SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND
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."


DECEMBER 2017

December 14, 2017:  I am directing you to do things that you would not normally do, but I have purpose for you in the byways of life.  Not to mention that I want you to be present in ways that will reveal My presence, says the Lord.  Be sensitive and obedient to My leading.  It is unlikely that you will know the impact of what you do at this time.  Isaiah 6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: "Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?" Then I said, "Here am I! Send me."

December 13, 2017:  Many of you feel scorned and unloved.  And, I tell you honestly that even though your environment seems harsh and inhospitable, the love I have for you exceeds your expectations.  You are a treasure to Me, says the Lord.  Let go of your feelings of rejection and come to Me and receive My love.  Romans 8:38-39  For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

December 12, 2017:  As I waited on the Lord, I sensed movement in the spirit realm.  It was very strong and yet mysterious.  And, I heard the Lord say, "I am moving in ways that are beyond anything that you have seen or understood.  This work will affect My people at a core level that is untapped and rarely accessed.  Only those who get quiet and exercise extreme discernment will be aware of what I am now doing."  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!

December 11, 2017:  Come in spirit and seek My face, says the Lord.  I  want you to search for Me in earnest with a true heart so that you can find Me and know Me.  You need Me more than ever, and you need a fresh anointing so that you can fulfill your destiny.  I have great things planned for you, but you must position yourself so that you can receive all that I have in store.  Jeremiah 29:13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.

December 10:  Stay the course.  Continue to move ahead at a steady pace with your eyes fixed on your destination.  Refuse to be drawn away from that which is vitally important to your spiritual well-being.  Even as many things demand your attention and resources, you must continually guard your heart, says the Lord.  Maintain integrity and be true to yourself.  Psalms 26:11 But as for me, I will walk in my integrity; redeem me and be merciful to me.

December 8, 2017:  Deception abounds.  However, you have chosen to know Me and to walk and live in My Spirit where truth and honesty prevail.  You can only be honest when you have nothing to hide.  Hiding your sin will keep you from pure relationship with Me, says the Lord.  I would have you deal with everything in you that wants to stay hidden.  Repent and bring everything to the light.  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.

December 7, 2017:  I see you.  I know all that you are, all that you think, and all that you do.  You might be able to hide from the people around you, but you cannot hide from Me.  And, I honor those whose hearts desire to know Me by releasing righteousness, peace, and joy.  I look to bless and prosper those who have a genuine relationship with Me, says the Lord.  Romans 14:17 ...the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

December 6, 2017:  Many of you have been caught in the middle of a disagreement, and you feel hard pressed to choose which side to be on.  But, I tell you honestly that you do not have to choose.  You must rise above the dilemma of your soul and seek My face, says the Lord, where there is no prejudice or partiality.  Your choice must be to live in righteousness and peace.  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."

December 5, 2017:  I speak to those of you who once dedicated yourself to know Me and to serve Me only to grow lukewarm or even cold.  I tell you honestly that you will have opportunities to renew yourself in a genuine search to find Me.  There will be a release from the powers of darkness that have pulled you away from your commitment.  You will find Me again, says the Lord.  Deuteronomy 6:5 "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength."

December 4, 2017:  In a vision I saw earth's atmosphere in layers.  Near the surface of the earth it was very dark, but every layer above the earth was progressively lighter.  And, the Lord said, "The higher up you go, the more light is available so that when you get close to Me it is all light with no darkness at all.  Come up here!"  John 8:12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."

December 3:  Let My peace be the constant in your life so that when peace is disturbed you make the proper adjustments.  Spiritual reality must be your priority rather than the chaos of the world and world systems.  Peace will be the result of putting your trust in Me, says the Lord.  Know that I am for you and with you to bring you through every difficulty.  Stay close.  Philippians 4:7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

December 1, 2017:  These times require your utmost attention to your spiritual position.  The world is full of darkness and trouble, but you can make decisions to be righteous in the midst of a crooked generation.  You do not have to fall prey to evil in these days, says the Lord.  Be led by My Spirit in all things so that you can be an overcomer.  Philippians 2:14-16  Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.

 

NOVEMBER 2017

November 30, 2017:  Get ready to take the next step.  Part of that preparation is letting go of things that have held you back or have been a source of discouragement.  Only then will you be able to access the freedom available to you in moving forward.  It is My will for you to walk in the Spirit and in perfect liberty, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

November 29, 2017:  Refuse to allow poor choices and mistakes from the past to keep you from progressing as the best version of yourself right here; right now.  I am the God of forgiveness and renewal, says the Lord.  I see the beginning and the end.  I am the author of conviction and not condemnation.  Conviction is the opportunity to go higher while condemnation takes you down.  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.

November 28, 2017:  I saw a man with a large canvas on an easel.  He had been working on painting a landscape for quite some time, but there was something not quite right about the picture.  It no longer expressed the intention of his soul, and he didn't know how to fix it.  There was too much of the painting that did not work for him.  So, he began with a new canvas and a new idea of what he wanted to express.  He began to paint with renewed freedom and fresh anointing.  I could tell that this was going to be a masterpiece.  And, the Lord said, "I want you to begin again with a renewed sense of freedom and anointing."  Psalm 92:10 But my horn You have exalted like a wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil. 

November 27, 2017:  In a vision I saw a huge gust of wind that picked up debris from the ground and blew it away.  Following that I could smell the freshness of rain coming.  And, I heard the Lord say, "For those whose hearts are steadfast in My kingdom, there will be a clearing out of old debris and defilement followed by a time of refreshing in the Spirit.  This refreshment will do away with discouragement and bring new hope and clarity."  Psalm 72:6 He shall come down like rain upon the grass before mowing, like showers that water the earth.

November 26:  Look how far you have come!  The difficulties that you have endured and overcome have instructed you and driven you to find Me in a more meaningful and concrete way.  Your days of trouble are not to be disdained; they are to be recognized as a necessary part of your growth process.  Don't lament, says the Lord.  Rejoice for where you are now and where I will take you from here.  Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.

November 24, 2017:  Establish and maintain unity with Me, says the Lord.  Only then will you be able to develop spiritual acuity.  Stay focused on things that have eternal value and you will be able to perceive with greater clarity all that I show you.  Your future depends on your desire and willingness to be one with Me.  John 17:22 "And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one."

November 23, 2017:  Do not be surprised when you find that you are revisiting old places of flesh responses when you thought you had dealt with the problem already.  These tests will be a reminder to you that you cannot let your guard down.  This time when you do the internal work it will be on a higher spiritual level than last time.  You really are progressing, says the Lord.  Psalm 66:10 For You, O God, have tested us; You have refined us as silver is refined.

November 22, 2017:  Sin and darkness abound, but I do not want you to get stuck with feelings of overwhelming hopelessness.  Your hope is not in world conditions, but in spiritual truth.  Make a determination to rise higher in the Spirit so that you can see with greater clarity what I am doing to prepare My people for future events.  Trust in Me, says the Lord.  Psalms 118:8 It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.

November 21, 2017:  Stop and consider that most of what you are worried or concerned about is beyond your ability to change.  You only have authority where you have legitimate responsibility.  You cannot violate another person's free-will choices by trying to exercise control.  Liberate others in the same way that you desire to walk in personal freedom, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

November 20, 2017:  Strengthen your internal values and be true to what you deem important to your well-being.  There is a myriad of voices expressing various ideals, principles, and opinions.  But, you must embrace what is right and fight against evil.  You know by the Spirit the difference between right and wrong, says the Lord.  Let your conscience be your guide.  Hebrews 5:14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

November 19:  Pay attention and know that hindering assignments have been sent against you to impede your progress.  Watch for the areas of life where you have lost momentum or have stopped moving forward in spiritual progression.  You will need to resist the forces set against you.  It may take extraordinary work to press through, but it will be worth the effort, says the Lord.  Freedom awaits!  James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

November 17, 2017:  Be sensitive and follow My lead, for I am showing you ways in which you can make changes that will result in better living.  These will be mostly simple and small adjustments.  It is My desire that you live at the highest level of spiritual effectiveness possible.  But, you must be willing to let go of things that will hinder your rise to a new level of success in Spirit, says the Lord.  Ecclesiastes 10:10 If the ax is dull, and one does not sharpen the edge, then he must use more strength; but wisdom brings success.

November 16, 2017:  Protection of your personal boundaries will be of paramount importance in the days ahead.  Do not allow others to make a mess in your life or in your spiritual space.  This means that you must guard, secure and fortify yourself so that you can establish and maintain righteousness and peace, says the Lord.  1 Peter 1:13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

November 15, 2017:  You are still in a time of quiet reflection.  Even though it seems difficult, if not impossible, to move forward you must take this opportunity to do some very deep internal work that will ultimately pave the way to freedom.  This is a rare moment in time when you can make great strides in spiritual liberty, says the Lord.  Psalms 46:10a Be still, and know that I am God.

November 14, 2017:  In a vision I saw a man who had endured great heartache and grief.  As I watched, he got up and walked away from the things that held him back.  He rose up with increased strength and courage with a determination to move with God in Spirit and see better days.  Old disappointments left behind in long forgotten places were no longer relevant.  He had new hope and a new beginning.  And, I heard the Lord say, "I want you to do the same."  Philippians 3:13 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.

November 13, 2017:  Refuse to live your life dwelling on the pain of rejection.  Rejection was a fact of life from the beginning of the world.  And, rejection continues to be a fact of life for all people.  However, I have not rejected you, says the Lord.  My love for you will never change.  When you are spurned by others, turn to Me.  Let My love be your guiding light.  John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."

November 12:  Be sensitive and discerning.  I will show you errors in judgment by revealing presumption, and I will show you errors in logistics.  Correction will be an easy thing as long as you stay in the Spirit and refuse to beat yourself up for not being perfect.  Be humble and stay flexible, says the Lord.  This is no time to take a defensive posture.  Psalms 25:9 The humble He guides in justice, and the humble He teaches His way.

November 10, 2017:  You are in spiritual pause.  Take this time to reflect on the progress you have made in the past two years and rejoice to see how far you have come.  You are about to enter into a phase of preparation for that which is ahead.  But, you do not have to be afraid that you will miss the next move of My Spirit.  It is I who will prepare you and position you to accomplish My will, says the Lord.  Move with the flow of My Spirit.  Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

November 9, 2017:  Even though worldly systems and issues seem to always be pulling at you to be discouraged, I want you to encourage yourself.  Change your focus to see the work that I am doing in, around and through you, says the Lord.  You are not of this world.  You are citizens of My kingdom where there is no evil, no exploitation, or inequality.  Look up!  John 17:16 "They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world."

November 8, 2017:  Once again, I am going to turn on the flood lights so that you can see with greater clarity exactly what is going on in the realm of the Spirit.  What happens in the Spirit will be expressed in your natural life.  So, it is important for you to know and discern your spiritual environment.  Be sensitive to My leading, says the Lord.  1 Timothy 5:25 ...the good works of some are clearly evident, and those that are otherwise cannot be hidden.

November 7, 2017:  I speak to those who are feeling lost and rejected; perhaps even disenfranchised.  You must let go of anger and bitterness with regard to perceived or actual rejection or dismissal.  Be assured that your acceptance will only come spiritually as you seek to know Me, says the Lord.  I have not forsaken you nor marginalized you in any way.   Know that My love for you is everlasting.  Romans 8:38-39   For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

November 6, 2017:  You are about to enjoy a sense of stability that has been lacking for quite some time.  I will reveal ways for you to be safer and more solid in your life experience, and you will learn new ways to overcome and be victorious, says the Lord.  Prepare yourself to move forward as you leave the past behind.   1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

November 5:  I have set you on a course that will result in a more intimate relationship with Me, says the Lord. You will begin to notice greater clarity and precision in your walk in the Spirit, not to mention a deeper understanding of My purposes for you. But, this walk and progression will be one step at a time as you deal with bringing everything that I show you into perfect order. Luke 9:57 Now it happened as they journeyed on the road, that someone said to Him, "Lord, I will follow You wherever You go."

November 3, 2017:  You are always choosing your future.  Every decision creates a result.  That is why you should carefully consider every thought and make adjustments before you act.  This is the law of sowing and reaping, and that law cannot be broken.  What you sow always produces a harvest, whether good or bad.  Set yourself to do good and avoid evil, says the Lord.  1 Peter 3:11 Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.

November 2, 2017:  I am bringing you into a time of recovery and restoration.  You need to recover the things that you have lost and be restored to being solid in your spirit, soul, and body, says the Lord.  This will be a deliberate process on your part as you trust Me to impart wisdom and direction in all things.  Strength will come.  Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

November 1, 2017:  Beloved, I want you to take care of your spirit life like you would care for an infant child.  You need to feed it, protect  and nurture it.  You need to keep it alive and growing.  When you neglect it, it will wither and die and become a thing of the past; a dim memory.  Your spirit life is your future, your destiny, and your eternity, says the Lord.   John 17:3 "And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent."


 Faith Tabernacle of Kremmling
Bill and Marsha Burns
P. O. Box 1148
Kremmling, Colorado 80459


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