1040 BC , King David born- The largest book of the bible written by him. The new testament mentioned 75 times about the Psalms of David. Also King David did not write all of the Psalms but his the most prolific writer of songs. Most modern Christian songs is revelation of his poetry to God. If you’ve never read the book of Psalms , I suggest to you set a plan to read it .
I have just given you a short introduction about David and his book Psalms. If we look at carefully to David’s life, We will learn a lot about praise, peace and pursue, He is a person to after God’s heart. He said in his book:
” It is better to trust in the Lord, than to put confidence in man” ( Psalms 118:8).
The reality is David praises his God not one time , two times , or three times. His praise and worship goes seven times a day(Psalms 119:164). In this view most of us do not raise his name even once a day. The thing is here David in his terrible time , the time of dark and cave has written his best songs to God. If he wants to start something he first praise his God and give thanks to Him.
Let us read what was the David’s prayer asking God to build a house for Him.
There in front of the whole assembly King David praised the Lord. He said, “Lord God of our ancestor Jacob, may you be praised forever and ever! You are great and powerful, glorious, splendid, and majestic. Everything in heaven and earth is yours, and you are king, supreme ruler over all. All riches and wealth come from you; you rule everything by your strength and power; and you are able to make anyone great and strong. Now, our God, we give you thanks, and we praise your glorious name
He surrenders all to him , He confessed that the Lord his God is all above all kings. Look at carefully how David with the heart of kindness praises Him:
He says :
oh Lord God
You are great …
You are King…
You are able…
Most of us we make question instead of statement ,
We do ask :
Are you great?
Are you king?
Are you able?
If we really believe that He is able, therefore we do not stop at the door of doubt. Did you surrender every corner of your life to Jesus by Praising Him? Don’t allow your trail make a track of doubt that he is not great or he is not in control. Indeed He is in involved in every detail of your life. His silence does not mean he is absent.
We can not test Him, We can not find his greatness through good / bad things happening to us. His sovereignty never changes. God is spirit , we need to praise him in spirit.
Do not allow your physical world , neglect your spiritual world!
David continues his prayer by saying :
“Yet my people and I cannot really give you anything, because everything is a gift from you, and we have only given back what is yours already.”
What a declaration! He realised that and consciously says those words. We can not really give anything to Him. God has everything. Our job is only praising Him As David did. If we have everything in our life is a gift from Him only. We bless others that what God has given us. It is not ours , It is Him .
So I urge you give your heart to Him by praise.
“Praise the Lord your God!”
We are all human and full of need and mistakes. The think is here we need ‘ to have need’, we need those crazy mistakes to build a strong relationship with God. If you are perfect do you really need a God? the question is here Yes. Because he created you, the deeper inside of you shout to join at peace in Him.
Be a man and woman of God that after His heart. Stop asking wrong question. start to praise Him.
Praise open the new doors of possibilities.
New opportunities will come in a pure praising.
Start praise Him for your small things. Run for praising Him.
Written by Dariush Youkhaneh
1 Chronicles 29:10-20 Good News Translation (GNT)
Around a few days passed to my pervious post as I was thinking what I am going to share with you guys . As I was browsing many blogs, suddenly I realised am I going to post for entertaining.
Try not to entertain but share what I receive from above. I am not here to write a few words and show my ability of writing that how good am at it( which is not). I am here to change the people’s life through my simple words. I am here to put value for each other’s life.
It is not our ability, His ability make us able.
Therefore , When you surrender what talent you have , the result is multiplied of great things. When you work hard and have consent what you have in your hand God will make it great. Are you feeling no one is appreciate about what you are doing or what you have done? Don’t you know that God do not look at the platform what show is on. He looks what is behind the sense.
But the matter is be faithful and loyal , You are talented . Now you are able in Him(Philippian 4 : 13) and can do anything through Him. Your ability is not what your friends and family and others says. As I said it is HIM.
“I know hurt is too much, I know what you’ve been through , I know and I’ve been there for you but you did not call me Jesus says.” You are human, this is part of your life. When the sin entered into the world , no one has perfect stage of peace.
You are valued. You are who God made in His Image! What does that mean? It means make a big dream. Even you can not reach it. Does not matter how far you go to catch but your intention to get it make you more satisfy at the end. Stop or Run. Both are in the life of Humans.
You are loved. Yes , May you heard a lot! But I meant it. You are loved. Means you are a lovely gift from above. Does not matter if you are unlovable in the eyes of the world. Remember what our God said. He said this world will not love you. Take heart you are so so much precious then think you are.
You are gifted. This is not my word. “But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. ” ( Ephesians 4 : 7 ).
You are , who you are. Created by Him. No body can be YOU. Your mood or feelings neither of them separate you from the love of God.
“Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not.” – C.S Lewis
Believe or Not!You are beautiful- You are such an angel which God even put you in higher then the position of them. You are found by the light- the prince of peace. You are born again in his heart. I am so glad to tell you. Believe it! you are so special. A rainbow that stay forever.
Keep faith you are the Best-
Written by Dariush Youkhaneh
God want to make you like a boneless fish. -Dariush Youkhaneh
When you build your life on a foundation of your authentic truth ~ you are fulfilled with joy and enduring peace, you feel you, the person you are meant to be. Angie Karan
When you born again you are stepped into greatness and it means you are in zone of Miracles. Dariush Youkhaneh
What a day!! Glory! I hope each one of you (as one of my pastor said) : Living in dream! I hope your eyes are fixed in Him, and do not allow others influence their wrong idea in you. But meditate on word of God. Pray God will change you everyday. Fast a few days. Work out on your Salvation . Do what is good!
We need to have a great relationship with God. John says in 4 : 24 God is spirit, We must worship him in spirit and in truth. According to his will having a great intimacy with God we are going to hear from Him and not only that we will be led by Him. There is so much to know about him.
Your life should look different from those people have not known God. We are not weird Christians , we are light. Keep your heart towards Him. Pray and fast . God is looking to you. His blessings is upon on you. God’s heart is beating for you ; speak to him. One of the God character is faithfulness.
God loves how you live and his is very interested in you. He does not look to your face and saying : ahhh I did not make your eyes well!!! No. “He says you are my child and you are free ” . You are loved. God wants to know you more. Your relationship with God shake all the impure things in your life as you know him better everyday.
Then, when you know him all things are possible. Think bigger but planted. We are living a meaningful life with our creator. We are saved.
Today God will is to bless you and show you the way. Are you willing to take step.
1 Peter 5 : 3
…but be examples to the flock.
Written By Dariush Youkhaneh
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We all need our God to be involved in our life. Without Him we are empty and confused. He has breathed his life into our dead-bones that we can be like him. I can not imagine one day without him. He is our Good shepherd. He is a good shepherd with full confidence and security. King David trusted in this wonderful Shepherd. Surrendered his entire life to Him.
We can read all books to get wisdom , we can have all things we want and desire . But if we do not have the good shepherd. We tried in vain! He is our knowledge , He is the source of our wisdom and understanding , the only place for peace and power.
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.(John 10:11)
I am the good shepherd.
I am the gate.
I know my sheep and my sheep know me.
Are you willing to trust this good shepherd ? He is calling you by name.
He knows you.
Did you know the good shepherd laid down his life to give you life?
He is “I AM “ . Who is Who was Who is to come! Are you listening to his voice? He is willing to lead you to green pastures. He wants breath into your dead-bones. He Loves you so much my dear friend. Did you know that? Did you know He is not against you. He is for you. Do not look back , you are found by the good shepherd , Now you are backed to your hometown , where you belong. God’s graciousness covered you. You are forgiven.
It is never late for a new start , never late for a big dream.
The Good shepherd’s name is Jesus.
Written by Dariush
Where would be your most luxury holiday place? Where would you feel most relax? We all want to be a better place. The world is looking to offer us everyday a place , a thing , an idea which lead us to a top-best location. In the midst of get more and more and more. Our mind is going to be full of world-thing think and even we do not have time to take care of ourselves. This is not far away from us as believers. This is so much close to us even into us too. As the giant of time taking over our life everyday , We are reaching to a point of pointless. God do not want from us to be so busy in this world to forget spending time in his presence.
He is in centre of our centreless life.
When you realize that and release your all impure things; He , Himself will be a source of power. You are in a relax mood. Now, it does not matter where you are, you are in best place, because he is your centre. That’s why King David says “ Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest”(Psalm 55:6).
In your busiest of the daily-life you are at rest in Him. Okay- this is great isn’t ? But being relax comes with some other facts too. Like trust and patient ( which I’ll explain in another post). Not only your relaxation makes you near to God also it is time to grow. Most people are saying grow once come when you labour for it. Oh, Please this may be true. But this time, is the time of revive , strength and grow in what will give you. When you are in relaxation mood , your mind and heart surrendered all to him , then , you will pay more attention the voice of God more than the voice of this world.
We will grow in respect to salvation. Like newborn babies , long for the pure milk of the word. You will grow in word. You will grow in speech. You will grow how see the life form his eyes. It is time to be relax and enjoy the ride. It is time to grow. Not listening to noisy world rather then be in joy of his beauty. If something stop you to be relax in him , that something has no authority over you. Make Him your centre of Life, find a time to speak to Him, tell Him all your troubles, and cast your mind to Him. It is not easy I know but he knows you can do it.
2 Peter 3 : 18
But continue grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
Written by Dariush Youkhaneh
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Source : The Holy Bible
I am amazed to this whatever we use sometimes.” We all sometimes stick to “‘whatever life ‘ “. I am spending a few days in Canberra , the capital of Australia where most people come to visit the parliament house. This is a really cool city with quite street often a few people pass through. This is the second day and I reached to read the book of Titus which Paul is going to give advice to young Titus. In chapter 3 of book of Titus verse 1-11 says ” Be ready to do whatever is good ” . What does “whatever” means to us? “Whatever” covers everything good. stick to what is good everyday, be away of whatever is bad! in another word stick to whatever is useful, healthy and good for your soul and body.
The next verse he continues ; to be peaceable and considerate. God wants your whatever be good for you. He wants to give you useful and healthy moments . Does not matter where you are, All the earth be created by God and he is everywhere. Our hope is eternal , it is not perishable by anything or will be by anyone.
We need to devote ourselves to do whatever is good, this is not only good for ourselves also are excellent and profitable for everyone!
Our fight is not against whatever is Bad. But to do whatever is good. we know that the foolish fight for the flesh are unprofitable and useless; so why am I going to waste my time to invest the things that is useless and unprofitable for my eternity. We already been in foolish , disobedient and deceived by thought of this world. when we came to him , He naked all our distrust and covered us with trust and wisdom. He wore us with whatever is good. Time is gold. If the world takes you to an unknown place, you job is shine for him to whatever you do and wherever you go.
I love to show true humility toward all human with all my weaknesses. I know the glory of true God will be revealed when I turn whatever to ” whatever is good”. I encourage you do good . stick to the things please your God in heaven, if you do something and your conscience and heart are not in peace ; avoid to do that so. Let peace of Jesus rule in your heart; Do it with harmony and grace of God.
Titus 3 : 1-11
Be ready to do whatever is good.
Be peaceable and considerate.
Show true humility toward all human. ”
The obedience brings peace , peace produces patience and patience gives you strength to stand firm in the hurry of this world.
Written by Dariush Youkhaneh
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This is really in my heart to share with you my dear friends. As these days I am reading a new book called ” qualified ” by Tony Cooke . As this book really guiding me toward my new book about the serving. I am investigating, Experiencing several years of Serving God . Reading many Books as putting the Bible my main source.
I am talking to Pastors , Mentors , experienced and dedicated God’s people and also out of church environment to get the real definition of Serving. But all of that I Learnt you have to experience it itself.
Serving is not about a qualified person to do the Specific task , it is other way around a specific task would be done with a not-qualified person in the eyes of this world. ( Serving the living God By Dariush Youkhaneh)
Love can empowers it. keep you and your family and relationship healthy during this serving. This all comes from The Holy Spirit. Let Him Qualified you for a great commission. It has been rightly said : ” God Does not call the qualified , He qualifies the called . ”
I am writing because I love to write. I serve because I love to serve. Am I trying to get something out of my serving ! No , Never . otherwise you can not call it serving. If my serving not going to be with heart and soul , I am wasting my whole time to satisfy myself and get what I want from God. Jesus Says ” …I choose you, I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit..”(John 15:16)
He appointed you to bear fruit , He choses you. He did not call you only, He chosen you to serve his people. He choses you to carry his cross. He choses you as his son and daughter. what would be better then this! You are chosen. He chosen and sent you to filed . It means he will never leave or forsaken you. He Looks at your Heart. Your heart can not handle all burden of this world , indeed no body by the help of him can handle it. would you allow Him to come and show you the way? The way of serving others is the way of loving him.
Today everything will change if you effectively accept to serve him.
Written By Dariush Youkhaneh
Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain,
Other members uneasy will remain.
If you have no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain.
Today’s morning I was reading the book of Ephesians chapter four and five. I am going to encourage you read with me the book of the Ephesians as it said making most of every opportunity , because the days are evil.
It’s my practice, Before having my brekky , Saying ‘ hey’ to my creator. We believe our God is alive God , our God is a person . This person has emotion , heart and mind. This is a problem for most of us to not believing who he is. We are human like to see ‘ the seen’ things and everything unseen things is hard for us to believe and know is exist. We have soul and body.
Let me share to you my this morning devotion , I believe will bless you and touch you:
In our ordinary life whether we want or Not there is something we need to say No and there is something to say Yes. A bride in her wedding day says ‘ Yes I do ‘. In an good oppurtuinity of Job , Marriage … if it is in our benefit we say Yes. Opposite of that if something going to hurt us or not in our benefit we say No.
In this chapter of book; Paul writes to the member of his church in Ephesus. He call them as dearly loved children. He wants to teach them that to say ‘ yes ‘ to something and say ‘No’ to something else. He guides them and shown them be obedient to God. The way they are think and looking to things are weird and not right to God. There are some sexual immorality and impurity in the people of God which the mention of that is shameful. Paul knows they are need to be made new in the attitude of their mind.
He says get rid of all your old self which is corrupted by its deceitful desires. You created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. The word of ‘light’ mentioned several time in these two chapters. Paul is playing a beautiful sound of warning and teaching for us. He is obviously saying ‘ hey guys open your eyes ‘ , you are God’s holy people.
You are forgiven in Him. Now you need to forgive each other.
As I am reading verses in this chapters , I went to take some notes which some parts the Holy Spirit more emphasis for me ( for you may Holy spirit shows another view).
My conclusion is going to be this :
wear all ‘ NOW ‘ principle that will build you up and others.
Written by Dariush Youkhaneh
Be Holy! Be prepared. Prepare your minds for action. Peter says in his scripture(1 Peter 1 : 13). Preparing your minds for action means be expected that you will receive the unexpected. it means you have to be equip by the power of the Holy Spirit. When you are going to watch a soccer match you are expecting the unexpected that your team will win the game, you are not predicting you are expecting.
The miracles when happens , when you set your hope fully on the grace of God.
This is not your ability , this the above strength you lean on him. Both your faith and hope are in God. They are working in harmony to reach in his presence . You love each other deeply, from the heart. Although you are born in sinful nature , but in Christ you are born again and He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
There is no Luck! Not even an optimistic.
This is a grace. This is the word of God.
Obeying the truth, the precious blood of Christ.
Looking for the unexpected? Be like newborn baby, crave pure spiritual milk.
Praise, Praise be to the God. This is a great mercy. Rejoice in Him.
You see there is a significant beauty by whom rely on God. they are God’s favourite people, believe in him. These kind of people , Mighty God is their wonderful counsellor.
The Vikitionary Definition :
An unusual miracles will happen to those they put their trust in Him. New things coming for you just keep believing.
Written by Dariush Youkhaneh
1 Peter 1 : 13 ( the Holy Bible )
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Who is Balak?
A king from Moab – a land in Jordan today.
Who is Balaam?
A prophet , a non-Israelite.
I am going to share a real story which has been written 1450-1410 B.C by Moses. This long time story help us today to realise that the same God , Still do the same act in our life. He is the same yesterday , today and tomorrow . Now we are the chosen people of God by faith in Christ Jesus. There is no need to sacrifice the blood of animals for forgiveness of the sin. Now we have Jesus. God today can brought us out of our Egypt life. He promised today give us eternal life with him. Lets together go through the story of the king Balak and Balaam.
All happened at the east of the Jorden- the nation of God already defeated 2 kings -Sihon, king of the Amorites , and Og , king of Bashan. They need to cross the highway of the King Balak and He is not pleased to let people pass through their lands even they received officially a letter from Israelite . As Moses is old and his right hand Aaron is dead. The number of israleite seems to be huge as the king of Moab, Balak and his people terrified and was filled with dread. Who is going to stop them? We need to turn their blessings to a curse as the King Balak and his older councel was thinking about this.
It seems Israelites are in Good position now. They are proud to defeat their enemies. Their Head held high. The King Balak smells this smoke of defeatness and now he is going to do soething about it. He heard how misrebly 2 kings bowed down in front of them.
In this mid-time he had one choice p; to curse them. He prepared his messanger to bring the one and only one of his time prophet ; Balaam son of Beor.
They brought him this message from Balak:(1) “I want you to know that a whole nation has come from Egypt; its people are spreading out everywhere and threatening to take over our land. They outnumber us, so please come and put a curse on them for me. Then perhaps we will be able to defeat them and drive them out of the land. I know that when you pronounce a blessing, people are blessed, and when you pronounce a curse, they are placed under a curse.”
Balak knew about Balaam, He completely was aware of the ability of the God of Balaam. In his short letter to Balaam , we obviously see the fear of the King and seeking to come and put a curse on Israelites. He already searched about their army and had a check from top of the mountain that how huge they are in number. He sent his elder and princes with the messenger to Balaam.
Balaam went to presence of God to find out. Interestingly ,God came to Balaam and asked , ” Who are these men with you? ”
That’s a really good question , although God knew who are they, But He is asking Balaam who are they? God wanted to hear from the mouth of Balaam. And we see Balaam is telling all story to God. ( God knows what is going on in our life , But we need to tell Him and expect to have an answer from Him) . So God answered to Balaam : ” Do no go with them …” .
In the first time , Balaam rejected to go with the messenger.
In the second time, Balak sent more princes to Balaam and more money to him. But he rejected all. Balaam was sure about the answer of God and knows how his God is faithful always.
Although Balaam knew about his God, again he went to presence of God to ask Him, ” Can I go with them?” God already answered Balaam, instead of this he has doubt about it , He said to the Messenger that” let me find out what else the Lord will tell me ” . Balaam went to The Lord and ask Him again . It is like this Balaam pushing the Lord to do what is needed to be done from human prospective . The Lord said ” hmm, seems this child of mine wants to go , since these men have come to summon you, go with them, but do only what I tell you.”
In the next part I will tell you about Balaam’s donkey and how God stop Balaam going with the messenger.
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Do not allow anyone look down because you don’t have life experience. Those they think they are smart they themselves will fall down to learn the life. They are thinking they are wise, but they do not know anything. Let God bless you when you are young , Keep yourself pure and right. Do what is good. Do not lean on your own understanding.
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.( 1 Timothy 4 : 12 )
The same God who helped us daily , Himself will cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death. So that we may serve him joyfully. Now you are free in Him , The act of Holy Spirit lead you to a better place. A place of joy and peace. Are you trusting him in your youth! Are you remembering him when you are young or you are drawn in your pleasure. The Lord will judge his people.
Our awesome and beautiful God Who satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle. (Psalm 103 : 5). Your reward is fulfilling with good stuff . Like the eagle you will fly , Like the eagle you will hunt and move.
Be example in Faith , in doing good . No one is perfect but be in spirit. Believe God can do impossible. Believe that your dreams will come true if you stay faithful to him. You are not belong to world , The world will reward you much more and more. But for a short time- when you truly stay in his love.
“Do not go by your head go by your heart. Your faith frightened the enemy .God is on the throne ” ( Reinhard Bonnke), He knows all your going and coming. Every details of your life is in his hands. Ask Him to recreate you onto his image that may you reflect his image.
He is here to restore your soul by the power of the Holy Spirit. Make dream , Big dream .You will see vision and a huge favour of Him. You are blessed . You are gifted. You are talented. If you have any gift from him use it for his kingdom. A glorious future is waiting for you . If in your young age waiting for Him. Make difference today , and Let the Holy Spirit sit upon you and his presence change everything.
God is telling you do magic as I told you.