Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we talk too much at times. I know I sure can get wordy when I’m writing these posts. Still, when it’s the words are spoken, it doesn’t seem like there’s that much. But, we have to keep in mind that God is very efficient, and loves simplicity.
The message is actually about pushing ourselves to speak to someone, or speaking to someone who isn’t ready to hear. “Be not too ready to speak to others. Never make yourselves do this. Pray always that the need may be apparent, if you are to do this, and the guidance very plain. My Spirit has been driven out by the words of men. Words, words, words.” That’s a direct quote from the book. I have often found that a hug, a smile, a simple thank you or God bless you, convey so much more than all the words I might have found to speak could. Jesus was a man of few words, actually, when it came down to the wire. “Take heart, you sins are forgiven.” “Talitha Cummi, rise.” “Lazarus, come out,” and of course, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” That’s just a few, but they all changed the world for some of us.
I had a young lady walk up to me recently, and offer me one of those beautiful cactus leaf crosses you see being made on Fremont Street Experience; and probably on the Strip as well. She said, “Excuse me, would you like this?” I said, “It’s beautiful; is it a gift?” “Yes,” she replied, “You can have it.” I said, “Thank you, and God bless you.” Then I hugged her. She was smiling when she left me; and I smiled all day long. As a matter of fact, I’m smiling now, remembering it. She made my whole week! I have that cross tucked safely away, awaiting it’s new home-which hopefully will come soon. I’m pretty sure I will have to smile every time I see it. What a beautiful young lady, and what a beautiful gesture to reach out like that. Okay, ’nuff said.
Love you from Cafe du Mondieu
Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, April 22, 2019, 3:14 p.m.