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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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The Spiritual Hammer! by Elaine Davenport Friday, October 10, 2008

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought
into captivity to the obedience of Christ”. (2 Corinthians 10:4,5)

You need something really powerful today! If you’re like most people; no matter where in the world that you live you may be facing any of the following:

Eviction notices, foreclosures, health problems, aches, pains, depression, harassment, adultery, can’t find a job, phobias, can’t pay bills, tired of being alone, paranoia…the list goes on.

Spouse in ill health, no family support, gang oppression, lousy schools, bad neighborhood, poor or non existent relationships, pressure all around…what to do?

HELP IS SO CLOSE…SO CLOSE!

What you have to do is to stir up your faith! No doubt about it.

You have some tools to help you fight! In the natural it won’t make sense…but just try them…God gave every man, every woman a measure of faith…the bible says so.

Use these tools:

PRAISE: “Out of the mouths of babes and nursing infants You have ordained strength, because of your enemies, that you may silence the enemy and the avenger.” (Psalm 8:2).

THE BLOOD OF JESUS

THE WORD OF OUR TESTIMONY

They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. (Revelation 12:11—NIV)

PRAYER James 5:16-18 declares, “…The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.”

THE NAME OF JESUS! Philippians 2:9-11: “Therefore also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

Now, all of these weapons coupled with your faith forms a mighty hammer and you can crush any obstacle that comes against you and don’t you forget it!

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The Real Deal On The Holy Spirit! by Elaine Davenport Sunday, August 31, 2008

I hope that you’ll just let me be real for a few minutes. I was not raised to know much about the Holy Spirit or as some say: “The Holy Ghost.” Though certainly, I was comfortable with the idea of the Holy Trinity.

Jesus loves us so much!

As a teenager; I attended church with my grandmother. I was under the impression that The Holy Ghost only came on very emotional people. It seemed like he only came in church services and only to a very few. After a while, the people came back to normal. That was my take on it. I never wanted The Holy Ghost under those circumstances. The people passed out, lost their hats and wigs, messed up their hair and worse off everybody in the whole church knew it. That was at the Baptist Church that we attended. Other than that, I loved the service.

I was literally raised in two churches and in my mom’s Lutheran church they called him The Holy Spirit and the services were always quiet and without incident though I will say that there was just as much of an anointing in that church as my grandmother’s church. (just in a different way)

Now, some years later; I attend a non denominational church in which the bible is taught and faith is known and spoken. Faith speaks…I’ve come to know more about The Holy Spirit. While many may come to call him The Holy Ghost; I call him the Holy Spirit and I’ll explain why. It just comes natural to me. Jesus prayed to the Father and asked Him to send us The Holy Spirit and God granted his petition.

Listen to this:

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John 14:16-17 (King James Version)

16And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

17Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

Now Look At The Amplified Bible explanation:

John 14:16-17 (Amplified Bible)

16And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever–

17The Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive (welcome, take to its heart), because it does not see Him or know and recognize Him. But you know and recognize Him, for He lives with you [constantly] and will be in you.

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WHO IS THE HOLY SPIRIT?

He’s:

Counselor,

Helper,

Intercessor,

Advocate,

Strengthener,

and Standby

He’s a real person and God sent Him to live on the inside of me to talk to me, guide me, lead me, to meet my needs and to bring my Words into action. I need the Holy Ghost; but it wasn’t until I began to really study the Word of God that I began to understand. I’d love to talk more about my journey with The Holy Spirit for indeed it has been so beautiful that I’d rather not ever be without Him …ever. I look forward to speaking on this subject a lot more.

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ARTICLE OF INTEREST: DAILY AFFIRMATIONS

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Setting our Sights! by Elaine Davenport (Wednesday, May 28, 2008)

Just wanted to say:  THANK YOU!

for what?


*Support, Encouragement, Hope,

Feedback, Agreement, Disagreement,

New Ideas, Your Thoughts, Your caring,

Your Prayers, Your Friendship…with humility….Thanks!

We’re setting our sights (no play on words…smile) on the 200,000 mark. And to think that our original web designer said we’d get a thousand hits every 6 months? For some sites that may be easy; but for us it hasn’t been. Our job is just to keep plugging away, encouraging, praying for others and giving the Word. We haven’t compromised. We’ve avoided debating, publicity stunts and compromising tactics. We’re humble people who love God and we’re not afraid to say it. We expect to hit it in about 3 to 4 weeks! We’re thankful for your support and we’ve made a lot of friends along the way. We couldn’t do it without our networks. If we can help another Blog in our sphere; along the way…let us know. All the best and keep the faith!

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WISDOM

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

KJV Proverbs 4: 7

Blessings to you today my friend!

You are special and it shows! God is Faithful and He loves you so much! Oh what a glorious year it has been. I’ve seen trials, tribulations and tests…but they were just temporary; because behind them all there was great victory. The world can’t celebrate a victory beforehand, but we can…so don’t forget! Sometimes the main thing that we need in our situations is wisdom! All you have to do is ask for it! The bible says so. Such a simple thing; yet some forget…

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. JAMES 1: 5

This week I decided to ask for some wisdom in two matters that were putting unnecessary pressures on myself and my family. In each case; I was led to make some telephone calls at a very precise and unusual time. My words that I spoke determined the entire outcome. They came out of my mouth; but I was shocked as I said them. As the wisdom poured forth, the favor followed!

In both matters I was successful because GOD deemed it to be that way! One call resulted in a future benefit to my family that will be worth several thousand dollars which we never imagined would happen. The other outcome was more of a faith strengthening exercise; actually they both were. It wasn’t about money. It was much more significant. It was about a promise that God had made to me; that “seemed” impossible even at the time of the telephone calls. “The just shall live by faith.” Wisdom prompted me to make the call, faith allowed me to follow through, knowing the Word of God allowed me to be obedient, diligence in meditation brought forth the revelation and favor was the benefit. God wants to turn your test into a triumph; but He needs you to meditate, ask for, confess wisdom and BELIEVE. On the other side; I have written a prayer for you.

A PRAYER FOR WISDOM

Dear Heavenly Father, I come into Your presence to speak to You today in the Name of Jesus and by his blood. Father I hold you in the highest regard and love You with all of my heart, all of my mind and all of my soul! I find myself in Your awesome presence today to seek wisdom in the circumstances that challenge me today. I am also seeking wisdom to help other people in the way that You need me to do it. I declare and decree that I will depart from evil and do good, that I will walk with wise men; thereby I will be wise; also I want to say that I stand ready for instruction, for I am just and therefore teachable and able to increase in learning.

I thank you Father that I am able to hear You because I watch daily at Your gates and wait at the posts of Your door, knowing that I will not only find life but favor. I do not despise Your chastening and I do not grow weary of Your correction because I know that whom You love; You correct just like a Father corrects a son (or daughter) whom he loves. I thank You that because my ear can hear reproof that I can abide among the wise. I thank You Father that wisdom assures my promotion which doesn’t come from the East or West or the North or the South; but it comes from You LORD. I thank You Father that I am able to recognize the JOY that I have in You. I delight myself greatly in Your commandments and I am Blessed because I have total reverence for you. I thank you that Godly wisdom guarantees that even my enemies cannot overcome me. I thank you Father that Your statutes and judgments in the Word of God give me wisdom.

I thank you Father that I will continue to hear and hear the Word of God knowing faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. I thank you Father for the desires that You have placed in my heart. I thank You for Your patience with me as I seek to gain wisdom in the things that You have promised me. I thank You Father for Your patience with me as I realize that I cannot do things my way; but that I CAN do things Your way with perfect results. I thank You Father that I will remain focused and fixed on my calling. I thank You Father that I have good and perfect habits and that those habits allow me to fulfill my destiny.

I thank You Father that I will remember everyday that if the fruit of desire is pursuit; that I will always be in pursuit; never moving farther away from what I am called to do by procrastinating.

I thank You Father that I’m all out of excuses. I thank You Father that I have the wisdom to move past excuses and win every battle on the home turf of my mind or wherever it may be! I thank you Father that everyday I go out and train for battle and that I gain and grow in wisdom. I purpose in my heart to seek You for guidance in all that I do! Father, I believe You and I know that I CANNOT FAIL! AMEN

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DO YOU BELIEVE GOD?

Now faith is assurance of things hoped for, proof of things not seen. Hebrews 11: 1

Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to him, for he who comes to God must believe that he exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him. Hebrews 11: 6

By faith, Abraham, when he was called, obeyed to go out to the place which he was to receive for an inheritance. He went out, not knowing where he went. Hebrews 11: 8

Dearest Friend, Blessings to you and yours. It is with great joy that I write to you today because I have been on quite a journey and I am relieved to have my feet settled and be in my right place, even though my journey continues. I am writing to you today to encourage you and to tell you to hold your chin up and to stand tall and be proud. Whatever you may be facing; you are not in it alone. I am praying for you. Prayer warriors are praying for you; but that’s not all. You see, behind the scenes, angels are moving and God the Father is arranging things so that you may have perfect peace. You just have to stay focused on God and speak the truth; the truth of Gods’ Word. I want to talk to you about your faith and my faith.

Do you believe God? Do you believe His Word? Either you do or you don’t. Everyday your faith will be tested! EVERYDAY.

*One morning after leaving prayer, I was walking next to a fellow prayer warrior. I said with my mouth: “I hate these dizzy spells that I have! I can hardly see or walk!” My friend looked at me and shook her head. She seemed perturbed! She said: “I don’t believe it!” She went on to say something like we just left prayer and you thanked God for hearing your prayers and ANSWERING them and now you’re out here confessing sickness! She looked at me as if to say: “WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PERSON THAT WAS IN THERE PRAISING GOD?”

I didn’t understand her lack of sympathy and pity at the time. I certainly didn’t like her response. I even prayed about it. Months passed and I realized this was good medicine that she gave to me. Sometimes believers go to other believers for advice and instead of a long dissertation of sympathy, they just need to hear three words: “ DO YOU BELIEVE GOD?”

On the next page, I’ve written a prayer/confession for you.

I CHOOSE TO BELIEVE GOD!

Heavenly Father, I have boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus. (Hebrews 10:19) I will not cast away my confidence in you regarding this situation that I face or am enduring because I KNOW that it hath great recompense of reward). (Hebrew 10: 35) I am the just and I live by faith. (Hebrews 10: 38)

I will fight the good fight of faith. Thereby I will lay hold on the eternal life that I have been called to and I will continue to profess a good profession before many witnesses. (1Timothy 6: 12) I thank you Father that Your hand is upon and on this situation that I face. I thank You that You are God and that You are able to make all grace abound toward me that I ALWAYS have all sufficiency in ALL things and that I may abound

(be plentiful, thrive and flourish) to every good work! (2 Corinthians 8: 8)

Thank you Father for being the God of all comfort. (2 Corinthians 1: 3)

I thank you that You comfort me in all of my tribulation. (2 Corinthians 1: 4) My faith is in Your power. (1 Corinthians 2: 5) I have the God kind of faith. (Mark 11: 22) If a problem is in front of me or hindering me; it is a MOUNTAIN! Therefore, I “say” unto the mountain in front of me: BE THOU REMOVED _______________ (speak whatever it is) AND BE THOU CAST INTO THE SEA! (Mark 11: 23) Because I believe and have NO DOUBT in my heart; I will have what I say. God’s Word says so and I BELIEVE GOD! In Jesus Name, AMEN