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Making Scriptures Real! By Elaine Davenport August 31, 2013

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The scriptures are meant to be real.  I have heard some of the best Bible teachers and leaders talk about the importance of  making the scriptures come alive by reading them outloud.  Certainly there has been unified teachings on the power of the word of God.  I read an amazing testimony of a woman who stood on 1 SAmuel 2: 26 when she noticed that her young son was not growing.  He not only began to hrow, but he lived out that scripture!  Wow!

26 Little Samuel was growing in two ways—he was getting taller, and he was becoming everyone’s favorite (and he was a favorite of the Lord’s, too!).

 

WHAT A WONDERFUL PRAYER TO PRAY FOR OUR CHILDREN!

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Stick To Your Faith! April, 2013

 

Do not let anything or anyone knock you off of your faith stance.  You cannot go by what you see or hear.  Just believe God.  You win.  The bible says so!  The devil cannot defeat you!

 

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.  John 10: 10

 

 

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Happy New Year 2013 From Cafe Sozo! January 1, 2013


Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.  1 Peter 1: 3

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And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.  Acts 4: 33

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How America Struggled With Thanksgiving! November, 2011

 

 

It’s amazing…Thanksgiving!   We all thought that it had been in place since the pilgrims.  Well, that just isn’t true.   You see, though the pilgrims did give thanks and have a feast and so forth; many colonists were not in agreement that it should be a “National holiday.”  There was a magazine editor by the name of  Sara Hale who embarked on a one woman campaign to make it a National holiday.   Abraham Lincoln agreed with her and almost one hundred years after the country was founded; Thanksgiving was made a National holiday.

Those days are gone…

I wish that I could tell you when masses of people began to recognize it not only as a National holiday and a spiritual holiday…but even I cannot assure you of that even today.  I just know that people all across the country recognize that it is not only a day to eat; but a day to give Thanks to God for who He is and what He has done!   Our prayer is that on that day; you will find a way to not only give thanks but to make a difference in the world around you.  Be Blessed!

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Saying: ” In Jesus Name” by Lanie Davvy October 30, 2012

 

There are people who say this as though they are putting a stamp on a letter.  That is sad; it’s so much more than that.  That’s religion.  There is power in the Name of Jesus!   You better know this.  If you say it; and start crying, worrying, fretting etc. then you DO NOT BELIEVE IT!  You are in unbelief and I love you but I pray that you will get in faith!   You have to KNOW that God is enabling you to have your victory!  It’s proof that you already have it!  When Jesus spoke MIRACLES HAPPENED, people received BREAKTHROUGH, mountains moved,  just make a list.  There was NEVER a time that NOTHING happened; so why should NOTHING happen for you when he gave you permission to use HIS NAME!!!  God has Mighty Power…won’t you grab ahold of it!   Take your rightful authority!   God gave you Dominion!   So why aren’t you taking charge?  Get up and get busy folks!

I have seen prayers answered,   I am talking about prayer answers from prayers that I have been involved in.  I do not keep score.  I believe that every prayer of faith in accordance with God’s will…are going to be fully answered!  It does not matter what the request is.  It does not matter how impossible it might be.  It is never myself or any other person doing the work it’s God.

I end all of my prayers with the words:  “In Jesus Name.”  I do it because Jesus told us to do this.  

John 15: 16  You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit–fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.

 

New International Version (©1984)
And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father.New Living Translation (©2007)
You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father.

English Standard Version (©2001)
Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

Philippians 2:10,11 “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is LORD, to the glory of God the Father.”

When you follow this instruction; at that very moment that you say it:  the power of God is released right then!   But, do not waste His name and say it in vain!

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Why Do You Fret? by Lanie Davvy October 30, 2012

There is nothing that I can do to stop you from fretting every time that a problem  arises.  I wish that I could but I know someone who can.    He is God , the head of the Holy Trinity…Father, Son (Jesus) and The Holy Spirit

He said in the bible:  Romans 10: 17  So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.   That means that the more you hear the Word …the more you are going to sharpen, grow, increase, preserve your faith.  It’s kind of like exercise…you build yourself up.

Something is going to happen to someone around you…maybe even to you…but your faith will carry you through it.  I do not want it to happen; but that’s the kind of world that we live in.  We have an enemy that wants to “devour” us.  He tries every strategy, trick scheme, crooked plan, wicked surprise that he can…his name is Satan…and if anyone told you that he does not exist…they lied! 

So, if you have a situation that seems hopeless…or just isn’t right; know right now…there is hope.  Dig out your bible, open it and read it and afterwards get on your knees.  You will be led to Wisdom. Grace and Peace.   Now your job is NOT to resist any of this because your flesh keeps looking at the circumstances.   In the meantime, get strong , do not fret…(that won’t help) , receive the Father’s love and let’s move this enemy out of the way!  I love you and I will be praying for you!  Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.
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Joshua 1:3-9
I promise you what I promised Moses: ‘Wherever you set foot, you will be on land I have given you … No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. For I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you.

Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them. Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do. Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
(NLT)

1 Chronicles 28:20
David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the LORD is finished.
(NIV)

Psalm 27:1
The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?
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Psalm 56:3-4
When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?
(NIV)

Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
(NIV)

Isaiah 41:13
For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
(NIV)

Isaiah 54:4
Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed; Neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame; For you will forget the shame of your youth, And will not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore.
(NKJV)

Matthew 10:26
Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.
(NKJV)

Matthew 10:28
And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
(NKJV)

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Praying For Yourself Is Important by E. Davenport July 5, 2012

I’ve been assigned to pray for others.  But, it is also in my best interest to pray for myself as well. A lot of seasoned Christians (mature) think it is noble to pray for other people exclusively.  And it truly is; but some of these same people who may know that it is wise to pray for oneself may find themselves struggling with finding a balance.   I am not encouraging people to singularly
focus on themselves.  However, none of us can be equipped to complete our assignments or to follow the course that God has laid out for ourselves without very specific prayer.

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I’d like to mention a very specific prayer focus here that many of us have a tendency to overlook.  For some of us it is a little different; but it will be helpful.

*  First, let’s pray for consistency, discipline and sincerity…not showmanship.

*  On our jobs…let’s ask God to refine our hearts to be compassionate, more caring, full of wisdom and humility

* In our families ask God to allow us to be the shining light that people want to be around.  Let’s ask Him to remove all smugness, pride and false humility from us.

* In our neighborhoods, let us pray specifically for our neighbors and that God will do a work in us allowing us to excel in our helpfulness, in our good works, causing us to soar in such a way that is consistent.  That our faithfulness is these areas will cause people to want to take a God walk of their own.

* In our everyday lives as we intermingle with merchants, customer service professionals and strangers that our politeness, our words, our actions will be so impactful that people will want to know more about us and what we do.

* In our interactions with other Christians…let us pray to discard legalism and denominationalism am embrace our similarities; the Lord Jesus Christ.

Let our prayers be prayers to strengthen our faith, to trust God, to seek wisdom…to experience and show Hod’s love…to guard our heart and patrol (yes) our words….

IF WE CAN GET OUR FOCUS TOWARDS INTERNAL REFINEMENT; I AM SURE THAT WE CAN IMPROVE.

CONFESSION

I have to make a confession.  I had to repent recently for falling victim going along with another person’s opinion. It turns out that the opinion was not biblical.  I did not know because I wasn’t thinking and I did not check.  Perhaps, others have fallen victim to the opinions of others.  There is no better reference than the bible.

Finally….remember that Jesus not only prayed for others and for guidance, He also prayed for himself.  Have you read the Book Of Psalms?  There are tons of references to David searching himself, worshipping God, encouraging himself, praying for himself and giving thanks.    But remember, prayer brings us into an intimate place with God and that is the place where we
want to be!   Hallelujah!