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


Three things we need to hold firm till the end 

We all have something to hold on to; something can help us in our time of need. Being in control of our lives is in our human nature, but most of us forget about the victory part of our lives, including the failing segment, making the victorious wheel. But we don’t lose hope; we get up and start again with all the burden of the world. As the Bible says, ” And we are God’s house if we keep our courage and remain confident in our hope in Christ.” Hebrews 3:6b.

The three below are we need to hold them firm till the end. They are a vital part of our lives, and we need constantly remind them in our daily walk with Jesus. Let at least try and practice them.

1- Bold Confidence 

This might be defined as ‘complete trust and assurance. “ If you have confidence in someone, you feel that you can trust them, and you feel sure about your abilities, qualities, or ideas.”- Dictionary.com defined. Our bold confidence in Christ is more than any definition in any dictionary; It is heavenly confidence that can take you in a place of total security. But, this does not mean out of space; it is here in our hearts where Christ lives forever. 

2-The rejoicing of the Hope in Christ

Saint Paul said, “rejoice in the Lord always,” King David said, “rejoice.” Rejoicing is the choice, a choice that willingly comes from a glad heart. Jesus saved us from our sinful world; He died on the cross and rose from the grave. Now, we don’t need to sacrifice animals to wash our sins. And all our mistakes and disobedience has been washed in the Blood of the Lamb. These are some of the reasons we can rejoice in the Lord. Merely our rejoicing is in His presence, and perhaps our main gladness is in Jesus himself.

3-Trust

” If you trust someone, you believe that they are honest and sincere and will not deliberately do anything to harm you.” Dictionary.com defines. I am not here to preach about trust; I am 100% sure you heard lots of the time about how crucial it is to trust Jesus. Typically, we trust those near us, right? Like our parents, our brothers, our sisters… If we know how to trust humans, then we should learn to trust God. There are heaps of verses in the Bible to encourage us to trust in the Lord. You are blessed when you trust him; let us remember our feelings comes and goes, but keep trusting God is such a delight treatment to our souls. ” Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. ” Proverbs 3:5.

So, All three above gives you peace, and they are the branches of other noble, just and right things. Prepare your heart, mind and body for it—the above list required closeness to the Lord. Make time. Make it happen, and all will be as natural and not hard to do them.

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Dariush Youkhaneh

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Fill your stomach with Truth and eat the word of God

” Fill your stomach with this,” he said.

And when I ate it, it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth. {Ezekiel 3 : 3]

How can we eat the word of God? No, I am not saying ‘break’ it; I am saying how to ‘ eat them’. The thought of eating the word of Truth dropped in my soul last night. Believe it or not, I was repeating Ezekiel 3 without knowing it – as a result, I searched the Bible to find the verse talks about eating the word. Here we go: 

The voice said to me, “Son of man, eat what I am giving you-eat this scroll! Then go and give its message to the people of Israel.” [Ezekiel 3:1]

We are filling our stomachs with a lot of things during our lifetime. One thing, God is asking us today to be filled with His Word and Truth. Eating the Truth means eating Jesus’s body and drinking His Blood. Let no men lie to you.

He broke the bread, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” Jesus said. There is eternal life offered to us with eating Jesus and drinking his precious Blood. Let’s see how can we eat; we talked about it is crucial to have a fest of Truth. The below are some of the examples of filling our stomachs with Truth:

1- Walking with Jesus

2- Reading the Bible

3- Memorise and eat the verses daily 

3- Communion and fellowship with believers

4- Praying ( in times of need and not time of need/ all the time)

5- Talking with Jesus

6- Be with Jesus add Listen to the Holy Spirit

7- Give all our mind, heart and soul to Him 

Eating Jesus means being present actively with Him and intentionally thank him for his Truth within us. Of course, that comes with trusting that what we eat will heal us whole, and that is why drinking his Blood will wash our sinful Blood and make it pure as it goes through our veins. Our cells enjoy it, our mind appreciates it, our hearts are glad in it, and our soul is dancing with it. ” Son of man, eat what I am giving you- eat this scroll!!” Some thinking, this is a magic food, some others thinking is unreal. And they fill their stomachs with other junk stuff of this world. We had enough to be filled with the lies of enemies—enough travelling in the desert without water. We read and listen to the word of Truth now. We eat them and enjoy having everlasting life with Jesus. Carrying the Truth is our goal; this is our purpose. I mark today as a new generation’s army to fill my whole with the Truth of Christ, my saviour.

Written by 

Dariush Youkhaneh 

How can we ‘love God’ in the world of technology?

As a new generation person, I know one thing for sure, technology is a part of my daily life. Perhaps, I’m writing this post from a small device called a smartphone. I can access millions of information in a second. I can buy books, and I can order food with the same smart device. The majority of us got some intelligent device in our pocket, in the office or in the house.

We are a generation of technology, we like to use them, and we don’t want to be behind.

Many brave and intelligent Christians try to inject Christian manners into this technology; they are innovating a new approach. There are applications for our daily devotions, and reasonably, I am using one of them called the Bible App. We are inseparable from it, and It seems the world we live in loves it. With all the great and easy, comfortable life brings with it, that takes significant distractions – This new approach of our life wants to eat our time with a lovable favour from us, How can we love God more when there is no time apart from our technology? The Church, Ministers and other Christian institutes need to make a new practical step to tackle; being a friend of technology alone is not enough to conquer our ways to the Glory. The world needs solid Christian believers – with or without technology. Our world has enough celebrities. God knows how his gospel spread throughout the world; we don’t need to prove to God that “hey God, I have millions of followers now, if you don’t use me, you lose something”. Sorry, That is not God’s way. 

God wants to love Him, for Who He is. We can be humble and righteously use the technology; I am one of those trying to make that happen time and time again, and I know with God’s help, I can love God more than my technology. 

God saved us for such a time of this. We love technology, but we need to find a way, step aside and fist our empty hands for prayer like first-century Christians. You can’t lift your hands when they are busy. The below might be a good idea for us:

1- Download a bible app

2- Stay aside from our devices for a while 

3- Switch our mobile phone to flight mode when you do prayer

4- Stimulate first-century Christian by prayer and gathering 

5- Focus on God

Billy Graham on technology and faith’s talk by TED.com in 2008 mentioned three problems humankind is facing and no one could fix, human evils, suffering, and death. How do we change men? The Bible says the problem is within us – Which God can fix it only. He added, “The problem is not technology – the problem is the person is using it.”  

Robots, satellites, Iron man, travelling to the moon and another planet won’t fix the problem of humankind within; only God can.

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6. 

May the truth of Jesus Christ frees us from all the distractions around that we can indeed go to Him.

Written by

Dariush Youkhaneh

Search me , O God

There is one thing I am asking God today: S E A R C H ME

Declare the below prayer over your situation, He is with you, wherever you are. You are loved.

Oh God, I need your presence, fill me with your loving love, that I can sing a new song, pure my mouth that I can praise you with a shout of joy. No Lord, I don’t wish you to search me – I want you to search me, cleanse me, fire me with your love. I am not listening to the enemy, I’m here to pour out my heart, on my knees, I look to you God, to YOU. Have you forgotten your loved ones? No Lord, I repeat your promises in my life again and again- this is enough. Your promises holding me Lord, your care look after me, It’s okay I may be in trouble, I am walking through it with your hands. I am changed because of you, not because of the time, not because of the others – it is all because of You Lord, Yahweh. Thank You. You picked me out of trouble, and I am on a hill of light, with you. I praise you. Search me…

Your friend

Dariush Youkhaneh

Just Checking in

I wanted to see how everything is going..

Hi dear friends, This post is all about you! I am just checking in with you – How are you? How is your life?
I look to comments and see how you are doing?
Do you need prayer?
Do you have a pet at home?
How is life with kids?
How is your new married life?How is your single life?
If you are in lockdown, how you are coping?

Ask any question.

I can’t wait to see your comments, say Hi, say something, I hear you… love to chat with you….

Your Friend Dariush

Spiritual EXCITEMENT

Spiritual excitement is a heart of a believer. Every time we make a decision in our life, we go to him, asking for a sign, asking for help, asking for guidance. We go with excitement and joy that God of all universe have heard us; it is true; indeed, He hears and cares. My question for us would be this, are we pouring our hearts when we speak to him? When we worship and call upon the name of Jesus. Indeed, He answers our prayers.
Are we excited when we go to prayer? Are we excited when the church time comes, and we are ready to hear the word of God from his nominated speaker? I have listened to many sermons and preaching throughout my walk in faith. I confess I didn’t go with an exciting spirit, many of them. But, I did show up as a sign of – God, “I am still here – I am not 100% present, but I know you know well.”
Let your heart rejoice with hymns of heaven. There is no need to do something for God to be accepted; he loves you like how he created you. Good deeds are great, helping someone is awesome, bringing word of encouragement are perfect in place but are we thirsty for Jesus? Are we excited to be in his presence?

I’ll leave it to us to discover his beauty by prayer and songs. And give us a new spiritual excitement in him.

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Dariush Youkhaneh

Christ is all that matters

He lives in us. He lives in all of us. It is the true meaning of living – means not the things of the world means not be black or white, means not to be grown on in a specific type of family. You can be famous and be the wealthiest person on earth still not let Christ lives in you. The journey of life may take you to places you may not like. Let’s think about what is the matter in our life? Paul says, ” Christ is all that matters “. If Christ is my whole life and He alone lives in me, then other things are in second.

We don’t need to put those agendas in life that do not fit in the kingdom of God. I know they may seem necessary; they indeed look significant, but pause a minute and think – is this worth it? Is it matter?

Please put on your new nature and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.

Colossians 3:10 NLT

The matter is to know Jesus.

The matter is to know our Creator and become like him.

The matter is left the old things and wear the new nature.

Most of us are still on the old nature; we do not want to change. Because humankind does not like change, we are afraid of new and unknown things. Like a child afraid of walking for the very first time, like a person learning how to swim in the deep water – We, as his creation, need to learn how to trust Him. 

What is the cost to become like Him? How can we learn to know him? 

It all depends on us, and Christ is there, Christ willing to give His all that we can know Him better, as He did it once on the cross for all that we can live in Him.

I want to put the new nature, and I want to be renewed, my mind, life, and whole being. My friend, I am here to say, Let Christ lives in you, I know all of us living in a brutal world; there are so many challenges. The matter is not how difficult is our world; the matter is where Christ lives in our world. 

Christ is all the matters.

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Dariush Youkhaneh

Pray for Afghanistan and Haiti

Pray for Afghanistan and Haiti.

We called to pray for anybody on earth, known and unknown, friend and enemy, pressed and persecuted, cities and countries!

We are heartbroken by the news of Afghanistan. And our hearts go for those who died in natural causes in Haiti. Would you keep the chain of prayer with me to have faith and pray for these two countries?
I am particularly urging my fellow blogger and followers to pray for the people in Afghanistan and Haiti.

For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: The expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.”
Psalm 9:18 KJV

I know and believe in my heart God of heaven and earth – the most high God will hear us – as we call upon him.

Pray for Haiti
Pray for Afghanistan

Would you add this to your private prayer?

Father God – Thank you for your holiness, Thanks that you always hear us. We praise you for who you are – we are all grateful for your presence. Lord, We need you more than before- we need your hands; we pray for people in Afghanistan, particularly Christians whose lives are in danger. We pray for people in Haiti who lost their loved ones and need your comfort, Lord. We pray for protection; we pray for wisdom; we pray for peace. Lord, no one is like you. You are a good father that we can trust. Let your love be known. I praise you and give you all glory. Amen.

Dariush Youkhaneh

These Photos are good for your Soul , Nature photos

I had a small opportunity to get out of home and capture some eye-catching photos, of course within Government health order. You feel heaven on earth – you see beauty beyond beauty! When you walk through trees and greens – your soul refreshes – your mind unwinds from this world and takes you to the peaceful planet. Are you agree with me? What was a feeling you have when you walk in nature?
Here are some photos to inspire us all – for a great future – a hope which never vanishes …

Walk with me and see the beautiful nature
The way toward beauty – two things – imagine and dream
God’s thoughts are higher than our thoughts! Imagine!
Take a deep breathe – You are in green planet – lose yourself into beauty
Peace overflows from you- when you pause and look- keep dreaming
Heaven is in front of you- don’t go far touch the sky and smell the spring
Your red beauty swimming as your heart rejoicing
Green and white is the colour of your nature – walk and enjoy
Perhaps your joy doubles as you smile inside out

Which one is your favourite one? I hope you are inspired and energised like me.

Brought to you by

Dariush Youkhaneh

All photos are taken by Samsung s10+ .

How can you be in the world of chaos? Can you be like Jesus? Can you be in Peace? Can you be in Love?

It was two years ago – we’ve been free of restriction—the world with no wild Covid-19 virus was at least freedom. We could go to Church, and We could go to our schools and workplaces. We could go to restaurants. Now, we almost forget about how and when was the last time we gather as a community! 

Let’s turn off those voices and see what and how can we be like in the chaotic world?

If Jesus was here now- what he would do? Was he able to move around the city by city and preach the gospel of the kingdom of God? 

How can be in this world of unbelief? Everyone looking for their benefit. A country is taking over and goes in a completely wrong direction. The distance is getting more and more between families. How can one be the agent of peace in the world of chaos? 

Being Jesus on earth:

The very step of every human is to be like Jesus. Being like Jesus means to obey what he commands. There is no religious mask over a like-Jesus person. There is no double-minded here and there. They are not perfect but trying to be like Jesus. They are quick confessers and know others win the race is essential, and in the meantime, they keep their race in the eyes of Jesus. They know nothing can satisfy their thirsty souls but Jesus himself. They are living water that flows on drylands on earth. Everyone enjoys their company. They give Love and no expectation to return. They are kind and intelligent – stay alert to destroy the scheme of the enemies. Do you want to be like Jesus on earth?

Jesus said: ” Remain in me as I remain in you.” [John 15:4 ]

Being in Peace with:

If you are in Jesus – then you are the source of peace. You are the agent of peace; everyone wants to know what is the secret of your heart. They watch you secretly and learn from you- the way you speak attracts people and gives the audience wisdom and peace. You are in the centre of God’s will; it seems you are in the right place with the right people at the right time. You are content with your soul. You don’t look for answers; you are the answer! Because Jesus himself is in you. Peace beyond human understanding is in and with you. The only things that come and go into your heart are Light, Love, and Peace. So, you are at peace with everyone everywhere and yourself! 

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.” [Colossians 3:15]

Being in Love with:

Love is not the four letters anymore. It is Love in the act. It is not a private love, but it is public – for everyone. It is for the family, friends, neighbour and nation and any race and tribe. Love does not know the colour! The only thing Love knows – it is softening and changing the hearts! If you are in Love with God – indeed in the right way through Jesus and peace is in you. Love keeps things in peace and changes destiny for the better. Love hold marriages stronger and turn a troubled teen into a loving child for the parents; Love does not know the borders. There is no limitation. 

” Love must be sincere.” [ Romans 12: 9 ]

What is your solution ? What quality can you offer to our broken world?

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

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Jonah’s Prayer, oh Lord I call you

If you read my previous post about Jonah’s story, you will see the centre of Jonah’s short mission is a powerful prayer!

He stuck in a giant whale’s belly! Sooner or later, he would be conscious, lack oxygen, and other facts will shut his body down. But, He trusts his God again and prefers to spend his last breath praying.

And He started to say:

” In my distress, oh Lord, I called you.”  

If you are inside a fish and there is no way out! Back to Him and start to confess, begin to believe again – put away all your points of pride and wear the humble cloth before the Lord. There, right there – it is a new beginning. 

” And you answered me.”

Hallelujah: There is a living hope for you and me. There is a new morning for us. 

Oh – All His mighty power will protect us. If you are deep in the world- he hears you, as he heard Jonah. God moves you from the world of the dead to the world of the living. It does not matter how deep we are stuck – He overcomes it – He will open a door. He will rescue us. 

As we continue to confess, all strongholds will fall- Jesus will break all chains. Your story is great friend, The measure of this world does not define you. That is where was the point of understanding for Jonah – Inside a fish. You might need time like Jonah. You may spend time inside the fish, But I believe God’s story is significant than any other thing in your life. You are not dead! Let these dead bones sing a new song for the Living Lord. 

” When I felt my life slipping away” Jonah 2:7a

” Then, O Lord, I prayed to you” Jonah 2:7b

Let this prayer of us be a pleasing alter for the Lord. Let these carnal lips of us singlet it rain. The rain of the Holy Spirit can make fresh our souls for His kingdom.

” But I will sing praise to you” Jonah 2:9 

All the earth will proclaim his righteousness. All the world – All the universe sing a new song to ” I AM “- Hallelujah. 

” Then the Lord ordered the fish to spit Jonah up on the beach,

and IT DID” Jonah 2:10

He will order all the earth for your favour. For your freedom, nothing will stop Him. He is running to You. Are we ready to come back home, my friend?

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

Jonah Story,Nineveh, What God said to Jonah?

We continued Jonah’s story.
God said to Jonah: ” Go to Nineveh.”
Jonah went, ” The opposite direction.”

Have you ever felt you are going in the opposite direction in your life? Well, I felt, and I have been there.
It was the mushroom season in our small local town near the Caspian sea. The small village was near a vast Jungle. As a regular season, we went to pick the wild mushrooms. There were indeed delicious and nice-looking ones. Some were eye-catching ones. I was near to my family as I do not know where to go and which direction to take – If you had ever been to a vast unknown jungle, you know being close to those know the way how vital would be. Four of us- on the way to pick some mushrooms- and only one of us know the way. Suddenly my brother and I lost the two others. We were thinking of going the right way – but we were in the opposite direction of our homes. But thank God, after about 2-3 hours, the other locals found us lost and showed us the right way.
We are running away in the opposite directions! Whether we do it intentionally or unwillingly. We do it because we are living in a sinful world, and our natural response is whatever is not comfortable – ” I’ll ignore it” – or ” I know the way”. That was what we thought; when we had lost in the jungle, we felt we are going the right way – but oh, it was the opposite.
Jonah intentionally was going the opposite way. God said to him, go to Nineveh, the great city. But, It seemed Jonah was not ready to go there. Sometimes, God calls us; He passionately wants us to do that or do what he wants us to do, or go what he wants us to go. It may be because of circumstances and other excuses – we ignore to obey. The good news is here, still, God loves us, but we will learn to follow in a complicated way, and we go through a journey to learn those lessons like Jonah.
The ship he was going on to Spain – got in dire trouble, the storm/wind was hitting the boat hard, and nearly all the sailors lost their life because of a person named ” Jonah.” So, They kicked him out of the ship. But Jonah’s life never ended there- God needed to Jonah be in a quiet location where he can meet Him even inside of a giant whale.
I’m here to say to you, my friend, if the season you are in left you out, God will catch you up. He wants to have a quiet moment with you – that, there you will realise what it means to follow Him, What it means to obey Him – even you may not understand it.
Your opposite direction is not the end of the story, but it is a sign of lesson and love.
You might be going to Joppa like Jonah. But, it will be a time to go where God told you to go in the first place. He designs your destination. The journey might look scary – but He promised to be with you. Does God want you to go with him? Does he want you to be in a quiet moment? That is where Jonah found Who God is? Inside the belly of a whale. Where is our place?

In the next post, we found out How Jonah prayed and How things changed in favour of Jonah.

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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’

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44 Inspirational Quotes from the Bible , Inspirational Bible verses

But, that is not all about giving you power but instead, make you closer to your creator, and when you are close to your God, everything changes in you and around you! Here is my gathering of 44 inspirational bible verses that can genuinely give you a new perspective and boost your inner energy. Let us dig in and keep these verses in our hearts.

1- For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT)

2- This is my command- be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discourages. For the Lord, your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 NLT

3- You gave me life and showed me your unfailing love. Your care preserved my life. Job 10:12 NLY

4- Jesus told her,” I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. John 11:25 NLT

5- For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3: 16 NLT

6- The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. Psalms 23:1 NLT

7- Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honouring each other. Romans 12:10NLT

8- Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Ephesians 3:20 NLT

9- What do you want me to do for you? Jesus asked, My Rabbi,” the blind man said,” I want to see!” Mark 10:51NLT

10- Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. 1 John 3:18 NLT

11- Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples. John 13:35 NLT

12- Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin each morning afresh. Lamentations 3:23 NLT

13- You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way. Song of Song 4:7 NLT

14- I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you belive that you’ve received it, it will be yours. Mark 11:24

15- I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. Psalms 16:8 NLT

16- Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1 NLT

17- Never stop praying. Thessalonians 5:17 NLT

18- For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13 NLT

19- For we live by believing and not by seeing. 2 Corinthians 5:7 NLT

20- Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Psalms 37:4 NLT

21- This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalms 118:24 NLT

22- The sounds of joy and laughter. The joyful voices of bridegrooms and brides will be heard again, along with the joyous songs of people bringing thanksgiving offerings to the Lord… Jeremiah 33:11

23- Always be joyful. 1 Thessalonians 5:16 NLT

24- But we are looking forward to the new heavens and new earth he has promised, a world filled with God’s righteousness. 2 Peter 3:13 NLT

25- The Lord gives the word, and a great army brings the good news. Psalms 81:3 NLT

26- Sing a new song to the Lord! Let the whole earth sing to the Lord! Psalms 96:1

27- And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32 NLT

28- For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17 NLT

29- Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. Psalms 119:105 NLT

30- My heart is confident in you, O God; my heart is confident. No wonder I can sing your praises. Psalms 57:7 NLT

31- Yes, I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living. Psalms27:13 NLT

32- You are the light of the world-like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:16 NLT

33- But while I am here in the world, I am the light of the world. John 9:5 NLT

34- I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world can not give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. John 14:27 NLT

35- Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock. Isaiah 26:4 NLT

36-May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. Numbers 6:25 NLT

37- May the Lord bless you and protect you. Numbers 6:24 NLT

38-As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. Proverbs 27:17

39- Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. Hebrews 10:24 NLT

40- Then Jesus shouted,” Lazarus, come out!” John 11:43 NLT

41- Joyful are people of integrity who follow the instructions of the Lord. Psalms 119:1

42- Wherever you go, and whatever you do, you will be blessed. Deuteronomy 28:6 NLT

43- For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. Philippians 2:13 NLT

44-You will experience all these blessings if you obey the Lord your God. Deuteronomy 28:2 NLT

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

Day 14 – Psalm 23

Hi Friend, Today is the last day of our 14-day immersing in God’s word devotion. If you have been with us for all 14 days of devotion – very well done to you, I trust these days been a blessing to you as it has been for me honestly. If you haven’t had a chance to join us here you go, you can read it day by day:

Day 1 – Have Hope

Day 2 – Be an example

Day 3 – MY HEART IS HAPPY

Day 4 – YOUR DOUBT = CONVICTION

Day 5 – I LOVE YOU

Day 6 – GOD IS OUR PROTECTION

Day 7 – SERVE YOURS , SERVE OTHERS = SERVING THE LIVING GOD

Day 8 – THE COUNTRY OF MOAB

Day 9 – THE COUNTRY OF MOAB / PART 2

Day 10 – GREETINGS FROM PAUL

Day 11 – CALL TO THE LORD, HEART PRAYER

Day 12 – YOU ARE AWESOME

Day 13 – TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOREVER

Day 14 – Psalm 23

Around 1000BC, It seems King David written down my heart prayer to God. When I open Psalms 23 – a whole new world opens to me. A shepherd boy from the town of Bethlehem and the youngest son of Jesse of the tribe of Judah where the prophet Samuel anointed him as the King of Israel. 

” The LORD is my shepherd; I shall no want.

He Maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul:

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:

Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:

And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Amen” Psalms 23

Pslams 23 – Confidently and bravely written by David. King David fought many battles; he only admitted God as his shepherd also acknowledged him as a warrior. He was not only a shepherd boy who fought and defeated Goliath – but he also softened his heart who sought His God eagerly.

When God lets you lie down on green pastures means – He looks after you, and you do not need to be worried about how do I do this, and how do I do that? God takes care of the sheep. When the sheep are thirsty- He leads them to the still and sweet waters that they can drink and their life back to them. God does not allow your bones to die because of dryness; He leads you, He found a way for you. God will open the door to you that you never expected.

He guides you in the right way. Even though you walk in the darkest places, He is with you, and you drank the living water at the still waters! And – After arriving at the still waters – He restores your soul, A rescuer came along and restored you to life. You have the Bible as your rod, and you have Faith as your staff, take them along with you- they will be your shield. God anointed you with the Holy Spirit’s oil.

So, You continue as His Goodness and Mercy will be with you every single day.

What is your task to do now? Dwelling and calming yourself in the presence of the Lord. 

” I am the good shepherd..” John 10:11

Questions to ponder: Do you know your good shepherd personally? What does mean God is my shepherd? 

Remember: He is a good shepherd. 

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

Day 13 – To God be the glory forever

We all thought 2021 would turn a better year than 2020. We hoped, and we wished the things get better and better! But, we saw another wave of sickness hit us all; our cities, countries and the planet didn’t rest yet and still eating people. Either human error or natural disaster, the world stuck in the marsh. It is our responsibility. If any one of us turns to what is right and just, this would be far better than a place. When God created Eden’s garden, it intended to be perfect. It was our responsibility to look after what he has given us. 

” Who has ever given God anything?” Roman 11:35

God made all things for our enjoyment alongside living with Him. Our wisdom is limited – we still have no idea of the planet we are living on – yes, we think we know! As a new generation, we need to realise that to carry the goodness of God to the next. Another great thing we need to know is :

” God owes nothing to anyone.” Job 41:11

Act a way that pleases Him – In an honourable way. If you have been taken away with the busyness of life – instead of blaming God – find a spot to acknowledge who he is. As some saying,” I enjoy life as much as I can, and in the last years of my life, I remember Him.” God wants you to join him in the journey – or in other words, we need to join God in the journey of life. If you in hardship, Praise him and let God take your burden. 

God still hears – even we see no sign of absolutely nothing!

When God put his sleeves off – He created everything out of NOTHING- your nothing is the beginning of a great story.

” Yes, God’s riches are very great! His wisdom and knowledge have no end!” Romans 11:33

Let keep our victory flag up – We have a God whose wisdom and knowledge endless. To God be the glory. Amen.

Comment Amen- if you believe it.

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

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Day 12 – You Are Awesome

You are uniquely created and awesomely been formed in your mother’s womb to be here. I am just writing this post to remind you that you are loved. Although you have heard this message thousands of times. God is who created you, Awesome in His beauty.  

” I praise you because you made me amazingly and wonderfully. What you have done is terrific. I know this very well. “ Psalms 139 : 14

You are wonderful because the One who made you is Wonderful. That is why King David said it well in the above verse. I am not sure how much we know it well, but he knew it very well. Do you know you are made amazingly and wonderfully? And do you know that nothing can separate you from your Creator’s love?

His thought is precious to us, sometimes we are lost in the storm of life, and we find it hard to grasp; we are made in his image. Perhaps the more we get close to him, we get more we realise His love for us. Don’t drop this; You are precious! from your corner of the world to my corner of the world – wherever we are, we can do this! We can do a life to be better. Even if this life is brutal to us, we can be! We can try again – the failure is there to make us stronger.

Let us believe again, Let us trust again and raise up to change us and the new generation for a new world. You are alive to be witness to His beauty. Let heaven see this and smile at it, Let stars keep dancing for us and the mood see our love towards each other. Be a human, a kind and loved one. Who believes that with God, everything is possible- let’s colour our dark world with a colourful pen and paint it with a joyful shout. You are truly remarkable! ❤

Questions to ponder:  Do you know how much your Creator loves you? 

Remember: You Are Awesome

Friend, I hope day 12 blessed you. If you are followed days 1 to 12- Thanks so much, still we got two days to our 14 days immersing in God’s word. Your comment indeed will encourage me to keep writing. And tell me, on which topic do you want to see more posts? And you know! I am fully blessed you are here!

Stay blessed; peace and love with you.

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

Day 11 – Call to the Lord, Heart Prayer

” I called to the Lord, and he heard me. He heard my cries.” Psalms 40 : 1

Oh Lord Almighty,

I need you, 

I love you, and I lift my eyes toward heaven to ask your forgiveness.

How great you are- 

You wipe all my wickedness in me and create a pure heart in me, Lord

I return to you 

I turn my way and follow you 

I seek you 

I praise you with my everything; please keep my feet from slipping 

Put a new song in my mouth to honour you Lord, Oh God

I, Oh Jesus, Put my trust in you

Lord my God

You have done many great things – you are unlimited 

I am; healed because of your kindness – your greatness I praise Lord

I could talk on and on about them- your loving kindness are too many to count 

Lord, you made me understand this: you love me so much

Here I am – teach me, wash me and cleanse me with your Son’s blood, Jesus

I need you – I repent 

My God, I am happy to know you- whatever you want, your will

You brought good news to my heart – you forgave me

Lord, do not hide your mercy- my heart rejoice in you again

Troubles have surrounded me – but your love cuddled me completely, 

Hallelujah 

Hallelujah

Hallelujah 

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

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Day 10 – Greetings from Paul

He was born in Tarsus to a Greek Jewish family. He, himself, had an encounter in Damascus to be a follower of Jesus. His letters in the Bible are outstanding – I have read his letters more than many books I’ve read. Apostle Paul not only encouraged people in his time- his words are warming millions of people around the world. Of course – It is being given by the Holy Spirit, and God is the ultimate author of all his letters. 

He prayed, he inspired, and he endured – He did everything to spread the good news of God out there. Without a car, without travelling by plane.

” I pray that God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ will be good to you and give you peace.” Galatians 1 : 3 

God has been good to Apostle Paul; He had experienced himself; the awesomeness of good Father, He has seen miracles, dead has arisen. With all craziness around, he is saying, as God our Father gave me peace, He can provide you with peace also, my dear friends.

Apostle Paul, Who walked with God, is praying for us. His letters are for us – the new generation getting hard; this message. 

” Jesus gave himself for our sins to free us from this evil world we live in.” Galatians 1: 4

Apostle Paul was introducing Jesus to us. The world we are living in is far than perfect. We can not find our ultimate peace here; also, it wants to eat us forever in its darkness. But, the good news is here- We have a redeemer who can save us from this corruption. 

” This is what God our Father wanted.”

To save you; To love you for this evil world-

Peace is yours, Jesus is yours, and the perfect world is waiting for you. Till that, keep believing Jesus, and trust God is in control in every detail of your life. 

May Apostle Paul realised this when the heavenly light blinded him on the road to Damascus. Are you getting this? 

Questions to ponder: Do you need a heavenly light to believe him who he is? In what areas of your life need peace? Is God been good to you?

Remember: God is in Control

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

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Day 9 – The Country of Moab / Part 2

Part 2 – Continues from day 8.

Out of the country of Moab – Going Home

The pain was enough; Naomi sensed the direction of God to go back home – to Bethlehem. Where he got married and have a good memory, a place can call home. She hoped she could leave all her heart-sorrow in a foreign land. She did lose everything, except the breath of keep-going; she gave it all. The country of Moab showed her the wrong side; she paid a heavy price and was ready to change. In the middle of hard-thought about what happened to her life, she remembered her daughter-in-law’s kindness :

You have been very kind to me and my sons, who are now dead.” Ruth 1:8

She didn’t have any complaints about her daughters-in-law behaviours; She praises their behaviours. In other words, she was saying, ” One behalf my sons, I was saying thanking for being kind.” Naomi knew the pain of losing the husband as she experienced herself, so she prayed for them to find a good husband and a good home. She was praying in her heart for them that they won’t go again, the bitter losing a husband. As tears were looping on Naomi’s cheek:

” She kissed her daughters-in-law, and they all started crying.” Ruth 1: 9

Three of them- Emptied their heart and emotions. The endorphins are released now, and the oxytocin has given them a sense of calm and joy.

There was quietness for a moment. 

We all have those moments of crying after pain. We learnt the lessons, and our hearts need to be emptied and earnestly looking back to home. Naomi and the women were in a bad place in her life. But this didn’t stop her from praying, and it didn’t stop her to keep going. 

Orpah and Ruth urging Naomi to go with them. But, Naomi assured them – coming with her gives them nothing:

An I am already sad enough- the Lord has done many things to me!” Ruth 1:13b

It was time to leave behind all bitterness. It was about to move to a new location, a place; that Naomi can start again. 

But Ruth followed Naomi – and they did go to Bethlehem, together. 

Question to ponder: What you learnt from this story? 

Remember: Keep going, keep praying and stay strong.

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

Friend, Thanks; I am truly blessed you are here. Let your kind comment warm my heart again. I pray our Lord to bless you, dear.

Day 7 /14- Serve yours , Serve others = Serving the Living God

The only person you need to serve first is yours. If you do not know how to help yourself, you will have trouble serving others. Jesus knew how to serve the Father through the lens of serving others. We, as the body of Christ, is to love and help ourselves and others.

I have written a book called ” Serving the living God In October 2016, which you can find here. This miniature version of writing focuses on three critical matters: serving with a smile, serving with heart and serving with Him. The bible says, ” Serve each other with love.” Love is the engine of passion for giving service to others; Especially in the times of Covid. 

The Christian life, Looks to the interest of others; that is the heart of Christian life. Christ served us on the Cross. The Holy Spirit is helping us. Do a favour to yours, Serve yours + Serve others = serving the Father.

Sometimes serve yourself means forgiving yourself. If God forgave you on the Cross, Can’t you forgive yourself? Look at the glorious future of God’s kingdom in the land of serving. 

“Serve one another humbly in love.” Galatian 5:13 

” Keep your spiritual fervour, serving the Lord.” Romans 12: 11

“In your hopeless point, you will find hope by serving others.” -Dariush Youkhaneh, Serving the Living God.

Keep running, keep pushing and keep serving. Who are you going to call/text/serve today?  

I recently received a message from an old-old friend; even though I was busy in my life, He sent me a text of encouragement. He served me, and my heart brightened. Serving God is not only meant to go to the poor country, but you can also start where you live, with yours, your neighbour, your city.

 “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” ( Matthew 5:16 )

Questions to ponder: What serving mean to you? Who are you going to serve this week? 

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

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Day 5 – I Love You

” I love you unconditionally. You are my favourite one. There is no one on earth and heaven like you for me, and You think I hacked your life because I know all details of your life, I know your name, I know your parents, your parents’ parents – I created you to be. You do ask? Who am I, Lord? You are my Child. You are my breathe who living on earth. You are my image. You are my everything. You are my salt; you are my light; you are my eyes; you are my feet; you are my heart.

I wake you up gently; My delights is in you, my Child; follow me. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. You won’t fall as I uphold you with my right hand. Come to me, and I give you rest, stay near to me; my will is yours. Learn from me; all you need is my Grace. Your soul will find peace in Me. Remain in Me, and I remain in You. I hear you when you pray. I rescue you; I have all authority. My name is ” I AM”. I made everything – seen and unseen. Do not worry; I carry you to another side safely. 

My focus is on you; I give you my power to overcome the enemy. Your weakness will be melt in my passion. Oh, my little Child, I renew your strength again and again. I forgive all your wrongdoings. I wipe all your sins and make them whiter than snow, and you roar like a lion. You will fly like eagles. My plans are great; they give you hope and a future.

You know what? My passion is so much for you, and I gave you my Son Jesus. I fight for you; you need only to be still. Do not fear; I will help you. My unfailing love is for you; I give you my Spirit. Rejoice in my love; I have overcome the world. I am faithful; I remember you. 

I set you free; come to me. I tell you, belief in me do not listen to the enemy. I know all your needs; I love you every day and night. Let me hug you, my Child. Stay in my arms. “

Your heavenly Father -The Lord Almighty 

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

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Day 3- My heart is Happy

They all have been waiting – 120 of them, seeking and calling upon the name of the Lord. The coming of the Holy Spirit was so close- They expected an unexpected miracle to happen. But, suddenly, they saw all the elements; The fire and the thick smoke- they all needed this combination from heaven. They have seen Jesus after he resurrected from death several times- they thought we would see Jesus again in person! But God had another plan- The promised one was there- The Holy Spirit.

Day 3- My heart is happy /hh-high.com

Everyone’s heart got to fill with Joy unbelievably. It looked like all of 120 walking in heaven. They encountered an incredible experience as we read from the book of Acts chapter 2 verse seven; others when they saw it” they were all amazed at this “. not only that also” They were surprised, because, as the apostle was speaking, everyone heard in their own language.”

When the Holy Spirit comes into your lives – your heart fills with joy and happiness. You experience heaven on earth. The fire of the Holy Spirit changes you inside out. 

” The people were all amazed and confused. They asked each other, ” What is happening? “

Great things were happening; awesome things were happening; the great and glorious day of the Lord is here. Oh, How our heart is happy. We have the comforter, the peace and the loving Holy Spirit with us always.

” David said this about him: ‘ I saw the Lord before me always; he is at my right side to keep me safe. So my heart is happy, and the words I speak are words of joy. Yes, even my body will live with hope because you will not leave me in the place of death. You will not let the body of your holy one rot in the grave. You taught me how to live. You will come close to me and give me great joy.’ Psalm 16: 8-11 ” 

My dear friend, let your heart be glad, rejoice and celebrate as the holy one lives in you; the great things will happen for you; the awesome things are ahead. You are loved so much. So keep your heads held high always.

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

Beloved friend, My heart also is happy to have you here, I hope day 3 of

14-day immersing in God’s word blessed you. Please leave your word of encouragement in the comment as I love to hear from you.

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Day two – Rest

Resting our soul in the chaos of this world is the vital thing for every Christ-follower. It does not matter how crazy things are going around – you still your soul in the light of heavenly peace. No need to try the shadow of things, no need to chase the worldly things but, instead we can go to our Father in heaven presence and receive.

Jesus was in chaos, but we learn how he kept himself fresh by meeting the Father daily. Moses was tired, the heavy-duty of taking people out of slavery. The Lord said to Moses, “Get going, you and the people you brought up from the land of Egypt.” 

Day two – Rest / hh-high.com

God was doing everything to take them to the rest-land. He sent His Angels before them; He promised them to be with them, a promise from the God of everything.

Now, the slight stumble of today, let not disturb you as the pillar of cloud leads your way to the land of rest. He led his Nation. Don’t you think he can lead you? You are heading to the territory of restoration. 

The Lord said, “I will personally go with you, Moses, and I will give you REST- everything will be fine for you.” Exodus 33: 14 NLT

He, Himself go with you, and He gives you rest, not the kind of the rest this world gives you- short and earthly, but an everlasting one. He looks favourably on you. He knows your name- your every detail of life is known to Him. He loves you unconditionally. And His eternal rest is for you. 

Moses responded, “Then show me your glorious presence.” Exodus 33:17

The Lord replied, “I will make all my goodness pass before you, and I will call out my name, Yahweh, before you. For I will show mercy to anyone I choose, and I will show compassion to anyone I choose.” Exodus 33:19 

This year is the year of complete rest for you, your family, and your loved ones if they trust God and their promises. So look above; a beautiful year of rest is coming. 

Questions to ponder: Can you see the rest of the Lord coming at you? How can you help others go into this real rest? 

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

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Remeber, God is alwasy with you.

Day one – God hears you

In the book of first Samuel, we read a remarkable story of a broken woman named Hannah. Hannah was the wife of Elkanah. Elkanah had two wives , One with Children, another one without Children.

I don’t imagine how hard it would be for Hannah, hearing mocking words from another wife of Elkanah and telling him that she can’t carry your heirs, she is not your favourites one, I am, because I gave birth child for you. Hannah was tired of those words, but she didn’t stop praying and pleading with God for a son. Years after years, Hanna was going to the temple of the Lord, pouring out her heart to Him. Can you imagine? You pray and pray nothing happens? I suppose many of us been there and know how hard it would be not to hear from God. The Bible captured the last answered prayer of her for us :

And she made this vow: “O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, if you will look upon my sorrow and answer my prayer and give me a son, then I will give him back to you. He will be yours for his entire lifetime, and as a sign that he has been dedicated to the Lord, his hair will never be cut.”1 Samuel 1:11 NLT

Day one – God hears you [hh-high.com]

Those words were so powerful and known for Hannah. He was praying day and night. The point is here we ask God so many things but not to return to Him; we want to keep them eventually. But, if we reread Hannah’s prayer. She prayed, “I will give him back to you“. Are we willing to give back to God what’s belong to Him? By asking these questions, we reach the point that God hears our prayer. God indeed hears our prayer. Hannah gave his vow that she will dedicate her unseen-yet son to the Lord. You keep trusting and praying that seems for others meaningless. The priest of temple, Eli told Hanna ” throw away your wine”. Could you give them the reason for your belief? Tell them ” don’t think I am a wicked person, for I have been praying out of great anguish and sorrow.”

the Lord remembered her plea”

He will remember our plea in due time.

” in due time she gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, for she said, “I asked the Lord for him.” 1 Samuel 1:16‭, ‬20 NLT

Ask the Lord for your needs; ask the Almighty one who can grant your request in no time. Your needs are not old in the eyes of Him, they might look like unanswered ones, but God answers them in due time one by one. God hears even we think He doesn’t.

Hannah said :

“I asked the Lord to give me this boy, and he has granted my request.”
1 Samuel 1:27 NLT

In other words, the Bible tells us, Hannah asked and received; you give it a try!He hears us.

Now, we received the promise, it is time to give Him back, Our praise and worship to Him:

Now I am giving him to the Lord, and he will belong to the Lord his whole life.” And they worshipped the Lord there.”1 Samuel 1:28 NLT

What do you need to ask God again? Keep asking, don’t give up. He hears you.

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

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I will be with You

God is always with you.

He said, ” as I was with Moses, I will be with You “.

👉When God is with you there are three areas to remind yourselves

🙌And God is not limited to a location.

It means wherever we are located here on earth; He is there, He is omnipotent. So, do not worry about your location. God got you cover on this for sure. He knew the place you have been born. Even better, he knew you before you opened your little eyes to this world. God does not need to steal your identity. Because He is your identity. You have made in His image. The location is an artificial word to know where we are and where we go; the world is not our permanent home.

🙌God is not limited in time.

Not only that, He is God of all times. He is not isolated in time or limited in a time zone. The time is for us because we are human. We need time to discipline the place we live in. He created the time too. To make the world and everything in it a better place to live for us. But he is not limited to it. He is with you at all times. You are in the right time slot. Don’t worry; God is with you, don’t say I am a lost generation or come at the wrong time on earth, not at all. You are in the right place, with the right people and at the right time. So, be glad and enjoy your moments in this realm. Till you see, yourself in His heavenly arms.

🙌God is not shorthanded

He will never be. His mighty hands are not short to help you. He can pull you out, less than a blink of an eye. He got the golden key; He can open any door for you. The Holy Spirit abides in you. He didn’t come to leave; He came to remain. Keep believing and trust that the Cross of Jesus has saved you. God is not powerless; He is the source of power that will never be ended.

We may forget Him, but He will never forsake us.

Can you remind yourselves of the tangible presence of God in your life?

🗣👥Friends, if my posts are touching your heart, would you do a favour? Could you share it with your people? Let’s make our hearts closer together.

Written by your Friend, Dariush Youkhaneh

David Praises the Lord

Then, in front of everyone, David sang praises to the Lord: I praise you forever, Lord! You are the God our ancestor Jacob worshiped. Your power is great, and your glory is seen everywhere in heaven and on earth. You are king of the entire world, and you rule with strength and power. You make people rich and powerful and famous. We thank you, our God, and praise you. But why should we be happy that we have given you these gifts? They belong to you, and we have only given back what is already yours. We are only foreigners living here on earth for a while, just as our ancestors were. And we will soon be gone, like a shadow that suddenly disappears.”
1 Chronicles 29:10‭-‬15 CEV

Kind David, time was up! He was ready to transfer his kingdom to his son, but right before that, he prayed for His Son, and he blessed him with his prayer. He reminded God was faithful till now, and He will be on his son reign, Solomon. He acknowledged that God is the King of the entire world.

He had started with a praise song, not demanding, not complaining, nothing else except exalting God. Read the above verse a second time, this time slowly and put yourself in the prayer. Can you thank God for all His faithfulness in your life? Can you transfer this blessing to your heirs? As Kind David said, ” we have only given back what already His”, Let us Give all of our praise and worship to the King of Kings. Let us praise Him as David did.

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

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

Identity

If you live in an apartment in a busy town – and look down from the balcony of your unit, you see people are walking into each other and hurrying to do something.

I am interested to see what will happen in the next 50 years from now. Our life is changing dramatically. Artifactual intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things(IoT) will be ordinary, and Electric cars are already hitting the markets. The machines are taking over human tasks. Those are exciting news for most of us. With all these new technologies, we are still struggling with our IDENTITY. 

If I give a blank page and tell you, please draw’ the identity’ for me; what will you draw? 

The oxford definition of Identity is “The fact of being who or what a person or thing is”

The Bible definition of Identity is “We are made in the image of God “, As I brought to you in my previous post. God breathed His life into us – then the simple meaning of who we are will articulate in who HE IS. So, Our core being is not defined by the things or affected outwardly. We may see it on the surface, but heaven’s connection shapes our inner status. That is why so many of the new younger generation are struggling to find themselves, and they look outside, look and love to be seen, desiring to have always new and shiny things. There is nothing shady to have a big dream. 

We see Identity as not something that recently comes up like a mushroom; we had this issue in Jesus’ time. There was a man called Matthew whose job was collecting tax for the government. He had access to the treasure and money; perhaps He knew the meaning of having a lot of money and sometimes unfairly collecting tax more than expected. In between, He heard Jesus came into his town, and it was the best time for him to look the life from a different angle. Matthew, A short guy, went above a tree with his expensive outfit to find his Identity. He did not care this time. Perhaps there is a Man in the town, can answer all his questions. Although Jesus, ‘the master of freeing people’, was there to bring his Identity back. Jesus’ presence was enough for Matthew to enlighten his heart. Matthew brought back Home. Then, he suddenly realised and asked this question of himself; ‘What I have been doing whole my life? Money!!! I give back four times more for those I unfairly treat them.’

Our Identity is not in the things. No, even, it is not in another person. Nothing wrong with having the stuff of life; the question comes with loving the things. Our Identity is in Galatians 5: 22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Heaven is our Identity.

Lose your life to Jesus, and you’ll find your Identity. Lose your life to Him means to be in connection with Him. Means walk in his way, coming back to Him, even we may make a mistake – but coming back to him with a repentant heart. Where do we find our Identity? At Jesus’ feet!

Comment – what’s your definition of Identity. 

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh 

Created by His Love

In God, there is no favouritism. Everyone in His family is the favourite child. The world is dull, And it can not understand the peace and loving arm of God. For them, if there is a God, then He is so big and unknowable. For us, He is known. He has shown His love towards us. His dove is within us to comfort us, and we listen to Him because we know that He hears us.

This world does not have a shepherd, But we have; Jesus is ours. He is our voice in the world of injustice that we can echo on in every corner. He is a kind shepherd; that doesn’t let us go.

Heaven’s treasure is unlimited :

The wise men can not know Him enough. There is no one out there to explain his tangible presence except the One Who knows Him personally. God gave this privilege of being His Child. It means we have access to God’s ocean of treasure. This treasure is heaven’s knowledge and wisdom. We are limited in everything, and we have boundaries in all things we do, think and act. Prophet Job said, ” God’s power is unlimited.” All-powerful Creator has created the universe for a purpose and life. The atheists believed there is meaning in being alive and have a meaningful life. According to the New York Times, Stephen Hawking, an atheist, thought that the universe and life have meaning. Even a non-believer knows there is a meaning in life and being alive. Who made all this life? God. Who created the universe from nothing to something? God. In his ‘The Confessions’ book, Saint Augustine has written well ” God is our helper, He made us, and not we ourselves. Press on where truth begins to dawn.”

We have access to His Love:

He is not only unlimited in Nature. He is also infinite in love. Accessing to His love is not far from the human. We are in his marvellous mighty love already. Before God planned this earth in His mind, we were in His deeper level of mind and heart. I take joy in this because our Creator not only is a gardener also a lover. He is a Planner and Designer. God-breathed love into our mortal body; all the dead cells and immovable dust gathered and became a living being. We knew we carry the love everywhere before the sin stung us. This breath was the same known in the new covenant as tongues of Fire and Wind. Now, his love ( the Holy Spirit) is available for everyone. The tongues of Fire can burn all our earthly Nature. The Wind can lift us to His presence. That is Why, the Bible says, ” there is no fear in love.” But His breath(love) assures us in every detail of our life. Then, imagine, His love is with/in us. 

You are in the Beginning:

Why are you waiting? Your best life is now and ahead. There is no time to waste looking back. Since you got a remarkable creator who gave everything to you that you can have the best life possible here and in heaven with Him. Allow the light in you, reflect! There are millions out there, hungry for the love of God. You are at the beginning of exciting miracles of God in your life. You are an art – let everyone knows how beautiful your Creator has painted you. You are loved – let everyone knows God-breathed in you. You are at the beginning of an incredible journey. No one can take out this beauty within you, even yours. You are God’s beloved child.

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

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

Happy Mother’s Day

We love , love , love our Mums. It is a Mother’s day in Australia. Actually, we need to celebrate the Mother’s Day everyday. They deserved to be honoured. I offer , the entire world’s flowers to MUMS. To all Brave , Strong , lovely Mums in the world.

Happy Mother’s Day

Dariush Youkhaneh

Be Solid like a Rock

I always thank God for you my friend. I pray for your faith be strong and stronger that you can stay like a tree rooted into ground , hold and firm. Because God’s beauty has been given to you. You are a diamond in a defiled world. You are like a river flowing throughout the earth. You are a sunrise beauty – coming to shine to everyone. Our faithful God keeping you close to His glory that you lack nothing except to encounter Him as your Lord and saviour.

He , whom is faithful also keep you steady. He will cause to keep your eyes fixed in Him till the end. Be solid like a rock. Be kind always to all. When the world going down , you go up and up. Because your only trust is in Him. That makes a city glad, because you are the part of army of loving God , appears like Angel on our planet. You carry all the heavens gift within you. Use them to destroy enemies schemas. You can do all things with Jesus. His Love will melt every heart. His Love is always inside of you.

Serve and Love others that’s what the angels do

Dariush Youkhaneh

Collect these three things from God

Glory

Honour

Peace

Obeying God is the hardest thing for everyone. But , Apostle Paul says , if you be led by Spirit , you ain’t pressure to yours. Doing good and obey what God said not only help us on this life also comes with bonus for our eternal life !

God offers Glory for those to obey Him

God offers Honour for those to obey Him

God offers Eternal Peace for those to obey Him

I know , sometimes this earthly world is so good and we don’t want to leave the desire. Perhaps , I sometimes compromise and exchange the pleasure of this world, instead of Obeying God.

But , He is merciful , He is Faithful, and again we go near to Him by the Blood of Jesus , His Son.

but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
Romans 2:10 NIV