Unfinished Work

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, February 24, 2020


What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! Romans 7:24-25 World-renowned artist, Michelangelo left four unfinished sculptures when he died that have evoked different emotions and interpretations. “The Awakening Slave,” “The Young Slave,” “The B ..

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Listening to His Voice

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, February 21, 2020


Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20 The words of Christ to the church at Laodicea in Revelation 3:14-21 are convicting. After applauding the church of Philadelphia for keeping his command to endure patiently (v. 10), Jesus rebuked the church at Laodicea for being spirituall ..

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No Longer I

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Thursday, February 20, 2020


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 Illustration A young boy sat in church and watched as the offering plate was being passed. Wanting to give something, he reached inside his pocket for something to put in. To his dismay, ..

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We Already Won

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, February 18, 2020


No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8:37 Everyone likes to win. Even the people in the Bible describes their Christian journey in terms of losing or winning. Paul talks about running the Christian race and winning the crown (1 Corinthians 9:24-27). In Mark 8:36, Jesus told his followers, “What good is it for someone to gain the whole wor ..

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Lessons From My Dad

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, February 17, 2020


Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. James 1:12 Early this morning, on the way back from the gym, I shared with my son the lessons I learned from my dad. My dad is an extraordinary person. He exemplifies hard work and perseverance. Though he did not get a form ..

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A Father-Friend

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, February 14, 2020


But now, O LORD, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand. Isaiah 64:8 I try very hard to cultivate a healthy relationship with both of my children. I want them to be able to confide and me so I can help them navigate through the difficult issues and decisions of life. My children should feel as comfortable sharing their pains and struggle ..

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What To Do When God Breaks Your Heart

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Thursday, February 13, 2020


My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise. Psalm 51:17 Most people never forget or forgive the first person who broke their hearts no matter how long ago. They remember the date, time, and place where their hearts were broken. In some cases, old emotional wounds can hurt future relationships. What do you do when God breaks your hear ..

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Masquerading Blessings!

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, February 11, 2020


"Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved." Psalm 55:22 One of the toughest challenges for believers is to remain worshipful as they go through their valley of the shadow of death experience. When the burdens of life overwhelm our souls, most of us tend to retreat into our hospice of self-pity that leads to discouragement and ultim ..

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God is Amazing

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, February 10, 2020


Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Luke 12:7 Whenever I travel by plane, I like to sit by the window so I can look down and marvel at the world that God created. The view from an airplane reminds me of how amazing God is and why we should trust and worship him. From above, human beings are not visible with the human e ..

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The Lord is our Refuge

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, February 07, 2020


God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea. Psalm 46:1-2 The wind has been blowing boisterously since last night throughout most of North Carolina. In some cases, people’s houses have been damaged by falling trees, schools have been closed, and many roads are a ..

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