never used to like change, but I had to get used to it ….because I work for a company that changes things around and you know what the world is like, things are always changing and if I need to be in the present I need to change and I need to adapt to the now. No one likes change but it has to happen, the computer has changed and that is because as people we adapt so well and find ways to change to fit our environment and comfort. 

Where is this going? Good question, come with me to the vault and let us see what we can find in the treasures. First I want to say thank you for entertaining me by reading my blog, may God guide your footsteps and bring Joy to your heart, in Christ Jesus. Amen.

‘The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. ‘ Proverbs 1:7

Yes the vault is full of treasures, let’s see what we can find. Oh look, yes I think this is a good one. We all need it and it  is part of our overall well-being and let us unpack it as she smiles. Psst, not so fast, now I want to say something before you carry on, this is only information and it is way better to speak to the professional you trust and can give you the advice you need. I used to be one of those professionals and from experience I can say that talking to people is better than running it your head with no solution. So knowledge is not power unless you use it because poverty and shame comes to those who disdains correction but he who regards a rebuke will be honoured says the wisest man Solomon. And now what was I looking at, oh yeah let have a look..

Financial well-being: Is one piece in the overall spectrum of well-being and when it is jeopardised you may feel it in other areas.

Money is NOT evil ONLY the LOVE of it is. 

As anything in life, our scales are always lopsided. What do I mean? We spend too much or too little and no balance. Our scales need to balance, too much of anything leads to destruction. Eating too much or exercising too much all have consequences and the same when it is too little. 

How do you find the balance? Good question. My opinion, I am still learning about it but that is the fun. The trials and errors. Now is the time to try, for when we die that is it and to be honest you do not want to wait until the end with regrets and what if’s. 

Financial well-being is about feeling secure and in control of your day to day finances. Having enough money to pay for bills, with a plan to deal with the unexpected costs.

As with anything financial well being is part of our lives and getting into a good habit will be better for it.

What can you do?  So many questions, will come to mind but: 

An answer can only be found with questions and shining some light to it: So

Talk to someone, be your spouse, friend, family member, financial adviser or the bank (after all they see all your finances). It is so freeing when it comes out in the open, because a solution can be found. Anything in the dark always seems bigger than it is and also we need to shed lights to it in order to find the solution. 

“A puzzle can not be solved in the dark”

The next one: Make a plan, yes I said it

One simple step at a time, by making a plan can be a weight off the shoulder. Having a plan is a way to help plan for your financial future more effectively. The paradox, no one knows what tomorrow brings but you don’t want to spend all of it today and be the fool tomorrow.

It is also good for your mental health. Research has shown that financial well-being can have a positive effect on both physical and mental health.

What happens when things go wrong? Because they do..

POOR financial well-being can be overcome:

By been intentional about everything:

Living within the means and spending wisely – get a budget planner.

Saving: for anyone who spends a lot is like building a house on the sand when the wind comes it blows it away. Savings starts with as little as a pound and grows. For a house is not built in a day, but the foundation has to start strong as a house built on a rock. So when time comes, the wind blows, the rain comes but the foundation is still there. 

Honour the Lord with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase

Good financial well-being comes with the benefits of:

a happier lifestyle, more confident, more productive both at work and personal life

And also ‘Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. ‘ Proverbs 4:23

And never give up because no one is perfect and you can only practice to get progress. Progression leads to a good routine therefore find your routine. 

Don’t compare with others, the grass is not always green on the other side. Comparison is what leads to spending unnecessary and it is better to have little than more with trouble. Debit is trouble, avoid it at all cost. But the fear of the LORD is a great treasure. 

So my dear friends, I leave with this. 
Vanity of vanities, all is vanity
Why trouble yourself with the cares of this world
For naked we came and naked we will return
But the wise will walk with the Lord 
And the foolish will think that tomorrow never comes
So don’t be wise in your own eyes
Enjoy the pleasures of your fruits 
For no one knows what tomorrow brings

~ Hannah Michaela Vandi
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

Thank you for stopping by. You have to love the paradox of life and also remember to enjoy your day.