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PG.16 /// THE TEJANO

TIMES ®™/// May 23, 2012

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A Big Congratulation to all of you who graduated. Each of us has different talents, different dreams and different destinations, yet we all have the power to make a new tomorrow. Do not fear the future for you are the future. Because of what you have achieved and what you will achieve. God is good!

Psalm 55:22 Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.

Isaiah 55:10,11 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, 11, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

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PG.02 /// THE TEJANO

TIMES ®™/// May 23, 2012

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

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Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?

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May 23, 2012 /// THE TEJANO

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PG.14 /// THE TEJANO

TIMES ®™/// May 23, 2012

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May 23, 2012 /// THE TEJANO

TIMES ®™/// PG. 03

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It’s Only Temporary

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TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all” (2 Corinthians 4:17, NIV) TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria In this world, we all have troubles and trials, but aren’t you glad that scripture promises that they are only temporary? Today’s verse tells us they are momentary. Compared with eternity, our troubles won’t last long at all! The second part of this verse tells us that when we stand strong in faith during times of adversity, we are building that faith and achieving eternal glory. When you confess your trust and reliance on God, you are passing the test!

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Isaiah 40:8 The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.”

If you are in the middle of tough times today, look to God. The Bible says that Jesus is the Author and Finisher of your faith. He is the one who writes faith on your heart and then develops it to completion on the inside of you as you yield yourself to Him. Your part is to seek Him daily. Follow His commands. Open your heart and choose to speak His Word which is alive and active. Remember, your trials are only temporary, but His eternal glory outweighs it all! A PRAYER FOR TODAY Heavenly Father, thank You for working Your eternal glory in me. I cast my cares on You, knowing that my trials and troubles are temporary. Thank You for Your eternal blessing on my life today and always in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Psalm 119:89 Your word, O LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.


PG.04 /// THE TEJANO

TIMES ®™/// May 23, 2012

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If Only

May 23, 2012 /// THE TEJANO

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “He who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit...” (Proverbs 27:18, NIV) TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria It’s easy to get stuck in the trap of thinking that if only your circumstances would just change, then life would be better. You might think, “If I got a new job, or a new house or had better friends, then I would really be happy.” But I’ve learned that often times, God changes us before He changes our circumstances. We are thinking, “If only my circumstances would change,” when God may be thinking, “If only your attitude would change!”

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Take the High Road TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest” (Exodus 14:14, AMP) TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria In life, we’re always going to have critics. We’ll always have difficult people who try to upset us and steal our peace and joy. But, you don’t have to respond to every critic. You can decide to take the high road and let God fight your battles for you. Sometimes, no matter what you say or do, there are people who aren’t going to accept you. They just don’t want to be at peace with you. In fact, when Jesus sent out His disciples to certain homes, He told them to always speak peace over those homes. And then He said in effect, “If they don’t receive the peace that you’re offering, then it will come back to you.” That tells me that if you will do your best to be at peace with people, even if they won’t take your peace, the good news is that peace will just come back to you. You’ll not only get your peace, but you’ll get their share as well! That’s double for your trouble! When you do the right thing no matter what is happening, God sees it and rewards it. Today, stay in peace, cease from strife, and take the high road. Sow good seeds into others and watch the harvest of blessing come to your own life in return. A PRAYER FOR TODAY Father in heaven, I choose to hold my peace. I choose to do the right thing even when the wrong thing is happening. I trust that You are fighting my battles for me. I give You all the honor and praise in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today, if you’ve been thinking, “If only,” it’s time to turn your thoughts around. Don’t allow negative thinking to direct your attitude or affect how you treat others. Instead, begin to thank God for what He has planned for you. Bloom where you are planted. Tend to what 1 Corinthians 3:8 The man who plants and the man who waters have one God has placed in your hand. If you will focus purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. on what you have instead of focusing on what 2 Timothy 2:6 The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive you don’t have, then God can bless you and a share of the crops multiply you and lead you forward into the destiny He has in store for you! A PRAYER FOR TODAY Father in heaven, thank You for Your goodness and grace upon my life. Today I choose to turn my thoughts around and focus on what You have placed in my hands. I will be faithful knowing that You are faithful, and that You have a good plan in store for me in Jesus’ name! Amen.

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PG.12 /// THE TEJANO

TIMES ®™///May 23, 2012

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Easy and Light

A PRAYER FOR TODAY Father God, thank You for Your goodness and faithfulness in my life. Today, I choose to cast my cares on You, I choose to release the weight of my burdens to You. Thank You for setting me free and aligning me to walk in victory in every area of my life in Jesus’ name. Amen!

He’s Working In You

May 23, 2012 /// THE TEJANO

TIMES ®™/// PG. 05

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “...he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6, NIV)

“For My yoke is easy and My burden is light” (Matthew 11:30, NKJV) God doesn’t want you to go through life constantly struggling, always burdened down, or always fighting against something. Yes, we know that trials and tribulations will come in this life. There may be seasons that are more difficult than others; but, we can’t just settle where we are and accept that it’s always going to be this way. Just like God led the Israelites into the Promised Land, He wants to lead you to a good land with no shortage and no lack. He wants to cause you to remain in His provision and blessing. The key is that when difficulty comes, instead of focusing on where you are, instead of dwelling on how things won’t work, turn your focus toward Him. Lift up your eyes to heaven. Cast your cares on the Lord. Don’t let the heaviness of the world drag you down. Put your faith and hope in Him knowing that He has good things in store for your future. Keep praying, keep believing and keep trusting because His yoke is easy, His burden is light, and He’s leading you into your promised land!

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1 John 5:3 This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria Sometimes when God is doing a work in our lives, it can begin to feel a little uncomfortable. We may encounter people who are hard to get along with or have circumstances that seem beyond our control. When this happens, instead of complaining, getting sour or trying to change everything around you, why don’t you look deep inside and say, “Lord, thank You for doing a work in me.” See, I’ve learned that God is more interested in changing me than He is in changing my circumstances. If I choose to stay sour because I’m not getting my way or discouraged because things aren’t happening on my time table, that’s going to keep me right where I am. If you want to see change, if you want to see God open up new doors, the key is to bloom right where you’re planted. You can’t wait until everything gets better before you decide to have a good attitude. You have to be the best that you can be right where you are. When you bloom where you’re planted, you’re allowing God to work in you, and He will be faithful to complete what He’s started in you! A PRAYER FOR TODAY Father God, thank You for doing a work in me. I choose to align myself with Your plan by blooming where I’m planted. Help me, by Your Spirit, to be an example of Your love and life everywhere I go in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.


PG.06 /// THE TEJANO

TIMES ®™/// May 23, 2012

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May 23, 2012 /// THE TEJANO

TIMES ®™/// PG.11

At one time or another if you are like me you have probably fallen short of keeping a promise or sticking to your word, probably not intentionally but nonetheless we fell short. Its no secret will all have to deal with situations that can be very challenging to say the least, and sometimes we would rather take the easy way out even if it means compromising our word. Last week in my article shared some scriptures, one of which relates to a follower of Christ that did exactly this, he broke his word to Jesus at a time when he felt his life was in danger. So this individual took the easy way out, he did not keep his word, Peter a disciple of Jesus denied that he knew him. Sounds familiar? Sometimes just like Peter and many other bible personalities we too not really wanting to will fall short of keeping our word, but stay with me I have some good news. In the gospel of Jesus Christ it reads in Mark 13:32-37, “32 But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. 34 It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.35 “Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. 36 If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. 37 What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’” Prior to these words Jesus was telling a few of his disciples about signs to look for that would point to his imminent return, but stay with me I have some good news. You see our God is a covenant keeping God, he does not waiver or break his word, what is written in his holy word will come to pass whether we choose to believe or not to believe. It is written in his gospel according to Matthew 24:35 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” It is also written in the Old Testament found in Nehemiah 9:32, “Now therefore, our God, the great God, mighty awesome, who keeps his covenant of love,..” Point is clear in all his ways our God has and always will keep his promises, it is also written in the New Testament found in Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” In the words of Christ, in the scripture I shared in the second paragraph of this article I want us to ask ourselves some questions, hang on with me and lets see the good news. Some of the disciples of Jesus Christ came to him privately and asked him questions about the destruction of the temple buildings in Jerusalem and signs of the end times. With these questions that were asked Jesus foretold them and warned the disciples of several calamities and hard times to come and it led to his teaching of his second return. Jesus clearly answered the questions by his disciples found in Mark 13:4 “Tell us, when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are all about to be fulfilled?” Jesus spoke of many things to look for and to this day we see many of these same things escalating, and all will be fulfilled. Family, friend, I have a couple of questions, are you being on guard, alert, and watching? He promised as he ascended, soon he would descend again, are you sleeping or telling the good news?

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Psalm 56:9 Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me.

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PG.10 /// THE TEJANO

TIMES ®™/// May 23, 2012

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May 23, 2012 /// THE TEJANO

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1 Thessalonians 5:2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.

Psalm 118:6 The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?

Romans 8:31 What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?

1 Corinthians 1:8 He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.


PG.08 /// THE TEJANO

TIMES ®™///May 23, 2012

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Psalm 16:8 I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Psalm 46:2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, Psalm 48:14 For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end. Psalm 49:5 Why should I fear when evil days come, when wicked deceivers surround me--

Walk Through TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me” (Psalm 23:4, NIV) TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria We’ve all been in seasons of life when we feel like things aren’t going our way, or we’re not where we want to be. In these times, it’s tempting to let discouragement and doubt come in and take away the peace and excitement you once had. You may be in one of those seasons right now, struggling to truly be happy where you are. But this is not the way God wants you to live. He tells us in scripture that even in the difficult times, He is with us. Even when you can’t see a way out, He will make a way through. Even when things don’t turn out the way we planned, He has a plan to turn things around for our good. The key is, don’t get upset about your circumstances. Instead, be determined to walk through to victory. Declare by faith that no weapon formed against you shall prosper. Declare by faith that you are rising higher. Keep standing, keep believing and keep hoping because God has a bright future in store for you! A PRAYER FOR TODAY Father, I humbly come to You today giving You all that I am. I ask for Your peace in the midst of the storm. I ask for Your strength to stand strong, knowing that with You, I will walk through every adversity in Jesus’ name. Amen!

May 23, 2012/// THE TEJANO

TIMES ®™/// PG.09


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