Happy Easter One And All! He is Risen!

Do you know the king

 

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu                                                                                                  Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, April 18, 2019, 1:51 p.m.

Picture  of Jesus, courtesy of Google/ Pastor Chris’s Blog @ http://www.pastorchrismullis.com

 

Saturday Silly – April 20, 2019

eapr_easter_happy_mtl_03 He said He’s going to rise after three days…I wonder if He’ll ask me if the eggs are kosher.  Of course they are!  They’re not deviled yet…

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Love you from Cafe du Mondieu                                                                                                Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, April 18, 2019, 1:38 p.m.

 

It’s a Love Thing

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Today’s message, on Good Friday,  from God Calling -A.J. Russell, is this:  “All you have missed you will find in Me, the Soul’s Lover, the Soul’s Friend, Father — Mother — Comrade — Brother. Try Me.”  Thus says the LORD, again and again, all throughout the Bible, in all of creation, and within your own heart every day.

I can tell you from personal experience, this is truth!  Jesus loved my soul back to life.  Jesus has been my best friend, and always will be.  Jesus has been father and mother to me.  Jesus, my comrade, my brother, my savior, my Lord, my King, my very life.

The Song of Solomon 2:4 is referenced in today’s message:  “He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.” (KJV)  As I think about my Jesus, hanging on the cross, tears come.  Tears of gratitude, tears of joy because He loves me so, and tears of compassion for all who don’t know Him and his awesome, awesome love.  My prayer is that all men will know come to Him, and love Him.  God bless you all.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, April 18, 2019, 1:22 p.m.

For the Remission of Sins

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Today is Holy Thursday, or Maundy Thursday, for Christians around the world.  Our Lord, Jesus gathered for the Last Supper with the disciples this day.  He prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, was arrested, and taken to face the Sanhedrin.

As I was walking along this morning, I thought about Jesus’ side being pierced, and blood and water gushing out from his heart.  God showed me  about (Mark 8:35 ) -“For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.”   The life is in the blood.  When that blood gushed out of Jesus’ heart, the power to renounce mere human, worldly life, ran out.  The power to take on divinity and spiritual life, real life, came to us through that. That’s what that blood represented   “Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.” (John 6:53)  The water represents weak living, living with untruths, and confusion.  The new wine is the Holy Spirit.  So when that water ran out, we were bestowed with the authority and power to put sin and destruction away from us, and be empowered, guided by, and walking in the power of the Holy Spirit.  The flesh of the Son of Man is glorified; powerful, and in authority over sin and destruction.  Flesh and blood cannot enter the kingdom of Heaven.  Neither, then, can it enter the Spiritual realms to defeat the hosts of spiritual wickedness.  That’s why we need Jesus’ flesh.

“Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you.  This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” (Matt. 26:28)  The King James version uses the word remission instead of forgiveness.  Both mean to have a debt cleared.  But we also use the word remission when we talk about illnesses like cancer, and even chronic diseases.  Some chronic diseases can go into remission.  An example is Lupus, and also MS.  That kind of remission means there is “a diminution of the seriousness or intensity of disease or pain; a temporary recovery.”  There’s a powerful revelation in that statement.  There is a loss of power of the disease that is implied.  There is an implication of power being restored to the patient.  And check out that word, seriousness.  That’s as if Jesus were saying, “Don’t sweat it, turn and repent from it; and repent boldly!”  What I mean by that is that there is hope; Jesus is that hope, that power, and that authority.  He’s given that to us through His sacrifice on Calvary.  Do you remember when  Mary and Martha sent word to Jesus that  Lazarus was dying? (John 11:14)  Jesus said , “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.”  1John 5:17 tells us: “All unrighteousness is sin, yet there is sin that does not lead to death.”  But the way we break its hold on us is through repentance and forgiveness.  Jesus is faithful and just to forgive us when we confess our sins.  Satan would have us fear punishment, and turn and run in the wrong direction, instead of boldly approaching the throne, and getting our Lord’s help.  He knows we can’t do it without Him.  (1 John 1:9)  We have nothing to fear then.  Thank you, Jesus!  And thank you for loving us so.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu                                                                                            Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, April 18, 2019, 12:59 p.m.

 

Never Feeling Inadequate

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Happy Palm Sunday!  Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest!

Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we need to retreat into silence, or quietness, until calm is restored within, whenever we feel ruffled.

We are admonished never to feel inadequate for any task.  There is a difference between being unprepared and being inadequate.  We may be unprepared (lacking tools, knowledge, materials), but we are never inadequate for any task that God gives us to do.  2 Corinthians 12:9 is referenced,  saying to us, “my grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in your weakness.”  Another one comes to mind as I read the message.  It is “I can do all things through Christ Jesus, who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)  Still another is found in Psalms.  All throughout Psalm 18 the LORD’s power and love are revealed to us.  Psalm 18:32 tells us that it is God who arms us and makes our way blameless.

The feeling of being inadequate is actually that same question in disguise…”if you are the son of God…”  That’s a negative emotion meant to bind our hands and feet, and cloud our thinking.  We need to battle that immediately when it crops up.  We need to replace that with an “I am that I am,” attitude.  We are creators, filled with creativity.  This means when I need to learn something, I can, because I have the mind of Christ.  It means I can tap into creative energy and come up with great ideas and effective solutions to problems, etc.  That’s why it is important to retreat into that place of quietness and commune with the Holy Spirit when we are assailed by those negative emotions of doubt, fear, and inadequacy.  The victory is already ours; we have but to walk in it.  Those negative emotions are just stumbling blocks in the road before us.        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoM0AT8fBvs

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu                                                                                                    Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, April 11, 2019, 2:18 p.m.

Saturday Silly – April 13, 2019

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Hmm…I think that might be an Easter Egg…

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What did the jockey shout to the young horse named Thicket?    “Run, Forest, Run!…okay, I know…but I so love Tom Hanks and that movie!   Picture courtesy of Pinterest    PS – I think the horse is one of the most beautiful animals to watch, and I absolutely love horses!

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu                                                                                            Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, April 11, 2019, 1:55 p.m.

The Grave Clothes

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, beckons to us to enter the risen life.  Rise from the tombs of your old life to life with Christ Jesus.

Luke 24:12 comes to mind when I read this message.  “Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. And after bending down and seeing only the linen cloths, he went away wondering to himself what had happened.”  The grave clothes were left behind.  John 20:7 tells us the cloth that had covered Jesus’ head was laying separate from the other linen cloths, and folded up neatly.

There’s a really powerful message in that.  The grave clothes, the shroud, represent to us all the excuses, all the false beliefs and wrong agreements, and all the fears we’ve been wrapped in.  The shroud kind of protects the corpse as it decomposes, and keeps the decomposition  from being visible outwardly.  The cloth that covered Jesus’ head was neatly folded up and kept separate from the shroud, though.

That cloth\, to me, represents the mind of Christ.  God’s promise to us when we become His children, and when we turn to the Lord for help.  You see, that crown of thorns represents the hedged in mind we have.  The thorns were about an inch and a half long, and pierced Jesus’ scalp.  They made Him bleed from His head.  A wounded mind, pierced by doubt, anxiety, fear, degradation, hatred, confusion, and chaos, and so much more negativity than there’s room to mention here, will cause your spirit to bleed.  Your life will bleed from the wounds that , then, often come self-inflicted as well.  That face cloth represents the healing power of our Lord, and of God’s love.  We may have to refer back to the things on that cloth from time to time.  We can gain strength, compassion, measure the distances we’ve come, etc., from looking back at that face cloth-because now, it’s neatly folded, and in it’s proper place.   Jesus wipes away the blood and the tears.  He helps us to put everything in the past neatly into place, and to fold it up and put it away.  He helps us make sense of it all.  And what we can’t make sense of, He helps us to let go of.  There are things that won’t make sense here.  They will one day in Heaven.   Now about that empty tomb…One of my favorite praise songs says it all!

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu                                                                                                      Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, April 8, 2019, 12:01 p.m.