SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT
by Marsha Burns
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."
September 29, 2023: I have opened a path before you that will enable you to maneuver through hindrances and difficulties that you have had to endure. You will be able to experience a new level of freedom that has been almost impossible to attain. You cannot do this on your own, but with My help and guidance you will break through, says the Lord. Psalm 25;2 O my God, I trust in You; let me not be ashamed; let not my enemies triumph over me.
September 28, 2023: Look to the horizon, and catch a vision of where you are going. Identify your destination, and stay focused as you continue your journey. Put the past behind you, and do not forget your ultimate goal and spiritual purpose. Guard your faith as your most important asset. You can choose whether to be a victim or an overcomer. Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
September 27, 2023: Get quiet and stay still. Listen for My voice in your spirit as I give you wisdom and direction for the days ahead, says the Lord. Know that I am with you when you feel alone. I have not abandoned you. You are Mine, and I am yours. Remember that as you take the next step in your spiritual journey. Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
September 26, 2023: This is a time to evaluate the complexities in your life and move in the direction of simplicity. Ask for wisdom in making changes that will not only be expedient for you, but will be more beneficial for everyone concerned. I will show you the way and direct your steps in the process, says the Lord. Isaiah 45:2-3 I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron. I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, who call you by your name, am the God of Israel.
September 25, 2023: I was reminded of the scripture about God making the rough places smooth, and it resonated with my spirit that He is indeed doing that now. Many of us have been through difficult, if not nearly impossible circumstances. We need to take heart that He is with us to make things easier than they have been. To that I say, Amen. Isaiah 42:16 I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.
September 24, 2023: You will have opportunities to be more effective in My kingdom than you have ever been, but you must make good choices. Put Me first, live a life of faith, be honorable, have integrity, and treat others with respect and dignity. Come to Me in the secret place of your spirit, and allow Me to transform you, says the Lord. Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.
September 23, 2023: Complacency is like the morning fog that moves in silently to obscure the light. Strive to overcome the darkness of this world that can become a prison of hopelessness and despair. Shake yourself awake and diligently seek to abide in the Spirit where you can walk in faith and hope. Your effort will be rewarded. Ephesians 5:14 Therefore He says: Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.
September 22, 2023: I will show you things that you need to recognize from the past; things that will reveal a need for correction. But, you must not dwell on times of rejection and reproach, which could cause you to lose heart. Rather, review difficult times objectively with an eye to make adjustments and then move on. This is an opportunity for freedom and greater spiritual strength. Philippians 3:13-14 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
September 21, 2023: When something you are trying to do becomes too difficult, consider that it may not be in your best interest or might even put you at risk. So, stop and reconsider the reason for your efforts. Wait until you have clarity and until you know for sure you are in the flow of the Spirit. Psalm 27:14 Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord!
September 20, 2023: Prepare your heart to receive all that I have for you in this season of change. Not everything will change, but you will notice that your body, soul and spirit are already being positioned to accept it. You can feel it, and you know that you are not the same as you were even a week ago. You are already making adjustments. 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.
September 19, 2023: Set yourself to stay calm, cool and collected when things seem to not be working out the way you intended. Refuse to become irritated or agitated. Take the time to check your attitude and be determined to move through every difficult circumstance with grace and faith in Me to show you a better way, says the Lord. Quiet your soul. Psalm 131:2 Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.
September 18, 2023: Establish yourself in faith and hope, but do not try to imagine what the future holds. You have today to do the best you can with where you are, what you do and and what you have. Settle yourself in the peace that comes with knowing that I am for you and with you, says the Lord, and leave the rest to Me. Psalm 18:2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
September 17, 2023: You are in the process of spiritual refinement. You are being tested and purified so that I may find you fit to carry out My purpose in you and your place on the earth. No one can take your place or do what I have intended for you. You alone can carry out your singular objective as you yield to the work of My Spirit, says the Lord. Daniel 12:10 Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.
September 16, 2023: This is the first day of a new spiritual year. It begins with a time of sifting and sorting. There will be things to keep and things to throw away. This will not only pertain to the physical realm, but more importantly will be an exercise of the soul. Internal work will continue with greater clarity than ever as you experience spiritual refinement. I will lead you forth with grace and give you the wisdom and ability to do all that your destiny requires, says the Lord. Believe it and receive it. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new.
September 15, 2023: Choose peace. Be at peace with yourself and others, and make this day one of tranquility instead of turmoil. Come into My rest and allow Me to establish you in quiet contemplation as you reflect on all things good and noble. Seek sanctuary in My presence and be refreshed, renewed and restored, says the Lord. Psalm 107:28-30 Then they cry out to the Lord in their trouble, and He brings them out of their distresses. He calms the storm, so that its waves are still. Then they are glad because they are quiet; so He guides them to their desired haven.
September 14, 2023: Rise up and receive all that I have for you, says the Lord. I have a plan and a future for you, so do not despair when you find yourself in difficult circumstances. You have the ability to overcome and become all that I have called and chosen you to be. Be done with the mundane and arise to your spiritual position. Psalm 104:31 May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in His works.
September 13, 2023: Do not waste your time worrying about what the future holds and what you would have to do to accommodate what is coming. You have today and this moment. You can make your plans, but be sure to hold them loosely because it is certain that what lies ahead of you will not be what you envisioned. The best you can do is trust Me, says the Lord, to lead, guide, direct and protect you. Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
September 12, 2023: When you reflect back on your life, do not just remember the challenges, difficulties and failures; remember the times of overcoming, being triumphant, and succeeding. Your life has not been just one or the other. You have had highs and lows. The high points have given you courage, and the low points have brought instruction and correction. Be thankful in all things. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-19 Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit.
September 11, 2023: When you feel as though you do not belong you must remember that you belong to Me, says the Lord. You belong in My eternal kingdom. You are not an outcast where it really counts. You are precious in My sight and loved beyond your ability to imagine. Rise above all thoughts of being unloved or not cared for; you are Mine and I am yours. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.
September 10, 2023: I heard in my spirit the phrase patient continuance. And the Lord said: Stay on course. Do not deviate from your purpose in My kingdom. Distractions will come that would cause you to lose focus and drift, but you must remain steadfast and immovable. Deliberately choose to be loyal and faithful to Me. 1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
September 9, 2023: When you are feeling lost and discombobulated, stop and take the time to get reoriented. Take inventory of who you are, what you are doing, where you are going and see that your relationships with others are clear of criticism, judgment or misunderstandings. Let your love shine with a pure heart. 1 Timothy 1:5-6 Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, from which some, having strayed, have turned aside to idle talk.
September 8, 2023: Establish yourself in unwavering faith so that you can transcend your flesh and carnal nature. It is through righteousness and by the power of My Spirit that you overcome the works of darkness. You must walk in the light to get free and stay free, says the Lord. Romans 8:5-6 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
September 7, 2023: Allow Me to lead you in the way you should go, and do not allow divisions to come between you and others because of race, creed, color, physical appearance, politics, or religious affiliation. Rather live and walk in the Spirit and let your love flow for everyone. Superiority and hatred have no place in My kingdom, says the Lord. Acts 10:34-35 Then Peter opened his mouth and said: In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.
September 6, 2023: You cannot advance spiritually or naturally when you continue to feel sorry for yourself. It is like being stuck in the mud. Rise up and set new obtainable goals. Even if you have to take small steps, every step will strengthen your resolve to extricate yourself from this dark place. Psalm 37:23-24: The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down.
September 5, 2023: Set your heart, mind and determination to treat everyone with the same respect that you desire for yourself. Be sure to reflect My character and nature in everything you do, says the Lord. Release yourself from prejudice and judging others from your place of strength to their position of weakness. Proverbs 16:18-19 Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall. Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
September 4, 2023: Last evening I looked out our west window to behold a stunningly beautiful sunset that lit up the bottom of the clouds like rows of glowing coals. I hurried to get my iPad to take a picture and in those few moments the colors had already begun to fade. And, I believe this was a sign that when a golden opportunity arises, we must not take it for granted or tarry. Get it while the getting is good. Ecclesiastes 9:11 I returned and saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to men of understanding, nor favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all.
September 3, 2023: Take a moment to reflect on how your life changed in the last season, and realize that you not only survived; you are beginning to thrive. You are in a better position to take the next step in fulfilling your destiny. You have had supernatural help in what you have accomplished. Be glad and rejoice. Psalm 77:14 You are the God who does wonders; You have declared Your strength among the peoples.
September 2, 2023: I am releasing a new wave of creativity for those who possess a sensitivity to nuance. Some of you have put away your gifting because you did not deem it to be worthy or worthwhile. Now is the time to pick it up again and use your creativity as a form of worship instead of a form of personal satisfaction, says the Lord. Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
September 1, 2023: You can make your plans for the days ahead, but you must hold them loosely with an open hand because you do not know exactly what the future holds for you. Focus instead on maintaining honest and unfailing relationship with Me, says the Lord. And, trust that I will reveal all that you need to know when it is time. Do your best with where you are and what you know about today. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
August 31, 2023: Today is a new day, so begin your day with a positive attitude, knowing that you can do all that I have called and chosen for you to do. Be done with self-doubt and discouragement. Rise up out of the dead ashes of the past with confidence that I am with you to guide you and give you the wisdom and help that you need to succeed, says the Lord. Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.
August 30, 2023: Listen with your heart to what I want to tell you, says the Lord. It is time for you to let go of remembering situations that have evoked a feeling of failure and hopelessness. It is time to move on from where you are, and put your hope in Me and not your circumstances, and I will elevate you above the mundane into the sublime. Philippians3:13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended, but one thing I do, forgetting those thing which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.
August 29, 2023: Do the best you can with what you have, and leave the rest to Me, says the Lord. You do not have to go beyond your abilities to please Me; you just need to be faithful. Condemnation is your enemy, so allow Me to lift you up and set your feet on the path of peace and joy as you leave past failures behind. Romans 14:16-18 Therefore do not let your good be spoken of as evil; for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men.
August 28, 2023: Be strong and of good courage. You have not been given more than you can effectively handle because you have access to My help and wisdom. When you get overwhelmed, seek My face and ask for My wisdom, direction, and strength, says the Lord. You are never alone; I am with you always. James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
August 27, 2023: You have come through unprecedented changes in the past few years. Do not mourn what you perceive as loss, but rather enter into an uncluttered and more honest existence. I am preparing you for a reward in the days ahead that you would have lost without making the necessary changes. 1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
August 26, 2023: You can now break through the barriers that have kept you from spiritual and natural progression. Use this renewed place of freedom in ways that will not only benefit you, but will bless others. Release yourself from the stress and strain of days gone by, and move ahead gently. Psalm 84:5-7 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a spring; the rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion.
August 25, 2023: As the events of the past few months fade, you will begin to settle into a new routine. It may seem strange at first, but you will adapt and see the benefits of where you are now compared to where you have been. Never forget that I am with you always, says the Lord. Isaiah 43:18-19 Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
August 24, 2023: You can change your course and destination by giving more attention to that which is in agreement with My will and purposes. Set your mind on things that will build you up instead of things that will tear you down. Establish yourself in hope and be done with discouragement and despair, says the lord. For, I am truly with you to bring you to a place of victory over self-destruction. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
August 23 2023: I speak to tale-bearers who are addicted to gossip as you share things that are none of your business. Treat others with the same love and respect that you desire for yourself. I tell you honestly that you are sowing seeds that will produce a harvest you will not enjoy. Be done with the pride that comes from judging others, and set your mind and heart of things of the Spirit. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12 But concerning brotherly love you have no need that I should write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another; and indeed you do so toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more; that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing.
August 22, 2023: Refuse to allow your thoughts and emotions to run counter to godliness. Set a watch and do not allow ungodly thoughts to stand. Deal with doubt and unbelief, and establish yourself in strong faith by trusting earnestly in spiritual truth in every situation. Only believe! 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.
August 21, 2023: There are things you have been putting off that you need to take care of. And, when you do, you will experience such great relief that you will wonder why you did not get that done earlier. Procrastination is bondage, but taking action is freedom. Set yourself free. Proverbs 13:4 The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.
August 20, 2023: Do not underestimate your position in the Kingdom. Many of you feel like you are ineffective and even expendable. You may not be called to reach multitudes with the Gospel, but you can establish righteousness and peace where you are. You can exhibit the fruit of the Spirit in everything you do. You can bring love where there is hatred, truth where there is deception, and acceptance for all people. You can make a difference. Philippians 3:13-14 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
August 19, 2023: Making adjustments to accommodate current conditions is a must. Be flexible and trust Me to direct your steps, says the Lord. Dire circumstances often require drastic measures. Do not be afraid to do whatever is necessary to get through difficult times. I am with you. Psalm 119:132-133 Look upon me and be merciful to me, as Your custom is toward those who love Your name. Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me.
August 18, 2023: You will begin to see the first stages of breakthrough and will realize that the things that held you back or were the source of consternation are things of the past. This is a new day. Embrace the freedom that comes with a clean slate. Rejoice as you fill this day with the best you have and with the goodness of My presence, says the Lord. Isaiah 43:18-19 Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
August 17, 2023: Establish yourself in humble and sincere worship, and you will find Me and experience My presence as never before. There is a place of entry that requires righteousness and complete surrender. Come to Me in Spirit without fleshly desires or concerns. Come to Me into the holy place where you can be refreshed, says the Lord. Acts 3:19 Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.
August 16, 2023: It has been a struggle to reach this new plateau, and the worst of the struggle is over. You can now establish yourself on this higher level of spirit life and awareness. You have made it through extreme challenges and you have not only survived, but you will begin to thrive on this new level of existence. 1 Peter 5:10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
August 15, 2023: Beloved, it seems like there is always one more thing you have to do to accomplish what has been set before you. But you are like a seed that has been planted; you had to put down roots and struggle up through the soil to find the sunlight. You have endured the wind, been refreshed by the rain, and had to endure temperature changes in light and in darkness. I tell you the truth that all that you have been through has made you stronger and caused you to seek My face, says the Lord. And here you are! Psalm 27:8 My heart says of you, Seek his face! Your face, Lord, I will seek.
August 14, 2023: Cast down every thought that rises up to bring you into condemnation, and then position yourself under the protection and strength of spiritual truth. These thoughts against yourself are counter productive to your spiritual growth and well being. If there is truly a need to repent do so, but do not allow yourself to get stuck in things of the past. 1 John 3:20 For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.
August 13, 2023: Many of you, My people, need to rest; not just physically, but spiritually. Your rest will come when you cast your burden on Me and trust Me to undertake on your behalf. Stop striving. Stop worrying, and, come into a place of solid faith; not hoping, but knowing that I am with you to help and strengthen you, says the Lord. Hebrews 4:10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.
August 12, 2023: When it feels like you are stuck and cannot move beyond where you are, take a breath and wait. Get in the flow of the Spirit instead of trying to get everything around you to conform to your schedule. To everything there is a season and a time for all things. Relax and move with spiritual purpose. Ecclesiastes 3:1 To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.
August 11, 2023: Position yourself in a way that will allow you to receive My perspective and wisdom in every situation and circumstance. Let Me lead you in the way of righteousness, peace and joy, says the Lord. Be sensitive to the conviction that comes when you deviate from the path that I have set you on, and be ready to punish disobedience by being obedient to My leading. 1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
August 10, 2023: There are things you can change, things you want to change, and things you can do nothing about. So, make changes where you can, and accept the things you have no power over. Then, pray about the rest. 1 Timothy 6:6 Now godliness with contentment is great gain.
August 9, 2023: Humility looks good on you. No one likes a proud look or haughty countenance. Only the foolish rise up in pride as they seek to overcome insecurity. You will find your security in relationship with the Most High God, and setting your heart on His pleasure instead of trying to gain the approval of man. Proverbs 16:18-19 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
August 8, 2023: Do not be afraid of the challenges you face. Stand in the assurance that I know everything about you, and I will give you the strength and wisdom you need to overcome every obstacle. It may not be easy, but you are equipped to do all that is necessary to get beyond this test. Luke 10:19 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.
August 7, 2023: You are still in a very dry time spiritually as you finish up what you started awhile ago. You have to get through this stretch of time before you can move into the fresh anointing provided for the new season. Do not get ahead of yourself. Take one step at a time and deal with one thing at a time as you make your way through this tedious place. It will require patience and perseverance, but I will give you the strength to endure, says the Lord. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on you own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
August 6, 2023: You are entering a season of elevation when you can advance spiritually. You will be able to achieve greater heights, and you will see visions and receive revelation with precision and clarity. There will be a stirring in your soul of expectation and excitement that will confirm the establishment of the moving of the Spirit. Go with the flow. Isaiah 41:18 I will open rivers in desolate heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.
August 5, 2023: You must release past memories of being rejected and not fitting in. You are not an inferior being; you have great value. Those who have shunned you only revealed their own insecurities. Rise up in the knowledge of My eternal love and acceptance, and refuse to allow the evil actions and intentions of others to diminish you, says the Lord. Matthew 12:20 A bruised reed He will not break, and smoking flax He will not quench, till He sends forth justice to victory.
August 4, 2023: Everything you do in life either lifts you up or tears you down. There are always things that need to be torn down and discarded, but your life is a treasure to be valued and protected. Treat yourself with mercy and kindness. You are not your own; you belong to Me, says the Lord. Handle yourself with care. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which belong to God.
August 3,2023: As you break through the illusions of what religious exercise will do for you, the truth of living in the Spirit will become a new and fresh reality. It will be like a new awakening to know that whatever comes from the heart is what changes you for better or for worse and not what you put on from the outside. Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.
August 2, 2023: In a vision I saw a pool of very clear water fed by a mountain stream. The water was still and without ripple, and there was someone looking into the clear water to see his own reflection. And, I heard the Lord say: Quiet and calm your soul so that it is like this pool without a ripple. Then, you can see yourself clearly and know who you are in Me, says the Lord, and you will know where to go from here. Isaiah 32:17 The fruit of righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.
August 1, 2023: This is a time when you can begin to see your way through the maze of bizarre circumstances that you have been mired in. Do your best to keep your mind clear of anxiety so that you can truly walk by faith and be hopeful. Just like every other test of courage to move forward, you will get to the other side. Romans 5:1-4 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.
July 31, 2023: There are challenges that you must work your way through, but it is My desire that you confront those issues without getting into conflict. Refuse to play the blame game, but rather seek to find what it is in yourself that needs to be brought into divine order. Only through maintaining peace will you gain the understanding necessary to overcome, says the Lord. 1 Peter 3:10-12 For He who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from speaking deceit. Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.
July 30, 2023: Be still, watch, and discern. This is a moment of silence before you take the next step. Take time to renew your confidence in Me. Restate your faith and re-establish yourself on a firm spiritual foundation so that you know absolutely who you are in Me, says the Lord. Zechariah 2:13 Be silent all flesh before the Lord, for He is aroused from His holy habitation.
July 29, 2023: The old season is beginning to wind down, and this process has to be complete before you gear up for the next move of My Spirit, says the Lord. This is a time to clean up and clear up lingering issues of the past in order to be ready for what is next. Search your heart to know what needs to be done. 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.
July 28, 2023: Deliberately put yourself in a place of safety in Me, says the Lord. I am your very present help in times of trouble. Refuse to allow difficult circumstances to create confusion and despair. You may have been derailed in a sense, but you are still strong in spirit, and you know the way out is to exercise your faith, knowing that what you have been going through is temporary. Stay strong. Psalm 18:2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
July 27, 2023: Do not be afraid to make changes; these are days when you have opportunities to redefine your purpose and streamline your procedure in accomplishing your goals. You have worked to this end, and will now be able to see the rewards of your efforts, says the Lord. Move with the flow of My Spirit. Acts 17:26-28 And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their pre-appointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, For we are also His offspring.
July 26, 2023: Now is a time to reflect on how you navigated your most recent challenge. Did you lose your composure or did you stand on your foundation of faith and trust Me to bring you through? This is a new day in which to do learn and grow, and to refuse the temptation to dump down into condemnation. Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
July 25, 2023: You are very close to being able to break through a long-standing problem that has been difficult to overcome. Your ability to continue to press on in spite of the difficulty has been impressive, but now the doors will open to show you the way to a real answer. Be sensitive to My leading, says the Lord. Psalm 23:1-3 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His names sake.
July 24, 2023: These are serious times that call for serious measures. It is not a time to be flamboyant or gregarious. It is a time to be quiet and cautious, a time of heightened spiritual awareness if you put away things of the flesh. Set aside the things that keep you from spending time in prayer and meditation, and come into My presence, says the Lord. Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy meditate on these things.
July 23, 2023: Stand strong and resolute against the attacks from the enemy. Refuse to give up one inch of your well-being. I have given you power and authority over all the work of satan. He can only maintain the power over you that you allow. Rise up and take your rightful position over him, says the Lord. Luke 10:18-19 And He said to them,I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 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.
July 22, 2023: Today is a new day; one in which you can recover. Take the time to come into My presence and receive all that I have for you in this season. Set your heart and mind on believing that you can rise up out of the dead ashes of the past and be rejuvenated, says the Lord. You must believe before you can receive. Isaiah 60:1-2 Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.
July 21, 2023: I speak to many of you who need healing from the stress of unresolved circumstances. Come to Me!Â I am your Healer. I will bring health and wholeness to your body, soul, and spirit. Come and rest in My presence, and know that there is nothing too big for Me to help you with, says the Lord. Psalm 9:9-10 The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.
July 20, 2023: Timing is everything. You must position yourself to go with the flow of change. There are things that you have counted on to make you feel more secure, but these are times when you will have to leave the past behind and move forward into the new era ahead of you. Your security will be found in your relationship to your God and King and not external things. Be flexible. Matthew 6:33-34 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
July 19, 2023: I have gone before you to make crooked places straight. All you have to do is follow My leading and trust that I will bring you to your appointed place and time. Leave your troubles behind you and allow My Spirit to flow through you unhindered. Be strong and keep the faith, says the Lord. Isaiah 42:16 I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, and not forsake them.
July 18, 2023: You are entering a new era. It will not be evident suddenly, but will become a reality one day at a time. You will be required to leave the things of the past behind before you move into the next phase of your existence. It will feel like loss, but your past experiences have become a part of you that cannot be separated out. Take your next steps with grace.1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
July 17, 2023: To those who are worn out with the stress and strain of the difficulties you have faced, take your rest. Put aside the cares and woes that have sapped your energy, and come to Me for restoration and rejuvenation. Be still. Let your body recover in the quietness of My presence, says the Lord. Hosea 6: 1-3 Come, and let us return to the Lord; for He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up. After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His sight. Let us know, let us pursue the knowledge of the Lord. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, like the latter and former rain to the earth.
July 16, 2023: Position yourself to receive and walk in the new anointing that is being released. It is available to you, but you must access it by faith. This anointing is for the purpose of making you more aware spiritually to fulfill more completely all that I have given you to accomplish, says the Lord. This anointing will cause you to be more effective in all that you do. 1 John 2:27 But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.
July 15, 2023: For those who have been through a rough patch, things will begin to smooth out. Just be patient and maintain a position of faith. Come into My rest, says the Lord. In that rest is assurance that I am with you. Let go of your intensity and allow My Spirit to move and flow through you to establish peace and a sense of safety and security. Psalm 91:1-2 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.
July 14, 2023: Deliberately position yourself in the center of My will, says the Lord. Stay focused and refuse to allow your mind to wander from the truth of My Word. Fear and worry will take you down a path that will lead you away from peace and light, so hold on to hope and let your heart be filled with praise. In everything give thanks. Psalm 42:11 Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God.
July 13, 2023: You cannot please all of the people all of the time; you can only please some of the people some of the time. But, that cannot be your focus. Set your sights on that which is eternal instead of what is temporary. Live to please your God and King, and do all you can to seek Him and do His will, and do not worry about those who judge you. Matthew 7:1-5 Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.Â And why do you look at the speck in your brother eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, Let me remove the speck from your eye; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brothers eye.
July 12, 2023: Strive to be the best example of life in the Spirit that you can be. Those who do not know Me will scrutinize you to see if what you have is real and within reach for themselves. You may be the only Bible that they read, and it is your responsibility to demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit, says the Lord. Galatians 5:22-23 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
July 11, 2023: Do not worry about what you could have, should have, or might have done. Face the facts of what you have done with no regrets. You have learned valuable lessons that will serve you well. Look to what you can and will do that will bring glory to My kingdom, says the Lord. I will show you the way. Be strong! Philippians 3:12-14 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. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
July 10, 2023: Do not worry about what you could have, should have, or might have done. Face the facts of what you have done with no regrets. You have learned valuable lessons that will serve you well. Look to what you can and will do that will bring glory to My kingdom, says the Lord. I will show you the way. Be strong! Philippians 3:12-14 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. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
July 9, 2023: If you will put away distractions and determine to live your life within the framework of My Spirit, I will bring you to a higher level of spiritual sensitivity. I will open to you revelations of My kingdom that you could not have imagined. But, when your focus is on yourself and the world, your spiritual life is suffocated. You must choose. Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
July 8, 2023: Move with the flow of the changes of this season. Do whatever it takes to stay on track spiritually, emotionally, and physically. These are days that will test your strength and endurance, but you are well able to come through triumphantly as you maintain your focus and concentration on all that is good and true. Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
July 7, 2023: Beloved, I am your strength and your victory. Only through Me will you overcome all obstacles and rise above darkness to live in the light. Exercise your faith in knowing that I am with you and for you. Put aside your worries and cares and put your trust in Me, says the Lord. I am your very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
July 6, 2023: Calm yourself. Do not worry or be afraid. I am with you to bring you through every situation, and I will take you step by step. You are not forgotten or alone. Rise up in the confidence of My presence and My power to lead, guide, direct and protect you, says the Lord. Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
July 5, 2023: Instead of focusing on what you do not have, count your blessings and be grateful for what you do have. Set your course and get going in the direction of gratitude and a pure heart. Be willing to be used to bless others when opportunities arise. Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
July 4, 2023: Freedom is a state of mind before it becomes a circumstance. You have the power to think without restraint even when you have to adhere to restrictions. You have the ability to choose your actions and reactions. Choose wisely. Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
July 3, 2023: You must position yourself to accept change. Some things will never be the same again. Move past difficulties and disappointment, and seek to find development and contentment in your relationship with Me, says the Lord. I will not change; I am the same always. Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
July 2, 2023: Look up; look to the heavens. Listen for My voice and receive wisdom for the next leg of your spiritual journey. Rise above the things of the earth and reach beyond your earthly limitations to achieve that which has been out of your natural ability to access. You can do more than you think you can, says the Lord. James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given.
July 1, 2023: You will begin to take your first steps into the new era. What has felt sometimes like a log jam in your life will give way to the moving of the river. It will be slow at first, but will gain momentum as you go. The frustrations of the past will start to fade, and you will see things from a renewed perspective. Hold on to hope. John 7:38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.
Faith Tabernacle of Kremmling
Bill and Marsha Burns
P. O. Box 1148
Kremmling, Colorado 80459
Faith Tabernacle of Kremmling