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

Collect these three things from God

Glory

Honour

Peace

Obeying God is the hardest thing for everyone. But , Apostle Paul says , if you be led by Spirit , you ain’t pressure to yours. Doing good and obey what God said not only help us on this life also comes with bonus for our eternal life !

God offers Glory for those to obey Him

God offers Honour for those to obey Him

God offers Eternal Peace for those to obey Him

I know , sometimes this earthly world is so good and we don’t want to leave the desire. Perhaps , I sometimes compromise and exchange the pleasure of this world, instead of Obeying God.

But , He is merciful , He is Faithful, and again we go near to Him by the Blood of Jesus , His Son.

but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
Romans 2:10 NIV

I lift my eyes to you..⬆️

..To you Lord , have mercy on us. O God , enthroned in Heaven. Have Mercy for the people of India, who are in pain and sorrow of sickness , have mercy ! We keep looking to you Lord , not others. We keep seeking your high love for all nations! Let Your wings of mercy covers it all, Let your angel of heavens comes and protect.

I lift my eyes and to see your wonder Lord. To see people gets free ! We are in edge of losing our everything, but you are mercy loving Father, you are Just great God. I know and I know that I can put my TRUST in you.

Keep looking up⬆️

Dariush Youkhaneh

A New World of You

Hi , dear friends. I am so happy to come here again and write my story down for you. I hope you’ve seen God’s hands on your life. He is so good , Isn’t He? He is so so great that we can ask anything confidently. The Holy Spirit , Our comforter and peace, makes our life stronger. I hope you continue to keep relationship with Jesus fresh each day, and you are well connected to the source. We all trying , confessing , turning our ways to Him. It is nicely said by Brother Lawrence ” We ought not to be weary of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed.” I sometimes neglect to bring LOVE in my everyday and little activity of life. Even with fear and pain – we continue to bring glory to God.

In our vacation/Holiday trip , in our schools, in our workplace, in our homes , in the market , we do the little things for the love of God.

I am so humble for God’s love. I am so full of anticipation to know Him more, and do the little things even in sorrow and not knowing what tomorrow’s bring. It’s okay , uncertainty is part of life as long as you are going with the Spirit.

All our wrongdoings /mistakes/sins will be wiped by the Blood of Jesus. So, Here peacefully we do life for his greatness till we leave this flesh according to His will.

I had a great weekend , Thank God. A day trip to Glowworm Tunnel. Here are some photos:

Beauty leads you to purpose , purpose will prepare you a plan , and plan will be prosper and fruitful. Which one are we taking? Life and abundance or down and disappointment!

I am sure there is more in it ,

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT

The OLD LIFE HAS GONE ! A NEW LIFE HAS BEGUN.

Some of the point to remind :

We don’t belong to Old Life any more, we do belong to a new fresh life. Can we hold a second and think about this ?… can you imagine whatever we do would be for the Glory of God? Can you imagine a new world of you ?

Love Always

Dariush Youkhaneh

You are special !

You are special treasure in God’s heart. Like the earth,  made special possession for you,  to live and know you are here for a purpose of belonging. Water is an unique element on planet earth also You,  You are unique person on heaven kingdom. Travel all galaxies for a billion search and back , corner by corner and in the depth of sea and soil,  I assure you,  there is no one like YOU.

You are wonderfully made by a wonderful creator. Your inmost being made beautiful and majestic. You are not an earth-like person , rather a heaven-like soul on earth , like an angel. You know why? Because you are chosen ! A soft gentle looking ahead to do more remarkable things. Don’t tell me about your problems !!! You got someone within you bigger than any problem you are facing! You got the Power.

You are rare , there is no copy of you anywhere. Than , why are you waiting for ? Take your uniqueness with you and change the world. There is no hard-pazzel that you can’t solve ! God is with you and place you in right location. You meant to be light in the darkest venue. Because you are the Light. You can move the mountain. You can throw out your all issues into ocean. Just believe! Just love.

Your smile makes the world happy ! Your believe changes the atmosphere. Your Faith moves you and others.

You are special sweeter than any honey.

Dariush Youkhaneh

Book review / Margaret Court : the auto biography

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Her last name just changed after she got married , She was a brave , young and disciplined woman, a young lady from an unknown place in NSW Australia called Albury. We see immaturity of her young ages in a few chapters. As we read further,  we see a different Margaret , whomife made her tougher! I didn’t know about her faith till a google search and her ministry in Christianity world. This is was exactly the type of book , I liked to read about! An ordinary Margaret turned to be an extraordinary person. It seems being a famous tennis player , haven’t changed her inside out. The emptiness of her heart only was met by the tangible presence of the Holy Spirit.


Mrs Hopeman , the only person made her alot of trouble! Which later on died of a  cancer. The young Margaret Smith , didn’t go to party , her whole life was playing tennis and tennis and tennis.
She is brave to leave her hometown for pursuing her big dream, Albury in NSW  could not take her anywhere. Later On after wining beyond wining , from Australia championship to Wembeldon. She made it , the first woman to win in Wembeldon. The first woman travelling with two kids to win the games. She trained hard , she played well from rise and down , still nothing satisfied her thirsty soul! All this big story was to make her for a bigger plan. She came to a point , found by God and everything got started to bring meaning and purpose. Her soul found rest as we read it in her few last chapter of her book. She opens up talking about her comment and why she isn’t favourite as others.


This book is a book of thriving , loving,  working hard for your dreams , purpose and plan of God. A tennis court still is on her name in Melbourne Australia, Margaret Court arena.
Now , Margaret Court preaching and speaking On her own ministry platform , whom God appointed her to be. Along side with her husband Barry.

Dariush Youkhaneh

A Free Soul

F R E E!

Completely a free soul. That can fly and see beautiful loving heavenly Love. Free of this world!

A free soul would walk on fire and not be burned!

A free soul is rescued from wondering away and bring rejoices to his master’s heart. That person is restored and motivated. Why does it important to keep our soul free? Keeping away from the burden of this world , will hold us close to our heavenly Father.

God does not want you to be paralysed. He wants you to walk free!

Now you should understand that it is never the desire of your heavenly Father that a single one of these little ones should be lost.”
Matthew 18:14 TPT

The Son of Man, The King of Kings will give us joy with a free soul ! When do we turn to him?

You can have a free soul! A soul which is strong and steady , rock -faith with a gentle loving spirit. Do a favour to yours.

Keep your soul Free!

Don’t look back! Always look forward..

Don’t let others , take away your Joy in the Lord..

Be kind loving with the Holy Spirit within

Smile always, rejoice in the eternal life

Your free soul will join Jesus in Heaven

Love in Christ

Dariush

Whisper of God’s Love

April is here. It seems Corona calmed down in our towns and all restrictions gone with the winds. People back to work as usual with trains , buses and their own cars. The environments had a breathe for a year of rest, the jungles , the trees , the greens and the rivers, all had a year of restoration. The bad people got back to their own wicked way and the good people continue their charity and ministry to the world. Not only that we back to our business of Love, to love people, to love one another.

The sun is brighter these days. It doesn’t bother the skin any more. The guitar man playing his instrument in a better way. The world still does not have the power of unity. In Kolkata poor kids still looking for the foods. But there is Hope. Which just Christ brought us a few days ago by coming out of grace alive. If our greatest achievement measured in this world , we are missing the point. To seek Him , to find Him. As St.Augustine of Hippo said “To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.

We miss the point if put all our Hope in our human achievement! Difinitly , we enjoy God’s victory he has given us here , on earth ! But, not our ultimate hope! Our greatest hope and love is in Christ alone. It doesn’t matter how look like for others. Caralyn Collar says in her latest video ‘I am Free” as she has given her testimony of recovering from anorexia. God changes lives. He is the master of all seasons. From opening the red sea to calming the river on a boat. From rescuing a nation of slavery to rescuing whole world through His Son Jesus. “I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10b.

War isn’t stopped yet ! Injustice isn’t stopped yet ! Peace is far reach for the nations to come. But Christ is calling for a life more abundantly. A life full of eternal hope for all nations. Can we hear his whisper call of life? We all equal in his Love, no one is less! Everyone of us got His attention. He looks at us such a way of incredible and unexplainable Love. That is why He adopted us to his family. God is not going to change his Mind. So ,I am here with my everything within me , inside out , to proclaim his goodness. His faithfulness has reached to far and farest nation. I am wiping my tears when I write this to you that How much he loves you!? I am not tired to say this to you my dear friend! Yes , to you , are reading this. He loves you so so much. Where ever you are! He is there with you. He is ” a calling ” away. He is “a prayer ” away!

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
John 10:11 NIV

With my everything 🧡

Dariush Youkhaneh

He is not here , He is Risen ..

He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying.
Matthew 28:6 NLT

The fascinating story of risen-Jesus turned the history of human kind upside down ! He has Shaken all our human logic and philosophy! No one , no one like Jesus you can find quietly like in any history book. He meant , what he claimed to be . He did , what he said to do. He rose from dead after three complete days of silence and sadness! When I have read this story first, I have said , “How could’ve be possible ? ” The question of ‘how’ bombarded from everywhere in my mind ?

The answer only could be found in the book of Holy Spirit. As Jesus shown himself to his disciples after risen from the tomb. Also, In many occasions during that time till now , He has shown himself to all his true disciples. He has risen from the world of darkness to the world of lightness that we can inherite his kingdom, when we can rign with Him.

He has risen to give us a new world , to be with him.

He loves you so much! Unbelievably much more than you think . That is why he rose from dead ! Oh , how Great is his unmeasurable love towards us. He didn’t defend himself , he kept waking to the Cross, as blood and water were pouring down from it. My precious Jesus was hangged on a wooden cross and later laid down in an empty tomb. But that was not the end of story , but a new beginning of eternity in Him.

He is Risen. My Jesus is not in that tomb any more. The angles are dancing in Heaven as the King of Kings , the Lamb of God has risen from grave.

His resurrection brought healing to our broken world. We can hold on to Him forever now. His resurrection gives us a new / fresh start of reigning with him. His resurrection brought peace to our disturbance world, where our souls can truly rest and restore. Are you with me? Than, keep calling Him, He is alive and ready to be sought out.

Let Praise and Thank Him on this day.

Father God , I am thankful for your Son Jesus , who rose from that tomb that I can be alive again. Thank you Jesus for your love toward us. In your Name. Amen.

Happy Resurrection day. My Jesus is Alive.

Dariush Youkhaneh

Our Victory in Christ!

Romans 8:26-28

Sometimes we are speechless in prayer. We can’t pray as the burden of the world to much to present. But God knows , He gave us victory in Christ already. He is working in out life. He given mind of Christ to overcome any situation. I remember when I was about a decision , I didn’t know what’s the best one would be or what’s the worst one ! I needed a hand of God to show me and direct me to the right path. I had a short prayer from my heart and I went to act what was the best in my eyes. I remember, Gods hand worked according to my good and He turned the bad to good for me. I was stunned of His faithfulness. God works for his people , for his chosen nation. You are his nation , His chosen one.

Had a great a soccer training last night. What a fantastic evening to break the mid-week , to play football with your team mates. As you know we won our division trophy last year! We went one step up and this year we will be playing in a new division with the boys. I say ,God : I thank you for being with us in all steps.

About to go to our training

I am sharing my victory to you in Christ. To know that , we give thanks in all and all. God gave me vicoty at RunWest event run. As you may know from my posts , I did a 12km run competition with fun times. It was a fantastic run. About yesterday got an email about official photos of Marathon are out , the below are some of them, to God be the Glory :

These are some of the mements of vicoty in Christ for me. 12 km run under 60 mins ? Indeed , It is a victory ! Praise to be the One who know the heart of every human.

When I felt , I can’t do it , God says you can , push a bit more , you will celebrate the victory at the finish line. Same as you my friend, don’t give up keep praying, keep pushing to the finish line and celebrate your victory with God. I know life is harsh, I know you ve been hurt , perhaps all of us got that scar of life. Run for the prize, don’t stop ! Close you eyes and have a deep breath and say ” God thank you for the victory of Christ in my life , I will finish the race by the help of you.

Victory

Dariush Youkhaneh

Give Praise

Praise Him, Praise Jesus , Praise and release all your burdens of this world. Praise who He is. Praise for His wonderful acts. Praise ” I am.”

Praise and Sing.

Praise and Pray.

Praise His Name.

Praise His Name at your work , at your school , on your way to everywhere.

Praise and know His is in Control.

Praise and know His is all Powerful.

Praise and know God is Good.

Praise with all your tears and Joy.

Praise with all your power.

Praise God , the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Praise the Holy Spirit.

Praise Jesus for your current government. Praise Jesus for your family , Praise Jesus for your city, Praise Jesus for your country, Praise Jesus for your friends. Praise and pray for your enemies.

Give praise to the Lord , proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.
Psalms 105:1 NIV

Praise

Dariush Youkhaneh

‘Tough Times Don’t Last, Tough People Do’

‘Tough Times Don’t Last, Tough People Do’

It is Palm Sunday pluse my run event.
Mission accomplished! Managed 12km under 60mins .12km run in 58 mins and 30 seconds.

Spacial Thanks to those who made donations to hospitals.

It was a smooth run road , they have chosen nice spots as we had only one top hill to run. I am surprised to my performance,  however I could do better. I think running up hills consumes my energy more and drained my last 2 km abit as I was trying to catchup my breathing.
I like the medal, at the back of medal is written : ‘Tough time don’t  last , Tough people do ‘…

Today is the day of celebration of entering Jesus to Jerusalem.

Land like a butterfly
Sit like a butterfly
Enjoy like a butterfly

We read this story on book of Matthew :

“The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”
Matthew 21:6‭-‬11 NIV

Hosanna in the highest heaven.

I hope we be a people don’t turn from Him when circumstances change. The same people shouted for Joy , a few days later shouted to crucify him. I hope we continue be side of Hosanna, no matter what they said.

Hosanna ,will help us today , tomorrow and the future. He is Jesus. He is entering to your town. Would you cheer him up and continue so? Would you keep him tight in your arms and don’t let Him go ?

You are not alone ! You will never be. You are enough. You are in right place , the place need to be , the purpose of God is not far from you. Let’s keep this secret on our heart. The change is near!

Loving you,

Dariush Youkhaneh

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God is Love (part 2)

Happy weekend friends , I am glad to bring you another encouragement post that together we can be inspired and empowered in whatever we are facing today’s and tomorrow’s.

In start of this year 2021 , I brought to you a post called GOD IS LOVE , let me continue with that, as a few days ago I was confirmed with first John chapter 4 verse 8:

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1 John 4:8 NIV

If you are following me also on instagram , I immediately post then on my insta story and feed page.

Of course to understand this verse we need to read the whole chapter , which broadly gave a better understanding of what God love is. We are born to love and to be kind to each other without causing any pain and hurt. When we love ourselves and others , we tell to the world that God is Love. Ofcourse , this love first shown to us by Jesus.

I am progressing this still! I want to learn more! We are not here to cretisize and hitting others with opinions and philosophy! Simply, We are here to be like Him in every level. God’s love is not shaky and unstable like human love. Imagine , a God think like human! God understands our dusty love ! He accepts it and when we wrapp it with his heavenly grace , it will turn His attention to us.

Let me turn the verse this way :

Whoever does love , does know God , becasue God is Love.

How can I bring love to my enemies? Those , so harshly hates me for nothing. I need a different level of energy, which can be given by the Holy Spirit. A desire , a sacrifice of my proud. I need to be willing to know God ! To know Him means to obey . I might fallen on my own steps. But, I have to know , if I want to access the source, I must practice, practice of Love. I need to bury my pride, give all glory to Him , who can keep loving us unconditionally. When I am unconscious of His love for some time. I am lost in my world. All I need to do is , Love.

More to come,

Love always

Dariush Youkhaneh

Ready for 12km RunWest Challenge!

Only 4 days left to our big running event. This is my first time , I am part of this running event. It is one of the big one in the Western Sydney area. My plan is to go for 12km run at this event. For this very reason and others , I have done a rehearsal run for 16km.

After Sydney heavy rainfall

💥16km , 1 hour and 44 mins. 23 March 2021.

RunWest event : 28 March 2021

After heavy rainfall for a week , It is a beautiful day today in Sydney. A clear blue sky as sun dancing and shining throughout the streets. Thank God , we much needed sun. I missed it, our Sunny days.

💛Repeat this after me :
👉RISE , I rise  , I  am focused ! I choose to finish the line. I I am called , I choose to  be me , to be healthier! I win the race , I am the child of most high ! I CAN  , I make a difference . I choose to run , harder and better . I face the toughness , I am a disciple,  a soldier of Heaven. I keep the peace , I am a peace maker , I create , I love , I care , I run; faster and stronger ! My name is Vicorty , Grace reciever by my Father in Heaven.

I am a listener !

I am a follower !

Peace and Love

Dariush Youkhaneh

A song from my heart

God is with me
God is my helper
My creator will help me
God is my strength and song
The hand of Him gives me victory
I worship God
This is his act,  what a wonderful act!
Grab the branches , and start the celebration..
Oh God,  I worship your greatness
You are my God
You are endless

Inspired by Psalm 118
21 March 2021

Dariush Youkhaneh

🎉💥Happy Persian New Year🎉💥 / Happy Nowruz- year 1400🎉🧨🎈

Nowruz 2021  in Sydney time 8:37pm on Saturday 20 March ,EAT time.

Persian New Year, Year 1400

Happy Persian New Year !
Happy Nowruz to all my fam and friends.
Year 1400.
I’d like to congratulate all of my dear ones and your beautiful families and friends , year 1400 is here .  I pray for blessings, health, freedom and peace for all our compatriots everywhere on this planet.  May the living Jesus Christ give you new strength and power.  Remember:
1. Jesus Christ refreshes everything, and gives off a heavenly fragrance.
2- We can forgive ourselves and others, and start the new year happy and full of energy.
3- To know and have faith and trust that God is with us in the new year.
3- Let go of resentment and hatred, and start our new spring (autumn in Sydney) with the celebration of freedom.
4- To be faithful to our promises, and to avoid lies and hypocrisy.
5. Be optimistic about life with a smile, God is good and will be with us until the end.
6- Know that God will turn our enemies into our friends.  So try to be kind to everyone.
7. Do not judge others, and do not cause personal suffering.
8- Life is beautiful, let’s enjoy every moment of it.

Happy Nowruz
Happy Persian New Year 1400

Although , I’m living in Australia , but I was born and raised in Persia(Iran). And I held this cleberation many years. NOWRUZ is a first day of Spring and many other countries around Iran cleberate this new day and start of the new year.

I also pray for Iran all Iranian around the world , have a new revelation of Jesus and know Him personally. I pray for protection and love for each of them inside and outside of Iran. I PRAY FOR current government, that God’s truth show them what is right and what is not. A complete restoration for Iran’s land.

Happy Nowruz 🎉

Dariush Youkhaneh

Book review/ Steve McQueen , The Salvation of an American Icon by Greg Laurie with Marshall Terrill

No doubt , Greg Laurie is a faithful man of God. Who was a friend of Billy Graham and He is a friend of many other faithful people around. His sermons are sharp and right into the point. If you have never listened to his preaching, I recommend you to give it a try.

Greg made a very courageous decision. One day when he was in front of his TV and changing the channels , He encountered with Steve McQueen’s documentary. He watched till the end of the story, but he didn’t see any mention of His Faith and salvation. Something inside him was shifted and somehow his steps ordered to gather all information from around.

Greg , himself was badly kicked by his life’s journey. His mum was an alcoholic and He never had a real dad to encourage him. I felt this book is about himself rather than Steve McQueen. Throughout the book , you read and read the comparisons between Greg and Steve’s life. By the end of book you know both story of Greg’s life and Steve’s life. I mostly enjoyed the last chapters , as I felt we got into real story , where, how he believed in Christ?

The book, repeatedly claimed that Steve McQueen ‘s gave his heart to Christ three months before his Cancer. In half of the book, I wanted put the book aside as the story went out of topic and comparison got hot and I wanted to read about Steve’s life not Greg! I felt book on cover image was misinfo , the book title should be like: “Greg Laurie And Steve McQueen Salvation Story”. Another , suggestion that could make the read easier for readers are” side notes” on each page. They were unbelievably annoying! How can we have side note for each page!? That can be tiring to read again which has been read on the page. The photos in the middle of the books are for both Greg and Steve ‘s. I felt the book is missing a good advice from a professional editor. There are also repeated sentences with changing the words. I liked the last three chapters as I said, that where the real story get started.

I love Greg’s heart, His turning story of coming to Christ , but if the cover page says ” Steve McQueen ” , the readers don’t expect to hear about others. Although, his story may be parallel of many other outside.

Steve dies with a lung cancer but He believed in Jesus Christ as His saviour ! He had Billy Graham’s bible in his hands while left this world. His last wife Barbara McQueen loved Him ver much.

I appreciated Greg to put a lot of effort on this book. To pass the story of salvation to everyone. The book ended with an invitation to everyone to accept the Christ.

Note : Although my review is on formatting and editor side , coming Steve McQueen to Jesus , is a joyful and happy story for me and others. And I am so happy Steve has been saved right before his departure and now He is on his loving arm of Heavenly Father.

Greg Laurie is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside and Irvine California.

My Goodreads rate on this book is 3 out of 5.

If you read this book , let me know

Dariush Youkhaneh

💥Celebrating 500 Posts with you 💥

I am happy to announce that 500 posts has been landed on my blog.

I thank God for each post, the time has been spent , and you as my beloved reader. Your encouragement and love kept me going. Thank you😄. Please keep this blog and me in your prayer as this be a source of inspiration and encouragement for everyone.

My heart beats that God doing amazing things in the Life of us. I am in awe of this. HE IS FAITHFUL no matter what we feel , He is always loyal.

Love you much ❤

Dariush Youkhaneh

Prayer before sleep

Nigh 7 / 7

And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors.”


Luke 1:46‭-‬55 NIV
Mary , Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Dearest friend , thank you so much being with me for 7 nights prayer before sleep. I hope blessed you , I continue pray for us , seeking His face. Please do let me know , if any topic comes to your heart, I will bring up in my next posts. Love you always in Jesus.

Dariush Youkhaneh

Goody Morning Monday

It is early Monday morning in Australia. I hope you are well everywhere you are right now. After , two days heaven rainfall , we woke up into a gorgeous blue Sky morning. As usual , I took my backpack and mask to catch the train to work. My workplace is not too far , it is not too close either. But , I am blessed to have express train – within 35-40 mins I will be there,pluse have a short walk to my workplace building.

Although, the weekend was wet and rainy, but I had chance to serve again at my local church. Yep, our church is opened its doors in a limited number. I always wanted to learn to love people, to be kind to them. I am in learning of love them like Jesus as this morning God loves us, as tomorrow He does and after tomorrow..

My ordinary life is good to love. Your ordinary life is good to love. Declare this after me:

I am loved.

I am a Child of God.

I sleep in peace and love of Heavenly Father.

I love life and Jesus. As Jesus loves me.

My God is bigger than any problem.

I listen to God’s voice first.

I love my little life. I do my best even others may bring me down.

I look up for help.

I am blessed.

If it is might there ,Have a great night. And have an awesome day tomorrow.

You are Awesome,

Dariush Youkhaneh

Prayer before sleep

Night 6 / 7

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me bring love.
Where there is offence, let me bring pardon.
Where there is discord, let me bring union.
Where there is error, let me bring truth.
Where there is doubt, let me bring faith.
Where there is despair, let me bring hope.
Where there is darkness, let me bring your light.
Where there is sadness, let me bring joy.
O Master, let me not seek as much
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love,
for it is in giving that one receives,
it is in self-forgetting that one finds,
it is in pardoning that one is pardoned,
it is in dying that one is raised to eternal life.

Prayer of Saint Francis

Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prayer_of_Saint_Francis

Photo: Our Catholic Prayers

Sleep well in Jesus Name

Dariush Youkhaneh

Prayer before sleep

Night 5 / 7

You are God’s idea. God’s child. Created in God’s image. would you let this truth find its way into your heart? you are being made into God’s image. Print that on your resume. You are a diamond, a rose, and a jewel, purchased by the blood of Jesus Christ. In the eyes of God you are worth dying for. Would you let this truth define the way you see yourself? Would you let this truth define the way you see other people? Every Person you see was created by God to bear his image and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. This means all people deserve to be seen for who they are: image bearers of God. You and I were made by God to know him and make him known. isn’t time we grew up? we were made to live a life that says, “Look at God!” People are to look at us and see not us but the image of our Maker. This is God’s plan. This is God’s promise. And He will fulfill it! He will make us into his image.

– Max Lucado , Unshakable Hope , 2018

My beautiful friend, do you know I am sharing this 7 night prayer before sleep , and tomorrow would be night 6. You are sharing is a blessing. Someone need to read it.

Rest well in Jesus Name.

Dariush Youkhaneh

Prayer before sleep

Night 4 / 7

God wants you to celebrate His promises without any insecurity or inhibition. His promise of forgiveness is rooted in His faithfulness.Enjoy your righteousness in Him! If we confess our sins , he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)

Finally, rest in His promise of your future. As you read this passag, let your guard down. Don’t allow Satan to plant any doubt in your mind. Celeberate and even scream in worship. Your faith in His faithfulness will give you the strength to endure whatever is necessary. Celebrate our future together:

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ” Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. He who seated on the throne said, ” I am making everything new !” Then he said ” Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” ( Rev.21:1-5)

– Crazy Love, Francis Chan with Danae Yankoski , 2013

Stay tuned for tomorrow night prayer. Night five , please share this to your loved ones. I am sure it will bless them.

Rest well in Jesus Name

Dariush Youkhaneh

Prayer before sleep

Night 3 / 7

If you don’t believe me, just stop and imagine. Think and imagine a world where the love is the way. Imagine our homes and families where love is the way. Imagine neighbourhoods and communities where love is the way. Imagine government and nations where love is the way. Imagine business and commerce where love is the way. Imagine this tired old world where love is the way. When love is the way- unselfish , sacrificial, redemptive love- then no child will go to bed hungry in this world ever again.

Dr Chardin was right. Solomon was right. Dr.King was right : we must discover love- the redemptive power of love. And when we do that, we will make of this old world, a new world. My brother , my sister – God loves you, God bless you, and may God hold us all in this almighty hands of love.

– The Power of Love, by Bishop Michael B.Curry , Copyright 2018

Please continue be with me for night 4 , tomorrow night, I will bring another prayer before sleep post. That will bless us all. Share it to your loved ones.

Sleep well in Jesus Name,

Dariush Youkhaneh

Prayer before sleep

Take courage , offer him your pains incessantly, and pray to Him for strength to endure them. Above all, get a habit of entertaining yourself often with God, and forget Him the least you can. Adore Him in your infirmities, offer yourself to Him from time to time, and in the height of your sufferings beseech Him humbly and affectionately (as a child his father) to make you comfortable to His holy will. I will endeavor to assist you with my poor prayers. He is the Father of the afflicted, always ready to help us. He loves us infinitely more than we imagine. Love Him, therefore , and see no consolation elsewhere. I hope will soon receive it.

The Practice of the Presence of God , Brother Lawrence , edited by Harold J.Chadwick Copyright 1999.

Sleep well in Jesus Name,

Dariush Youkhaneh

Prayer before sleep

Good news my beloved friends , I am going to post a’ prayer before sleep’ for 7 nights. Each night from a different faithfull man and their books. Be with me and share this with your friends and family. Someone need to read this prayer before sleep.

O Lord God , now grant me the grace not only to rest my body this night, but to have my spiritual repose in soul and conscience, in your grace and love, that I may let go of all earthly cares so I might be comforted and eased in all ways. And because no day passes that I do not sin in so many ways, please bury all my offences in your mercy, that I might not lose your presence. Forgive me merciful Father, for Christ’s sake. And as I lay down in sleep to safely awake again only by your grace, keep me in a joyful, lively remembrance that whatever happens, I will someday know know my final rising- the resurrection- because Jesus Christ lay down in death for me and rose for my justification. In his name I pray, Amen.

– Timothy Keller , Prayer , Expriencing awe and intimacy with God, 2014

Sleep well In Jesus Name.

Dariush Youkhaneh

God won’t forget you

Precious friend , my dear loving reader. Just wanted to tell you , and may re-confirm it in your heart. That you are loved by Father , precious in every word. Even , no body knows your name or know who you are. But He knows. He does.

God won’t forget your repentance and your prayer and love toward others. People may forget your kind act or service. But God does not , and He remembers it-all , every details of. Of course, all your good act of love to yours and others.

Death of flesh is not the end of your spiritual life in Christ. It is a new blossom beginning of being in right place.

My friend, how much I love to tell this to you and myself : God won’t forget us , when we forget Him. He is still there. Even when the time of our departures arrive.

Sometimes, my blindness block all goodness of Him in Him. I’m praying for healing, that to know how can I love people more, forgetting all the human shyness by wearing heavenly culture.

Run , by trusting in him.

Stay , by hoping in him.

Go , by believing in him.

All for His Glory

Dariush Youkhaneh

He is Able, No matter what

His name is even ABLE. They killed this Able and this time He rose from dead and He is alive forever, His Name is Jesus. He is going to change our names and He will give us a victorious name forever. God can do , God will do , God is done.

He is Able to able me and you to win the race. Not because we have the power , no , because He is so much powerful and loving. Able-God do and act more than I ask. More than even I can imagine or think. He is Good. He is wonderful Father who cares and loves us.

I need to remind this verse thousands of time :

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

Don’t you think He is able to rescue us in this dark age? Don’t you think his mighty power is at work within us?

He meets our needs , today.

Pray for hands of God be active more in our life;

In our cities ,

In the nation’s.


Pray for loving do-able arm of living God act in our hearts and those need to know him.


Pray continually,  for His grace and a new revival. His comfort arms.
Knowing that He is Able always , no matter what. Able to give us heavenly peace , and by leaving all our concern in His hands.

This is a comfort of love for each one of us.

He is Able , Always

Dariush Youakhaneh

The Last day of Summer / The First day of Autumn

Yep , Australia done with summer 20-21. And today is the first day of Autumn. I didn’t have chance go to beach much. I think it was a hardest summer for many as so many beaches were closed due to pandemic. But , I am grateful, not because they were closed. But , because we had a great summer weather. Last two years, I remember, we’ve had a bad bush fire season. Also , good rain poured out throughout this summer.

The below is my last photo of summer 2021 in Sydney, Australia:

Last day of summer 2021 , Sydney Australia

No filter , God just painted as beautiful as His heart. His faithfulness goes to generations and generations. I learnt to keep the things simple. I learnt to be content in whatever life faces me.

We had rain enough , the trees are more green than last summer. So , Autumn is ready to come in and show its dance of leafs. The colours are ready for a change from green to yellow. The warm clothes are slowly ready to be picked up from the closet. And the grandma’s cookies going to be taken from oven. If not that, the changes of heart and protective to life comes with every season.

Autumn in Australia

Who knows ! May this Autumn be more beautiful than previous one. May God enlighten our hearts to His beauty more. That , we may know God loves us in every single season. We are blessed that we can see another one. Another , painted-season of our creator. I know , some of you are in a different season than Australia. One thing remains , The Goodness and Gratitude of the season that we can offer to our creator. Open your eyes and see the wonders of Love.

What do you see? How do you see it? New season is here.

Keep loving

Dariush Youkhaneh

on the weekends

Saturday is a rest day for me. A day of blogging , hiking , fishing , reading , meditating ,loving and wondering around 🙂 .

Jacquelyn Smith in her article at forbes.com written ‘ 14 Things successful people do on weekends “, Here they are : “

  1. Make time for family and friends
  2. Exercise
  3. Pursue a passion
  4. Vacation
  5. Disconnect
  6. Volunteer
  7. Avoid chores
  8. Plan
  9. Socialize
  10. Gardening/crafts games/sports/cooking/cultural activities
  11. Network
  12. Reflect
  13. Meditate
  14. Recharge “

Everyone of us somehow doing at least one thing from above list. Specially meditating and reflecting God goodness for the week before and ahead. See the list above and look for which one you can do for the next weekend.

However our list may look like below as well :

  1. Clean our homes
  2. Watch TV
  3. Walking
  4. Reading

Let me fit Praying into the list. Most of us do not want to live the house on the weekend. Instead , we want to stay in our comfort and and take a deep rest after a heavy stressful week. Another group of us , their plan is to improve and enhance their education or perhaps they have an exam ahead to pass.

Being in Nature , is the best activity for me on the weekend. Walking in the middle of greens and huge trees are my weekend desire. But , sometimes the laziness takes over and staying in door satisfy this thirsty soul. or may be watching my fav tv series gives enough indication of not going out. haha.

We need to slow down , reflect and be aware of ourselves and people around us. Do what you want to do ( if it is right) , Go where you want to go , Fly, if you need to , and enjoy the season of God greatness in the land.

It is hard for not to play football on weekend. Serving others are also included in part of my weekend.Well, depends what is your priorities and the circumstances you are in. If you are mother with many little children , than your priorities depends the mode of your children. If you are a single person then , your will say ‘ how will I spend my weekend’ .

Now , tell me what’s your plan on the weekend ?

Love

Dariush Youkhaneh

Great, Memorise Bible Verse

No one is holy like the Lord ! There is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.
1 Samuel 2:2 NLT

This was a prayer of a broken woman which we read in book of Samuel. She declares :

No one is Holy like the Lord.

No one besides Him.

No Rock like our God.

She lifted up her prayers to the Lord with a loud voice. Friend , treasure this in your soul and bring it to the God who answers.

None like our God.

Dariush Youkhaneh

Great, Memorise Bible Verse

For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
Proverbs 2:6 NIV

Wisdom, Wisdom and Wisdom . A heavenly and divine wisdom , a great and incredible knowledge and an understanding beyond human thoughts and mind.

Lord

Gives

Wisdom

Knowledge

And understanding.

Can we keep this in our memory!? And hold it tight in our hearts today?

Not my knowledge but His.

Dariush Youkhaneh