Tag: Meditation


Take A New Look!

Take a new Look! You will believe!

Today… think good thoughts about yourself.

The swirl of negative and limiting beliefs that play in your head and heart will suck you under the sea of doubt fear and unbelief – IF YOU LET IT! As you know, the thoughts…”I am not good enough. I am not smart enough. I am not good looking enough! I am not confident enough. I don’t have any resources. I cannot help anyone because I have nothing they want to hear!” will tear your confidence down and hold your soul captive.

Have you ever heard or felt anything like this? I have. These thoughts have come up inside me again and again, and I take each thought captive. Take every thought captive, not only your own but also the thoughts your friends or enemies send you!

So take a new look!!! The new look must come from within!

To begin this process, have a conversation with your unconscious mind. Say this, “I give my unconscious mind permission to change. I give my unconscious permission to be aware of new beliefs replacing old thoughts consciously. I receive truth as a person and not just a principle.

As you begin to focus on your future, take time to speak life to your entire being. ‘Unconscious…I tell you to receive God’s eternal Word as truth. I want you unconscious to receive the eternal holy light as truth. My unconscious mind, grab onto God’s Word and the Spirit of Truth and pull it to my core. Now I agree with my Father. I am made in His image and He chose me before he created anything. He is my source and I live in His dream! I walk in His wisdom and I continually live in His promises.

As I believe I receive! I choose to believe my Father loves to provide for my needs and my desires.'”

My limited belief system has held me captive too long. I now remember, my mental focus will determine my ability to set and achieve the goals I aspire to.


When you hear, “I am not good enough, and I am not good looking enough! ”

You replace the lie in a declaration, “I take these thoughts captive now in Jesus Name. I break an agreement with the lie that says “I am not good enough, and I am not good looking enough.” and I now agree with the truth, “I am chosen in Christ before the foundations of the world! (Ephesians 1:4).

I declare to my unconscious, receive the truth that my eternal Father set my value before he sent me here. He knitted me together in my mother’s womb! (Psalms 139:13-14 NLT) No opinion on earth can establish my value.

The Word of God’s Truth: “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.” (Psalms 139:13-14 NLT)

My eternal Father says, “I have chosen you and wove you together in your mother’s womb. You are not the bloodline you were born into, yet I inserted you into this family, this place, and this time for a purpose! (Acts 17:16-18) You are my child and you look like me!”


When you hear, “I am not smart enough, and I am not confident enough!”

You replace the lie in a declaration, “I take these thoughts captive and bind them into oblivion in Jesus name! I break an agreement with the lie that says “I am not smart enough, and I am not confident enough!” and now I agree with the truth, “I have the wisdom of God because I asked the Father for it! My Father made me like Him and that includes wisdom. (1 Corinthians 1:30 NLT)

I speak to my unconscious, receive the truth that my eternal Father imparted His wisdom to me, and I have the certainty that I will always use His wisdom. I am confident because he made me like him. I am confident because no one can do what I do. I am the only one who can be me. My purpose can only be fulfilled by me.

The Word of God’s Truth: “I (Jesus) have revealed you (The Father) to them, and I will continue to do so. Then your love for me will be in them, and I will be in them.” (John 17:26)

My eternal Father says, “I have made you smart, and confident. I made you like me. I want you to know that I am with you and that I will never leave you. Even though you may not always feel me, I am with you. Although you may not see me, I am with you. I will help you fulfill your purpose and destiny. Now, make your choice.”


When you hear, “I don’t have any resources. I cannot help anyone because I have nothing they want to hear!”

You replace the lie in a declaration, “I take these thoughts captive and bind their voice in Jesus name! I break an agreement with the lie that says “I don’t have any resources. I cannot help anyone because I have nothing they want to hear!” And I now agree with the truth, “I have all the resources I need inside me because my eternal Father gave me all the resources I need. My resources are only limited by my faith, and now I choose to release unlimited faith.

I tell my unconscious to live in unlimited faith and unlimited resources. I command my unconscious to receive the truth that my eternal Father releases my faith to succeed. When I speak others will listen. My words are important to give in the earth. “You have been called to live in freedom, my brothers, and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.” (Galatians 5:13).

The wisdom of God lives in me and I will take time with God to pull it out! I am first individually supported by my Father, then supported by others. I cannot wait for others to do or say what God wants me to do or say. When God (ELOHIM) made me like Him, He made me to thrive in a group that supports me. Yet, I will need others to help me accomplish the tasks God gives me to do because everything is more fun when I do it with a group. (Acts 2:42-46 NLT) No opinion on earth can snatch my words of truth.

The Word of God’s Truth: “Therefore, since God in his mercy has given us this new way, we never give up. We reject all shameful deeds and underhanded methods. We don’t try to trick anyone or distort the word of God. We tell the truth before God, and all who are honest know this.” (2 Corinthians 4:1-2 NLT)

My eternal Father says, “I have chosen you as my child to be my resource and my mouthpiece. Although others may not see truth like I give it to you, stand by my Word and I will lift you up! You are my child. When I was on earth they rejected me, and they will reject you. DO NOT FEAR. I AM WITH YOU!

I chose you before I made time and space, which means that you are eternally chosen and accepted. But others have a free will to either accept you and/or your words or they can choose to reject. What they believe does not establish anything for you. Their thoughts are just their thoughts, and thoughts come and go! Many on earth rejected my words, and I am God. Do not fear if others choose to throw your words aside. Believe me. The words I send will hit their mark even if you don’t see them fulfilled. Walk with me and I will strengthen you!”


God Touches Man

At the end of the day, I set my affection on heaven’s values and eternal perspectives. Today I choose eternal power, eternal love, and eternal glory, over the temporary desires of the flesh. I set my heart to glorify the kingdom of heaven!

Anything is possible for me because I BELIEVE!

I am having a day of inheritance, and I receive the eternal inheritance established for me!

I am made to walk with my eternal Father and bring heaven to earth…regardless of how others treat me!

I am living a God-filled day! I receive the light and revelation of God’s love!

So what is the NEW LOOK you need to take?

Proclaim what God says about you! God’s perspective and your perspective will first appear different.


I Invite You!

Pastor Steve

I Invite You!

Empowering the Giant Within

SozoLife Conference

with Rev Steve Scroggs



593 Neeses Highway, Orangeburg, SC 29115

With Pastors Rick and Shelia Watts


free conference, with a love offering taken

Friday – September 29 – September 30, 2017

The Day of Atonement

Friday 6:00 PM

Session One – Breakthrough – Demolishing Depression

How to face the giant death and win! Ecc. 12:6-7; Luke 16

Active Training – State Management – Circle of Power

Friday 7:30 PM

Session Two – Breakthrough – Empowering Your Soul

How to face your storm and win! Jer. 1:5; Matthew 14:22-33

Active Training – Mental Focus – Speaking Life

 Saturday – September 30, 2017

Saturday 10:00 AM

Session Three – Breakthrough – Heaven On Earth

How do I Live Heaven on Earth? Ezekiel 47; Colossians 3:1-4; Matthew 14:15-21

Active Training – Write Eternal Vision, Purpose, Mission, Goals

 Saturday 12:00 Lunch

Saturday 1:00 PM

Session Four – Breakthrough – Choosing Your State

How do I live as a son or daughter in my Father’s Kingdom?

Revised Book Available at Conference

The flow of the Vine – Genesis 3; John 15:1-15; Philippians 4:1-9

Saturday 2:30 PM

Session Five – Breakthrough – Putting it All Together

The Reason to Argue – Isaiah 1:18; Romans 8:2; Romans 12:1-2;

Active Training – The Process of Spirit Empowered Breakthrough


Tell Your Story


Tell Your Story

By Steve Scroggs

And this story has been spread among the Jews to this day.[1]

The heavens and earth tell a story

The heavens and earth tell a story

Stories are powerful. They quickly engage people in non-threatening ways to open understanding, exam belief systems, and confront the prejudice that tops the human psyche. I experienced many heart and soul revisions because, through a story, I let my guard down. Tell your story.

It was late when the subway doors opened. A bewildered father with five loud adolescents took his seat next to the chrome stabilizer bar. With one hand on the pole, his head down and his shoulders slumped, he seemed detached from his boisterous children. He sat stunned as they disrupted the entire cabin. I tried to get his attention, a few times. I asked myself, how could a father be so thoughtless and insensitive? Continue Reading..


Meditation: the five phases

Meditation: The Five Phases

Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them;

that thy profiting may appear to all.[1]


It was a bright day in Statesville, North Carolina. As I sat in the living room of my mentor and friend, I asked him a question. “How do I get the truth from my head to my heart?” He put his finger on his forehead and then on his heart, he said, “Keep thinking and speaking the truth over and over again until you know it is coming from your heart.” In other words, meditate. In my book, Learn the Language of the Spirit, I have a chapter about meditation: the five phases. Meditation walks a parallel path to relationship.

The ancient practice of Biblical meditation is not just a state of mental or emotional stillness, but a continual focus on the name, personality, word, and ways of God. When Moses interacted with God in face to face meditation, he descended Mt. Sainia with his face glowing like a brilliant sun. When God engaged Joshua, preparing him to lead Israel into the promise land, he gave this instruction,

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth; but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.[2]

Since relationship is the ultimate goal of God throughout the universe, the process for nurturing relationship unlocks a natural pathway for meditation. Do you remember the beginning of your most satisfying relationship? I think you will agree with these five observable phases that produce a mutually satisfying bond. The sequence may differ, but this pathway charts a course for meditation.

Phase One: Adoration

The first phase in relationship and meditation is Adoration; the romance of seeing life through a fresh set of eyes. This inspiration cycles with a new person, a new mystery, and a new set of stories that inspire. Partakers share a state of near-constant bliss, and invest time to know one another. The psalmist David said,

 I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches. Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. My soul follows hard after thee: thy right hand upholds me.[3] 

Through the focus of Adoration on God, praise will fill your mouth, and a new glory will enter your life.[4] The Father made your soul to process through meditation.

Phase Two: Adaptationstairs up into heaven

The second phase of meditation moves across the Adaptation of your life to the one you love and pursue. In a personal relationship this is about control. Every time you meditate, you will see a facet of His personality that challenges your status quo, and calls you in. As the newness of inspiration wears thin, the reality of life settles in with the disciplines required for meaningful interchange. Adaptation merges God’s life into the human life through agreement. King David chose meditation and scripted his adaptation in the book of Psalms.

Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. …I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.[5]

As you adapt to Him, you will discover that He created you to be like him. He is a dreamer and gave you the dreams you possess. He glorifies you so you will glorify him.[6]

Phase Three: Submission

Submission, the choice to handover your control to make decisions to the one you love, is the third phase of meditation. For the first time individual motives will be challenged. As the meditation deepens, God reveals his purposes, as well as your minor disagreements, the belief system arguments, and the self will motivations. This once tender loving, and effortless relationship evolves into a power struggle.

Meditation tunes your soul spirit experience to the frequency of heaven. Therefore, you will recognize that God is love and has your best interests at heart.[7] The psalmist cried out,

I know, O Lord, that your judgments are right, and that you in faithfulness have afflicted me. Let, I pray thee, your merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to your word unto your servant. …Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause; but I will meditate in your precepts.[8]

Through contemplation you learn to appeal to authority and develop the negotiation skills of bargaining, problem solving, and conflict resolution.

Phase Four: Ascension

In phase four, the heart ascends from the position of evaluation to a desire for connection. At this juncture, you recognize the link between what you learned in your family of origin, and how that imprint colored your interaction with God. As your perspective matures and you see your loved one with new eyes, a sympathetic re-awakening emerges. David experienced this,

I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High. I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember your wonders of old. I will meditate also of all your work, and talk of your doings. Your way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God? You are the God that does wonders: you have declared your strength among the people. You have with your arm redeemed your people… Selah.[9]

As you encounter the Word and Spirit in meditation, an invitation to the throne of grace appears. God becomes more than a truth to study, or a being to read about.

Let us therefore Come boldly unto the throne of grace…[10] You will show me the path of life: in your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand there are pleasures for evermore.[11]

As you focus your attention and affection on His presence, you will experience the realm of His Spirit, [12] and walk as a child of light.[13]

Phase Five: CommunionLearn Language BookCoverImage

The fifth phase in meditation is face-to-face communion. Communion integrates the needs of self with the needs of another. You maintain an equilibrium between individuality and unity. You take responsibility for your own life and provide support for the one you love. Conflicts will arise from time to time, but as a result of the struggles from the previous stages you resolve them quickly. King David meditated on this reality.

I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.[14]

As you integrate your heart, soul, mind, and strength with the presence of God,[15] communion emerges with a passion that enraptures the soul. Earthly treasures become shadows in the love of his magnificent glory.


The brightness I sensed that day in my mentor’s living room was God’s excitement for His children coming to him in meditation. God’s favor was not affirming the shadow of the ritual, but the reality of the relationship. Meditation requires time, focus, and discipline. Those who walk in the Spirit and absorb his love will be his sons and daughters, and will share the secrets of eternal truth.[16]




[1] 1 Timothy 4:5 KJV

[2] Joshua 1:8

[3] Psalm 63:6-8

[4] Psalm 1

[5] Psalm 119:9-16

[6] John 17:1-5

[7] Romans 8:28

[8] Psalm 119:75-80

[9] Psalm 77:10-15

[10] Hebrews 4:16

[11] Psalm 16:11

[12] Revelation 22:17-19

[13] Ephesians 5:8

[14] Psalm 119:14-16

[15] Galatians 5:16-26

[16] Romans 8:1-6


Meditation: the secret place of the Father

Meditation: the Secret Place of the Father

logo pic for SozoIt was a spring Saturday. The aroma of fresh cut grass hung in the air. It was still morning and I was wiping sweat. My family lived in a 1920-something two-story white farmhouse, built on a knoll called Holly Hill, at the end of the road that bears the family name. I was 14. I finished mowing the lawn, and laid back on the porch. The warmth of the sun drew me in, and I took a deep breath.

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Does God want you in Meditation?


…the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding. – King David


It was a spring Saturday. The aroma of fresh cut grass filled the air. It was still morning and I was wiping sweat. I was 14 years old, had just finished mowing the lawn. My family lived in a 1920-something two-story white farmhouse, built on a knoll called Holly Hill, at the end of the road that bears the family name.  I lay back onto the porch. The warmth of the sun pulled me as I take a deep breath. As the energy of the sun’s light penetrates my skin a thought surfaces, “If God is light and eternal, can I meditate on his infinite glory and power.” Time seemed to slow as I began to imagine light. I absorb the warmth and sense comfort. I collect the energy and grip strength. I feel the rays

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