One Step At A Time

Today’s message from God Calling – A. J. Russell, reminds us that the way we walk is one of uncertain future and faltering steps.

The Way is, however, not one of uncertain future. Nor do God’s steps falter. We are bid to put all fear aside and trust Him wholly. “Know,” says the message. We are admonished to walk assured of God’s promises; that He is leading, and that He will reveal Himself and His will and way to us.

The key to walking in assurance and power is to walk one step at a time. I don’t worry about whether or not God’s going to wake me up on this side – because I know that whether here or there, I will be with Him; and He will be with me. He is with us always, knows the end from the beginning, and has already prepared the victory for us. We have but to walk it out. And, the reason we do that, is to learn our true identity in Christ Jesus, and to master that identity as kings and queens in the earth. When we keep that mindset, holding fast to the truths in the Word of God, it gets a little easier to walk in assurance. One day, you realize that you’re no longer even wondering about the future, because you already know God is your future.

Someone asked me recently what I thought of all the suffering I’ve done. I told them, “I see it all practice to help me as a queen. -“Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’” (Matthew 2:15) You see, Jesus came to serve; not to be served. That’s the mark of a great ruler; don’t you think?

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September 15, 2020, 1:48 p.m.

Saturday Silly – September 5, 2020

Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that progress is the law of the Kingdom of Heaven. We are bid to rise ever higher and to strive to be ever better. Be better today than yesterday -this mindset actually freed me from fear of other’s opinions, from the competitive spirit, and from being a “cookie cutter” copy of everybody else. Only compete with yourself; then you’ll always be better. Don’t measure yourself up against anyone; measure yourself up against yesterday’s you. And don’t be so hard on yourself.

I was discussing this with a friend of mine. I said to her, “The message made me think of Lot and his family. He was the guy living in Sodom and Gomorrah. Try as I might, I just can’t figure out what happened with those two girls. I mean, talk about going two steps forward and three steps back! God sends two angels to save them from the disaster, rains down fire and brimstone and totally demolishes, not one, but two towns, and what do these two do on the mountain? It never occurred to either one of them to ask God to send them husbands. They could have had a Johnny Depp or Brad Pitt! God can do that!!!” My friend said, “Yeah, and don’t forget about their mother. She was the pillar of the community; worth her weight in salt.” Hmm…I’m sorry, I had to laugh! She’s a Bible study leader. My friend, not Lot’s wife.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September 4, 2020, 1:51 p.m.

Don’t Worry; Just Let Him Lead

eden08122015

Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that Jesus has it all under control.  If we just let Him lead, we can come out of unrest to rest, disorder to order, etc.  I’m living proof that He can; and we can in His Name, and with His help.  And can I say this? – Oh, how wonderful it is when peace surrounds you-within (heart), and round about you.

I love this song by Hillsong.  I think it goes perfectly with today’s message- I hope you’ll read it at twolisteners.org.  And I hope you are as blessed by this song as I am – every time I hear it!  What a great way to start the day!

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 9, 2020, 11:00 a.m.

Staying In That Rest

eden08122015

Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, bids us to come unto the Lord and rest…and to remain in that rest.  Quoting directly from the message: “Rest knows no fear.  Rest knows no want.  Rest is strong, sure.”

That tells me that when fear assails me, I must fight it.  When I feel lack of any kind, I must fight it.  I’m talking about lack within.  Lack of energy, lack of desire, lack of gratitude, etc.  Fear and lack go hand in hand.  “Rest is strong, sure.”  That means that I keep on keeping on, regardless of what it looks like, what someone says about it, what the general consensus may be, etc.  I stand on the Word of God.

No, we’re not to just go along lackidaisically.  But we don’t need to be immobilized by fear of anything.  We can be sure that God will provide, protect, lead, and guide us, etc.  We are to walk in that faith, not changing banners, but holding fast to the promises of God.  We are not moved, or motivated by fear.  We are held up, made strong, equipped by in the Word of God, and our faith in it.  The more readily we attack and fight fear and inner lack, the stronger faith becomes, and the more powerful the soul rest is.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September 23, 2019, 1:03 p.m.

You Can Be All of Them Too

eden08122015

Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that Jesus is all things to all men.  He meets each and every one of us at our deepest and immediate needs.  Did you need a comforter when you came seeking Him?  He came as a comforter to you.  Did you need strength?  He came as your strength.  Whatever it is, He fills the need.  He is in all and is all. (Ephesians 4:6)  Yes, He is; He said when we we’ve seen Him, we’ve seen the Father, right?  So, we are encouraged to see Him and His provision in each and every need of our own.

“The weak need My Strength.  The strong need My Tenderness.  The tempted and fallen need My Salvation.  The righteous need My Pity for sinners. The lonely need a Friend.  The fighters need a Leader.” – direct quote from the message.  Have you ever had to be strong for a friend or family member?  Have you ever hugged someone that needed to be hugged so very much?  How about being salvation to someone who’s had too much to drink or who is too ill or otherwise able to help themselves?  You were that to the man who fell on the street and needed someone to stay with him until the ambulance arrived.  Did you know that?  I don’t like the word pity; I prefer grace and compassion.  Sometimes that’s the hardest one, isn’t it?  No judging, just loving them anyway and walking it out with them.  I think you get the picture.  You are so very much more to those around you than you realize at times.  Don’t ever sell yourself short, because wait until Jesus shows you in Heaven all you were to the world you live in.  And believe me, it does multiply like those fishes and loaves.  Don’t be afraid to reach out, and never think you have nothing to give, or nothing of value to share.  God put it all within you.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, June 4, 2019, 11:21 a.m.