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."
THINGS FOR 2019
February 18, 2019: My true disciples are moving with the flow of My Spirit, and everything is in the order of purpose and destiny. Refuse the possibility of getting off track through disappointment and discouragement. Trust that even the conditions that seem bleak or hostile will give you opportunities to grow in ways that you otherwise would not, says the Lord. Stay close to Me. Matthew 7:14 "Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it."
February 17: Rise up spiritually into My presence and receive the fresh and powerful anointing that is being poured out on those who desire it. There are things for you to do, but the accomplishment of those things will require the anointing. Access a new infilling of My Holy Spirit for this season and allow spiritual power, gifts and fruit to manifest in your life, says the Lord. 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.
February 15, 2019: Life requires patience and perseverance, but many of My people want to do life in giant leaps. There are many lessons to learn and victories that will take one day at a time and one step at a time to win and fulfill your destiny. Be content with the pace I have established because it is the perfect tempo for spiritual growth and blessings, says the Lord. Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content.
February 14, 2019: This is a time to reset; to begin again with a fresh outlook and renewed hope for the future. Draw close to Me, says the Lord, and receive all that is available to aid in your progression. Be sensitive to My leading as I lift you up and give very specific direction to help you in the next phase of your life. Psalm 18:30 As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.
February 13, 2019: Beloved, I will show you the way out of troubling circumstances, but you will have to do what is right and not what would satisfy your carnal nature. If you will quiet your soul you will see that the divide between right and wrong is a widening chasm. You must find your place in the Spirit to know the best way to go, says the Lord. 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.
February 12, 2019: Believe Me when I tell you that procrastination could be costly to you. You must not put off that which requires your attention. Do not be afraid to move forward in dealing with issues that have caused you to dread. Trust Me to give you wisdom and create a path forward, says the Lord. Matthew 6:34 "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."
February 11, 2019: Fix your gaze on Me, says the Lord. Everything in the world around you is designed to distract you and pull you down. Your spiritual vitality will come from establishing your relationship with Me first. Then, you can deal with the issues of life with wisdom and the power of the Spirit. 1 Corinthians 6:19 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?
February 10: In a vision I saw ominous storm clouds gathered on the horizon. Then, I saw a shepherd with a small flock of sheep in the meadow below. There was a gentle breeze and then gusts of wind. I watched as the sheep in the meadow became restless and unsettled, so the shepherd found a rock outcropping with a big rock overhang on the edge of that field. He took his sheep there for protection until the storm passed by. And I heard the voice of the Lord: There is a storm coming, the likes of which you have not seen, but I am the Great Shepherd and those who are Mine will be protected. The storms are spiritual and must come to give opportunity to those who are wayward to come into My fold. 2 Chronicles 24:19 Yet he sent prophets to them to bring them again unto the Lord; and they testified against them but they would not give ear.
February 8, 2019: I know of the desire of many of My people to make amends for past transgressions. You cannot undo what has been done. I know the depth of your repentance. Receive My forgiveness, and forgive those who have sinned against you as well. You must not harbor resentment in any form, says the Lord. Be free! Matthew 6:15 "But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
February 7, 2019: Be true to yourself by being true to Me. Put forth the effort to focus on things that really matter. This is no time to be short-sighted. Being self-centered will most certainly cause you to live in the flesh and not in the Spirit. Look to Me for guidance and wisdom as you move to do what is truly meaningful, says the Lord. Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.
February 6, 2019: Look up! Breakthrough is coming, even at your very door. Many of you have felt stuck and unable to progress. But I tell you truthfully that this advance will be supernatural and beyond your own thoughts and emotions. Relax and allow this move of My Spirit plenty of room to bring you through to complete success, says the Lord. Psalm 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.
February 5, 2019: For those who have been under an unusual amount of pressure, you can expect some relief. You can now spend more time with Me, says the Lord. And, I will reveal deep things of the Spirit that you may have overlooked in your busyness. I honor your diligence in seeking My face and desiring My presence. You are precious to Me. Isaiah 43:4a Since you were precious in My sight, you have been honored, and I have loved you.
February 4, 2019: Much of your internal work will have to do with self-control in these days. The world around you seems completely out of control, which is true to some extent. But that should not be the case with you. Set for yourself a code of ethics, a higher standard that aligns completely with My word, says the Lord. This is more crucial than it has ever been. Luke 6:46 "But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do the things which I say?"
February 3: Ignoring unpleasant issues will not make them go away. Take the time necessary to assess your situation and make decisions. Be mindful that what you decide needs to be based on truth and what is right to do; not on how you feel. Exercise self-control so that godly attitudes and motivations will rule in your life, says the Lord. Let Me direct your steps so that what has the potential to be a disaster will actually be victory. Psalm 98:1 Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! For He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory.
February 1, 2019: Each one of you carries the responsibility to be an
example of righteousness in My kingdom. Only those who live what they
believe will be credible in their witness of Me, says the Lord. It is not
only your right, but your obligation to represent Me in spirit and in truth,
and you can only do that if you live and walk in the Spirit. Proverbs
13:17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a faithful ambassador brings
January 31, 2019: Shake off the spirit of slumber and wake up. Many of you have been dozing through life to avoid unpleasantness. But in your sleep you also miss My input. Being partially awake doesn't work if you want to be aware of the moving of My Spirit, says the Lord. It is advantageous to you to be sharp mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Romans 13:11 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.
January 30, 2019: Regardless of what you are going through, make every effort to maintain a positive outlook. Look beyond temporary hardships to know that I am with you to give you the wisdom and help that you need. The things you endure at this time will actually strengthen your resolve if you allow it, says the Lord. 2 Corinthians 4:8-10 We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
January 29, 2019: Make an evaluation of how you have handled problems and dilemmas. There is still internal work to be done before you can truly depend on Me for wisdom and direction. Self-reliance and fear are two areas to consider. I really am your hope for doing what is right and good in every situation. But you must trust Me, says the Lord. Psalm 56:3 Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
January 28, 2019: Among all the concerns you have in life, your number one concern should be to stay alive in Me, says the Lord. The world around you screams for your attention, but My still small voice is what you must hear. Filter out the things that fight against your life in the Spirit. Quiet yourself and maintain the peace that comes with relationship with Me. Set your mind and heart on things eternal. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
January 27: Watch and be aware that the enemy will try to draw you into old traps. The result of falling into the same trap over and over again will result in your inability to move forward as you encounter one dead end after another. Now is the time to pay attention and to learn to avoid the first step that leads you down the wrong path, says the Lord. Stay in the flow of My Spirit. Ecclesiastes 9:12 For man also does not know his time: Like fish taken in a cruel net, like birds caught in a snare, so the sons of men are snared in an evil time, when it falls suddenly upon them.
January 25, 2019: Prepare to make changes that can strengthen your position in health, relationships, and finances. I do not speak of great, sweeping change, but of tweaking your current state of being. These will be small adjustments that will reap great rewards, says the Lord. Be flexible; I will direct your steps. Jeremiah 10:23 O Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.
January 24, 2019: Rise up. It is time for you to move higher in the realm of the Spirit. Do not wait for others to join you or keep you company. You will have to stand alone in your convictions and relationship with Me, says the Lord. You cannot ride on someone else's coat tails. It doesn't matter what others around you are doing or thinking. You must be righteous if you are the only one in a crowd. Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
January 23, 2019: When you feel vulnerable make a concerted effort to do what it takes to be as safe as possible. However, you must not forget that abiding in Me is your ultimate security. I am your safe harbor in the midst of a storm. Come and hide yourself in Me, says the Lord. Psalm 27:5 For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; in the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.
January 22, 2019: Be diligent to keep pressing to find Me in the midst of troubling situations. This onslaught is temporary, but will require concerted effort and focus to overcome. Trust Me in these things to bring clarity and to further define purpose, says the Lord. Don't leave Me out of the process. Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
January 21, 2019: In a vision I saw what looked like a horizontal rainbow with layers of transparent color. And the Lord said that these colors represent different levels or expressions of glory. He also indicated that He would expand our understanding of glory. 1 Corinthians 15:41 There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.
January 20: Regardless of what comes at you, I am with you to bring you through to clarity and victory. Be strong and resolute, and refuse to allow fear or panic to take you out of the flow of My Spirit. Take whatever time is necessary to quiet your thoughts and emotions, and then ask for wisdom about your next step, says the Lord. I will show you the way. 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.
January 18, 2019: You represent Me in the world. You are a face of Christianity. Live your life in a way that exhibits the fruit of My Spirit, says the Lord. Let your light shine. Set yourself apart from worldly systems and attitudes and let love rule in your heart. Galatians 5:22-23a But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
January 17, 2019: Take an inventory of where you are--your thought process and way of doing things--and see if there are adjustments to be made. This is a time when you can get organized in ways that will benefit your work flow. Your ultimate goal should be to prioritize in a way that allows you to spend time with Me, says the Lord. Psalms 27:8 When You said, "Seek My face," my heart said to You, "Your face, Lord, I will seek."
January 16, 2019: As you, My people, are faced with navigating life's difficulties and intracacies, you need My wisdom. You will find yourselves dealing with issues that are beyond your depth, but I possess all knowledge and understand all things. You can ask Me for wisdom and direction in every situation, and I will provide it. You need only to ask in faith, knowing that I will answer, says the Lord. 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.
January 15, 2019: Your hard work will pay off if you refuse to get discouraged. Do not give up. It is time to press through the obstacles that you face. I am with you to help you achieve My goals and purposes in your life. Only believe! I am with those whose hearts are set on fulfilling My will, says the Lord. Psalm 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.
January 14, 2019: Make a thorough examination of yourself and circumstances to understand why you do what you do. When you get to the bottom of your motivations, you will be able to separate right from wrong. You will be able to see whether or not your actions are consistent with the truth and My word, says the Lord. Do not be afraid to look. Psalm 139:23-24 Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
January 13: In a vision I saw an old and completely dilapidated house. The foundation was cracked the exterior siding was rotting, and it needed new windows and roofing. The interior of the house was badly damaged and in need of repair. I watched as the cracks in the foundation were filled in, and the exterior of the house, roof and windows were replaced. In the interior, the wiring and plumbing were repaired, the walls were replaced and painted, and the appliances were upgraded. What was once condemned became a beautiful habitation. And, the Lord said, "Behold, My House!" Ephesians 2:19-22 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
January 11, 2019: Many of you are struggling to wake up spiritually. You have been dumbed down by the chaos that has prevailed in the natural realm. I would have you pull away from everything that has anchored your soul and spirit to the earth. Refuse to be dragged down by circumstances, and do not worry. And set your mind on things that bring hope and have eternal value, says the Lord. Colossians 3:2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
January 10, 2019: Every decision you make that is consistent with kingdom values will cause you to advance on the path that I have chosen for you, says the Lord. Your obedience to fulfill your commission is of utmost importance. Do not underestimate your impact on others. What you do and say will either lift up or tear down the people around you. My will is for you to always do good. Psalm 34:14 Depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
January 9, 2019: Behold, I send angels before you into this new year, a season of extraordinary significance. I will use you by sending you as My emissary into seemingly impossible situations. I will send you with My power and strength and wisdom to do the exact right thing to extricate those who are in the throes of the enemy. Trust Me and know that you are not alone in all that I send you to do. Luke 4:10 For it is written: He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you.
January 8, 2019: Ask for wisdom as you navigate the issues of the new year. Let Me guide you into proper action for every situation. Nothing is too hard for Me, says the Lord, and when you are one with Me nothing is too hard for you. Partner with Me in all things and go forth with the confidence that you are well able to accomplish what is before you. Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
January 7, 2019: Be alert to the first small movements of a new flow of divine life. It will be subtle at first, but as you allow that flow to have a place in your spirit it will begin to grow and develop into a mighty current of life and inspiration. Remember that you are making a place for My life to manifest in you, says the Lord. Psalm 36:9 For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light.
January 6: There are still issues that need to be sorted out before you can break free from troubling circumstances, but on the whole you have come a long way and have accomplished a great deal. Refuse to allow the last nagging details to steal your peace and keep you from strong faith in Me to show you what you must do next, says the Lord. Onward and upward! Isaiah 50:10 "Who among you fears the LORD? Who obeys the voice of His Servant? Who walks in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the LORD and rely upon his God."
January 4, 2019: When you feel that you do not fit in society, or that you are unacceptable, understand that I did not create clones. You were created a unique and wonderful individual. I do not love one person more than another. Receive My love and strive to develop a relationship with Me in the spirit realm. Just because you cannot see Me does not mean that I do not exist or that I do not know and acknowledge you, says the Lord. Come to Me. Psalm 139:14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.
January 3, 2019: Rise above contention and division. You can settle yourself if you let go of disturbances and access peace. I would have you live on a spiritual level where you can trust Me in all things. I will lead you in the path of righteousness, peace, and joy. Allow tranquility to be your way of life, says the Lord. It will bring health to your body, soul and spirit. Romans 14:17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
January 2, 2019: Protect the things that are precious in your life. Put up a shield against that which the enemy would try to tear down and destroy. Secure your sense of right and wrong, your moral values. This is a time to delineate between the precious and the vile and to defend righteousness. Above all guard your heart with all diligence, says the Lord. Jeremiah 15:19 Therefore thus says the Lord: "If you return, then I will bring you back; you shall stand before Me; if you take out the precious from the vile, you shall be as My mouth. Let them return to you, but you must not return to them."
January 1, 2019: Buckle down and get serious about your relationship with Me. As things progress and change, you must be sufficiently agile to do what is necessary to protect your spiritual connection and to fight against all that will interfere with righteousness, peace and joy in the Spirit. Strengthen yourself in My power, says the Lord. Ephesians 6:10-11 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Faith Tabernacle of Kremmling
Bill and Marsha Burns
P. O. Box 1148
Kremmling, Colorado 80459
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