barriers to connection

04 Oct The Importance of Connection

Technology seems to be taking over all areas of life, including connecting with people. A decade ago you would go into a coffee shop or airport and see people talking to each other, reading a book, or casually sitting and watching the world go by. Now, everyone is glued to a computer or their phones. In some ways, technology is great. It allows us to stay current with our faraway loved ones and keeps us connected to what is going on in the world. On the other hand, technology can be very damaging and create barriers to connection. It is partially creating a younger generation that struggles with interpersonal connection if technology is not included. Being so caught up in technology can sometimes prevent people from having true and intimate connection with God. Agave Sozo enjoys seeing people become empowered in who they are and gaining deeper freedom in Christ...

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Renewing Mind, sozo

21 Sep Renewing The Mind

On a daily basis, the world bombards us with messages telling us what we should look like, how we should act, and what we should think. Videos, tv shows, and magazines at the check-out line all inundate us with negative messages making us feel that we don’t “measure up.”  Guarding our minds is imperative for a powerful, positive life. At Agave Sozo, serving Chandler, Phoenix, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, we recognize the power of a renewed mind and the effect that the constantly invading negative messages can have on it.  How do these negative messages affect us, and what does it mean to renew our mind? Let’s have a look. What God Says One of the Bible's key passages discussing "mind health" and how it's important to God is Romans 12:2 (NKJV). "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what...

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How Your View of God Affects Your Life

07 Sep How Your View of God Affects Your Life

Agave Sozo is an inner healing prayer ministry seeking to serve those struggling with depression, sadness, pain, and other issues in the Chandler, Gilbert, and Phoenix areas. If you ask people who God is to them, you may get many different answers. A person’s perception of God can vary depending on their religious beliefs and personal experience. We may never know all there is to know about God, but we can certainly grow in our understanding of Him. Your view of God affects your life and your experience of Him.  Agave Sozo believes that the truth will set you free. Who is God? Who is God?  Traditionally, many of us have grown up with a view of God that is not necessarily Biblical. For example, we might believe He is angry, distant or quick to judge.  The wonderful news is that God is the very opposite. He is eternally loving, kind, patient and...

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inner healing prayer ministry

07 Jul Changing Our Negative Self Talk

We are not born with a negative view of ourselves. Negative self-perceptions develop as we encounter pain, neglect, rejection, or hurtful words. These and other unhealthy interactions with the human beings in our lives can cause us to begin hiding certain aspects of who we are, for fear that others might not accept us if we were to truly be ourselves. Another reaction to experiencing pain as we interact with people is to dislike ourselves. When we believe we’re the problem, it can cause us to decide not to “show up” in life. Agave Sozo (serving Phoenix, Chandler, and Gilbert) understands how negative experiences can affect a person’s self-perception. We’re a powerful inner healing prayer ministry that seeks to set people free to truly embrace who they were created to be and to live abundantly. Read on if you’d like to know more. Inner Messages Have you ever reflected on the...

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abundant life

20 Jun Living an Abundant Life

At Agave Sozo, located in Gilbert Arizona, we believe it’s possible to live an abundant life. We’re convinced it is a reality available for each and every one of us. As you ponder negative circumstances in your life, have you ever thought, “This is my lot in life and I just have to accept it?” Or, perhaps you’ve wondered, “Is this the best God has for me?” If you’ve shared these kinds of thoughts with well-meaning people around you, they may have responded to your honest comments with messages like, “Buck up,” or, “Be grateful for what you have,” or, “Stop complaining.” To a degree, they’re right; we can always find something to be grateful for, but denying or overlooking the struggles we face does nothing to bring us into the abundant life God desires for us. What is an Abundant Life? Merriam Webster dictionary defines abundant as: amply supplied, or...

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Sozo in Chandler

29 May Sozo Can Make An Impact

The mission of Agave Sozo in Chandler, Arizona, is to come alongside the ministry of Christian counseling to offer emotional healing and personal breakthrough. There are hundreds of testimonies of people meeting God on a deeper level through Sozo Ministry. Through these deep encounters with God, people have reported freedom from the hurts and pains of their past. Below is a testimony of the power of Sozo in the life of one of the founding leaders of Bethel Church in Redding California, Banning Liebscher. He’s currently the lead pastor of a church in Sacramento, called Jesus Culture. How Sozo Can Make An Impact “Having been in youth and young adult ministry for over 12 years, I cannot recommend strongly enough, the Sozo Ministry coming out of Bethel Church. I have experienced firsthand the impact this ministry has had on not only my own life, but for many of those I know closely....

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depression in Gilbert

18 May Living From A Place of Joy

Life is often filled with complications, interruptions, distractions, and frustrations that steal our peace and joy. The unsettling things of life don’t have to be major; they can be something as simple as choosing the wrong lane at the grocery store. At Agave Sozo (serving Phoenix, Chandler, and Gilbert), we believe that in every circumstance—even if we struggle with depression, or life is just plain hard—it’s possible to live from a place of abundant joy. One key to living this way is acknowledging that our circumstances do not dictate the truth. At the end of the day, we believe the Word of God is the manual where we find truth and clarity. The Bible Has a lot to say about joy in the midst of challenging emotional or situational circumstances. And while joy is a fruit of the Spirit, it doesn’t happen magically. Developing a relationship with the Holy Spirit...

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The Power of Arizona Sozo counseling

03 Jan New Year’s Resolutions: The Healing Power of Sozo

With Christmas cheer in the air and the new year just around the corner, now is the time that many people are more closely examining their connection with God and wondering how they can lead a healthier and more spiritually fulfilled life. We are all seeking to better ourselves and realize our true destiny--which is never more apparent than through the tradition of New Year’s resolutions. If any of the resolutions below are on your to-do list in 2017, Arizona Sozo counseling might be just what you need. Be a Better Husband or Wife Your faith and your family are the most important things in your life. We all strive to be the best husband, wife, mother or father that we can, but we all fall short. If you are facing marital problems, or simply want to realize your true potential to empower your marriage, Sozo can help. Be Closer with God Do you...

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Christian depression help chandler

31 Jul Warning Signs of Depression: Christian Depression Help in Chandler

Christian Depression Help in Chandler Are you concerned about your own or a family member’s emotional state? Has a level of disinterest or general malaise infiltrated your life or the life of a loved one? Depression is a serious condition that goes beyond simply “feeling sad” for a short period of time. We welcome those of you who are suffering from depression to come experience Sozo ministry and work to heal your connection with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit to supplement any Christian counseling or other medications that may not be doing enough. That feeling of emptiness may be due to a spiritual vacancy that needs to be filled by a strengthened connection and an understanding of your destiny. Below are a list of some common symptoms that may be an indicator of depression. Lack of interest in activities, social activities or hobbies that you enjoyed previously and a lack of ability...

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Depression, Anxiety & Bipolar Disorders: Can Sozo in Chandler Help?

29 Jun Depression, Anxiety & Bipolar Disorders: Can Sozo in Chandler Help?

It’s one thing to feel sad or anxious when going through a tragic life event like a death in the family, a failed relationship or losing your job. These events are serious, life changing and Sozo Ministry sessions in Chandler from Agave Sozo are certainly available for you to reconnect with your faith during these trying times. However, Depression and Anxiety are disorders that persist through both the good and the bad times. These crippling states leave people unable to experience true happiness or even accomplish day-to-day tasks. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, it is not uncommon to suffer from anxiety and depression disorders simultaneously, as nearly 50% of all people diagnosed with one are also diagnosed with the other. There are multiple forms of depressive disorders, each one can coincide with an anxiety disorder. These three forms include persistent depressive disorder, major depression and bipolar disorder. PDD,...

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