In Meekness Lies Victory

Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that it is the meek who inherit the earth. Meekness is willingness to be taught, or guided/led. It is the stopping all thought, all action, and laying down our will and our understanding. It is giving ourselves over to God’s Will.

Do you know that we cannot fail when we do that? In that meekness, we gain strength, we gain knowledge, we gain courage…whatever it is you need in those moments, God’s got it for you. He can’t give it to you, though, if your hands are tightly clutching everything you know, everything you think, everything you feel. I wrote a psalm once, and one of the lines comes to mind as I read this message. “You could have left me there, in my own understanding, but you took my place for me…” When we yield our will, God can step in and do exactly that. His mind (the mind of Christ) takes the place of ours. His courage comes to your heart. His peace and faith wash over you. It is in that meekness, that our victory lies. “My strength is made perfect in your weakness.” (2Cor. 12:9) Whenever self decreases and allows God to increase, strength comes…perfectly.

This is one of my favorite songs; especially when I’m in need of laying down my will and letting God work in, and through me. Thank you, Gaither family.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September 30, 2020, 2:39 p.m.

What Praise Unlocks

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that there is an order to all things; even approaching God.  The message bids us to seek first something we can be thankful for-even in distresses, and then praise God for it…then approach boldly with your cry for help.

I learned some time ago to just live in a state of thankfulness.  Even in the darkest moment, the most outrageous distress, the most dire circumstance, you still have at least one thing to be thankful for.  That one thing is God.  If that’s all you can see that you have to be thankful for, so be it.  Thank Him for being Who He Is.  The instant you do that, the floodgates open, and the blessing flows.  Worry, doubt, fear, anger, bitterness, resentment all dam up that flow.  Praise breaks up the “log jam.”  Praise unlocks the door of the storehouse where your treasures are kept.  The next thing you know, the darkness is dispelled, the fear is gone, the shame and distress are both disarmed, and you know where, exactly you’re going.  “First right with Me, then righted in the eyes of men, too.”

Psalm 26:6-7 is referenced by the message: “I wash my hands in innocence, and go about your altar, Lord, proclaiming aloud your praise and telling of all your wonderful deeds.”  There is a powerful revelation in this scripture.  Washing your hands in innocence suggests that you aren’t going to allow a spirit of shame or fear to stop you from going to God’s.  When we proclaim aloud God’s praise and tell of His wonderful deeds, we are putting the forces of darkness on notice that we’re standing on God’s promises and His Word – “It is written!”  We are also stirring our own spirits up by recounting our victories in Christ, and our state of blessedness through Him. “I am a child of God Most High; and an heir with Christ Jesus!”  Hallelujah!

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, October 9, 2019, 4:49 p.m.

 

They’re All Deposits

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that whenever we praise God, thank Him, and/or obey Him, His Word, we are depositing faith money in the eternal “Bank of Heaven.”

Actually, I believe God’s bank is probably more like a field or a vineyard.  You see, when we speak, we plant seeds.  We’re either reinforcing our faith, or rehearsing our failures.  The Bible tells us that we reap what we sow.  This is true when we speak negative or doubtful words as well.  When we speak words of faith and  line our actions up with those words, we’re planting a forest of strong and towering trees that Satan’s going to get his horns caught up in the branches of.  We’re either planting victory or defeat.  When we hold tightly to faith, walk boldly in faith, and praise and obey God faithfully, we are growing victory for us, and defeat for the forces of darkness at work in the world.  Satan, you might be able to plant some weeds in my field, but I have a Weed Wacker!   I told him that recently when I prayed for the end of childhood cancers.  That’s something that’s been on my heart for about three years now, and it’s time for the breakthrough!   Hallelujah!  I hope you’ll all add that to your prayer lists.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, June 6, 2019

How The Race is Won

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Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we must press on, undaunted by the hurdles in front of us.  We are bid to rise above our fears and fancies into the joy of the Lord.  This message goes hand in hand with Saturday’s message about the best way.

The best way to win the race of life, is by the way that best suits the soul.  It is, after all, where we live.  That’s the part that will be going to Heaven.  Rising above fears and fancies (those are all those silly things we tell ourselves to deny the fears and such-or to cope with them) -rising above them is done via rigorous training of the soul.  Thus, we must always choose the way that best suits the soul.  “Will it be good for my heart, my soul?”  I’ve had to ask myself this question at times, and, quite often after I really got serious about God.  You know there are things you have to give up, even folks you have to walk away from for awhile, or for the long haul.

This what best suits the soul thing can be very gratifying as well as rigorous.  When you choose the Caramel creamer for your coffee on Sunday morning because Sunday is a special day, doesn’t that coffee taste a hundred times better than ever?  Yes!  One of my favorite treats is Philly Cheese Steak ANYTHING.  I don’t have it very often, but when I do, it tastes a hundred times yummier than all the other times I’ve eaten it.  Those are little treats that soothe our souls because they’re coming to our own little special need.  Quirks are the same.   You know; that’s where you have to have the shades drawn just so to be comfortable, or things like that.  When we honor those quirks, we’re honoring our uniqueness and our worth and worthiness as human beings.  All of these put together-the spiritual training and the loving of our souls, are the very things that make the race one that ends in victory.

Love you from Cafe du Mondieu

Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, June 6, 2019, 2:09 p.m.