Nature has a story to tell, a new fresh start, don’t delay getting into the nature

I barely could juggle my foot when I walked on a long iron-like bridge in the middle of a jungle back home. My brother used to walk on it quickly; even he had a drink or two. My older cousin always looked after him when he couldn’t keep himself straight for a moment. We used to go out for a nature day call; every family gathered and celebrated and have a meal in the middle of nature and being together; I loved it, because there was such power when we gathered as family.
I have always loved nature, don’t make me wrong, everyone loves nature; I am very connected to it and understand the fresh smell of wild strawberries. Maybe spending time in nature in my hometown was why my love grew in being there. I learned the power of the family and how it is essential to be bound together. Nature taught me well.
Back to our reality, As I walked through nature in Australia, I remembered how faithful is God. I came a long way, I came from an anonymous past to a known-now present with a new identity which something makes me: me, who God loves. I took the below photos with a view of a new fresh start. It will inspire you and it warmed my heart :

Have a plan to go in nature, walk and enjoy the fresh air, and hear the sound of it. What will you learn? Stillness, kindness.

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Dariush Youkhaneh


Let God do the Miracle for You, You just be IN it

There is another fascinated story in the Bible, right in the first King book. Please don’t go anywhere, Because we are going deep down of it and learn some lessons, which hopefully would be beneficial for us. Give your full attention and read through the below lines, of course, you are allowed to take a cup of tea and enjoy the reading 🙂

There is no other story in the Bible that a prophet or someone can stop the rain except Elijah, and he is from Tishbe in Gilead. Tishbe was in today’s Jorden country, and throughout Jordan, temperatures rise to 30 and even worse, the south of the Jorden can reach as high as 37 to 40 degrees Celsius. God took an excellent initiative step and suggested Elijah go across the Jordan river where the Cherith Creek is, Jordan valley, as bibleatlas.org brought us the map. Elijah was so familiar with the area, he stayed there, and God fed him by ravens, day and night. God prepared the most needed item for Elijah, Water from the creek and food for above.

King Ahab and his commanders are looking for Elijah. The rain stops pouring to the country of Jordan; as a result, only Elijah have the king-key of praying to the Living and loving Lord to have mercy upon, that the rain would resume. The sweetness of the creek was good till that dried up also. Elijah looked around; it was dry and waterless. And it was time to get direction; His soul was on fire, The Living Lord sent him, He was sure about everything. As he was in prayer, the Lord spoke to him again to move to the town of Zarephath.
“Would you please bring me a cup of water?” Elijah asked a widow near the town centre. God already prepared the way for Elijah; God spoke to a widow beforehand to give him food. The very unusual thing is here: the widow herself didn’t have any food left except a handful of flour and a little olive oil. God didn’t choose a rich man or woman to help Elijah. He is the God of miracle behind the miracle, glory behind the glory; nothing can stop the living God, for his plan and porpuses are greater. He chooses the weakest; he chooses the unwanted; he chooses those who starve to death; he chooses the outcasted ones- they are the real deal for God, those who don’t have anything to offer Him.


"Everything will be fine," Elijah said.


How can it be? Runaway from home, the King and others are looking for him and thirsty for the water at the foreign town asking a widow to give him a cup of water.
This is the same question we might ask God. We see ourselves in the struggles – not ending, the finance problem, the family issue, the health struggle, all are coming towards fast, without delay, and we are reaching to the point of “really God? Where are you?” All those obstacles seem real and legitimate, but God is greater than any difficulties we may face today and tomorrow. Elijah had confidence in this because he believed his living God was a provider, unknown future? Maybe. Known God? Definitely.

Elijah had security in his heart that the living God would look after him; it does not matter where we would be or what situation we are stuck in; he is there- ready to provide.


With a handful of flour and a little bit of olive oil- a miracle will be there; the widow and her son never ran out of it. Do our flour and oil need a miracle? Do we need a talent? never.
We are chosen already- our job is to be in the miracle, available as a sun in the sky.

“You are God’s prophet!” the woman replied. “Now I know that you really do speak for the Lord.” ( 1 Kings 17: 24 )

What are we waiting for God to do for us? I am waiting for something; everyone has a waiting list of things that He only can provide. Offer them to God – let him do the miracle for you- you just be in it.

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Dariush Youkhaneh

When you hear the voice, Would you answer it?

The still small voice is within you shouting to change things, even take the next small decision of your life. Would you hear that voice? Or the million voices out there, taking the authentic voice right away from you. We all have fake voices in our life, which are not from “the still small voice “, they steal our identity, they steal our time, they steal our braveness and boldness. We need that kind of confidence that everyone boasts for it.

That is where Jesus calls: "Here I am! I stand at the door and knock."

Where would we be without Jesus? How can I know the true voice of the Holy Spirit within me? The secret is opening the door to Jesus. 

Perhaps, The best decision we can make is, back to the first love of God. As a young person in the 21 century, I need to live a life that honours God, who I am, and my plan on earth as a lover of God. 

People have their plan, ambition and love; We receive all those from above-directly from Father’s hands.

Two things I am trying to learn: How to love God? And How to love his people? Both are hard to accomplish but possible! and Three things I need to gain more, Who God is? Who am I ? and What is eternity? 

I guess – All, we can learn and grow by listing to the Holy Spirit. He teaches us about the Father’s plan; I am still a baby- learning how to walk, how to eat – but by his grace and Jesus’ blood, we can get closer to Him.

Where the still small voice led you? How did he heal you? What did he teach you?

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Dariush Youkhaneh

This blog is the place of rest, come and have a read and rest

Well, When I opened up this blog several years ago, my intention was( and is) to inspire individuals. I wanted to write; when you read my post, you feel rest; you receive a breezing breath in the world of a political, social, rational and broken world. If you have been following me a long time enough, I hope my writings have been a blessing to you till now. New generation people need confirmation, need acceptance, love innovation, unique and marvelous things; I get that; I totally understand that how do you feel when you Facebook/Insta/ and other social networking platforms are down. But, they are not here to define who we are. I don’t need to remind us, but I urge you, my dear; We are made in God’s image. This world wants us to be furies, spiteful and in a rush for everything. Our call is to rest and grow in the Spirit. So, you are one of the brave ones.

This blog is the place of rest. Let it be.

Have a rest with me here. get your tea/coffee or if you love ice cream, get it and enjoy it.
Sweet spring is here in Australia. And, I am awe of these days as I see the lockdowns are melting away soon, I mean very soon. The smell of the flowers is in the air when we truly love each other and let forgiveness be our friend. Our streets are quiet as usual, and you can see the mask on the faces of people. Sometimes, I doubt if they can smell the spring or that it will somehow stop the season’s allergy. I smile, either under the mask or unmask. Because I know that is the unseen medicine of every heart. ehh- you say; good boy! whatever..!
God! Thank you to whoever reading this post now! They are truly my friend. Amen. That is my prayer for you, and I am so happy you are here. If you are new to my blog- don’t worry; we can be good friends. Just come and give me a couple of likes as the sign of reading and your presence as I pray for you. Not a worry at all, if you don’t like and comment, I still love you. I’m not here for likes and comments. But they are the bonus; of course, our rewards are stored in heaven. I wanted to be a speaker, thinking about it – but that won’t be my option. I may be a voice, hmmm-an an invisible voice that can be echoed across the nations one day. ooof- Why am I tiring with these non-sense words? I feel sleepy; the time is 11:25 pm- I guess it is getting late. Let me finish with this quote of life:
“Everything you can imagine is real.”
― Pablo Picasso

We don’t mean do the life alone, invite your friends here.

Love you guys

Your friend
Dariush Youkhaneh

A Prayer for the World

A prayer for the world-to the King , Most High.

By all means, this is a prayer for your world. 

Father, you have created a perfect world. Lord, we messed up and gone on our ways. We did not listen to you. We did not follow you; we followed the philosophy of your people; instead of you, we let people take the free will from your land and bound us with the earthly things. I am here to pray for myself first, Lord, because I am your world; that is why you died on the cross.” God loved the world;” God loved me – a sinner that I can be free of all this chaos. Do you listen to the news, Father? Do you have a TV in heaven? Father, do you watch soccer? We use kindle to read the Bible these days; the people you created found a way to travel the space, to the moon. The gap between rich and poor getting wider and wider, the percentage of hunger’s people are as many as 811 million. Father, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. As you will rest in heaven, please have your peace among us, peace for the countries currently at war, peace for our nation, peace for our cities, peace for our streets. Lord, we did wrong, but you haven’t given upon us. You don’t want our praise; you don’t want our gifts and abilities; all you want is us. We turn to you, where our restless hearts can have joy, where our minds can sleep like a baby. Let people know how much you love them. Power? You got it all. Money? You got all the wealth. Wisdom? You are the source of it.

You are the Spirit; we are the flesh. We come and go, but you stay forever; we pray for the world and the world around us.

Teach us how to love you? Teach us to be just to people and do the right according to your will. We are here at the station of prayer. Let this be a bridge and reach to your ears. The global issue is on us- rescue us from our intelligence. We need your knowledge; our brain is limited – but your is – oh God, eternal and unlimited source of everything. We are in urgent need of you, it is the same urgent gathering of the upper room of your disciples that day. And your Church, evolving in the story, don’t let them make it like the world; it is better to be like YOU, Yahwah, my God my Lord. Thank you, Holy Spirit. Remember the women, the children, and the aged people, who will shelter the weak without you? Your protection is most needed. 

The world needs you. Be an umbrella of hope for many who put their trust in you.

Father, Let me do my part of help to my brother, my sister, an unknown and guest person, a broken who needs healing. Soften my heart for a reason of living for others. Let me plant kindness and forgiveness in my farm’s land. Where is my farm’s land? It is where I live. I know Father, you read this letter of my heart; if not, someone will hand you this, where I rejoice that time, because the King, Most High heard me. 

This prayer is not only my cry but my friends, my neighbour, my city and the nations. In your Son Jesus Name. Amen.

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Dariush Youkhaneh 

Three things we need to hold firm till the end 

We all have something to hold on to; something can help us in our time of need. Being in control of our lives is in our human nature, but most of us forget about the victory part of our lives, including the failing segment, making the victorious wheel. But we don’t lose hope; we get up and start again with all the burden of the world. As the Bible says, ” And we are God’s house if we keep our courage and remain confident in our hope in Christ.” Hebrews 3:6b.

The three below are we need to hold them firm till the end. They are a vital part of our lives, and we need constantly remind them in our daily walk with Jesus. Let at least try and practice them.

1- Bold Confidence 

This might be defined as ‘complete trust and assurance. “ If you have confidence in someone, you feel that you can trust them, and you feel sure about your abilities, qualities, or ideas.”- Dictionary.com defined. Our bold confidence in Christ is more than any definition in any dictionary; It is heavenly confidence that can take you in a place of total security. But, this does not mean out of space; it is here in our hearts where Christ lives forever. 

2-The rejoicing of the Hope in Christ

Saint Paul said, “rejoice in the Lord always,” King David said, “rejoice.” Rejoicing is the choice, a choice that willingly comes from a glad heart. Jesus saved us from our sinful world; He died on the cross and rose from the grave. Now, we don’t need to sacrifice animals to wash our sins. And all our mistakes and disobedience has been washed in the Blood of the Lamb. These are some of the reasons we can rejoice in the Lord. Merely our rejoicing is in His presence, and perhaps our main gladness is in Jesus himself.

3-Trust

” If you trust someone, you believe that they are honest and sincere and will not deliberately do anything to harm you.” Dictionary.com defines. I am not here to preach about trust; I am 100% sure you heard lots of the time about how crucial it is to trust Jesus. Typically, we trust those near us, right? Like our parents, our brothers, our sisters… If we know how to trust humans, then we should learn to trust God. There are heaps of verses in the Bible to encourage us to trust in the Lord. You are blessed when you trust him; let us remember our feelings comes and goes, but keep trusting God is such a delight treatment to our souls. ” Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. ” Proverbs 3:5.

So, All three above gives you peace, and they are the branches of other noble, just and right things. Prepare your heart, mind and body for it—the above list required closeness to the Lord. Make time. Make it happen, and all will be as natural and not hard to do them.

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Dariush Youkhaneh

Friend, have you been blessed today? Can you share this with someone? Can you reblog this post? You are loved, And I am glad you are here.

Inspirational walking, Rest in the shade of the trees

My today’s walk was indeed a charming and a quick good treat to my soul. When I saw the trees and greens around, the sense of love increased in me. I was impressed with the look of it as someone painted 🎨 for a specific time and hour. Look at the below photo gently, what do you see?

A gentle look makes peace into our hearts. This looks a paint, but it is not, it is a man walking with a camera and capturing the moment.

It gives you courage and it makes your eyes green. I love the way sub-branches are fallen into each other, a wonder of beauty. I have been energised again 🌻.

It is not done here, walk with me, let me show you around, I pray as I walk, and sometimes I don’t 😐 and I will be lost in the frame of beauty, the beauty of Spring. I guess, you know what I am talking about, it is like daydreaming. I just stopped for a moment and looked to the below :

I was daydreaming, the wind of spring took me to the top of the tree, I guess, that is me in the middle of the screen, looking right and left all greens.

When we walk through them, it will wash all our ugliness off in a second. No place for anything else, except ‘the style of nature ‘ peek. Innocently look will put us on the right path. The journey is long but that frame of love is there to inspire us. Dear, walk with me, let’s be saturated at the moment :

Dear Walk

Rest in the shade of this tree while water is brought to wash your feet.
Genesis 18:4 NLT

Tell me how did you spend your weekend?

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Dariush Youkhaneh

Smile better than smiling face with smiling eyes emoji 😊Life is better when you smile

We are heading for the long weekend in Sydney. It is Labour day on Monday. Thanks for this day off; after a heavy rainfall yesterday, the sun is out and shining every corner today.

Have you tried having a smiling face with smiling eyes? That’ fun. try now😊

I mean, it is so much better if you smile; your laugh brings such joy to your own heart and the people around you. There is so much bitterness and opposites out there that wants to stop you from your beauty. The lie of the enemy shall not hinder you, shall not limit you. You are born to rejoice. Yeah, if you travel once to Sydney, you know what a beautiful city is. I love Spring and Summer, but don’t get me wrong, all seasons are lovely in their lense. I wish I had glasses to wear and keep this beauty on my eyes and heart forever, don’t you want to? 

You can smile; just give it a try. You don’t lose anything, but you gain.

You know, we have passed three months in lockdown. I was thinking about this, we are in lockdown, but the birds are free, we are in lockdown, but the season is changing, we are in lockdown, but the world evolving so much. But one thing has never changed, at least in my life, I don’t know about you, which is we need our Creator; we need Him in our physical life and our spiritual life. His un-ending love covers are every aspect of life. Why am I ended with God always? Because he is our fountain of life. As I am typing this for you on my laptop’s keyboard, I pray in my heart that you know God of all seasons, keep the smile of heaven on your lips regardless of your situation. I am sure where you are now, whichever season you are in, you can see the beauty with your own eyes. Life is better when you smile😊- better than smiling face with smiling eyes emoji. 

Write somewhere I have decided to smile from now. It doesn’t give me a good feeling only but confidence and assurance. 

Can you repeat this after me: I smile, I love, I pray, I arise, I go because, in all of this, God is with me.

Smile always.

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Dariush Youkhaneh , 2 Oct 21

Fill your stomach with Truth and eat the word of God

” Fill your stomach with this,” he said.

And when I ate it, it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth. {Ezekiel 3 : 3]

How can we eat the word of God? No, I am not saying ‘break’ it; I am saying how to ‘ eat them’. The thought of eating the word of Truth dropped in my soul last night. Believe it or not, I was repeating Ezekiel 3 without knowing it – as a result, I searched the Bible to find the verse talks about eating the word. Here we go: 

The voice said to me, “Son of man, eat what I am giving you-eat this scroll! Then go and give its message to the people of Israel.” [Ezekiel 3:1]

We are filling our stomachs with a lot of things during our lifetime. One thing, God is asking us today to be filled with His Word and Truth. Eating the Truth means eating Jesus’s body and drinking His Blood. Let no men lie to you.

He broke the bread, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” Jesus said. There is eternal life offered to us with eating Jesus and drinking his precious Blood. Let’s see how can we eat; we talked about it is crucial to have a fest of Truth. The below are some of the examples of filling our stomachs with Truth:

1- Walking with Jesus

2- Reading the Bible

3- Memorise and eat the verses daily 

3- Communion and fellowship with believers

4- Praying ( in times of need and not time of need/ all the time)

5- Talking with Jesus

6- Be with Jesus add Listen to the Holy Spirit

7- Give all our mind, heart and soul to Him 

Eating Jesus means being present actively with Him and intentionally thank him for his Truth within us. Of course, that comes with trusting that what we eat will heal us whole, and that is why drinking his Blood will wash our sinful Blood and make it pure as it goes through our veins. Our cells enjoy it, our mind appreciates it, our hearts are glad in it, and our soul is dancing with it. ” Son of man, eat what I am giving you- eat this scroll!!” Some thinking, this is a magic food, some others thinking is unreal. And they fill their stomachs with other junk stuff of this world. We had enough to be filled with the lies of enemies—enough travelling in the desert without water. We read and listen to the word of Truth now. We eat them and enjoy having everlasting life with Jesus. Carrying the Truth is our goal; this is our purpose. I mark today as a new generation’s army to fill my whole with the Truth of Christ, my saviour.

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Dariush Youkhaneh 

Love is Home by George MacDonald

A poem by George MacDonald, Love is Home

Love is the part, and love is the whole;
    Love is the robe, and love is the pall;
Ruler of heart and brain and soul,
    Love is the lord and the slave of all!
I thank thee, Love, that thou lov’st me;
I thank thee more that I love thee.

Love is the rain, and love is the air,
    Love is the earth that holdeth fast;
Love is the root that is buried there,

    Love is the open flower at last!
I thank thee, Love all round about,
That the eyes of my love are looking out.

Love is the sun, and love is the sea;
   Love is the tide that comes and goes;
Flowing and flowing it comes to me;
   Ebbing and ebbing to thee it flows!
Oh my sun, and my wind, and tide!
My sea, and my shore, and all beside!


Light, oh light that art by showing;
    Wind, oh wind that liv’st by motion;
Thought, oh thought that art by knowing;
    Will, that art born in self-devotion!
Love is you, though not all of you know it;
Ye are not love, yet ye always show it!

Faithful creator, heart-longed-for father,
    Home of our heart-infolded brother,
Home to thee all thy glories gather-
    All are thy love, and there is no other!
O Love-at-rest, we loves that roam-
Home unto thee, we are coming home!

Knowing the Heart of God by George MacDonald

Your friend

Dariush Youkhaneh

Do life, have Faith

I’ve run more this year, even more than last year; the coronavirus pushed me to be active more and get out of the house to have an exercise. It is not too bad, and I broke my whole time record of running for 190km a month. If all people know the value of physical activity – they all do some to improve their life. The Bible also talks about physical activity, but a ‘ Spiritual Sport’ would also benefit. There is no such comparison here- all are needed; both keep you fresh and revive and prepare you for the days ahead, whatever you may face. 

Okay, I love that everyone knows how much exercise they need to keep them a level up. Others can guide you through measuring things worldly, but ultimately, you decide how long you could go.

We can use the measure to improve our lives and make us better, don’t be limited to it.

We can address the things in this world, believe the unseen things(in Christ), set our faith in the right path, and see how things will change if we do life and have faith.

My running journey started very slow, and I found it enjoyable to run after or before work; there is no such paltry joy but a solid-valid one. As I mentioned, two things are crucial to us: our spiritual body and the second is our physical body. We need to balance both in us, appraise our status, and see which work more. Praise and practice work hand in hand to make us strong human beings. We know that our true identity is not from this world and not the things of it. Our ‘Spiritual Sport’ helps us be ready for the unusual incident in the world we live in, undersized or oversized, we are prepared to face them; with practice and patience, we know how to tackle them. Please remember that Christ came to give us a new life in Him; as we walk toward eternity, let’s do our best to keep it that way. 

Spring is beautiful in Australia. As I run more around, I see more beauty, I see more bees, I see more birds singing a happy song, and I see the whisper of the newborn flowers with colourful style. I wish I had a camera that could record all this beauty and show you in a quick few minutes, But I will instead be present and witness this.

For now, let me enjoy this spring season with running and writing. We are heading toward the warm season soon, and I feel it.

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.[Philipians 4: 19], both your spiritual needs and physical needs.

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

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How can we ‘love God’ in the world of technology?

As a new generation person, I know one thing for sure, technology is a part of my daily life. Perhaps, I’m writing this post from a small device called a smartphone. I can access millions of information in a second. I can buy books, and I can order food with the same smart device. The majority of us got some intelligent device in our pocket, in the office or in the house.

We are a generation of technology, we like to use them, and we don’t want to be behind.

Many brave and intelligent Christians try to inject Christian manners into this technology; they are innovating a new approach. There are applications for our daily devotions, and reasonably, I am using one of them called the Bible App. We are inseparable from it, and It seems the world we live in loves it. With all the great and easy, comfortable life brings with it, that takes significant distractions – This new approach of our life wants to eat our time with a lovable favour from us, How can we love God more when there is no time apart from our technology? The Church, Ministers and other Christian institutes need to make a new practical step to tackle; being a friend of technology alone is not enough to conquer our ways to the Glory. The world needs solid Christian believers – with or without technology. Our world has enough celebrities. God knows how his gospel spread throughout the world; we don’t need to prove to God that “hey God, I have millions of followers now, if you don’t use me, you lose something”. Sorry, That is not God’s way. 

God wants to love Him, for Who He is. We can be humble and righteously use the technology; I am one of those trying to make that happen time and time again, and I know with God’s help, I can love God more than my technology. 

God saved us for such a time of this. We love technology, but we need to find a way, step aside and fist our empty hands for prayer like first-century Christians. You can’t lift your hands when they are busy. The below might be a good idea for us:

1- Download a bible app

2- Stay aside from our devices for a while 

3- Switch our mobile phone to flight mode when you do prayer

4- Stimulate first-century Christian by prayer and gathering 

5- Focus on God

Billy Graham on technology and faith’s talk by TED.com in 2008 mentioned three problems humankind is facing and no one could fix, human evils, suffering, and death. How do we change men? The Bible says the problem is within us – Which God can fix it only. He added, “The problem is not technology – the problem is the person is using it.”  

Robots, satellites, Iron man, travelling to the moon and another planet won’t fix the problem of humankind within; only God can.

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6. 

May the truth of Jesus Christ frees us from all the distractions around that we can indeed go to Him.

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Dariush Youkhaneh

Shifting our views will change us and the atmosphere

Anybody can enter God’s Kingdom; His Kingdom is not locked. There is a willingness, and there is a ‘pursue’ in heart to enter. The door may be narrow, but the place is vast and excellent when we enter and win it. This Kingdom is what Saint John said. There is no tear, no cry, no sadness, but hope and everlasting joy- A bright future of love and patience where Jesus himself is the sun.

People are looking for something to hold on; something can do or change their life. We are merely unable to change our destiny, but we can live today; we can believe and trust in God, who is unknown to many. A glimpse of new earth and heaven, showing like a star at night to us. Do we need invisible eyes to see them? Do we need to fly to have an overall perspective of things around us? Both- eyes and wings are given to us by Him- who created us. I wonder, how many of us using those eyes and wings? I am in awe of ‘shifting our views’ and how it will change our atmosphere. When your whole being shift for good- you are a good character who accepts the change, you are willing to grab the kingdom character, which not so many enthusiastic about.

If you only move the frame of your view, imagine what a great perspective it would be.

You are a carrier of peace within you, and you are a ‘shifter.’ In natural speaking, you know how to change the atmosphere and win the soul. Jesus was a ‘shifter’- He shifted people’s views and pointed them out to heaven’s kingdom. Here is a thing for you: How many people’s views are you ‘shifting’ for Jesus? You ‘shift’- you move, you love and endure. There are many ‘shifters’ in the Bible like Paul, John, Peter, Moses, Esther… And You and me. We are ‘shifters.’ Then, at what cost, we are ready to turn and see the picture of our faith in the way of love and respect, without judging and complaint. God created us for the greater good, to run and win the trophies together as a community. I was thinking about this: If I can not change my worldview or love the unlovable, how can I grow in my faith and character. I learnt that even forgiving might be hard as hell, but let it go in the safe arm of Jesus- where I can rest peacefully. Shifting our view is like a change our prayers way; it is like ” God, I received my answer, thanks for showing me the way” rather than ” God, why you haven’t answered me yet?”. Don’t get me wrong, waiting upon God is fantastic, but we need to broaden our views, held our heads up, like soldiers, stand firm and strong in the middle of the battle.
What things can you do to shift your views?

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Dariush Youkhaneh

Friends, Have you read my latest ebook called” Hope in Corona Time.”? There are heaps of encouragement and shifting view ideas right there. Go to the “my books” section of this blog and find out more.

Search me , O God

There is one thing I am asking God today: S E A R C H ME

Declare the below prayer over your situation, He is with you, wherever you are. You are loved.

Oh God, I need your presence, fill me with your loving love, that I can sing a new song, pure my mouth that I can praise you with a shout of joy. No Lord, I don’t wish you to search me – I want you to search me, cleanse me, fire me with your love. I am not listening to the enemy, I’m here to pour out my heart, on my knees, I look to you God, to YOU. Have you forgotten your loved ones? No Lord, I repeat your promises in my life again and again- this is enough. Your promises holding me Lord, your care look after me, It’s okay I may be in trouble, I am walking through it with your hands. I am changed because of you, not because of the time, not because of the others – it is all because of You Lord, Yahweh. Thank You. You picked me out of trouble, and I am on a hill of light, with you. I praise you. Search me…

Your friend

Dariush Youkhaneh

Just Checking in

I wanted to see how everything is going..

Hi dear friends, This post is all about you! I am just checking in with you – How are you? How is your life?
I look to comments and see how you are doing?
Do you need prayer?
Do you have a pet at home?
How is life with kids?
How is your new married life?How is your single life?
If you are in lockdown, how you are coping?

Ask any question.

I can’t wait to see your comments, say Hi, say something, I hear you… love to chat with you….

Your Friend Dariush

Spiritual EXCITEMENT

Spiritual excitement is a heart of a believer. Every time we make a decision in our life, we go to him, asking for a sign, asking for help, asking for guidance. We go with excitement and joy that God of all universe have heard us; it is true; indeed, He hears and cares. My question for us would be this, are we pouring our hearts when we speak to him? When we worship and call upon the name of Jesus. Indeed, He answers our prayers.
Are we excited when we go to prayer? Are we excited when the church time comes, and we are ready to hear the word of God from his nominated speaker? I have listened to many sermons and preaching throughout my walk in faith. I confess I didn’t go with an exciting spirit, many of them. But, I did show up as a sign of – God, “I am still here – I am not 100% present, but I know you know well.”
Let your heart rejoice with hymns of heaven. There is no need to do something for God to be accepted; he loves you like how he created you. Good deeds are great, helping someone is awesome, bringing word of encouragement are perfect in place but are we thirsty for Jesus? Are we excited to be in his presence?

I’ll leave it to us to discover his beauty by prayer and songs. And give us a new spiritual excitement in him.

Written by
Dariush Youkhaneh

Christ is all that matters

He lives in us. He lives in all of us. It is the true meaning of living – means not the things of the world means not be black or white, means not to be grown on in a specific type of family. You can be famous and be the wealthiest person on earth still not let Christ lives in you. The journey of life may take you to places you may not like. Let’s think about what is the matter in our life? Paul says, ” Christ is all that matters “. If Christ is my whole life and He alone lives in me, then other things are in second.

We don’t need to put those agendas in life that do not fit in the kingdom of God. I know they may seem necessary; they indeed look significant, but pause a minute and think – is this worth it? Is it matter?

Please put on your new nature and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.

Colossians 3:10 NLT

The matter is to know Jesus.

The matter is to know our Creator and become like him.

The matter is left the old things and wear the new nature.

Most of us are still on the old nature; we do not want to change. Because humankind does not like change, we are afraid of new and unknown things. Like a child afraid of walking for the very first time, like a person learning how to swim in the deep water – We, as his creation, need to learn how to trust Him. 

What is the cost to become like Him? How can we learn to know him? 

It all depends on us, and Christ is there, Christ willing to give His all that we can know Him better, as He did it once on the cross for all that we can live in Him.

I want to put the new nature, and I want to be renewed, my mind, life, and whole being. My friend, I am here to say, Let Christ lives in you, I know all of us living in a brutal world; there are so many challenges. The matter is not how difficult is our world; the matter is where Christ lives in our world. 

Christ is all the matters.

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Dariush Youkhaneh

Seven Victories we have in Christ, The Heavens REJOICING with us

Seven victories we have in Christ – The Heavens rejoicing with us.

We are victorious in Christ; We won the crown of life because of Him. The bread of life gives new hope to our broken world. Most of us want to win; I mean, who doesn’t want to win? Everyone targeting the gold medal in an Olympic game – are we targeting gold in our spiritual race? In a life full of competition – and challenges- Jesus saying ” You are mine, and forever belongs to me “. 

Some of the challenges we are facing in life:

Challange of health 

Challenge of financial 

Challange of spiritual 

Challange of faith

Challange of marriage 

Challange of family 

Challange of study

Challange of work

You name any challenges, diseases, or anything that brings us down – do not worry – Jesus has already given us Victory. We may face those challenges as humans – indeed, we need to face them, not escape them! So write down your challenges on a paper- write all of them. They may not be those I mentioned above- note whatever you are experiencing and keeps you slow to move. Lay it down the paper inside your Bible. Start to declare the seven below Victory over each challenge. 

Jesus said:” Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.” [ Revelation 1: 17 ]

1- The Victory of to eat from the tree of life, which is the paradise of God

To eat a tree which is life, A forever life? That would be a dream come true. This Victory is mine because of Jesus- if I obey and stay endured till the end. I repent and do the things I did at first, to love God with whole my heart. This Victory is the paradise of God, as John described in his writings in the book of revelations. 

2- The Victory of a new name, a white stone and the hidden manna 

There are three victories in this one for you. 

I am going to have a new name. I am going to receive a white stone. I am receiving the hidden manna. It does not matter what the challenge is; God gave me a new name. The old broken of me will be out, and the new of me will be born. A white stone means you are forgiven, and the blood of Jesus wipes your sins. The hidden manna – Jesus himself will be yours. And nothing compares when Jesus is yours, your sins are wiped with a new name given to you- what else do you want? 

But this is not stopping here- you got more victories ahead.

3- The Victory of the morning star

Bright and light – Like Jesus himself- as you reign with Jesus – He gives you authority as Jesus received from the Father. Your Victory continues to flourish if you do his will to the end. This time the morning star is yours. The son of God – gave Himself as the morning star without a doubt. When you have this Victory – you can have joy in you that there is no challenge of today or tomorrow will stand. Instead, you won the race and the life; you are the morning star- nothing like our broken language can define this. Write off one challenge and write it down this: “I am the morning star- belongs to Jesus.”

4- The Victory of dressing in white, name on the book of life

You are a bride – dressed in white- clean and beautiful, fresh for a new life with him. You will walk with the heavenly groom – Jesus, the lamb of God. What an honour – what a privilege! What a tremendous victory we have in him? Wow- we are the bride of Jesus. Oooof, our name is written in the book of life. I am not sure – if this does not bring you joy, what else would?

5- The Victory of a pillar in the temple of God

You are a pillar in the temple of the living God. You are his only one. Keep the house of the Lord firm because he trusts you. Tell to the challenge: ” I am the pillar of my most high God.” You are planted firmly in the house of the Lord for His purposes. Noting can move you around, not the memory of the past and not the event of today or tomorrow. 

6-The Victory of reigning with Jesus 

As we continue to seek and obey the Lord till the end, Jesus has given us a victory to sit with him on his throne. There is a space for you. There is a throne for you. There is a reigning with Jesus waiting for you. No need to struggle – we are the heir of Jesus. This short time on earth prepares me to reign with Him- have this joy in your heart. I’ve got my Victory in Him.

7-The Victory of receiving the crown of life/ saved by His Grace

The crown life is not easy to have- or by definition, buying it cheap from somewhere! The heavenly Father gave this crown to His people. In an Olympic game, athletes bring their best to win the Gold medal. I saw they were crying when they won the Gold medal- many years of practice and discipline got them there to show the world – now they are the best. How much we need to be glad – when we won the crown of life in heaven! You do your best- you do prayer, you do whatever you can to win it. Put it in perspective – see things by faith, no sight. Love yours and the people around you, be kind to yours and anyone you are facing in your life. See good things in others and let your word and action be as clear as day.

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The journey seems challenging and complicated – we have a life on earth to do. By knowing that you are a winner, still, you are waiting to receive the trophy. 

The attribute of a winner is listed below:

1- Be strong in the face of challenges

2- Have endurance in the face of the unknown

3- Keep on believing in the broken world

4- Let Faith arises in you

5- Be full of hope

6- Let kindness overflows from you

7- Pray continually as your peace shining to others, inside out

8- Be Holy and seek God’s face every single day

9- Be committed and consistence 

10- The Victories is yours

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

The Holy Bible, Book of Revelation, from apostle John

Pray for Afghanistan and Haiti

Pray for Afghanistan and Haiti.

We called to pray for anybody on earth, known and unknown, friend and enemy, pressed and persecuted, cities and countries!

We are heartbroken by the news of Afghanistan. And our hearts go for those who died in natural causes in Haiti. Would you keep the chain of prayer with me to have faith and pray for these two countries?
I am particularly urging my fellow blogger and followers to pray for the people in Afghanistan and Haiti.

For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: The expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.”
Psalm 9:18 KJV

I know and believe in my heart God of heaven and earth – the most high God will hear us – as we call upon him.

Pray for Haiti
Pray for Afghanistan

Would you add this to your private prayer?

Father God – Thank you for your holiness, Thanks that you always hear us. We praise you for who you are – we are all grateful for your presence. Lord, We need you more than before- we need your hands; we pray for people in Afghanistan, particularly Christians whose lives are in danger. We pray for people in Haiti who lost their loved ones and need your comfort, Lord. We pray for protection; we pray for wisdom; we pray for peace. Lord, no one is like you. You are a good father that we can trust. Let your love be known. I praise you and give you all glory. Amen.

Dariush Youkhaneh

These Photos are good for your Soul , Nature photos

I had a small opportunity to get out of home and capture some eye-catching photos, of course within Government health order. You feel heaven on earth – you see beauty beyond beauty! When you walk through trees and greens – your soul refreshes – your mind unwinds from this world and takes you to the peaceful planet. Are you agree with me? What was a feeling you have when you walk in nature?
Here are some photos to inspire us all – for a great future – a hope which never vanishes …

Walk with me and see the beautiful nature
The way toward beauty – two things – imagine and dream
God’s thoughts are higher than our thoughts! Imagine!
Take a deep breathe – You are in green planet – lose yourself into beauty
Peace overflows from you- when you pause and look- keep dreaming
Heaven is in front of you- don’t go far touch the sky and smell the spring
Your red beauty swimming as your heart rejoicing
Green and white is the colour of your nature – walk and enjoy
Perhaps your joy doubles as you smile inside out

Which one is your favourite one? I hope you are inspired and energised like me.

Brought to you by

Dariush Youkhaneh

All photos are taken by Samsung s10+ .

How can you be in the world of chaos? Can you be like Jesus? Can you be in Peace? Can you be in Love?

It was two years ago – we’ve been free of restriction—the world with no wild Covid-19 virus was at least freedom. We could go to Church, and We could go to our schools and workplaces. We could go to restaurants. Now, we almost forget about how and when was the last time we gather as a community! 

Let’s turn off those voices and see what and how can we be like in the chaotic world?

If Jesus was here now- what he would do? Was he able to move around the city by city and preach the gospel of the kingdom of God? 

How can be in this world of unbelief? Everyone looking for their benefit. A country is taking over and goes in a completely wrong direction. The distance is getting more and more between families. How can one be the agent of peace in the world of chaos? 

Being Jesus on earth:

The very step of every human is to be like Jesus. Being like Jesus means to obey what he commands. There is no religious mask over a like-Jesus person. There is no double-minded here and there. They are not perfect but trying to be like Jesus. They are quick confessers and know others win the race is essential, and in the meantime, they keep their race in the eyes of Jesus. They know nothing can satisfy their thirsty souls but Jesus himself. They are living water that flows on drylands on earth. Everyone enjoys their company. They give Love and no expectation to return. They are kind and intelligent – stay alert to destroy the scheme of the enemies. Do you want to be like Jesus on earth?

Jesus said: ” Remain in me as I remain in you.” [John 15:4 ]

Being in Peace with:

If you are in Jesus – then you are the source of peace. You are the agent of peace; everyone wants to know what is the secret of your heart. They watch you secretly and learn from you- the way you speak attracts people and gives the audience wisdom and peace. You are in the centre of God’s will; it seems you are in the right place with the right people at the right time. You are content with your soul. You don’t look for answers; you are the answer! Because Jesus himself is in you. Peace beyond human understanding is in and with you. The only things that come and go into your heart are Light, Love, and Peace. So, you are at peace with everyone everywhere and yourself! 

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.” [Colossians 3:15]

Being in Love with:

Love is not the four letters anymore. It is Love in the act. It is not a private love, but it is public – for everyone. It is for the family, friends, neighbour and nation and any race and tribe. Love does not know the colour! The only thing Love knows – it is softening and changing the hearts! If you are in Love with God – indeed in the right way through Jesus and peace is in you. Love keeps things in peace and changes destiny for the better. Love hold marriages stronger and turn a troubled teen into a loving child for the parents; Love does not know the borders. There is no limitation. 

” Love must be sincere.” [ Romans 12: 9 ]

What is your solution ? What quality can you offer to our broken world?

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

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Stop Weeping! Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the heir to David’s throne, has won the victory

There was a scroll. A kind of scroll no one was able to open- except the One who died for us. A strong Angel shouted if anyone there was able to break the seals. But, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the heir to David’s throne, was there – ready to open the scroll. 

 John’s fascinating dream – on an island of Patmos share a mystery of the future events. A plan with reality captures our attention – in chapter 5 of the book of Revelation, we see the Lamb opens the scroll. 

If you read the whole chapter 5 – and read it carefully again and pray read with a loud voice – you will see more things in it.

John saw, A strong Angel, A Lamb, four living beings and the twenty-four elders, and He heard the voices of millions of Angels around the throne.

Stop weeping, start looking and begin dreaming the Lamb of God has ransomed us for God. He is worthy to open the scroll, The Lamb of God who slaughtered. 

Spirit of Power

Spirit of Riches

Spirit of Wisdom

Spirit of Strength

Spirit of Honour 

Spirit of Glory

Spirit of Blessings 

The Lamb of God

…overcome the world. 

When the Lamb of God can open the scroll, He can rescue us. He is inviting us to his presence. Although, we can bring our humanness and wrongdoing to his feet where the forgiveness is there. The true spirit of Strength, the Holy Spirit, will enable us in our weaknesses. Are we ready to be riched in his presence! Can we handle his Wisdom and understanding? The Lamb of God Honour, Glory and Blessings. 

” And the four living beings said, ” Amen!” And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshipped the Lamb” Revelation 5:14

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Dariush Youkhaneh

Revelation 5

Be Kind to your heart, Immerse into love and sing a new song

I love to walk on the grass; it feels great! I am sure you do it too! Especially when we are in lockdown and have a chance to get out in the sunshine, have a cap and sunglasses, and walk on the grass once a day. I am in awe of nature. Sometimes, I keep quiet to hear the soft sound of the breeze. When the leaves are dancing is the moment of joy in my heart. 

I walk through and through – immersed into love.

Can you imagine a blue sky? with no clouds! Right above – Sun loves you with his light. Light is good. It takes away all the doubts; I keep daydreaming. I hold the beauty out there- that warms my heart to the bone. 

You can see the beauty when you open the window of the side of the garden! Think about heaven – Lookup, sing a new song.

How sweet is the sound of the birds! When you know, they are free – not in the cage. 

And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” Genesis 1:20 

I always think about this- God said, “let the birds fly above”. They are free and fly. They’re not worried about anything because they are in Father’s care. Aren’t we in Father’s care? We no need more THINGS! The things will come and go! We need to be Free! And able to fly ( be in peace). We need wings- the strong ones. 

“Don’t lose heart! You have a Father who can fly faster than you can fall” – Jentezen Franklin 

The great days are ahead- Keep your head held high! We are in the safe arms- keep opened your window, see the beautiful side of the garden. Have a walk on the grass – kiss the sky and be kind to your heart.

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

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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