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 ūüé® 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 ūüĆĽ.

It is not done here, walk with me, let me show you around, I pray as I walk, and sometimes I don’t ūüėź 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?

Written by

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

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

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 РHave Hope

Day 2 – Be an example

Day 3 РMY HEART IS HAPPY

Day 4 РYOUR DOUBT = CONVICTION

Day 5 РI LOVE YOU

Day 6 РGOD IS OUR PROTECTION

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

Day 8 РTHE COUNTRY OF MOAB

Day 9 РTHE COUNTRY OF MOAB / PART 2

Day 10 РGREETINGS FROM PAUL

Day 11 РCALL TO THE LORD, HEART PRAYER

Day 12 РYOU ARE AWESOME

Day 13 РTO 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

Dear friend, blessings to you- If this prayer blessed your heart- why not sharing to your loved one?

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

Friend, Thanks; I am truly blessed you are here. Let your kind comment warm my heart again. I pray our Lord to bless you, dear.

Day 8 – The Country of Moab

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

God is with you; even you are Naomi today. 

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

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Day 6 / 14 – God is our Protection

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contemplate God’s strength on your life. 

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

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

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

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

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Day 3- My heart is Happy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

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

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

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Day two – Rest

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

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

Day two – Rest / hh-high.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

Friend, I hope Day two of 14-day immersing in God’s word blessed you. If this post blessed you, share it with someone today, leave a comment; I’ll be pleased with your word of encouragement. Be with me for 12 more days.

Remeber, God is alwasy with you.

14-day immersing in God’s Word

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Your Friend

Dariush Youkhaneh

I will be with You

God is always with you.

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

ūüĎČWhen God is with you there are three areas to remind yourselves

ūüôĆAnd God is not limited to a location.

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

ūüôĆGod is not limited in time.

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

ūüôĆGod is not shorthanded

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

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

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

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

Written by your Friend, Dariush Youkhaneh

Restore to me the Joy of Your salvation

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

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

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

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

O Jesus, Son of God. 

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

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

Read Psalms 51

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

A private note on a verse

If we are faithless !!! Means it is possible for us to be away of Faith sometimes or for some more. But , He is full of Faith and He is Faithful. This encourages me truly , this lift my broken bone and heals my faithless face. This changes my world forever. He can not disown himself.

He wipes all my tears on the day of faithless face. When I don’t have believe in myself. He cares and add a little bit more to my faith. And He says oh ” my little child. I am Who I am .” This affirmation , increaes my little faith and it will blossom a new identity in me. When the world is in fight and fire. I close my eyes and pray out loud and asking God give me strength to see the change..

All God is asking me : to be faithful.

To Him.

To myself.

To people I love and I don’t.

To known and unknown.

And leave the rest onto his hands.

Can you change me God ? Can you return me to your first love ? To be faithful to you more. Because You are Faithful forever.

Your Son

Dariush

A Prayer for the week ahead..and after

God , I am young and needy of you. If I fall please lift me up. And let me walk in your presence. Let your love be known to me and wipe all my darkness within me. Let it be a week of victory.

God , I am unwise and inexperience. If I make a decision please shape it and make it yours. Let your knowledge be a life-lesson to my heart. Let it be a week of greatness.

A prayer for the week ahead.. ! And after

God, I am empty without you. Fill me with your love. Let your kindness soften me. Let it be a week of life changing moments.

God , I am blind and short-sighted human. Heal my blindness and let me see the distance. Let your miracles come and be a week of miraclous.

God, I am only a human from dust. Let your divinity come that I will assure I am made like your image. Let your holiness come and be a week of holy.

God , I am only in one place at one time. But you are a space traveller. You are everywhere. Let me know that you know everything and you are everywhere, Let be week of Y-O-U.

God , I need you. Not only for this week ahead but for the week after, after after… and everyday of my life. Let it be yours and only yours.

Much Love

Dariusu Youkhaneh

Tuesday Devotion 14 April 2020 / Hold on

Dear beloved friends and followers . Thank you for being with us for 21 days devotions. I am truly blessed to have you here. I am so thankful i was able to share the goodness of our Father and encourage us all. The main theme of my devotions were to hold on.

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Hold on and don’t let go of Jesus in your life. In the rain , In the storm and in any situation hold on to his great presence. Everything will fade way , only the true love of God will be alive in you.

Hold on , if it means to wait for a year . Hold on, if it means to wait for years and years. Keep warm your innermost being with his loving arms. As David says “Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.” (Psalms 27 : 14 ).¬†

Take a deep breath..

Wait for the Lord..

Be strong..

Take Heart..

and wait for the Lord..

We meant to do this before , We are meant to do this now, We will do this for tomorrow.¬† Do not listen to enemies’ lies. Do not listen what other people will think. HOLD ON THE TRUTH of JESUS. To His promises , To His Glory , To Whom is LIFE.

Hold on to HOPE.  Think whatever is right whatever is true and whatever is noble and worthy of think . Refill yours with the HOLY SPIRIT. With His Power and With His Majesty.

With Praise and Prayers.

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Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

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Saturday Devotion 11 April 2020 / The Saturday of Silence

” Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” ( Matt 27 : 46 )

That was the last words of Jesus on the Cross.

There was darkness over all the land. It was a different time of the year. A time that whole humanity were waiting for to happen. Father knew that time. But it was a time of silence for Him. Saturday of Silence was so heavier than before.

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Jesus’s words echoes into heaven. I am reading the Bible and these words are echoing into my heart. But this echo, is echo of resurrection and victory over the sin. Jesus brought this to this new generation. Our 21 century , our 22 century – all centuries need Jesus and his victory.

That darkness was not  the end of line РBut the empty tomb shown lightness to all of us. Brought hope to our hopeless life. Brought life to our lifeless bodies. Brought light to our darkness nights. The Saturday of Silence.

Thank you Jesus for your life, Thank you that you died on the cross for me. Thank you for your endless forgiveness and love. I am so glad that the waiting will be over on Sunday morning / the day of your resurrection. The next day of Silence will bring new life. The old will be gone and new will come.

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

 

Friday Devotion 10 April 2020 / At the Cross

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Jesus has been Crucified on the cross. This is a day Jesus died on the cross for me and you and for the all humanity. His passion , His mission , His life saved us today for an eternal life with him. At the cross , we see a victory , A good Jesus who never fails . Let us read from Mother Teresa as she called it ” Prayer of the stations of the Cross”

” Jesus lives His Passion today in the suffering, in the hungry, in the handicapped- in that child who eats a piece of bread crumb, because when that piece of bread is finished, there will be no more, and hunger will come again. There is a station of the cross. Let us be there , Lord, with that child.

Jesus lives His passion today in the thousands who die not only for a piece of bread, but for a little bit of love, of recognition. That is a station of the cross. Let us be there, Lord, with those who are dying for love.

Jesus lives His passion today in the fall of the young people who, as jesus did, fall again and again. Let us be there Lord.

Jesus lives His passion today in the homeless people in the parks , the alcoholics and the drug-addicted. Let us not be on of those who look and do not see. Instead , Lord, let us be there at that station of the cross.

  • At Prayer with Mother Teresa , Eileen Egan

 

Meditate the Cross of Jesus, His passion , His love , His life and let us be there at that station of the cross.

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

 

Saturday Devotion 4 April 2020 / A new life

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We have a new life in Him. As we are getting closer to the crucifixion , death and resurrection of Jesus Christ our saviour we realise more and more that God has given us new life , a kind of life never be perish. Let’s focus on His love toward us. He died for us that we can live with him forever. Even if this flesh of ours perish as the result of sin , our life with him will be never taken away from us. He provided a City for us, City of God. City of Glory , to the city of the living God.

So , See how much God loves us, rejoice in Him my soul. Oh my soul , He is God , the King of all. Today , I celebrate for his presence – yes I celebrate it even in presence of the pain and suffering. I look up , Sky is blue and Sun is shining now and the birds are singing and the dancers are dancing for the love of God.

I rest in Him today, relax in His loving arms.  Having a deep breath with an close eye , i lift up my hands, remembering his promises and embrace and celebrate  this new life and thanking Him for this beautiful gift. Can you thanking Him more?

 

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With Love    Dariush Youkhaneh

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Friday Devotion , 3 April 2020 / Brightness

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I am certain of this, God’s open door, would be a way of light into my world. I can confess that I am blind in most things, although I can see with the normal eyes , but my spiritual eyes need to be equipped. Yes , I need spiritual eyes to see the light of things around. My only guidance , Jesus, help me to see the things I need to see. I need Godly sight to be led in a way of Him.

As Jesus said the greatest one among you must be your servant.To be that , my servanthood character need change , need humbleness and requires brightness within me. Not empty word , I need to be bright to my self , learning to make my days bright , in that way I can shine for heaven and earth.

Then, strange things will be put aside. A brave heart must be made within me. A strong Godly peace which came from the Holy Spirit changes me inside out. To be a bright person here , in this time of history. I am His and He is mine.

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

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Thursday Devotion April 2 , 2020 / There is hope

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We have a new hope shining upon us every morning. The good news of eternal life with Christ Jesus. Even there is no way, God’s open a door. Faith to unseen things , God is on throne. We can not add or delete anything by worry. But , by having Faith we can change ours , others and things around.

The King is mighty, reigns forever. He is Holy , Hope in the Highest. He can see anything , our mistakes and miserable times are a bridge to reach him. Asking how? Believe and Act. Praise him by lips and work in faith for him in any area of society me and you are in.

Yes , still there is Hope. Darkness can not overcome the Light. Exalt the Lord our God. He has never forgotten us. Sing a new song of praise to Him.

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

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Wednesday devotion April 1 2020 / I got the Power

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As new season kicked in. I am so glad that God of all power , empowers me to be like Him. He puts me here and charged me with the Power of Holy Spirit. I can do this God’s power is within me. I can help myself and others to know the true knowledge of God. People turn to others idols , People go and search answers in other strange things. But , we have the power of Holy Spirit. We are his body. His childeren to pass the goodness of the Lord to the next.

In the fourth month of 2020 , April. Let call God. Let s pray this season God wipes all our sins by His blood. Let this April be the symbol of awareness. To be aware of our condition and how to go to fight it. God in every season is with us. As April name comes from Latin word , which means “to open”. Let us with an open heart embrace God’s greatness for us and others. Come and begin this new start and open your mouth of Thanksgiving.

In which part of our life we need to grow? I hope as Solomon says ” a faithful person will abound with blessings”. Let this be. A faithful of whom grow and open his heart of gratitude. We got the Power to be so.

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

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Monday devotion 30 March 2020 / You won’t leave us

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We are honoured to know God. God’s long long time secret has been given to us. The human wanted to know this. But we have this privilege today to be friend of Jesus. He came and died for us on the Cross that we can be with him forever. How dare are we thinking that he left us? Asking how? By your worrying , by your action of not leaving everything in His hand. We put another nail on his body.

He is our friend, He wants to carry of our unstoppable non sense world, replacing it with Grace and Mercy. He won’t leave us , injured and hurt here. Sunrise to sunrise all we need to do is seeking his face. Look up the great treasure of heaven.

He hold me close to his heart. I just want to love you more and more Father. There is nothing can separate us. His rich presence wipes all my poor weakness and satisfy this thirsty heart of mine and He assures me that He stays with me Here with all chaos around and comfort this raging mind. Thank you for keeping me close to yours.

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

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Sunday devotion 29 march 2020 / God is with us

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King David says in his book of Psalms “God is our shelter and strength, Always ready to help in times of trouble. ” He is always ready to pull us up and that is why He called Immanuel, God with us. Even if the earth shaken we will no be afraid. Even the way of our life changed, we will not be moved.

Think about that, even our physical world going to be shaken ,but He stays faithful and protect us. Because Our Father in Heaven , whom became flesh in Jesus , is Unshaken. Let not this time of trouble makes your heart fate. We do not need to fear as we believe in the Lord God. Replace fate with faith in your life.

Then , keep praising Him in this time, God is with us. There is a river that brings Joy to the children of God. The Lord Almighty is with us. The God of Jacob is our refuge. We will not be terrified may the nation does, God’s kingdom will never be shaken but this earth kingdom may. So we believe and trust a solid God.

 

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

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