Are you a citizen of heaven?

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Thursday, May 30, 2019


Those who were about to interrogate him withdrew immediately. The commander himself was alarmed when he realized that he had put Paul, a Roman citizen, in chains. Acts 22:29 Acts 22 chronicles the dramatic arrest of Paul in Jerusalem and his speech to the angry Jewish mob that wanted to kill him. It took a garrison of more than 100 soldiers to keep Paul safe. The Roman commander had to put P ..

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Soaring with the wings of trust

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, May 28, 2019


Then you shall take delight in the Lord, and I will make you ride on the heights of the earth; I will feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” Isaiah 58:14 Last week I saw two birds flying from trees to trees at a high distance in my neighborhood. They flew high with majestic splendor. It is as if they knew they were soaring with the wings ..

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The itch we must not scratch!

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, May 24, 2019


“But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.” James 1:14-15. Because of her allergy, my dog Ziva is always licking her front legs. She can sometimes lick her leg until they bleed. I’ve tried different medications prescribed by her vet ..

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Truth Management

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Thursday, May 23, 2019


“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32 NIV Most Christians are partial to the “truth.” After all, Jesus told the disciples that the devil is the father of lies and that lying is his native tongue (John 8:44). God is the antithesis of the devil. He is known as Father of truth. Jesus presented himself as “the way, the truth, and ..

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Living in the confidence of God

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, May 21, 2019


The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them. Psalm 25:14 I read this Psalm last night during devotion with my family. I walk up this morning and read the same Psalm during prayer with my prayer team. While I was reading it, the Spirit of the Lord brought to my attention that God confides in me. Processing this thought at 5:00 AM is challenging. This was the f ..

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God is greater!

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, May 20, 2019


Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure. Psalm 147:5 ESV Every now and then, believers have to be reminded about the greatness of God. The cares of this world can cause us to undermine the greatness of God. When the sickness is terminal or the divorce is final, or the family is dysfunctional, or the addiction is continual, or the heartbreak is overwhelmi ..

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A Time to work

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, May 17, 2019


As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. John 9:4 At 91 years old, and with a multiplicity of physical limitations, my dad does not do much these days. His day consists of watching TV, eating, and talking with other residents in his nursing home. No one expects him to do any work. He does not get to go to church services. This is h ..

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Sadness of the heart

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Thursday, May 16, 2019


In the month of Nisan in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was brought for him, I took the wine and gave it to the king. I had not been sad in his presence before, so the king asked me, “Why does your face look so sad when you are not ill? This can be nothing but sadness of heart.” I was very much afraid, but I said to the king, “May the king live forever! Why shou ..

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Living the abundant Life

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, May 14, 2019


The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:10 ESV According to the United Nations, there are 195 countries in the world. Most people will only see a few of these countries. We are too busy trying to survive to enjoy the abundant life the creator gifted us. Some of us spend more time dreaming about living the abundant lif ..

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Our Mona Lisa

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, May 13, 2019


But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also. 2 Corinthians 8:7 ESV According to Wikipedia, The Mona Lisa is a half-length portrait painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci that has been described as "the best known, the most visited, the most written  ..

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