There’s nothing like starting your day with a fresh Word. 
I hope that Sozo Today will be a source of inspiration and
rejuvenation for your soul and spirit.

...Blessings -Johnny Jones

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REAL CHANGE
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DIVINE OPPORTUNITIES
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YES AND YES!
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THE ULTIMATE CURE-ALL
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THE REMINDER
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THE NAME HE SEES
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THE GREATEST
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SHINE
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THE DIFFERENCE
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The Work

REAL CHANGE

“Your unfailing love will last forever.Your faithfulness is as enduring as the heavens.” Psalm 89:2  How many times have you thought to yourself, “That really needs to change.”?  Maybe you saw a change was needed in the life of someone close to you like a loved one, a child, a coworker or friend. Maybe you’ve felt that way about yourself, knowing that within yourself things needed to change. At the point of frustration, you may have asked yourself, “When will this area of my life ever change?” You know right from wrong, yet no matter how hard you’ve tried, with[…]

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DIVINE OPPORTUNITIES

“But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us spreads and makes evident everywhere the sweet fragrance of the knowledge of Him.” 2 Corinthians2:14 (AMP)   If you’re like most believers, you’ve prayed a prayer at some point in your life, if not often, saying “God please use me.” And in answer to that prayer, we often know without any doubt just what God is doing through our lives and exactly how He’s using us. But sometimes, and sometimes often, we may not realize in the moment just what God is doing. The path[…]

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YES AND YES!

For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory.2 Corinthians 1:20 In the book of Judges, we see that over and over the Children of Israel continually disobeyed the Lord. Every time, God would deliver them from one enemy and before you knew it, they were right back into their idol worship, forsaking the God who had brought them out of Egypt’s slavery and blessed them with the Promised Land. But each time, as they would cry out in repentance and[…]

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THE ULTIMATE CURE-ALL

“May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.” 1 Corinthians 16:23 In the early days before modern medicine, “cure-alls” were the rage. In particular, during the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s there were all kinds of brands of “cure-alls.” From “Drakes Universal Pill” to “Doctor Thackery’s Miraculous Cure-All,” these potions promised results for healing from every ailment imaginable. To this day, despite the horrible taste, Castor Oil is still used by many as a cure-all for various health issues. I still remember hearing old-timers talk about getting a dose of Castor Oil on a regular basis, and[…]

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THE REMINDER

“Let me now remind you, dear brothers and sisters, of the Good News I preached to you before. You welcomed it then, and you still stand firm in it.” 1 Corinthians 15:1 If you’re like most folks, you need a lot of reminders. In fact, as I’ve been sitting here reading and writing this post, I’ve received two reminders from my phone about an upcoming appointment. My “catchall reminder” is my wife. I’ll often end a text sharing some info with her and asking her “don’t let me forget…”. Just recently she responded to me with, “I don’t know that I[…]

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THE NAME HE SEES

“I will praise you forever, O God, for what you have done, I will trust in your good name in the presence of your faithful people.” Psalm 52:9 What’s in a name? A lot, depending upon who, and why the name is given. In Bible times for example, “last names,” which really weren’t last names in the way we think of them, were given to people based on where they were from. For example, when we say, “Jesus of Nazareth,” Nazareth was the name given to Jesus that let everyone know where He was from. In more modern times, like the[…]

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THE GREATEST

“Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.”  1 Corinthian 13:13 From the official website of the movie No Greater Love; “No Greater Love, the award-winning documentary, invites the audience to experience war and its aftermath from a soldier’s perspective.” “No Greater Love depicts the combat deployment of the legendary “No Slack” Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, through the eyes of Army Chaplain Justin David Roberts. While deployed in Afghanistan, Justin decided to carry a camera to document the hardships his unit endured. He captured not only the gritty reality of war but also the incredibly[…]

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SHINE

 “Then Jesus asked them, ‘Would anyone light a lamp and then put it under a basket or under a bed? Of course not! A lamp is placed on a stand, where its light will shine’.” Mark 4:21 In Mark chapter four, Jesus talks a lot about small things becoming big. From the story of the seeds that fell on d ifferent kinds of ground, to the illustration of the mustard seed, Jesus wanted His listeners to know that if the atmosphere is right and the heart is willing, then small things can grow into big things.  One key that Jesus mentions[…]

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THE DIFFERENCE

“Anyone who does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.” Mark 3:31 In Numbers 14 through 16, the rebellion of the Israelites had reached a new watermark. From their refusal to enter into the Promised Land; to the outright rebellion led by Korah, Dathan and Abiram; the Children of Israel were pushing God to His limit. If it had not been for the constant intersession by Moses, the entire camp would have been utterly destroyed. There was, however, a remnant of followers who were willing to do exactly what God commanded and go where He would lead. That[…]

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The Work

“But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.” Acts 20:24  There have been those, throughout history, whose life’s work has made a huge impact on the world. Without their work, there are things we know and enjoy today that may not have been possible. Orville and Wilbur Wright believed it was possible for us to enjoy air travel and because of their dedication to that work, today we can go anywhere in the world[…]

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