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.

 

He’s Not A Fair-Weather Friend

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that Jesus is that friend that sticks closer than a brother.  (Proverbs 18:24)

The message speaks to us of perfection, referencing what Jesus said about being perfect as our Father in Heaven is perfect.  Quoting directly from the message: “Perfection, that perfection I enjoined on all, the being perfect as your Father in Heaven is perfect, is the being like the Great Friend and in turn becoming to others a Great Friend too.”  When I think about that, I think about how many times Jesus has let me down…which is NEVER!  I think about every time that I’ve needed something, didn’t know how I was going to get it, or how I’d be able to do it, or take care of it, etc.  I’d pray, especially in the early days, frantically, earnestly, and sometimes tearfully.  Jesus ALWAYS came through!  Heartbreaks, heartaches, bone-weary body, mind, and soul, Jesus was my comforter.  I lost count of how many nights He “tucked me into bed.”  I’ve felt those arms around me when I didn’t think my legs would hold me.  I heard that soft and gentle voice speaking words of encouragement and love when the world seemed overwhelming.  And I have heard that laughter and almost seen with my own eyes, a Savior, doubled over at some of my “moments.”  Yes, I have; in the Spirit, I sure have.  And, oh, how beautiful to be so loved and cared for.  What a great friend, indeed, is Jesus!

The other part of Proverbs 18:24 says, “a man with many friends may come to ruin…”  That’s a warning to us to choose carefully, whom we call friend; and about the people we allow in our inner circle.  That warning expands into what/whom we choose to listen to, learn from, etc.  The whole message is a powerful one, and I hope you’ll read it for yourselves at twolisteners.org.  Jesus’ words to us were pretty simple and straight forward.  We fail them when we over-think and complicate them.

Love you from Cafe Du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 2, 2019, 3:21 p.m.