SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND
by Marsha Burns
"The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes.
So is everyone who is born of the Spirit."
JUNE 2013 --
June 3, 2013: The enemy is doing a work against you to cause you to lose hope and become complacent. But, I tell you that your hope is in Me, and I will do all that I have promised. Do not despair, but stand strong in your faith for victory. I will give you the strength to overcome all adversity, says the Lord. Be strong and resolute. Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
June 4, 2013: You are about to throw out the proverbial baby with the bath water. But, I tell you that you need to exercise patience and make small adjustments that will be consistent with flowing in the Spirit, says the Lord. Overdoing correction is the result of being out of control emotionally. Settle down, and trust Me to give you the wisdom to do the right thing for the right reasons. Ephesians 4:26 "Be angry, and do not sin": do not let the sun go down on your wrath.
June 5, 2013: Beloved, rejoice in small victories and little breakthroughs, for they are signs of a greater triumph. Your praise will be like a seed sown in good ground that will grow into a rousing shout of joy, says the Lord. Your faith will also grow as you recognize and appreciate the small steps of progression instead of waiting for the final outcome to give thanks. Gratitude is a mighty weapon against discouragement and defeat. Psalms 5:11 But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; let those also who love Your name be joyful in You.
June 6, 2013: Don't worry. There are yet
more changes for you to embrace, but I will give you the wisdom and guidance
that will usher you through the unfamiliar. I am truly walking with you
every step of the way, says the Lord, and you are never alone. Rest in
that assurance. Just be calm and take one day at a time; one thing at a
time. You belong to Me, and you are Mine! Deuteronomy 31:6 "Be
strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your
God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you."
June 7, 2013: Your circumstances will require you to make decisions at this time. Yet, the choices you have will not seem to be anywhere near ideal. You need to understand that what you choose will only be a stepping stone to the next phase of this process, but will not be the final outcome. It will most certainly, however, be vital to your progression, says the Lord. Trust Me to bring these concerns to perfection and completion. Psalm 18:30-32 As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him. For who is God, except the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God? It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect.
June 10, 2013: I see your dilemma; you are feeling disconnected from Me and from others, says the Lord. But, I tell you the truth, this is an attack of the enemy to seduce you to believe lies in order to get you out of the flow of My Spirit. They are lies of failure and of not measuring up. Their root is found in condemnation, which you must resist and refuse. You must take those thoughts captive. 2 Corinthians 10:5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
June 11, 2013: Beloved, I want you to develop a different attitude towards failure. It is My desire that you see failure not from a position of discouragement or hopelessness, but from the perspective that it is an opportunity to make the necessary adjustments and corrections that will produce a different result. Ask for wisdom and seek to find the sweet spot of the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
June 12, 2013: This is a time when you can establish or re-establish good personal boundaries so that you neither take advantage of someone else, nor allow others to take advantage of you. This process is vital in obtaining and maintaining good relationships. And, relationships with one another is only secondary to your intimate, personal relationship with Me, says the Lord. Set your priorities in order. Matthew 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."
June 13, 2013: In a vision I saw a group of
people, whether a family group or otherwise connected I did not know. And,
there were sounds from heaven sent to awaken them spiritually. Some were
too occupied with their tasks to hear the sweet, melodious tones. They
dashed around as though time was running out and their work of vital importance.
There were others who were not hearing the sounds because they couldn't conceive
of such a thing. The thing that mattered most to them was the material
world, money and belongings. Still others had a very high opinion of
themselves and deemed themselves to be smarter than most. Others could not
hear the sounds because they were unfulfilled, disappointed, depressed and
unhappy. And, others couldn't hear the sounds because of worry, fear, and
condemnation. But, there were those whose hearts were humble and open.
They desired to see and hear beyond natural things; beyond the confines of
things taught by men; beyond places of bondage and restraint. They heard
the ethereal sounds and were transformed. Matthew 13:9 "He who has ears
to hear, let him hear!"
June 14, 2013: Watch for significant progress in areas that have been a concern to you. Your trust in Me is not displaced. I see your heart and know that your faith is strong and your trust is unwavering. Stay calm and allow My work in you to be perfected, says the Lord. I am with you to guide you to a victorious outcome. Deuteronomy 32:4 He is the Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are justice, a God of truth and without injustice; righteous and upright is He.
June 17, 2013: I am going to reveal attitudes and
motivations that the enemy is still able to exploit. These are days when
the revelation that I bring at this time will remove pitfalls that you have
fallen into time and time again. Prepare yourself to yield to this
important work through an honest evaluation of your own carnal nature. Be
ready to move higher spiritually, says the Lord.
1 Corinthians 3:3 for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men?
June 18, 2013: Set a careful watch for those who
will do their best to drag you down into their emotional responses to life and
circumstances. Set good boundaries, and refuse to allow anyone to exploit
your better nature. Strive to stay in the sweet spot of My Spirit, for
that is where true life, love and liberty exist, says the Lord. Live in
the peace of unity with Me and others. Romans 12:18 If it is possible,
as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.
MAY 2013 --
May 1, 2013: Go ahead and make your plans, but hold them loosely. Be willing to allow Me to make the necessary adjustments in your thoughts and desires to keep you in the perfect movement of My Spirit, says the Lord. I will direct your steps, but you must first yield completely to My will. Do not allow the stubbornness to get your own way to prevail. Proverbs 16:9 A manís heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.
May 2, 2013: Watch for distractions devised by the enemy to keep you from exercising your power to stop him. I have given you the authority to trample him underfoot, but you must be alert enough to discern his attacks and resist him, says the Lord. He will try to convince you that his work against you is your fault. The devil is a liar! Luke 10:19 "Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
May 3, 2013: Beloved, take the time to come into the secret place and be shut in with Me until this difficulty is over and the indignation is past. I see that trouble has overwhelmed you in many ways and caused you to despair, but know that I am with you to help you overcome and obtain the victory, says the Lord. Be strong and unwavering in your faith. Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, until the indignation is past.
May 7, 2013: Be flexible. I will begin to restructure many areas of your life to enhance the spiritual aspects of your existence. You will be pleased with the results, but only if you yield in complete obedience to this process. You will be tempted to drag your feet in response to change, but things will go much better if you will embrace this fresh wind of My Spirit with a whole heart, says the Lord. John 3:8 "The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit
May 8, 2013: It is important for you recover from recent stress by leaning on Me. Be strong. Don't give up. All things that represent problems are only a stepping stone to understanding the work of My kingdom more completely. Keep looking up, says the LORD. Never forget that I am leading you to victory. Philippians 3:12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.
May 9, 2013: Let the moving of My Spirit be your motivation as you navigate through the next weeks and months. You will be required to make some changes to accommodate this new level of spiritual experience. Stay calm and maintain your peace, says the Lord. Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.
May 10, 2013: Know, My beloved, that I have been with you and protected you; even carried you in times when you were not able. Discouragement is not an option. Faith and trust will sustain you and open the door to victory. Be courageous and strong. Refuse to let your circumstances take you down the slippery slope of despair, says the Lord. Psalms 20:2 May He send you help from the sanctuary, and strengthen you out of Zion.
May 13, 2013: If you will pay close attention, you will see that you are experiencing vital, life-changing opportunities that will give greater spiritual perspective. These times are to be valued and not wasted. Embrace and optimize every chance given to grow in wisdom and understanding, as well as to advance in the spirit realm, says the Lord, and be grateful. Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.
May 14, 2013: The time of change has come. You will never be the same again, but I have things to teach and to show you that you could not have received until now. These will be times to remember and to cherish even though they seem to be beyond your ability to fully deal with presently, says the Lord. It's not your power that will bring you through; it is Mine! Zechariah 4:6b "Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit," Says the LORD of hosts.
May 15, 2013: I would have you, My people, walk in sincerity and without pretense. Be who you are in Me, and that will allow the manifestation of My Spirit to flow through you unhindered. However, if you are afraid to be rejected and seek acceptance and approval, those around you will only see your insecurity even when you try to be religious. These are times when you can experience greater freedom on all levels, says the Lord. 1 Timothy 1:5 Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith.
May 16, 2013: Beloved, I am doing a unique and powerful work in you that will change how you see not only My kingdom, but the world. It will be as though a fog has lifted. You will be able to see with greater clarity than ever and to move forward with certainty. Presumption will melt away as you begin to see everything for what it is and how it relates to you. Press through your self-focus into the spiritual light of truth, says the Lord. Psalms 117:2 For His merciful kindness is great toward us, and the truth of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD!
May 17, 2013: I am making a very clear distinction between responses that come by way of My Spirit and those that emanate from religious culture. I will bring to light and reveal every expression that does not come from a pure spirit, says the Lord. The time of regeneration will begin with awareness and a willingness to follow Me with a heart of love. Be transformed! Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
May 20, 2013: Brace yourself for shaking. Everything that can be shaken is being shaken. This is a time when everything that cannot withstand this spiritual earthquake will be torn down and become rubble. You will be tempted to try to keep things together and protect what cannot be saved. Let the storm have it's way and come to completion before you try to rebuild, says the Lord. Hebrews 12:27 Now this, "Yet once more," indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.
May 21, 2013: I have given you the right of passage through these dire straits and difficult ways. I will show you the way through every situation with precision and extraordinary discernment and insight. These are days to keep your mouth shut and learn to look and listen so that you can see and hear spiritually, says the Lord. Trust Me to lead you to safety. Psalms 12:5 "For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now I will arise," says the LORD; "I will set him in the safety for which he yearns."
May 22, 2013: Take time to re-evaluate your life. Take stock to see what is really important to your well-being on every level. But, remember to put first things first, and that would be your spiritual wellness. I am doing a particular work in this season to prepare My people, says the Lord, to be dedicated to My kingdom and consecrated to do and to be all that I have called you to. This is not a work according to man's doctrine or end-time scenarios. This is a true spiritual work that will begin and end with your vital connection with Me. Psalms 10:17 LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear.
May 23, 2013: Beloved, I know that your flow in the Spirit has seemed distant and undefined. This is because your have been out of your comfort zone and at times felt like you were out of control. The truth is that you are in the flow of My Spirit, but this particular flow is not what you have become accustomed to. You are in a time of intense training to develop a deeper level of discernment. Let Me take you deeper, says the Lord. Matthew 16:24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me."
May 24, 2013: I am uncovering that which has been hidden. I will bring all pretense and hypocrisy to light so that you can be free to have a vital and genuine connection with Me, says the Lord. Our relationship depends on complete honesty and pure motivations. You cannot see things around you in the light of truth and in accurate discernment when you are keeping things hidden in darkness. Come to the light! Matthew 10:26 "Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known."
May 27, 2013: Set a watch for those who would put
you under the burden of obligation. I would have you be free to journey on
with Me. I call you to that place of freedom to be led by My Spirit to
just do the next thing, without a sense of obligation or duty to fulfill the
expectations of others. Refuse to be a man-pleaser, says the Lord, but
rather seek to serve Me with sincerity of heart.
2 Corinthians 1:12 For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience that we conducted ourselves in the world in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God, and more abundantly toward you.
May 28, 2013: You are making progress whether or not it is apparent to you. The real key is that you stay in absolute, unwavering faith in Me to bring you through this difficult process to perfection. Your attitude will reveal the true nature of your belief. Stand strong in what you know to be the truth of the situation, and refuse to allow fear to have any place in you at all, says the Lord. Know that I am with you and for you. Psalm 91:1-7 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust." Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.
May 29, 2013: Even though change is sometimes frightening and difficult, you will begin to see the advantage in the changes that are now taking place. Things that are no longer relevant or advantageous to your walk in the Spirit will suddenly be removed. And, you will be relieved and free rather than experiencing a sense of regret or loss. Set your heart to be willing to let go, says the Lord. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to gain, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
May 30, 2013: You will be required to do things that are outside of your comfort zone, but I am with you to help you do difficult things. I will show you the way and give you the wisdom necessary to accomplish all that is necessary. Put aside all fear and dread and face your challenges with bold assurance that you are well able to do all that is required, says the Lord. Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
May 31, 2013: This is a time when you must persevere. There will be snags and setbacks, but you can gain the victory as long as you refuse to view yourself as a victim or a failure. Don't give up or lose heart. Stay calm. Press on with determination. I am the source of your strength and your ability to do what is set before you. Put your confidence in Me, says the Lord. Psalms 118:8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
Faith Tabernacle of Kremmling
Bill and Marsha Burns
P. O. Box 1148
Kremmling, Colorado 80459
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