All Of Them Were Written In His Book

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that God is our savior every day!  See, even those guardian angels need backup.  LOL  As I read the message at twolisteners.org, I thought of Psalm 139.  It is so incredibly beautiful to me!  I just want to throw myself into our Heavenly Father’s arms whenever I read it.

“Your eyes saw my unformed body; all my days were written in Your book and ordained for me before one of them came to be.”  Psalm 139: 16 (BSB)

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 9, 2020, 10:54 a.m.

Saturday Silly – July 11, 2020

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“Oh, kiss my hiney, Brian; stop making fun of me” the seven year old shot at her older brother.  Mom, upon hearing this, stepped in.  “Leona, is that any way to talk to your brother,” she asked.  “Didn’t Jesus tell us to turn the other cheek, dear?”  To which the  precocious little darling replied, “Yes, but He didn’t say which one!”

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 9, 2020, 10:46 a.m.

And Amen!

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, bids us to joy in Him.  Some days it’s so hard to keep from just dancing through the day – literally!  I hope you’ll read the message yourselves at twolisteners.org

So, let’s begin the day in joyous celebration of His awesome love!  Thank you, Third Day!

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 7, 2020, 12:42 p.m.

Amen!

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that it is sin for us who know Him as Father, to doubt Him.  The longer I’ walk with our Heavenly Father, the more reasons I find to trust Him, and to rest assured in His steadfast love for us.  That being said, I want to share one of my favorite oldies with you.  Thank you, Gaithers for all the joy you bring me through your music!

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 7, 2020, 12:37 p.m.

Just Don’t Let Go Of His Hand

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that God knows where both you and He are going.  We’re told that God does indeed guide us.  But, He guides us with His eye; not ours.

Whenever I read this message, I think about being a little girl and walking with my uncle.  I didn’t know my way around town.  He did.  I didn’t even know the street names, or which shortcuts got us where faster.  He did.  And then, there were those days out with my grandmother.  I had no clue what all we had to get done before we went home.  She did.  She had the route and all the stops planned out; even a stop for a favorite treat once in  awhile.  This is what it’s like to walk with God.  He knows so much better than we do.  He’s known the end from the beginning, including all the changes in between.  One thing I was always sure of when I went out about town with my uncle or my grandmother.  I knew I was loved, protected, and in great company!  God loves you! So, just don’t let go of His hand.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 6, 2020, 12:04 p.m.

It Might Just Be For Your Tomorrow

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell reminds us that we are athletes in training.  We are not running a short sprint race.  We are running a much greater, and longer race than that.

We are supposed to reach the whole world, you see.  That means we have a long way to go, don’t we?  It’s a lifelong race, and sometimes grueling and painful.  I learned something looking back over my life one day.  So many things I had gone through prepared me for so many people and places I would find myself dealing with and working in, in the future.  This is what God means when He says He’ll give us treasures in darkness, and rivers in dry places.

In looking back, I also discovered something else. Those wonderful play-times with  my grandmother, the games and puzzles, and all those other things I loved so much, and was encouraged in, were things that played a part in my calling(s).  As I’m studying out how God deals with us, how He draws us, calls us, and prepares us, I see why God puts all those little interests, gifts, and talents within us.  Theses are the things He uses to draw us to the paths we are to walk in life.  That’s why it’s important to foster creativity in our children, and to help them develop their interests and talents.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 6, 2020, 11 44 a.m.

Know That It’s All Yours & Thank Him

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that God’s children are, indeed, very rich.  We’re bid never to think or say we can’t afford it.  Always, instead, focus on God’s faithfulness to us.

When we say we can’t afford it, we’re actually cutting off supply.  We really do need to get those negative words out of our vocabularies!  But, what if we say, “I will need to save up for that.  Maybe I can change some things in the budget.  Maybe I can take on a little extra work.”  That’s possibility thinking, or hope.  Then, we follow through; putting our faith into action, and trusting God to bring it all to pass.  The heart of man plans his course, but the LORD establishes his steps. (Prov. 16:9) (ESV)  Notice that you must plan in order for God to work it out.

Something I’ve found to be helpful in trusting God for supply, is to affirm to myself daily that in Christ Jesus, it truly is all mine.  The second thing is to just thank God daily for it.  Healing in my body,  heart, mind, and soul includes adequate nourishment-and folks, I FEAST!  I really do.  It never fails that some of my favorite things, and good for me things are marked down when I get to the store.  Sometimes, I’ve even had a craving for something in particular, and sure enough; someone drives up and hands it to me.  God’s awesome!  As long as I have wholeness/soundness in my body, heart, mind, and soul, I know I’ve got what I need.  The rest manifests as God chooses to give it; and He does know best.  He has perfect timing, too.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 2, 2020, 11:15

Be Quiet And Praise Him

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Today’s message from God Calling –  A.J. Russell, bids us to trust God.  “Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46) -and I encourage you to read the whole Psalm; it’s awesome.  Psalm 27 is also a great one.   There, King David asks, “Whom shall I fear?”  “Of whom shall I be afraid?”

I discovered sometime ago that reading these out loud not only stirs my spirit up in faith, courage, and even patience, but it also puts the spiritual realm on notice.  The powers and principalities, and hosts of spiritual wickedness are very real.  (Read The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis)  In Jesus’ Name, we have authority and power to over-rule them.  (Luke 10:20)  All that being said, put whatever it is in God’s hands, and just be quiet and praise Him.  It is, after all, the Lord’s Day!   This is one of my favorite praise songs.  Thank you, Chris Tomlin.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 1, 2020, 11:16 a.m.

Simplicity Helps In The Striving

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Happy Birthday, America!  God bless the USA!  May we have a beautiful and peaceful day, and may the spirit of unity as men and women of the human race prevail.

Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that God is our friend, as well as our Heavenly Father, our provider, savior, healer, and judge.  Getting to know Him in all those capacities really deepens and solidifies one’s relationship with Him.  In knowing Him and walking with Him, we become like Him.

The end of the message tells us to seek simplicity in all things.  As I thought about this in terms of relationships and generational curses, I was brought to the ten commandments.  I thought about the precepts and statutes of God.  He makes them perfectly clear to us, doesn’t He?  This makes, and keeps, the doing and being simple; don’t you think?  This is because we know what is expected of us, and what to expect from Him.  (Psalm 93:5) “Your decrees are very trustworthy; holiness befits your house, O LORD, forevermore.”

When we apply this principle to overcoming generational curses, to parenting -remember that new-born child within you -keeping it simple by knowing (1) what to expect. For example, when you’re living in an alcoholic or drug addict’s house, you never know if that person is going to be sober or drunk or high, or how incapacitated he, or she might be.  (2) What is expected of you as far as rules and requirements. This is the standard(s) and boundaries thing.  (3) What do you expect in and from this situation, environment, relationship, etc.  And, last but not least, what do you expect from you.  Lining ourselves up with God’s Word, and His will for us, helps to keep the expectations realistic and simple.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 1, 2020, 10:45 a.m.

 

Saturday Silly – July 4, 2020

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They were married 55 years ago on the Fourth of July.   She tells us that when they met, she was a showgirl and he swept her right off her feet.  He says they got married on the fourth of July so they could always say there were fireworks on their wedding night.  “But, after 55 years of marriage,” says he, “all I get nowadays is the Rockette’s red glare.”

Have a beautiful day!

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 3, 2020, 11:19 a.m.