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Blessings by Elaine Davenport Monday, Dec. 3, 2007

Hi! I'm just checking in to tell you that we moved.

We loved Blogger. However, we had all of our Blogs at Wordpress and it was easier to manage. Come and join us at Cafe Sozo. We're an Online Christian Coffeehouse with Music Videos and lots of words to encourage you. Blessings!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

WE'VE MOVED by Elaine Davenport

Our objective has always been to reach the world with the Good News of the Gospel of Christ. In order to do this more efficiently, we had to make a tough decision to move. This is our last posting at this site; so this notice should always be at the top of the page.

Our New Site:
(If you are unable to "click" on this; please copy and paste on top or look for the notice on the side of the page; and click there.

Blessings unto you and yours

I did not want to exxagerate by Elaine Davenport (Saturday, October 13, 2007)

I was coming out of prayer this morning and I said to some friends: "Did you know that there may be 20,000 or 50,000 Christians in concentration camps in Korea? They were like: "Are you sure?" Well, I explained that I was sure but that I would research the numbers and present them with the facts. I am writing about it because we as believers have to pray for other believers who face challenges. We've got to do something. I want to present you with some articles of reference. By the way; my numbers are way off; clearly there are at least 200,000 Christians in concentration camps in North Korea and the actual numbers may far exceed that estimate. Please read:

Christian Persecution far worse than thought

One Million

40 Detention Centers

Observations from the Frontlines... by Elaine Davenport (Friday, October 12, 2007)

First, let me say that I apologize. For months, I was writing with my greatest efforts at this Blog. With such success under my belt, I prayed and was led to start up four more. Each time, the next Blog received greater attendance than this one. I couldn't understand why. Was it because people didn't want to hear about faith? That's what I thought at first. That wasn't it. It was because this site someone wasn't getting advertised. I'm still trying to figure out how it works because dismantling it would be far too much work. Thanks for your patience.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Tina Turner had it Wrong by Elaine Davenport (Sunday, October 7, 2007)

Tina Turner had a song that went to the top of the music charts. People sang it around the world. It was way near the top of the charts in Norway, Spain, Germany, the United States, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Canada, Ireland and many more countries according to sources. It was Song of the Year and Record of the year. To Tina's credit; it's reported that she hated the song. I distinctly remember going to see the movie with my friend Carmen. This was quite a while back. She got mad at the "Ike" in the movie played by Larry Fishburne. She began to yell at him and tell him off right there in the previously quiet movie theatre. I felt embarrassed. Neither of us realized that we were getting an erroneous message. We didn't know that Jesus had given us a command to love. Yeah, years ago we heard "Love your neighbor as yourself." but we had sort of forgotten. We both grew up in churches that didn't teach the Word of God. We were solid believers but we had drifted away from the close walk of our childhood. The movie was presented that there was no way that Tina could ever for give Ike. Everyone everywhere knew the storyline; which in a way "mimics remnants" of some things that have happened with more recent headlines. At any rate, "LOVE" has everything to do with it. It's the first thing that must be considered. It's the important thing.

Here's a warning:

You have to forgive the people who hurt you. Let your light shine in their lives. Don't allow bitterness or unforgiveness to take root.
Don't take the people around you for granted. Your family members, your friends, your neighbors, your church family including ministers and volunteers. Tell them that you love them and mean it. Encourage them, support them. Take time to reflect on what's important in your life. If you value those around you; they will value you.

Look at First Corinthians Chapter Thirteen from the Message Bible interpretation and think on what it says. You'll be Blessed.

1 Corinthians 13

The Way of Love

1 If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don't love, I'm nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. 2If I speak God's Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, "Jump," and it jumps, but I don't love, I'm nothing. 3-7If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don't love, I've gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I'm bankrupt without love.

Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn't want what it doesn't have.
Love doesn't strut,
Doesn't have a swelled head,
Doesn't force itself on others,
Isn't always "me first,"
Doesn't fly off the handle,
Doesn't keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn't revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.

8-10Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit. We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled.

11When I was an infant at my mother's breast, I gurgled and cooed like any infant. When I grew up, I left those infant ways for good.

12We don't yet see things clearly. We're squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won't be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We'll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!

13But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.

It was just a song; but it left its' mark on many people (especially women). I am sure that Tina was moved at some point to forgive Ike.

What's Love Got to do with it?

Everything that's all.

For [if we are] in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith activated and energized and expressed and working through love. Gal 5:6

The Power of the Blessing by Elaine Davenport ( Saturday, October 6, 2007)


And the woman bare a son and called his name Samson: and the child grew and the LORD blessed him. Judges 13: 24
And the spirit of the LORD began to move him at times…Judges 13: 25
The LORD bless thee and keep thee, the LORD make his face shine upon thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee and give thee peace. Numbers 6: 23-27

Blessings to you today. Oh what a wonderful day that it is. We have great cause to rejoice. I pray that all is well with you and with your household. If it isn’t, it will be. The situation has no choice but to change for the better, because you are there and you are BLESSED. You are a mighty person and God values you so much. He has called only you to do great and marvelous things while walking on a path that He called you to walk on. God wants you to be happy, very happy.

I looked up the word Blessed in the Websters 1828 Dictionary and it says: Happy; prosperous in worldly affairs; enjoying spiritual happiness and the favor of God; enjoying heavenly felicity. That word felicity : Happiness, or rather great happiness; blessedness; blissfulness; appropriately, the joys of heaven.

The next thing that I did was to find people in the bible who were Blessed. I began to note not only the joy and the miracles that unfolded in their lives; but the power that came upon them to do supernatural things. This has been noted by many; time after time and case by case. It’s amazing. When Gods Blessing is released, it is a time for great celebration. It’s also IMPORTANT for us as believers to release the Blessing over the lives of others.

I was so excited last week. …
I ran home to tell my children that starting every Friday, the Blessing would be released over their lives. I didn’t know what their reaction would be, but it was a faith statement. They were so excited. “WHAT?” I said in bewilderment. They didn’t want to wait until Friday. I had a good laugh and Hallelujah out of that response. I began to do this with other people and I noted OPEN DOORS.

All of a sudden barriers were falling down; people who had never been receptive to hear anything at all; were all of a sudden very excited! People were not only happy but they were hopeful and faith began to grow. There is power in the Blessing!
Try this link Online for WEBSTERS 1828 definition of POWER:

Blessings & Love, Sister E. Davenport

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Speak the Word only (Friday, October 5, 2007)

Reading this prayer and meditating upon it will Bless you mightily. You can personalize it. It is a great prayer to pray for other people like family, siblings, decide. It comes from Ephesians Chapter One. Are you willing to put in the time?

Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

17That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

18The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

19And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

20Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

21Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

22And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

23Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

A Reminder of Love (Thursday, October 4, 2007)

We all say that we know this but; every day there is evidence that we don't know it well. Every day we are tested.

Do you know it by heart? No play on words intended.

1 Corinthians 13 Amplified Bible
1IF I [can] speak in the tongues of men and [even] of angels, but have not love (that reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion such [a]as is inspired by God's love for and in us), I am only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

2And if I have prophetic powers ([b]the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), and understand all the secret truths and mysteries and possess all knowledge, and if I have [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but have not love (God's love in me) I am nothing (a useless nobody).

3Even if I dole out all that I have [to the poor in providing] food, and if I surrender my body to be burned or [c] in order that I may glory, but have not love (God's love in me), I gain nothing.

4Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.

5It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God's love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].

6It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.

7Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].

8Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. As for prophecy ([d]the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), it will be fulfilled and pass away; as for tongues, they will be destroyed and cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away [it will lose its value and be superseded by truth].

9For our knowledge is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect), and our prophecy (our teaching) is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect).

10But when the complete and perfect (total) comes, the incomplete and imperfect will vanish away (become antiquated, void, and superseded).

11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; now that I have become a man, I am done with childish ways and have put them aside.

12For now we are looking in a mirror that gives only a dim (blurred) reflection [of reality as [e]in a riddle or enigma], but then [when perfection comes] we shall see in reality and face to face! Now I know in part (imperfectly), but then I shall know and understand [f]fully and clearly, even in the same manner as I have been [g]fully and clearly known and understood [[h]by God].

13And so faith, hope, love abide [faith--conviction and belief respecting man's relation to God and divine things; hope--joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love--true affection for God and man, growing out of God's love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Believing God is not hard by Elaine Davenport (Tuesday, October 2, 2007)

It's amazing to me that when things get tough for some of us; our vision become obscured and we have to step back to gather our wits. Nobody likes to admit this so it's okay if this has only happened to me and a few others.

One day, I received a letter in the mail and I needed to have a certain amount of money by a certain date. I didn't panic, I just said: "Lord, that's Yours." That kind of faith came from a reservoir of studying the Word of God and walking it out.

The Bible says in Hebrews 11: 5, 6:

By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. 6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

I really want to focus in on faith. I want to focus in on your ability to believe God.

Faith isn't something that comes automatically. You can take two people; one is born again and the other is not and they "could" have the same amount of faith under certain circumstances. Faith is simply believing the unseen. If you like Monday Night Football, by some sort of faith you turn on the television expecting to see it. You pop your pop corn. You invite friends over to watch the game. You take a nap early so that you can stay up late. You might read up on the teams or watch a sports show to get yourself revved up for the big game. Do you know for a fact that Monday Night Football will be on? No, you don't but you're expecting it. Will they call you and remind you or assure you that the game will be on? No. Will someone ring your doorbell? NO, it is unlikely. Will they send you a postcard? No, it's unlikely. But, you believe to almost a certainty that it will happen. It's what you hope for.

What is faith according to the bible?

1Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Hebrews 11: 1 (New International Version)

If we really simplify things; faith is believing God over circumstances.

God doesn't care what the circumstances are, He just wants us to believe Him.

My uncle had been diagnosed with cancer and had to undergo chemotherapy. We all prayed for things to go smoothly (as we await the manifestation of his healing).
He had his chemo treatment and he had no side effects except his foot was swollen, then we went over and laid hands on his foot and that went away.

We can believe God for big and little things. I believed God for many things. I've believed him for healing, writing opportunities, friendships, prayer successes and many things. My experience is that God can meet each and all of us wherever our faith level is.


One great challenge that people face is when they figure that "God can't fix this problem; it's to messy or too complicated.

Be advised that in order for you to get help from God; you may have to get out of His way. For instance, when you give a burden to God; don't take it back the next day by praying for it all over again as if nothing happened.

Don't let your prayer requests become "fear" requests. Stay confident.

A Friend that I've written about had a Complicated Child Support Case that went back to 1960. That friend had paid off and on for forty years and was in arrears. They felt that they had overpaid and faced insurmountable red tape. We began to pray about it on a daily basis; each day addressing something different. This was after praying about it and getting instruction s from God to do this. Within 30 days the payment was reduced to $15.00 a month. Within 6 months the total payment was eliminated. We never had to write to ask them to clear my friends' credit; they did it automatically. It was a miracle and I'll tell you why. We tried to call on the phone to check the progress and we were told no one was working on the file and not to call. Don't tell me what God can't do.
I will continue this series later in the week.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Light by Elaine Davenport (Monday, October 1, 2007)

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him is no darkness at all. {1 Jn 1:5 RSV}

This is a dark world that we live in. However, those who have accepted Christ walk in the Light. God is Light. If we are in God then we are in the Light. There's enough stuff going on to make some people panic and be scared; if they don't know about faith. Faith people are supposed to understand that the darkness cannot overcome them. There are people around us who don't realize that they are functioning and dependent upon a dark world system and that each day they are more and more vulnerable.

A while back, the power went out in the whole State of Michigan. I think several states were affected in the United States. It happened during daylight hours and though we could still see well, we were functioning ineffectively and chaos was all around us. For example; all the Gas stations closed down. You couldn't buy ice and the supermarkets closed. Some phones didn't work. If you didn't have gas in your car you were unable to drive to the store and buy a charger for your cell phone. There were traffic jams everywhere. Yet despite all of this; it was 100 times worse when it got dark.

When it got dark, we all scrambled for candles. One neighbor had a generator. He allowed anyone with an extension chord to their homes so that they would have light. We all went to his yard for a cookout. The fire gave us light. Eventually we all went back to our dark homes. All we could do was sleep. We were so happy when daylight hit the next day. Our lives had been drastically altered by that experience.

We were used to living in the light. We didn't like the darkness, not that way beyond our control.

God is Light. When I came into the Kingdom of God, moving closer to God; accepting Jesus as the Master of my life, I had no idea what kind of choice I had made. The Light of God flushed in a gave light to every dark part of my life and corrected in. The Light flooded my household and ran out the darkness. I take that Light with me wherever I go. I see things differently. Things are different. I know what's going on. I know that what's not of God is darkness and I don't like darkness. Think about that.

James 1: 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.