Success is at His Throne

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that it is through obedience to truth that we obtain the prizes.  An example would be that six pounds I lost because I walked diligently approximately 16 miles a day.  The truth is that I needed to walk more than I was walking to get the weight to come off.  I obeyed that truth, and the weight came off.

You have to be careful about words like prize, reward, even blessing and the like.  You see, our ideas of what those things are, and God’s ideas of what they are, are very often different.  Blessing, for instance, is something that I walk in daily, ever since the moment I became a child of God. -Even before that because I had a praying Grandmother.  I am blessed.  Prizes are great fun to win, but I’m not in competition with anyone.  There is no earthly prize that compares to the love of God.  The prize I want to win is a clear, concise understanding of His Word, His Word to me, and His Heart and Will toward all.  As for the rewards…Oh, my goodness, when I’m sitting with my cup of coffee and surveying my nice clean and orderly space…that’s a reward.  The space is now ready for me to create in.  We often don’t think in those terms because we’re here in a material world.  We don’t really think of rewards being of an emotional nature, or of spiritual revelation being prizes.

“When your material goal is reached then the material will serve only to attain the spiritual.”  -a direct quote from the message.  God seeks those who worship Him to worship in spirit and in truth.  The more we become attuned to truth in our situations, events, daily living, the more we are able to connect that with spirit.  Finally, the two merge, and it becomes second nature to seek to attain the spiritual first.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, June 14, 2019, 2:30 p.m.

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Thank You, Heavenly Father

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Bonus song for the day.  Thank you, Heavenly Father, for your love, and for your love in my life.  Thank you to all the “Dads” in my life, for your counsel, your help, your time, your patience, and your peace, given to me just when I needed it most.  I love you much more than I will ever be able to express.  May your day today, and every day, be blessed with love and beauty, the joy and peace of the Lord.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, June 16, 2019, 10:13 a.m.

Seek Him Early & You Won’t Have to in the Storm…

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Happy Fathers’ Day, Gentlemen, one and all!

Today’s message from God Calling -A.J. Russell, bids us to seek the Lord early-before He gets crowded out by what we call life.  We are admonished to rest in God’s truths, to walk in His ways, and to seek that rest just as eagerly in the good times as we do in the bad times.

When I read this message, I think about mornings when I’m sipping my coffee outside.  Often a little bird or two, sometimes three or four, alight close by and begin to chirp and trill happily.  Do you know that’s God?  Yes, indeed.  That’s one way in which He sends us joy and beauty through His creation.  Experiencing that completely changes your day.  There’s a joy that settles on you and stays with you throughout the day, all because of the silly little birds.  That’s the resting in His ways and truths.  When we seek God in the things around us, He will be found by us; and the question of whether or not He’s with us in the storm, won’t even arise.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, June 12, 2019, 1:58 p.m.

Saturday Silly – June 15, 2019

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And, oh, so very sweet!

JesusAndChild “You see, Jesus, I got my allowance on the first of June, and I’ve been waiting 15 thousand years to give God His Father’s Day card.”

You are His card, Sweetie!   Picture courtesy of Integratedcatholiclife.com

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, June 10, 2019, 11:31 a.m.

Saturday Silly – June 8, 2019

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thumb_me-downloading-another-picture-of-a-woman-swimming-for-her-35480200Don’t potty in the pool on this Dolphin’s watch!

Today is Word Ocean Day, by the way.  Be mindful not to pollute and to do what you can to protect our oceans every day.  Picture courtesy of Google.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka ) Eden Stillwater, June 5, 2019, 4:17 p.m.

 

Saturday Silly – June 1, 2019

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June is Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month.   That would explain the dream I had last night about my Aunt and Uncle moving into the refrigerator

Girl Corn Cob Cartoon CharacterOh, God, that’s corny!  Think I’ll just make like a banana and split…cartoon_stock_2017_096457

I do love Banana Splits, though; for real!  I only eat one every once in awhile…cuz, well, I don’t want my pants to split.  OMG! orangeOrange you glad we’ve come to the end of this post?

Images courtesy of Google

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, May 30, 2019, 3:31 p.m.

 

The Roots Must Keep Growing Deeper

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Happy Memorial Day, One and All!  May your day be beautiful, and blessed with precious memories.

Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we must continue to dig deep into the things of God-His Word, Encouragement in the Spirit, People places and things that build up and strengthen faith and spirit, etc.  Keeping faith and spirit strong is crucial to a child of God.  This ensures that we are rooted and grounded firmly in Christ Jesus.  It is vital to empowering us to continue to walk as His children and serve as ministers of His gospel in this world.  You can’t bless others if you, yourself have nothing.  Life in this world drains a spirit of real life, of power.  If we aren’t rooted and grounded firmly, we’ll tire, wither, and even give up.  God doesn’t want to lose a single soul; so we can’t give up.  We only have a little further to go.  When I read this message, I think of Jesus praying alone in Gethsemane.  “Couldn’t you watch with me for one hour,” He asked the disciples who had fallen asleep.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, May 24, 2019, 1:42 p.m.