Nature has a story to tell, a new fresh start, don’t delay getting into the nature

I barely could juggle my foot when I walked on a long iron-like bridge in the middle of a jungle back home. My brother used to walk on it quickly; even he had a drink or two. My older cousin always looked after him when he couldn’t keep himself straight for a moment. We used to go out for a nature day call; every family gathered and celebrated and have a meal in the middle of nature and being together; I loved it, because there was such power when we gathered as family.
I have always loved nature, don’t make me wrong, everyone loves nature; I am very connected to it and understand the fresh smell of wild strawberries. Maybe spending time in nature in my hometown was why my love grew in being there. I learned the power of the family and how it is essential to be bound together. Nature taught me well.
Back to our reality, As I walked through nature in Australia, I remembered how faithful is God. I came a long way, I came from an anonymous past to a known-now present with a new identity which something makes me: me, who God loves. I took the below photos with a view of a new fresh start. It will inspire you and it warmed my heart :

Have a plan to go in nature, walk and enjoy the fresh air, and hear the sound of it. What will you learn? Stillness, kindness.

Written by

Dariush Youkhaneh


Love is Home by George MacDonald

A poem by George MacDonald, Love is Home

Love is the part, and love is the whole;
    Love is the robe, and love is the pall;
Ruler of heart and brain and soul,
    Love is the lord and the slave of all!
I thank thee, Love, that thou lov’st me;
I thank thee more that I love thee.

Love is the rain, and love is the air,
    Love is the earth that holdeth fast;
Love is the root that is buried there,

    Love is the open flower at last!
I thank thee, Love all round about,
That the eyes of my love are looking out.

Love is the sun, and love is the sea;
   Love is the tide that comes and goes;
Flowing and flowing it comes to me;
   Ebbing and ebbing to thee it flows!
Oh my sun, and my wind, and tide!
My sea, and my shore, and all beside!


Light, oh light that art by showing;
    Wind, oh wind that liv’st by motion;
Thought, oh thought that art by knowing;
    Will, that art born in self-devotion!
Love is you, though not all of you know it;
Ye are not love, yet ye always show it!

Faithful creator, heart-longed-for father,
    Home of our heart-infolded brother,
Home to thee all thy glories gather-
    All are thy love, and there is no other!
O Love-at-rest, we loves that roam-
Home unto thee, we are coming home!

Knowing the Heart of God by George MacDonald

Your friend

Dariush Youkhaneh

Three Questions God Asked Jonah that Can Applies to Ours

Jonah’s life is an interesting one; We read a portion of his mission to Nineveh. In a couple of days ahead, I will share more about his life and other chapters with you. for now, we go straight to chapter 4 of Jonah.
Let me start by enlightening us. Jonah’s book is full of questions. Start with a question and end with a question. Interesting! Isn’t it?
In my paraphrasing: ” God said to Jonah: Would you go for me to Nineveh’s city? ” And ending with ” Am I not right to forgive the people? “

So, let’s see what the three burning questions God said to Jonah in chapter 4?
1- What right do you have to be angry?
2- What right do you have to be angry about the plant?
3- How much more, then, should I have pity on Nineveh, that great city. After all, it has more than 120,000 innocent children in it, as well as many animals!?

If you read the book of Jonah, you see Jonah was a stubborn person. He did not want to go to a place that God said him to go. He just runs away like a teenage boy. But, there was a process, and God only knew how to deliver it to Jonah. There was a lesson. And Jonah took it hard.
We are the same, Sometimes God has given us a mission to be done, but we have millions of reasons not to do it, And then, when it turns out God was right, we become angry – Do we have right when God is right, and we become angry? Being angry is not sin itself! God has a plan for you, and God has a specific goal, designed only for YOUR LIFE. It does not matter what situation you are in right now! It does not matter what title you are carrying with you. It does not matter how it does look like our bank account every day. It all comes in our obedience to God. Question one is an answer to our circumstances.
Right when God accomplished His plan through Jonah! Jonah got out of the city – to see the wrath of God on that city. But, God had mercy and compassion toward the city as people realised the depth of their wicked ways. And God showed this by a lesson through a plant to Jonah. On a hot-dry day, Jonah enjoyed the shadow of a plant God had grown for him, and the next day the plant is gone, and Jonah complained.
In question two, I guess we can learn that ” Everything belongs to Him, the smallest and the biggest! Let God does what needs to be done. Do not complain about what God has given you and take it back from you; he is the sovereign Lord and has the best interest.

God said:” How come you are angry with a plant which grown in one day and perish the next day but not the 120000 people in my image?

What we can learn from those questions :
1- God wants our obedience (do what God said to you to do)
2- Have compassion ( even with no evidence, be compassionate toward others)
3- Trust ( trust god will be with you)
4- Our God is a God of Mercy (don’t underestimate his mercy toward everyone)

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh’

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

Beautiful nature at Buddero National Park

Here some are beautiful nature photos from Buddero national park. The interesting thing about nature is they continue to proclaim the beauty of God. As some are hurting the planet, other people of all tribe and nation are admiring the voiceless sound of trees, rivers and mountains. God is hovering over all. The Bible says, “Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known.” (Psalms 19:2 NLT)
How come they continue to speak and praise Him with a voiceless sound? How come we don’t honour and proclaim His Name? They make Him known. Heaven and earth all belong to Him only. Let’s see his magnificence and make Him known. Are you with me in this? Thank God for this. With all our weaknesses, we can see and enjoy his handwork.

Written by

Dariush Youkhanhe

@All photos are taken by me and are original

Autumn, Glory , Life

We are in the middle of Autumn in Australia. As the deadly covid-19 virus still claiming the lives of people around the world. By now , most people found a way to deal with it. Some are taken the vaccine, some are waiting to take the vaccine, some are escaped to the rural areas, some other staying away from the city centres. And sadly others are mourning still.

It seems , the life styles are getting shape , like a clay under hand of a potter. Still , most of them , carrying the  luggage around from the past to present ,hurting themselves and others. The smells of cold winter days are ahead and still we are not ready for it.

One thing that life can teach you is to be patient, it is ‘when’ and ‘How’ to apply , it’s important. 

We almost listen to everything,  looking to anything , going to everywhere we can , travel as far as we are able , altogether we forgot listen and look to whom created us to be. Being wise means have a secret life with your creator. Sometimes a prayer can change You, your inward life can hear and respond with a Joy outwardly.  Let’s get rid of all luggage. Let’s look to our Jesus. In our workplaces, in our homes , in our interaction with one another. Like a train moving to its destination , let us move to our destination. I know we can do that, something in you is stronger than anything out there. Keep your energy focused to the finish line with endurance. So , practice your Faith , Practice your love , practice your hope. Rick Warren well said ” Living for God’s glory is the greatest achievement we can accomplish with our lives.”

A glory full of grace and truth. Because He is God. He is Worthy of all. You have a purpose in Him , the sweetest thing in life isn’t about how Great we are , nor how rich we are? It is about glorifying him in the way we think , glorifying him in the way we feel and glorifying in the way we act. So , it is not about tomorrow , it about your ‘Now’!  Be in the season , use the talent God given you to be more like His Nature. It is Autumn here , the yellow leafs are dancing for a brighter days ahead. 

Comment how is your season going? What does Glory mean to you? How can you bring glory to God in your life?

Peace and Love

Dariush Youkhaneh

I lift my eyes to you..⬆️

..To you Lord , have mercy on us. O God , enthroned in Heaven. Have Mercy for the people of India, who are in pain and sorrow of sickness , have mercy ! We keep looking to you Lord , not others. We keep seeking your high love for all nations! Let Your wings of mercy covers it all, Let your angel of heavens comes and protect.

I lift my eyes and to see your wonder Lord. To see people gets free ! We are in edge of losing our everything, but you are mercy loving Father, you are Just great God. I know and I know that I can put my TRUST in you.

Keep looking up⬆️

Dariush Youkhaneh

Whisper of God’s Love

April is here. It seems Corona calmed down in our towns and all restrictions gone with the winds. People back to work as usual with trains , buses and their own cars. The environments had a breathe for a year of rest, the jungles , the trees , the greens and the rivers, all had a year of restoration. The bad people got back to their own wicked way and the good people continue their charity and ministry to the world. Not only that we back to our business of Love, to love people, to love one another.

The sun is brighter these days. It doesn’t bother the skin any more. The guitar man playing his instrument in a better way. The world still does not have the power of unity. In Kolkata poor kids still looking for the foods. But there is Hope. Which just Christ brought us a few days ago by coming out of grace alive. If our greatest achievement measured in this world , we are missing the point. To seek Him , to find Him. As St.Augustine of Hippo said “To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.

We miss the point if put all our Hope in our human achievement! Difinitly , we enjoy God’s victory he has given us here , on earth ! But, not our ultimate hope! Our greatest hope and love is in Christ alone. It doesn’t matter how look like for others. Caralyn Collar says in her latest video ‘I am Free” as she has given her testimony of recovering from anorexia. God changes lives. He is the master of all seasons. From opening the red sea to calming the river on a boat. From rescuing a nation of slavery to rescuing whole world through His Son Jesus. “I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10b.

War isn’t stopped yet ! Injustice isn’t stopped yet ! Peace is far reach for the nations to come. But Christ is calling for a life more abundantly. A life full of eternal hope for all nations. Can we hear his whisper call of life? We all equal in his Love, no one is less! Everyone of us got His attention. He looks at us such a way of incredible and unexplainable Love. That is why He adopted us to his family. God is not going to change his Mind. So ,I am here with my everything within me , inside out , to proclaim his goodness. His faithfulness has reached to far and farest nation. I am wiping my tears when I write this to you that How much he loves you!? I am not tired to say this to you my dear friend! Yes , to you , are reading this. He loves you so so much. Where ever you are! He is there with you. He is ” a calling ” away. He is “a prayer ” away!

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
John 10:11 NIV

With my everything 🧡

Dariush Youkhaneh

Our Victory in Christ!

Romans 8:26-28

Sometimes we are speechless in prayer. We can’t pray as the burden of the world to much to present. But God knows , He gave us victory in Christ already. He is working in out life. He given mind of Christ to overcome any situation. I remember when I was about a decision , I didn’t know what’s the best one would be or what’s the worst one ! I needed a hand of God to show me and direct me to the right path. I had a short prayer from my heart and I went to act what was the best in my eyes. I remember, Gods hand worked according to my good and He turned the bad to good for me. I was stunned of His faithfulness. God works for his people , for his chosen nation. You are his nation , His chosen one.

Had a great a soccer training last night. What a fantastic evening to break the mid-week , to play football with your team mates. As you know we won our division trophy last year! We went one step up and this year we will be playing in a new division with the boys. I say ,God : I thank you for being with us in all steps.

About to go to our training

I am sharing my victory to you in Christ. To know that , we give thanks in all and all. God gave me vicoty at RunWest event run. As you may know from my posts , I did a 12km run competition with fun times. It was a fantastic run. About yesterday got an email about official photos of Marathon are out , the below are some of them, to God be the Glory :

These are some of the mements of vicoty in Christ for me. 12 km run under 60 mins ? Indeed , It is a victory ! Praise to be the One who know the heart of every human.

When I felt , I can’t do it , God says you can , push a bit more , you will celebrate the victory at the finish line. Same as you my friend, don’t give up keep praying, keep pushing to the finish line and celebrate your victory with God. I know life is harsh, I know you ve been hurt , perhaps all of us got that scar of life. Run for the prize, don’t stop ! Close you eyes and have a deep breath and say ” God thank you for the victory of Christ in my life , I will finish the race by the help of you.

Victory

Dariush Youkhaneh

Prayer before sleep

Night 4 / 7

God wants you to celebrate His promises without any insecurity or inhibition. His promise of forgiveness is rooted in His faithfulness.Enjoy your righteousness in Him! If we confess our sins , he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)

Finally, rest in His promise of your future. As you read this passag, let your guard down. Don’t allow Satan to plant any doubt in your mind. Celeberate and even scream in worship. Your faith in His faithfulness will give you the strength to endure whatever is necessary. Celebrate our future together:

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ” Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. He who seated on the throne said, ” I am making everything new !” Then he said ” Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” ( Rev.21:1-5)

– Crazy Love, Francis Chan with Danae Yankoski , 2013

Stay tuned for tomorrow night prayer. Night five , please share this to your loved ones. I am sure it will bless them.

Rest well in Jesus Name

Dariush Youkhaneh

A Divine Grace

Three things a person must do for to be a Jesus follower ( to better to say; to a true disciple of Christ) : ( Matt 16: 24)

1- Deny Himself / Herself

2- Take up the Cross

3- Follow Jesus

We are not called, love the world  but love the Lord. I know that, part of me do not want me to deny myself. Me , wants to follow me-desire ,  denying myself is not in my dictionary at all.

What does really mean deny myself ? John Piper says: ” There is zero profit in owning the entire world, since that cannot save your soul. The soul can’t be bought by all the wealth in the world.” Denying myself means accepting to put off the honor , wealth , and anything that is not from heaven assurance. It means I have not need to be anxious of tomorrow , if I have already denied myself means I got what it meant to trust Jesus depart of outcome. The perfect season is a season I trust Him more, even the wave of problems and trials comes I’ll be right to face it ! I ain’t to move , because this is not me any more but Jesus with me. Oh How great is this. Oh sweet is to know God is Faithful in all. When I forgive myself , a new window will open. If the world wants me , but that time I am ready to pay the cost , that time I am ready to deny myself and my desires. I got it. This is the key of restoration. Free myself of this world. Forgive me and others. No stronghold will keep me any more. I look up daily and say Thank you Jesus , I am yours as Brother Lawrence said : “I did not pray for any relief, but I prayed for strength to suffer with courage, humility, and love.”

The Threes above are not a recommendation from Christ to us , but , rather a commend to all His true disciples.

John Piper continues in His article called ‘ Deny yourself for more delight ‘ : ” Therefore, when Jesus said that the way to follow him was to take up our cross, he meant at least this: Be willing (without murmuring, or God-criticism, or cowardice) to be opposed, to be shamed, to suffer, and to die — all for your allegiance to him. Or, to go to the heart of the matter, to “take up your cross” meant to treasure Jesus more than we treasure human approval, honor, comfort, and life. Our suffering is not a tribute to Jesus unless we endure it because we cherish Jesus. Taking up our cross means Jesus has become more precious to us than approval, honor, comfort, and life.”

Billy Graham well said ” “Christ demands first place in everything. And you have to come to Christ realising you’ll have to pay a price.” Following Jesus comes with a cost , If others tells you otherwise , they are not honest with you. Yes , Following Jesus is the best decision of our life. You have a forever-friend . you can call him your brother , your husband , your groom , your best friend , your lover.

Oh Lord, you sustain my whole being , Let me feel and know that you are in control of my life. Forgive me if I don’t deny myself to take my cross and follow YOU. I am weary , I confess it! Let remind myself and put you first in all my action. I recharge my soul , mind and heart with your peaceful presence. Than , I can understand your DIVINE GRACE and walk in your light. Say Amen.

Your friend

Dariush Youkhaneh

8 year anniversary achievement on WordPress

This post is a special thanks to all those joined me for this journey of blogging and sharing and hoping together. Eight years ago with a burning heart of posting and blogging and inspiring me and others , I have joined to your story.

From the bottom of my heart, Thank you. I am so grateful that I can share my heart, my faith and my life with you , on this platform.

Thanks to WordPress organisation for creating this opportunity. I am praying for each staff at WordPress a blessing from heaven above.

I am thanking and praising my Jesus. My only source of truth and hope that He , the highest priest, my good shepherd and my helper and comforter continue work in us that we can still share the inspiring message of heaven in all ages.

Would you allow me to write a letter for your heart? Would you allow me to continue minister us ? I am hoping this blog till now blessed you and your heart and soul. I push myself to write from the heart, where I can directly speak to you. I am so blessed with your checking in and likes and comments and encouraging message in this journey of blogging. I try my best to be truthful throughout my posts. I mean it and live it when I write it . I pray that my post not returning empty handed but powerfully be impactfull.

Let me encourage us with one verse :

Wait for the Lord ; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord .
Psalms 27:14 NIV

I know waiting is so hard . I completely understands. Indeed I am still waiting. The Word says not only wait for the Lord, also BE Strong. Yes , we can be strong, there is no time to be faint-hearted and weak. Be strong oh my soul. Take heart my friend. Take heart , and wait for the promises of God come true. That is the message , I work on it for all this 8 years blogging on WordPress. Keep on doing what you are doing and hold on to God. He neve disappoint us.

Lets declare this with me :

I am Strong

I have Jesus with me

I am enough as God leads me

I am content

I am rich in Christ

I have hope in my heart

I achieve and conquer more with Jesus

I run and never be tired and weary

I can do all things with Jesus.

Say Amen.

Love you all – always

Dariush Youkhaneh

God is Love

I may fail to love others, But God’s love never fails. Because He is Love. His nature and characteristic is Love. My human nature never even close-like to His Love. His Love is a different kind , heavenly Love-like but touching earth Love. Once upon a time this Love came on earth like a flesh , lived among us to show us the Father’s unconditional love. I may not be even worthy of this Love , But the Blood of Father’s Love , Jesus , makes me whole again. Now , that Love is not only in Him , but in Me , and this Love lives ,whoever believes in Him. The Son of Lamb , The Son of God , The Alpha and Omega , The Way, The Truth and The Life.

His Love is sweeter than Life. His Love is like fruitful garden , full of all kind of fruits.

His Love is Light, opens the way of my dark paths. His love is a lighthouse for the lost ships on the seas. His Agape love never ends , never tires , never gives up , never leaves.

Can I know this Love ? Absolutely.

Can I be like this Love ? Definitely.

My dear friend as you are reading this post , I just want to tell you that Jesus Loves you, unconditionally, His love is for you too. Do you know that in His Love there is a power ? Power of freedom. Indeed you may heard this thousands of times from church’s and preachers, But you have never experienced His UNCONDITIONAL Love , Now is the time. It is very simple but powerful prayer from your heart with a child-like Faith: “God I want to know your Love , show me Jesus“. That is it .

God is Love.

Dariush Youkhaneh

Stay in Shape

You are obligated – not to others but mainly to yours ! Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit , Internally and externally.

So treat it in the best way and look after after as much as you can. God created us in His image. Than , Let us keep in the best way. Stay active not only in your Spiritual life, also in your physical life.

In my August post Physical and Spiritual , I have done 1 million steps in 83 days. Not bad for an amateur like me. my last month running record was 96 km . When you are keeping the balance of your well-being , you feel amazing. Your body appreciate you as your soul appreciate when you keep fit spiritually.

stay in Shape. Go for an outdoor running , gym , hiking , walking , swimming.

Make a jump like mine , haha:) :

make a jump , stay in shape!

What sport are you doing these days?

Much Love

Dariush Youkhaneh

A Prayer for the week ahead..and after

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

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

A prayer for the week ahead.. ! And after

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

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

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

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

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

Much Love

Dariusu Youkhaneh

Ten Things that Jesus told us to do

Hi my beautiful friends, I hope you are doing well in Jesus Name. I meant to write a week ago, But it seems the time again didn’t allow me and saying what is in my heart. But today , now and at this moment I am fully here to talk about what is in my heart to share with you. I promise won’t take your time much and I will point out right what i need to say and I am assure of it that you’ll find this post a blessing. Let me tell you first how much I love you truly, and how much you are loved by the Father in Heaven. Not even one single thing in life can separate you of his love. This love made a cost for the Father. Not easy for the Heavens. Jesus came all the ways from the Heaven on earth to make a new possibility, a new door.

I am sure , we all know about Ten commandments of God in Old Testaments. But, do you know Ten things that Jesus teaches us in new testament that will change our life forever. We can find this beautiful life changer message right in the heart of Luke chapter 6 from verse 20 to 38. Below is the list:

The Ten above are absolutely message of love, mercy and meekness. Some of them you may find it in Moses tablet. Yep, those are what Jesus said. Those are Jesus words , not my own made words. Those are Jesus teaching which any teacher of Him knows it well. And they are not unfamiliar to His followers. Also , the Ten ways of life are not the only or summarized of all his teaching. These are part of his teaching. Like the biggest command of Jesus : :Love God with all your heart , soul and Spirit.”

Love our enemies is the hardest thing we can possibly imagine to do. Saying it so easy , but the truth is unimaginably takes us to heaven and back to love those they did awfully bad to us and our loved ones which directly changed our direction of life. Jesus touched that point and teaching us ” if you wanna be healed than do this, if you wanna follow me do this.” Man, How can we do that? Let me tell us and repeat this again : With God everything possible. Not only that love them , also Pray for them , Pray for those , they don’t have a single point of interest of it. It is okay we follow what Jesus said and we know and believe that God got the best for us in every situation.

Man.. you know how hard is to forgive. Oxford dictionary defined forgive as : “[transitive, intransitive] to stop feeling angry with someone who has done something to harm, annoy, or upset you; to stop feeling angry with yourself forgive somebody/yourself (for something/for doing something).” Yes that is include yours and others. The skeleton of Jesus message is to forgive as He forgiven us on the Cross. We need to forgive people. We need to give a green light to our heart and brain and tell them there are no place of un-forgiveness. We need to let go of things are not worth to be part of our being. Forgive ourselves is the first step to flourish.

When we forgive ours and others , a new door of loving people will be opened. We can see Jesus in us. We can see the light. And a new song of Praise will be arose from our deepest heart.

And we all know , about to be humble , merciful and no judge. Do not fight with others about anything but humbly let love of Jesus go through by letting go and forgiving. Above all Seeking his blessings and presence need to be our first priority. We are children of Light and day. We are not belong to darkness.

And Give. Your time , your portion of blessing, your heart. Pray and keep praying for the world, for the better , for the Christ.

Love

Dariush Youkhaneh

Plan , Prayer , Promise

In the race of love and fight , we all have one life to live on earth until to eternal life in Christ. People ask what would be like the heavens? our forever home. I almost forgot about God’s promises in my life. I may think the current circumstance would be the end of everything! no. It is not. God’s victory is bigger than my situation , bigger than any result now and than. God changes thing according to his good will not according my good desire.

The real road of victory has some big/small obstacles. King David had faced those. I don’t think the biggest fear of King David were facing the giants but facing about “Does my life honor God? ” , ” Did i do enough to please him?”. Those questions came when he was in highest position , right in his palace. We read this in 2 Samuel 7 . The process of honoring God comes with an action. But not the way we think , but the way He thinks. Comes with an admiring prayer to the God of universe.

We need to learn ( at least I need to learn more) , God does not need us to do something for Him , although He will be pleased with our plans . He is pleased to shape our plans right in his majestic hands. That is exactly we studies in 2 Samuel 7. He makes it right and noble. And I know mistakes are part of my plans and I know my plans are not successful without His love; helping me in all ways.

So , I offer Him my plans as prayer as His promises pass through and filter it with his holy hand. He makes it right. He changes it like a new morning ; fresh and pure.

How great you are, Sovereign Lord! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.” 2 Samuel 7 : 22.

I have to submit that , I have been short of knowing him more. All these three sisters Plan,Prayer, Promise has something to do with my willing of surrender. Dr Charles Stanley said it well on his devotion ” When we have difficulty hearing the Lord, the best remedy is to surrender our personal desires and fix our attention on what God wants. Only then will we again be able to discern our Shepherd’s voice calling us back to Himself.” David knew exactly about shepherd’s voice, He was , himself a shepherd once. God ‘s promises echoes through His voice. It seems our personal desires are blocking of God’s voice coming in. What we need to surrender, what steps we need to do. So I have decided to follow according below :

Plan = Submit my desires to God

Prayer = With an humble heart ask Him to help and acknowledge He is sovereign Lord and can do anything and He has the best interest to assist me

Promise = Hearing God’s voice pass through, they are right and in time. When God said , it will be done surely even I can not see it.

My friend, Give it a go. Keep these three sisters close to each other. Than we will say like Kind David :” How Great You are Sovereign Lord!”

Much Love

Dariush Youkhaneh

َ Come and say Hi

Hi my dear friends, How are you all? It is been a while to ask how are we doing all. As i am posting the verses during the week. I hope it helps us all. How is life? How are you doing. I am posting this intentionally come and say you are loved, we are loved by our heavenly Father. He is here with us. Emmanuel is with us.

As Sydney preparing for big days ahead. And our American friends going to a historical moment to vote. If you are American citizen , please vote. Go with a victory and prayer. I am sure you are aware how much is vital your vote , not only for your nation future also for all other countries. Australia coping these days , I think , we are doing well. The number of corona virus cases are going down here. People are more confident to go out for their every day life activity. Adult going for date night, the officers going to office and strangers are saying hi to each other. What a lovely sight to be witness, when love is moving around. When love make a way everything changes.

I love to know how is your city doing. How are your doing these days? What makes you busy? I am reading a book called ” the happiest man on earth” by Eddie Jaku. Whom survived the horrible situation in world war II. He is 100 years old now and lives in Sydney. He said ” when there is life , there is Hope. I survived .”

I do run a lot to be honest , may be 4 times a week. I play football (soccer) on the weekend , normally Sundays. Our Team did very well not only we kept the first spot in the table also we went to grand final which will be on Oct 25 at 2pm AEST. Who could have believed ? But we are on grand final and I can see our boys have ability of wining on grand final. I am proud of this, this is a very good result. Now, I am going back to office for work, at least not full week. Either way , I am grateful for every thing comes on my way. We come here to live in peace and we come here to mark and tell the next generation not that, we have been good people but we lived in harmony with each other, with our enemies. Love yours and others , no matter how painful would be your pain but keep the thankfulness heart alive.

oooofff! So many thing to tell, oh Precious Time… 🙂 😊✌

I can tell the weather in Sydney has changed , I think got better. It has been a while we didn’t see a good weather in Spring. I love❤ spring and I want to see it as it is , most of the time Spring season steals the hot temperature of summer.

Family , Friends , Foreigners …

All need to be loved.

Oh I almost to forget saying that i miss being in church although we are church but there is something different when we all together to worship in one place. Heyyyy👀 what the days..

The peace of loving God is with us, if we just turn our view to the Cross. We don’t need to focus of worthless things ,instead keep the concentration on what is right and noble.

I am the fan of Liverpool football team. You know in sport , at least football which i play and watch , there are always wining and losing side, You can’t expect your team be always in wining side. Sometimes a lose , helps a team to find what went wrong and how they can improve. I found that , this is same as us , human. Sometimes we are down. it is okay this is our nature , we can’t be always on up. The down time teach us how to rise up again. I think you are agreed in this with me😃

All are worthless except these threes :

Faith , Hope and Love

Keep Faith

Keep Hope

Keep Love

You’ll be good. Look forward to your comments.

Love you❤

Dariush Youkhaneh

A Forever Friend

I’ve never been too good to be a forever friend for someone(yet). But I’ve always tried to be me , who I am to be , not changing with seasons in and out. I’ve had a few good friends which I really appreciate our friendship. Good friends are like the veins, the real friends stick around. They do not skip away with their friend difficulties. They are honest. They do everything for you. They value so much and respect their friendship. If you ask me , how many friends like those you have ? I’ll say, might less than you thought. I need to be careful to say it , as some they might be reading this post :). Count your real friends. Count your forever friends. Count your good friends. How many are they?

We can categories the friends: Normal , Good , Real and Forever.

Normal friends , they come from a door and go from another one. They comes and goes. We call them the ‘Hello’s’ . Good friends are those are good to you, as long as you are good with them. Sometimes they turn to be real friends and there is a chance of being a Forever friend privilege. Real friends are those that every person at least has 1 or 2. They are real deals. They are rare and you cannot find them easy. They passed their test and they stay with you as long as possible. And the last and the most important friends are the Forever ones. They are game changer of our life.

A forever friend ! Let me talk to you about one of my forever friend. No need an introduction , He might be your forever friend too. His Name is Jesus. He invites us to be his forever friend. A normal friend won’t stay around that much, but a genuine friend who cares stay long and long. Everyone looking for the one ! Whom stays forever ! It is hard to find this kind of friend. You know! Oh these days… it is privileged to be a forever friend for someone. Are you the one? Are you the one whom genuinely stay and care !? I hope , I would be ! I hope I don’t hurt anyone.
It is a few day I am praying to God that He shapes me to be a man he expected me to be. I pray to God that I would be a good brother to my siblings. I pray that I would be a Good child for my parents. That I would be a real friend if i have to be. That I would be a real husband if i have to be. That I would be a real father if I have to be. Oh I am praying that i can be a good disciple if i have to follow. That I would be a real and honest neighbour of my next door. Jesus is our true friends. He will never let us down.
Revelation 3 : 20 says ” “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.”(NLT)
Jesus said in John 15 : 15 …”Now you are my friends .”

Also , My dearest. I am talking about the friendship topic that we can put more value on it. It is great to have real friends around. If you do not have one. It is okay ,Jesus is your real friend, He will provide for someone you can do your life with. I love you and wants the best for you , that is why I am writing to you. That you know someone out there thinking about you. You are loved, you are wonderfully made, you are beautiful enough, enough who you are!

Much Love

Dariush Y

oh Father..oh Father

Oh Father , Can you see my wounds from this world you made>?
Is this not enough to carry whole heavy burden of this world in me? yes True, you said ” give all your burdens to me “.
Please flame it up with your fire of passion. I am not here to prove who is right and who is wrong! I am here to have faith in you, simply live a life of love.

oh Father, Can you make a new being again and again in me and others?
It seems the world you made , hurting so bad! I am here to submit my soul to you. I know you are hearing me. I know you are believing in me , like a child learning how to walk , I am learning how to love.
Oh Father, Why is it hard to love one another? How can we see the unseen things in other without judging them or offending them. You are the one that i can only trust in the storms.20200606_171514

Oh Father, Can you make me humble? Humbler then before. remove the repeated old in me and let a new blood of you being flooded in my veins. When people see me the they see your son, washed inwardly and pured with heavenly coal.
Oh Father , You call me your favorite son , is it true you got one of the best spot for me in heaven. Is it true you are going to show me your heavens.If not, open my tired eyes of heart.

Oh Father, oh Father…

I have hope, because you have always, a door open for me. Am I young to not knowing you enough. Does my old sins stopping you to love me more? Never. Does my repeating human mistakes stopping me to love you less? may it be Never.

oh Father , my sweet sweet Father.
Change me to be the one you want me to be. Somehow you want me , you do not need me.
That makes me special and chosen.
That makes me safe and secure.
That makes me love and new.

I am holding to this oh Father.

Much love
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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Saturday Devotion 4 April 2020 / A new life

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

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

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

 

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With Love    Dariush Youkhaneh

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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

 

Dream Train

On this train of life; be a soul changer, a warrior of goodness grace. Invite somone to breathe life and have a breeze of existence to their dead bones.. Choose you, choose life, choose a life of God’s fill advanture and let your all notions fly to a place of dream on the earth. Join to this fun hardship train, join to this God’s love atmosphere and reach to his fullness unknown. I know you can do it.

No one is you. You are uniquely made. Your life is full of his Love, it is the matter of how you see. Can you relax and just be you? A human who loves others with no boundaries. Choose the best version of You and travel over butterfly’s wings to the point of ‘who you are’. Do you know you are on dream’s train already? Have faith, imagine, and beleive that God is control of your life.

He is in the centre.

Much love

Dariush Youkhaneh

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”?

 

 

 

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 ?

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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

 

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

 

Spring days

Birds are singing, the flowers are smiling and the sky is raining. It is Spring here. And I have such a joy for a new season. Beautiful days ahead. The good news is here, I have hope my new book will be out by mid December, and I believe massively going to bless everyone. A bunch of short true stories to inspire everyone.

God still working in your life. He was working before the creation of the world. We are thinking can do everytjing by our own ability! Does it really work? May for a short time. I’m true God there is a true blessing. There is nothing in your past, present and future can hold you back of this true blessing.

Psalmist says ” I will live in perfect freedom”. In whatever season we might be in.

Have a blessed Wednesday.

Dariush Youkhaneh

You and me live in perfect liberty. In

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.

 

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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

https://www.kobo.com/au/en/ebook/heads-held-high

 

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