Releasing The Divinity Within You

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that to strive to improve attitude, calmness and serenity, courage, and love within, is to release the divinity within.

We are bid to seek out imperfections within, even the smallest ones, and to work at overcoming them.  It is when these things are righted, that we rise to the next level.  As we do this, miracles cannot help but happen, for they are naturally occurring according to the power released within us.  The saying, “if you want to change the world, change your mind,” is a very powerful revelation of the kind of power God has put within us.  The next step, then, is to reach out from that higher level.  Naturally, there will be,now, more power to create positive effects in the world around us.

I chose Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror,” to go with today’s post.  I hope it blesses your day.

Man in the Mirror  Michael Jackson

Love you from Café du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, October 15, 2019, 1:57 p.m.

Feeling Plenty Goes With Gratitude

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we are not paupers in the Kingdom of Heaven.  Rather, we are daughters of a King; the King of Kings, to be exact.

We are bid to feel the plenty that we have; to think thoughts of plenty.  When I read this message for the first time, it turned me around completely.  I realized that, at best, I had been merely accepting of whatever I had.  My thinking changed completely; from acceptance, to expectation and gratitude.

That feeling of plenty goes hand in hand with gratitude.  The expectation comes in as Jesus told us to do: “Seek and you shall find, ask and it will be given you, knock and it will be opened to you.”   I’ve told the story about the roast for four turned into stir fry for ten before.  That’s the illustration of expectation.  I didn’t see the roast as a roast anymore.  Rather, I saw it as a meal for a half dozen more people; a bigger meal.  I did ask Jesus to help me feed all those people.  The idea for stir fry came to me.  I had knocked on opportunity’s door, and it had been opened to me.  What a beautiful evening we all shared.  Yes, I did thank the Lord.

Making gratitude your attitude frames the day for plenty to manifest.  It empowers you to seek positive solutions and possibilities.  It will manifest in every area of your life, too.  You’ll find a way to streamline that project, and get it done a little earlier.  You’ll happen across a lunch special and be able to treat a coworker.  You may be able to leave work a little earlier because you saved time on that project, and that gives you the time to set a special table for hubby and yourself, or for the whole family.  Are you getting a picture of what I mean?

When we train our minds and mouths to speak plenty instead of lack, positive instead of negative, etc., we begin to sow seeds that will bring us plenty…abundance of life, and abundance in life.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, October 14, 2019, 2:43 p.m.

 

His Name – Still Powerful Today

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that Jesus’ Name is still as powerful today as it was all those many years ago.

As I read the message, I thought about all the times I had to remind myself of that.  His Name is still as powerful today, as it was the day I got saved.  I thought about my grandmother, and her testimonies of Jesus and His love.  It occurred to me, that every time she spoke His Name to me, the power of that Name was drawing, guarding, and guiding me to where I am today.  Jesus said He would draw all men unto Himself when He is lifted up.  Nowadays, trusting in that wonderful Name is as natural as breathing.  It doesn’t occur to me to doubt; not for a second.  I know He’s got my back, no matter what may come along.

The message tells us that the consciousness of His Name can lift the mood, change the atmosphere, and elevate thought, attitude, conversation, and, even actions.  I’ve had countless experiences that went from “nothing goin’ on,” to “oh, wow, this is going to be fantastic!” -just because I heard that Name in a praise song, or because I, or someone else, spoke it.  Jesus…what a beautiful Name it is, indeed.  It has the power to stop you dead in your tracks, back you up just a little, and wrap you in it’s warmth, peace, and love.  Sometimes, that’s exactly what one needs, isn’t it?  It has the power to open doors, and to close them.  It has the power to raise a dead thing to life, or to lay something that should be dead and gone to rest…and finally set you free from it.

The message bids us to be ever conscious of His Name, breathing it.  It is, in the spirit, our very breath, I believe.  Here’s a challenge.  Find three or four songs about Jesus’ Name.  Play them back to back, and just bask in the joy, peace, power, and love that it brings with it.  Now, have a wonderful day!

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September 12, 2019, 1:59 p.m.

Every Day Is A New One

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that God does, indeed, make all things new.

That might not fully hit you until you take a minute to think about those days you finally got there, it finally all came together, it went right this time!  “Behold, I make all things new,” said the Lord.  When I thought about that, and all those times, I realized I’m a new me every day, too.

What I mean is that, even though I’m the same person, I’m growing and gaining strength, patience, wisdom, all kinds of stuff.  So, really, I’m not the same as I was yesterday.  Today, I’m even better than I was yesterday.  You might not notice it at first, but it’s true.

The message speaks of becoming free of poverty and worry/fear.  That makes me think of Jesus’ words about worshiping God in spirit and in truth.  I also think about His question: “If the light in you is darkness, how great is that darkness?”  We are rich or poor in power, according to our poverty or wealth of spirit.  “As a man thinks, so is he,” is a very powerful truth.  If I’m new every day, even better than I was yesterday, perhaps I can do today, what I could not do yesterday.  Don’t give up!  Get a little newer, better-with your attitude, your patience, your perseverance, your love and joy of, and in life.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 20, 2019, 4:p.m.

Perfecting It All

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we are works in progress.  We are told to strive for perfection, by taking inventory at least weekly.  We are to check our attitudes, character, shortfalls, weaknesses, etc.  We’re also to look at that in regard to everything about our lives; from housework, or homemaking, to even self care.  Now, here’s a surprise.  You already are perfect in God’s eyes.  (John 17:22) You’re precious and honored in His sight.

When Jesus says, “Be ye perfect, therefore, as your Father in Heaven is perfect,” we all skip over that word, “Be,” and we start frantically doing.  Did you forget that God sees Jesus when He looks at us?  Yes, He sees Jesus’ righteousness, Jesus’ love, Jesus’ compassion, mercy, etc.  He attributes perfection to us the instant we come to Him.  (Hebrews 12:1-24) is a wonderful piece that speaks to us regarding this.  Verse thirteen tells us to make level paths for our feet.  This is what that inventory is about.  You check for any place, anything, that can be improved upon-even, and especially within.  The outward often manifests where the inward (spirit) is…be it depressed, anger, sloth, confusion, etc.  When we deal with those things, and include discipline and perseverance to correct them and the outward situations created by them, things change.  This is called progress, which is the rule of the Kingdom of Heaven.  2 Cor. 3:18, in the New Living Translation Bible says it this way: “So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.”  Also, Psalm 84:7 tells us we go from strength to strength until we appear before God in glory.

Sadly, I must tell you that we are all “only human.”  This is to say we are subject to fatigue, depression, laziness, confusion; all those things that clog up the spirit within, and weigh us down.  God knows that, though.  He’s given us the Holy Spirit and the power of prayer.  We can go boldly to the throne to confess and to get help.  He doesn’t love us any less at any given point in time-not one second of our lives!  You are already perfect in His eyes.  His love, grace, and mercy are going to help us manifest that-in this life.  As we manifest that glory to glory progression, it becomes the testimony that draws others to Him; and to Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 12, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Praise God For His Goodness!

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Here’s the song for the day!  This one works perfectly with today’s message.  When we get this attitude to stay in our awareness throughout the day, we’re sure to remain in that Sabbath Rest in His Presence.  Bethel Music does such an awesome job here!

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, June 25, 2019, 2:14 p.m.