Cafe Sozo Celebrates Two Million Hits! September, 2011

A few years ago, I became convinced that I could write to encourage people on the Internet regarding their faith.  The job turned out to be bigger than anything that I could ever did.  So, I turned to God.  He sent help, He taught, He showed, He sent people to the site; He did it all including changing people’s hearts; but the main thing is that He demonstrated His pure love for  all of mankind!   He is a loving God.  Oh yes He is! 

 

We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.  ACTS 16: 9

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Healing Words From God (You Tube) December, 2010

 

 

My Help Cometh From The Lord Central Church of God (Powerful Video) October, 2009

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Whose Fault Is It? by Elaine Davenport Sunday, October 11, 2009

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I was helping my husband do lawns  one day and a young woman drove up in a car and asked if we could come by to her and her husband a price quote for her lawn to be cut and edged.  That was three years ago, and we ultimately became very good friends.  It was a Divine connection but neither of us knew it at the time.  The one thing that we had in common was that we both loved the LOrd and we would come to share great information about our journey to eternity.

Sylvia is a really young woman with her head on straight.  Everyday she sings to the Lord for a few hours and doesn’t miss.  When she finds herself home alone, she rushes to spend time with God.    I have no problem in  mentioning that she is a Baptist.  And of course, for some people they might think that Baptist people aren’t that serious about God.  I know it’s not true because that’s where I learned that God is real and that faith is too!  I’m doing something different now, but I believe that when God connected me as Sylvia’s friend He was trying to show me something.

Sylvia opened her own business and immediately it began to boom.  She and her husband put the time in to get before God daily and He literally orders their steps.  They don’t miss it to the left or to the right.  They don’t procrastinate either.  They are a wonderful; example.

I talk to a lot of people who miss it.  I almost did many times.  Mainly because it is easy to be influenced by others because God’s instructions to them are likely to be extremely different from His instructions to you.  If you follow your friend’s suggestion and ignore what God has asked you to do…I guarantee you’ll miss it.  And in the end, you’ll have to ask yourself:  “Whose fault is it?”

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Anyone who lets himself be distracted from the work I plan for him is not fit for the Kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:62 TLB)

Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble…” (II Peter 1:10 NKJV)

“We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Eph. 2:10)

2 CORINTHIANS 4 …just meditate on this (Tuesday, September 11, 2007)

Today at the end of prayer, one of our Ministers  encouraged us to meditate on 2Corinthians Chapter 4.  He told us to read it 5 times.  I read it seven times and I was led to encourage you to read it from the Message Bible.   I’m off to read it again.  It will Bless you:

Corinthians 4 (The Message)

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2 Corinthians 4

Trial and Torture

1-2Since God has so generously let us in on what he is doing, we’re not about to throw up our hands and walk off the job just because we run into occasional hard times. We refuse to wear masks and play games. We don’t maneuver and manipulate behind the scenes. And we don’t twist God’s Word to suit ourselves. Rather, we keep everything we do and say out in the open, the whole truth on display, so that those who want to can see and judge for themselves in the presence of God. 3-4If our Message is obscure to anyone, it’s not because we’re holding back in any way. No, it’s because these other people are looking or going the wrong way and refuse to give it serious attention. All they have eyes for is the fashionable god of darkness. They think he can give them what they want, and that they won’t have to bother believing a Truth they can’t see. They’re stone-blind to the dayspring brightness of the Message that shines with Christ, who gives us the best picture of God we’ll ever get.

5-6Remember, our Message is not about ourselves; we’re proclaiming Jesus Christ, the Master. All we are is messengers, errand runners from Jesus for you. It started when God said, “Light up the darkness!” and our lives filled up with light as we saw and understood God in the face of Christ, all bright and beautiful.

7-12If you only look at us, you might well miss the brightness. We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That’s to prevent anyone from confusing God’s incomparable power with us. As it is, there’s not much chance of that. You know for yourselves that we’re not much to look at. We’ve been surrounded and battered by troubles, but we’re not demoralized; we’re not sure what to do, but we know that God knows what to do; we’ve been spiritually terrorized, but God hasn’t left our side; we’ve been thrown down, but we haven’t broken. What they did to Jesus, they do to us—trial and torture, mockery and murder; what Jesus did among them, he does in us—he lives! Our lives are at constant risk for Jesus’ sake, which makes Jesus’ life all the more evident in us. While we’re going through the worst, you’re getting in on the best!

13-15We’re not keeping this quiet, not on your life. Just like the psalmist who wrote, “I believed it, so I said it,” we say what we believe. And what we believe is that the One who raised up the Master Jesus will just as certainly raise us up with you, alive. Every detail works to your advantage and to God’s glory: more and more grace, more and more people, more and more praise!

16-18So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.

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