The Higher We Reach…

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I chose this song for today’s post because it inspires me to look up, to reach up, to step up.  Hillsong with Grace to Grace…

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 18, 2019, 2:14 p.m.

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Sometimes You Just Need To Run There!

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This song goes with today’s post so well.  When you’re on your last fiber of sanity, peace, patience, love, grace…you know.  You don’t want to anymore…you just don’t want to…and that almost doesn’t bother you.  You need to just RUN THERE!

Hillsong is one my favorite worship groups.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 18, 2019, 2:19 p.m.

The Greatest Distance

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Today’s message from God  Calling – A.J. Russell, speaks to us of the distances between souls and hearts.

We’re bid to abide in God’s love, in His presence, to remain close to Him.  We’re told that false words, fears, doubts, etc. are the things that keep us distant from Him.  What we don’t often think about is that the very same things hold true in our human relationships.  Angry words spoken in haste, fear instilled in someone-and that includes insecurity about being loved, these things create distance between two hearts.  They tear souls, and tear souls apart.

The message in the book is really powerful, so I hope you’ll visit their website, and read it for yourselves.  twolisteners.org

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 17, 2019, 2:27 p.m.

Saturday Silly – August 16, 2019

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I was doing some reminiscing about Montana the other day.  I had been checking out the Wolf and Bear Center up by Yellowstone Park.  I love the wildlife and wide open spaces in Montana.  One of my loves as a teenager there was a Native American boy.  I loved his sense of humor most.  Most Montanans have a pretty good sense of humor…and they love to tell those “Big as the Big Sky” stories.  

One beautiful Saturday morning, He and I headed out to a little butte just outside of the reservation.  His grandma and grandpa lived on the reservation.  We were going to spend the morning exploring, and then have a nice picnic lunch.  After lunch, he said he’d promised to send a smoke signal message to his grandpa, at home.  He built a fire, took a blanket out of the back of the truck, and sent some smoke signals up.  Then he asked me if I would like to learn some smoke signals!  “Won’t that be fun,” he asked.  I thought that was awesome.  I thought anything he did was awesome.  He gave me the blanket, and said, “Okay, you’re going to signal the word, “butte.”  Then Grandpa will know where we’re at.”  Then he said, “Just kind of swoop it down, and sweep it slowly over the fire. That’s “butte.”  I did as he told me to.  He said, “Hmm, I don’t think you got it quite right, honey.  You swept too fast. Try again.”  Again, I swooped and swept-slowly, of course.  “No,” said he.  “This time, swoop just a little bit slower.  But the sweep was good there.”  Again, I swooped-slowly, and swept.  Right about that time, we heard sirens.  Up the hill came this little fire engine.  I thought, “Oh no, we’re in trouble for having a fire up here.”  The fire truck stopped and a couple of Native American firemen got out.  “What’s the trouble,”  one asked?  “there’s no trouble”, I said.  “I was just learning smoke signals. I signaled “butte” to tell my boyfriend’s grandpa where we’re at.”  “No,” said the fireman.  “You signaled, “My butt’s on fire!”  Some of those Native American boys are real pranksters!  Those firemen were his cousins.  I used to be soooo gullible!  That was my “Big as the Big Sky” story.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 16, 2019, 1:35 p.m.

Rest in Work, Work to Rest

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that forced, or tired work never shows the best within us.  We’re told that it is wrong to force work.

As I think about the message, I think about all the times Jesus withdrew to be alone.  I’m sure He needed rest from all the activity, the stress of dealing with the haters, and of the upcoming events that He knew He would have center stage in.

Our lives are no different.  We have all kinds of acitivity going on around us all the time.  We’re involved in all kinds of activities.  We deal with haters, nay-sayers, doubt, and fatigue at any given point in time, too.  It’s stressful.  We have upcoming events like deadlines, finals, presentations, etc.  The spot-lights will be on us then, won’t they?  That’s stressful too.  It can be, anyway.  It can make the projects, the problems, and the prospects seem overwhelming.

That’s when we need to step back and recharge.  We need to work, then, at resting in quietness and confidence; strengths we’ve already gained.  We need to draw on our knowledge of who and whose we are, and all the gifts and talents He’s given us.  He never calls us to do anything without empowering us to do it.  When we work to rest in those truths, and in the peace of confidence in Him, and in ourselves, the tables turn in our favor.  We are rewarded then, with restful work.  No flurry, hurry, worry, etc.  Just a peaceful and restful soul at work.  I’m smiling now, because of Jesus’ words: “Come to me all ye, who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.”  Also, “Greater things than these shall you do because I go to my Father in Heaven.”  I know, that’s taken a little out of context; but, it’s true.  He does go to the Father and intercedes for us.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 15, 2019, 12:22 p.m.

Look at Your Beautiful Saved Self!

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Amazing Grace is the song I chose to go with today’s post.  There are still times I cry when I sing this.  Thank God there is now no condemnation in Christ Jesus…Just strength, peace, and power to go boldly to the throne of Grace, and learn how to do it right this time.  Praise God!  Chris Tomling does this song so well!

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 15, 2019, 12:32 p.m.