When you hear the voice, Would you answer it?

The still small voice is within you shouting to change things, even take the next small decision of your life. Would you hear that voice? Or the million voices out there, taking the authentic voice right away from you. We all have fake voices in our life, which are not from “the still small voice “, they steal our identity, they steal our time, they steal our braveness and boldness. We need that kind of confidence that everyone boasts for it.

That is where Jesus calls: "Here I am! I stand at the door and knock."

Where would we be without Jesus? How can I know the true voice of the Holy Spirit within me? The secret is opening the door to Jesus. 

Perhaps, The best decision we can make is, back to the first love of God. As a young person in the 21 century, I need to live a life that honours God, who I am, and my plan on earth as a lover of God. 

People have their plan, ambition and love; We receive all those from above-directly from Father’s hands.

Two things I am trying to learn: How to love God? And How to love his people? Both are hard to accomplish but possible! and Three things I need to gain more, Who God is? Who am I ? and What is eternity? 

I guess – All, we can learn and grow by listing to the Holy Spirit. He teaches us about the Father’s plan; I am still a baby- learning how to walk, how to eat – but by his grace and Jesus’ blood, we can get closer to Him.

Where the still small voice led you? How did he heal you? What did he teach you?

Written by

Dariush Youkhaneh

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 

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

Be awake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Be awake for Love.

 

 

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

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I am born in a new generation

That’s right , I am born in a new generation society. A generation born with technology. now people are communicating fast , millions of information interacting in a  second , people are travelling to other planet , every day a new thing adding up into our life. Technology is more than we expected, we drive a fast car , still we are looking to be more faster.

But , the truth , the reality have not been changed yet. Still we need sun shine. still we need rain. still our souls are thirsty . May new technology offers you happy time but can it bring joy in your heart forever?  I am a technology guy for about 10 years I’ve been studying computer and information technology. They are great , indeed , good , which you can read my message on your device. Technology is not sad thing – It is a great tool to reach more people in this generation.

My point is this , how technology works for you? are you overloading with the information.

Do we really need to know a lot , according , to have a good life! I am simple guy , I am content what I have and give thanks to my creator , Yes I have dreams to follow. I have goals to reach. I have ambitions which like nets all are over me. But look and see with all made-beautiful-human things still the war , the envy , the fighting are not ended.  Did this technology brought peace to people’s life!? Psalmist written in his book : ” This will be written for the generation to come, That a people yet to be created may praise the LORD.  ” Are we praising the Lord.  Don’t you know you are created to be with your creator ! You are not the products of human. You are a light . a light to this dark world. who can impact and point others to One above.

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You need let the world go, and allow God come into your rusty and weary heart. You are in the world but you are not from it. This world and everything in it will change but He lives forever as we read in another place psalmist says ” Long ago, you made the world.
    You made the sky with your own hands!
The earth and sky will end,
    but you will live forever!
They will wear out like clothes,
    and like clothes, you will change them.
But you never change.
    You will live forever. ( Psalm 102 : 25-27 )

See , He loves you. He knows we are from dust. Praise the Lord at your age . In your time. He is same. Let God fills you with his Spirit then you begin to be whole. His mercy is greater than stars in the sky. Do not allow the human decide who you are. You are who made by him. Do not allow technology says who you are. You are defined by Him. Technology serves us ,  we do not serve them. Let the morning light remind you God loves you and have a purpose for you. Let his sun even in your busiest city shine through your window and remind you God still loves you. Is not this beautiful till HE lives I live. He puts in this generation to be a witness for Him. To make a good story of fight for Him. To know you are a good son and daughter , until to reach to his glory, in His arms. You are not belong to seen things ,rather , you are belong to unseen creator . that’s what hope means. you have hope to things you can not see. In this generation , which , everything is seen and distracting.

He wants to be friend with you , He know you can do it. Publish His name. His goodness. His Love and kindness. To give a hand to a needy . To love your enemy . to send a ‘ I love you ‘ message to a person . years , you have been selfish to . Redeem yourself by His Spirit and see you are with Him. The Challenges can not separate you from Him. This world can not. Family problem can not. Marriage break down can not. Children run away issues can not. The storms of sickness and hater of this world can not and have not power over you at all. Lay it down to God. Do not look answer for other places , from other humans. He is your answer.

You are living in the best age. Declare it ‘ My God is faithful to me  , I am living for Him , I lay it down to Him and He has the best plan for me and my people around , I brought peace and love here , where I stand right now , till forever ‘

 

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

Source : Psalms

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