Running the Christian Race

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Thursday, October 31, 2019


Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Philippians 3:12 Paul was fond of using athletic illustrations to teach theological lessons. He was certainly greatly influenced by the Olympic competitions in Greece after he visited Athens during his second missionary journey. That i ..

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Why do good things happen to anyone?

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, October 29, 2019


A certain ruler asked him, "Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" Why do you call Me good?” Jesus replied. “No one is good except God alone. Luke 18:18-19 Much has been written and debated about the proverbial question of “why do bad things happen to good people?” The question is often raised in an attempt to impugn the reputation of Almighty God&rsqu ..

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His Life That I am Living

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, October 28, 2019


I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20 Most people like to think they are autonomous beings who can do whatever they want whenever they want. We value our God-given ability to exercise our free will and live as we see fit. Some ..

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A Worthwhile Journey

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, October 25, 2019


The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” Genesis 2:23 I love to travel with my family. My goal is to travel around the world at least once before I transition to heaven. I would like to see the beauty of God’s diverse creation so I can give Him an account of what I saw and expe ..

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Winning through Losing

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Thursday, October 24, 2019


What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. During the 2018 Season of the National Football League (NFL), former cornerback of the Buffalo Bills retired in the middle of the game. Davis, then 30, a ten-year veteran, quit his team at half time as they trailed the Los Angeles Chargers, 28-6.  ..

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Rejoice with those who Rejoice

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Romans 12:15 This week, promotion announcements are being made in the company where I work, whereas many people are happy for those who are promoted. The majority of people are disappointed that they or their friends are not promoted. Some people are downright resentful of the process because they question the integrity thereof.  ..

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Whose side are you on

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, October 21, 2019


For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 The longest war in history is said to be the Iberian Religious Wars or the ‘Reconquista.& ..

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Faith is all I have

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Thursday, October 17, 2019


For we live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7 As I write this devotional, someone somewhere is contemplating suicide because he or she can no longer cope with his or her circumstance. If that is you, please finish reading this devotional before harming yourself. Believe it or not, I get it. I understand why some people may think suicide is a better option than living the life that th ..

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Worth the Struggle

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, October 15, 2019


But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”— I Corinthians 2:9 ESV The idea of heaven is tantalizing and awe-inspiring. Yet to some people, heaven is a surreal place and a fantasy of religious people. After all, no one has ever gone to heaven in the flesh and come back to tell us w ..

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The Secret Place

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, October 14, 2019


When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. Genesis 3:6-7 The most  ..

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