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PROVERBS 15:26 THE LORD DETESTS THE THOUGHTS OF THE WICKED, BUT THOSE OF THE PURE ARE PLEASING TO HIM.

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Beyond Critical Voices

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TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise...” (Micah 7:8, NIV) TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria Anytime you set out to do something great in life, there will be critics. If you’re going to be a great businessperson, coach, student, leader or employee, there will be opposition. The more success you have, the more opportunities there will be for distractions. The higher you go, the more haters will come out. When you start stretching to a new level and pursuing what God has placed in your heart, the jealous people, the critical people, and the small-minded people come out of the woodwork and start making negative comments, but you don’t have to let that distract you.

If you are under pressure today, if the

critical voices are coming against you, know that it’s because you are making a differ-

ence.

The Dyess Hispanic Heritage Committee had gotten an early start on celebrating

Hispanic Heritage Month this year.

Although Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the fifth annual Fiesta in the Park took place Saturday at Dyess Air Force Base. “This was the kickoff of all the events we’re doing this year,” said Julian Cervantes, co-chairman of the Dyess Hispanic Heritage Committee. (Pic on the right)

Don’t let them throw you off course. Instead, dig your heels in, set your face like a flint, and say, “I will not get distracted. I will not get drawn into battles that don’t matter. It doesn’t matter what others think; it matters what God thinks!” Today, look beyond the critics. Stand strong in adversity. Press forward to what lies ahead and win the prize of life that He has prepared for you!

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A PRAYER FOR TODAY Father, today I choose to let go of the negative voices, offenses and hurts from critical voices. I choose to focus on You and the good plan You have for me. Give me Your peace and joy as I move forward in the victory You have prepared for me in Jesus’ name! Amen.

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This event is open to the public every year, Cervantes said.

HAVE WE GOT THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU.

The fiesta started at 5 p.m. and featured four live bands, including local performers Thoze Guyz, of Sweetwater, Stampede, from the Dallas-Fort Worth area; Soncache, from Killeen; and Maldad, of San Antonio.

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The food booths offered fajitas, tacos,

hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream, cotton

candy and snow cones, and alots more of goodies for the kiddos.

Though admission was free, all proceeds from the food booths will go toward funding

Hispanic Heritage Month activiDeployed Spouses Dinner on Oct. 5.

ties, including the

Thank you Abilene and surrounding areas for all of your support. Without one another we have nothing. God Bless America

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Never Disappointed

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TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “...those who hope in me will not be disappointed.” (Isaiah 49:23, NIV)

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Are you carrying frustration, worry or aggravation about something? That’s usually a clear sign that your hope is in the wrong place. If you hope in circumstances, it will deplete you of joy and peace. But when you turn those circumstances over to God, when you refuse to worry, when you refuse to allow the temporary things of this world to dictate your happiness, that’s when God can do a work in your life. When you trust in Him, He will make your crooked places straight; He will cause you to mount up with wings like the eagle.

A PRAYER FOR TODAY Father, today I give You every frustration, every aggravation, every difficulty. I release total control into Your loving and able hands. Speak to my heart and give me Your peace. Show me Your love as I place my hope in You in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria What a powerful promise we have from Almighty God! When we put our hope in Him, we will never be disappointed. Of course, that doesn’t mean that things will always go our way. There may be temporary disappointments, but we will never be permanently disappointed. Somewhere down the road, God will cause it to all work out for our good. With God on your side, you will always end in victory!

Today, choose to put your hope in the Father; you won’t be disappointed. Trust Him because He is faithful. Find rest for your soul in knowing that He is good, and He has good things in store for your future!

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The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.

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Thus the Lord our God has been crying out to us through the ages. all I want is good for you. I want every one of you with Me forever. Won’t you hear My plea, and accept My love for you? Do we hear the Lord calling to us in this way? I pray that we do, and that we never cease hearing His call to us.


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What is Taking Root?

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TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “He answered, He Who sows the good seed is the Son of Man” (Matthew 13:37, AMP) TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria God is constantly trying to plant new seeds of victory on the inside of you. He’s trying to increase you. He’s trying to enlarge your vision. He wants to take you to new levels of victory. But before you see a harvest, the seed has to take root. You have to conceive it before you are going to receive it. In other words, before you’re ever going to be successful, you’ve got to see yourself successful. Before you’re ever going to have your dreams come to pass, you’ve got to look out through your eyes of faith and see them coming to pass. That’s how you allow the seed to take root.

When Things Are Out of Control TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “Good sense makes a man restrain his anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression or an offense.” (Proverbs 19:11, AMP) TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria Every day, we have opportunities to get upset, be frustrated, or get offended. Maybe you had plans that didn’t work out, or someone was rude to you at the office. Maybe you were doing something that should have taken one hour and it ended up taking three. Life is full of inconveniences, but even though we can’t always control our circumstances, we can control our reaction. I heard somebody say, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond.” We should always go out each day with a positive attitude, full of hope and expecting God’s favor. But at the same time, we should recognize that most days are not going to go exactly as we plan. Remember, we were created to live in peace. Peace is our position of power. If you get stressed because you got off schedule or upset because your child wouldn’t eat his breakfast, or frustrated because somebody offended you, what you’re doing is giving away your power. Instead, make the decision to release those offenses and disappointments so you can live in peace and enjoy the day as the blessing God prepared for you! A PRAYER FOR TODAY Father in heaven, today I release every care, concern, offense and disappointment to You. I choose to keep the peace that You have given me. I look forward to today knowing that You are with me, leading me in victory in Jesus’ name! Amen.

Today, I encourage you to examine your thought life. What are you allowing to take root? Are God’s seeds of victory and life growing in your heart and mind, or are you nurturing seeds of defeat and despair? The good news is that you can change your thoughts right now, this very moment. Begin to dwell on God’s promises and His goodness. Let His good seeds take root in your mind and heart. It won’t be long before you’ll see that harvest of blessing come forth in every area of your life!

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ROMANS 15:30 I URGE YOU, BROTHERS, BY OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST AND BY THE LOVE OF THE SPIRIT, TO JOIN ME IN MY STRUGGLE BY PRAYING TO GOD FOR ME. (SERVANDO RODRIGUEZ & FAMILY) I’M AT WAR SPIRITUALLY. 2 CORINTHIANS 4:15 ALL THIS IS FOR YOUR BENEFIT, SO THAT THE GRACE THAT IS REACHING MORE AND MORE PEOPLE MAY CAUSE THANKSGIVING TO OVERFLOW TO THE GLORY OF GOD. (BY THIS PAPER). .. AMEN AND AMEN

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A PRAYER FOR TODAY Father God, today I surrender every area of mind, will and emotions to You. I choose to dwell on Your goodness and faithfulness so that the good seeds You’ve planted in my life will take root. Keep me close to You and direct my steps down the good path You have prepared for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Mark 8:38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.” Luke 9:58 Jesus replied, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” Luke 12:8 “I tell you, whoever acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man will also acknowledge him before the angels of God.

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Stand and See

We all have moments in this life when we get bogged down with issues, relationships, finances, you name it the list can go on and on. Every time I encounter an issue that wants to get the best of me, I remember “it only takes a spark.” Yep, that’s what Jesus Christ did he came shared his good news, he called out people that were just like you and me, sinners, he transformed their lives never to be the same. As he called them he also lived as an example daily in holiness to those he called it set a burning fire within them to tell of his good news. I do not know about you but when I think of what others went through and what he did for them, I’m compelled to tell because he will do the same for us. Coming soon a word will be shared of a recent testimony of one, that has been lit up by the spirit of God in Jesus Christ and of his good news.

Less then a dozen men are credited as authors of the New Testament Holy Bible, individuals just like you and I. Jesus called them just as they were to follow him and commissioned them to go throughout the whole world and tell his good news. These men had many faults and weaknesses just like you and I, and yet Jesus did not give up on them, but undeterred before he ascended to our heavenly Father said the following words. Matthew 28:18-20 “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Let’s look at the cost of sharing this good news. Here are the names of the authors of the New Testament and a short description about and how they died for sharing the gospel. Matthew suffered martyrdom in Ethiopia, killed by a sword wound. Mark died in Alexandria, Egypt, after being dragged by horses through the streets. Luke was hanged in Greece as a result of his tremendous preaching to the lost. John faced martyrdom when he was boiled in a huge basin of boiling oil during a wave of persecution in Rome, miraculously delivered from death and then died peacefully of old age. Peter was crucified upside down on an x-shaped cross. James, the leader of the church in Jerusalem, was thrown over a hundred feet down from the southeast pinnacle of the Temple. Jude, the brother of Jesus, was killed with arrows. Paul was believed to have been tortured and then beheaded. I cannot imagine what they had to endure, and through it all they boldly shared, good news. What we know about these men is in part of what the scriptures tell, other source comes from the first official church historian Eusebius. Knowing this about the life of these men that were just like you and me encourages me to stay focused as I meditate on what Paul said, “I have fought the good fight, ..” Their is a story about one who left his heavenly glory, he lived on earth for about 33 years, he laid his life down to be crucified on a cross, his name is Jesus. You see that was not his ending, he rose from the grave on the third day just as he said and ascended to his heavenly glory, and promised to come back one day. His name is Jesus, the Greek version of the Hebrew name Joshua, and its meaning is savior, or Jehovah is my salvation. Family, friends do not give up regardless of the cost, I know it is hard but we must share his good news. ¡bendiciones! Robert Muñoz “Under Construction!”

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TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “...stand and see the salvation of the Lord...” (2 Chronicles 20:17, NASB) TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria So many people today run from anything that’s hard. They run from their problems. They run from responsibility. They run from people they don’t like. They run from the past. They run from anything that makes them uncomfortable. Instead of facing the issues and dealing with them, they just take the easy way out and go down the path of least resistance. But if you’re going to live in victory the way God intends, you have to learn how to face your challenges head on.

GOOD NEWS! The next time you find yourself wanting to give up on someone or something consider these words found in the New Testament of the Holy Bible. It is written 2 Timothy 4:7-8 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” These are words of the apostle Paul to Timothy encouraging him to keep telling the good news of Jesus Christ, Paul was well aware that his time on earth was soon coming to and end. I will often times say the following words when talking with others about remaining faithful in their Christian walk, “it only takes a spark.” What do I mean by? Follow me and you will understand as we talk about his good news.

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1 Corinthians 9:26 Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air.

1 Corinthians 9:24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.

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Notice today’s verse doesn’t say, “Keep running until you see the salvation of the Lord.” It doesn’t say, “Bury your head in the sand until God delivers you.” No, God wants us to stand strong, set our faces like a flint, and fight the good fight of faith. And the good news is that you don’t have to do it in your own strength! He’s equipped you with His supernatural power to overcome every obstacle. Make the decision today to stand strong and face the challenges in your life. Be bold and dare to conquer! As you stand in faith, you will see the salvation, the deliverance of Almighty God in every area of your life! A PRAYER FOR TODAY Father in heaven, search my heart. Show me any area in my life where I may be hiding. I choose today to stand in faith and invite You to move mightily on my behalf in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Exodus 4:31 and they believed. And when they heard that the LORD was concerned about them and had seen their misery, they bowed down and worshiped.


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Romans 14:19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. Romans 15:2 Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.

1 Samuel 17:47 All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.”

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2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers, good-by. Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.

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1 Corinthians 12:7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.

1 Corinthians 12:27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.

1 Corinthians 6:15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! 2 Timothy 4:5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.

2 Corinthians 13:9 We are glad whenever we are weak but you are strong; and our prayer is for your perfection.


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Success TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “Send your grain across the seas, and in time, profits will flow back to you.” (Ecclesiastes 11:1, NLT)

Matthew 10:42 And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.” Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Hebrews 6:10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria God has a system that is based on the principle of sowing and reaping. In other words, what you pour out to others will come back to you in increased measure. When you give generously, a generous harvest will return to you. When you help others succeed, you will find abundant success on your path, too. Are you helping others succeed? Are you helping others get ahead? There are some people in your life who hold the keys for you to reach your full potential. These are people that God has placed in your life for you to help along. The higher they rise up, the higher you will rise up, too. When you give generously of your time, talents and resources, you are setting yourself up for greater success. People will come across your path that will help you grow and reach your full potential. Do your part to step out and sow the seed. Be on the lookout for ways you can help others. As you give of yourself to help others grow, you’ll see increase in return. You’ll see success and live the abundant life He has prepared for you. A PRAYER FOR TODAY Father in heaven, I open my whole heart You. I invite You to use me to be a blessing in the lives of others. Show me where to invest my time, talents and resources for Your glory. Thank You for the harvest that is coming back to me in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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