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

Firmly Planted like PT

Hey , eventually Autumn is here in Sydney. The fires and storms came all upon. Virus hitting hard here but getting nothing.

I promise to trust the Lord in this season, no matter what would happen next. I am learning to be in His arms in the wave of uncertainty. I am confident in His Love. The heavenly angels are ready to serve me, protect me.

My ” me” is a combination of Jesus ‘ love and me. Autumn is here. It does not show it all , May it will. No wind , no smell of dry trees. The flower tree in front of our house brought spring to our life, its colour is pink and pink. It is the lady of the road , no one looked after it but only God.

In the storm when it was trembling no one comfort it but it stood strong till the end. I took a photo of it to show you. I don’t know it’s name , but I ve put a name for it ; pinky tree(PT).

Am I not beautiful? My name is PT

PT knows how to survive in the storm. It is its speciality to stand still and make others a smile and a beautoful aroma. PT smiles to every person , child, young , adult , old.. PT looks up and see a clear blue sky and thanking it’s creator for such a day. It sleeps at night in peace even in cold nights.

“And he will be like a tree firmly planted [and fed] by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season; Its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers [and comes to maturity].
Psalms 1:3 AMP”

I am certain of this whoever firmly planted , will prosper. Having Faith in the storm is the most difficult task we could ever face , but if like PT we stand still we should see beautiful flower. The fruit of our waiting would be great. Greater than we thought or assumed! God knows our needs, each one of them.

Can you be firmly planted by streams of water ? Yes you can , yes we can.

Let’s practice this together, Let’s Love each other as the Childeren of God.

You are always Loved!

Written By

Dariush Youkhaneh

Selah!

One of my most favourite chapters of book of Psalms is Psalm chapter 46. Yeah , I know there are a lot good chapters ( by the mean all chapters are perfect, just saying). 71 times we see the word ” Selah”, at the first I was wondering what does that mean? But soon , I found that the word is not known , however a few interpretations are exist. Like ” so be it ” or ” pause and think ” or ” stop and listen “. We can see this word in chapter 46; 3 times. However I am not here to talk about that word , me and you  are here to ” paus a few minutes and think about God”.

I am willingly taking one step toward my pain to learn God’s Love more, Even it does not prove God will reveal himself more in pain.

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This will help me to know I want Him more. That Pain and troubles are nothing compares to His Glory. Let my grieve be a door for his greatness.

In the very first verse of chapter 46 says ” God is our refuge and strength, ” Pause here and think – listen what God will say ? Do we have any other helper to help us? Who is our refuge ? Who will refill us with energy and give us power? Is not God? Of course HE is the ONE. When we say God is our refuge , it means we accept Him as our master . Master of our situation and circumstances. Believing his existence will help us in the times of need. Remember that we can say ” I AM THAT I AM is our refuge and strength ” or ” I AM WHO I AM is our refuge and strength ” ” YHWH is our refuge and strength “. It is not any other God , It is the Father , It is the Son and It is the Holy Spirit … our refuge and strength. Let’s Pause and think about it. Continues says ” and ever-present help in trouble “. Immediately God shows up in the middest of our difficulty. In a second the master of our life help us to over come the challenge .

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In verse 2 says ” Therefore we will not fear “. After we believed He is in control , He is our Master than we definitely will not back off . We stand firm in peace and strong. Continue Psalmist says even rivers and mountains and seas and whole the universe be upside down, He is God and still in Control.

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Come and see the works of the Lord,.. Selah

Remember the days Lord helped you , Remember his mercy and how his hands help you out- Remember the first days of your believe in Jesus. Who we are and how we do is depends on Him. So , Invite you one more time Come and See How good He is.

“Be still , know that I AM GOD,.. Selah

It is the time to be still and know EVERYTHING in heaven and on earth are HIS. He made it , He Got it. This is promise for my future . This is Hope for my broken world. If He says I AM God , It means a world for me. It means I AM in your place , I AM where you are now. I AM supporting you emotionally , physically and spiritually. May it does not look like but I AM.

 

The Lord Almighty is with us;

The God of Jacob is our fortress.

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In the end I want us focus on this , That HE is with us. Feels good. But He is, really is. Our soul would be fill of his greatness , love and compassion. Whatever we do and wherever we go He is with us and also gone before us to prepare the way.

Please have a moment , Stop and Listen to what He says.

 

 

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

Papa

Papa Thank you.

Thanks that you are with me . That in every step of my life , you have gone before me and showed me where to go. Papa , i was lost but you did not give up on me and you sent your Son to rescue me. I was on my way . Still you did not give up.

I am so so loved. Because you have there for me. Papa even i am in this flesh , even i feel nothing , even i feel disappointed , even i feel hopeless, You are there , still there arm opened wide to hug me. I am so so blessed , because you blessed me even i did not feel it, even i am weak. What is your strength Papa? Your love towards me. Papa you are love. You are the only one i can trust. You are the only one i can come and pour out my heart. Because you are not far away . I am not scared of you , because you are my Papa . Not a God of wrath , not that one i am afraid to be punished . I am in middle of the circle of your love.

Now , i am able to call you , a close name : Papa.

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And , This closeness making me a new person!

Your promises are strong and never fails. Your spirit refreshes my soul. Your hands will gather my focus and gives my a new heart. My heavenly Papa even i am speechless you give me mouth to take and a heart to follow. Even my all strength gone and have not any to turn but you are there for me and i praise you for this.

I am taking a slow step to know you more. Only through you i am able to do so.

Open up a fire within me, which can cleanse any selfishness in me. I am a clay , you are my potter . Do not allow me to be hardly broken and not to lift up my hands. Your mercy is like a river , do not stop it , Your grace is for everyone i heard. Are you going to have wrath ? Are you going to be quiet still? with all this inequities?  I know how comfort you are .  I know how close you are , to a broken.

Papa , I love you.

See , there is no peace around in any corner of your creations. Smell , there is not a good smell around , all there is ,a smell of sin. Look , what you see , Yes it is real.This is that beautiful world you made at first. Walk Papa , it’s been long time you did not walk with us, Still i remember the Eden. Call , were is the ear can hear you and talk where is the open heart to receive it?

But , still , I honor you. I admire you the only salvation of my heart , I seek you even there is no sign , even there is no miracle , even there is nothing to be praised on the earth , Because i am waiting for that ONE BIG DAY. Papa i wait , i love , i hope , i faith to encounter you face to face one day to show me all and that time i grab answers of my all questions.

I put my Papa everyday in my heart that:

“Wait for the Papa; be strong and take heart and wait for the Papa”. Psalms 27 : 14

Till that day – i want to be so close to you.

 

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

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Love on the way!

It is up to you. It is all to you not others . May others push you away but finally you are going to make the final decision.  However you are not alone anymore. His Spirit lead you home. Guide you to a new home. What decision are you making today?

But today I am going to tell you WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION EVERY HUMAN CAN MAKE.

I have decided . I have already accepted. We read this in :

JOHN 3 : 16

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

There is a lot decision you can make. But to be honest this is the best decision you gonna make: surrender your life to Jesus. You know why? because you will earn the eternal life. you will earn His love, you will earn the real peace…

There is no such fake things in Him, There is no such things with empty promises. I love this . I love that he loved us first. wow wow wow .

“You are my Lord, because You have no need of my goodness.”
Augustine of Hippo, Confessions   

He has no need our goodness but we need his loving passion love everyday.

God already submitted his love to us through His son Jesus Christ . This is not a religion thing , this blog is not a religion blog at all. It is all about His love and mercy. He died for you and me. That’s why I am here to write this good news of His love to you. we all in our journey , we may make mistakes but his loving kindness cover us. He came to heal you, be with you.

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“I look forward, not to what lies ahead of me in this life and will surely pass away, but to my eternal goal. I am intent upon this one purpose, not distracted by other aims, and with this goal in view I press on, eager for the prize, God’s heavenly summons. Then I shall listen to the sound of Your praises and gaze at Your beauty ever present, never future, never past. But now my years are but sighs. You, O Lord, are my only solace. You, my Father, are eternal. But I am divided between time gone by and time to come, and its course is a mystery to me. My thoughts, the intimate life of my soul, are torn this way and that in the havoc of change. And so it will be until I am purified and melted by the fire of Your love and fused into one with You.”
Augustine of Hippo, Confessions 

If God leading your heart then he is leading your life. Love is on the way we decide to choose it.

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For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Romans 10 : 13

Who ?

Everyone .

what?

Eternal life.

When?

God knows.

Choose love today. Choose Him.

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

Please send me your encouragement comment and testimony and how this decision shape your love forever.

 

 

 

 

 

Obey and take the land.

“ The Lord your God Himself will fight for you” these are the words Moses was saying to Israel.  In chapter 3 of Deuteronomy Moses pour out his heart and it was a long time to wait and see the promised land which God was told to Him. He was crying and saying to God  : “ Oh Sovereign Lord , you have begun to show to your servant your greatness and your strong hand ..” Moses saw the greatness of God , He saw how God awesomely rescued His people. And Here he is and trying to tell God , Oh Lord please let me go in the promised land.  He seems realised that God is not side of sin and not letting Him go into promised land but He appointed Joshua to go in.

Obedience is not a process of do something right rather do what is right in the eyes of God.  As I am reading Deuteronomy chapter 4 , these words was highlighted for me .

 

“..I am about to teach you, Follow them so that you may live and may go in and take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your father is giving you. “ ( Deuteronomy 4 : 1)

God is about to teach you, He wants to give you a new thing that you have never experienced. Himself, teach you his law and decrees. What you need to do. Follow them carefully and that you may live. So then you may go in the land and take the possession.

God wants to give you a new land. If you only be obedient to Him. Only be careful and watch yourselves closely so learn and do what He says.  Moses said to people , Observe what the word of God says. And get the wisdom and understanding of it.

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Let the word of God build you up, every day , every moment. Let not fall down on your mouth . and let it be your eyes and feet every step you take. Declare it in your life and obey it. When you obey it , you are doer too. God will show you the land , this is you take the possession.

He is your God , You are His Child.  Obey your father.

So run for the prize that in Christ Jesus for you. You know , you will have troubles in this world. You know , But because He lives in You , you can face tomorrow . As you obeying Him everyday , As your chain are gone in Him . You are living in Heaven right now with Him until he is coming back soon.

Philippians 4 : 4

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.

Is anything in your life stopping to obey Him. Is anything in your life stopping to rejoice in Him. Put away all your worries and obey Him and take the land that God will show you.

 

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

 

 

 

unending Love

God calling you by name. He knows your name. He knows who you are. If you are wondered and confused around do not know what to do, do not worry, He is here for you. He is your Father and He won’t let  his children be afraid and alone.

Do you know he loved you before the creation of the world. His unending love will never be ended. He came for you, For broken hearted , for poor in the spirit , for everyone who call upon on His name … But it seems His GRACE covers everyone.

“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

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Yes , He came for us. Not only he died for us he gave us eternal life.  I am not here to convince you , He Himself , the Holy Spirit will speak to you. I am here to remind you that you are loved . May you are going through a tough season , or may is everything alright and seems very peace around. In both scenarios , we need our God to be involved and shine on our way.

“Jesus thank you that you loved me , thank you that your unending love is for me . Father thank you your toughts are far better than any human.”

You do not need to do good to be in his love ( Although those good deeds are fantastic to do ) But he is already provided for you by the cross.

Oh my dear friend, 30 years being in this world showed me nothing is better than His love, Nothing in this world compares what he has done for us. You and God will be comleted , You need Him , I need Him  , we need Him , we can not do alone this journey .

You say how Dariush can I return to God?

I say , You do not need to do anything. Just come to him as you are

I say , accept Him as your lord and saviour and His unending love will be unleashed in your life

You say , I did Dariush

I say , repentance

I say , believe and have faith and acknowledge Him

Let the love of God unleash you truly , Let the love of God soften your heart , Let the love of God wash you completely , fill yourself with unending love of God everyday.

 

 

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

 

The World IS NOT my Shepherd !

I remember a season for the collecting mushrooms , me and my mum and brother and their friends went to collect the mushroom from a Jungle . We went early in the morning . Now I found my self into a huge trees and greens. I did not know the way I just followed them , suddenly in the middle of that huge trees I saw no one around me. I was lost! Because I did not follow the leaders.how do you feel those moment? looking for a way to get out? Sometimes, the world want to declare to you ‘ I am your shepherd ‘ But truly It is not.

Who is your shepherd? Who is in charge of your life and have a final word?

Today God will speak to you if you open your heart and let be HIM only your shepherd.

” The Lord is my shepherd  I shall not be in want ” Psalms 23.

We all know this verse , most of us memorise this verse and know the words perfectly. But as we are living in the world , the things around us affects our daily life and slowly slowly  we substituted this verse in this way :

‘ The World is my shepherd I have everything I need ‘. Is this true even? Yes it. we make our world have authority over our marriages , over our relationships , over our coming and going , literately we made ‘ the world’ our lord. But Who is your shepherd ? is your job? is your boss? is your money?

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Those are good questions to ask yourself. Everything you have is from him only.

“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” ( 1 Peter 1 : 3 )

His divine power all you need. His Authority all you need. He him self is your shepherd. God is your shepherd when He is in charge you won’t be I need. You are in peace , Because ‘ the World is not your leader ‘. He meets everything you need . The things, the people , the idea , the men… are NOT your shepherd . God Himself is yours. He guides you , comfort you , strengthen you and you lack nothing.

The men disappoint you but God will never.

He is the Lord of your life and you have everything you need. Those are in under his leadership they may never be separated of His unending love.

The World is not my shepherd But the LORD is.

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

It will be awesome share this to someone may be a bless for them.

 

Get up again!

We choose to choose the things , truly in freedom there is no have to choose the things , there is always want to choose  the things. Today I want to encourage you. I want to shift your eyes to the things better . I want you to realise your potential in Christ. I want you to remind  again and again that you are belong to your Father who created you , who knows you better than yourself. You know how much you are blessed as a believer , You are not longer own by the world.

Does the world disappoint you often? God is always working in the life of believers.  When you commit your life to Jesus , He will be with you in every step. When you fall , He will lift you up. And He is saying you are my favourite child.

How many times do we fall down in the life? Because of the hardship , because of the problems.

He keeps you safe with his mighty hands, although seems you falling down but you are falling in his arms.

King David in his Psalms wrote( 37:23,24)” The steps of a human are established by the Lord,
when he delights in his way;
           though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong,
for the
Lord upholds his hand”

Today , where do we need God hold our hands?

There is no shame in falling. How you get up is matter.

Can we be still faithful when seems everything fall? Although we know that God will submit humble people He will lift them up. That’s the time we sing like David, A sing of freedom :

“You provide a broad path for my feet, so that my ankles do not give way.”

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God want you get up again and try. You , each part of you made to try again and get up and try again and again. He , Who made you , do not forsaken you or leave you.  He will give you wisdom and understanding if you still have a believe.

Do your children make you fall and disobeying ? Do your future make you worry and it is a reason to fall? Get  up and see God already given you victory. We believe our freedom is in hands of Christ. It is a peace and power in his hands and arms. Why not falling in his arms?

Apostle Paul knew till we are in this world we will fall but the Spirit of Faith and life in Christ will let us get up again and try. In 2 Corinthians chapter 4  verses 9 n 10 we read:

“Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh”

 

Remember this , God will not test us beyond our ability to carry it. He will always open a door and a way to better place.

What is today that is a reason for you to fall?

Cast your mind and heart to Father . He cares about you. Your troubles is His too. When you are in hardship He understands you. Just focus on Him and read His word.

 

 

 

 

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh 

Run Praise Song

1040 BC , King David born- The largest book of the bible written by him. The new testament mentioned 75 times about the Psalms of David. Also King David did not write all of the Psalms but his the most prolific writer of songs.  Most modern Christian songs is revelation of his poetry to God. If you’ve never read the book of Psalms , I suggest to you  set a plan to read it .

I  have just given you a short introduction about David and his book Psalms.  If we look at carefully to David’s life, We will learn a lot about praise, peace and pursue, He is a person to after God’s heart. He said in his book:

” It is better to trust in the Lord, than to put confidence in man” ( Psalms 118:8).

The reality is David praises his God not one time , two  times , or three times. His praise and worship goes seven times a day(Psalms 119:164). In this view most of us do not raise his name even once a day. The thing is here David in his terrible time , the time of dark and cave has written his best songs to God. If he wants to start something he first praise his God and give thanks to Him.

Let us read what was the David’s prayer asking God to build a house for Him.

David Praises God

There in front of the whole assembly King David praised the Lord. He said, “Lord God of our ancestor Jacob, may you be praised forever and ever!  You are great and powerful, glorious, splendid, and majestic. Everything in heaven and earth is yours, and you are king, supreme ruler over all.  All riches and wealth come from you; you rule everything by your strength and power; and you are able to make anyone great and strong Now, our God, we give you thanks, and we praise your glorious name

He surrenders all to him , He confessed that the Lord his God is all above all kings.  Look at carefully how David with the heart of kindness praises Him:

He says :

oh Lord God

You are great …

You are King…

You are able…

Most of us we make question instead of statement ,

We do ask :

Are you great?

Are you king?

Are you able?

If we really believe that He is able, therefore we do not stop at the door of doubt. Did you surrender every corner of your life to Jesus by Praising Him? Don’t allow your trail make a track of doubt that he is not great  or he is not in control. Indeed He is in involved in every detail of your life. His silence does not mean he is absent.

We can not test Him, We can not find his greatness through good / bad things happening to us. His sovereignty never changes. God is spirit , we need to praise him in spirit.

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Do not allow your physical world , neglect your spiritual world!

David continues his prayer by saying :

“Yet my people and I cannot really give you anything, because everything is a gift from you, and we have only given back what is yours already.”

What a declaration! He realised that and consciously says those words. We can not really give anything to Him. God has everything. Our job is only praising Him As David did. If we have everything in our life is a gift from Him only. We bless others that what God has given us. It is not ours , It is Him .

So I urge you give your heart to Him by praise.

“Praise the Lord your God!”

We are all human and full of need and mistakes. The think is here we need ‘ to have need’, we need those crazy mistakes to build a strong relationship with God. If you are perfect do you really need a God? the question is here Yes. Because he created you, the deeper inside of you shout to join at peace in Him.

Be a man and woman of God that after His heart. Stop asking wrong question. start to praise Him.

Praise open the new doors of possibilities.

New opportunities will come in a pure praising.

Start praise Him for your small things. Run for praising Him.

 

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

Sources :

1 Chronicles 29:10-20 Good News Translation (GNT)