Inspirational walking, Rest in the shade of the trees

My today’s walk was indeed a charming and a quick good treat to my soul. When I saw the trees and greens around, the sense of love increased in me. I was impressed with the look of it as someone painted ūüé® for a specific time and hour. Look at the below photo gently, what do you see?

A gentle look makes peace into our hearts. This looks a paint, but it is not, it is a man walking with a camera and capturing the moment.

It gives you courage and it makes your eyes green. I love the way sub-branches are fallen into each other, a wonder of beauty. I have been energised again ūüĆĽ.

It is not done here, walk with me, let me show you around, I pray as I walk, and sometimes I don’t ūüėź and I will be lost in the frame of beauty, the beauty of Spring. I guess, you know what I am talking about, it is like daydreaming. I just stopped for a moment and looked to the below :

I was daydreaming, the wind of spring took me to the top of the tree, I guess, that is me in the middle of the screen, looking right and left all greens.

When we walk through them, it will wash all our ugliness off in a second. No place for anything else, except ‘the style of nature ‘ peek. Innocently look will put us on the right path. The journey is long but that frame of love is there to inspire us. Dear, walk with me, let’s be saturated at the moment :

Dear Walk

Rest in the shade of this tree while water is brought to wash your feet.
Genesis 18:4 NLT

Tell me how did you spend your weekend?

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Dariush Youkhaneh

Shifting our views will change us and the atmosphere

Anybody can enter God’s Kingdom; His Kingdom is not locked. There is a willingness, and there is a ‘pursue’ in heart to enter. The door may be narrow, but the place is vast and excellent when we enter and win it. This Kingdom is what Saint John said. There is no tear, no cry, no sadness, but hope and everlasting joy- A bright future of love and patience where Jesus himself is the sun.

People are looking for something to hold on; something can do or change their life. We are merely unable to change our destiny, but we can live today; we can believe and trust in God, who is unknown to many. A glimpse of new earth and heaven, showing like a star at night to us. Do we need invisible eyes to see them? Do we need to fly to have an overall perspective of things around us? Both- eyes and wings are given to us by Him- who created us. I wonder, how many of us using those eyes and wings? I am in awe of ‘shifting our views’ and how it will change our atmosphere. When your whole being shift for good- you are a good character who accepts the change, you are willing to grab the kingdom character, which not so many enthusiastic about.

If you only move the frame of your view, imagine what a great perspective it would be.

You are a carrier of peace within you, and you are a ‘shifter.’ In natural speaking, you know how to change the atmosphere and win the soul. Jesus was a ‘shifter’- He shifted people’s views and pointed them out to heaven’s kingdom. Here is a thing for you: How many people’s views are you ‘shifting’ for Jesus? You ‘shift’- you move, you love and endure. There are many ‘shifters’ in the Bible like Paul, John, Peter, Moses, Esther‚Ķ And You and me. We are ‘shifters.’ Then, at what cost, we are ready to turn and see the picture of our faith in the way of love and respect, without judging and complaint. God created us for the greater good, to run and win the trophies together as a community. I was thinking about this: If I can not change my worldview or love the unlovable, how can I grow in my faith and character. I learnt that even forgiving might be hard as hell, but let it go in the safe arm of Jesus- where I can rest peacefully. Shifting our view is like a change our prayers way; it is like ” God, I received my answer, thanks for showing me the way” rather than ” God, why you haven’t answered me yet?”. Don’t get me wrong, waiting upon God is fantastic, but we need to broaden our views, held our heads up, like soldiers, stand firm and strong in the middle of the battle.
What things can you do to shift your views?

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Dariush Youkhaneh

Friends, Have you read my latest ebook called” Hope in Corona Time.”? There are heaps of encouragement and shifting view ideas right there. Go to the “my books” section of this blog and find out more.

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.

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Dariush Youkhanhe

@All photos are taken by me and are original

Shalom be with you!

“God wants us to get our mind off ourselves and onto Him because He is our rock and refuge in trouble. When we rely on our own limited perspective, confusion and hopelessness are the likely outcome. Instead, we must look at the greatness, promises, and purposes of our God as revealed in His Word, because divine truth is our anchor in the storms of life.” Dr Charles Stanley said .

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
John 14:27 NIV

Most people not aware of Peace of Jesus. They think all Peace are same. As we can read from above scripture, Jesus said ” My Peace , I give you .” Let’s pause a few seconds… hang on, Jesus said ” My Peace ” It means , it is not short and earthly kind of Peace. This is Peace of Grace and Holiness. More than a mother child peace. There is no comparison, I can mention. Jesus continues to point out and telling us : the way I give this peace, is Not , the way this world gives you. In another word, it is not conditional and short. It is not attached the millions of ‘ifs’ and ‘whats’.

It is heavenly and will change your life truly. If we go deeper level means completeness, success, fulfillment, wholeness, harmony , security, and wellbeing. All comes into your life. This is Jesus gives assurance that ” don’t let your heart be troubled , I give you my Shalom and Eirene that can carry you to my destination. ”

Shalom be with you!

Dariush Youkhaneh

Let it Snow!

If you really love Christmas , Let it snow! Let your unmask face reveal and shine your real love inside out. I am in dream of this time of the year , A wonderful time of let it go. Let the worry face of inside go and be in L O V E of yours and others. Christmas brings Joy and Peace – Why? because the star in the east caught my eyes for a real love and peace.

A king from Bethlehem brought such a forever ” Let it snow ” and ” Let love be in the hearts forever.” Prophet Micah Centuries ago spoke about this Love. Micah didn’t know about this would be on our Calendar and make it wonderful season for us. But He knew that the new king of love will shine and brings hope to humanity.

Please , Let it snow my heart! let all my bitterness and un-forgiveness go. Where there is a little dark turn it to a light. Oh my little Christmas ! Jesus came for you. Make a fresh start and decide to take a step into unknown. Oh new me on this time – let the world know you are who you are. If a million people turned away from you- it is okay , you shine like a diamond. And know that the King of Kings came for you. Let the snow comes and wipes all our Sins like the blood of Jesus on the Cross.

Hey 2020 , you brought death to us , But our Lord Jesus Brought Life to us.

Hey 2020 , you “think” you won the battle , But we won the battle because Christmas is here, Our Jesus is here.

Hey 2020, you stay where you are , but we go and welcome our new year , a new promise

Hey 2020 , These are you last days – repent and go away

Hey 2020, Let it Snow!

If the Christmas is in the air, it means it is welcome to be in our hearts.

Jesus said : ” I am the way , I am the life and I am the truth ” . Christmas is all in Him , Actually , In Jesus we have everything. Everything we need is in Him , The real meaning of Christmas!

Let your Christmas be filled with Joy and Peace , full of Jesus.

Peace and Joy Alwasy

Dariush Youkhaneh

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Abide in my Love

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love is peace , it is a piece of joy.

 

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

 

 

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Dariush Youkhaneh

What does this mean?

It was God. It was his presence right there with Disciples. They prayed РThey have been waiting for the promise. 30 days have passed nothing happened! Jesus already left them to heaven. They seems are alone РTheir master gone. Their teacher РThey learned life from Him. They saw the great miracles . They touched it РHow Jesus changed their life gradually. Mind was saying forget about all those things happened But memory hard to be removed from their cells of brain. The spirit was willing Рtruly looking for the truth. Peter in the corner of the top of the home- Slowly saying some simple words out of His month. John remember how the Lord Taught them to pray and it was repeating it.  Inside of Mary was a fight between the flesh and the spirit. Jacob remembered that Jesus said to them to wait for the promise. They did not know how God will reveal himself to them РThey went to top of their home that may Jesus will come from heaven.

They have been looking above Рwaiting how Jesus will land on the ground. Another Mary was crying silently seek her Lord to come.  They were one step closer to switch the human destiny around forever. All have been there.  from youngest follower to older one. It was the Pentecost day. Last night no one sleep Рnone of them. Their eyes were heavy but they can not give it away.

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John’s ears heard a sound – slowly slowly each of them heard a sound – the sound filled the whole house. After they heard the sound – They saw – each of them – what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.

After hearing Рand seeing .. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit .

And immediately began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

So they had three amazing experience :

They heard.

They saw.

They have been filled.

This three awesome experience God want you to have. You need to hear the voice of God. You need to hear the sound of the holy spirit when it comes to you. For to be enable to hear we must be willing. We have read that -the disciples were willing and expecting the promise of God come to them. Am I expecting the Pentecost happen to me? That is not a event for a time. God every day is working – Jesus loves to give us the promise one.

You will see. When you heard the voice of the Holy Spirit in your life – Now you stepped up one step . You will see the goodness of God in your life. You will see inside and outside how God will act- Because you are seeing from the glasses of God. You responded to Him by hearing his voice.

After that beautiful experience – You are about to have the best ever experience you ever had – You will be filled with the Holy Spirit . God come and dwell in you – the first sign you are going to speak in God’s language.

When all the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit and they have been praising and worshiping God in all languages. Suddenly others noticed and they said :

“What does this mean?”

It means love. It means peace. It means God reconciled with us. It means we are not left behind. It means we have joy , help , comfort Рit means complete victory for us.

That is the Pentecost day.

The Holy Spirit reveal ( obviously ) himself to humanity. This time more in work.

I pray God’s light open our heart. Holy Spirit come to each of us. Fill us with his presence.

I pray you will be blessed. And remembering you are loved by Him.

 

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

Acts 2

 

Touch of Heart ! Crying out to Holy Spirit

I love you , I adore you . With all my inner being i praise you and give you my best offering Lord. Oh Holy Spirit i need you – Who is like you! Your truth sets me free and your strength keep me strong and when i am falling you are lifting me up – when i am so so weak you are so so strong to save me . I am thirsty more than any other time – Here , now have my heart!

Your love is enough to remove any hurt in me-

Your peace is beautiful to gain more of you –

Your hope is endless to give me a new life –

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Overflow me with your secrets and known of you. I am fool enough to be down in the trap of the world- aren’t you going to fill me with your wisdom and understanding. Aren’t you going to speak to me when i am mute and voiceless – Oh Holy Spirit, you are won of this fainted heart. Touch and make it as a breeze in the morning.

The spirit of life and love – fall on me. With closed eyes and the lips of saying ‘ Holy – Holy is your name ‘ ¬†coming into your presence – sweet spirit – search me and cleanse me and make my heart a pure one. My soul rejoice in you and forever thankful for your grace and supplications. When is sundown i am grateful because you led me right where i would be – when is sunrise – I am rising in my soul – because you are the spirit of faithful promises.

There is so much distractions within and around me Lord – Aren’t you going to wipe it in the blink of eyes? Don’t you tell me have faith? I am crying out to you Lord . You are the same spirit that raised Jesus from death – Allow me to know you more . Less of me more of you.

I am not coming to grasp the healing from you only- I am coming to know you, to walk with you and have a conversation. You are my first love.

The spirit of teaching – teach me of ‘you’ – am i not your temple ? Offer me more of Christ.

 

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

 

 

 

Joy in the Holy Spirit

We are NOT left out . Jesus went. The Holy Spirit came. ¬†We have never been alone during the history of humanity , God never left his people , He never forsaken us. We are worry for simple things, we are confused because we are carnal minded. We mix the things that are not good for our soul. Body may enjoy for a short time but is the long suffering for our soul. God intention was always to keep our soul fresh and away from distraction. But this is our choice to choose short term joy rather than long term. Look at the scripture which is our soul’s feed :

“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. ” ( Romans 14 : 17 )

The secret of the joy  is to have spirit-minded . Carnal-mind makes us away of the joy of God. You can be a source of peace in the huge storms around us.  There is nothing in this world gives you more than the Holy Spirit will give you. You can contain whole the stars in your bag  + the whole galaxy ; it would be not better than having a joy in the spirit.

Joy is the one the fruit of the Holy Spirit. If you have a joy , you have assurance , you have security , you have peace within you no matter where you are! ” But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace…” ( Galatians 5 : 22-23)

The Joy of God contain a whole beautiful things together ! It is like package of happiness. Does not matter how much you earn , or what position you have in society , it is the level of your love to your God.

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Choose Joy , Choose Peace . Come close to Him , He will come close to you.

As a young people we are open-wild to choose whatever we want! To go wherever we want! To do what ever we feel. I am not denying it at all. You have feeling , You have dreams and desires. But HOW GOOD is that you choose the JOY of the Lord. Commit your life from now on to God. Let Him make you strong. Let Him be your joy.

“The prospect of the righteous is joy,,” ( Proverbs 10 : 28 )

“Joy is the serious business of Heaven. ” ( C.S Lewis ).

Inject Joy in your life – Take the good one and have peace within you. God is faithful.

What joy whose trust is in the Lord. What Joy , Listen to Susan Ashton  and let God touch your heart and be filled again with the Joy of the Lord.

One touch of the living God , change your whole life forever. What joy is that! Choose Joy of the Spirit , let heaven be reached to you.

Here ….

Now …

Forever…

He is God. He is Joy. He is for you…

Hallelujah.

 

 

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

 

Why God loves me?

There are many reasons and aspects why God loves me( put yourself here). ¬†And we need not to make mistake that God have to love me because He made me. Because it is an obligation for God to do so. Sometime we escape of this love but His love totally is free. The fortune news for all of us is He already took first step of love by Christ. ¬†I am not going state about what the love of God means , but i am going to expand ¬†about why He loves me. I am sure it is going to bless you and me . ( I am using ‘ the me ‘ word for more intimate the sentence.)

I bring some reasons ( not all) according to my view and experience of God.

Let me start with this quote from Brother Lawrence of The Practice of the Presence of God’s book ‚ÄúWe ought not to be weary of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed.‚ÄĚ

In Bible we see the very key words that need to be known for us . But lets look at what people been searching ( data according in 2012 from BibleGateway.com) , Look at the below table :

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Love is the most keyword search. People are desperately looking for love. What is this love that every human being need it? What is the source of it? The deep down of any of us screaming for it and without that means no life. Love and Life are equal somehow. It is like water ; your life depends on it.

In another search attempt on google , we see our search result :

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We are surprised by the numbers. Although you might say there are not pure love. We excluded the assume of the pure and/or impure , I have look at it the desire of any human of looking for love, so till now we reach the importance of the love . I am going to root of love .

God breathed His image which is love , to us. So we read this in book of Genesis 2 : 7 that ¬†“Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” As i said life and love are equal . God reflected His love within us. Why He did that? Because He is Love. His personality is love. He , Himself is the source and root of love. Now His love not going to end by one breath into us. Nah! He continuous to love me not because i would be a good person or i am going to do couple of good things for my life. Because His sovereignty gives me love to endure for a long run. He loves me because He wants to love me more not less. Many people are escaping and ignoring¬†His love , Because they’re thinking His love is heavy and have some rule or regulations. Right or wrong you make that decision . God do not want to enter by force into your heart ( although He is able so) but by free-choice of You. There are good things in love of God which the world are not having them at all. The pleasure of being pleased today not offering you a long love for a big prize which is provided by God. God loves me because he wants to have a long and eternal relationship with Him. Not a kind of love that the earthly world offers me. which is would be like feelings comes and goes.

God’s love¬†is like the highest mountain¬†, I am at the bottom of it.

His love heals me too. “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.(Isaiah 53:5). By his love i am healed. I am healed from my sin and there is a new-born things in me whether spiritually or physically. Also we read this; He says in Exodus 15:26b, ‚ÄúI am the LORD who heals you,‚Ä̬†.

The words of Alister McGrath in Mystery of the Cross (Zondervan, 1990) are well said:

“Experience cannot be allowed to have the final word‚ÄĒit must be judged and shown up as deceptive and misleading. The theology of the Cross draws our attention to the sheer unreliability of experience as a guide to the presence and activity of God. God is active and present in his world, quite independently of whether we experience him as being so. Experience declared that God was absent from Calvary, only to have its verdict humiliatingly overturned on the third day.”

His love freed me too. The plan of God for me was a free life with Him but this did not go well in the first place when the sin came into our life. That is why His love again in Jesus Christ His son revealed me to set me free and put me where i have been before in His presence.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.( John 3 : 16 )

And because He offers me eternal life!

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh