When God refuses to open the door!

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, June 28, 2019

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"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7 I get frustrated when I knock on a door, and the Lord refuses to open it for me. Though I know it is God’s will that should prevail, in my humanity, I expect God to open the door when I knock according to Matthew 7:7. But then again, maybe I have been misinterpreting that Scr ..

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Free Agency

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Thursday, June 27, 2019

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And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15 NBA free agency season will begin on July 1, 2019. During that time, teams will be permitted to contact free agen ..

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Thy Will be Done!

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10 Walter Knight told of an old Scottish woman who went from home to home across the countryside selling thread, buttons, and shoestrings. When she came to an unmarked crossroad, she would toss a stick into the air and go in the direction the stick pointed when it landed. One day, however, she was seen tossing the s ..

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We are sealed!

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, June 24, 2019

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And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory. Ephesians 1:13-14 NIV The epistle of Ephesians is replete with so ..

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A Letter to God

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, June 21, 2019

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Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; Be gracious to me and hear my prayer. Psalm 4:1 In this age of email and text, most people do not take the time to write letters to each other anymore. Instead, they try to say everything in 29 words or less so they can tweet it. However, there are times when we have to be loquacious. Indeed, there may be  ..

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Order our Steps

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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Our steps are made firm by the LORD, when he delights in our way; though we stumble, we shall not fall headlong, for the LORD holds us by the hand. Psalm 37:23-24 (NRSV) When the police suspect that a person is driving while intoxicated, they give him or her a sobriety test. During that test, they ask the person to walk in a straight line to see if they would stumble. In most cases, when the ..

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Easy Access

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, June 17, 2019

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As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them. When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner.” Luke 7:38-39 The price of insu ..

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Learning to wait

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, June 14, 2019

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Then one of them said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son.” Genesis 18:10 The story is told of a couple who could not have children. After years of trying, and thousands of dollars wasted in fertilization clinics, they thought to give up. They did not want to adopt because they felt adoption would be a reminder of their bio ..

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Set an example!

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Thursday, June 13, 2019

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Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12 Since NBA superstar, Kevin Durant, of the Golden State Warriors, ruptured his Achilles tendons during Game five of the NBA finals, most people in the sports world have been singing his praises. Some of his praisers, however, are  ..

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Insurmountable Challenge!

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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“Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.” Judges 6:15 Most of us will face our ‘Gideon moment’ at some point in life. That is, we will face an insurmountable challenge for which we will feel inadequate to manage or overcome. Indeed, there are times when we questio ..

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