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

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

Rejoicing In Your Weaknesses

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness.  (2Cor. 12:9)

There was a time when I believed that was some mystical event that happened; that by some miracle, God would infuse me with supernatural strength.  Over the years, I’ve learned just how much of a naturally occurring result of my accepting, or acknowledging that weakness-(truth), seeking the way to overcome it-(way), and rising up to walk in that way (life).  Are you getting a picture of how simple it really is?  Jesus said, “I am the truth, the life, and the way.”  He is that in every situation.

Acceptance is the key to the whole thing.  We all too often try to deny the weakness, or to fake our way through it.  Notice the two words, “our way.”  That’s what it is that gets us into trouble.  If it’s your weakness, it’s obviously not the way to go, is it?  Accepting the weakness empowers you to seek the way(s) to overcome it.  This opens the door for God to work, and opens your mind and heart to receive insight, inspiration, and instruction.  What went wrong, why, what’s your part in it, what can you do to fix it, or improve it, etc.  These insights inspire ideas and creative energies.  Then, the instruction(s) bring us up to the next level; to overcoming power, and to progress.

God is a creator, we are created in His image, after His likeness.  Therefore, we are creators, and creative beings.  We can resurrect, rebuild, restore, etc.  That’s the power of God being perfected in us, in our weaknesses.  This is why we are told to rejoice in our weakness; to see it as an incentive and an opportunity to rise to an even higher level.  We aren’t to walk in denial, deception, depression, and all the other stuff that comes on you when you’re trying to fake your way through.  Just be you; be the best you you can be.  Accept yourself just as you are, and work from there.  You can only work with what you’ve got; and, as they say, “God don’t make no junk!”  Celebrate every step forward, every step upward, every step taken.  God does; because He loves you!

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, October 3, 2019, 11:15 a.m.

Just My Jesus Showin’…

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that all those miracles are just natural happenings in the spiritual realm.  It’s not a big thing; it’s just my Jesus showing.  LOL  If you operate in just your five senses, or in your flesh, they’ll seem out of the ordinary, or supernatural occurrences, though.  That’s why we have to lose ourselves; step into that sixth sense-the spirit. See, that’s why I don’t think it strange at all when birds talk to me.  And I almost never fall out of my chair anymore, when Jesus does it-I mean, does what I ask. He does catch me off guard every once in awhile…I’m sure He just laughs and laughs whenever He gets me, too; especially after all these years. “I love you, Lord,” she says with a big smile on her face.
The spiritual force behind those natural happenings is cultivated and grown over many hours, days, months, years of time spent with the Lord-walking as a child of God. That force is grown, groomed, fine-tuned, and perfected through many encounters, stumbles, slips, falls, lessons learned-some, hard ones, and a lot of prayers and worship time. The culmination of all of that is great “spiritual Power, operating marvelously,” and more and more perfected.
I want to remind you that I have published my Bible study on Establishing Your Daughter’s House.  I’m working on a new Bible study on Your Glory. Becoming a published author has been an uphill battle, mostly because someone’s been bound and determined to kick my feet out from under me.  But, I hope to have at least a few more books to offer within the next couple of months.  That’s what I’ve been working on, in case anyone is wondering. I’ve posted the link to Establishing Your Daughter’s House below.  I hope it inspires you as much as it did me, when I did the study.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 18, 2019, 11:40 a.m.

It Requires Remaining Aware of His Love

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we have a refuge in, and from, this world.  We are bid to dwell in God’s love, laughing, trusting, and knowing His Divine Power.

I realized some time ago, that, when I choose to seek God’s love in the world around me, I am always sure to find it.  Sometimes, it’s contained in the tiniest things, or revealed in the smallest of ways, but it’s always there.  When we begin to dwell, to really live in God’s love, we become more and more aware of His Divine Power.  There’s almost no question, whatsoever, of the source of the little “coincidences, miracles, and eleventh hour rescues.”

Just this morning, I walked out to my storage place.  I rearranged my bag for the day, locked up, and headed back down to the entry gate.  The keypad at the exit point wasn’t working.  I rang the manager’s bell a couple of times, finally ringing in Morse Code, “SOS.”  It was about 8:33 a.m.  I sat down to wait for the manager, who would be in at 9 a.m.  I thought, well, I might as well take the time to say my morning prayer.  I hadn’t yet.  I said my amen, and added, “Jesus, please send somebody up here in a hurry.”  No sooner were the words out of my mouth, and one of the office workers showed up.  I told her the keypad wasn’t working.  She asked how long I’d been there, and I said, “Oh, about fifteen minutes.”  She said, “You’re lucky I came in early today; I usually don’t show up until 9:30 a.m.”  I’m so glad Jesus hears our prayers.

Jesus said that he couldn’t work His miracles in some places because of the unbelief.  He asked, “Do you believe…?  He also said, “Your faith has made you well, healed you, saved you, etc.”  Faith activates God’s Divine Power in our lives.  When we make it a point to seek, accept, and reciprocate by living in that love toward ourselves and others, more and more of God’s Divine Power becomes active in our lives.  As this takes place, our faith is fed, and grows.  Walking by faith then becomes easier and easier; like breathing.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 15, 2019, 11 a.m.

Every Day’s Chock Full of Miracles

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we are walking around in the midst of a world full of miracles.  Every day is chock full of miracles when we walk with our Lord.

I want to share a little miracle, and God’s sense of humor, with you.  As you all know, I love those little mocking birds.  I was sitting at my favorite picnic table a couple of mornings ago.  There’s a little bird that has learned how to sound like an alarm clock.  He also says good morning, and sweet talks in this teeny little voice.  I just love him.  Anyway, I’d finished my prayer, and was enjoying the morning, when the “alarm” went off.  I said, “Everybody’s awake already; who are you trying to wake up?”  “Good morning,” the little bird replied.  Then he sang a little tune.  I said, “I love you.”  He didn’t like that.  He squawked a couple of times, nastily.  Now, I thought he just might have a jealous girlfriend birdie up there.  So, I said, “I don’t want your boyfriend; I’ve got my eyes on somebody else.”  I was quite amused.  He said something that I couldn’t quite make out, so I said, “Oh, really, Sparky?”  He got quiet then.  I get such joy out of those little birds, I said, “Thank you, Jesus, I love you…forever.”  That little bird piped up with what sounded exactly like, “Oh, really, Sparky?!”  I laughed so hard.  I can just see Jesus up there laughing at me.  And, do you all know that was a miracle, tailor made for me?  Yeah, God will do that just for you!  Every day is chock full of miracles.  We just don’t often look in the right places for them, or recognize them when they come to us.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 9, 2019, 12:22 p.m.

Our God is a Way Maker

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This goes with today’s message, so well.  Can you see the whole church moving across that desert and into the promised land? – As one mighty throng?  YES!  Thank you, Michael W. Smith and companions for a beautiful rendition of this song!

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, June 23, 2019, 11:03 a.m.

Knock ‘Em Dead!

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that praise is the devil’s death knell.  I’ve already told you about how it changed the whole atmosphere in my home when I was going through depression.

What you might not know is that wonders happen in the spirit whenever you praise the Lord.  Sometimes they manifest right there where you’re praising Him too.  God inhabits the praises of His people.  Where God is, miracles are.  Where God is, peace is.  Where God is, love, laughter, joy is.  I’m listening to Third Day right now, as I’m posting this message.  Sunday’s I spend at least one hour just praising the Lord.  When we praise the Lord, we’re doing spiritual warfare as well.  We’re raising the banner of the LORD, God Almighty, Himself.  It is the devil’s death knell because it does bring God right on the scene.  Praise is one of our greatest blessings.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, May 28, 2019, 1:44 p.m.