Divine Selection

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, October 07, 2019


You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. John 15:16 NIV This is the season when high schoolers are applying to colleges and universities. Many parents are anxious about where their children are going to go to college. That anxiety has a lot to ..

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Guaranteed Victory

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, October 04, 2019


But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57 When I was in high school, I used to love watching the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) on television. Everyone in my household thought the wrestling matches we saw on TV were real. We would be rooting for our favorite wrestler to win. And no matter how beat up our hero wrestler may get, he  ..

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Tired and Worn

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Thursday, October 03, 2019


"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 Many people are feeling tired and worn physically and emotionally. Some are tired from their post-summer hiatus, where they were able to get away from their daily toil to get some rest. However, now that school is in full session and summer is long gone, they are feeling tired and worn. Others are ti ..

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A God that Adjusts

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, October 01, 2019


For forty years—one year for each of the forty days you explored the land—you will suffer for your sins… Exodus 14:34 Beginning in Exodus 13, God told Moses to send some men to explore the land of Canaan, which he had given to the Israelites. Moses chose one representative from each of the tribes to explore the land. The men spent 40 days in the land and found it to be as  ..

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Despite our Imperfections

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, September 30, 2019


But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” Exodus 3:11 Two types of people exist in the world: those who think too highly of themselves and those who think too little of themselves. Those who think too highly of themselves are usually overcompensating for some character flaw. That flaw may be the result of generational cur ..

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Guaranteed Harvest

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, September 27, 2019


Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 In 2018, farmers across northern and central Europe faced significant crop failure and bankruptcy as a result of one of the most intense regional droughts in recent memory strengthened its grip on the region. States of emergency were declared in Latvia and Lithuania, while ..

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What is your Form?

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Thursday, September 26, 2019


Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. Philippians 2:5-6 The second chapter of Philippians is said to be the most profound theological writing in the New Testament. That chapter contains a most elaborate Christology that is not found anywhere else in the New Testament. Like many other biblical sch ..

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Fear Not

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, September 24, 2019


“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 When things do not go as expected, or when life throws a curveball our way, so to speak, our initial reaction is fear. That fear increases depending on the gravity of our circumstance or the seriousness of our cond ..

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Obedience Deficit Disorder

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, September 23, 2019


And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love. 2 John 1:6 Obedience deficit disorder (ODD) is a spiritual disorder that causes a range of behavior problems such as difficulty in following God's commands, focusing on the great commission, keeping up with daily devotion and study of scripture, doing kingd ..

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One step at a time

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, September 20, 2019


Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 One of my favorite sayings is “the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” This saying originated from a famous Chinese proverb found in chapter 64 of the Tao Te Ching credited to Laozi (although it is also erroneously credited to Confucius). The ori ..

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