Know That You Know, That You Know

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we, not only have the right to live in peace and joy, but also, the responsibility to.

There’s a very powerful statement in the message: “Success is the result of work done in peace.”  That tells me a couple of things.  First, it tells me that I have to be at peace within, if I want to make real progress outwardly.  By that, I mean manifesting positive change outwardly.  If I am not happy with myself, if I am hurting or confused, or angry within, etc., I’m not in a state conducive to positive change.  Secondly, it tells me that I must work to bring peace to another, if I want to truly help them.  First peace, then process, then, progress.  Finally, it tells me that I shouldn’t measure success by the wrong things.  There was a time in my life when just making the bed daily was a victory, a success.

Anything that brings peace, as long as it isn’t compromise with evil, is a success; it’s progress.  Of course, peace with evil, isn’t really peace, is it?  We have to be careful what we’re making peace with, also.  Sometimes, what we mistake for peace, can actually be compromise in the wrong direction, or even surrender.  Never surrender your peace, and the joy arising from true peace, to anything or anyone except the Lord, and the Word of God.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September 16, 2019, 10:57 a.m.

 

Keepin’ It Peaceful Inside

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that peace within is worth every effort it takes to get it, and to keep it.  We are bid to stop everything until we’ve regained it.

Nothing of this world is worth losing yourself to.  Imagine your heart, mind, and soul to be made of glass.  Every time we let someone, or something destroy that inner peace, it’s as if they’ve thrown a rock through the glass and left a hole in it.  Pretty soon, the holes run into one another, and one day the whole thing just crumbles.

Inner peace is that peace with does pass all understanding.  It is, not only the peace between us and God, and the peace we have because of God.  It is also the peace we have with ourselves.  That one is really important because that’s where the weakness is.  That peace can be very, very fragile.  We guilt and shame and blame ourselves…sometimes over the silliest things, really.  We let others’ opinions disturb our peace, even to the point of it being destroyed completely.  There are a lot of people who have to check themselves into a mental hospital because someone has destroyed their inner peace.

This is where standards and boundaries come in.  This is where diligence comes in.  This is where steadfastness, or stubbornness comes in.  You not only have the right to define and protect your inner peace, you have a responsibility to.  One of the greatest things I learned from Jesus, is that very thing.  He drew the line, He walked the line, and He didn’t let anyone cross that line.  No, inner peace doesn’t mean you’ll never get mad or upset at, or over anyone or anything.  It means that no matter what’s going on, no matter how angry, upset, or overwhelmed you are, you know who and whose you are.  And you do the same thing Jesus did.  You draw the line, you walk the line, and you don’t let anyone cross that line.  You are a child of God Almighty, the Creator.  You are master over everything in the world that man must deal with.  It is not master over you, so, don’t allow it to master you.  When we learn this, it’s much easier to get up, dust yourself off, and keep going.  It’s also easier to stay on your feet in the first place.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 22, 2019, 7:08 p.m.