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

Tuesday Devotion 14 April 2020 / Hold on

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

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

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

Take a deep breath..

Wait for the Lord..

Be strong..

Take Heart..

and wait for the Lord..

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

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

With Praise and Prayers.

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Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

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Friday Devotion 10 April 2020 / At the Cross

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

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

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

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

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

  • At Prayer with Mother Teresa , Eileen Egan

 

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

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

 

Acres of Diamonds by Jentezen Franklin book review / Chapter 1

Acres of Diamonds by Jentezen Franklin book review / Chapter 1

I’ve read a couple of his writings till now. I’ve listened to his sermons for a while. I am following his social network page. Although he is involved much in politics people these days, He prays for Donald Trump and his administrative people. That may be a real cause for some Christians to dis-follow him. I’ve listened to his sermons in person. He is genuine what he says and how he lives , although mistakes for all of us are unavoidable. He is human like us , He makes mistake , he confesses it . He preaches a word for sinners not for those they do not feel need Jesus. Let’s be Honest all of has jealousy embedded in us.  May be you are first time you are hearing about Jentezen Franklin.  If you are , do not worry He is a pastor of a church called Free Chapel. Him and his family are blessed to serve the Lord in the corner of USA.

He wrote a new book called Acres of Diamonds which will be published on 11 Feb 2020.

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This is the description of the book :

“ Are you in a season of life where every search for direction, encouragement, or fulfillment seems to come up empty? You thought God had you in a place to thrive and grow, but you are ready to call it quits. There has to be something better.

You don’t need a new garden; you just need to learn how to dig! In Acres of Diamonds, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Jentezen Franklin helps you discover the unfathomable riches Jesus Christ has for you. Rather than chase after a better life, you can celebrate the untold spiritual provision to be found even in the midst of spiritual deprivation. Readers will learn to cherish where God has placed them as they uncover the hidden potential within their families, jobs, ministries, and communities . . . right where they are. “

 

This book has inspired by his sermon back December 2018 , which you can listen it from here , Actually the main theme of this book would be based on this sermon:

https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/jentezen-franklin/acres-of-diamonds-xX1LtrYp3nc/

Note this for the sermon : Sometimes we fail to see the treasure in our own lives. Our eyes become blind to how blessed we actually are. When that happens, discontent replaces gratitude. We may find ourselves thinking that what we need to make us happy is “out there” somewhere when we actually are surrounded by God’s priceless blessings—our very own “acres of diamonds.”

 

He starts his first chapter with a worm up words which will light up your heart. Jentzen  offered his introduction and first chapter free of download. Although his message is amazing and great inspiration. But , His main message is not from Bible , it is based on russell Conwell story in his book. Jentzen has linked his message to the Bible.  Perhaps , you do not need to go anywhere to look for diamond ( hmm or rightly Acres of Diamonds) , you can find it where you are in your business , in your family .. The first chapter starts with “ Why Not Now? “

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You can download his first chapter of Acres of Diamonds here :

https://mega.nz/#!zZF1FI5I!6Lcb4Zd0WyHSflajsWYNMke3bCoGBURzLFnQDR3UytE

 

As we can see his introduction starts with Russel Conwell story in 1869.

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“ When you stop undervaluing where God has placed you, you will start to see the hidden potential of where you are”

In his first chapter He talks about God’s timing and how that applied to his life. How he missed the opportunity of buying a TV station which later on sold for $50 million dollars.  As he quotes “ A present opportunity played with problems is better than awesome opportunity has passed.” He speaks about that focusing too much on our own plans and timing we might miss “ the Power of Now” (there is a book called The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle) He continues in first chapter about releasing your Faith Now. He does not say okay Now or Never , but he tried to tell his reader Now is better than your past, Now is your future !   “ You can not do anything about your past , but you can rewrite the rest of your life.”

And he finishes the chapter one by saying :

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You can buy Acres of Diamonds on 11 Feb 2020 , It is ready to pre-order now.

 

 

 

By

Dariush Youkhaneh

 

Transforming Love book review by Stormie Omartian

Love is the reason.

Indeed . Love is the reason that I am writing to you my dear friend. No one told me to do this. No one forces me to write and spend time here to inspire and encourage you. The only reason I am here because of the LOVE of God. His love melted me away and it brought me to a place of peace and strengthen.

I had never read Stormie’s book. This was my first time , Her style of writing is different with other Christian inspirational book. Truly , She experienced the love of loving God.

As she says in her website :
“My goal in life is to help others find the same freedom, healing, restoration, fulfillment, and purpose that I have found. I want them to know the wonderful life-transforming power of God’s love and all that He has for them, so they can become all He created them to be.”

In Transforming Love book you will be encouraged greatly. You learn how to love God more by knowing God’s love is for you. In her 268 book page you’ll be seeing loads of scriptures. The content of book , however is heavy and powerful. In the middle of book , I’ve paused and said to my self ” this book is thoughtful and for each sentence you need to pause and think about it “. I am not sure how is other Stomrie’s book are. I have hope and I know Stomrie’s know there is power in the words. This book is not easy reading however with a bit patient you will enjoy the result of your readying. There are heaps of powerful sentences in the book.

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The last chapters of book has been excluded of those heavy content and it looks Stormie’s speaking you a bit more relax after she told you about God’s transforming love. It was a good idea adding a prayer page and list of the verses at the end of each chapter. I’ve really enjoyed to read them. Yes , there are a lot of repetitive verses in a different scenarios.

Obviously , This book is non-fiction Christian biblical base book. In each chapter you will see at least 15 bible scriptures. You feel it throughout the book Stormie truly has been touched by the Holy Spirit and She has experienced His love. She’s been hugged by his beauty. Warmly , she encountered His transforming love. She is trying to let her readers know that ‘ you can have this love too that your life can be changed forever ‘.

” But when I received the Lord , I felt His love in the Church, in the pastor’s office with my friend where I received Him, and in the believers around me. I believed God was the God of love, but I didn’t fully believe he really loved me. I sensed His love from others, but I thought of it as more an overflow from those who actually were, in fact, loved.” ( Transforming Love – page 100 )

“God Will Calm the Storms in You and in Your Life.” -Stomrie Omartian

I highly recommend this book for you , if you are walking in your faith and need to have His transforming love more in your life. I am recommending to you if you are very new to the faith. Take a step and see how God is working in people’s life by His love. One of them is Stormie Omartian. The thing is here , He already loved us. And still He loves us.

Read her biography here : https://www.stormieomartian.com/biography/

My dear friend I am here to pray for you , just leave a comment below

Written By

Dariush Youkhaneh

I wait for the Lord

May A new month of Autumn is here already. This is a month of wait. This is in my heart that, the Lord said wait. Wait my child and see how my hands work in your life.

 

I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
    and in his word I put my hope.
 I wait for the Lord
    more than watchmen wait for the morning,
    more than watchmen wait for the morning.[ Psalms 130 :5-6 ]

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With everything within me waits , it will wait for His promises. He is not the God of unjust. He is Good. He is just and my eyes look at this truth.  Softly , I am dancing in His presence. I am watching to see His goodness in this month. I humble myself  to his greatness. I am healed with His breath as I walk toward to His beauty.

This Autumn , I wait for the Lord. I wait to see his miracles more. I wait to see the Love of Jesus.

There is nothing can be better than this. Love of Jesus. I am going to sing Psalms 130 : 5 , 6.

 

My dear readers , Can you wait for the Lord to act. you might in the middle of the very important decision. But , turn to God, wait for the Lord , put your hope in His promises. This would be your best month as you obey Him in all your ways. I am sure there is a great future ahead of you. Trust Him and wait for the Lord.

 

Peace

Dariush Youkhaneh

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Keep Going..

It is a beautiful Monday. Summer gently fading away his hot face from us and we are anticipating to go into autumn. The trees are making ready to have a pleasure dance for us. Just a bit funny to see the yellow leaves are falling down and the days are falling shorter than before.

A window open to smell a fresh air of sea. A baby crying right next door and a dad cutting the grass momently. I am just wondering how awesome to be here. Love make this ready.

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A community of love with respect living next to each other. Look how nice to see to be this. But , reality says another things. we are living in a world of war and peace, sickness and health- death and life.

But , you have joy be satisfy who you are this is the way you have made.

Change your mind , when all others seems closed their mind to the beauty. You see good things on others and inspire them. You make the world better around you. Truly I say the revival starts within you. A heart of gratitude very much change your mood everyday.

Have hope to unseen above , this is the only light get you to other side.

“Let us go forward in peace, our eyes upon heaven, the only one goal of our labors.”
-St. Therese of Lisieux

Tomorrow is Tuesday. A day the Lord has made. Rejoice in it. Let us go forward with this confidence. Every steps , every day is a new opportunity to love yours and others.

Let us be thankful.

 

 

 

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

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Have you read my book? You will be blessed.

 

 

Blessings Promised for Obedience

Promises are beautiful things we can hold on to. We , as human make so many promises but most of the time , we are not able to make them true. It is alright. That’s make us human. Personally If I promise someone , I make sure I stay 100% till end, and give away my best to make it happen. I do not know you, but I am really love to be a kind of friend that will be counted. Why promises are important? Why do we need them? How can I be sure I can live in that promises ? Or what God promised to me? There are so many questions you can ask. But , in this moment I am here to encourage you that ” Blessings ” promises for you , if you obey! If you listen what God says to you. You know there is always if. A father promised to his child IF you be a good buy I am going to by this bike for you. It’s not entirely like that. But our heavenly Father loves us, in the same way we need to love him and this seeks obedience. If we can not obey well, we are going to miss the point and end up with a wrong direction.

Listen to this what God promises to us :

I am giving you a promise now while the seed is still in the barn.You have not yet harvested your grain, and your grapevines, fig trees, pomegranates, and olive trees have not yet produced their crops. But from this day onward I will bless you.”( Haggai 2 : 19 NLT)

 

Our good shepherded promises blessing in our life. In the time of dryness and wilderness. May you are struggling to find a right job . But God promises is bless you even you do not have a job. May you are struggling with a not a good relationship but God promises is to bless you in that situation. Think about that , How his promises change your life? never ever underestimate God’s promises in your life , they are blessing you in every direction.

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“God never made a promise that was too good to be true.”
Dwight L. Moody

Obey and see the fruit of it. Let our life shine in every area. From school to our job place. From talking to a friend to talking to a boss. We can be better , we can change the world around us by holding to the promises of God and obeying what he says about us is truth. Enemy hates his promises. The plan and purpose of living God is good indeed. God never took eyes off of you. He is look after you , here and there. Where ever we are he went and prepared us his blessings behind blessings for us. This blessings is not only within us and for us, also it is for others around us too. They will see how blessed you are. How youthful and beautiful you are, your smile , your love and you are act of kindness all together impacts them positively. An unbelievable energy with us – which from above not the world. From the Holy Spirit within you. You are a light. You are a blessing.

Let this be your declaration:

I am blessed , I am loved

Because I have a good Father, because I obey his love

I am blessed , I am strong

Because I have a good Father, because I obey his spirit

I am blessed , I am called

Because I have a good Father , Whom promised me is with me

I am blessed , I am beautiful

Because I have a good Father , whom I follow

 

Promise of God is a new season for you now. Enjoy the blessing!

Much love

written by

Dariush Youkhaneh

 

Be a Life Changer!

Being a Single man is not easy as I thought to be these days. As everyone keep asking you the same question. Perhaps a few years a go(maybe 2 years) I had a friend church asked me” Dariush you are handsome, walking with the Lord a good man, how come you are still single? ” hmm. I said” I don’t know”, deep down in me doesn’t ask this question anyway! The right person will come one day. I am going to do my task: Be a life changer.

I am going to continue to shine. Despite of difficulty of life and the obstacles in front. Not only be a life changer for other also for myself first. When I can change me, everything would be different. I am gratefully thanking for this truth in Christ. Because He is my life changer. I think you will be okay with it. You don’t need to pretend it, but live with honesty and integrity. If you want to a life changer you need to do some practices. Simply as it is.

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I am going to tell you what is my source of strength. Bible. Prayer. Going to church. Keep in touch with good friends. Family. and Many more.

You are an Hero already!

If you are single , enjoy your time. Have Faith the right person will come soon. Let go of things not deserve to be with  you. Laughter more. Explorer the faith and the world around you. There is loads of things you can accomplish – not necessarily need with opposite sex to be with you then you can finish it. It is okay to be sick some days- go to cave and come back to reality. We all need retreat anyway. Let us take a look at when Jesus healed that man with 38 years of sickness in his body. 38 years he was looking for someone to push him in the water and always someone else in front of him. But God , the source of all power that day meet him with one simple and powerful question ? ” Do you want to be healed ? ”

Are you serious? What type of question Jesus asked? of course I want to be healed – Of course I want to be free of this miserable life which I have never had experience to walk. Jesus is a life changer. The master of changing people’s life is right there next to him. There must be a confess in verbal. there must be said that ” yes Lord , I want to be healed “. There , the majority of us don’t answer that. Or we answer with very weak and low and doubt. God wants to know with all your doubt , you are still keep shouting ” YES , LORD , I WANT TO BE HEALD “. We learn here the very first step of to be ” a life changer ” is to confess. Verbalise your need of God. Tell him you need Him. Ask him to answer you questions . It is okay , if you are asking same question. God loves your persuasive heart.

Crosswalk.com site mentioned six truths about God that can change your life. 1- love 2- Personality of God 3- Power 4- forgiveness 5- Promises 6- Sovereignty.

The above truths can change your life and helps you to go toward to be life changer. For sure there are others need to be injected. This is a beautiful thing to have. Your gratitude of life and people in your life make such a huge difference. In this short nice life we can be what God said us to be. It is hard. But worth it. Look at the below verses that Christiantoday.com mentioned the 5 life-changing bible verses: Stick them to your heart, eat them like pill and have it on your home’s fridge:

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads 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 You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs 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.

Galatians 2:20

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

 

Written By

Dariush Youkhaneh

Photo : taken by me

I am in awe of You

When I see your beauty , I am in awe of you. When I see how you died for me on the cross that today I can have this freedom and walk in your presence without shame. When I see; you forgive me – this is a miracle. The sun without one turning back shining me your light. I am doing my own thing under the heaven but you are blessing me and thinking of me. I am just do not know what to say. Speechless within thousands words! Lips not moving but heart full of your awe.

I was travelling around Sydney for a few weeks. When I saw the beauty of my God. I just was full of thankfulness and I realised how big is my God. That was a place I felt safe and secure completely. Although there is nothing to compare His beauty – I surrender all in this awe-ness!

 

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Let the whole world fear the LORD, and let everyone stand in awe of him. (NLT Psalms 33:8). Everywhere you go , you can see with your eyes how awesome is our Lord. From here to your town , from your town to another. You can feel it and touch it- be full heart of gratitude in this life short on this earth! This is the real love. I am focusing on your promises Jesus. Be glorified in my imperfectness and complete me with your love.

Sometimes God allow us to be us! He is there dancing with the nature – waving with the sea to us. Touching our hearts with a whispering of his wind through the broken window. Even we lock ourselves inside the room- He is there. Trying to come into – knocking the door of our heart. Saying come my child let me show you how big I am.

Splendour and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his place. ( 1 Chronicles 16 : 27 )

I was always thinking I need a pair of wing to fly above all and enjoy. But I just realised I can fly without a pair of wing. I was thinking I can win every battle by my own, But I just understood this is not my battle to win. I was thinking I can love everyone, but I just got it if I only can love the one. 

Are you fighting on your ground ? stand in his awe. Are you well and blessed in your life? stand in his awe. When we live with Christ our love grows every single day, every battle day , every well day in all situation. And I believe for you as much as I believe for me. We believe in his love. We trust in him that is our firm foundation. We are the overcomer. Just stand in his awe. Believe God can do it for you.

 

Written By

Dariush Youkhaneh

Have you read my book ” 7 things for your soul”?

 

 

 

Oh Jesus

I seek you with the whole heart. I walk in your promises boldly. I am not ashamed of walking in Faith. In this young age , I will praise you. I will give thanks to you. Be my God , I’ll be your little child. I follow your footsteps oh Jesus. You are all around me , when  I am down , you are there to lift me up. When I am glad, that is your joy in my inner being. How can I forget your kindness toward me.  Even you did not know me , you gave your life that I can have a full abundant life in you. My soul  rejoices in this. Open my mind and let me discover the wonder of your love. When I told you about my troubles you answered me Jesus. Help me to understand your way. Your presence is heaven to me.  Your marvellous deeds are remarkable in my life.

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You make me an overcomer! I am determined to be faithful. I am strong in this. I am thirsty to learn more of you. I am here to obey your words. I promise to obey it with all my heart. I worship you, you only know what is going on in me and around me. I pray to you, because you are a great hearer! Indeed , I could not find anyone like you. You hear my heart’s words and respect them all. You are wonderful. Create a new heart in me. I long for you. I rely on your truth. Your truth set me free. I wait till sun rise. I will pass the valley of the darkness. I know there is a beautiful love of father hugging me kindly. You are telling I got you child, be still. I trust you , even it seems impossible! where are my enemies? They are all disappeared.  My eyes are look up that you guide me by your cloud in the day and you are the one leading my by fire in the night. Holy Spirit touches my soul to remove all hurting. I go to sleep with your lovingkindness and I wake up and praise you. Your love is evidence all around me. I am yours , you are mine.

Oh Jesus. Oh Lord , you are eternal! You word will last as long as the heavens(Psalms 119:89).

Holy Spirit rain over every reader right now. Let their life change in Jesus Name.

 

Written By

Dariush Youkhaneh

 

You Are Protected

I close my eyes and see my self in the hands of Angles. They are protecting me from the enemies. I look right the good army of God there for me. I look left the best army of God are there. I look behind the flood of Angles of God there for me. I look straight , He is there for me. Let the enemy come , I am protected by Him. Let the mountains come I can climb them to the victory. Let the ocean of unknown comes , I am known by Him. Empty hands – heart full of awe of Jesus. Broken of the sinful world but full of Joy of his love.

In the world but not of it- relax and enjoy the miracles of the only One in my life. I was in rush but not anymore. I am patient in His meekness. I see thousands of thousands are falling next to me – but I stay firm because He is holding me. Not anymore yoke of this world – but carrying the cross of freedom everyday. Singing a new song in my heart – one step close to his heart , to be like him- light in this darkness.

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Are you thinking about your future ? His got is in hand. Are you thinking about tomorrow? His got it , just give Him thank for today and leave tomorrow to Him. Open the doors of heaven by your prayer day in and day out. Change your inner look by being like Christlike.

The best things in life are not outward things instead ; they are inward things.

One dream , One life , One God can make your heart united with him. Close your eyes and repeat this after me: ” I am beautiful , wonderful made by loving Father. My identity is in Him , His angels are protecting me , I have more then enough – his grace and forgiveness that is all I need.

Take one important step in your life and let the love of God change your heart in whatever you do. You are loved – no seriously you are ! Who is like you? no one. you are you. your smile and love are special for somebody. You don’t need others acceptances , you have been accepted by Him. Made by Him , Loved by Him , Shaped by Him. Oh, I am loving Him more – because He first loved me. You have your own protection Angel. He is standing by your side. The Spirit of the truth will set you free.

We are always loved.

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

Photo credit : pixaby.com

Truth

“Now we pray to God that you will not do anything wrong—not so that people will see that we have stood the test but so that you will do what is right even though we may seem to have failed.  For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth. We are glad whenever we are weak but you are strong; and our prayer is that you may be fully restored.” ( 2 Corinthians 13 : 7- 9 )

I am not going to have another bible Sunday school here. Not at all. But I like talk about the truth in your life and in my life. The Above paragraph which the apostle Paul  saying to the church of Corinth actually it is for us .

The real truth is able to fully restore you. It can change your life in a positive reality of being. Your definition of truth it may be different of mine but at least we are agree in this – there is a real truth exist. The real truth remains always nor the time can change it. Paul says that in above sentence ” We can not do anything against the truth , but only for the truth “. Today I am writing about this , I want you to meditate on this words. Because by focusing on the real truth , your heart’s eyes will be opened. You grab a new prospective of the truth and what is it for me? That is why Jesus said ” you will know the truth ( the real truth) and that truth will set you free.” Walking in the truth make you strong , that will impact your whole life, beautifully. You can not lie anymore , you can not steal or cheat because this is not you , it is the truth in you – carrying everywhere you go. Jesus said ” If you only know me ” What does that mean? It means if you only know the real truth. Your chain will be broken and for sure you know what is right and what is wrong.

By this truth we can know his Unending Love ( click here for to read it)

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The heart of God , Is truly full of truth. Grab the heart of God , you will not do anything wrong. If we do , we are going the wrong direction. I want us to keep our heads held high with no condemnation. Truth is a helper of me and you in this broken world. I did not know about it , But God of all mercy revealed to me. How and when? By being humble and obedience. Our weaknesses  does not mean we do not know the truth , but ; that means we are strong to accept that our flesh is weak – and fight between flesh and spirit made us weak. It is okay. We are not surrender to the desire of this broken world but we are surrender to the only Son of God , Jesus Christ.

Forgiveness would be possible by the spark of this truth.

Let God change your heart to his truth. Than you will know why Christ dies for us? Than you can forgive others in this truth. definitely you will know what is the meaning of the lamb of God. By doing that , you accept to the holy spirit of God reveals the more (real) truth of himself.

So I don’t boast in the truth but I rejoice in it.

This truth will allow you :

1- Going to the right direction

2- To do what is right

3- To be strong

4- Fully restored

The above four , they are the sign of a growing person in God. But for sure there are a lot into it. For example Before Paul says ” Test , if you are in faith”. Truth , Faith , Hope , Love , they all working together. If you know the real truth , you can not hate the image of God( human ) on this earth. You love everyone , forgive them. You have everlasting hope and your heart is full of life as you are holding to the faith.

Let me know what is your truth? Is it giving you eternal life promise ?

Recommended posts for you to read :

Unending Love

Forgiveness

The True Vine

You Are All Together Beautiful

 

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

Author of the Heads Held High

 

Review of ‘Bigger Than Me’ book by Ward Brehm

Finally finished reading Bigger Than Me (BTM) book by Ward Brehm. Now here is my humble review of this book.  Brehm has written two books before this one; Life Through a Different Lens (1993), and White Man Walking (2003).

As I am not going talk about his character and other related interpersonal things, it is worth for you to have a check on his wiki page.

His wiki page says a short story of him: Ward Brehm

Brehm got a family , His wife Kris and three grown children: Andy, Mike and Sarah. As Ward main job is not writing, He was a business man working along side helping communities in Africa as two USA presidents gave him this mission to serve Africa. He had a lot of trips to Africa. But in Bigger Than Me book he has captured how the first travel to Africa changed his prospective and view of life. It seemed he was full of everything. It looked like money was not issue – He was making good amount of money as his business grew.

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In the middle of a good happy financially growing ( happy life) , Their life has been shaken by his wife , Kris, Been very sick! Cancer came upon Kris, They spent a lot of money – but as the sever of cancer was very demolishing – there were no chance even for surgery. But -It was a huge surgery- they did not give up. They went home and prayed. A day after with the whole this shocking news – they kept praying – until a Doctor has been found to do this sensitive ( life and death surgery on Kris). Brehm did not talk about how this news deeply negatively impact their family – rather He was more emphasising on positive thing of the story. That God is a provider and a healer. That How God is able to heal people even everything seems impossible. In the middle of all full life – Brehm found that earthly and material things of this world are worthless. Indeed they were , because no money was able to save his precious wife , Kris. He was experiencing it,very tough. But God do not test people with sickness and bad things at all. He lose himself  and found by God. He understood that Faith is a hope – an unseen hope.

As I was holding the 27 chapter of his hard copy book- seating on the train, am wondering how big is our God! Brehm was sick of himself , he needed time to restore his relationship with God where he can find his true-self. Bigger Than Me has written very well- But the content it seems are very heaver than the size of book. It is not smoothy readable book, When sometime you read a paragraph , and you are saying to yourself : what he is talking about ? You must read it again. Some quotes are heavy. Chapter to Chapter are different view.  A few chapter He talks about the pain of Kris healing – and a few chapter he talks about his healing and rest of other chapters mix of his sons and Africa and other life experience.

In general it is worth to read it . I do not pick books based on famous authors , But rather base on what is writer have to tell about God , himself/herself and other. Bogger Than me well written book by Ward Brehm has been forwarded by Rick Warren- Need to be mentioned that Brehm also brought a few quotes from Warren. In the end of 240 pages of book, Brehm brought 3 pictures which one of the he stood with President George W,Bush.

” Somehow we’ve brought onto the lie that good life is a showy one, But the greatest adventure come when we stop living for self and what the world says is important- and start living  for thing that really matter.” ( In the back book of Bigger Than Me).

My Rate for this book is 3.7 out of 5.

This is a personal rate , also you may find it better.

If you have read Bigger Than Me – tell us how was it? What rate do you give to it? What chapter most talked to you?

Here you can find how to order and other detail.

 

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

 

The Garden Of Our Ways!

These days are very special for me. As I am praying for a company change from God. He did answer in the right time with his special way of answering. In our terms and conditions we may see the things good for us. But God has his own way , He has his own term which is perfectly , perfect for us. We make decision with the human fact and our logic won’t be enough compares to our heavenly God decision. We do make decision in the base of what is right or wrong. But God wrap it up with his grace and love, with a wisdom beyond our human mind.

Right in Sydney is raining now! A beautiful rain all we’ve been waiting for. We had a really dry seasons from last year. I am thanking God for this beautiful , peaceful rain. Love this moment specially my favourite cup of tea feels more cosy! I care about you, you are my friend even I do not know you, my vision is to reach you to inspire you, encourage you is my most priority task. You think , I am careless about myself , not at all. If I won’t be in good shape how can I inspire individuals. Inspiring you , it will inspire me. every word I say here will definitely is for me too. I’d like to make here like one-one-one session. Like two lovely friends talk to each other- but I hope you won’t be tired of listening to me.

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Where ever you are right now. I pray for you that Love of God overflows in your life. Feelings comes and goes. Our moods will change but God will never change and He is always with you. All of us our needy people. some people more , some people less. What makes us special from others is we are the son of the most high who lives forever. This makes us proud but it is our responsibility to introduce this eternal life to others. Our personal growth is our responsibility more important then that our spiritual growth will help us to know the heart of God. I once was away from it. But slowly slowly by spending more time in prayer and the Word , God changed me inside.

There are a lot of things out there can steal that moment of stillness. Do not allow that to interrupt your intimacy with Father. From business to family. What ever it is . The moments I pray for my future career company – interviews – preparation . God revealed more himself to me and a soft lovely music whispered in my heart ” My grace is sufficient for you ” . I realized , I have the most important [thing] in my life , I am content. God was not stopping my dreams, He was reminding me that ” You HAVE ME , Means you have everything ” , all other things are temporarily and He will provide with a blink of eyes everything I need and I asked for. Have you thought twice in the below word?

” in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. ” [ Proverbs 3 : 6]

It was the matter of submission and being humble. Trust whatever he chooses for me will be beneficial for my life. Even the ways looks like narrow and impossible. My task was an act of obedience not less then that! It is like saying ” God I am blind ” you take my hand and lead me to the right path. The only thing I can do those moments offering my heart of gratitude to Him. Acknowledging Him is not a shame. It is an open-heart decision. In health and sickness. In prosperity and poverty. In gladness and grieves. The question is here am I willing to submit my ways to Him? Jesus submit His ways to Father. He is an example for us. Let us look after ‘ the garden of our ways ‘ and let Him do the trimming and smart in appearance inside and outside.

 

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

Author of the Heads Held High / Check my books section

 

God Forgives Our Sin

John says in his letter. Even we make mistakes , There is a Grace. A God of forgiveness to Love us more. Bible says We all sin and short glory of God. Sometimes we do things we do not want to do. We took some bad habits for a while – then we realise , Hey why am I doing this? This is not what I am called be to do? I am breaking my promise to God. When we reach to that realization we are like the Lost child. We go direct to our Father and I will say to Him. I make sin to you and I broken my promises. What was our thinking and what He was thinking toward us!

He loves us who we are right now.

He cares us where we are now.

The moment we migrate from our old bad habits – our sinful life to the Truth. We move from darkness to the Light. We pass our old thinking to a new thinking of purity.  Because God is Light. There is no lie in Him. We should live in the light. Mistakes are smalls , Grace are Big. He is a Big God. Awesome Father of Love and forgiveness. There is no mistakes that He can’t wipe. There is no sin , that Can’t be wash by the Blood of Jesus. The biggest mistakes are the greater opportunity to learn His love.

John Continues says in his letter ” God’s Son , Washes away every sin and makes us clean ” 

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My dear friend, by immersing ourselves into sea love of Christ. If we go into His loving presence with repentance, He forgives enough to reach our potential today. He is not here to limit us but freedom. If someone did wrong to you, Isn’t time to pass away all bitterness. Isn’t enough to reach His peace into our hearts! Let change the bitterness into Peace.

John says ” If we confess our sins, God will forgive us. “

If I confess , He forgives me. Even may the healing took a time. It is normal my dear friend. If want healing and peace of God overflow in your life- it is time NOW. Right Now confess to receive the healing. Right Now.

He is the Eternal Life. The Life truly we are desiring to have. The First Love we always wanting! Thinking about the things are pure and sunny. Haha He is our joy in the morning – He is our heart and love. Enemy always there to trick you, to steal your joy , to stop your progression. Blessings come overflow like a river into your life. You got promotion in your work, You got joy in the wilderness. The good smells of Jesus fill your house. Believe it and receive it in Jesus Name.

 

 

Written By

Dariush Youkhaneh

 

The Story of M.. is the Story of Jesus.

OOOps other way around ! the story of Jesus is the story of Mine.. M M M .. Capital M . ME. The story of Miracle is the story of Jesus.

Every one trying to give his/her own idea- If you believe it than you are looking to it in on way! If I am sharing anything here to you know – it is limited into my own world experience only. I am work in progress still. I may know how to drive but I am not know how to ride a horse. So I am so willingly waiting to know your story in your situation , in your city and country which I do not know what it is like to!  This is were Jesus’ story comes in. Jesus healed sick people – He perused Father’s will to be done and shared beautiful love of Him on the earth. But How come this story was so loudly which went to end of the earth ?

If your story strong enough may be loud it to your city – if you novel it; may sound it through country , if it is pretty famous than go through couple of countries and than through whole earth- but may after a few years be forgotten! But what is the story of Jesus remained remarkable after 2000 years plus still a fresh love story. It is not about creating a new own world for yourself to reach there- It is a bout a personal encounter with Him. It is about reality truth ! If it was not real – it should not be survived till now! Because Jesus himself comforts his own followers with love and compassion even there is no evidence to prove it.  Even in the mix of pain and suffering still His followers , following Him without expecting Him more to give. Takes it more; even his loves one need desperately a miracle for healing; crying out to God but nothing happen , Still they are following Him lovingly with seeking face. What is the story of this?

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Grace is the story of redemption. It is God’s world which has been stolen by sin. I am here to have victory over it. God’s word is enough to comfort me even there is no voice of Help. Years after years , getting older and older; looking for purpose and meaning; But right there my story begins when ” In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. ” Yes your story and my story begins with Genesis 1 : 1 . If we are killing someone , we are killing our own ones. We are in one Family , created by One God in forms of Father , Son and the Holy Spirit. Our story is His Story , because Our journey starts when “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. ” We did not know where to start he knew and he had a great plan for it. My purpose is to testify His name here , there and everywhere! 

My ” meaning ” is to live a life of honour for Him- I am belong to Him and he is mine. He created me to live for Him. I have no other world except His world. I have no other idea and opinion to makes me doubt of ” my home heaven “.  He made me complex and gives me simple Grace. My own choice do not make me better – I will align it with Father’s will; that make it better for me. I enjoy life – live in it freely. I Help others , love them and forgive them. I receive the hurt and pour it out to God’s feet and He gives me strength to endure it. Because He knows one day we will be with Him forever. My teacher gave his life for this story – the story of redemption and freedom. I heard a thousands gave their life – after a while I heard millions of people gave their life to this story. The story of Jesus. Why Cannot I live in righteousness ? Why Cannot I live in peace , love and freedom?

I have decided to make change – A huge change not inside of me – but people around me even there is a lot other stories seems to stole mines one! My story is the real one because it is the story of Jesus- A heavenly story. A story of true healing and redemption. My repentance accelerate much better everyday. Not the word of my mouth only but the word of my heart evidently changed for a better. That makes me be more genuine and faithful. I peruse it to awesomeness. In every daily activity of my life –  home to school ,  home to work , Home to shopping , in the car , on the way .. In everything – My story is the story of miracle of Jesus in my life.

 

Here

Now and forever.

 

 

By

Dariush Youkhaneh

Author of Serving the Living God

 

 

 

Prepare for the Best

I want to know your heart God. I am searching for the best in your presence Lord. I am not looking to myself and saying oh I am not look like you! Instead , I am looking to mirror and saying I am blessed to be your child. I will never change the word in my mouth – My mouth and lips will praise you forever. I wear a new cloth of you. I am so lucky to know you. Funny is this world not to accepting you Jesus! They ignore you for nothing. Even , though , You love them and give them dreams and visions.

I want you more than anything else in this world . You are my life and every breathe I am taking right now is yours it is meant to be yours. Fool are those put their trust in object of this world. I am humble for your plan and purpose in my life. How can I prepare myself for the best? Tell me the secret of your heart Jesus. Open up my inner being to know you better and better. Takes away all my iniquity-  Let your blood again and again wash me over.

I am forever thankful for the Cross. For your loving heart , I am in awe Jesus. Tell me how to be like You? Tell me how to be the best of You? Tell me the whisper of your precious love. Let me drink your tears of Joy and drawn me into your ocean of righteousness. Sanctify me and accept my heart repentance with an honest worship of my windy heart. See , take it away if there is anything that you don’t like – make it your Home. Thank you for sharing your goodness with me , Thank you that you create a safe place for me , Thank you for simply loving me without knowing me. How great you are?

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When this world gives me Pain , You give me Peace. When this world gives me trouble , You give me Truthful. When this world gives me lie , You give me Love. When this world gives me hassle , You give me hope , When I am faint away you comfort me and tell me have Faith. I see you everywhere , your hands doing miracles all around the world. Fool are those denying it and bless are those believing it. You are my leader. I am learning a class that you are my teacher.

My confess is this: to love you more , to know you more and to obey you right! Teach me your way – in a way of yours. I love you Jesus – Lucky my heart that have a place for you. I am preparing for you. This is your home.

 

 

Written By

Dariush Youkhaneh

Author of Heads Held High

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Living now

You are loved before creation of this world you are living now. Who said you are useless ? I am sure it is not the one whom called you for a good plan. It is us we can make this decision to treasure his word in our heart. The Life you have now it is not yours but the One who made you to be here! Feeling and experience are two different things. When we make mistakes and do the things we do not want it. It does not mean we are deserve the grace of God. His grace for everyone. His glorious richness of presence. He is not far. He is so close to you , so near . He said Seek me you will find me. Right here I am typing these words and right there you are reading it . God knows your heart deeply better than yourself. He can change your life in a second. The beauty of this life is in Him.

He is light.  100% pure Love of Him is yours. Pray , Seek , Pray Seek ..

You know He is so much involved of your details of your life. Leave all to Him. Leave your worries, Leave your troubles , Leave your sickness , Leave your doubts , leave your weakness , leave your pain and tears , Leave ALL to Him who is Able and Mighty.

Make clear the air of your life with a clean life of freshness in Him. It does not matter from where you come from , It does matter you repent and back to Him. Here is the simple formula. Call upon name of Jesus – weather you feel it or not.

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He never leave you. He is with you. A good friend of life which brought you from death to Life. A new life with Him. Full of Joy and peace.

Do not hesitate , All things are here tempo , the sickness , the happy times , the sadness , the moments all will parish . But His presence will never leave you. He Loves You.

Say it with me :

Thank you Jesus that you are with me, Thank you that you brought me back to a beautiful life with you, a real meaningful one. You are not like those friends watching from distances to see what happens when I am in trouble but You are so close to me , loving me and protecting me. What can I offer you? I have nothing except a broken heart. You given me Life today. Thank you Jesus

 

I am little bird learning to fly, I am not in the cage of condemnation.  any more, the word of God came to me and said ” Therefore , There is Now no condemnation those in Christ Jesus “.

 

By

Dariush Youkhaneh

Abide in my Love

All of us have something inside that pushes us toward to do an act of kindness toward others. Some of us are aware of it some not and some others potentially do not use it as it is. Love is a gift inside me and you. A gift that we can give others and make our and their day and night lighter and brighter. It is not simply a good feeling. It is a real sense of being and joy inside.giphy

Love speaks itself to iniquity and make a bridge to loveable and peaceful life. It gets help from the tree of gratitude that’s fills our day full of blessings and thankfulness. I am more content with it. I am more satisfied with my life and people around me. I love me more when I reach the divine love of God within me. When I realise someone within me look after me – the Holy Spirit.

It costs me nothing to love me. It costs me nothing to love others. It rewards well. It gives meaning to life – A life full of life and love. Love holds no wrong , Gives without expecting to receive. Love stays till end and endure joyfully for the sake of its own. Love loves you. Love never fails you. Love is always with you and supports you . Never given up on you.

“Love is like water; we can fall in it, we can drown in it and we can’t live without it.” ~ Unknown

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Love does not look to money , popularity and the way you are living now. It does look to the heart through the eyes of human. Love is a fire , a powerful never-ended flame. Sometimes I wish I was little in love in person , I ‘ve never experienced that- but I am more joy and love within me which it is incomparable fact. But indeed, I am in love with who made me be loved! I am in love of Jesus and Jesus is in love with me! Doubt is never part of this love. Am I talking about human love or God’s love. Well – a love is love – with never ending road of peace and joy.

I am in love with his ‘ greater love ‘ for me .

John 15: 9    “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. 16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.

Take God’s love- the human’s love is in it already! When we Love , God , more , we are more in love with each-others around us. We see that in Jesus – Whom so much loved us which laid down his Life for us. Because he knew that Father’s love will make us free and pure. Actually Love is freedom. When you freely love someone , you are accepting that you are humble and obeyable. We have no love without his love toward us first.

How can we obey this love? How can we stay in this love? By loving him more and more every day and night.

Love is blossom, A white flower to see , touch and smell. It sees beauty , It sees joy and it sees new. It creates peace, It creates ‘stilling ‘ , It creates ‘ better you’. It creates a new soul , bold , fresh . The real true love stays forever , it is not like ride and kiss. It is to be in present . To know someone in the strange place. It is a friend that stays with you in the right time – in right place with right people. It meant to be with you in whatever colours of the sky is.

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. George Sand

Love is peace , it is a piece of joy.

 

Let’s replace all Love word with Jesus. Now go and read again!

 

 

Written By

Dariush Youkhaneh

Day 179

There are 186 days remaining this year. Almost half of our 2018’s year gone. Today is day 179 for us. Right in the middle of winter and the foggy nights.  I am about 4 months into my new job and about 6 to 7 years going to same church. I’ve moved couple of houses and now about 1 year static in one house which I love it so much. Okay this was very short stats of this year! Let’s go eight into heart of God.

Last night again I met such pure humans in the streets. They do streets outreach and humbly serving the Lord with their hearts. They sacrifice their time and heart to God – not because of their comfort and desire but because God’s passion fired in them. I love the way they serve – I love the way – they love disadvantage people , those they are weak in spirit- Those they need a little bit more attention in our society.

Day 179 is about ‘ The Coming Messiah ‘. Almost I could not believe it , Yet Isaiah , hundreds of years before Christ  was born , predicts that a virgin would conceive and bear a son.  He is our Wonderful counselor , Mighty God , Eternal Father and Prince of Peace. The worries of today will disappear into His goodness , In this 21 century – which everything pushing you to be fast and fast . We need to stop a moment and consider what is our really priorities. Our Gratitude’s are not lay down in material worlds. Our real joy and peace is beautifully sleeping in Jesus’s arms . Not only we can experience His presence here now- Also we are asking of returning of our Messiah.

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One  side of World are in Peace but the worries  never ended as another side of the world in War and terrified. I am asking to Jesus . When would it be ended? Kings and Queens comes and goes but the poor and the riches  are still there- The Son of God came to give us life more than we can imagine and believe. Still people out there wont believe this simple truth of God – They feel miserable, alone and lost in the carnal world. They could come but they harden their hearts. They would confess but deny to follow Jesus. They said the earth age is 4.5 billion years but we look like 10 years old – Still understanding what is going on around us?  Hey! I am here to open up my heart to you and have a simple conversation. How was your 179 days ago. How are you today?

You are more than conqueror. Victory is everyday in your life already. Isaiah 26 : 3 says ” You Lord , give perfect peace to those who keep their purpose firm and put their trust in you”.

Three elements we need more today :

Perfect Peace

Firm Purpose

Trust

It does not matter where we are now – we need perfect peace which is find in Christ. No other way around.

Firm Purpose : “But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth” (Exodus 9:16). This purpose never fades and will never ever grow weary.

Trust- That is a skeleton of our faith – believe in unseen things. Hold on to a life to come and brings hope to a dry bone.

Let’s keep going – Let’s try more – Let’s be light and salt even with some mistakes. Let’s pray and follow – Let’s obey and trust have a perfect peace in the middle of chaos.

 

 

Tell me how is your day 179 is going?

 

 

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

 

 

Be awake

We are humans. We fall in love . We break the rule . We make the laws. We love . We hate. We fail . We joy . We feel and touch . We see the beauty and We create the ugly.

Indeed. What is going on inside world of humans. Why some are selfish and Why others so good like angels? As the study of humanity is a great philosophy. We quickly adopt our self to a new environment. We learn how to drive but miserable sometimes to love our neighbours. Indeed , Who are we? A complicated existent! We learn how to speak still we can not spell the real love! I am brining these things that makes us pay more attention that who we are!

If you are young – may you find this difficult to grasp , The concept of being. because still you are busy to know where you are right now. Or may you are busy with your exams. That’s Awesome . Keep doing what you are doing.  Go ahead and read till end this post and in the right time you will understand what do I mean.

My existence is to love others deeply. To be kind to people around me and ultimately everyone. I know there is always someone out there misuse you and try to take advantage. My advise is to stay away and evaluate where you are! If you look at Jesus’s life on the earth. He was always around . Pray and heal and go to another location. Because he was doing what he meant to do. What mission do we have today to follow. What we are doing is it pleasing our creator?

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One of many differentiations of human and animals is ‘conscience’. Some people pay attention to it – some not. It is very important for you and me to know what is right and just and good to our soul. We need to feed it right and well. Although that related to our culture to – to the family we grow up – to our characteristic . Today we make peace and tomorrow we fight and after tomorrow we reconcile. If God is good to all – we need to be good to all too. Jesus said love everyone. Oh how hard it is. This teaching is so hard. How can I love my enemy , those did bad to me. How can I love my classmate whom did bully. How can I love my parents those left me behind. How can I ? You can make a long list of it.  But God message is simple for your conscience – He says to it ; you love them , you forgive them and I am with you.  In Luke 6 : 27 says ” Love your enemies “.

Past world needed love. Current world need Love. Tomorrow’s world will need love.

My dear friend the ancient Greek formed it in 8 types of Love.  What we are not recognising today is love. We need to grow in Love. We need to understand what is love- a real love is deep and complete in God. We need to be content what we have and inspire each other in Love . Be motivated that we still alive and can love someone out there.

I was out there and I saw an old lady with a full trolley and I asked her kindly that allow me to help her out.  Ask someone may they need your help , be with someone may they need your presence, Know someone may you will be a blessing to them.  A real love is not ugly it may be strong but it always wants good for others.  We see even Bible says Love is greatest. Stay young with loving others. Whoever you face today or tomorrow – who knows you may love an angel! I know the best is yet to come. I know you are good because you have been created from a good good God.

Be awake for Love.

 

 

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

Wisdom Chat

8 days of winter gone here in Australia. It feels cold , some days rainy , some days cloudy and some days sunny. 8 Years I am here in Aussie land. No regret , every days was a new learning and possibility. 8 years to be here as fast as 8 days for me, life is so comfortable to not to be bothered. I just got it now. Be in that zone or other way around still you have challenges every day. At least we have to be agreed in this that ; difficulties are everywhere. ” If you want to be best , you need to try hard “. This is not my word , that is what the world is required! I am here to open my heart to you and have a chat. I hope this would be a good company. I am here to hear your word too. ( just leave a comment ). Before talk lets grab our teas ( I love organic green tea , to be honest: I don’t like coffee I am a tea drinker ; )  sorry I know ).

It looks like more Fall here rather than winter , in this month you see Sydney’s trees more yellow and falling down nicely. I am hugely fan of winter specially in Christmas times when snow ball falling down from sky , It is a miracle for me – you know ; specially when you haven’t see snow for eight years 😦 . It is okay to feel compassion for me  haha

The last two years here in Sydney was like :

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Now , you can say : SORRY!

It feels like you are in middle of Australia ! Like Broken Hills area.

It is  a blessed country , surrendered by beautiful beaches around. Another thing I need you to tell that still no internet availability at home , I am here right in the library type up what I need to share. Still It is okay ! It is complicated and long story why we haven’t internet ! we have only a few days left to World Cup. Do not know how we are going to watch but I know Australian match will be broadcasted on national TV free of charge 🙂

Just be said can’t wait anymore for the matches to be started ! ; D

 

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At least , 4 years of my life I was waiting for this moment from 15 June- 15 July World cup games in Russia ! Why I was waiting ? Three big reason because I love football , I play football and I have passion for football 🙂 Please do not go away if you do not love football , I know you still love sport . But recently I was trying to watch a sport which I really do not agree to watch called ” RUBGY ” .

Ooops I even do not know how to spell it 🙂 –  Not offend to my fellow rugby friends. They have passion and it seems they loves rugby :). But I am seeing the real football ( soccer ) fan is growing much and much everyday.

But don’t get me wrong still :

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Okay! To be fair I love all sports , actually I love Chess and play a lot on my phone. Just last week I played basketball with some of colleagues and I enjoyed it even I did not the role of the game. What Sport you are passion about? Which one are you playing now? If not, choose one and go for it : ) or join me to cheer up for world cup Russia 2018.

I think is enough  ; ) lets talk about our spiritual world now. I hope you are reading your Bible . I know you are. I’ve decided for this month( the whole month ) read the book of Proverbs , I am on chapter 8.

Does not wisdom call out?

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The decision you make it is based on your prospective of the world. The family you grew up have a significant impact on all your decisions. Yes , It is part of impact too when you born in a different country and context. It is all come together and form you view of this world and your brain contains bunch of roles , regulations , cultures and memories. But with God’s help you can form it for kingdom’s purpose. It need a little discipline and practice everyday. You need to reformulate your brain’s wire and restructure and feed it in a right way-well. But All not going to end it , you need grace and mercy , forgiveness and love which definitely you can (ask)gain it by humbly and honestly asking God for it?

Quote : Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom! Thomas Jefferson

Believe me , Godly wisdom will open many doors for you. Your prospective will change , your whole life will change , yours and other positively will be impacted when you hit it by Godly wisdom. You do not need to be a good communicator. You have received naturally to speak ( good and great they are level of your practice ) .

If you are looking for to have fruitful life and wisdom. Keep reading and asking God for it. There is not other place you should look for. Yes , there is a lot people out there can help you with – but why not get started with the source of all Wisdom. I am taking this that you can add this into your life – to be able to make at least a little bit good decisions ( we all make bad decisions by the way )

Proverbs 8 : 35 says :

 

For those who find me find life
    and receive favor from the Lord.

 

Wisdom is life. Wisdom is water. Wisdom is bread. Wisdom is everything.

What type of wisdom I am talking about ?

But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.  ( James 3: 13- 18 )

Okay , I think we know where we are now or :

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What do you think about the above image? : ) funny but true : ) isn’t it?

I think I can not keep typing anymore here in library , Data Got to be  finished.

Before we leave take this with you :

” Get Wisdom , Get Understanding ” ( Proverbs 4 : 5 ) 

 

Have a blessed week!

Don’t forget leave a comment. Invite someone here !

Love ya!

Dariush Youkhaneh

Guest Post By Emma L( Exhorting Thy Brethren)

Exhorting Thy Brethren

Here is a guest post from sister Emma Letter. She is humble and have a great testimony. Hope the below words bless you from her. If you want to have a guest post or a word to say to inspire and encourage someone why not! Please drop me a comment and  will arrange for you soon. 

Hearing a Testimony is so encouraging to not only the story teller but to the listener also. It strengthens us and helps us overcome the enemy of our souls. (Revelation12: 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.) Do you have a testimony you can share with others ? If you have been born again then surely you have a testimony and It just may change a person life from the inside out. So on that note I will share about God in my life and who He can be to you! I encourage you to seek the Holy Spirit to help you understand what is being said in these following paragraphs. Only the Lord can give you revelation and a understanding of what is being shared with you. God is a mystery to those who don’t have a personal relationship with Him. He is some entity far-far away in another universe or even doesn’t exist at all. But to us, born again believers God is 3 Persons in 1. The Father , The Son Jesus Christ and The Holy Spirit. He is the Living Godhead. Each Person of the Godhead have different attributes and you can distinctively know who is who as you mature in your relationship with Him.

 

I would love to share with you my experience of the Precious Holy Spirit. My passion and prayer is that you may experience this also and even deeper than I.

 

Who is the Holy Spirit ? Think on that for a moment. Who is He to you ? Do you know Him ? If you have a relationship with Jesus and Father God then you are hearing from the Holy Spirit! How so ? The Holy Spirit speaks what He hears the Father say and His ministry is to reveal and lead you to Jesus. He does not boast about Himself.  John 16:13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. I really like this verse. Something I have often said in the past is  Lord do not let me deceived but always lead me to your truth. If we have a real genuine desire to know nothing but the truth the Holy Spirit answers our desires. I like the last half of this verse even more ! That He the Spirit of God  will inform us, tell us things that are of the near or further future. I do not boast but in the Lord for the Lord’s Glory and that you may be edified. I experience the Spirit telling me things to come very regularly. It can be a burden sometimes or it can be encouraging sometimes just depending on the nature of the prophetic word.

 

He is the One who wooed you to Jesus the first time you felt in your soul a tugging and curiosity to know who is this God. He had planted a seed within you.

 

The Holy Spirit is a Comforter,(In other versions of the Bible the word Counsellor or Advocate are used instead of Comforter this gives us an idea of how He comforts us) as it states in John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

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These verses mentioned in the above paragraphs, amongst many more, are so real to me as they have shown me the Wonderful and Powerful acts of the Holy Spirit in my life not only in my life but it can be just as real in your life also. You can experience Him and His ministry!. Seek Him today !. Not tomorrow or when it is convenient timing ! There have been times in my faith walk in the Lord that I was so confused, terrified and even felt like the enemy had won and that I was defeated. But I continued to keep my eyes fixed and focused on God though to be honest that was difficult. But I hung on to the Lord and His promises especially in the Book of Psalm and also loved Him with all my strength. The Holy Spirit was intervening and ministering to me His comfort and He was my Counsellor. He told me everything is ok and will be ok. That I am in the hands and arms of my Personal Saviour Jesus Christ. I would pour out my turmoils, heartaches and pain that I was able to express to Him and many times just His Presence was enough He didn’t really need to say anything and the pain that I could not express He reminded me that He knows my heart even without speaking from it. We are a Temple of the Holy Spirit therefore the Spirit can use us to comfort others. 2 Corinthians 1: 3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

 

So next time you see or hear a friend or even a stranger in trials, testings and turmoil why don’t you sit with them and be a representative/ambassador of God to them you don’t have to speak just wrap you arm around them and let them speak or even pour out their  tears. Its truly amazing with such Wisdom The Holy Spirit knows exactly what the weary heart and spirit needs to be told and there is no false flattery involved it is all truth. So next time you feel inconsolable turn to the Holy Spirit and seek Him out. He will comfort you and lead you to the Heart of the Father. Moving along we come another verse which says,

 

Ephesians 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit , which is the word of God.

Wow this verse is amazing to me. It says a lot. In the past and right up till now. When I have engaged in warfare against the enemy. I remember to  take the Sword into my hand and stand firm in the Lord. The Sword of the Spirit is actually the Word of God aka the Bible. Confessing the Word of God out through our mouths has power it is likened to a double-edged Sword as it says in Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

 

The Sword the Word is the complete truth and speaking the truth and believing in the truth and living by the truth the lies spoken the lies believed and the lies once lived will flee as does darkness when the light is switched on by the Truth of God. The devil our adversary will flee as we walk out the truth. That is not to say he will not attempt and try to steal , kill and destroy ( John 10:10 “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy) us but this is where we must speak the truth and use the Sword of the Spirit. If I was to only have one verse to exhort you with I would give this verse to you in regards to this topic it is from 1 Peter 5: 6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. The message I desire to get across is that you must trust the Lord in helping you through your difficult times and allowing Him to minister to you by His Holy Spirit. He Loves You and so do many other brothers and sisters around the World. You have family a spiritual family and our Father is King and Lord.

 

Numbers 6: 24-26

24 “The Lord bless you and keep you;

25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,

And be gracious to you;

26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,

And give you peace.”

 

 

By Sister Emma Lette

Expanding The Kingdom of GOD… Jesus Loves You

 

If you have a story to tell – please send me a comment on this blog and let me know. Your story will bless others. Thank you – Dariush Youkhaneh 

May

Month of May is here, for us it means leaves changes their color and we have expecting a little bit cold weather; compares to pervious month. Dryness of the season will be seased and flowers and the greens get more water. It is time a dance for God. Having patience to see the Spring. I am wondering where are we now? I have readers almost all around the world. I know you are in different season of the year. I wonder where are you right now? And what do you up to? Because we are almost near the half year and our gratitude need to be lift it up from where we are now. Do you see the wonder of God around you? Have you noticed it? Even with your difficulties and pain. Bibles talkes about it ” for everything there is a season”.

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I believe; we are living in the edge.. a generation forget about their identity. Searching and seeking and looking everywhere to find it. Sanctification , seems, it is a heavy duty now, that reached to border of impossible! Living in a world of 21 century and freedom. Millions of information in a second in your hand! Accessing anything at anything! Advanced medical and great hospital facilities! With all that said , miserable to cure human soul and heart ! Forgot where we came from, forgot who is our soul creator , forgot about who died from us , forgot about who we are. I believe God is in work , even we forgot Him , He did not! He stayed on his promises, He loves to heals us. But ” If you faithfully OBEY the voice of the Lord you God “. I want to listen more to voice of God in this Month . I want to grab myself close to Him. I wan to know what will please Him. I want to clean myself from this sinful world and do what not makes me happy but Him because I know that time I am IN real joy and happiness.

I wrote a book many years ago about ” Happiness “. I asked my people around me gives a definition of happiness. Interestingly everyone had a different answer. God reveals himself differently to everyone but the destinations are same. Some said ” I define happiness to help others to love them as they are “. Some said ” I define happiness when I see my children walk with God ” …

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God of all universe gave us the cure for our soul and body. The cure is to obey Him. Than blessed be your basket and your plate. Than blessed be your household , Than blessed be your bread, if you obey the voice of the Lord. Living in the edge it does not mean , we are done, No. It means we have a chance to come back where we belong. He says ” Come, everyone who thirsts “. It is time to rise up in your community and help someone from fire. It is time to be a leader to lead your people for a good. It is time to be you and brave as you are. Jesus said ” I am with you where ever you go “. Chosen people are protected by almighty God, Do not allow a little fear keeps you hold of the plan and purpose of God. Your mission is bigger than your fears. Behold I made you my people.

So , look to future. B R E A T H E. Means [be] Brave  Refresh Excitement Able Transform Hopeful Enjoy.

We are going to be brave; our God is greater of all.

We are going to be refreshed ; we will renew our hearts and mind to be like him everyday.

We are so excited for what he has stored for us.

We are Able; because He is able than we can do all things through Him.

We are changed and transformed by his grace. Always there is second chance.

We have hope for a great revival in us , in our family , in our community , city and country.

We enjoy the life he has given us in this life and that life.

Take Heart and keep going and always look for a change that can transform your life forever. This going to happen when you trust and let it go .

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

 

Wonder of..

I like to walk in  the jungle. In a quite moment of birds’ songs. The songs of old trees. Those trees which clapping for me momently with their beautiful leafs. I like to see people are chatting on the balmoral street. They are old- experienced and beautiful souls. They saw the life more than me. Their houses are a treasure of heaven, Their hearts are most amazing diamond.

How God lovely made us. Different opinion, different look , different love , different approaches.

Perfect love covers all our differences. We are made to be united. From one family, one mum and dad . One, to have full life for a better.

Thousands of voices out there. Right and Wrong are mixed! God is good. Kettle is boiling a hot water. We are in the border of a change! Eating an apple from garden and cooking chicken on charcoal. Swim in a salty water … Life is good. I do not need to be afraid. Short life make a better of me. Wonder of which voice I am listening to ?

 

We are here to respect each other. We are here to love each other deeply. Yes , we make mistakes and we are like the waves of the stormy ocean. wonder of who am I respecting to?

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Now , My heavenly father , There ; from your throne come and sit in my heart again. Take away my impurity. Give me wings like birds to fly. A voice to sing for you. When I cry count them and replace it with a morning joy. Father, When I see people are dying and suffering because of injustice my heart will break- take it and comfort it . Lord , my mind is short to know your glory. I obey you. Let me know you again. Let me be closed to you. On my way to work , I think of your wonderful jobs in my life. Indeed it was great Lord, But I need a fresh miracle- I need a miracle today to have testimony for tomorrow. I am searching for it even in my unknown place. I am seeking and longing for that Jesus. You died for me that I can ask today- You died for me on the cross that I can have this power to be you and no body else! I do not want to be copy! I want to be a real holy and pure version of you. Wonder of who am I in you? 

People by their act indirectly asking me who do you believe? I am into sinful world Lord. You said me before be carful and know there would be trouble for you but I did not believe it that time- but Jesus please do not ask me again because I can see it with my eyes how people are suffering , how am I deep into heart of trouble! Please give me your hand when I am falling down and lift me up; don’t allow your precise one sink into unknown. Oh my dear One. I want to know you more and every piece of me thirsty for your presence. My inner being shouting for your greatness and love. Where there is no hope I would be your light there. I know myself your ambassador , encounter me with your sunrise of faith where I can push myself to believe you more. Wonder of how can I be used by you?

Now I realise how much you love me. When I took the second step toward you. When I returned home to You. Home is a safe place for me. Let me be unknown here but I am number ONE in your eyes! Where my eternity with You..always.

Love you!

 

 

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

I Run For The Prize

I run for the Prize

There is a pain still? Yes there is. There is a mistake ? Yes there is. There is a struggle and tough time? Yes there is. There is a sickness? Yes there is. There is .. There is.. But that not the end . I know till we are on this earth we have all difficulties and pain. I am not finished yet, Even may I carry the pain in my body; shall still I praise Him. Because I know one day I get to Heaven. One day I get my all answers.

I am an overcomer because my Jesus done the job already on the cross.

There is no pain any more and any tears. I am here to be a witness and have faith. When my soul join to eternity I am in the rest forever. I am running toward to goal. I run for the prize. I forget what is behind and looking what is in ahead. I chase the vision of kingdom. I embrace what is true till that day we are free free indeed. I may off the track sometimes but I am in complete vision of my Father and my humble life is in his hand and control.

What can stop me for the plan of my father in my life? My mind? My flesh? My lies ? My past/present mistakes? My illness? My pain? My loneliness and worries?.. NOTHING shall be able and have power to separate me from the rooted plan of God in my life. I am waiting to rejoice in heaven. I am looking forward to reach and see Jesus.

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You Say : Dariush you are telling beautiful and promising words. But what can I do now with my struggles?  My beloved reader and friend. I love you so much that is why I am writing for us to let us know how much God loves me and you. The most reason we are struggling now it is because we are too much focusing to “seen things”. But still there would be pain even you focus to ” unseen things”. But you see the things differently, you are going to receive the heavenly glasses on your eyes( when you focus on God’s kingdom). All till that day. Heaven and great paradise waiting for us. What me and do can do right now? Isn’t to go before him and asking for ” what is the next step “? Me and you not anymore looking for answer but we are the answers. Me and  you not anymore looking for the light , we are the light. Me and you not anymore looking for peace; we are the peace. Because Jesus is in us. What should I do now? I run for the prize till that day. I figure it out that our most struggle we are in now; is because we are looking to surface- we are not into heavenly realm yet. We say Amen to most prayers and not knowing what is really meant. We are happy Christians and not received the joy yet. Because we are spending much more time on earthly things – but struggling to spend 10 minutes with our creator.

Philippians 3: 13 -14 says : Beloved , I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do; forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

I am looking to do that ” ONE THING ” ; one thing I do- What is that ” one thing ” look like in your life. Is it forgetting what is behind? Is it a small forgiveness. Let replace it with the power of Holy Spirit today. Lets have the Spirit of living God change us inside wherever we are right now! Lets believe we are citizens of heaven.

No more I am going to run from myself , I embrace who ever I am. I am created wonderfully and beautifully. I am gaining a wonderful peace in my life as taking the steps closer to my God. Here I free my soul from all obstacles of this life… carry the cross.. love myself.. love people. Love the life and looking forward to gain more knowledge to improve … Now it is the time to shake yourself of old way and wear a new one. Now it is the time of change. Now it is the time of ME and YOU. Let us stand fight for our faith and push the darkness away and have HOPE for a great future ahead. Who said you can not? That’s the enemy. There is never late to come back. The attitude of a hero is never giving up and trying hard to get the result. We pray hard , we help a lot , we have compassion heart , we are peace and live in peace. We obey and submit to our God. We listen to Him and spend time what is the best for our soul. We practise the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ in our life by meditating his word every day and night. We stay in light and bring others to this great awesome light.

  • Even my boat is broken- I wait for Him
  • Even my heart is tired – I offer my whole to Him
  • Even my future is foggy – I trust in Him
  • Even I lost my way – I look to him

 

 

In Jesus Name

 

 

 

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

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He Won’t!

God has been good to me. I do not know about you. I feel it. I see it and in everyday in my life a new blessing is prepared. In my quietest moment He has been my hero and cleanse me completely from my desire. Psalms says ” I will always look to You “.  Season in and season out , Day and night .. I am here to Praise you my God. People using different technic to keep themselves happy. There is one real God who gives you enough peace to have joy in you. There is a lot of choices out there , but with a shout I say : You are my choice Lord .

I do not hold on the light of this world but the real light in me which Jesus Christ my saviour has been given me.

Each year we are getting older , In some of us there is a hate when our birthday roll in- Time is short and we are spending where? When mind can not tackle the reality and a real love is a rare these days. Who can see and touch a real love when hatred and war flaming every one us. With all my heart, I will celebrate, and I can safely rest even may my heart beating fast still I am able to say “Hallelujah”. I will happily sitting at your right hand Jesus and tell you my all story and you count them as blessing for me, You have shown me the path to life.

Sometimes we forget how much is important a heart of gratitude. A heart of gratitude is filled with awe and kindness. What is matter these days ? Love , patience , kind , faith and hope. Which one do we need most? I am here like you ;” learning to run safely in love ” But a small voice of Holy Spirit makes me free and I say like Nehemiah ” Oh Lord, God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps his covenant of unfailing love with those who love him and obey his commands “.

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God won’t be bother of loving you. He won’t be tired of helping you ; because his love is unfailing and unconditional.

I taste this and I am saying you as my experience shown me. He was always look after me, even may in a short time I went on my own way – He even saw me when I was in darkness. But How good he is – like lost son waiting for His son to return home. Rich or poor – all of us needs his presence. I am wondering where are you at? I pray you always be found in peace and at feet of Jesus Christ to receive forgiveness and newness. We are here to experience this love on the earth. A heavenly love that wash us over again and again. He loves you as you are. He never will be bother of loving you. Because you are created in His image. Me and you , are ; likeness of God to do what we needed to do for him.

He won’t be.

Never!

 

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

 

What is your best motivation in life?

This is the question I asked in Quora. I got the great answers from people. About 50 answers and getting more. Sarya quoted that ” You are allowed to scream , You are allowed to cry, but do not give up” . And Debadipa from India answered well. She says my motivation are my parents they are amazing and I can not be here without their support and inspiration. She continues ” I have a coolest dad , He is my best friend. My mum is the sweetest lady who’s really pretty. They  are my role model, inspiration, motivation and everything”. Her answer have about 1400 views and 41 up voted. And Malar answered the same and she believes her MUM is her best MOTIVATION.

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Another person says ” When I wake up in the morning and I find I am alive , I am able to breathe, there is sun in the sky, I am able to see , listen and walk , that motivates me much “.

Martin says ” Your heartbeat. It’s alive. You are alive. As long as you have a LIFE to LIVE , don’t quit”. This is also related what Anand says ” LIFE ITSELF , everything around me motivates me , He brought up a quote for us from Sadhgutu Jaggi Vasudev : ” Motivation lies within every breathe you take. The word motivation is a myth. You are alive and life in this whole cosmos is going on is a reality“.

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There were other awesome answers to this question also, But brought up my question here to my beautiful followers and friends and whoever reading this blog now. What is your best motivation in life? Is it your money? Is it your family or friends or particular person? Is it life itself ? Is it routine of this life and thanking of what you have is perfectly motivates me? I asked this question to inspire us and help us whatever we have in life is a gift. It is a real gift that no one can even offer us back this one again accept the ONE who designed us.

For me the most and best thing that motivates me is to help others. Yes , My mum is a hero , She is the strongest human I know and without her I won’t be here today. But there is a reason for it. She helped me in this world so now my task is help others to know what was the reason behind that. Mum said ” by His grace I am here today “. That was the reason she was strong. I want introduce you to the Love of God and His fullness will give you meaning in your life.

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No rules can help you without knowing who He is and what He is done for you.

This was the same question the young rich man had from Jesus( Book of Matthew 19 : 16-22 ). He asked Him. Rabbi , what do I do to get eternal life? We are so desperate for the life after death. Because we had enough of this life. We had enough of negativity and war in this miserable world. The same question we ask God. Even may our rational mind to stop it. Even may we do not believe there is a God with all suffering in this world . We ask: God How can I get to you? I am tired of this world. The young rich man asked exactly this question : How can get to you in there? I am motivated enough in this world and have confidence to ask this question. I want to be perfect , how can I be the one you want me to be? How can I be perfect and whole?

You know what Jesus’ answer was. ” your money can’t get you there, Follow Me “.

Following him is the best way to motivate humanity.

If you want to be motivated talk to him , listen what He says , walk with him in all your ways in this world. Yes there is a time to be down because we are living in sinful world and we can not avoid it anyway. If you want to be perfect follow him and submit all your ways to Father in Heaven. You can not find this perfect motivation in carnal mind but instead having a spiritual mindset. The young rich man said ” What do I still lack? “. We lack his presence in our life. We are following our selfish way everyday without asking Him for help. We need to look at a permanent motivation. Small and everyday motivation will comes and goes. Life itself gives you enough energy to move on. Proverbs says ” Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding”.  Walking up every morning and saying I trust you God in all my ways. Please lead me today and lift up my motivation for everything I do.

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Psychologist Jordan Peterson quotes ” Don’t underestimate the power of vision and direction. These are irresistible forces, able to transform what might appear to be unconquerable obstacles into traversable pathways and expanding opportunities. Strengthen the individual. Start with yourself “.

Start with yours with believing to supernatural things in your life. Not by our own power and ability but the Spirit of God.

Jesus in Matthew says “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible“.

What is your best motivation in your life ?

 

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

Photos : Pixabay

 

Start Small!

” Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot beh trusted with important matters “ Albert Enistein.

Start Small is one of the practices for becoming a better character. Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush mentioned in their book called Compassion in Action. The big things start in small part of our life. Our daily habits makes our whole day and week and month and eventually we got the entire year. When we are claiming the stairs we can not fly from step 1 to step 10! We take one at a time to clime to the top. Our lessons for today is a bridge for tomorrows success . Our main growth are dependence in this small steps.

Even Jesus spoke about this matter : ” “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. ( Luke 16 : 10 ). When we start small we need to be honest than we have proved we deserve to receive more and in much. Courage is one of the key to have a go for this quality as Winston Churchill once said ” Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is a quality which guarantees all the others ” . Start small is start small move. You are helping yours to be a better person , a man and woman to face the reality.

When Jesus started his ministry , He spread out his message slowly ( by the plan of the Father). Each they street to street proclaim the good news of heaven.

Thomas Oppong in his article highlighted this ” You must first make a commitment. You have to decide that you really want to make a change or transform your life this year, and that it’s more important than almost anything else. And find the things that eat up your time that are less important than the changes you want to make. ”

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Indeed there is a need , that is ” Change” and fight to find the ” Why” that will allow us to know why we are here and taking progress everyday. If you know why you do believe in Jesus Christ, you will definitely know about eternal life( a whole meaningful life). “We started out to get a computer in the hands of everyday people, and we succeeded beyond our wildest dreams.”-Steve Jobs. The big dreams do act for small pieces. You are matter , We are matter because we are helping each other somehow to fulfils the great mission.

Father My prayer is; you bless our little small step everyday. You know how much is valuable our small light in this darkness world , Please make it big. Please take us there, Please while we are here on the earth give us potential to more forward for your kingdom. Lord we can not do it without you, Hold our hands and teach us how to take these small begin. In Jesus Name

 

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

 

Selah!

One of my most favourite chapters of book of Psalms is Psalm chapter 46. Yeah , I know there are a lot good chapters ( by the mean all chapters are perfect, just saying). 71 times we see the word ” Selah”, at the first I was wondering what does that mean? But soon , I found that the word is not known , however a few interpretations are exist. Like ” so be it ” or ” pause and think ” or ” stop and listen “. We can see this word in chapter 46; 3 times. However I am not here to talk about that word , me and you  are here to ” paus a few minutes and think about God”.

I am willingly taking one step toward my pain to learn God’s Love more, Even it does not prove God will reveal himself more in pain.

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This will help me to know I want Him more. That Pain and troubles are nothing compares to His Glory. Let my grieve be a door for his greatness.

In the very first verse of chapter 46 says ” God is our refuge and strength, ” Pause here and think – listen what God will say ? Do we have any other helper to help us? Who is our refuge ? Who will refill us with energy and give us power? Is not God? Of course HE is the ONE. When we say God is our refuge , it means we accept Him as our master . Master of our situation and circumstances. Believing his existence will help us in the times of need. Remember that we can say ” I AM THAT I AM is our refuge and strength ” or ” I AM WHO I AM is our refuge and strength ” ” YHWH is our refuge and strength “. It is not any other God , It is the Father , It is the Son and It is the Holy Spirit … our refuge and strength. Let’s Pause and think about it. Continues says ” and ever-present help in trouble “. Immediately God shows up in the middest of our difficulty. In a second the master of our life help us to over come the challenge .

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In verse 2 says ” Therefore we will not fear “. After we believed He is in control , He is our Master than we definitely will not back off . We stand firm in peace and strong. Continue Psalmist says even rivers and mountains and seas and whole the universe be upside down, He is God and still in Control.

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Come and see the works of the Lord,.. Selah

Remember the days Lord helped you , Remember his mercy and how his hands help you out- Remember the first days of your believe in Jesus. Who we are and how we do is depends on Him. So , Invite you one more time Come and See How good He is.

“Be still , know that I AM GOD,.. Selah

It is the time to be still and know EVERYTHING in heaven and on earth are HIS. He made it , He Got it. This is promise for my future . This is Hope for my broken world. If He says I AM God , It means a world for me. It means I AM in your place , I AM where you are now. I AM supporting you emotionally , physically and spiritually. May it does not look like but I AM.

 

The Lord Almighty is with us;

The God of Jacob is our fortress.

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In the end I want us focus on this , That HE is with us. Feels good. But He is, really is. Our soul would be fill of his greatness , love and compassion. Whatever we do and wherever we go He is with us and also gone before us to prepare the way.

Please have a moment , Stop and Listen to what He says.

 

 

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

Intimacy with God

We are searching for the answers – a mountain of unanswered questions. We keep them one day in one place , it would be answered. Father God , But I am asking you only to all my uncertainty and questions that you only know my heart! I want to be one step closer to you that may your smell of truth gives me some peace. I am not here to search for answers only for whole my life but I am here to know you more and waiting to get to you one day.

You have designed me like Yours. Your fingers paint my heart and my soul rejoiced in you. I’ve flied but my wings has been taken from me now. Lord , you are the one said to me ” follow me ” , your whispered still are whispering in me. Each year, each season , each moment I get to know you more. When I am more in pain , I am more closer to you, is this the way you want me to be closed to you! Certainly not ,  in pain or in joy , in sickness and in health , I have always looked to you and you have been the same. Wear me your armor of Grace and forgiveness. Able me to love others unconditionally. Let me see from your eyes , Be like what you want me to be. I am going to full trust in you. Even may my mind cannot comprehend it.

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In your garden of heaven , gift me the crown of life; A new sinless body. As you are building my house there, Can you paint it with your best colour there? Also , I want to be huge window that will be opened straight to your Glory. You are my friend , I am yours.  Heaven is the place which me and you can spend time for eternity. A perfect place to be. There I am able to count stars. There, I am able to walk on the waters. There , I am able to see you, face to face. There , I can take the fruit of life on the trees – Able to eat it. Drink water from unlimited fountain of life.

I surrender to you all, and my prayer is to know you more. As you are preparing a place for me, I am waiting to see you one day! Revealing yours to me – a glorious day. I live here because you are living in me. I try here because you have died for me. I run here till I am in your arms.

 

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

 

Why not share it to your friends and loved ones. Let them know there is place  a perfect place which the Lamb of God preparing for us.

∞ Life!

It seems the limitation of internet access affect my blogging here. I wanted to write to you a few days ago but I couldn’t as I do not have internet at home at all. Yeah , Such a shame ! living in the heart of city but no access to net. Anyways but I see it as an advantage to keep up my soul fresh by reading bible and others books. One of the book I am reading ( almost finished the reading of it ) called When to Jump by Mike Lewis.

I have been crossed by one of the fascination story of Barbara Harris whom became a bishop. The first black woman to be in this position.

She said in her 3 pages letter ” If you believe in what you want to jump to , then I encourage you to make that leap of faith and not to be timid. Make that leap, and see what the end may be. That being said , first try and make a plan. Think about a way you can maintain your lifestyle in case the jump is not successful. When I first considered ordination as deacon, I had to think through how I would support my self. When I became a priest , I could not maintain myself on a priest’s salary. I had to have other ideas. I had to have a plan. ”

Such an inspiring book. There are a lot of short story of people who changed their career and how they became successful. I definitely recommend you to read.

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Okay. How are we? I hope you had a chance to read my latest short book. If not please do a fav to yourself and be encouraged today and go to this page to have a copy of it.

The words are highlighted these days for me, is LIFE. But not a temporary life , An Eternal Life.

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EL is the most vision of us. It was the vital words for Apostle Paul. Paul and other disciples knew that ( further in their journey they realised more) the gospel we are preaching be accomplished on the earth only , that would not be forever gospel. If our God is unseen God , We believe and hold on unseen things we also have to believe eternal life. A beautiful hope that will never and ever perish. You know! We see things and act accordingly. But in spiritual realm we do not see the things and can not act fast and respond it. Some people out there do not believe to anything on the existence of the things. Still with all great philosophy topics they could not answer the simple and important question of life.

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”

Having a heart to heart relationship with Jesus shift our view to an eternal prospective life.

 

I am waiting for that day, that everything be revealed to us as mirror. We see the true but we can not recognise it. We do know the right things but we do wrong instead.

Everything is not flesh. Our small mind can not comprehend the big thing of spirit. I had a couple of conversation with a friend many years ago, He even did not believe that we have spirit.

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We are Spirit. Because with this Spirit we can worship the only One. “I believe… the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.” I believe eternal life commences after the second coming of Jesus and the resurrection of the dead. I believe there is a place for punishment. I believe there is a heavenly place for those have a heart to heart relationship with Jesus.

N.T. Wright argues that “God’s plan is not to abandon this world… Rather, he intends to remake it. And when he does, he will raise all people to new bodily life to live in it. That is the promise of the Christian gospel”

 

Pray :

Father , I pray that you give a new prospective to see the things the way you see. Open our eyes and heart to see and understand they way you are. We are waiting for your coming back Jesus. We are waiting for you Jesus. Let us hold to the joy of eternal life till we see you face to face.

 

 

 

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

 

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This is my first letter in public about this topic. Don’t take it personal. Digest it easy.

Yes, There is a time you wished someone would be along side with you. But singleness is a blessing. If God plan is for me to be alone on the earth right now- So it is what it is. I am talking from Christian prospective. I do not know what  would be singleness without Christ. Perhaps , May I would not be single if I was not Christian. Because there is something in Jesus keep you warm and safe. You feel it when you walk with Him everyday. And Apostle Paul sense that presence that is why He said in his letter ” Sometimes I wish everyone were single like me—a simpler life in many ways! 

A simpler life in many ways. That is true . indeed true. But it is not easy. Single life has own challenge and obstacle in front. But in many ways is simpler than a married life. I am not here to encourage us ” Oh stay single forever, Nah , I am here to encourage us that if we are single and desire to have someone ( opposite gender ) it is better to wait for God’s timing “. Temptation is so many in a world of sexual disorder ! am I trusting God. Each valentine’s day is a remembering God’s love either we would be single or married. It is great to love someone. But it is greater to love someone loved us first.

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Bible sayStay where you were when God  called your name  ” . Be Proud to where you are and to who you are. And Also to who you becoming. A pure heart have a smile in any situation. Our spiritual life is so important than our body life. It is Spirit of God , who will make us alive in heavenly realm. There is so much pressure around you , Yes I know. There is much things going on around you , Yes I know. Be still and shake off all dust of this world and pray continuously as Jesus did. I met a friend today on the way to library He told me that I found someone and I am dating today (Valentin’s day) , He Said ” Dariush I am looking for someone to get married , not girlfriend “. I said ” That’s great mate “. Indeed , that’s awesome you found someone go for it , but a single rose and go for a date.

Friends , Stay where you were called to be. God is there. Hold the high ground with Him at your side. 1 Corinthians 7: 24.

Your life is complete with or without marriage. Our life is hidden in Christ , It is a gift to be YOU.

Vaughan Roberts in His article on the gospel coalition talks about four things God says to singles that : 1- It is a gift 2- it is an advantage 3- it is hard 4- It is not permanent.

All of them is right and true. We got Jesus on our side, the best of best and the king of kings. Let your gentleness and your kindness be known to people around you , not a making up love but a genuine love which company’s with Heavenly Father. Sure, soon or later The God of everything , who died on the Cross for us will give us all the answer.

C.S Lewis in his “the four loves ” illustrates beautifully about affection , friendship , Eros and Charity( Agape) loves. But the Agape or unconditional love of God is greatest of all.  

Father God , In Jesus name  we came to you. You are the one we can trust. You  are our first Love. We hold on to you very closely. We allow and open our hearts to your endless love. We thank you for eternal life. We thank you for everything you have done and you are going to do in our life. Here Father I pray for singles and married people, Pray for any human being that all are in the centre of your attention. I pray that they experience your unconditional(Agape) love. Where , There would be no lack of affliction   and attention. May your word will be done to us.Amen

 

 

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Loves

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/four-things-god-says-singles/

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+7&version=MSG

            

Review of “Love like you have never been hurt!”

This review is only for first chapter! of ” LOVE LIKE YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN HURT “

Normally I do not mention or put any review from other books. But I need to confess that this book is so different of others. It is something powerful- honesty in it that will attract you.

Jentezen Franklin always have been my inspirational pastor. He speaks from his heart. Recently , He just finished his book called ” Love like you have never been hurt “.

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His book will release on 6 March 2018. He released first chapter as free. And you can read it here.

As I have finished reading the first chapter, this book is so different from other books he has written. He has so much more life and grace experience. I am going to talk deep about it here further. He put his story in it beautifully with an honest word. It is like He is setting in front of you and pouring out his heart and hurt. Yes , He has been hurt severely. Which I assume it is not separated from all of us. Vulnerability is not a sign of weakness but that shows your strong and brave to move forward.

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Genre:

Introduction starts nicely with an old proverb. The story of how a dog be loyal when you treat the dog well. I am not sure what he was pointing exactly but it seems it is about life and us.  He gives you small bite of his story  , Cherise ; His wife  is with him long the end of chapter one. I am sure we are going to see her name all over that book. Now in the main story, He is telling us his real challenges. “Life gets real! ” He mentioned. 

Mostly , He talks about His struggle with his marriage – I mean 100 percent of chapter 1 is about how they had really sever life test. Their little young teenage girl hanged out with wrong crowed. One day Him and Chersie drove down – 3 hours about to her university and took her out of that circle. 

It seems the name of book taken from a verbal communication from other people. As he mentioned ” I heard someone told me love like you have never been hurt “. He Nicely pushes us to whatever struggle we us , we need to TRUST. 

Lisa Bever Commented on this book and She said ” A profound message on the power of unconditional love . A must-read ” 

The questions is here. Why Jentezen sharing his personal life struggle with us. Everyone of us in any degree have own challenges. He even shared ” His arguing ” side with his child. The most close answer it would be ” Love “. A father is a father when puts everything first for his child.

My recommendation :

This book is perfect for those family they have teenage kids at home. With this in mind also great for those they do not have any children.

 

Go to His book page :

http://book.jentezenfranklin.org/

Dariush Youkhaneh