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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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Thank your way to your breakthrough! by Elaine Davenport Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Givingthanks

16-18Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live. 1 Thessalonians 5:  16-18 (Message Bible)

SOMETIMES THE ANSWERS THAT WE REALLY NEED ARE SIMPLE.

We really need to get this.  We really do.  Your breakthrough may only be a thank-you away.

A lot of people do everything right…but things seem to come slowly or happen slowly.  Could they be missing one little thing?    I know that I was; until I discovered the Joy of Giving Thanks.

I talk to people all of the time.  Some need favor from God, some need the wisdom of God, a good many want provision.  Some people face the impossible and they need more than provision; they need a miracle out of the impossible.  They need to call on the Glory of God.  They need for their faith to reach it’s highest peak ever!  Some people simply need increase.  While they may think the increase needed is financial…that may just be a symptom of increase needed in another area.  But, that’s another story.

Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. Philippians 4: 6

Now that you are thinking about what we need; let’s get to the point.

A friend told me about a critical call that she received from some faith people.  Faith people are ordinary people.  There are a ton of good ones with great values.  There are some that lose sight of things.  This friend was in a major panic.  Her daughter was about to be evicted and she needed a mere couple of hundred dollars to avoid being thrown out.  So my friend  came to the rescue.  Her heart strings were tugged and she acted out of compassion.   They really thanked her.  Over and over.  They were so thankful that she would have helped them again and again except for one thing.  They never paid her back.

If you were to look over your life; especially towards your children…you would realize that when they are thankful or because you know that they will be thankful…you want to help them more.

God is much  the same way towards us His children.   He has laid out some rules on giving thanks…

let’s look:

First of all, then, I admonish and urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all men. 1 Timothy 2: 1

This is first…

Let there be no filthiness (obscenity, indecency) nor foolish and sinful (silly and corrupt) talk, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting or becoming; but instead voice your thankfulness [to God]. Ephesians 5: 4

This is saying don’t get mad…give thanks.  That is becoming.

For all [these] things are [taking place] for your sake, so that the more grace (divine favor and spiritual blessing) extends to more and more people and multiplies through the many, the more thanksgiving may increase [and redound] to the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 4: 15

Here it says…if you Divine favor and spiritual blessing….give thanks

GIVING THANKS IS A SACRIFICE:

Offer to God the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High.
Psalm 50:14

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So…when I wake up in the morn ing after I tell the Father, the Lord Jesus and The Holy Spirit Good Morning…I say:

Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou….and I don’t stop anytime soon.

thank-you

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Wash Day (Author Unknown) Thursday, September 11, 2008

WASH DAY




Wash Day………..

Monday WashDay
Lord, help me wash away all my selfishness and vanity, so I may serve you with perfect humility through the week ahead.

Tuesday
Ironing Day
Dear Lord, help me iron out all the wrinkles of prejudice I have collected through the years so that I may see the beauty in others.

Wednesday
Mending Day
O God, help me mend my ways so I will not set a bad example for others.

Thursday
Cleaning Day
Lord Jesus, help me to dust out all the many faults I have been hiding in the secret corners of my heart.

Friday Shopping Day
O God, give me the grace to shop wisely so I may purchase eternal happiness for myself and all others in need of love.

Saturday
Cooking Day
Help me, my Savior, to brew a big kettle of brotherly love and serve it with clean, sweet bread of human kindness.

Sunday
The Lord’s Day
O God, I have prepared my house for you. Please help me so I may spend the day and the rest of my life in your presence, in the Authority of Jesus.
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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