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?

Written by

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.

Written by

Dariush Youkhaneh 

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.

Written by

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?

Written by
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.

Written by

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

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

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’

Dear friend, I am so glad you are here! Thanks for checking out my post today, I hope you are blessed. This blog is for you, and please share it with your loved ones.

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 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 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 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

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Remeber, God is alwasy with you.

Take Courage

Unfortunately, the world going in the wrong way. As time goes pass by, we see this is a reality. I am not here to tell us how worse things are but to remind us how beautiful things can be. Indeed, things change, human change, their preferences changes, their style of life changes, group changes, everything around us are gradually changing. In all changes in and around us, I think God gave us a mission to be the agent of courage. An agent of courage must be patient as God himself is unchangeable.
Saint James said, “Take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near.” In this circle of change, God whispering, “Do not worry, take courage, I do NOT change “. Courage means to preserve and withstand danger, fear or difficulty, as Merriam Webster defined. If you are under threat, take courage; if you are in fear, take courage; if you are in the wave of difficulty, take courage. The medal of bravery sealed in your heart, not around your neck.

Real Courage


If you are in the middle of the desert of your life, please take courage – the darkness won’t stay forever. We all were there, some less- some more. Don’t let anyone look you down. They are not into your story, and they do not know- please forgive them and let the river of your heavenly Creator flow through you that they may know who you trust in your heart. Courage means saving yours from the battle of the enemy by trusting Jesus. Some thinking, courage means you need to save thousands of people. Or you have to keep a nation or country, although all other great things – are perfect. Real courage means to call upon the name of the Lord in the middle of difficulty. Of course, King David was brave to go to fight with Goliath. He was couraged to trust God – that the Lord of all armies will assist you on this. Sow courage in your heart and come to the table of the Lord. This heavenly food you need for your life, here and above.
“Be of good courage, and let us be courageous for our people, and for the cities of our God, and may the Lord do what seems good to him.”/2 Samuel 10:12

Can you be of good courage? Not only for yours also for the people, for the cities. The Lord is the source of all good courage.

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh
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Jesus got these, Can You?

I have always dreamt of being the one God called me to be. But, you know we are human, we make mistakes and thank God we got the throne of God to go for, and we can confess at the feet of Jesus. I am asking God a new strength, a new powerful strength all over us, which in the time of weakness we can rise and stand firm. Sometimes we caught up in our daily routine, Work-Home-Church. God who created us knows everything about us. He knows the details of our lives. I am amazed, and our God does not stick in our daily routine. He sees us farther.
We call him day by day and week by week- He is ready to give us a fresh wind from heaven. Jesus was getting this fresh wind every day by going to Father’s presence and pray. I think we can do the same and even more. We can go to Father’s presence and ask Him for mercy.

Whatever reason people are fighting for is not worth the future God provided. There must be a reason God breathed into us and made us like Himself. The painter knew how is going to draw the paint. Jesus knew; that is why he said, ” Remain in me, and I remain in you.” our ultimate goal is to remain in Him, not remain in the world. The problem of humanity is this; they want to remain in this world forever instead of remain in God. And the answer to all our questions, all our doubts and unbelief will be found by remaining in Him. Whatever you wish, whatever you ask, whatever you want, whatever you look for, indeed will be given to you – if you remain in Him. Jesus got this. He remained in Father’s love and business. That is the area most of us are blind to it. Merely, we ignore it – because we scare of unseen things.
We can get started with an elementary baby step: loving ourselves and appreciate God for our being. If you can do this simple task, then you begin to grow, you’ll ask the question, I have loved myself, now how do I love others? How do I eat solid food now? , you can end your baby steps by loving others without expectations.
I think it is enough for now; I hope the above made sense to you. I summarised for us :
1- Remain in God
2- Love yours
3- Love Others
Jesus Got these, Can You?

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

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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

The Last day of Summer / The First day of Autumn

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

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

Last day of summer 2021 , Sydney Australia

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

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

Autumn in Australia

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

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

Keep loving

Dariush Youkhaneh

Great, Memorise Bible Verse

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

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

Lord

Gives

Wisdom

Knowledge

And understanding.

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

Not my knowledge but His.

Dariush Youkhaneh

You keep BELIEVING!

It is okay !

It is valentine’s day , and you are still wondering and searching for the love ! You are keep looking around on Feb 14 of each year and see no one along side with you! hand to hand going out for a dinner ! It is okay , you have Jesus. You keep believing!

Knowing that you are already loved with or without someone with you

Knowing that you won’t die if there is no ” body” hold your hand

Knowing that you are NOT hopeless and defend-less

Knowing that you are in loving arms of heavenly Father

The untold stories of human Life !
The unwrapped gift of Life.
The unknown beginning of eternal life!
Keep believing,
All will be told , One day!
All will be unwrapped , One day!
All will be known,  One day!
You keep believing.
#keepbelieving

You can not be defined by earthly thought and its measures! You can not compare your pure heart of diamond with the broken and mended earth. You are an Angel finishing your mission on earth with a ’cause’. That is great If ‘someone’ joined you on this journey of unknown , That is greater if ‘You’ finished the mission by your own and the community of believer around you! You keep believing.

Valentine’s day , is the day of you and Jesus. It is the day your lover Jesus died for you on the Cross to show you , How MUCH HE LOVES YOU! Let Him hold your hand by believing in Him. Let Him carry you by his shoulder by Trusting in Him. Let your lips sing a song of love to your lover Jesus.

Smile and have a laughter of heaven. You are here, loving others , loving people around you and loving you ! Your Soul belongs to Him. Your thirsty inner being will be filled with the beauty of heavens. You are a butterfly, flying over earth; let others see your beauty that they know heaven is a beautiful place to be ! It is real.

Yes , you are not alone! Joining millions of Angels , imagine that! Millions of butterflies, millions of incredible beauty! Loving , singing and rejoicing.

You keep believing!

Dariush Youkhaneh

Hiking at red hands cave

Everyone , looking for peace and love in some degree. Everyone has a desire or a goal to reach. Our human nature desires loads of things , If you take more and you”ll want more and more. But, I am asking myself what can stop this? What can bring to my real sense and ask my self a genuine question: Where am I inviting God into my life? How can I please him and seek him more?

This is the cycle a person goes by natural : Born – learn to walk / Go to school , make trouble , grow up / Go to uni / go to work , / do some travel , stay single / get married , saving / having a baby / be parent /stay single , see your families children grown up , be grandparent and death of the body .

Where is my Faith in it? Where can I inject God that can be glorified on my earthly walk? Yes , everyone will leave this carnal human body one day till the returning of Jesus Christ. What thrive I make to grasp the concept of heaven in me?

There are so many element in this.

Hike and have Faith.

Yes, may you come to know his love—although it can never be fully known—and so be completely filled with the very nature of God” Ephesians 3: 19

So , the solution is : be filled with the very nature of God. What are the nature of God ? Well Bible.com brought us some conclusion :

1- God is sovereign

2- God is Holy

3- God is Omnipotent

4- God is OMNISCIENT

5- God is Immutable

6- God is Wrathful

7- God is Love

Knowing His love , is my mission , that can happen through a lot of things. Although , I received his love from my mother womb. There is no argument for this. Today, I see His love through the lens of His creation ; nature. Before seeing today’s hike , I want us point to one more thing or I’d like to point out again that If I want to be filled with very nature of God, I may come first to know His love ‘. I hope I put it together nicely that we can understand. Also , This is not any God out there , but the God of Bible. So , Whole life I am pursuing to Love him more, To know Him more . If you are the one – be united and let’s together praise Him and you’ll see the doors of heaven will open.

In today’s hike , This will remind me of how much God is love , this is the very nature of Him.

Stay in Love, Keep dreaming

Dariush Youkhaneh

Book review / The man in white by dr ernest f.crocker

I am speechless , unmoved and pretty much full of joy. ” The Man in White ” has written by our own Australian author Dr Ernest F.Crocker and I can say that he lives in my neighborhood . I was deeply impacted by the miracles , testimonies all across the chapters, felt God was moving. Some of them , were parallel of my own life experience of God. I truly respect the true stories were Dr Ernest gathered or testified in this book.

As an academic book , same this book, has been organised like academic but the Holy Spirit breathed in. I was pretty shocked how much an experienced nuclear medicine physician can trust in God and knowing something supernatural is for real! He encouraged my innermost soul with his book. Mannn , the only way I can explain this book that you take it and read it , see how much God is involved in people’s life. Some had visions, some had tangible miracles , some had audible voice of living God ( as I had ) .

The Man in White has three parts , 16 chapters.

The three parts are : The Purpose of God , The Presence of God and The Power of God

All these threes The Purpose , The Presence and The Power are the skeleton of his message. The book is not a complete non-fiction but semi-fiction , what I mean by that? Some chapters ( might be most ones) , you follow the conversation and reads from the person himself/herself testifies. God’s hand is not short. He is the master of people’s life and knows what and when we need. Another element i can quietly say that the main element of the book that Dr Ernest try to bring it across is that ‘ God Hears ‘ and ‘Faith’ can increase the closeness to His Son , Jesus and our comforter the Holy Spirit.

” The Still Small Voice ” , the title of chapter one is truly mirroring throughout the other chapters. Specially, I really liked when Dr Ernest pointing the final question to testifier : ” Who are you now? ” , followed by Author’s note.

If you haven’t read a true story , If you want to know how our living God , touch , love and care for you. And , If you want to know the Purpose , The Presence and the Power of God , this book is for you then.

You can order it from your bookshop or from Amazon here:

If you read this book , tell us how was it?

Love

Dariush Youkhaneh

Eleven points in John 14 can change your life forever.

JESUS comforts his disciples in John 14. He directly teaching them lessons. There are many precious lessons to learn and apply into our today’s live. Those words are for all his disciples around the world. They are great to contemplate , and focus our views to pure and right thing. Whoever turns to His teaching , they come out more focus , a better person , and diamond in heart, pure in mind and a free soul.

As I am going to point out those lessons, remember Jesus never promised your issue and problems will be eliminated once you believed in Him , of course He has spoken that He will be with us through it. In another word God wants to make us a true follower of Him by coming out of trial and difficulties as gold.

Read chapter 14 book of John in your quite time , see How God will speak to you through it. I am sure of this , that Jesus words will change your view/mindset. This chapter reminds us to not to focus on worthless things , or any other idea from people to us and the world around us, instead focus on praising , honouring words of God in our life. I need to remind myself of this truth everyday , and talk to Holy Spirit that he can lead me to the right direction. Are you ready ?

Lets read out loud 11 points of Jesus in the Gospel of John chapter 14:

1- Faith in Jesus Christ.

2- Wherever Jesus is , we would be too. Believing in Jesus will guarantee our VIP ticket right at His presence. Yes , we have this privilege of being in his presence in Heaven.

3- Jesus is ” The Way, The Truth and The Life”. Put attention: He IS. JESUS did NOT mention There are other way too.or There is another truth you may know, or there is another person can give you life. He simply said : I AM the way , I AM Truth , I AM Life.”

4- When you see Jesus , you see the Father.

5- Ask in Jesus , whatever you need.

6- We have access to the Holy Spirit.

7- Jesus will help us.

8- Jesus will never leave us alone.

9- the Holy Spirit will teach us.

10- the Gift of peace of heart and mind will be given to us.

11- Jesus will return soon.

Now go and read it , tell me what point talk to you directly. Who Jesus is to you? Does Jesus help you at all?

In the beginning ..

In the beginning everything was perfect and flawless. A full garden of beauty and life without death and sin. There has been no fear, doubt. Today , yesterday and tomorrow all were in glorious NOW.

“In the beginning was the Word..”

In the beginning was the Love. And the Love was with God.

He was Love. And Love was with God. The same unbelievable beauty and glory , an unimaginable light in the garden became flesh and made his way to rescue us. Everything made by Love. The heart of God, which we call Him , Jesus. In this Love, was not even a smallest and tiniest darkness. God gave his Love to us in a way we can know His. Within this Love; was life , and this life came and lived among us. And continues to shine every corner of ” after beginning “.

When this Love came in ! We didn’t know it , we were confused and demented , living in a world of confusion and lost. We didn’t know Love is the way ! We own things , we subbtoaged them , and destroy the image of God on earth. We tried everything to be away of Him, But we did not know this Love is dwelled within us. What was needed? A Believe.

If I tell you this Love worn flesh and was with us, you wouldn’t believe it! God gave part of His, that we can be part of Him. A Love ; full of grace and truth. We’ve been created by this Love. We’ve been loved by this Love , all right in the beginning which everything was perfect and right.

My friend , what me and you need today is this Love. Not Love of the world , that we can see God through this Love. That we can be Love here in this broken world. A believe that’s all we need. Believe to this Love and see the world around you will change, the world within you ,will change. This Love, we need for our nation, for our family, for our friends and people around us. We can show them this Love with us. We can show them Jesus. Let’s be that, Let’s walk in that, and whole wall of fear and doubt and confusion will fall down and we can see better , all in this Love.

In the beginning was the Love, and the Love was with God, and the Love was God. Love was with God in the beginning.

Much much Love

Dariush Youkhaneh

Fresh Free Soul!

Finally Free! A fresh free soul ! It is like the Spring rain on flowers, cuddling each other in the parallel of love and acceptance. A spirit of kindness in the midst of pandemic. Can we step into this white and shiny season boldly? Can we love each other without returning some!

” Truly my soul finds rest in God;

my salvation comes from him.” Psalms 62 : 1

I continue enjoy in the little things. The things matter less! The things which sometimes have purpose in my life. I learnt having a fresh free soul means be joyful in small things , satisfied in whatever i am in. If I am on the mountaintop , or even I am on my knees having a full mouth of thankfulness.

I learnt in whatever choice I’ve made , keep God forward. In whatever mistake I’ve made know that God still loves me. A fresh fresh soul needs contentment. A fresh breath of love and true freedom will be found in the testimony of our kindness and humbleness.

Jesus shown his freshness during his ministry and experienced his ultimate free soul on the cross and forever. How can we keep this fresh free soul spirit in our life every often ? Be pleased with our life , as a gift from him and do whatever he is asking us to do. Be brave in unknown. As Jesus was . And i know some of you are so brave in whatever you are going to face. Let us keep this fresh free soul up , the new season of freedom and love is here.

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

Have you read my new book ” Hope in Corona Time” . I know you are going to be blessed by that.

Is God still around?

I have prayed a prayer many many years ago : ” oh God if you are still around let not this happen” Perhaps ,He answered with a whisper of the Holy Spirit. He turned my complain to acceptance and peace and that particular time with a double blessing. When you are in a situation and do not know what to do and the cripple of fear not allowing you to make a right decision , oh please know that God is there. He is there always , all the time.
When the nation of God rescued from the Egypt, and the people of God felt God is not with them on the way and left them alone in the desert, He was still there! I don’t want to know what my feeling says about this! I am assure and trust my Lord that He is omnipotent and Has my life in Control.
The ancient people wanted to be closed to gods. That is why they made statue and brought them into their homes, they wanted to feel secure and safe. But the real God is not in Men’s made thing. We have a God who knows everything. He is name is ” I AM “. ” I AM ” is present and active and working in our life.
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He knows every detail of my life , that is why I care about my God. He did not leave me by my own here, figuring out about what is the meaning of life. He is my life. Jesus Christ gave his life for me that I can be with Him forever. He forgives and loves without limit.
The God of all knowledge is still around and calling us to come home. He does not see what university you got your PHD or doctorate or what title you have , All He wants is a pure heart. He is here and bringing peace to our chaos.

I got it . I got it when trouble comes , turn my face to Him and telling :” Hey Father , Can you see it ? ” He comforts me and saying ” Yes , I can see , I am with you , I am still here ” .

I started to see more . ” Hey dear Father : Can you see this and that family trouble ? Are you with them? why did that happen ? ” God shining and says :” Yes, I see them , yes I know them , yes I am there ”

What do we do ? We continue walk with thankfulness, We continue believe what makes God smile , we continue do what is right and just , We continue live in the Spirit. until He comes with His glory.

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Hope in Corona Time

God’s Love; Freezes me

I love to give a hug to myself. The moment i realise i am in deep love of God. The moment when He already given me cuddle with His beautiful presence everywhere i go.Right last Saturday , I went for a hike with 2 other friends ( for sure social distancing in the place :)) . I was privileged to be there , I am blessed to see God’s wonders in the nature. As the nature is one of my motivation in life. I went there , To get another big hug from God. I am a dreamer. River , Jungle and all landscape around are my favorite, I can’t ignore them easy! I grew up close to this environment.

 I remember once , I was lost in the Jungle when i was about 13-14 years old. I was in the heart of Jungle – like God had me in his deepest presence. As my human face wanted to fear – God’s love held me fast. The way found me!

Let me back to my last big hug of God in the Hike. Here is one of awe moment :


You are beautiful , You are so beautiful then anything I can imagine.
I am cuddling you ! How awesome to be near to you!

Trees-
Rivers-
Water falls-
Mountains-
Flowers-

All bow down to your beauty ! and gives me a glimpse of who you are!
The day is yours, and yours also the night;
you established the sun and moon.( Psalms 74 : 16 )
Oh, Your Love freezes me into my bones. How good you are. This kind of love encourages me most, lift me up in you.

Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. ( Psalms 90 : 2 )

Who am I , that put question your beauty here! I am a dreamer! I am yours, I am an infinite lover of you even i stumble, I would still love you.

Somebody wake me up!

Can I follow you more God?

Much Love
Dariush Youkhaneh

Rain Fire War

Relief set upon me when a short heavy Rain came to a dry land of Sydney. The last two months were really tough for this land, for the people , for the farmers. Some people thinking is a consequences of the sins. Not actually my thoughts ! I am speechless although keep looking above and seeking His face. My inspiration is to look in a better line, everyone can be sceptical and negative. Personally , I believe there is enough those negative signals around. Me and you existed to know the better side of us! When our souls fly in a garden of freedom , there will be truly ‘known’ moments. Those moments gives you wings and it keeps you truly in the ‘presence’.

We ask for the Rain. God looks at us and sees his little ones asking for his mercy! But , this mercy freely given. Then, So , He gives double portion to us.


Fire consuming our trees and the lands. I am asking God to command fire to stop. Our people not only suffering of bushfire , also for the rain and water! From this corner of the world – around to other corner of the world. Smokey or non-Smokey days , however are passing , Spring coming to an end soon. We are going to a hotter season , SUMMER.

I am looking forward for a Christmas by a beach , although I’ve never had any Christmas by a beach , yet 🙂 . Hehe. these days my eyes are opened more to the grace of God. There is a bigger hope for all of us. One day we all going to be in His presence. Love of God. Love of His hands upon our life.
War, In another side. People are fired for their simple freedom. How can we distinguish these two fires ? Fires of Freedom and Fires of burning, Both are destroying and consuming! One brining a good result and other one not so good. I see God’s hand in both. I see his justice for both. Although , If his will higher than mine , it does not mean my desires are nothing. It means the prioritising is important. I am terrible in this. I can not recognise which one is which one. But I see I always want my desire be done. I am thinking I know better. I can control of everything. It sounds clear and fine. But , when dead ends arrives I am desperate for a help. How can I win this war? I need to ask better, How can He win the war? I f He is Almighty one , The God of all universe . Then I need to know He is in control . Not only overall control but in every details of my life. Indeed He is.

This Rain Fire War life are here to make me better. Each one of them has a purpose. To gives us a new view. This were exactly Nehemiah’s prayer can be embedded :
Lord, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants..” ( Nehemiah 1 )

God will never leaves his covenant of love. Let me awake myself of this sleep. I can stand tall in the Rain of Life. I can stand alive in the Fire. I can be still in the War. I can be prepared for it. I can keep hope. I can have heart.

It’s okay when there are no rain come to my dry bones. It’s okay when fire comes upon. It’s okay when there is a war. Because In all those God’s hands are in work. I believe it. It will be turned good for me. I am the winner. I wish the wind can hear me and carry this word of mine to her. I wish the sun can see me and bring this good news to fire and I wish ‘freedom bird’ hears me that can tell this to the jungle.

Stand with me. Hold my hands into your heart.

AND…

Let’s look to the bright future.

Written By

Dariush Youkhaneh

Go Deeper

I’ve never known that fire has a story to tell. A whole story of a city.

As Sydney has been impacted greatly with the bushfires , we all pray for a drop, a drop of heaven that can cool off us all easy. I am still dazing above..

I am typing these words down as we came from a bushfire storm. Some blaming the climate change , some others put their hands up praying continually as some others closed their eyes and they are in the grave right now because of this cause. Can we blame someone for this? isn’t Australia a dry land by nature?

My heart hurts when I see people walking away from God, Hiding behind the science. Smart people has no explanation about it! Given reasons without right justification. Hours and hours has been spent to debate – the end result : no outcome , farmers business brunt down. People devouring the smokes in their lungs!

I am here to pray for my city. I am not here to blame , give reasons .. I am simply here to ask the love of God for our city and community. We are rolling into sins and idols around. We are so sensitive for our own freedom. We make a cage for a meaning of freedom and put ourselves in it. But , Really , the real meaning of life is what heaven stored for us. Whom Jesus brought the real truth. You can be following your personal legend as Paulo Coelho described it in his the Alchemist book . Or simply you can go deeper , know the real purpose of you on earth.

I don’t know about you , but I wanna go deeper. I want to know the unknown, step into the unsearchable treasures. I want to use the source of light in my heart. I can write a long emotional letter to make you impact , no I don’t want to do it. I want to Holy Spirit involve , It is out of our control , if we just surrender to His will , we can have a best life on this earth and the life to come. Some times , I do not have a word to say ! Just coming here to encourage us , pray for our city, our people , our loved ones. That is my mission remind what hope you are holding on! That , you are worthy. Let’s worship Him and go deeper. I want to be rooted to source of life. That I can keep my heads held high on that day.

Written By

Dariush Youkhaneh