Praises –

92:
'Do not cast me away from Your presence And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation And sustain me with a willing spirit. '

Psalms 51:11-12 AMP
O God, the God of my salvation 
You are the God of righteousness 
You are the God of Justice

O Lord, my Protector
You alone can make a way in the wilderness 
You alone are my great shield and exceedingly great reward 

Open my lips and my mouth will praise You 
You do not take delight in sacrifices 
Or else I will give

I surrender to Your Will 
May Your Kingdom come 
And may Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven




Dear Heavenly Father,
I will praise Your Name 
Even when all hope is lost 
When I look at the world 
The fallen world we leave in 
The earth is broken 
Without your help and healing 
The living will have no comfort 
Without your peace that surpases all understanding 
Darkness prevails the light 
But it is in You that light comes  
It is in You that we have joy 
It is only in You that provision comes freely 
Thank You Jesus that we can give freely as You have given us
In Jesus Name,
Amen 
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 🙂
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“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
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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

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

Learning to Live LIFE in Christ Jesus

'But God’s amazing grace has made me who I am! And his grace to me was not fruitless. In fact, I worked harder than all the rest, yet not in my own strength but God’s, for his empowering grace is poured out upon me. So this is what we all have taught you, and whether it was through me or someone else, you have now believed the gospel.'

1 Corinthians 15:10-11 TPT

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus Christ our Lord.

It is amazing that you stopped by and it is very amazing at how God works in our lives. God thank You for the month of February and I look forward to what You have for me. In Jesus’s Name. Amen.

We are to do what we can and are capable of doing, always. And let God do the rest. Even in days that all hell seem to break lose. God shows up and counter a better solution. We have Jesus around us and we are never alone.

February the month that Love is in the air. LOVE – you are loved and highly favoured. Chosen and not forsaken.

As I continue with the reading in First Corinthians Chapter Fifteen verses nine to eleven: 

I love that Paul directs our attention to what matters. This chapter is about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. And to stop all arguments and name calling or who to believe or not to believe. He directs our attention and the Corinthians at that time to the Grace of God. 

In everything it is good to know that Grace is undeserved and with humility we accept and receive it. Looking at Paul and even Peter’s letter. Grace is given to us daily. 

What is Grace? Have you grasped it? 
Come and let me tell you about it. 
I boost about it, yes I do. 
Who wouldn’t? With my history?
Grace has power that is unfathomed. 
I oppressed and violently persecuted the church of God. 
But Grace found me and forgave me 
I was in the darkness and could not tell the difference 
But Grace came into my dark world and gave light
I was blinded both physically and spiritually 
But Grace gave me sight 
I will boost of the Grace of God 
Through Christ Jesus 

The GRACE of GOD – what do you know of the grace of God?… 

Grace is not given because of any work… past, present or promise. NO! Grace comes to encourage work and not to be passive.

“For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building. 1 Corinthians 3:9”. God doesn’t need us, He partners with us to complete the task. 

Do you know Grace? 
Well I have heard of Grace 
Is it going to church regularly?
Well, the demons too attend.. 
Does that mean they have Grace?
Let's meditate on the goodness of God.
What do you know about the Grace of God? 
I give to the poor and I am always upright. 
I have integrity, and not adulterous 
That also is good 
But do you know the Grace of God? 

It is By the Grace of God that we are still the same and remain the same, refined and pure as gold.

Grace is not passive otherwise it is in vain 
Grace is given so we work at it
The grace of God lets me love my colleagues 
The grace of God let me love my church family 
So I work at it because I do not want it to be in vain
 
Don’t mistake grace that we need to work for it 
Or we need to earn it, no it is a partnership
One hundred percent given by God 
we have received free grace and 
we are encouraged to work for the grace in 
our lives one hundred percent. 

Yes God is always one hundred percent in everything.

Paul, knew that the change in him had nothing to do with himself but the GRACE of God. He gave the credit where it should go.

It is good to remember that our lives changes because of the Grace and Mercy of God

© 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 –

91:

'But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. '

1 Peter 2:9-10 NIV

Today I am inspired by my connect group or life group,  we meet on Tuesdays and as we look at 1 Peter. I am reminded:

How amazing God is and He has chosen us. We are His special possession. Let us praise the Lord that called us out of darkness into His marvellous light. It is amazing that it was past and now it is present every day. I am part of God’s people. I have received mercy.  

Thank You God for choosing us. Thank You Jesus, for Your Love that saw me and still die for me. Thank You for the New Month and walking with me.

In awe and wonder I look up:

Let us marvel at our glorious God
And it is fortunate that we are chosen 
It is fortunate to have GOD, this Father of our Master Jesus!
Why?

God raised Jesus from the dead
And now we have life because Jesus is alive
It is good to know that in Christ Jesus our Master 
We are given a brand new life 
We are given a future 
A future in Heaven and 
we do not need to wait for Heaven.
The future starts on earth
The future starts when we believe and follow Christ
The future is in God’s hand 
He watches over us and our future 
Take heart for a day will come 
When we will be fully healed and made whole
In the meantime let us keep up the faith
The mighty power of God constantly guards us 
Until full salvation.

Trials and tribulation are constant 
Today, I walk and it follows 
I run and it runs after me 
I stand and it try to overshadow me 
I jump for Joy for in the trails I am refined 
My faith is tested and growth is imminent 
These trails do reveal the goodness of God 
Which is far more valuable than gold which perishes 
And gold is refined by fire.

So I set my heart and mind for action 
My soul, let us stay alert and fix our hope 
Firmly on the marvellous grace that we do not deserve
For life without God is meaningless 
Let us shape our lives to become like the Holy One 
Jesus Christ, who has called us 
And through Him we now believe in God
The same God that raised Jesus Christ from the dead 
And glorified Him, so that our faith and 
hope would be fastened on God alone.

It is God that purifies us as we are obedient to His word 
The truth about Jesus purifies our very soul 
And this empowers us to be full of love for our fellow believers 
My soul, the seed that is planted grows forever inside us 
The flesh is temporary and like a grass
And the glory of man is fleeting 
Like the lilies in the fields that falls off 
But His word endures forever
And this word lives in us forever. 
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”

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

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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 🙂