Jonah’s Prayer, oh Lord I call you

If you read my previous post about Jonah’s story, you will see the centre of Jonah’s short mission is a powerful prayer!

He stuck in a giant whale’s belly! Sooner or later, he would be conscious, lack oxygen, and other facts will shut his body down. But, He trusts his God again and prefers to spend his last breath praying.

And He started to say:

” In my distress, oh Lord, I called you.”  

If you are inside a fish and there is no way out! Back to Him and start to confess, begin to believe again – put away all your points of pride and wear the humble cloth before the Lord. There, right there – it is a new beginning. 

” And you answered me.”

Hallelujah: There is a living hope for you and me. There is a new morning for us. 

Oh – All His mighty power will protect us. If you are deep in the world- he hears you, as he heard Jonah. God moves you from the world of the dead to the world of the living. It does not matter how deep we are stuck – He overcomes it – He will open a door. He will rescue us. 

As we continue to confess, all strongholds will fall- Jesus will break all chains. Your story is great friend, The measure of this world does not define you. That is where was the point of understanding for Jonah – Inside a fish. You might need time like Jonah. You may spend time inside the fish, But I believe God’s story is significant than any other thing in your life. You are not dead! Let these dead bones sing a new song for the Living Lord. 

” When I felt my life slipping away” Jonah 2:7a

” Then, O Lord, I prayed to you” Jonah 2:7b

Let this prayer of us be a pleasing alter for the Lord. Let these carnal lips of us singlet it rain. The rain of the Holy Spirit can make fresh our souls for His kingdom.

” But I will sing praise to you” Jonah 2:9 

All the earth will proclaim his righteousness. All the world – All the universe sing a new song to ” I AM “- Hallelujah. 

” Then the Lord ordered the fish to spit Jonah up on the beach,

and IT DID” Jonah 2:10

He will order all the earth for your favour. For your freedom, nothing will stop Him. He is running to You. Are we ready to come back home, my friend?

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

Jonah Story,Nineveh, What God said to Jonah?

We continued Jonah’s story.
God said to Jonah: ” Go to Nineveh.”
Jonah went, ” The opposite direction.”

Have you ever felt you are going in the opposite direction in your life? Well, I felt, and I have been there.
It was the mushroom season in our small local town near the Caspian sea. The small village was near a vast Jungle. As a regular season, we went to pick the wild mushrooms. There were indeed delicious and nice-looking ones. Some were eye-catching ones. I was near to my family as I do not know where to go and which direction to take – If you had ever been to a vast unknown jungle, you know being close to those know the way how vital would be. Four of us- on the way to pick some mushrooms- and only one of us know the way. Suddenly my brother and I lost the two others. We were thinking of going the right way – but we were in the opposite direction of our homes. But thank God, after about 2-3 hours, the other locals found us lost and showed us the right way.
We are running away in the opposite directions! Whether we do it intentionally or unwillingly. We do it because we are living in a sinful world, and our natural response is whatever is not comfortable – ” I’ll ignore it” – or ” I know the way”. That was what we thought; when we had lost in the jungle, we felt we are going the right way – but oh, it was the opposite.
Jonah intentionally was going the opposite way. God said to him, go to Nineveh, the great city. But, It seemed Jonah was not ready to go there. Sometimes, God calls us; He passionately wants us to do that or do what he wants us to do, or go what he wants us to go. It may be because of circumstances and other excuses – we ignore to obey. The good news is here, still, God loves us, but we will learn to follow in a complicated way, and we go through a journey to learn those lessons like Jonah.
The ship he was going on to Spain – got in dire trouble, the storm/wind was hitting the boat hard, and nearly all the sailors lost their life because of a person named ” Jonah.” So, They kicked him out of the ship. But Jonah’s life never ended there- God needed to Jonah be in a quiet location where he can meet Him even inside of a giant whale.
I’m here to say to you, my friend, if the season you are in left you out, God will catch you up. He wants to have a quiet moment with you – that, there you will realise what it means to follow Him, What it means to obey Him – even you may not understand it.
Your opposite direction is not the end of the story, but it is a sign of lesson and love.
You might be going to Joppa like Jonah. But, it will be a time to go where God told you to go in the first place. He designs your destination. The journey might look scary – but He promised to be with you. Does God want you to go with him? Does he want you to be in a quiet moment? That is where Jonah found Who God is? Inside the belly of a whale. Where is our place?

In the next post, we found out How Jonah prayed and How things changed in favour of Jonah.

Written by
Dariush Youkhaneh

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Three Questions God Asked Jonah that Can Applies to Ours

Jonah’s life is an interesting one; We read a portion of his mission to Nineveh. In a couple of days ahead, I will share more about his life and other chapters with you. for now, we go straight to chapter 4 of Jonah.
Let me start by enlightening us. Jonah’s book is full of questions. Start with a question and end with a question. Interesting! Isn’t it?
In my paraphrasing: ” God said to Jonah: Would you go for me to Nineveh’s city? ” And ending with ” Am I not right to forgive the people? “

So, let’s see what the three burning questions God said to Jonah in chapter 4?
1- What right do you have to be angry?
2- What right do you have to be angry about the plant?
3- How much more, then, should I have pity on Nineveh, that great city. After all, it has more than 120,000 innocent children in it, as well as many animals!?

If you read the book of Jonah, you see Jonah was a stubborn person. He did not want to go to a place that God said him to go. He just runs away like a teenage boy. But, there was a process, and God only knew how to deliver it to Jonah. There was a lesson. And Jonah took it hard.
We are the same, Sometimes God has given us a mission to be done, but we have millions of reasons not to do it, And then, when it turns out God was right, we become angry – Do we have right when God is right, and we become angry? Being angry is not sin itself! God has a plan for you, and God has a specific goal, designed only for YOUR LIFE. It does not matter what situation you are in right now! It does not matter what title you are carrying with you. It does not matter how it does look like our bank account every day. It all comes in our obedience to God. Question one is an answer to our circumstances.
Right when God accomplished His plan through Jonah! Jonah got out of the city – to see the wrath of God on that city. But, God had mercy and compassion toward the city as people realised the depth of their wicked ways. And God showed this by a lesson through a plant to Jonah. On a hot-dry day, Jonah enjoyed the shadow of a plant God had grown for him, and the next day the plant is gone, and Jonah complained.
In question two, I guess we can learn that ” Everything belongs to Him, the smallest and the biggest! Let God does what needs to be done. Do not complain about what God has given you and take it back from you; he is the sovereign Lord and has the best interest.

God said:” How come you are angry with a plant which grown in one day and perish the next day but not the 120000 people in my image?

What we can learn from those questions :
1- God wants our obedience (do what God said to you to do)
2- Have compassion ( even with no evidence, be compassionate toward others)
3- Trust ( trust god will be with you)
4- Our God is a God of Mercy (don’t underestimate his mercy toward everyone)

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh’

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44 Inspirational Quotes from the Bible , Inspirational Bible verses

But, that is not all about giving you power but instead, make you closer to your creator, and when you are close to your God, everything changes in you and around you! Here is my gathering of 44 inspirational bible verses that can genuinely give you a new perspective and boost your inner energy. Let us dig in and keep these verses in our hearts.

1- For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT)

2- This is my command- be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discourages. For the Lord, your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 NLT

3- You gave me life and showed me your unfailing love. Your care preserved my life. Job 10:12 NLY

4- Jesus told her,” I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. John 11:25 NLT

5- For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3: 16 NLT

6- The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. Psalms 23:1 NLT

7- Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honouring each other. Romans 12:10NLT

8- Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Ephesians 3:20 NLT

9- What do you want me to do for you? Jesus asked, My Rabbi,” the blind man said,” I want to see!” Mark 10:51NLT

10- Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. 1 John 3:18 NLT

11- Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples. John 13:35 NLT

12- Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin each morning afresh. Lamentations 3:23 NLT

13- You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way. Song of Song 4:7 NLT

14- I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you belive that you’ve received it, it will be yours. Mark 11:24

15- I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. Psalms 16:8 NLT

16- Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1 NLT

17- Never stop praying. Thessalonians 5:17 NLT

18- For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13 NLT

19- For we live by believing and not by seeing. 2 Corinthians 5:7 NLT

20- Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Psalms 37:4 NLT

21- This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalms 118:24 NLT

22- The sounds of joy and laughter. The joyful voices of bridegrooms and brides will be heard again, along with the joyous songs of people bringing thanksgiving offerings to the Lord… Jeremiah 33:11

23- Always be joyful. 1 Thessalonians 5:16 NLT

24- But we are looking forward to the new heavens and new earth he has promised, a world filled with God’s righteousness. 2 Peter 3:13 NLT

25- The Lord gives the word, and a great army brings the good news. Psalms 81:3 NLT

26- Sing a new song to the Lord! Let the whole earth sing to the Lord! Psalms 96:1

27- And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32 NLT

28- For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17 NLT

29- Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. Psalms 119:105 NLT

30- My heart is confident in you, O God; my heart is confident. No wonder I can sing your praises. Psalms 57:7 NLT

31- Yes, I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living. Psalms27:13 NLT

32- You are the light of the world-like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:16 NLT

33- But while I am here in the world, I am the light of the world. John 9:5 NLT

34- I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world can not give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. John 14:27 NLT

35- Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock. Isaiah 26:4 NLT

36-May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. Numbers 6:25 NLT

37- May the Lord bless you and protect you. Numbers 6:24 NLT

38-As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. Proverbs 27:17

39- Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. Hebrews 10:24 NLT

40- Then Jesus shouted,” Lazarus, come out!” John 11:43 NLT

41- Joyful are people of integrity who follow the instructions of the Lord. Psalms 119:1

42- Wherever you go, and whatever you do, you will be blessed. Deuteronomy 28:6 NLT

43- For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. Philippians 2:13 NLT

44-You will experience all these blessings if you obey the Lord your God. Deuteronomy 28:2 NLT

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

Day 14 – Psalm 23

Hi Friend, Today is the last day of our 14-day immersing in God’s word devotion. If you have been with us for all 14 days of devotion – very well done to you, I trust these days been a blessing to you as it has been for me honestly. If you haven’t had a chance to join us here you go, you can read it day by day:

Day 1 – Have Hope

Day 2 – Be an example

Day 3 – MY HEART IS HAPPY

Day 4 – YOUR DOUBT = CONVICTION

Day 5 – I LOVE YOU

Day 6 – GOD IS OUR PROTECTION

Day 7 – SERVE YOURS , SERVE OTHERS = SERVING THE LIVING GOD

Day 8 – THE COUNTRY OF MOAB

Day 9 – THE COUNTRY OF MOAB / PART 2

Day 10 – GREETINGS FROM PAUL

Day 11 – CALL TO THE LORD, HEART PRAYER

Day 12 – YOU ARE AWESOME

Day 13 – TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOREVER

Day 14 – Psalm 23

Around 1000BC, It seems King David written down my heart prayer to God. When I open Psalms 23 – a whole new world opens to me. A shepherd boy from the town of Bethlehem and the youngest son of Jesse of the tribe of Judah where the prophet Samuel anointed him as the King of Israel. 

” The LORD is my shepherd; I shall no want.

He Maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul:

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:

Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:

And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Amen” Psalms 23

Pslams 23 – Confidently and bravely written by David. King David fought many battles; he only admitted God as his shepherd also acknowledged him as a warrior. He was not only a shepherd boy who fought and defeated Goliath – but he also softened his heart who sought His God eagerly.

When God lets you lie down on green pastures means – He looks after you, and you do not need to be worried about how do I do this, and how do I do that? God takes care of the sheep. When the sheep are thirsty- He leads them to the still and sweet waters that they can drink and their life back to them. God does not allow your bones to die because of dryness; He leads you, He found a way for you. God will open the door to you that you never expected.

He guides you in the right way. Even though you walk in the darkest places, He is with you, and you drank the living water at the still waters! And – After arriving at the still waters – He restores your soul, A rescuer came along and restored you to life. You have the Bible as your rod, and you have Faith as your staff, take them along with you- they will be your shield. God anointed you with the Holy Spirit’s oil.

So, You continue as His Goodness and Mercy will be with you every single day.

What is your task to do now? Dwelling and calming yourself in the presence of the Lord. 

” I am the good shepherd..” John 10:11

Questions to ponder: Do you know your good shepherd personally? What does mean God is my shepherd? 

Remember: He is a good shepherd. 

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

Day 13 – To God be the glory forever

We all thought 2021 would turn a better year than 2020. We hoped, and we wished the things get better and better! But, we saw another wave of sickness hit us all; our cities, countries and the planet didn’t rest yet and still eating people. Either human error or natural disaster, the world stuck in the marsh. It is our responsibility. If any one of us turns to what is right and just, this would be far better than a place. When God created Eden’s garden, it intended to be perfect. It was our responsibility to look after what he has given us. 

” Who has ever given God anything?” Roman 11:35

God made all things for our enjoyment alongside living with Him. Our wisdom is limited – we still have no idea of the planet we are living on – yes, we think we know! As a new generation, we need to realise that to carry the goodness of God to the next. Another great thing we need to know is :

” God owes nothing to anyone.” Job 41:11

Act a way that pleases Him – In an honourable way. If you have been taken away with the busyness of life – instead of blaming God – find a spot to acknowledge who he is. As some saying,” I enjoy life as much as I can, and in the last years of my life, I remember Him.” God wants you to join him in the journey – or in other words, we need to join God in the journey of life. If you in hardship, Praise him and let God take your burden. 

God still hears – even we see no sign of absolutely nothing!

When God put his sleeves off – He created everything out of NOTHING- your nothing is the beginning of a great story.

” Yes, God’s riches are very great! His wisdom and knowledge have no end!” Romans 11:33

Let keep our victory flag up – We have a God whose wisdom and knowledge endless. To God be the glory. Amen.

Comment Amen- if you believe it.

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

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Day 12 – You Are Awesome

You are uniquely created and awesomely been formed in your mother’s womb to be here. I am just writing this post to remind you that you are loved. Although you have heard this message thousands of times. God is who created you, Awesome in His beauty.  

” I praise you because you made me amazingly and wonderfully. What you have done is terrific. I know this very well. “ Psalms 139 : 14

You are wonderful because the One who made you is Wonderful. That is why King David said it well in the above verse. I am not sure how much we know it well, but he knew it very well. Do you know you are made amazingly and wonderfully? And do you know that nothing can separate you from your Creator’s love?

His thought is precious to us, sometimes we are lost in the storm of life, and we find it hard to grasp; we are made in his image. Perhaps the more we get close to him, we get more we realise His love for us. Don’t drop this; You are precious! from your corner of the world to my corner of the world – wherever we are, we can do this! We can do a life to be better. Even if this life is brutal to us, we can be! We can try again – the failure is there to make us stronger.

Let us believe again, Let us trust again and raise up to change us and the new generation for a new world. You are alive to be witness to His beauty. Let heaven see this and smile at it, Let stars keep dancing for us and the mood see our love towards each other. Be a human, a kind and loved one. Who believes that with God, everything is possible- let’s colour our dark world with a colourful pen and paint it with a joyful shout. You are truly remarkable! ❤

Questions to ponder:  Do you know how much your Creator loves you? 

Remember: You Are Awesome

Friend, I hope day 12 blessed you. If you are followed days 1 to 12- Thanks so much, still we got two days to our 14 days immersing in God’s word. Your comment indeed will encourage me to keep writing. And tell me, on which topic do you want to see more posts? And you know! I am fully blessed you are here!

Stay blessed; peace and love with you.

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

Day 11 – Call to the Lord, Heart Prayer

” I called to the Lord, and he heard me. He heard my cries.” Psalms 40 : 1

Oh Lord Almighty,

I need you, 

I love you, and I lift my eyes toward heaven to ask your forgiveness.

How great you are- 

You wipe all my wickedness in me and create a pure heart in me, Lord

I return to you 

I turn my way and follow you 

I seek you 

I praise you with my everything; please keep my feet from slipping 

Put a new song in my mouth to honour you Lord, Oh God

I, Oh Jesus, Put my trust in you

Lord my God

You have done many great things – you are unlimited 

I am; healed because of your kindness – your greatness I praise Lord

I could talk on and on about them- your loving kindness are too many to count 

Lord, you made me understand this: you love me so much

Here I am – teach me, wash me and cleanse me with your Son’s blood, Jesus

I need you – I repent 

My God, I am happy to know you- whatever you want, your will

You brought good news to my heart – you forgave me

Lord, do not hide your mercy- my heart rejoice in you again

Troubles have surrounded me – but your love cuddled me completely, 

Hallelujah 

Hallelujah

Hallelujah 

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

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Day 10 – Greetings from Paul

He was born in Tarsus to a Greek Jewish family. He, himself, had an encounter in Damascus to be a follower of Jesus. His letters in the Bible are outstanding – I have read his letters more than many books I’ve read. Apostle Paul not only encouraged people in his time- his words are warming millions of people around the world. Of course – It is being given by the Holy Spirit, and God is the ultimate author of all his letters. 

He prayed, he inspired, and he endured – He did everything to spread the good news of God out there. Without a car, without travelling by plane.

” I pray that God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ will be good to you and give you peace.” Galatians 1 : 3 

God has been good to Apostle Paul; He had experienced himself; the awesomeness of good Father, He has seen miracles, dead has arisen. With all craziness around, he is saying, as God our Father gave me peace, He can provide you with peace also, my dear friends.

Apostle Paul, Who walked with God, is praying for us. His letters are for us – the new generation getting hard; this message. 

” Jesus gave himself for our sins to free us from this evil world we live in.” Galatians 1: 4

Apostle Paul was introducing Jesus to us. The world we are living in is far than perfect. We can not find our ultimate peace here; also, it wants to eat us forever in its darkness. But, the good news is here- We have a redeemer who can save us from this corruption. 

” This is what God our Father wanted.”

To save you; To love you for this evil world-

Peace is yours, Jesus is yours, and the perfect world is waiting for you. Till that, keep believing Jesus, and trust God is in control in every detail of your life. 

May Apostle Paul realised this when the heavenly light blinded him on the road to Damascus. Are you getting this? 

Questions to ponder: Do you need a heavenly light to believe him who he is? In what areas of your life need peace? Is God been good to you?

Remember: God is in Control

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

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Day 9 – The Country of Moab / Part 2

Part 2 – Continues from day 8.

Out of the country of Moab – Going Home

The pain was enough; Naomi sensed the direction of God to go back home – to Bethlehem. Where he got married and have a good memory, a place can call home. She hoped she could leave all her heart-sorrow in a foreign land. She did lose everything, except the breath of keep-going; she gave it all. The country of Moab showed her the wrong side; she paid a heavy price and was ready to change. In the middle of hard-thought about what happened to her life, she remembered her daughter-in-law’s kindness :

You have been very kind to me and my sons, who are now dead.” Ruth 1:8

She didn’t have any complaints about her daughters-in-law behaviours; She praises their behaviours. In other words, she was saying, ” One behalf my sons, I was saying thanking for being kind.” Naomi knew the pain of losing the husband as she experienced herself, so she prayed for them to find a good husband and a good home. She was praying in her heart for them that they won’t go again, the bitter losing a husband. As tears were looping on Naomi’s cheek:

” She kissed her daughters-in-law, and they all started crying.” Ruth 1: 9

Three of them- Emptied their heart and emotions. The endorphins are released now, and the oxytocin has given them a sense of calm and joy.

There was quietness for a moment. 

We all have those moments of crying after pain. We learnt the lessons, and our hearts need to be emptied and earnestly looking back to home. Naomi and the women were in a bad place in her life. But this didn’t stop her from praying, and it didn’t stop her to keep going. 

Orpah and Ruth urging Naomi to go with them. But, Naomi assured them – coming with her gives them nothing:

An I am already sad enough- the Lord has done many things to me!” Ruth 1:13b

It was time to leave behind all bitterness. It was about to move to a new location, a place; that Naomi can start again. 

But Ruth followed Naomi – and they did go to Bethlehem, together. 

Question to ponder: What you learnt from this story? 

Remember: Keep going, keep praying and stay strong.

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

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Day 8 – The Country of Moab

In the Bible, the Book of Ruth is one of those books that you can not miss its’ story. This fascinating book is like an elimination game. The country of Moab is the start of the story. Three men, three women, are kicking off the beginning of the book. There was a brutal famine in the land of Judah, which is part of today’s Israel country. A couple moved to the hill country of Moab and stayed there. 

I don’t know about you, But personally, How hard it would be. I know moving to another territory, or even a country, is a life-changing decision. The husband’s name was Elimelech, and His wife name was Naomi. They just got married and happily moved from a city named Bethlehem to Moab. Life was good for them, and everything was smiling at them- and they decided to have two children’s name Mahlon means ” sickness”, and Kilion means ” destruction.” And, suddenly, Elimelech died. It seems, before born of children, their father died, as we can see from the meaning of their children names.

Naomi was devastated; her beloved husband left her alone in a foreign country- but only for the love of her two sons- She stayed alive to feed them to be with them and to love them. So, She did what she supposed to do as a mum and wife. Her sons grew up and found a job in the Moab. They got married, both of them, to Orpah and Ruth. And, Suddenly, their husbands died. The loving sons of Naomi left them again; her husband’s wound still was there, and then two other huge damages added to her suffering. 

The dream of living happily in a new country was just a dream. Naomi wanted to see her grandchildren; Life was brutal to her and her family. The “sickness” and ” destruction” came and gone.

” While Naomi was in the country of Moab, she heard that the Lord had helped his people.” Ruth 1 : 6

She did not give up; she stayed strong in the eyes of the Lord. However, life did not show her a good sign of love and laughter. If you are in the country of Moab, Do not worry- the story will not end there. Can you hear the Lord helping his people? Can you? 

” So Naomi decided to leave the hill country of Moab and go back home. Her daughters-in-law also chose to go with her ” Ruth 1 : 6b

I am saying there is a time to leave the country of Moab. Your suffering won’t stay forever. Your wounds will heal someday, do not stay – have a move; God will look after the rest. The home is not too far! Stay strong. You are going back home- where you belong. The end story is better.

” They left the place where they had been living and started walking back to the land of Judah.” Ruth 1: 7

God is with you; even you are Naomi today. 

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

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Day 7 /14- Serve yours , Serve others = Serving the Living God

The only person you need to serve first is yours. If you do not know how to help yourself, you will have trouble serving others. Jesus knew how to serve the Father through the lens of serving others. We, as the body of Christ, is to love and help ourselves and others.

I have written a book called ” Serving the living God In October 2016, which you can find here. This miniature version of writing focuses on three critical matters: serving with a smile, serving with heart and serving with Him. The bible says, ” Serve each other with love.” Love is the engine of passion for giving service to others; Especially in the times of Covid. 

The Christian life, Looks to the interest of others; that is the heart of Christian life. Christ served us on the Cross. The Holy Spirit is helping us. Do a favour to yours, Serve yours + Serve others = serving the Father.

Sometimes serve yourself means forgiving yourself. If God forgave you on the Cross, Can’t you forgive yourself? Look at the glorious future of God’s kingdom in the land of serving. 

“Serve one another humbly in love.” Galatian 5:13 

” Keep your spiritual fervour, serving the Lord.” Romans 12: 11

“In your hopeless point, you will find hope by serving others.” -Dariush Youkhaneh, Serving the Living God.

Keep running, keep pushing and keep serving. Who are you going to call/text/serve today?  

I recently received a message from an old-old friend; even though I was busy in my life, He sent me a text of encouragement. He served me, and my heart brightened. Serving God is not only meant to go to the poor country, but you can also start where you live, with yours, your neighbour, your city.

 “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” ( Matthew 5:16 )

Questions to ponder: What serving mean to you? Who are you going to serve this week? 

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

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Day 6 / 14 – God is our Protection

As a human, we need essential life items like water, food, shelter, and cloth. Sometimes the human’ needs go to the top of a roof. With a quick search, we see 1.6 billion homeless people scattered across the globe. They are wandering around with a permanent place called home, all because of their various circumstances. In this world of shaky, we need assurance, security, and protection. 

Apart from our physical protection, we need spiritual protection too. God can provide both – As king David says :

” God is our protection and source of strength. He is always ready to help up in the times of trouble.” ( Psalms 46:1 )

Are these ” times of trouble” means only spiritual needs? Or does it mean both physical and spiritual? For answering this question, of course, you need to see in what situation and circumstances King David was. We can apply this verse to our daily prayer and ask God to assist us with physical and spiritual needs. 

If your trouble is in finance, ask God as He is always ready; If your concern is in health, ask Him to heal you as He is always there to help. If your problem is in a spiritual matter, ask Him to strengthen your faith. 

So, our today’s troubles are an opportunity of being better in all aspects of our life. A strong person in the Lord face the trouble; walk up through it bravely. Our source of strength is not from the earthly source; instead, we look up for help.

Contemplate God’s strength on your life. 

” God will command His angels to protect you wherever you go.” ( Psalms 91: 11)

In other words; In times of trouble, God will send his angels to protect you wherever you go. Your protection is guaranteed, and an angel is serving day and night to protect you from the enemy’s schema. You are protected. 

Questions to ponder: In which area of your ” times of trouble” you need His protection? Do you believe God is your protection and source of strength?

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

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Day 5 – I Love You

” I love you unconditionally. You are my favourite one. There is no one on earth and heaven like you for me, and You think I hacked your life because I know all details of your life, I know your name, I know your parents, your parents’ parents – I created you to be. You do ask? Who am I, Lord? You are my Child. You are my breathe who living on earth. You are my image. You are my everything. You are my salt; you are my light; you are my eyes; you are my feet; you are my heart.

I wake you up gently; My delights is in you, my Child; follow me. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. You won’t fall as I uphold you with my right hand. Come to me, and I give you rest, stay near to me; my will is yours. Learn from me; all you need is my Grace. Your soul will find peace in Me. Remain in Me, and I remain in You. I hear you when you pray. I rescue you; I have all authority. My name is ” I AM”. I made everything – seen and unseen. Do not worry; I carry you to another side safely. 

My focus is on you; I give you my power to overcome the enemy. Your weakness will be melt in my passion. Oh, my little Child, I renew your strength again and again. I forgive all your wrongdoings. I wipe all your sins and make them whiter than snow, and you roar like a lion. You will fly like eagles. My plans are great; they give you hope and a future.

You know what? My passion is so much for you, and I gave you my Son Jesus. I fight for you; you need only to be still. Do not fear; I will help you. My unfailing love is for you; I give you my Spirit. Rejoice in my love; I have overcome the world. I am faithful; I remember you. 

I set you free; come to me. I tell you, belief in me do not listen to the enemy. I know all your needs; I love you every day and night. Let me hug you, my Child. Stay in my arms. “

Your heavenly Father -The Lord Almighty 

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

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Day 4- Your Doubt = Conviction

I love the Bible, and it is the source of truth. When you open it on any page, it will speak to you. You will read about all characters; in Today’s reading, we will read about those characters they doubted. That is where their strength been proved to themselves. I collected the most famous character here for you.

Some of the people in the Bile who doubted :

Thomas Doubted the Resurrection ( John 20:24-29)

Gideon ( Judges 6-8 )

Sarah and Abraham Laugh at God’s Promise

John the Baptist who was in prison and doubted Jesus

Barak ( Judges 4-5)

Jonah, who doubted God would change the heart of a city 

 The Scribd brought the meaning of doubt as below :

‘the word “doubt” in the Greek that is used in the Bible is pronounced distazo. The Greek dictionary defines it as ‘to waver, hesitate and the modern English dictionary says the same.’

It is a human thing, and God knows we are from dust. It seems normal to have doubt sometimes; even the prophets man and woman had a doubt/hesitate. I do not certainly support being a people of doubt as we do not want to be double-minded. The Cross and precious Blood of Jesus brought us such clarity and certainty. As we read through the Bible, the old testament people had a doubt; the new testament people had a doubt; even Jesus own’s disciple Thomas had a doubt. God loves to bring brightness into your life. If we read the whole story, God somehow turns their distazo to conviction. He wants to do it for us. If there is a doubt about our future, he wants to show another way. We can see this conviction in his promises for us.

There is hope for your future,” says the Lord” ( Jeremiah 31:17-19)

If you doubt in your heart, I am here to say give it to God, Let Him know that” God, I doubt this, can you help me understand? Can you bring clarity to this decision? “

Focus on his good things for your life; you can not settle on doubts mind but instead have a sense of Christ. That He is in control.

“Sovereign Lord, you are God! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant.” ( 2 Samuel 7:28)

There is no “doubt” in heaven. You are the child of heaven , then practice the goodness of the Lord on earth. If you have”doubt” , trust God that he brings conviction in your heart. God loves you and wants you to be freed 

Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.” Matthew 11: 4-6

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

Beloved friend, I am so glad you are here today. I hope day 4 of 14-day immersing in God’s word blessed you. Please leave your word of encouragement in the comment as I love to hear from you.

Day 3- My heart is Happy

They all have been waiting – 120 of them, seeking and calling upon the name of the Lord. The coming of the Holy Spirit was so close- They expected an unexpected miracle to happen. But, suddenly, they saw all the elements; The fire and the thick smoke- they all needed this combination from heaven. They have seen Jesus after he resurrected from death several times- they thought we would see Jesus again in person! But God had another plan- The promised one was there- The Holy Spirit.

Day 3- My heart is happy /hh-high.com

Everyone’s heart got to fill with Joy unbelievably. It looked like all of 120 walking in heaven. They encountered an incredible experience as we read from the book of Acts chapter 2 verse seven; others when they saw it” they were all amazed at this “. not only that also” They were surprised, because, as the apostle was speaking, everyone heard in their own language.”

When the Holy Spirit comes into your lives – your heart fills with joy and happiness. You experience heaven on earth. The fire of the Holy Spirit changes you inside out. 

” The people were all amazed and confused. They asked each other, ” What is happening? “

Great things were happening; awesome things were happening; the great and glorious day of the Lord is here. Oh, How our heart is happy. We have the comforter, the peace and the loving Holy Spirit with us always.

” David said this about him: ‘ I saw the Lord before me always; he is at my right side to keep me safe. So my heart is happy, and the words I speak are words of joy. Yes, even my body will live with hope because you will not leave me in the place of death. You will not let the body of your holy one rot in the grave. You taught me how to live. You will come close to me and give me great joy.’ Psalm 16: 8-11 ” 

My dear friend, let your heart be glad, rejoice and celebrate as the holy one lives in you; the great things will happen for you; the awesome things are ahead. You are loved so much. So keep your heads held high always.

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

Beloved friend, My heart also is happy to have you here, I hope day 3 of

14-day immersing in God’s word blessed you. Please leave your word of encouragement in the comment as I love to hear from you.

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Day two – Rest

Resting our soul in the chaos of this world is the vital thing for every Christ-follower. It does not matter how crazy things are going around – you still your soul in the light of heavenly peace. No need to try the shadow of things, no need to chase the worldly things but, instead we can go to our Father in heaven presence and receive.

Jesus was in chaos, but we learn how he kept himself fresh by meeting the Father daily. Moses was tired, the heavy-duty of taking people out of slavery. The Lord said to Moses, “Get going, you and the people you brought up from the land of Egypt.” 

Day two – Rest / hh-high.com

God was doing everything to take them to the rest-land. He sent His Angels before them; He promised them to be with them, a promise from the God of everything.

Now, the slight stumble of today, let not disturb you as the pillar of cloud leads your way to the land of rest. He led his Nation. Don’t you think he can lead you? You are heading to the territory of restoration. 

The Lord said, “I will personally go with you, Moses, and I will give you REST- everything will be fine for you.” Exodus 33: 14 NLT

He, Himself go with you, and He gives you rest, not the kind of the rest this world gives you- short and earthly, but an everlasting one. He looks favourably on you. He knows your name- your every detail of life is known to Him. He loves you unconditionally. And His eternal rest is for you. 

Moses responded, “Then show me your glorious presence.” Exodus 33:17

The Lord replied, “I will make all my goodness pass before you, and I will call out my name, Yahweh, before you. For I will show mercy to anyone I choose, and I will show compassion to anyone I choose.” Exodus 33:19 

This year is the year of complete rest for you, your family, and your loved ones if they trust God and their promises. So look above; a beautiful year of rest is coming. 

Questions to ponder: Can you see the rest of the Lord coming at you? How can you help others go into this real rest? 

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

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Remeber, God is alwasy with you.

Day one – God hears you

In the book of first Samuel, we read a remarkable story of a broken woman named Hannah. Hannah was the wife of Elkanah. Elkanah had two wives , One with Children, another one without Children.

I don’t imagine how hard it would be for Hannah, hearing mocking words from another wife of Elkanah and telling him that she can’t carry your heirs, she is not your favourites one, I am, because I gave birth child for you. Hannah was tired of those words, but she didn’t stop praying and pleading with God for a son. Years after years, Hanna was going to the temple of the Lord, pouring out her heart to Him. Can you imagine? You pray and pray nothing happens? I suppose many of us been there and know how hard it would be not to hear from God. The Bible captured the last answered prayer of her for us :

And she made this vow: “O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, if you will look upon my sorrow and answer my prayer and give me a son, then I will give him back to you. He will be yours for his entire lifetime, and as a sign that he has been dedicated to the Lord, his hair will never be cut.”1 Samuel 1:11 NLT

Day one – God hears you [hh-high.com]

Those words were so powerful and known for Hannah. He was praying day and night. The point is here we ask God so many things but not to return to Him; we want to keep them eventually. But, if we reread Hannah’s prayer. She prayed, “I will give him back to you“. Are we willing to give back to God what’s belong to Him? By asking these questions, we reach the point that God hears our prayer. God indeed hears our prayer. Hannah gave his vow that she will dedicate her unseen-yet son to the Lord. You keep trusting and praying that seems for others meaningless. The priest of temple, Eli told Hanna ” throw away your wine”. Could you give them the reason for your belief? Tell them ” don’t think I am a wicked person, for I have been praying out of great anguish and sorrow.”

the Lord remembered her plea”

He will remember our plea in due time.

” in due time she gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, for she said, “I asked the Lord for him.” 1 Samuel 1:16‭, ‬20 NLT

Ask the Lord for your needs; ask the Almighty one who can grant your request in no time. Your needs are not old in the eyes of Him, they might look like unanswered ones, but God answers them in due time one by one. God hears even we think He doesn’t.

Hannah said :

“I asked the Lord to give me this boy, and he has granted my request.”
1 Samuel 1:27 NLT

In other words, the Bible tells us, Hannah asked and received; you give it a try!He hears us.

Now, we received the promise, it is time to give Him back, Our praise and worship to Him:

Now I am giving him to the Lord, and he will belong to the Lord his whole life.” And they worshipped the Lord there.”1 Samuel 1:28 NLT

What do you need to ask God again? Keep asking, don’t give up. He hears you.

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

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14-day immersing in God’s Word

14-day lockdown = 14-day immersing in God’s Word

We are in complete lock-down here in Australia, NSW province. Wherever you are, you may know how does it feel to be in lock-down, or perhaps your city might be in lock-down still, or still the restrictions are there. So I decided to encourage us with a word from the Bible to keep our spiritual wellbeing strong and more robust in the Lord during this time. It would be a perfect time to go deeper in God’s word and search for his will. Earnestly, seeking God’s face to your daily challenges brings clarity and peace.

I urge you, Be with me as we go together through the word of encouragement. You’ll be blessed and inspired at all level of your inner soul.

Let me remind us, How much our God is faithful. It does not matter how hard this mountain of the trial you are facing would be challenging to climb. He is there. He is there for you and me to heal us. 

Let me begin with a psalm of praise from David, and it would describe how thirsty is our souls to praise Him, to honour Him:

I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your Name forever and ever.

Every day I will praise you and extol your Name forever and ever.

Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. Psalms 145:1-3

We praise you, God, and We love you, Lord. You are our King, and We praise your Name for ever. You are everlasting Father. Every day we declare your praise. You are worthy of all. So let our Day one of praising your Name filled with your presence; everyone reads this post bless their heart and touch of heaven change them significantly. Oh Lord, Let this honouring be pleased to you from every corner of this planet. Whoever reads this be a good prayer to you, Lord.

Dear friend , I am here to pray for us , inspire us , reach to me by comment or contact page if you need to speak with someone – I am always here for us. Love you.

Your Friend

Dariush Youkhaneh

Take Courage

Unfortunately, the world going in the wrong way. As time goes pass by, we see this is a reality. I am not here to tell us how worse things are but to remind us how beautiful things can be. Indeed, things change, human change, their preferences changes, their style of life changes, group changes, everything around us are gradually changing. In all changes in and around us, I think God gave us a mission to be the agent of courage. An agent of courage must be patient as God himself is unchangeable.
Saint James said, “Take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near.” In this circle of change, God whispering, “Do not worry, take courage, I do NOT change “. Courage means to preserve and withstand danger, fear or difficulty, as Merriam Webster defined. If you are under threat, take courage; if you are in fear, take courage; if you are in the wave of difficulty, take courage. The medal of bravery sealed in your heart, not around your neck.

Real Courage


If you are in the middle of the desert of your life, please take courage – the darkness won’t stay forever. We all were there, some less- some more. Don’t let anyone look you down. They are not into your story, and they do not know- please forgive them and let the river of your heavenly Creator flow through you that they may know who you trust in your heart. Courage means saving yours from the battle of the enemy by trusting Jesus. Some thinking, courage means you need to save thousands of people. Or you have to keep a nation or country, although all other great things – are perfect. Real courage means to call upon the name of the Lord in the middle of difficulty. Of course, King David was brave to go to fight with Goliath. He was couraged to trust God – that the Lord of all armies will assist you on this. Sow courage in your heart and come to the table of the Lord. This heavenly food you need for your life, here and above.
“Be of good courage, and let us be courageous for our people, and for the cities of our God, and may the Lord do what seems good to him.”/2 Samuel 10:12

Can you be of good courage? Not only for yours also for the people, for the cities. The Lord is the source of all good courage.

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh
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Jesus got these, Can You?

I have always dreamt of being the one God called me to be. But, you know we are human, we make mistakes and thank God we got the throne of God to go for, and we can confess at the feet of Jesus. I am asking God a new strength, a new powerful strength all over us, which in the time of weakness we can rise and stand firm. Sometimes we caught up in our daily routine, Work-Home-Church. God who created us knows everything about us. He knows the details of our lives. I am amazed, and our God does not stick in our daily routine. He sees us farther.
We call him day by day and week by week- He is ready to give us a fresh wind from heaven. Jesus was getting this fresh wind every day by going to Father’s presence and pray. I think we can do the same and even more. We can go to Father’s presence and ask Him for mercy.

Whatever reason people are fighting for is not worth the future God provided. There must be a reason God breathed into us and made us like Himself. The painter knew how is going to draw the paint. Jesus knew; that is why he said, ” Remain in me, and I remain in you.” our ultimate goal is to remain in Him, not remain in the world. The problem of humanity is this; they want to remain in this world forever instead of remain in God. And the answer to all our questions, all our doubts and unbelief will be found by remaining in Him. Whatever you wish, whatever you ask, whatever you want, whatever you look for, indeed will be given to you – if you remain in Him. Jesus got this. He remained in Father’s love and business. That is the area most of us are blind to it. Merely, we ignore it – because we scare of unseen things.
We can get started with an elementary baby step: loving ourselves and appreciate God for our being. If you can do this simple task, then you begin to grow, you’ll ask the question, I have loved myself, now how do I love others? How do I eat solid food now? , you can end your baby steps by loving others without expectations.
I think it is enough for now; I hope the above made sense to you. I summarised for us :
1- Remain in God
2- Love yours
3- Love Others
Jesus Got these, Can You?

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

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Book review/ “Holy Spirit , Are we flammable or Fireproof? by Reinhard Bonnke

I have just read one of the best books ( depart from the Holy Bible) that explained Who the Holy Spirit is. You can sense that the words and sentences from Reinhard Bonnke are alive and are comes from his heart. I honestly was stunned by this book. The sentences were flamming in my heart, and on more than several occasion, I just went back to the chapter and reread it.
I want you to read this book and let your heart get fired for God. Reinhard Bonnke got my promise right from the first page of the book. He brought to us his 53 years of ministry – of course, it won’t fit in such a small book as this, but Reinhard brought you a snapshot of the heart of his ministry – the Holy Spirit. He looked to her wife, Anni and said, ” When I look on your face, I see the rising sun.” Indeed, you need highlighters to mark what blesses you as your read his book.
” Are we flammable or fireproof?” table of contents has nine sections and two parts in the end. Here are some of my highlights :
” Prayer is not helping God; it is helping us partner with God, surrendering to Him and allowing Him to take His place as Lord of our lives -Deliverer and Savior.” pge31
“Surrender- your tongue, your body, your mind, your will and even your eyes-and people will see Him in you.”pge35
” Jesus lives in your heart, and sometimes He likes to look out of the windows.” pge 35
The baptism in the Holy Spirit is NOT a private matter! It is a public event! Glory to God.” pge37
“He puts His arms around us and baptises in the liquid fire of the Holy Spirit.” pge 43
“Oh, What a Passion!” pge 46
“Don’t disqualify yourself when you already accepted.” pge58
“No, God has no favourites.” pge58
” There were 120 people in the upper room.” pge59
“a group of 120 of them became the first spirit-filled people on earth.” pge50
” The gifts of the Spirit operate by faith in God, not faith in the specific theory.”pge 106
” The Holy Spirit abides, He has come to stay” pge138
” God wants your life to be a place of comfort, joy, peace and happiness.” pge 139
” We are bushes that burn with the Glory of God and the fire of the Holy Spirit.”pge 144
” A prayer room is a powerhouse of the Spirit.” pge 144

My friend, I challenge you to read this book from Reinhard Bonnke, not only know who and what the Holy Spirit can do but to learn to be flammable for God, not fireproof. The Holy Spirit is not only the power; instead, He is a person – the third person of the Trinity. Take the book and learn what God stored for you. You can buy it from here:

Review Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

10 Promises We need to gift to Ourselves

1- Promise to be Brave

God wants you to be brave. So take the first step of faith and let your fear disappear in a sudden time. You can be bold, and you can be substantial; who said you could not? Just hold it firm, the journey may be shaky a bit, but you can walk through it happier than before. The Bible says, ” You take courage.” It did not tell you to take fear; no, you made to be brave. 

2- Promise to do Right

You are not only trying to do right – but it is your human obligation to do right. So we do the right thing when we are at work, and we do right when we are with the family at home, we do right when we are everywhere. We called to do right, not to be right only. Being right is far away from doing right. So don’t worry about others – you do right, and the rest will be in place for you. 

3- Promise to follow Jesus, no matter what.

The innermost promise to yourself. No matter what you feel, No matter where you would be and no matter what season of life you are iP – We will follow Jesus. So, Keeping God first and most – is the most top priority of our life. So it would be for every Christ-follower; they don’t follow the world and its desire, but Jesus- He is the centre of everything we do and have. The world we live in may not understand this fully, but we have the Holy Spirit to lead us through all days. Can you keep the promise in your heart?

4- Promise not to Give up

Never give up; life is hard and harsh – and that is a reality. There are loads of encouragement videos and podcasts, and books out there to lift your spirit. Don’t give up on your dreams. One day all your beautiful dreams will come true- If they desired for a good and loving way – God will open the doors for you. It may seem like nothing happening, but you do push and try again. No pain, no gain. Don’t dare give up on your faith, Don’t dare give up on God. It is time to hear him directly – it is enough to hear from this and that person; Go to him and listen to what God says to you. Can you be a person of consistency? 

5- Promise not to cease Praying

Pray, Pray and Pray – Even no answer appears. But, prayer can unlock some fantastic doors in your life. So, keep the prayer first of things, not last. The God who created you love to hear from you. He is so humble to listen to our little praying. He answers all your prayer in cry and laughter. So, go to your room, Go to the park, go for a walk, on the way in your heart, wherever you are, pray and see how God opens the door for you? Can you promise to yourself say a few words each day to God?

6- Promise to be Active (physically and spiritually )

It is time to be involved; keeping yourself moving is excellent for your physical well-being and helps unwind your mind. Spiritually activities are praying, reading the Bible, going to church, fellowship with other believers. Train your physical and spiritual muscles by practising.

7- Promise to be thankful/grateful which what I have and what I don’t.

Let it be always in our lips and heart- ” I am thankful”, ” I am grateful”. You do not need to do or be someone or somewhere to give thanks; you can give thanks right now; it does not matter which family you grew or growing – God put you there for a reason, Thank him, be grateful for your situation in your life. I know you hear it a lot, but honestly, He has a good plan for you. Thank God.

8- Promise to keep Faith Hope and Love

All comes together now, most importantly, Love. So keep these three in harmony. Have faith, keep Hope and love more. Faith to who? God saved you, that God is for you and sent his Son, Jesus, to rescue you. So keep Hope; what? Keep Hope that a great future is ahead of you and behind, that Jesus will return, that you have eternity with Him. Love more to who?

Everyone: Love friend and enemy, Love all, Love God.

9- Promise to keep improving/learn/grow and upskill in all area of my life

Does any course out there to help me? Could you do it? Does any skill you need to learn? Please do it. Do something to improve – what didn’t you know last year but you can learn this year? Always push forward; I know we can do it to a greater degree. 

10- Promise to Love God with all my heart, soul and mind and love my neighbour as myself

Although Love came in the promise eight lists, Love God with all my heart, soul and mind keeps all other promises in balance. Do your best to return to God if any mistake happened. Do your best to love Him. Do your best to draw Him close to you. Not on the surface only – but with all your loving God. One of the most important promises you can gift to yourself and find out what pleases God and do it. 

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

I will be with You

God is always with you.

He said, ” as I was with Moses, I will be with You “.

👉When God is with you there are three areas to remind yourselves

🙌And God is not limited to a location.

It means wherever we are located here on earth; He is there, He is omnipotent. So, do not worry about your location. God got you cover on this for sure. He knew the place you have been born. Even better, he knew you before you opened your little eyes to this world. God does not need to steal your identity. Because He is your identity. You have made in His image. The location is an artificial word to know where we are and where we go; the world is not our permanent home.

🙌God is not limited in time.

Not only that, He is God of all times. He is not isolated in time or limited in a time zone. The time is for us because we are human. We need time to discipline the place we live in. He created the time too. To make the world and everything in it a better place to live for us. But he is not limited to it. He is with you at all times. You are in the right time slot. Don’t worry; God is with you, don’t say I am a lost generation or come at the wrong time on earth, not at all. You are in the right place, with the right people and at the right time. So, be glad and enjoy your moments in this realm. Till you see, yourself in His heavenly arms.

🙌God is not shorthanded

He will never be. His mighty hands are not short to help you. He can pull you out, less than a blink of an eye. He got the golden key; He can open any door for you. The Holy Spirit abides in you. He didn’t come to leave; He came to remain. Keep believing and trust that the Cross of Jesus has saved you. God is not powerless; He is the source of power that will never be ended.

We may forget Him, but He will never forsake us.

Can you remind yourselves of the tangible presence of God in your life?

🗣👥Friends, if my posts are touching your heart, would you do a favour? Could you share it with your people? Let’s make our hearts closer together.

Written by your Friend, Dariush Youkhaneh

David Praises the Lord

Then, in front of everyone, David sang praises to the Lord: I praise you forever, Lord! You are the God our ancestor Jacob worshiped. Your power is great, and your glory is seen everywhere in heaven and on earth. You are king of the entire world, and you rule with strength and power. You make people rich and powerful and famous. We thank you, our God, and praise you. But why should we be happy that we have given you these gifts? They belong to you, and we have only given back what is already yours. We are only foreigners living here on earth for a while, just as our ancestors were. And we will soon be gone, like a shadow that suddenly disappears.”
1 Chronicles 29:10‭-‬15 CEV

Kind David, time was up! He was ready to transfer his kingdom to his son, but right before that, he prayed for His Son, and he blessed him with his prayer. He reminded God was faithful till now, and He will be on his son reign, Solomon. He acknowledged that God is the King of the entire world.

He had started with a praise song, not demanding, not complaining, nothing else except exalting God. Read the above verse a second time, this time slowly and put yourself in the prayer. Can you thank God for all His faithfulness in your life? Can you transfer this blessing to your heirs? As Kind David said, ” we have only given back what already His”, Let us Give all of our praise and worship to the King of Kings. Let us praise Him as David did.

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

Restore to me the Joy of Your salvation

Oh God of all times, I am a sinner. Keep my eyes up and forward. I need your lovingkindness to forgive all my mistakes. I need your hands to lift me into your presence where I can rest. Your bountiful Spirit holds me safe and secure. I need you to restore me the joy of Your salvation, transfer me again from one to another, from old to new—a complete restoration of my soul, heart and mind. Would you allow me to build my life on your Word again? Would you lead me with cloud and fire?

Your merciful hands – all I need. The touch of heaven- all I want. Remember, your first love, remember, I am dust who will return to it. Your glorious face can turn my mortal body into a burst of sunshine. Rebuild my life over, merciful Adonai.

You did not leave me alone here! But I see you are fighting for me over and over again. There is no doubt, and there is no sin, there is no – nothing can separate me from Your love. I look up. 

Believers can walk through this world with Heads Held High, carrying the dignity of the family of God as lords and ladies of the kingdom of heaven.”Let the weak say,” I am strong”(Joel 3:10).” -Reinhard Bonnke

O Jesus, Son of God. 

Please do not take your Holy Spirit from me. Change my world with your presence, O Jesus, put a new song on my lips. Let me see your face- let me be a new person, a new river of blessing that my soul will praise you forever. I am a sinner. Wash me in your blood. Would you immerse me again? Then, I say – Thank you, Father.

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

Read Psalms 51

to Him, to Him, I Surrender All / A Poem

Let God take me to his loving arms.
Like a child sleeping on his mother’s chests.
Let his presence change my inner soul. I’ll be like David, dancing on my own.
To him, to him, I surrender my soul.

Let His wonder take over my life. I’ll accept that.
I’ll be like Mary, praising him on my own.

I love him more. From far, I’ll be running in awe.
To him, to him, I surrender my soul.

Father’s love, keep me close, your passion made my way, as Moses choose me to lead.
Choose me to love.
Choose me to faith.
I look above as Abraham recording the stars.
To him, to him, I surrender my soul.
To Jesus, to Jesus, I surrender my all.

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

@ this poem is written by Dariush Youkhaneh, please let author know for any use

Beautiful nature at Buddero National Park

Here some are beautiful nature photos from Buddero national park. The interesting thing about nature is they continue to proclaim the beauty of God. As some are hurting the planet, other people of all tribe and nation are admiring the voiceless sound of trees, rivers and mountains. God is hovering over all. The Bible says, “Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known.” (Psalms 19:2 NLT)
How come they continue to speak and praise Him with a voiceless sound? How come we don’t honour and proclaim His Name? They make Him known. Heaven and earth all belong to Him only. Let’s see his magnificence and make Him known. Are you with me in this? Thank God for this. With all our weaknesses, we can see and enjoy his handwork.

Written by

Dariush Youkhanhe

@All photos are taken by me and are original

POWERFUL Words in the Bible

Powerful words in the Bible.
The words in the Bible are life-changing. They are mostly simple but breathed with the oneness of God.
During your lifetime, you are encountering heaps of words. Negative and positive, short and long, significant and insignificant.
When you go to church and listen to the preacher, they use Bible words, phrases, verses and sentences( hopefully). There are so many outsiders when they come and hear – although the (mighty)Bible’s words touch them.
Here I tried to bring you the most ( significant and influential) words in the Bible ( KJV version ) and for the faithful Christians are so familiar.

The top 16 words are in order ( the below result are brought to you by biblegateway.com dictionary on the KJV version ). If you know some words and are not on the list, comment below, and I’ll update the list accordingly.
God = 4094 times
Jesus = 942 times
Heart = 884 times
Good = 778 times
Water = 636 times
Holy = 546 times

Fire = 515 times
Bless = 463 times
Love = 442 times
Faith = 336 times
Glory =375 times
Believe = 280 times
Strong = 259 times
Understand and Wise = 257 times each
Wine = 233 times

KJV search
Faith = 336 times
Love = 442 Times
Hope = 133 times
Grace = 159 times
Glory = 375 times
God = 4094 times
Jesus = 942 times
Holy Spirit 23 times
Holy = 546 times
Believe = 280 times
Confidence = 39 times
Courage = 26 times
Strong = 259 times
Heart = 884 times
Mind = 132 times
Determine = 31 times
Forgive = 95 times
Honest = 11 times
Possible = 15 times
Imagine = 16 rimes
Joy = 187 times
Kindness= 43 times
Wise = 257 times
Knowledge = 169 times
Opportunity = 5 times
Christ = 537 times
life = 412 times
Patience = 33 times
Skill = 7 times
Think= 79 times
Trust = 188 times
Understand = 257 times
Value = 9 times
Wine= 233 times
Win 501 times
Zeal = 26 times
Beautiful = 23 times
Friend = 99 times
Talent = 45 times
Bless= 463 times
Alive = 86 times
Miracle= 37 times
Water = 636 times
Fire = 515 times
Wind = 178 times
Cross= 29 times
Create = 45 times
Desire = 181 times
Dream =87 times
Free =96 times
Good = 778 times
Happy = 25 times

What word/s did you hear most?
What word/s do you need to add to your vocabulary?

Written by
Dariush Youkhaneh

Identity

If you live in an apartment in a busy town – and look down from the balcony of your unit, you see people are walking into each other and hurrying to do something.

I am interested to see what will happen in the next 50 years from now. Our life is changing dramatically. Artifactual intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things(IoT) will be ordinary, and Electric cars are already hitting the markets. The machines are taking over human tasks. Those are exciting news for most of us. With all these new technologies, we are still struggling with our IDENTITY. 

If I give a blank page and tell you, please draw’ the identity’ for me; what will you draw? 

The oxford definition of Identity is “The fact of being who or what a person or thing is”

The Bible definition of Identity is “We are made in the image of God “, As I brought to you in my previous post. God breathed His life into us – then the simple meaning of who we are will articulate in who HE IS. So, Our core being is not defined by the things or affected outwardly. We may see it on the surface, but heaven’s connection shapes our inner status. That is why so many of the new younger generation are struggling to find themselves, and they look outside, look and love to be seen, desiring to have always new and shiny things. There is nothing shady to have a big dream. 

We see Identity as not something that recently comes up like a mushroom; we had this issue in Jesus’ time. There was a man called Matthew whose job was collecting tax for the government. He had access to the treasure and money; perhaps He knew the meaning of having a lot of money and sometimes unfairly collecting tax more than expected. In between, He heard Jesus came into his town, and it was the best time for him to look the life from a different angle. Matthew, A short guy, went above a tree with his expensive outfit to find his Identity. He did not care this time. Perhaps there is a Man in the town, can answer all his questions. Although Jesus, ‘the master of freeing people’, was there to bring his Identity back. Jesus’ presence was enough for Matthew to enlighten his heart. Matthew brought back Home. Then, he suddenly realised and asked this question of himself; ‘What I have been doing whole my life? Money!!! I give back four times more for those I unfairly treat them.’

Our Identity is not in the things. No, even, it is not in another person. Nothing wrong with having the stuff of life; the question comes with loving the things. Our Identity is in Galatians 5: 22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Heaven is our Identity.

Lose your life to Jesus, and you’ll find your Identity. Lose your life to Him means to be in connection with Him. Means walk in his way, coming back to Him, even we may make a mistake – but coming back to him with a repentant heart. Where do we find our Identity? At Jesus’ feet!

Comment – what’s your definition of Identity. 

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh 

Created by His Love

In God, there is no favouritism. Everyone in His family is the favourite child. The world is dull, And it can not understand the peace and loving arm of God. For them, if there is a God, then He is so big and unknowable. For us, He is known. He has shown His love towards us. His dove is within us to comfort us, and we listen to Him because we know that He hears us.

This world does not have a shepherd, But we have; Jesus is ours. He is our voice in the world of injustice that we can echo on in every corner. He is a kind shepherd; that doesn’t let us go.

Heaven’s treasure is unlimited :

The wise men can not know Him enough. There is no one out there to explain his tangible presence except the One Who knows Him personally. God gave this privilege of being His Child. It means we have access to God’s ocean of treasure. This treasure is heaven’s knowledge and wisdom. We are limited in everything, and we have boundaries in all things we do, think and act. Prophet Job said, ” God’s power is unlimited.” All-powerful Creator has created the universe for a purpose and life. The atheists believed there is meaning in being alive and have a meaningful life. According to the New York Times, Stephen Hawking, an atheist, thought that the universe and life have meaning. Even a non-believer knows there is a meaning in life and being alive. Who made all this life? God. Who created the universe from nothing to something? God. In his ‘The Confessions’ book, Saint Augustine has written well ” God is our helper, He made us, and not we ourselves. Press on where truth begins to dawn.”

We have access to His Love:

He is not only unlimited in Nature. He is also infinite in love. Accessing to His love is not far from the human. We are in his marvellous mighty love already. Before God planned this earth in His mind, we were in His deeper level of mind and heart. I take joy in this because our Creator not only is a gardener also a lover. He is a Planner and Designer. God-breathed love into our mortal body; all the dead cells and immovable dust gathered and became a living being. We knew we carry the love everywhere before the sin stung us. This breath was the same known in the new covenant as tongues of Fire and Wind. Now, his love ( the Holy Spirit) is available for everyone. The tongues of Fire can burn all our earthly Nature. The Wind can lift us to His presence. That is Why, the Bible says, ” there is no fear in love.” But His breath(love) assures us in every detail of our life. Then, imagine, His love is with/in us. 

You are in the Beginning:

Why are you waiting? Your best life is now and ahead. There is no time to waste looking back. Since you got a remarkable creator who gave everything to you that you can have the best life possible here and in heaven with Him. Allow the light in you, reflect! There are millions out there, hungry for the love of God. You are at the beginning of exciting miracles of God in your life. You are an art – let everyone knows how beautiful your Creator has painted you. You are loved – let everyone knows God-breathed in you. You are at the beginning of an incredible journey. No one can take out this beauty within you, even yours. You are God’s beloved child.

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

One Day

I recently started to read more books about the Holy Spirit. I bought a book by Reinhard Bonnke called ‘ Are We Flammable or Fireproof? ‘. I borrowed a book from our local library written by Rick Warren to company my devotion times. In my ups and downs walk in God, Still, I have zero knowledge of Him. I reached this point, that, I need more of God. I need more Bible verses to be injected into my veins. I need more Jesus-Words to change my perspective and give me a good sound-minding decision. As Bonnke said ” The power of the Holy Spirit does not come as a reward. ” God’s gifts are many, and the gift of the Holy Spirit is one of the special One.

Where would I be, when God calls me? Am I in waving circumstances of this life? Or busying myself with the things of this world? I learned that time with God is an essential walk in the spiritual journey, be emptied of this world – be filled with heaven’s Spirit. Returning to Him, Confession and obedience all are part of the journey again and again! God knows we are human. He knows we are not perfect! That is the reason He sent the Perfecter. He knows we can not walk and continue the journey of life without living water. That is the reason he made available the living water to us. 

The war, the injustice, the fight, the sin, the bad stuff – all It will vanish one day. One day He comes with His Throne. His chosen Ones will be with Him forever. His rich wisdom removes all the doubts. He makes it all white and shiny. One day you can see the Living-Water with your own eyes. Oh, How He loves us. One Day all our pains and sorrows will be replaced with His glorious presence, and space will be filled with the spring white flower.

Who said, we are not belonging to heaven?  Who said, we are not loved by Jesus? Who said, we are not Jesus lovers? 

We are God’s chosen people. In the weakest time, we boast and in the poorest time, we are rich. It does not matter how many doors closed. It does not matter if everything seems falling apart. It does not if we need this and that. It does not matter if this and that is late. It does not – All the matter is CHRIST. Who can changes us/things in the blink of eyes! What it matters is – to worship him, to near Him, Be with Him. Then our Souls will fly – Indeed freed. One Day we will touch this truth. One Day is coming.

Written by

Dariush Youkhaneh

Inspired by the Holy Spirit

Autumn, Glory , Life

We are in the middle of Autumn in Australia. As the deadly covid-19 virus still claiming the lives of people around the world. By now , most people found a way to deal with it. Some are taken the vaccine, some are waiting to take the vaccine, some are escaped to the rural areas, some other staying away from the city centres. And sadly others are mourning still.

It seems , the life styles are getting shape , like a clay under hand of a potter. Still , most of them , carrying the  luggage around from the past to present ,hurting themselves and others. The smells of cold winter days are ahead and still we are not ready for it.

One thing that life can teach you is to be patient, it is ‘when’ and ‘How’ to apply , it’s important. 

We almost listen to everything,  looking to anything , going to everywhere we can , travel as far as we are able , altogether we forgot listen and look to whom created us to be. Being wise means have a secret life with your creator. Sometimes a prayer can change You, your inward life can hear and respond with a Joy outwardly.  Let’s get rid of all luggage. Let’s look to our Jesus. In our workplaces, in our homes , in our interaction with one another. Like a train moving to its destination , let us move to our destination. I know we can do that, something in you is stronger than anything out there. Keep your energy focused to the finish line with endurance. So , practice your Faith , Practice your love , practice your hope. Rick Warren well said ” Living for God’s glory is the greatest achievement we can accomplish with our lives.”

A glory full of grace and truth. Because He is God. He is Worthy of all. You have a purpose in Him , the sweetest thing in life isn’t about how Great we are , nor how rich we are? It is about glorifying him in the way we think , glorifying him in the way we feel and glorifying in the way we act. So , it is not about tomorrow , it about your ‘Now’!  Be in the season , use the talent God given you to be more like His Nature. It is Autumn here , the yellow leafs are dancing for a brighter days ahead. 

Comment how is your season going? What does Glory mean to you? How can you bring glory to God in your life?

Peace and Love

Dariush Youkhaneh

Happy Mother’s Day

We love , love , love our Mums. It is a Mother’s day in Australia. Actually, we need to celebrate the Mother’s Day everyday. They deserved to be honoured. I offer , the entire world’s flowers to MUMS. To all Brave , Strong , lovely Mums in the world.

Happy Mother’s Day

Dariush Youkhaneh

Be Solid like a Rock

I always thank God for you my friend. I pray for your faith be strong and stronger that you can stay like a tree rooted into ground , hold and firm. Because God’s beauty has been given to you. You are a diamond in a defiled world. You are like a river flowing throughout the earth. You are a sunrise beauty – coming to shine to everyone. Our faithful God keeping you close to His glory that you lack nothing except to encounter Him as your Lord and saviour.

He , whom is faithful also keep you steady. He will cause to keep your eyes fixed in Him till the end. Be solid like a rock. Be kind always to all. When the world going down , you go up and up. Because your only trust is in Him. That makes a city glad, because you are the part of army of loving God , appears like Angel on our planet. You carry all the heavens gift within you. Use them to destroy enemies schemas. You can do all things with Jesus. His Love will melt every heart. His Love is always inside of you.

Serve and Love others that’s what the angels do

Dariush Youkhaneh