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


Do life, have Faith

I’ve run more this year, even more than last year; the coronavirus pushed me to be active more and get out of the house to have an exercise. It is not too bad, and I broke my whole time record of running for 190km a month. If all people know the value of physical activity – they all do some to improve their life. The Bible also talks about physical activity, but a ‘ Spiritual Sport’ would also benefit. There is no such comparison here- all are needed; both keep you fresh and revive and prepare you for the days ahead, whatever you may face. 

Okay, I love that everyone knows how much exercise they need to keep them a level up. Others can guide you through measuring things worldly, but ultimately, you decide how long you could go.

We can use the measure to improve our lives and make us better, don’t be limited to it.

We can address the things in this world, believe the unseen things(in Christ), set our faith in the right path, and see how things will change if we do life and have faith.

My running journey started very slow, and I found it enjoyable to run after or before work; there is no such paltry joy but a solid-valid one. As I mentioned, two things are crucial to us: our spiritual body and the second is our physical body. We need to balance both in us, appraise our status, and see which work more. Praise and practice work hand in hand to make us strong human beings. We know that our true identity is not from this world and not the things of it. Our ‘Spiritual Sport’ helps us be ready for the unusual incident in the world we live in, undersized or oversized, we are prepared to face them; with practice and patience, we know how to tackle them. Please remember that Christ came to give us a new life in Him; as we walk toward eternity, let’s do our best to keep it that way. 

Spring is beautiful in Australia. As I run more around, I see more beauty, I see more bees, I see more birds singing a happy song, and I see the whisper of the newborn flowers with colourful style. I wish I had a camera that could record all this beauty and show you in a quick few minutes, But I will instead be present and witness this.

For now, let me enjoy this spring season with running and writing. We are heading toward the warm season soon, and I feel it.

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.[Philipians 4: 19], both your spiritual needs and physical needs.

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

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Our Victory in Christ!

Romans 8:26-28

Sometimes we are speechless in prayer. We can’t pray as the burden of the world to much to present. But God knows , He gave us victory in Christ already. He is working in out life. He given mind of Christ to overcome any situation. I remember when I was about a decision , I didn’t know what’s the best one would be or what’s the worst one ! I needed a hand of God to show me and direct me to the right path. I had a short prayer from my heart and I went to act what was the best in my eyes. I remember, Gods hand worked according to my good and He turned the bad to good for me. I was stunned of His faithfulness. God works for his people , for his chosen nation. You are his nation , His chosen one.

Had a great a soccer training last night. What a fantastic evening to break the mid-week , to play football with your team mates. As you know we won our division trophy last year! We went one step up and this year we will be playing in a new division with the boys. I say ,God : I thank you for being with us in all steps.

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I am sharing my victory to you in Christ. To know that , we give thanks in all and all. God gave me vicoty at RunWest event run. As you may know from my posts , I did a 12km run competition with fun times. It was a fantastic run. About yesterday got an email about official photos of Marathon are out , the below are some of them, to God be the Glory :

These are some of the mements of vicoty in Christ for me. 12 km run under 60 mins ? Indeed , It is a victory ! Praise to be the One who know the heart of every human.

When I felt , I can’t do it , God says you can , push a bit more , you will celebrate the victory at the finish line. Same as you my friend, don’t give up keep praying, keep pushing to the finish line and celebrate your victory with God. I know life is harsh, I know you ve been hurt , perhaps all of us got that scar of life. Run for the prize, don’t stop ! Close you eyes and have a deep breath and say ” God thank you for the victory of Christ in my life , I will finish the race by the help of you.

Victory

Dariush Youkhaneh

‘Tough Times Don’t Last, Tough People Do’

‘Tough Times Don’t Last, Tough People Do’

It is Palm Sunday pluse my run event.
Mission accomplished! Managed 12km under 60mins .12km run in 58 mins and 30 seconds.

Spacial Thanks to those who made donations to hospitals.

It was a smooth run road , they have chosen nice spots as we had only one top hill to run. I am surprised to my performance,  however I could do better. I think running up hills consumes my energy more and drained my last 2 km abit as I was trying to catchup my breathing.
I like the medal, at the back of medal is written : ‘Tough time don’t  last , Tough people do ‘…

Today is the day of celebration of entering Jesus to Jerusalem.

Land like a butterfly
Sit like a butterfly
Enjoy like a butterfly

We read this story on book of Matthew :

“The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”
Matthew 21:6‭-‬11 NIV

Hosanna in the highest heaven.

I hope we be a people don’t turn from Him when circumstances change. The same people shouted for Joy , a few days later shouted to crucify him. I hope we continue be side of Hosanna, no matter what they said.

Hosanna ,will help us today , tomorrow and the future. He is Jesus. He is entering to your town. Would you cheer him up and continue so? Would you keep him tight in your arms and don’t let Him go ?

You are not alone ! You will never be. You are enough. You are in right place , the place need to be , the purpose of God is not far from you. Let’s keep this secret on our heart. The change is near!

Loving you,

Dariush Youkhaneh

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Funny story of mine! Burn the doughnut

The story starts from here , I’ve recorded 50km in total run last month.

Happy , joyful and I looked forward for this month to do even more ! If you just divide 50 by the number of days in April , it approximately will land on 1.5 km per day run.

I am motivated to do more, as long as my knees allows me.

Right before yesterday I’ve ran about 7km. I think I’ve lost weight! However my main goal is to stay healthy and fit.

Right today ! I’ve determined ! So glad can make it after working from home! Laced up ! Running shoes short and t-shirt zipped up.

As you can see the best sky view next to me ! Fascinating and magnificent.

I’ve ran for 7.30 km in 47 mins ! It is one of the record I’ve made it! I’ve had a phone call from myvbrother! Need help some!

Then , I have been encountered with so delicious doughnuts ! Not only one, but several.

Then , all that run means GONE .:) I FELT sorry for my body , after a hard run now back to scale again 😁 who had sort of feeling? ! You know what do I mean?

This is so close to our everyday life! Funny ! We train ourselves as hard as we can then with one flick( one doughnut) , takes us back to the first step!! Again , we need to burn all faties of life out.

This is where apostle Paul says “You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? ” (Galatians 5:7)

And then , comforting mine by saying I’ll burn this out! 😁😀

Much Love

Dariush Youkhaneh

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.

 

The True Vine

“I am the true vine , and my father is the gardener.”  Jesus is the source of light and life. He is the vine and we are the branches. He is Himself is the root. And all branches are going to be fed by Him. You can not do the life without Him. He loves and cares about you. He said “ If you remain in me , you bear much fruit “ .  The fruit of joy , the fruit of prosperity , the fruit of peace will be yours.  Because you are connected to Him. You are not alone, because a branch can not do anything without the vine.

“ If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given to you”(John 15:7 NIV)

A few verses in chapter 15 : 7 , we incredibly see that Jesus says remain in me means love each other .

If you ‘ love each other’ you will remain in me. As He loved us and died for us and remain in Fathers love. So it is better to say that “ if we love each other and His words stay within us , we ask whatever we desire , it will be given to us “. Do you want be closed to God? Love each other. A genuine love that not for any men. Do you want to prosper ? Love your neighbours. Who is your neighbour? Your partner , your family , your co-worker , your mate , a stranger …

Your Joy is in loving others, This will start joy in Jesus.

“ My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”(John 15 : 12)

This is a commend my friend , I beg you , this is a commend of God to love each other  deeply with all heart . forgive each other as He forgave you. You did not choose Him, He choose you to go out and love others. This is to the Father’s glory, in this way show you are His disciples. Yes , I know people hurts , People do the things so harshly , People are not the same , People instead of your good deed gives you bad. Oh my dear friend please do what your master told you to do. Are you going to listen to what people thinks about that if I do this or that? Your master commanded to you go out and preach the good news to everyone. What’s the good news? The gospel of Love. The love of Christ. If you really rooted in His love.  

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Let Jesus raise you up , If He chooses you , then , He provide and feed you with his heavenly food. He called us friends , we are his friends . Ask in His name , and you will receive whatever you wish when you are rooted in Him.

He is Your living water. He is Your provider . and know that you bear much fruit if you stay in what he says and listens to whisper of the Holy Spirit everyday in your life. I am sure God is waiting with open arms to see and hear from you.  Your joy will be complete when you truly bear much and much fruit in Him.

I pray God open the doors of opportunity in your life. I pray the true vine gives you new prospective to see the situation from his eyes. I pray as you trust in him , remain in Him by loving others and stay steadfast in his promises . I pray God heal you inside out and you will be blessed for others and glorify Father in heaven in Jesus Name.

 

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

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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)