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


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+ .

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 

The Last day of Summer / The First day of Autumn

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

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

Last day of summer 2021 , Sydney Australia

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

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

Autumn in Australia

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

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

Keep loving

Dariush Youkhaneh

Hiking at red hands cave

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

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

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

There are so many element in this.

Hike and have Faith.

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

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

1- God is sovereign

2- God is Holy

3- God is Omnipotent

4- God is OMNISCIENT

5- God is Immutable

6- God is Wrathful

7- God is Love

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

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

Stay in Love, Keep dreaming

Dariush Youkhaneh

Tuesday Devotion 14 April 2020 / Hold on

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

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

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

Take a deep breath..

Wait for the Lord..

Be strong..

Take Heart..

and wait for the Lord..

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

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

With Praise and Prayers.

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Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

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The most beautiful place..

The most beautiful place I have ever been is Switzerland. Indeed the best place for hiking. In my trip to Europe I’ve visited Alps mountains and I did a few hours hiking on the top of the mountain.

It was refreshing, soul taking and breathed a new love in me. I couldn’t believe it , I was there. I closed my eyes open it again and slapped my face twice just making sure I am not dreaming.

It was a foggy day though but it didn’t hide it’s beauty and loving charm face of nature.

I didn’t cut my hiking but I made it longer to see more and see how great is our God?

You don’t need to say anything when you are there , Just be and listen what it says to you. Stillness is an attitude of nature , you learn it!

Break your hours in the nature by enjoying to see what they enjoy.

Choose a path the leads you to green pastures. Leave the rest to God.

It was unreal , I was just walking in the heaven without knowing where I was.

I wasn’t dreaming , I was there, I felt God’s love hover over me. So much to takin in ..

So much unexplainable beauty for to see. You should be there and see with your eyes what I am talking about.

God says ” you see all these beauties I made , don’t you think that I am able to look after you ?” . Suddenly all my doubts fell down and the power of his greatness filled me. And I was lighter than wind.

I was in paradise. Right there with Him. Knowing me better in His eyes.

Where have you been that you liked most ? Leave me a comment below.

Dariush Youkhaneh

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

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