Who Are You?

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, bids us to trust Him; to know His divine power.  We are to seek safety in the secret place, where His glory dwells.

I was studying Isaiah 51 this morning.  Verses 12 and 13 come to mind.  “I, I am he who comforts you; who are you that you are afraid of man who dies, of the son of man who is made like grass, and have forgotten the LORD, your Maker, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, and you fear continually all the day
because of the wrath of the oppressor, when he sets himself to destroy?”  That’s such a powerful revelation; not only about God’s power, but about who you became when you became a child of God.  Did you notice how he’a asking us about being afraid of man-as if  there is a differentiation between man and us (the children of God)?  

When that hit my spirit, it almost knocked me over.  I thought about Jesus’ words: “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.” (John 5:24-ESV)  There is no evil that can defeat us. Jesus has given us power over all the enemy; even death.  Our God is an awesome God!  By the way, that whole chapter in Isaiah is awesome too.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 14, 2020, 12:51 p.m.

Know That It’s All Yours & Thank Him

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that God’s children are, indeed, very rich.  We’re bid never to think or say we can’t afford it.  Always, instead, focus on God’s faithfulness to us.

When we say we can’t afford it, we’re actually cutting off supply.  We really do need to get those negative words out of our vocabularies!  But, what if we say, “I will need to save up for that.  Maybe I can change some things in the budget.  Maybe I can take on a little extra work.”  That’s possibility thinking, or hope.  Then, we follow through; putting our faith into action, and trusting God to bring it all to pass.  The heart of man plans his course, but the LORD establishes his steps. (Prov. 16:9) (ESV)  Notice that you must plan in order for God to work it out.

Something I’ve found to be helpful in trusting God for supply, is to affirm to myself daily that in Christ Jesus, it truly is all mine.  The second thing is to just thank God daily for it.  Healing in my body,  heart, mind, and soul includes adequate nourishment-and folks, I FEAST!  I really do.  It never fails that some of my favorite things, and good for me things are marked down when I get to the store.  Sometimes, I’ve even had a craving for something in particular, and sure enough; someone drives up and hands it to me.  God’s awesome!  As long as I have wholeness/soundness in my body, heart, mind, and soul, I know I’ve got what I need.  The rest manifests as God chooses to give it; and He does know best.  He has perfect timing, too.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 2, 2020, 11:15

It’s About The Beauty Of The Lord

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that everything we need can be found in our Lord, Jesus Christ.  That statement carries the most powerful revelation you’ll ever get in this life.  Ready?

God is love. (1John 4:16)  Jesus said, “when you see me, you’ve seen the Father.” (John 12:45, 14:9)  Thus, Jesus is LOVE, personified.  Everything love is, is Jesus. (1 Cor. 13:4-13, Gal. 5:22-23, Ephesians 5:8-10)

Psalm 27:4 – “One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.”  This Psalm is referenced by the message in the book.  All of the above scriptures tell me that love is my most crucial need.  It tells me that love is my most powerful weapon, tool, medicine, nourishment, shield, comforter, and inspiration.  It’s all I need, and the rest will follow.  (Seek first the Kingdom of Heaven, and all these shall be added unto you as well.) – Matt 6:33  And, all the other things of the Spirit, can, and will be found by you, in Christ Jesus, as well.

That’s the revelation.  Seek Him first.  Seek out everything about Him; all He is and all He has.  That’s what you are meant to be, were created to be, and what you have, and have had from the beginning.  It is rightfully yours as a child of God.  Take it, hold fast to it.  Don’t let go of it, no matter what.  Just like he did with Adam and Eve, Satan is trying to get you to turn loose of it.  They already were like God.  “Let us make man in our image (LOVE), and after our likeness (LOVE).” (Genesis 1:26)  Once you see, and experience the beauty of love, as it is meant to be, there is nothing more desirable.  

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, October 1, 2019, 11:25 a.m.

The Other Version

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So, I there I was, in the ladies room at the courthouse, when I heard this lady singing, what I thought, at first, was Blessed Assurance.  But she sang, “Triple insurance, the Countach is mine…I’m a rich woman, because you crossed the line…I got your mansion, the boat, and the car…Oh, thank you, Jesus, it’s been a good day so far…”  I almost laughed out loud, but I managed not too.

I don’t think she knew I was in there, because she went on to pray.  “Thank you, Lord, for blessing me so richly today.  But, Lord, when you said blessings would overtake me, I sure didn’t think you meant that guy would almost run right over the top of me in that intersection.  I’m just glad I had the car in park, or I might have rear ended someone too.  I almost choked on my handbag!  It was the only thing I could find to stuff in my mouth, so she wouldn’t hear me laughing.  OMG!!!!!

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September 19, 2019, 3:13 p.m.

Saturday Silly – September 21, 2019

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“I’m going to sue you to death,” said the woman to the guy who’d just rear ended her.  “When I finish with you, I’ll have your mansion, your boat, and that Lamborghini Countach!”  The man, a prominent attorney, and the woman’s ex-husband, shook his head in disbelief.  “We’ll see about that,” he replied.  “You aren’t getting one more red cent out of me!”

The police officer stepped in between the two and said, “Now listen, you both need to calm down so I can take your statements, and get the reports done. You, first, Maam.  Tell me what happened.”  “Well,” replied the woman, here I was waiting for the light to turn green, when he came roaring up from behind me, crossed over into my lane, and just smashed right into me!”  The police officer said, “that must have been scary, to get rear ended like that.”  “You bet it was,” replied the woman.  “I’m just glad I had the car in park, or I might have gone right into the intersection and hit somebody too.”  “Like I said,” said the woman’s ex-husband, “You’re not getting one more red cent out of me!”

I was walking along and I started singing this silly song about a Countach, and the next thing you know, I had this Saturday Silly for you.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September 19, 2019, 3:26 p.m.

Walking In Love Is A Twofold Thing

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, bids us to walk in God’s Love.  We sometimes forget that this is a twofold thing, and that we must put first things first.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.  The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30&31)  We all do our best to walk in love toward our fellow man.  We pray for them, we give where and what we can, we try to lift others up, etc.  But, we don’t often really think about exactly what that second greatest commandment says-about loving ourselves.

That’s step one in regard to this commandment.  The most important part of loving yourself, is to love the LORD/Lord with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.  But, do you know that you are also to walk in His love toward you?  We don’t really give that a lot of thought; because we’re usually busy trying to do good things, to do the right things, etc.  That’s one of the reasons we get weary and suffer from burnout.

I couldn’t believe how much my life changed-for the better-when I made time every day, just to be with Jesus.  Just to bask in His love for me wipes the whole world away from my spirit.  It fills me with such strength, with peace, and with joy.  There is a joy that nobody can take away from you.  It’s the joy of knowing how very loved and cherished you are by God Himself.  Yes, God Himself loves and cherishes us.  One of my favorite Psalms is Psalm 8.  It tells us about God’s love for us.  Sometimes, it still leaves me awestruck.  I encourage you to make a little time each day, just to be with the Lord.  Read about His love for us.  Listen to the praise music that tells us of His love.  Just bask in the knowledge, the peace and joy, of being a child of God Most High.  Then, walk in that knowledge, staying mindful of it always as you go along.  It makes the second part of that commandment so much easier!  It also makes loving yourself, being good to yourself, and making better choices for yourself easier.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September 7, 2019, 10:36 a.m.

The Reward of Faith

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that faith is, indeed, rewarded.  Abraham, by faith, believed God, and did become a father.  Moses’ faith is also cited.  Their faith was the reward, or at least, part of it, because it is what kept them going.  It is what strengthened them and their resolve.  And, in turn, those (strength and resolve, determination) strengthened their faith.  I want to go with Abraham’s faith.

Abraham’s faith was counted unto him, by God, as righteousness.  Quoting from Dictionary, here are some of the definitions I found:  goodness, virtue, uprightness, decency, integrity, worthiness, high-mindedness, nobility, noble mindedness.  Yes, there are also those like: sinless, innocence, piety, and morality.

The ones I want to focus on are the ones in Italics.  They are the ones that strengthen and empower faith.  They make faith it’s own reward.  They have to do with so much more than piety, being sinless, with innocence and morality.  Piety, innocence, and morality are seeds sown to Heaven and to our own spirits.

The list in italics are seeds that empower faith, not only in our own lives, but the lives of those with whom we have contact.  They can influence and change lives.  They are sown to Heaven through our doing and giving involving other lives.  They are also sown to our own spirits, as well; empowering our own faith and spiritual growth and maturity.  It’s a little like the feeding of the thousands by Jesus.  You put it in His hands, believing Him, and thousands are fed…with plenty left over.  Faith multiplied and magnified is the reward of faith.  We have then, not only more seed to sow, but much stronger crop, and better fruit…greater harvests.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 29, 2019, 12:30 p.m.