Restore to me the Joy of Your salvation

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

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

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

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

O Jesus, Son of God. 

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

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

Read Psalms 51

One Day

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

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

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

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

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

Written by

Dariush Youkhaneh

Inspired by the Holy Spirit

Great Memorise Bible Verse

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous, it does not brag, and it is not proud.
1 Corinthians 13:4 ERV

LOVE IS :

Is patient ,

Kind .

LOVE IS/DOES NOT :

Is not jealous,

Does not brag ,

Is not proud.

Read again the verse above, this time slowly and know and treasure in your heart that what is Love and what isn’t love.

Your friend

Dariush Youkhaneh

How can we have peace in these days?

I am not going to give a prescription of peace here. But, I am going to give an old formula based in the Bible. This worked many centuries , and it will work today in our 21 century. Yes , It is okay , you may criticize this but do not let your curious mind stop you to enter to the given peace of God , in whatever era you are in , this is your answer. Do not go anywhere. This will heal you.Let’s dive in.

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1- Simcha ( is Hebrew word) it means gladness , joy and celebration.
To be consistent in the state of happiness we need to enter in a different era. Jewish people normally call this word when there is a festive like a wedding or a great ceremony of someone else life. I want us to consider this . Apostle Paul use this word which is translated for us as Rejoice , always rejoice. A person who have joy and happy heart can serve others better not like a person with a depressed heart. Let Simcha overflow your inner being as book of Philippians 4 : 4 says. Let our names change to Simcha , a joyful person , who is willing to give joy to others. Also , we got an advantage from old time people , we got the Holy Spirit in our hearts , means now we got the double joy in our souls. Rejoice always in all your situations.

2- Be Sober – Speak the truth all the time to all your human interaction
The second part of our formula is be honest and forgive others fast. We , the Humans, sometimes takes loads of time to forgive someone , speaking of truth would be a hard task for most of us. But , not you have to , you need to do it, This part is not a command but a desire! Are you willing put others first? Are you willing speak truth all the time no matter what? Being Sober means being your real you, and know what’s the real deal. This is what Brene Brown says:
“When I got sober, I thought giving up [alcohol] was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That’s when the sparkle started for me.” So Let it be and let us learn to be Sober. I need this one badly.

3- Be Chassid( this is a Hebrew word – selfless )A Chassid does everything with vitality, joy and passion
The Third pill we need to take is Chassid. A Chassid person gives others with a generous and joyful heart. As you’ve taken Sichma in the first part above, now you are ready to be a Chassid. This is not something you want to live on your own instead , you are thinking of others too. You want to be involved and help them in their physical needs. Why do i need this Chassid? Because it helps to be a better human , a more passionate heart that is where take me one more step closer to my creator. I don’t need to think about my self only ( of course you have to look after yourself ) I can be a kind of human to reach to the poor community ( if i can ). If I am struggling to be selfless , then somehow the formula not going to work and we are not entering the complete state of peace of God.

4- Don’t be anxious (Matthew 6 : 25 )
The fourth pill of peace – is the most important part of our formula. Be anxious for nothing. There are tones of information out there, from old tradition till to new tradition way to give you guidance how to not be anxious. Even there are physical medical pills for not being anxious. But I’d like to address this if we have anxious heart and mind , it means we have not done the whole three parts (pills) above. We simply ignore them and take the situation our hands rather God’s hands. For this body and life you need to be thankful(part 6 ). Do not worry about tomorrow or the future. The reality is we do not know what will happen in the next hour or minute. All we know that we have a creator , A God of universe who knows everything. plus , we are not meant to be in this body forever, So , Adonai Controls our time. He knew you before you born, And He knows about how you’ve been terrified of your very fist day at work. And How you learnt to walk for the very fist time, Because He is is our Father , and which Father forgets his child?

5- Be in Prayer
This part gives you confidence to take further walk in His peace. You are talking to unseen God, Whom has been with you all the way from your mother’s womb till now. Have a real conversation and tell all your needs, tell your loved ones needs , tell your city’s needs, tell your country’s needs and Tell Him , how this world treat you. Then you will be able to pour out your heart in a way you have peace in the darkest hours. Because you know how much a prayer can change you and others. You know the importance of prayer because it changes the things around. If you do not know how to talk , just start with a simple words, And read the Bible and in this way the person of God will speak to you and teach you how to prayer as you got the Holy Spirit in you.

6- Give Hoda’yah( this is a hebrew word ) Give thanks , be thankful , Gratitude
of your heart
After , you’ve done all 5 parts above you got a gratitude heart, full of thankfulness. You know God will answer you, You are thanking for all things. You know God got you and your family and others. You are giving Hoda’yah with full heart of Simcha , Sober , not worrying for anything and prayer. You find any opportunity to give thanks to God. And you are really thankful for this life and the next life ahead. You look forward to a bright future with a thankful heart. How Good to give thanks to God?

7- Shalom Adonai will be with you
Now , you’ve done all 6 part above well, as God rested after 6 days creation, It is time for you to receive God’s rest in your soul. The peace of God will be with you. You know how to have peace these days?
Have Simcha , Be Sober , Be Chassid ,Don’t be anxious, Be in Prayer , Give Thanks and Shalom

Hope this helps you and make you many more steps closer to God.

Based On Philippians 4: 4- 7
Written by
Dariush Youkhaneh