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 2018

December 14, 2018:  When you do not know what to do or where to go, ask Me for wisdom.  You are not going to understand My will by asking other people about it.  They don't know you like I do or care about you as I do.  Do not to be afraid to go straight to the Source of your existence and well-being for insight and good judgment.  Establish yourself in close relationship by seeking Me often and trusting and depending on Me, 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 to him.

December 13, 2018:  Save yourself the agony of disappointment and discouragement by trusting that I will bring you through every challenge.  Being overwhelmed will not help you, but faith will.  Try to maintain a positive attitude in the face of negative circumstances.  Look to Me for help and direction, says the Lord.  Psalm 61:2 From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

December 12, 2018:  In a vision I saw an individual climbing a rock wall--absolutely scrambling up the seemingly impossible vertical heights.  And, I heard the Lord say, "There are things that have seemed impossible to you or beyond your ability to accomplish.  However, I am calling you to a high place in spirit where relative few of My people will go.  I will empower you and even give you supernatural strength to do what I have set before you.  Just take the first step."  Psalm 148:1 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise Him in the heights!

December 11, 2018:  Watch for a further separation between those who are completely devoted to Me and those who have a casual religious connection.  I am calling My sheep to a high and unsurpassed, pristine feeding ground where they can feast on My word with a revived spiritual appetite.  I call you by name and invite you to follow Me to this high place, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 6:17 Therefore, come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.

December 10, 2018:  I am looking for those whose hearts are not satisfied with status quo.  To those who have a desire to know Me better, I will open to you greater spiritual understanding that will take you deeper, higher and wider.  I will take you beyond your old boundaries, and you will be astounded at what you can see and know, says the Lord.  Isaiah 54:2 "Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; do not spare; lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes."

December 9:  You are in the early stages--the very beginning of the current spiritual season.  And, you can barely tell a difference from the last season; the changes are imperceptible.  But, the subtleties are important and powerful.  Take the time to evaluate what has occurred in the past two months, and you will see more clearly the significance of what I am doing in your life, says the Lord.  Zechariah 4:10 For who has despised the day of small things?

December 7, 2018:  I speak to those who have allowed your heart to be hardened in certain aspects of life.  Will you allow your heart to be softened by My Spirit?  Will you be willing to give yourself permission to walk in love?  I will reveal your heart to you so that you can see clearly where you need to forgive and release, says the Lord.  I want to hold your heart in My hands.  Hebrews 3:13 but exhort one another daily, while it is called "Today," lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

December 6, 2018:  Beloved, don't be afraid.  I am with you to show you the way--to direct your steps so that you fulfill My will in your life, says the Lord.  Put your trust in Me as you quiet your soul and give turmoil no place.  These are important days in your progression and transition from where you have been to a more complete expression of who you really are.  Prepare to move forward.  1 Peter 1:7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

December 5, 2018:  In a vision I saw a turtle retract its head and legs into its shell, and I heard the Lord say: "This is a time when you need to retreat from external chaos and establish yourself in a place of peace and quiet.  If you are to hear My still, small voice you must be silent.  Quiet your flesh and seek tranquility."  Zechariah 2:13 Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD, for He is aroused from His holy habitation!

December 4, 2018:  Please know that when people spew hatred and vitriol into the atmosphere, they are sowing bad seed and corruption into the spiritual environment.  And, I tell you the truth that the harvest is in full swing.  You wonder why things feel so bleak; this is the reason.  Begin to sow seeds of peace for your future well-being, says the Lord.  Job 4:8 Even as I have seen, those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same.

December 3:  What you think and do in these days will have an extraordinary impact on the days ahead.  Therefore, you should take the condition of your soul and spirit very seriously and make necessary corrections to achieve the best possible outcome.  This is no time to be glib or frivolous.  Your future depends on it, says the Lord.  Proverbs 24:12 If you say, "Surely we did not know this," Does not He who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, does He not know it? And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?

December 2:  It is more important than ever that you actually live in Me and become aware of pitfalls.  There is a myriad of distractions that could take you off course if you aren't paying attention.  Establish good priorities so that you can remain spiritually connected.  Do nothing apart from the moving of My Spirit, says the Lord.  John 15:4 "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me."

NOVEMBER 2018

November 30, 2018:  The enemy is at work to make you feel spiritually dry or impotent.  Do not accept his lies.  My Spirit is alive within you, but at times is imperceptible because of your uncertainty.  Quiet yourself until you know without a doubt that I am in you and with you, says the Lord.  Let My life spring up in you and flow like a river out of you.  John 7:38 "He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water."

November 29, 2018:  Do what it takes to be consciously aware of My presence at all times.  Refuse to be distracted from living in the Spirit and walking in harmony with spiritual truth.  Do good and depart from evil.  These are perilous times, and it will take deliberate effort to stay on track.  I will also help you if you ask, says the Lord.  2 Timothy 3:1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come.

November 28, 2018:  Self-examination and internal work continue to be a priority.  When you blame others for the results of what you have done, you will continue to reap the harvest of bad attitudes and motivations.  Change must begin with realizing your own culpability.  Be honest with yourself and others in all things, says the Lord.  Remember that you reap what you sow.  Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

November 27, 2018:  Listen carefully and hear My voice, for I will give you the wisdom and direction you need.  I have no favorites in My kingdom.  I do not value one over another.  I do not withhold My love or provision.  All that I have made already exists and can be accessed through faith in Me, says the Lord.  Make your way through doubt and unbelief; sweep away the cobwebs of confusion and ask in faith.  James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.

November 26, 2018:  It is important to make life in the Spirit the nucleus of your being--the absolute focal point and heart of your existence.  Nothing of eternal value can come from focus on the flesh.  In this season you will have to work harder than ever to override the noise and distractions of the world.  Rise above the nonsense to live on the solid foundation of spiritual truth, says the Lord.  1 Corinthians 3:11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

November 25:   Identify specifically the issues that are causing trouble for you.  Do what is necessary to correct those things that you have power to do something about.  Let Me give you the wisdom to know what you can do.  Then, trust Me with the rest.  I can do what you cannot.  Deliberately bring these issues to Me and release them, says the Lord.  Have faith!  Mark 11:22 So Jesus answered and said to them, "Have faith in God."

November 23, 2018:  I speak to those who are discouraged, and I tell you the truth that discouragement will kill your faith.  You must look up and seek Me for wisdom and guidance.  I hear your prayers of faith, and I will direct your steps.  Rise up out of the dead ashes of the past, and refuse to get tired of doing what is right and good, says the Lord.  Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

November 22, 2018:  Do not worry about what the future holds.  Make the most of the time you have today.  Rise above the darkness that comes with disputes and allow a generous spirit to rule.  Be generous in your attitudes and behavior, says the Lord.  Let My light shine through you to bring peace and joy.  Romans 14:17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

November 21, 2018:  There are many things that seem to require your attention in these days, but you can still set your mind and heart to stay connected to Me, says the Lord.  Your hope should not be in things of the earth whether health, finances, or balance of power.  Your only true hope is in trusting Me in everything.  Rise up spiritually to fulfill your eternal destiny through genuine faith.  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 20, 2018:  Take a deep breath and settle yourself in peace.  You have endured disturbing and upsetting circumstances, but you must let the past be the past before you can forge ahead.  This is a new day.  Set yourself to allow My strength to be the basis for a new beginning.  I am with you and will uphold you.  Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

November 19, 2018:  The new season that began with Rosh Hashanah is now in full swing.  It is a time when you can move into the manifestation of greater spiritual power and experience a level of higher discernment and awareness.  Access by genuine faith the new anointing that is now available to you.  Set yourself to become a true worshiper, says the Lord.  John 4:23 "But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him."

November 18:  In a vision I saw a man clearing the rubble from a brick wall that had been destroyed, and when I looked beyond the wall I saw a city in ruins and a few people working to clear the rubble.  And, I heard the Lord say, "This is a picture of the church, which has been ravaged and lies in ruins.  I call to the remnant to clean up the mess and rebuild according to My plumb line and standards.  It will be a great and lasting work."  Hosea 6:1  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.

November 16, 2018:  I kept hearing the sound of victory in my spirit, and I felt the soft touch of the Spirit confirming His word that we are overcomers and will see better days ahead.  Life has not been easy, but we have learned much about ourselves, others, and the work of God through the challenges we faced.  We thank God for His wisdom, direction, and goodness.  1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

November 15, 2018:  You will be required to exercise patience especially when you encounter difficulties.  You might not want to respond with patient continuance, but failing to do so is the function of pride.  I would have your every response be one of righteousness and peace, says the Lord.  Allow My Spirit to rule in your heart.  Ecclesiastes 7:8 The end of a thing is better than its beginning; the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

November 14, 2018:  Darkness covers the earth, but you must not become part of that darkness.  I have called you to be light and to bring light into every situation and circumstance.  Your light will encourage others to also move into light and the brightness of life, says the Lord.  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."

November 13, 2018:  I have called you to a new anointing that requires your awareness.  You can improve your spiritual discernment by looking and listening as I reveal My purposes.  It is My desire that you deliberately ascend to a higher place where you can receive wisdom and direction.  Quietly and powerfully  carry out My instructions, says the Lord.  Psalm 101:6  My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with Me; he who walks in a perfect way, he shall serve Me.

November 12, 2018:  Remove yourself from everything that creates unrest in your soul, and come close to Me, says the Lord.  I am calling you to new anointing if you can receive it, but it requires your complete dedication.  Your eligibility comes with separation from the world and worldly values as well as commitment to the work of My Spirit.  Rise up to this higher level of fidelity and your spiritual awareness and understanding will increase.  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.

November 11:  If you are in a conundrum and do not know what to do, seek Me for wisdom and direction.  Trust that I will show you the way.  As you reflect on times past when you got off track, you will be able to see more clearly the errors in thought and feelings that misled you, says the Lord.  Be willing to change your methods of operation.  Isaiah 48:17 Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the Lord your God, Who teaches you to profit, Who leads you by the way you should go."

November 9, 2018:  For those who have ears to hear, eyes to see, and a heart to receive, I am releasing a new and powerful anointing.  That anointing will enable you to carry out My will surreptitiously and without opposition from the enemy, says the Lord.  I will give you divine wisdom and direction so that you can carry out My wishes with excellence.  Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

November 8, 2018:  The past is coming up for review again, and you must choose whether or not to wallow in regret or to learn from mistakes and make adjustments.  The temptation will be to entertain condemnation, but that would be a flesh response when the answer is to walk and live in the Spirit.  Choose the high ground, says the Lord.  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.

November 7, 2018:  Many have deviated from the path that I have chosen for them.  They have done this by allowing their hearts to be divided by turning their attention to their trouble instead of drawing near to Me, says the Lord.  I want My people to return to a place of spiritual safety and strength with single focus and renewed love.  Psalm 37:39 But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; He is their strength in the time of trouble.

November 6, 2018:  These are days to be excellent.  Be the best version of yourself possible.  Arise to every position of righteousness, justice and faithfulness.  Hold yourself to the high standard of My Word and purposes.  You can do this because I have sent the Helper to assist you in this endeavor, says the Lord.  John 14:26 "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you."

November 5, 2018:  You, My people, are always transitioning from day to day, week to week, month to month, season to season, and year to year.  You continue to be in a state of transformation as experiences and challenges present opportunities for spiritual growth.  Right now you are in the early days of a new season.  I will give you wisdom and guidance as you move forward by the power of My Spirit, says the Lord.  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.

November 4:  You are in a time of heightened awareness.  It will be possible for you to perceive things that you normally would not discern.  However, you will have to position yourself to pay attention if you are going to notice and realize the nuances of your surroundings in this season, says the Lord.  I will give you the ability, but you must exercise it.  Ephesians 5:14 Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light."

November 2, 2018:  Take nothing for granted.  Look beyond the obvious to observe the subtlety.  There is more to see than you anticipated, says the Lord.  Do not be too sure of yourself.  Remember that being overly confident equates to pride, which is not a becoming feature.  Carefully guard your heart.  Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

November 1, 2018:  Examine yourself to see if your thought pattern is becoming a habit and setting a trend that is not consistent with My word or purposes.  Do not depart from My will for your life, but rather set a course that will draw you closer to Me, says the Lord.  It is My will that you become One with Me in thought, action and purpose--always seeking truth and righteousness.  John 17:22-23 "And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me."


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


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