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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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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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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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06 Jan I want to find out what’s holding me back. Can Sozo Help?

Some of us can feel in our daily lives a sense of emptiness or lack of meaning. This can manifest into more serious conditions like depression and anxiety. For some of us it manifests as a sort of fundamental dissatisfaction. Do you feel like there’s some part of you deep down that’s holding you back in life? Are you looking to strengthen your bond to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and get to the root of the elements of your past or present that might be causing you to feel this way? If you find yourself thinking, “I want to found out what’s holding me back.” Sozo can help. But you don’t have to take our word for it! Here are some great excerpts from actual testimonials that might answer some of your questions surrounding Sozo and how it can help you solve whatever emotional or spiritual issues might be...

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04 Jul Science and the Power of Prayer: Inner Healing Prayer in Chandler, AZ

You can always read our powerful testimonies or look inward and seek guidance from your personal connection to your faith when considering whether you want to experience the power of Sozo inner healing prayer. However, it’s always interesting to take a look at the intersection between science and faith. This is an area of interest to Christians, but also to those of you who don’t identify as Christian but are open to the power of faith and spirituality. In 2013, the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology published a study which examined the power of prayer. In this particular study they examined prayer’s effects on one’s ability to resist temptation. The model these scientists used to measure the effectiveness of prayer was based on the “strength model” of self-control. The theory behind this is that we have limited mental resources just as we have limited physical resources. For example, swimming 10 laps...

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