Always Seek The Silence – God’s There

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that God speaks in the silences.  We are bid to seek a silence when the noise within gets loud; to wait silently before Him.  You can read the message for yourselves at Two Listeners   Make it a habit to seek and run into the silence, when the noise gets on the inside of you.   God is there waiting to deliver you.  He spoke into my silence Thursday morning; right on time.  Thank you, Lord, for all those beautiful brothers and sisters out there, who hear your voice and obey.

Morgan Faleolo leads us so beautifully into the silence with this song!  May you be as blessed by it, as I am.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, February 13, 2020, 12:04 p.m.

Saturday Silly – February 15, 2020

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine Day.  As I’m writing this, I’m reminiscing about my first boyfriend.  I was in second grade.  I could tell he really liked me, because he was always snatching something off my lunch tray.  I really liked him too.  So, one day, I thought I’d let him know that.  As soon as he snatched my milk carton, I hit him over the head with the tray.

Now that I’m sixty, I think every day should be Valentine Day.  Hug or kiss somebody every day!  Yeah!  Things change when you’re sixty.  Sometimes, not for the better, either.  Like, when you’re sixty, you go to the bathroom, pull your pants down, the toilet flushes, you pull your pants back up and leave the bathroom…just to have to go right back in there.  I did that four times the other day, before I realized something was wrong with the “seeing-eye-toilet!”  Those sensors don’t always work right!

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, February 13, 2020, 1:42 p.m.

Keeping The Power Of Inspiration

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, bids us to allow inspiration to take the place of aspiration.  When we do this, the message tells us, there will always be plenty of work for us to do.

Job 32:8 tells us: “But it is the spirit in a person, the breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding.”  The power of inspiration can elevate whatever you’re doing.  That’s how we get all those awesome recipes, beautiful clothes, jewelry, decor, etc.  The difference between aspiration and inspiration is, first, who is in control (God or you/Spirit or flesh), and the second factor is time.  Are you rushing, hurriedly, or are you at peace and working at the right pace.  The right pace is the one that gets you through from beginning to end, one step at a time.  Remember what Jesus said about His yoke being easy and His burden being light.  It stops being a struggle when you go it one step at a time.  

Aspiration can bind us to time constraint, fear, doubt, and failure.  All those things limit us. Interestingly, the word “aspiration,” in medical terms, is not a good one.  It means you have taken a foreign object into your airway or lungs.  This can cause death. That means, what your’e doing can “suck the life right out of you.”

Keeping the power of inspiration involves making the choice not to settle for mere aspiration.  And, step one of keeping your inspiration, is to put inspiration first on your list, in regard to whatever you’re doing.  “in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:6) 

Make the choice to be inspired by love, which is what God is.  I think that’s one of the reasons we’re told to do everything as if unto the Lord.  Allowing love to inspire us, empowers us to envision the joy, peace, love, etc., in the end result.  This, in turn, brings life into the whole thing.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, February 12, 2020, 3:31 p.m.

Back To Spirit Converse With God

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that the greatest work we can do, is done in time spent alone with the Lord.  We need to take time to make time to just be alone with Him.  “You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life.  These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.” (John 5:39-40)  It’s about so much more than studying the scriptures, isn’t it?  I have to thank Him every day, that He has ordained praise out of my mouth!  Thank you, Heavenly Father!  Thank you, Jesus!  Please read the entire message from God Calling at twolisteners.org  it will inspire you to spend more time with Him.

I found this song to help us step into His Presence.  It’s titled “Where You Are.”  Thank you, Kalley Heiligental and Jeremy Riddle; you are such an inspiration to me!

P.S. Happy Valentine Day!

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, February 12, 2020, 3:04 p.m.

What If The Goal Is One Step Away?

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that the hardest, most grueling part of the race, is the last yard.  When I read this message, I think about Jesus’ arrest, trial, and crucifixion.  To everybody watching, it might have seemed as if He’d resigned himself to death.  To the two in the know (Jesus and God), it wasn’t the end at all.  It was the beginning of the battle for our freedom, and for the restoration of our authority and power here on Earth.

I’m posting the link to my February 11th post, because it applies exactly to this situation.  There are so many people who have lost, God knows what treasures, because they stopped running…with only one yard left to go…only one step…one prayer, etc., etc., etc.  Never give up; never! Remember that even when it seems as if you’re not going anywhere, the Spirit is always moving and working-within you, and around you.  Smoothing The Paths

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, February 11, 2020, 12:01 p.m.

Staying Conscious Of His Presence

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, bids us to cultivate and maintain our consciousness of God’s Presence with us, and within us.  As I’ve said before, it involves looking and listening with your heart, letting go of fears and pretenses, and embracing love, wherever and whenever possible.

I chose this song to get us into the consciousness mode.  Thank you, David Crowder!

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, February 11, 2020, 11:51 a.m.

Smoothing The Paths

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we have to, at all costs, keep our faith, and stay on the path laid out before us.  The message bids us to remember how Jesus came walking on the waves to the disciples.  The instant He was aboard ship, they were at the other shore.  We’re also reminded that a lot of God’s work has been hindered, or even marred, by our activity.

When I read this message, I think about the woman with the issue of blood.  She stayed on that “path” to Jesus.  She didn’t look left or right, she swallowed her fear, she got to Jesus.  She could have been stoned to death for even being in public in her condition.  I also think about Jericho.  The walls came down when they shouted.  God led them on a march round and round that city…going in circles…by all appearances, anyway.  That’s a lesson about trust, perseverance, and obedience.  It really doesn’t make sense to go round and round an enemy’s city, allowing them to see you, and giving them access to you, does it?  “God, we’re marching ducks here!”

When you look at that in the Spirit, though.  That’s a fierce, fierce army!  Psalm 8:40-42 comes to mind.  “You have made my enemies retreat before me…I beat them as fine as windblown dust; I trampled them like mud in the streets.”  When we are on a difficult path-and we’re fair game down here-(John 16:33), we have to put a battle plan into action to overcome the difficulties.  I came up with five keys to overcoming and gaining the victory.  1. Keep your standards and boundary markers in place.  2. Be proactive in affirming your faith, and staying filled with God’s Word.  3. Maintain your routine(s) and schedule(s).  *This is an order vs chaos thing  4. Persevere; keep going forward, or holding steady.  *Even when you feel like you’re just going in circles, or not moving at all, God’s still working it out within, and round about you.  5. Prayer, praise, and obedience are killer weapons in the Spirit.  *That’s where Jericho comes in-march and shout, even when it doesn’t make sense.  Obey God’s Word and His Voice-even when that doesn’t make sense.  And, don’t delay on that one.  God will tell you to give your last pair of shoes away or your last dollar…but you can’t see the blessings coming down; He can.  When you know it’s Him talking, obey.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, February 10, 2020, 5:00 p.m.