The Bridge From Death To Life

Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, bids us to learn from our Lord, Jesus. It is in learning of, and from Him, that we begin to dwell, or abide in Him. Therein lies our power, our passion, our purpose, and our peace. The message tells us that teachers are to point the way to the Lord. Then we must accept Him, and learn of, and from Him.

“Truly, truly, I tell you, whoever hears My word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life and will not come under judgment. Indeed, he has crossed over from death to life.” (John 5:24) As I think of this scripture in terms of salvation, I am reminded of my own salvation. As a young child, I attended church with my grandmother. Growing up, I spent a couple of summers at Bible Camp. As a teenager, I attended church alone; neither of my parents went to church. At the age of 14, I said the sinner’s prayer, and accepted the Lord as my Savior. But it wasn’t until I found myself alone with the Lord, at that well…(John 4:5)…that I really got saved. It was there that I realized I’d been drinking from the wrong well. (John 4:12) “Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us this well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his livestock?” I’d read that verse probably 100 times before. This time, it hit me like a ton of bricks. This is exactly what happens in generational curses.

That’s when things began to change in my life; because that’s when I began to change. I began to seek out the Lord and study His teachings. I began to really look closely at my life, at my habits, my hurts, my thoughts and attitudes, etc. Then, I began to learn from the Lord (The Word-made flesh). We truly do cross over from death to life, as we begin to change our attitudes, our thinking, our words, and our ways. It isn’t a simple process, it’s a lifelong process…but, really, it is a simple solution. When we die to all those old dead and deadly ways, we can rise to the right ways; to ways that honor, create, and sustain life.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September 22, 2020, 2:45 p.m.

And I will Give You Rest

Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that our strength lies in quietness and trust. (Isaiah 30:15) Today’s message is the one that came into my daily prayer. “Thank you, Lord, for the peace to find strength within myself; and for the strength to seek your peace in my life.” All it takes is just a few minutes in God’s Presence and that peace comes flooding in.

I hope this song will bless you as much as it does me. Thank you, Paul Wilbur. What a beautiful job you did with this!

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September 13, 2020, 1:00 p.m.

The Richest Girl In The World

…Is Daddy’s girl! Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, bids us to “lay up treasure in Heaven,” and to set our affections on those things. They are higher than anything we’ll ever find here. And, they are the ones that will endure forever.

My first treasure is my Jesus and my Heavenly Father! Then, there’s the privilege of communicating with them; the privilege of prayer. My children, grandchildren, family and friends are great treasures. I have some beautiful people in my life! There is the sun to warm me, the wind to cool me, the stars to count -because sheep can’t jump that high, the moon to dream over, the water to hydrate, wash, and entertain me. (I love to swim and fish) I know, I know-those are temporal things; but God sends them at exactly the right time, every time.

There are those few moments in the morning, as I’m saying my prayer…this warm hush comes over my spirit, and I can almost feel the Lord wrapping His arms around me. What a way to start the day! I could go on with this list, but it would never end. When I think about having to fight for every breath I took, and being able to breathe deeply now, I’m overcome with tears of gratitude. Healing and health are two great treasures. And, I’m not getting old; just older. See, already I’m winning that battle! LOL

I have the peace and joy of the Lord, within, and once everything gets down to a dull roar, round about me too. That’s the second most awesome thing to possess in this crazy world; the peace and joy of the Lord. Peace and joy in the Lord, all the time, is the most awesome! We walk by faith; and when you have that, you’ve got all you need.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 31, 2020, 10:39 a.m.

It All Goes Together

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, bids us to dwell in God’s Presence.  We’re told to dig deep into the soil of the Kingdom.  This message ties in with the one for Saturday, August 8th, and with my post on Friday’s message.  All three go together.

Friday’s message speaks of getting to know God intimately to dispel fear and doubt within.  Saturday’s message – read it at twolisteners.org- bids us to empty ourselves to ensure constant fresh supply.  This is so important when we’re finding ourselves stressed, anxious, angry, anything that’s contrary to the Divine Nature within us.  Immediately emptying ourselves of all that negative emotion and replacing it with truth from the Word of God, and what we know of God’s love and grace toward us, is critical.  This is the way we remain in His Presence.

Do you know what Satan’s goal in the Garden of Eden was?  It was to separate Adam and Eve from the presence of God-and from the security there is in His presence.  That’s why we’re told to dig deep into the soil of the Kingdom…you’ll find treasure upon treasure, strength upon strength, glory upon glory, until your faith is unshakable!  You will think, feel, and act like the king or queen you are ordained to be.  *Remember what the King of kings said, though: “I have not come to be served, but to serve.”  And remember Solomon’s prayer for wisdom, so that he could rule over his people wisely and justly.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 7, 2020, 11:45 a.m.

Hush, And You’ll Hear Him

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, bids us to just hush and trust the Lord.  He’ gets us through the storm; and then, when it’s quiet-and we’re quieted, He will teach us His Word and Way.

I’ve proven Him on this so many times.  I’ll get so worked up and upset; and then just one minute in prayer, and the storm’s gone.  “Help me, Jesus; I need to pray,” I’ll say.  And, when I’ve prayed, I’ll pick up my Bible, and there will be that beautiful little nugget that will stay with me from then on.   This is one of my favorite songs.  I hope you’ll be as blessed by it as I am.  These are some folks with the Gaither family.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 14, 2020, 1:15 p.m.

Don’t Discount Your Power, or Value!

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us of the power of a praying soul, and of it’s value to the Kingdom of Heaven and the world around us.

We tend, all too often, to forget that the battle is in the Spirit.  We don’t give much thought to the powers and principalities, and host of spiritual wickedness in the heavenly places.  (Eph. 6:12)  There are some other scriptures that refer to these, and to what Jesus did for us in regard to them.  Look them up, and you’ll get a better picture.

When we get a clear picture of the Spiritual things, we get a clearer picture of where the battles really are fought.  We also get a clear picture of just how powerful prayer and praise and worship are.  The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, we’re told in 2 Cor. 10:4.  What we don’t often see, are those little prayer warriors, who sit in their rooms or homes praying for the world we live in.  Some pray in the wee hours of the morning, some at night.  We don’t see a thing, we don’t hear a thing, but in the Spirit, there’s the roar of a mighty army doing battle for us.

We often discount the value of the prayers, the behind the scenes work, the hugs, the little words of encouragement, etc.  When a crisis comes, we feel overwhelmed because we forget the power of these things.  They’re all seeds, did you know that?  Yeah, you did, didn’t you?  You just forgot for a moment.  I used to all the time.  They’re seeds sown into hearts, lives, souls, and into the Spirit.  Remember what Jesus said about sewing into the Kingdom of Heaven?  (Matt. 6:20)  Those seeds are spiritual treasure.  You know what else?  All those things are like war medals that decorate your uniform.  Oh, my!  Just look at you now!  So awesome, worth everything, everything, to the world around you, and to our Lord, and our Heavenly Father.  Go get ’em, honey!  ROAR!!

I want to take a moment to thank all who have prayed for me, all who have encouraged me, cried with me, and laughed with me…all who have walked with me.  You have helped to get me this far.  Thank you!

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 11, 2019, 11:47 a.m.

Preparing the Soil

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that the ground must be readied before God can drop seed blessings into it.  I’m reminded of the parable Jesus told about the sower and the seed, and the different kinds of soil.

Prayer and praise does much to prepare the soil, or one’s heart.  That’s true whether it’s our own heart or someone else’s we’re trying to open to the Lord.  Then, I think about Abraham, too.  And before him, Noah.  These two men believed, and walked in obedience to their calling.  How many know that whenever God tells you to do something, that’s a calling?  Steadfastness, diligence, and discipline in faith and obedience to whatever God calls us to do, even in our daily living, also prepare the soil for blessing.  That soil can be a heart, a place, an upcoming event, etc.

It all happens in the Spirit/spirit.  When I think about that, I think about Jericho.  How many times did God have them march around that city…before the final time, and that shout?  Soil preparation is kind of a wind up or warm up for the actual game, in some ways.  The blessings come in the form of readiness, growth, maturity, confidence, fitness, or ability, peace, and joy, or excitement.  If you can’t get excited over what God’s called you to do, you better make sure it was Him who called you.  God not only gives us the desires of our hearts, He gives us the heart to desire good things.  Anytime God calls you to do something, you know it’s got to be a good thing.  You can’t help but get excited about it.

Finally, I think about tilling and weeding, and plowing a garden.  That readies the soil for the seeds.  I remember finding all kinds of things as we worked the ground.  People have found arrowheads, awesomely shaped rocks, old coins, wonderful little treasures.  One of the greatest treasures you can find in preparing the soil, or your heart, for God’s blessing, is yourself.  You might discover some wonderful things you never knew were in you.

Here’s a great song for today’s post:  Again, Third Day is the group to thank for this awesome song.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 31, 2019, 3:14 p.m.

Staying Close To The Lord

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us to stay very close to the Lord; to remain always in His Presence.

This is going to be a short and sweet one.  As I’ve said before, that closeness comes from seeking God in everything around us.  It comes by staying in His Word, through prayer, and through praise.  It also comes through that joy we carry within as a result of our seeking Him and abiding in His Presence.

Whenever I feel as if there’s a distance between my spirit and the Lord, I look around to see where I’m at, what am I doing, what am I not doing.  Usually, I find that I’ve gotten off the path and am slipping in my standards and boundaries things…my diligence is lacking, etc.  That’s when it’s time to turn and start seeking Him like a little child that’s lost his/her momma would.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 23, 2019, 1:05 p.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.

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