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The Devil Says: “Give Up!” by Gene McGuire January 28, 2012

  “. . . .the proving of your faith works [employs] patience…” (James 1:3 The Interlinear Hebrew, Greek, English Bible)
 
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COMMENT: When we are believing God for any of His promises, it would be to our advantage to employ the twin spiritual  forces that will insure victory: faith and patience. Without patience, people have a tendency to give up right when they are on the brink of victory. It is true in the natural as well as the spiritual. During America’s “gold rush”, I heard about a prospector who had labored long and hard to find that precious metal; he finally gave up and sold his stake. It wasn’t but a few days later when the new owner struck it rich. Spiritually speaking, the devil comes to tell us that “nothing’s happening”; he wants us to give up. When you plant a flower seed, you don’t see any activity above ground for a long time, but there is plenty of activity going on below the surface. If you continue to water it and give it sunshine, you’ll soon see the glorious promise blossomed forth. God’s law of seed, time and harvest never fails. 
 
SCRIPTURE STUDY:Genesis 8:22, Hebrews 11:1 and James 1:4
 
WISE SAYING: THERE’S NO “IF” REGARDING GOD’S PROMISES . . . THERE’S ONLY “WHEN”!
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Faith And Prayer For Others! by Elaine Davenport January 7, 2011

 

It shouldn’t be hard to pray for people other than ourselves and our families (or even helping them); but for most people it is a challenge.  When I first became really interested in prayer…I admit that I did it for me and the people that I knew.  Well, everyday someone CALLED OR ASKED ME TO ADD A NAME.  I finally had to go out and buy a large Prayer Notebook…but soon I found myself writing along the sides of the pages.  Then, I needed another and another…

I soon began to write letters to people to encourage them to pray and the list got larger and larger.  I joined a prayer team and that is when I truly felt that “we” were not overwhelmed and were truly making a huge impact; but I realized it was only because my understanding and my level of faith changed.

The true Wisdom was that God honors prayer and of course…my personal prayer is that more people will begin to have a prayer life!   You see, God doesn’y care if it’s just one person or a room full of people praying…He truly honors prayer!

But, if you really want to get breakthrough….start seeking Him out and ask Him to show you how to pray for others!   The discovery is life altering!  C’mon and join the ranks!    Please note that at this site we pray for every prayer request, every guest, every visitor, every time that you stop by.  All of the credit goes to God…it’s His idea…that you be covered!!!

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Job 42:10 ESV

And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.

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Faith Is A Beautiful Thing! March 1, 2011

Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. (Hebrews 11:1)
Without faith it is impossible to please God. (Hebrews 11:6)
The righteous will live by faith. (Habbakuk 2:4)
Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word of Christ. (Romans 10:17)
Everything that does not come from faith is sin. (Romans 14:23)
Faith does not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power. (1 Corinthians 2:5)
If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:2)
We live by faith and not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7)
Man is not justified (made right with God) by observing the Law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. (Galatians 2:16)

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Eyes of Faith by Elaine Davenport January 3, 2011

The most beautiful eyes that I ever saw…were eyes of faith.  I did not see them with my own two eyes…I saw them with my heart!  I hope that you’ve seen them too.

God can see them immediately!


 

Faith is something that is made real just by the power of believing or knowing the power and the will of God Almighty… the more you hear it…the stronger it becomes…Faith  must initially be  in your heart and not in your head…Faith must be put in a vision…if the heart can believe it…the mind can see it…

 

Just walk up to someone and ask them what are the signs of faith. You will get a myriad of answers and only a few of them will be convincing. It’s not because people don’t know. It’s because no one really ever thought about it that way!

Faith is one of the simplest things; yet people make it complicated. There’s a whole lot of faith on the receiving end or the back end, but on the front end…there’s usually not as much.


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Cafe Sozo gets Revamped! January, 2010

Unfortunately, this picture only represents 1/15th of background work…fortunately its fun!  Thanks Word Press!

In this year of changing and rearranging; we are finding ourselves doing the same.  It is our objective to pray with and for you and to present you with information and music that will minister to your spirit and motivate you to greatness!  Blessings and Love  Cafe Sozo

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Cleaning House For 2009! (Author Unknown) Saturday, January 17, 2009

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CLEANING
HOUSE FOR
2009
Last Week I threw out Worrying,
it was getting old and in the way.

It kept me from being me;

I couldn’t do things God’s way.

I threw out a book on MY PAST
(Didn’t have time to read it anyway).

Replaced it with NEW GOALS,

started reading it today.

I threw out hate and bad memories,
(Remember how I treasured them so)?

Got me a NEW PHILOSOPHY too,

threw out the one from long ago.

Brought in some new books too,

called I CAN, I WILL, AND I MUST.

Threw out I might, I think and I ought.
WOW, you should’ve seen the dust.

I ran across an OLD FRIEND,

I hadn’t talked to in a while.

His name is GOD the Father,
and I really like His style.

He helped me to do some cleaning

and added some things Himself.

Like PRAYER, HOPE, FAITH and LOVE,
Yes I placed them right on the
shelf.

I picked up this special thing and

placed it at the front door.

I FOUND IT- its called PEACE.
Nothing gets me down anymore.

Yes, I’ve got my house looking nice.

Looks good around the place.

For things like Worry and Trouble

there just isn’t any space.

It’s good to do a little house cleaning,
Get rid of the things on the shelf.

It sure makes things brighter;

maybe you should TRY IT YOURSELF.
BE BLESSED AND BE A BLESSING TO SOMEONE ELSE!!!!

May the Lord open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing

that you will not have room enough to receive it all.
Malachi 3:10.


May the Lord bless you exceedingly abundantly above all you could ever hope for.
Philippians 4:19.

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Merry Christmas from Cafe Sozo! December 25, 2008

WHEN HE CAME by MARTHA MUNIZZI

Some music for you to hear as you read our message to you.

This Coffee house is open 24-7

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Blessings to you and your family this Christmas Season


Our prayer for you is to see you take a closer walk with God and to put Him first.  Our prayer is to be able to be a Blessing to you by giving you the unfiltered truth of God’s Word, to urge you to prayer, to build your faith, to grow spiritually with you, to sow into your lives, to love you, to consider your need to be our greatest priority in prayer.



We pray for you  to have joy in abundance and laughter beyond measure, for laughter cures our ills and heals our hearts

and joy makes our spirits soar.

My servants shall sing for joy of heart.

Isaiah 63:14


We pray for you  relief when you need it,,

for relief is a release which clears the heart as a cough clears the throat,

and all beyond that we give to God!

Let all those rejoice who put their trust in You.

Psalm 5:11



We pray for you wisdom, for our priceless gift is the gift of choice –

and we should use it well every day, in word and deed.  The Word of God can give us the wisdom that we need.

He who heeds the word wisely will find good.

Proverbs 16:20

For the Lord gives skillful and godly Wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. Proverbs 2:6


We pray for you patience, for most troubles pass if we wait them out,

and success comes with patience.  Faith works with patience.

Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him.

Psalm 37:7


We pray for you courage, for there may be many pitfalls and dangers ahead

and problems can only be solved when they are faced in faith.  Be strong my friend…no matter what and be confident that God keeps His word.

Be strong and of good courage, so not fear nor be afraid.

For the Lord your God, He is the one who goes with you.

Deuteronomy 31:6


We also pray for your compassion, for we cannot help others until we understand them,

and we cannot understand them until we try; that may come many ways…but we urge you to have compassion  We must have compassion for the weak, the poor, the downtrodden.

Execute true justice, show mercy and compassion everyone to his brother.

Zechariah 7:9

We pray for you a willingness to work, for work turns dreams to reality –

whether the dreams are ours or belong to those we can help.  Working hand in hand with God should be our very desire in our hearts!

Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings.

Proverbs 22:29


We pray for you unwavering faith, for faith shapes our morals

and our destiny and draws us closer to God.

The just shall live by faith alone

Habakkuk 2:4


We pray for you a mind full of hope, for hope determines our attitudes,

sets our goals, and creates our ideals.

You are my hope, O Lord God, You are my trust.

Psalm 71:5


We pray for you a heart so full of love that every day

you must give some away to those whose paths you cross.

Now abide in faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13:13

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Merry Christmas from Cafe Sozo

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So many of you have supported us from our early beginnings and we cannot thank you enough!

To our Blogging buddies:   Sharon Pert, Chee, Bisi, Joana,  Tyson and Marta, Sondan, Belinda, Peggy and Rev. Billy…we are so thankful that God sent you to be our friends!  In 2009; we look forward  to establishing new milestones together.  We love you all!