Work At Resting

Today’s message from God Calling – A. J. Russell, bids us to come unto Him; and to stay with Him. The Lord’s presence, you see, is our Sabbath rest. The Sabbath is holy to the LORD/Lord; and that holiness surrounds us as we rest in Him.

It is in the resting in the presence of the LORD/Lord, that power comes to us. “My strength is made perfect in your weakness.” (2 Cor. 12:9) “…in quietness and trust is your strength.” (Isaiah 30:15) My life changed completely, when I learned to just walk in that rest. I learned to stay there at all costs. No, things still don’t always go right; yes, I still get angry, frustrated, upset, etc. But, I can, and do, go right back into that rest immediately, or asap, when I do lose it. It’s a matter of working at it, until we get it so right the devil can’t pull us out anymore. It’s just like that seventy times seven forgiveness thing – in other words, “do it until it comes naturally to you.”

Happy Birthday, my love! My first baby girl is celebrating her 40th birthday today. May your day be blessed with all the love, joy, laughter, and beautiful memories your heart can hold…and then some. And may I tell you, you are my “and them some!” Love you!

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September 22, 2020, 3:09 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.

There’s Your Sabbath Rest

Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that those everlasting arms are always open to us. They are our refuge. (Deuteronomy 33:27) (2 Samuel 22:33) (Proverbs 18:10)

When I think of the arms of Jesus, I think of the Sabbath rest spoken of in Hebrews 4. I want to enter in as often as I can. Jesus, the Lord of the Sabbath, made exactly that possible. That’s why in Hebrews 4:16, Paul says: “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

We can approach boldly when we remember Jesus’ words: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matt. 11:28)

Incidentally, I did a study on the Sabbath principle not too long ago. The Christian church deems Sunday to be the first day of the week, and the Lord’s Day, according to first fruits principle. Jesus is the Alpha. The work week usually runs from Monday through Saturday; which makes Sunday the seventh day, or Sabbath day. Jesus is also the Omega. But, here’s something awesome. Jesus made the Sabbath rest personal to each one of us. He knew this was necessary. Can you imagine if all the hospitals, police stations, fire stations, etc., were closed on the Sabbath Day? It’s not about a day, folks. It’s about a Savior who wants to have personal and intimate time with you, to refresh, restore, recharge you. It’s about a Savior who wants to reveal Himself, more and more, to you personally.

**I am not trying to get anyone to change the way of their faith, or argue about calendars, principles, of creeds.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September 5, 2020, 11:27 a.m.

Oh, Yes He Is…And, Yes He Does!

Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that God is our source for everything! He is all sufficient; all powerful, all knowing, and present everywhere. That, alone, should bring great peace to your soul.

True to His Word, the Lord provided me with the scriptures I needed for this message. I’m still studying the prophets, in regard to generational curses. But the Lord led me to the gospel of Mark first this morning. (Mark 6:30-44) The feeding of the five thousand: The disciples had been out ministering and teaching, and had returned to report to Jesus. They all left together to find somewhere to be alone and get some rest. Some people saw them leaving, however, and beat them to the place. When they arrived, there the crowds were, waiting for them. Jesus, having compassion on them, began to teach them. When He finished, it was late, and the disciples told Him to send the crowds into the nearby villages and towns to get food for themselves. But, Jesus said to them, “You give them something to eat.” Do you know that when God tells you to do it, it is already ordained to be a blessing to you? Yes! You’ll find that in (Deut. 28:8 & 12); the blessings of obedience are yours. It’s also ordained that the blessing will be such a one that you cannot contain it; meaning it will overflow and be more than enough. (Malachi 3:10)

Here comes our part. (Mark 8:1-10) Again, they’re feeding a crowd; this time four thousand plus people. “Then He took the seven loaves, gave thanks and broke them, and gave them to His disciples to set before the people. And they distributed them to the crowd.” The key words here are “gave thanks and broke them.” 1. Thanksgiving opens the doors of the treasuries (storehouses) of Heaven. When God opens the doors of Heaven to you, revelation happens 2. Breaking up, or down, what you have, multiplies or divides it (makes it greater, or decreases its size, and/or power. The example is the roast that, when sliced, becomes steaks, stir-fry, and stew meat. That’s exactly like the loaves that became slices, or pieces of bread.

When we’re trying to decrease power, breaking whatever it is down, brings it to a size that we can manage. “I come to you in the Name of the LORD,” David said. God is bigger than anything-even a Philistine! That’s why Goliath had to lieth down. LOL (1Sam. 17:45)

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September 1, 2020, 11:33 a.m.

Peace, Power, Pleasure In Service

Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that the Kingdom of Heaven is one of service. We are bid to serve the LORD/Lord in all we do. That’s in the Bible, in Ephesians 6:7. We’re bid to serve Him even in rest.

As I think about this, especially in terms of generational curses, (1 Samuel 7:3) is the perfect scripture. “Then Samuel said to all the house of Israel, “If you are returning to the LORD with all your hearts, then rid yourselves of the foreign gods and Ashtoreths among you, prepare your hearts for the LORD, and serve Him only. And He will deliver you from the hand of the Philistines.” We must strive to keep things in the proper perspective, first of all. There is nothing bigger than God! God first, you second, others next, is the proper order. It’s amazing how many foreign gods we serve without thinking about it. (in-laws, bosses, co-workers, hubby/wife, siblings, children, etc.) Secondly, and this is where the service in rest comes in; give God priority in your heart. Think about His goodness and praise Him-just like you do your hubby/wife, and others in your life. I’m still amazed sometimes, at how awesomely powerful that is. It really does carry over into your resting times. You find yourself actually quieting your spirit and stepping right into that beautiful Presence at will. When we do this, all the giants (Philistines) we’re faced with, become ants. Now, we’re seeing them in a different light. They’re not daunting. We can relax and work with God, to deal with them. You’ll be surprised to find out how much you can learn from a Philistine, when God’s with you. LOL Yeah, the weight of that depression, the unmade bed, all that darkness is gone forever! Thank you, Jesus!

This all translates into so much more power in our walk, and in our service to others. There is peace in serving the Lord. There is power in serving Him. There is pleasure in serving Him. – The pleasure that we bring to others, and the pleasure we derive from that.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 27, 2020, 11:01 a.m.

Sit, Rest, Let Him Refresh You

Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell reminds us that the best cure for exhaustion, physical and spiritual, is rest. We’re told that sometimes that exhaustion is actually the guiding of the Spirit.

My Bible study this morning included Psalm 147. The whole psalm is awesome; but verse 13 comes to mind when I read the message. “For He strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses the children within you.” Here’s why; quoting directly from the message at twolisteners.org: “Many wonderful things would not have happened but for the physical weariness, the mind-weariness of My servants, which made the resting apart, the giving up of work, a necessity…” You see, often, it is during those times that the Holy Spirit steps in to refresh our spirit, that creativity is replenished. We are creative beings, and those ideas and plans are like children. When the mind is purged of all that clutter, creative and logic processes are restored to tip top working condition. The logic is where the step by step stuff comes in…you know…”connect the piece marked A to the bottom of the piece marked C“…and so on. Some of my most delicious dishes, and most beautiful crafts were created after a half hour of praise music or a “Lord, I’m just too tired…”-and a short nap.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 24, 2020, 5:23 p.m.

Fill Yourself With His Divinity

Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we have a divine nature. The Holy Spirit within us helps us to remember this. Quoting directly from the message at twolisteners.org – “As you kneel in humble adoration I will tell you that when I took upon Me your humanity it was with the desire of raising that humanity to My Divinity.” I hope you’ll read the entire message; it is a powerful one.

In my Bible study on generational curses, I read a scripture that may help you to realize your divine nature; and step into it. It’s in Jeremiah 17:14 – “Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.” So, when Jesus said, “It is finished,” it was a done deal. You are God’s child, and have His divine nature (again) NOW! First, let that bring you the peace you need to walk through this world without fear. Then, the rest will follow. Let that elevate your thinking to creating peace, joy, beauty, true restfulness within, and round about. We truly can have Heaven here on Earth when we realize and step into that divine nature. Keeping that at the forefront involves keeping the LORD/Lord at the forefront of our living.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 17, 2020, 11:30 a.m.

We’re Resting…He Isn’t

Sunday’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, bids us to rest when we’re weary and frazzled. We’re bid to allow the Lord to come in and do His work of restoring and refreshing our soul.

This post is coming to you on Monday for that very reason. I didn’t accomplish the things I wanted to on Saturday, and was exhausted, physically and in spirit yesterday-so didn’t make it to the library to do the posting I needed to. But, good news! God always comes through! Really, He’s never failed me yet.

When we just stop and lay our head on His shoulder, and just rest there…He knows exactly what we need-and provides it. Inspiration comes out of that rest, strength is renewed, joy is refreshed, and faith is always rewarded. I caught the most beautiful sunrise this morning (Monday), and actually wrote a little verse about it. This is the Gaither Family to help us kick off the week.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 17, 2020, 10:35 a.m.

Resting More Often With The Lord

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, bids us to rest more with our Lord.  We are reminded of the importance of refreshing and refilling our spirit.  I found a beautiful Chinese music piece that takes me there…I hope it does the same for you.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 4, 2020, 12:16 p.m.

Oh, The Wonder& Joy In Those

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that life is not all toil and tribulation.  God, who has fashioned us -that’s in Psalm 119:73 – makes sure to put those restful places on the paths for us.

When I read this message, I think about living in Virginia.  There was a trail, through the forest, that led to a riding arena.  I loved to walk that trail!  It was my place of refreshing, of quieting my soul.  I didn’t think about it that way then, but that’s exactly what God was doing for me.  He was refreshing my spirit and quieting my soul with each step I took.  I can almost still smell the scent of the trees and the stables as I would near them.

Sometimes we have to seek out those places.  I’ve always found that the farther away from the city’s hustle and bustle I get, the easier it is to find them.  If you can’t get out into nature, try a zoo, or other nature exhibit.  We do have some awesome ones right here in Las Vegas.  Shark Reef and Sigfried & Roy’s Secret Garden are two that come to mind.  I’ve been to both places, and absolutely loved them!  Taking some walks on those quiet paths is a good habit to get into, for refreshing and quieting your soul.

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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 27, 2020, 12:06 p.m.