Forgiving Is The Easy Part

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we need to forgive and forget, if we want to move on.  I’ve said it before; forgiveness is for us, the “wounded.”  It is for our benefit, so much more than for the benefit of the one(s) who hurt us.

Forgiving is the easy part.  Forgetting is what’s hard.  It’s also the obstacle that gets in the way.  This is especially true when we’re dealing with generational curses.  It’s often not even the old wounds that cause the problem, but the old ways of dealing with them, that keep us on that vicious merry-go-round-and round, and round.  They call that PTSD in the secular world.  A similar situation, or one that triggers those same feelings of fear, helplessness, etc., can cause us to lose so much ground.  One minute can undo six months or more of progress, if we’re not alert to the dangers.

Here’s where God comes in, though.  Isaiah 40:10 tells us – “Behold, the Lord GOD comes with might, and His arm establishes His rule.”  God will take all those old things, show you the truth in, and about them, and then destroy their power over you completely.  I’ve been there.  We develop ways of coping, adapting, surviving.  Unfortunately, they’re not always the right ways.  God’s way is.  He not only will destroy those old strongholds, but He will teach you the right ways to think.  Our attitudes toward the sin in our lives-whether the sin is ours or belongs to others-are what affect our living.  God will give you some great attitudes!

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 24, 2020, 2:13 p.m.

Be His Shadow

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that the way to know the way to go, is to stay very, very, close to the Lord.  He is the Way.

I had to laugh when I read the message, because it made me think of me with my grandmother.  I was her shadow. The poor woman couldn’t make a move without me from the day I was born.  I had a sister that was that way with me.  We were like two peas in a pod for quite some time.  That’s the way we need to be with our Lord.

When we practice that consciousness of Him in the world around us, we begin to sense His presence more and more.  As we do this, we do find ourselves “shadowing” Him.  LOL  I’m pretty sure He loves it, too…because He sure can get some good stuff over on us, can’t He?  He does on me, all the time!

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 21, 2020, 12:20 p.m.

I Am Thankful For…

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that praise is the way to move mountains.  Praise can make a molehill out of a mountain.

I used to write down ten things that I was grateful for, every evening, before bed.  I learned this from a book titled “Simple Abundance,” by Sara Ban Breathnach.  From this practice, I began to discover some beautiful simple pleasures, like that first sip of my morning coffee-especially Amaretto Coffee.  LOL

What does this all have to do with praise moving mountains?  Well, I got into the habit using that same technique, only, saying “thank you, Lord,” when faced with a difficulty-great or small.  If you make the same list, citing the little difficulties that were smoothed out for you, the things God does that we take for granted…like waking up and having one more day here with loved ones, etc., you’ll see just how much God is there for us, and does do for us.  This helps to get you into the habit of, not only blessing consciousness and thankfulness, but also of God consciousness and gratitude.  You begin to become more and more conscious of His Presence in your day.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 20, 2020, 12:56 p.m.

Staying In That Rest

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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.

Saturday Silly – August 3, 2019

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A friend and I were discussing the technology boom recently.  The speed at which everything changes is just mind boggling.  I mean, you have to upgrade almost everything you own, every other month, it seems.  Am I the only one who feels this way?  Yeah, and everything you own, now comes with a remote control.

I’m getting to that time in my life where I really should be looking into one of those life alert or medical alert devices.  It’s just good judgment, I think.  Better safe than sorry.  I was checking into some recently and pricing them.  Do you know, they have some that look just like those little garage door opener remotes.  Seriously; you almost cannot tell the difference.   I thought, “boy that’d be me…fall on my butt somewhere in the house, push the help button, and the garage door would be going up and down all day long…or at least until  I could get up and figure out why nobody came to help me.”

Ooh, that could be really bad too.  Can you imagine visiting the neighbor’s across the street?  You take the medical alert thingy off for just a minute…and accidentally pick up their garage door opener remote?  He’s out there on a ladder the next morning, trying to fix the sensor, right about the time you trip over the dog’s toy at home…and push the help button…OMG!  What if I accidentally picked up the remote to his RV awning?  And it’s parked in the garage…Hmmm, maybe I’ll just move in with the kids…LOL…watch ’em all move overseas!

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 1, 2019, 12:13 p.m.