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The Thieving Brother

Posted in Uncategorized on February 14, 2012 by Costa Timothy Deir

This had been going of for weeks; every night the older brother would come home from work, drop a bag with the days earnings, change clothes, and head out for a run. While he was away, the younger brother would quietly reach a hand in the bag of money his older brother had dropped and sneak out for a bite to eat.

“I have no work, no money, and I’m starving; he wouldn’t mind. I need to survive anyhow.”

That’s just it, any older brother wouldn’t mind helping out a younger brother, or providing for any family for that matter. All the younger brother had to do was ask. When we fail to remember that we are family in the Kingdom of God, we turn into thieves.

This may apply to your life in a few different ways; maybe you’re trying to earn acceptance, maybe you’re waiting and waiting for an answer from the Lord when it’s written in His word. Whatever the case may be for you, remember this today; you are IN THE FAMILY…ACT LIKE IT!

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Ya Got Me!

Posted in Uncategorized on February 13, 2012 by Costa Timothy Deir

 

“Wear my peace with regal dignity.” -Sarah Young

You can tell when a person has peace; you see it in their eyes. Does the peace of God cover your life? Do others notice it and feel safe with you?

Wear the peace of the Lord today, it’s a benefit of being a child in the Kingdom; wear it with diginity.

February 11th, 2012

Posted in Uncategorized on February 11, 2012 by Costa Timothy Deir

Sometimes you read something that is just perfect for what you’re going through; the below devotional was just that for me.

Is Your Mind Stayed on God?

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You —Isaiah 26:3

Is your mind stayed on God or is it starved? Starvation of the mind, caused by neglect, is one of the chief sources of exhaustion and weakness in a servant’s life. If you have never used your mind to place yourself before God, begin to do it now. There is no reason to wait for God to come to you. You must turn your thoughts and your eyes away from the face of idols and look to Him and be saved (see Isaiah 45:22).

Your mind is the greatest gift God has given you and it ought to be devoted entirely to Him. You should seek to be “bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ . . .” (2 Corinthians 10:5). This will be one of the greatest assets of your faith when a time of trial comes, because then your faith and the Spirit of God will work together. When you have thoughts and ideas that are worthy of credit to God, learn to compare and associate them with all that happens in nature-the rising and the setting of the sun, the shining of the moon and the stars, and the changing of the seasons. You will begin to see that your thoughts are from God as well, and your mind will no longer be at the mercy of your impulsive thinking, but will always be used in service to God.

“We have sinned with our fathers . . . [and] . . . did not remember . . .” (Psalm 106:6-7). Then prod your memory and wake up immediately. Don’t say to yourself, “But God is not talking to me right now.” He ought to be. Remember whose you are and whom you serve. Encourage yourself to remember, and your affection for God will increase tenfold. Your mind will no longer be starved, but will be quick and enthusiastic, and your hope will be inexpressibly bright.

This was taken out of Oswald Chambers’ ‘My Utmost For His Highest’, a great daily devotional worth reading!

Thank You Lord for peace in my heart. You are my constancy. Without You I might jump off the cliff of the heart. Thank You for the perspective that brings life. I commit to keep my mind on you all my days. You rock!

I Get It!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on January 28, 2012 by Costa Timothy Deir

I love those times when something actually clicks! Like those moments when your buddy has a delayed reaction on the punch line.

I was reading a book on sales (it’s what I do), and the quote was simply, “feed your head, feed your head, feed your head.” (Lyrics of Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane in the song “White Rabbit”)

I think a nerve in my brain was struck after reading this; what we feed our minds has HUGE impact on the outcome of our lives! Then the “brain-nerve” was struck again; I’ve heard this my whole life in the Bible! Philippians 4:8 says that the God of peace will follow me if I think on things that are good, noble, and pure!

What are you feeding your head today? I can guarantee that what I feed myself today will be better than what I did yesterday!

Thanks for reading, now I want to hear some responses.

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TICKS!!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 23, 2011 by Costa Timothy Deir

What makes you tick; A song, a cause, a SEASON?

For me it’s this…

Anonymous Journal #1

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on December 17, 2011 by Costa Timothy Deir

12/16

I don’t desire religion, but intimacy! Alone in this quiet place, I seek You alone. Your wisdom and truth. Please cause seeds of righteous in me to grow and bear fruit. I’m sick of futile fleshly attempts at passion! Be my sole desire, oh Song of my heart!

Unashamed, I seek You from the deep place of my heart; a place very few have seen. With all You’ve done for me, You deserve it! You deserve everything! Point out the areas I’m gripping and not giving You.

My God! Your mercy is so incredible! Nothing like it! Be glorified through my life Lord! How I need You, for I am such a wretched man!

Working To Get Better

Posted in Uncategorized on November 7, 2011 by Costa Timothy Deir

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I work in sales.

“Most people aren’t willing to do the hard work it takes to make selling easy.”

I woke up this morning with little motivation. Having a little time before I had to be anywhere or do anything, I decided to do something that I haven’t done in a while; STUDY. Really, I just started reading a book; “Sales Bible,” written by Jeffrey Gitomer, the originator of the above quote.

Not only did this small action step deposit some excitement in me, I gained some great insights to my field of work!

We all do things. Most of us would like to get better at those things we do. Well, the older I get, the more I realize that there IS a formula to get better at something;

WORK + SACRIFICE = GETTING BETTER

or sometimes…

WORK x SACRIFICE = GETTING MORE BETTER (incorrect English intended)

My goal; to spend at least half an hour everyday working to get better at the things I do.

How about you?