Trust Him…He’s For You!

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I’m with Lauren Daigle today, to go with today’s post.  Let’s start the week with this attitude.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, October 21, 2019, 12:27 p.m.

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The Soul’ s Love Feast

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Today’s message goes hand in hand with Sunday’s message about no burden being irksome.  I hope you’ll read both messages at Two Listeners for yourselves.  Together, the two are a powerful revelation about love and obedience.  Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, is about the true love feast; the love feast for the soul.

First, I want to touch on yesterday’s message about acceptance of our Heavenly Father’s will.  It is, we’re told, the key to receiving divine revelation.  That’s true because God will only reveal Himself to those who willing to receive Him.  Now, Jesus told us that His yoke is easy, and His burden light.  That’s because that yoke is adjusted to each individual’s shoulders.  From that moment, the moment of acceptance of God’s will and of His Divine Intent, no burden is heavy or irksome.  We can also look at that scriptural statement another way.  The yoke is to be made easy, and the burden, made light.  So it is our responsibility to make things easier and more clear; and not heavy to bear.  That’s what God’s Divine Intent is for all.  That’s what Jesus came to bring to us: “I came that they might have life and have it more abundantly.”

When we keep these things in mind, we can more readily and easily see the obstacles, and the ways to remove them.  In today’s message, about the soul’s love feast, we’re bid to keep that listening ear.  Listen for the Lord’s voice in all things.  He warns us, He encourages us, He admonishes us, and He makes us laugh, filling us with joy and gratitude for His love.  Quoting directly from the message: “But oh! at each of these feasts, God-provided and God-championed as they were, you could not have known the rapture you may know as you hear the knocking and the Voice, and, opening, bid Me welcome to My Feast.”  That feast, we’re told, brings us the Lord’s tender companionship-“Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the age.”…and His divine sustenance.  “If any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” (Rev. 3:20)  This feast fills our soul with revelation of God’s Divine Intent in the thing you’re faced with, the task you’re given, the project you’re undertaking…in all things-great or small.  Even the littlest things are important to Him, because you are important to Him.  That Divine Sustenance is the strengthening of our faith, the new and fresh idea, the revelation knowledge needed to bring you the victory, the joy and peace that come with achievement and progress, etc.  It all starts with a simple willingness to accept God’s will for your life…which is the absolute best life you can have…the greatest joy and peace in each little moment.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, October 21, 2019, 12:20 p.m.

Saturday Silly – October 19, 2019

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Wowie!  We have so many holidays and observances during the month of October.  This is Evaluate Your Life Day…I don’t think I have to worry about that one…there are plenty of other people doing that for me.

It’s also National Cookie Month, and National Apple Jack month.  So, I’m buying some caramel apple cookies and some Apple Jack to wash them down with.  Since it’s Pastoral Care month, I just might get some for a Pastor friend of mine, and his wife, too.

It’s also German-American Heritage month, and National Pizza Month.  I’m working on a recipe for Bratwurst and Sauer Kraut Pizza.  I’ll be making the crust out of potato dumpling dough…Jawohl…

The second week of this month was Fire Prevention Week, and Pet Peeve Week.  I was reminded of the time my youngest son tried to toast a toaster strudel.  I was on the phone.  I felt him tap my arm.  I turned, and there he was, scared little face, eyes as big as saucers…and there were flames shooting out of the toaster.  I jerked the plug out of the wall and set the toaster in the sink for a couple of minutes.  And here’s where the pet peeve thing comes in…Why is it always ME who has to remember to clean the crumbs out of the crumb tray?!  LOL  Yes, toaster worked fine after we cleaned up the mess…and cleaned out the crumb tray…and luckily, there was still a toaster strudel left for my son.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, October 17, 2019, 2:51 p.m.

 

 

Sometimes It’s Lonely On Top…

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, remind us that the road we walk is often a lonely one.  The message is a really powerful one, and I hope you’ll read it for yourself at twolisteners.org

We’re told that it isn’t until we’ve failed, that we can know what humility is.  If you think those failures are lonely times, wait until you are, or are just about, on top of something.  Finally got a clue that staying high all day isn’t going to get you anywhere?  That means you’re on top of the cause of your problem…which means your buddies, who don’t see that as a problem, are going to have opposing views…and you may lose some friends; at least for awhile.  And, of course, the higher you rise up out of that thing, the more distance there may be between you and them.  That stuff hurts.  It’s confusing, frustrating, frightening, etc.  But hang in there.

All that is educational material.  It’s preparing you to help someone else out of that pit, through that darkness, and by those roadblocks.  Jesus knew what it was to feel that loneliness, that desertion by his friends, and what it was to walk that last mile all alone.  Most often, the last mile is the hardest because it’s the loneliest.  But keep walking.  I believe, it was those last miles that taught me how powerful humility really is; and how empowering.

What of those deserters?  Jesus gave those who deserted Him (Peter, for one) the power to heal the sick, to raise the dead, to bring light into the darkness of others’ lives.  Those lessons in humility are the very things that empower us to do the very same things…because they grow us in the grace and compassion of our Lord, Jesus.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, October 17, 2019, 1:43 p.m.

Seeing Your Perfection

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we have but to look to Jesus to see our perfection.  He is strength when we are weak, peace when all is chaos within, compassion in the face of adversity, or hatred, love in the midst of indifference, etc.

“My strength is made perfect in your weakness…”  Take this to mean that His Presence, His Promise, and His Power will all be strong in your weakness.  They will shine through it to bring you the victory, the peace, the love, the power to forgive.  Whatever your need is, Jesus’ teachings, God’s Word, and the Presence of the Holy Spirit can meet it, and exceed the need.  The weakness will be weakened and/or eradicated, and you will rise to the occasion, and to the next level.

We have but to trust, and to step out in faith.  We are bid, even to look away from sordid surroundings, from poverty, etc., and to focus on Jesus.  Focus on His beauty, His love, and His love for, and in, you.  That infuses us with the right spirit; the Holy Spirit, the “yes, I can,” attitude, or spirit.  As we remain focused on our Lord, we can begin to see possibility in our surroundings, circumstances, etc.  The rest is history if we step out in faith.

I chose “Remind me who I am,” by Jason Grey, to go with today’s post.  I hope it blesses you as it does me.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, October 16, 2019, 3:01 p.m.

Releasing The Divinity Within You

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that to strive to improve attitude, calmness and serenity, courage, and love within, is to release the divinity within.

We are bid to seek out imperfections within, even the smallest ones, and to work at overcoming them.  It is when these things are righted, that we rise to the next level.  As we do this, miracles cannot help but happen, for they are naturally occurring according to the power released within us.  The saying, “if you want to change the world, change your mind,” is a very powerful revelation of the kind of power God has put within us.  The next step, then, is to reach out from that higher level.  Naturally, there will be,now, more power to create positive effects in the world around us.

I chose Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror,” to go with today’s post.  I hope it blesses your day.

Man in the Mirror  Michael Jackson

Love you from Café du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, October 15, 2019, 1:57 p.m.