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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SMOOTH GRACE
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BETTER THAN NEW
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THE GREAT DEFENDER
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MORE THAN ENOUGH
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THE PAUSE
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SIX SCOOPS
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DIVINE AMBASSADORS
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ALL FOR LOVE
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THE NEW WAY
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YES AND YES!

SMOOTH GRACE

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”              2 Corinthians 12:9 The giant known as Goliath was issuing threats that had the whole Hebrew Army paralyzed with fear. 1 Samuel 17:11 says, “When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.” The word “dismayed” here is from the Hebrew word “chathath” and it literally means “to terrify.” But, David relyied on[…]

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BETTER THAN NEW

Who will come from Mount Zion to rescue Israel? When God restores his people, Jacob will shout with joy, and Israel will rejoice. Psalm 53:6 The TV show Overhaulin’ had great success on both TLC and the Discovery Channel for several seasons. In each episode the “mark” would be an unsuspecting antique or classic car owner that would make the list to have their car fully restored. Family members would be in on the ruse coming up with some story as to why the car was missing long enough to be restored. But, it would all be worth it for[…]

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THE GREAT DEFENDER

“Come with great power, O God, and rescue me! Defend me with your might.” Psalm 54:1 Have you ever felt the need to defend yourself when falsely maligned or accused of something? In Numbers 16, Korah incited a rebellion against Moses that led to him and over 250 of his followers meeting a tragic end. In the moment, Korah didn’t realize that in choosing to fight against Moses he was actually fighting against the Lord Himself. Moses, instead of making it about him and taking matters into his own hands, put the whole thing in the Lord’s hands and relied[…]

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MORE THAN ENOUGH

“And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need, and plenty left over to share with others.” 2 Corinthians 9:8 Have you ever found yourself in a place where you felt like you had nothing? That’s exactly how the widow in 2 Kings 4 felt. After her husband passed away and she was left with a mountain of debt she felt desperate. When she came to Elisha for help, his question to her was “What do you have?” And first her response was “nothing.” Then she said, “except a small jar of oil.”[…]

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THE PAUSE

The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. Psalm 46:7 One of the definitions for the word “Selah” in Hebrew is “to pause.” The word “Pause” is defined as causing (someone) to stop and think about something carefully. So, what exactly could the writer of this Psalm, David, want us to “pause” and think about? Anytime we see the word “LORD” in scripture, it represents the covenant side of God: the side of Him that is always for us, always with us, and always fighting for us. David had many experiences throughout his life when the LORD[…]

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SIX SCOOPS

“For God says, “At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you. Indeed, the ‘right time’ is now. Today is the day of salvation.”  2 Corinthians 6:2 Sometime ago, a picture posted on Reddit showing a bowl Kellogg’s famous Raisin Bran cereal with only a sparse supply of raisins caused an uproar among some cereal lovers. In response, BusinessInsider.com set out to investigate, leaving those same cereal lovers feeling a lot better. What they discovered was that although Kellogg has never really made it clear on exactly how big their “scoop” is, BusinessInsider.com[…]

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DIVINE AMBASSADORS

“So, we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!”” 2 Corinthians 5:20  You may be surprised to know that the US has 189 ambassadors around the world and includes countries that most of us have never heard of or, as in my case, can’t pronounce. Sure, you know Germany, France, England, Brazil, but what about Benin, Djibouti, Eswatini and Timor-Leste? There are even more US Ambassadors representing organizations like the UN, the Vatican and more.  Although they may have varying duties the main purpose of these[…]

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ALL FOR LOVE

“They did not conquer the land with their swords; it was not their own strong arm that gave them victory. It was your right hand and strong arm and the blinding light from your face that helped them, for you loved them.” Psalm 44:3 Have you ever wondered why God would pick a “non-people group”, the Israelites, and make them into the most highly feared, highly respected group of people in the known world? Why would He go to all the trouble of bringing them out of Egypt, providing for and sustaining them in the wilderness, bringing them across the Jordan[…]

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THE NEW WAY

“Therefore, since God in his mercy has given us this new way, we never give up.” 2 Corinthians 4:1  If you travel up and down the barrier islands of North Carolina, you’re likely to see some amazing and beautiful sights, one of which may be wild horses. It’s a common occurrence in coastal NC to see these magnificent creatures, and if you’re gentle enough, they’ll come pretty close. These horses are the ancestors of those horses that were brought to the Americas on Spanish trading ships during the 16thcentury, with more than a few of these ships finding themselves wrecked of the[…]

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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 AMP 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[…]

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