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."


HOLY SPIRIT AND FIRE

JUNE 2019

June 20, 2019:  Your path forward will require careful consideration as you seek Me for wisdom and direction.  Do not be hasty or casual in your decisions.  Exercise patience when it is unclear what your next step should be.  Wait until you have clarity about My plans and purposes for your life, says the Lord.  I will lead you in the way you should go.  Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.

June 19, 2019:  Many of you struggle with condemnation even when you know that walking in the flesh is not where you want to be.  Know that there is a place of humility where pride has no power to condemn or elevate.  As you genuinely walk in the Spirit you will find peace and freedom, says the Lord.  You have nothing to prove.  Be who you were created to be. 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.

June 18 2019:  If you listen carefully you will hear the screams of situations that require your attention as well as the loud voices that want your attention.  But I want you to hear My still small voice that you can only discern when you get quiet.  I want to give you assurance that I know you and that I am with you.  I want to give you the wisdom necessary to navigate your current circumstances successfully, says the Lord.  Psalm 107:30 Then they are glad because they are quiet; so He guides them to their desired haven.

June 17, 2019:  I'm calling forth a people who will be wholly devoted to Me.  I am calling you for such a time as this when the world is in utter chaos and confusion.  Your devotion to Me will manifest as peace and tranquility in the midst of life's storms because you will not be afraid.  You will know that you belong to Me and that I take care of My own, says the Lord.  Colossians 1:21 And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight—if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven...

June 16:  My eyes are searching the earth to find and reward those who are faithful.  I seek those who are reliable and trustworthy in establishing My kingdom--those who are stable and stand firm in the truth without wavering.  I am looking for true believers who are not only hearers but doers of My Word, says the Lord.  These are one with Me.  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.

June 14, 2019:  I know you get in a hurry, but I need you to take your time and be patient.  You will get to your due season quickly enough.  Remember that there are things to learn and discover on your journey that will be missed if you rush.  Relax and take time to enjoy the moment, 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.

June 13, 2019:  Watch for the tendency to take on more than you can effectively handle.  You cannot do everything at once.  Narrow your focus and just do the next thing.  Otherwise you will get scattered and overwhelmed.  You can only do one step at a time and one day at a time as you move through what is required of you, says the Lord.  Stay calm and maintain internal peace.  Philippians 4:7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

June 12, 2019:  I will show you the way when there seems to be no way.  There are avenues you can take that you do not know about and have not yet considered.  You just need to trust that you are precious to Me, and I will direct and protect you, says the Lord.  Do not be afraid.  Fear brings torment and will override your faith.  1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.

June 11, 2019:  When breakthrough comes it will begin with your thoughts and intentions.  You cannot move forward until you have a solid plan.  Without definitive direction you will only go in circles.  If you seek Me for My perfect plan, I will inspire and guide you into My purposes, says the Lord.  But you must develop a mindset that will motivate you to take the next step.  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.

June 10, 2019:  I am calling you to a new, higher level of effectiveness in the Spirit.  As you realize those areas of the flesh that need to be eliminated and act accordingly, your spiritual awareness will increase.  Be sensitive to My conviction, and know the difference between conviction and condemnation.  Conviction comes by My Spirit.  Condemnation is a work of the flesh.  Conviction will bring liberty while condemnation will bring more bondage, says the Lord.  Yield to this great work of My Spirit.  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.

June 9:  You need a time of rejuvenation.  It would be good for you to have times of rest and relaxation, but your restoration comes from seeking Me and being in My presence.  Come deliberately to Me in spirit and receive all that you need, says the Lord.  Do not delay.  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."

June 7, 2019:  Seek to do good.  Let the words of your mouth and meditations of your heart be righteous.  Honor others and recognize that I value every person with equality.  I am no respecter of persons, says the Lord.  Let your love flow like a river of life, and your harvest will be rich and plentiful.  Matthew 7:12  12 "Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets."

June 6, 2019:  Beloved, you can do nothing about the past except learn from your mistakes and forgive those who have hurt you.  Leave the past behind and press on to new heights.  Set your heart to live by the Spirit so that you can attain righteousness and peace, says the Lord.  Many of you will have prime opportunities to change the course of an otherwise miserable life.  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.

June 5, 2019:  Move with the flow of liberation.  This is a time when you can break free from bondage, whether obviously apparent or subtle.  Expand your thoughts and ideas of what is possible for you.  You are capable of more than you have believed.  Push back previously accepted boundaries and limitations, and embrace hope for your future, says the Lord.  Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

June 4, 2019:  In a vision I saw a field of ripe pumpkins, and the Lord said that we are entering new spiritual territory.  It will be a time of spiritual growth and of sowing seeds that will produce an unusual harvest in its season.  Pumpkins are the largest of fruits.  We will be reaping the fruit of our labor, so this season will provide opportunities that will bring forth a bountiful harvest.  Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

June 3, 2019:  You have been in a time of monotonous stagnation, but you are on the verge, the absolute cusp of breakthrough.  Prepare your heart and adjust your attitude so that you are ready to forge ahead.  Watch for every opportunity to progress, says the Lord.  Be ready to take the next step.  Isaiah 52:12 For you shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight; for the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard.

June 2:  Make sure that your faith is not misplaced, and that you trust Me alone and not people or circumstances.  I answer the prayer of faith according to My will, says the Lord.   Circumstances will change.  People will disappoint you.  But, I am the same forever, and My Word is truth and trustworthy.  James 4:3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.

MAY 2019

May 31, 2019:  In a vision I saw someone driving a truck loaded with trash and garbage, and I heard the Lord say:  So many are carrying around worries and thoughts that have no value, which amount to trash and garbage that are not useful to anyone.  It is time for you to unload that stuff and load yourself up with good things--uplifting thoughts and the truth of My Word.  Ephesians 4:17-18 This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart.

May 30, 2019:  When you choose the flow of My Spirit and to walk according to divine order, I will direct your steps in perfect timing.  Then, you can relax and allow Me to lead, says the Lord.  Do not be anxious about anything, but rather know that I have already established the outcome.  Come walk with Me, let Me take you to victory.  2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.

May 29, 2019:  When you put yourself in My care, and I mean truly depend on Me to care for you, I will protect and cover you.  I will speak to you in that protected place and give you wisdom and direction.  But there must be no rebellion in your heart or sense of independence that would keep you from doing My will.  You are not your own when you wholeheartedly give yourself to Me, says the Lord.  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?

May 28, 2019:  Let My voice be heard.  Listen, look and pay attention.  I am speaking to you and showing you the way if you will only quiet your flesh and rise up in the Spirit to receive.  I am not far from you.  I am closer than your breath.  Recognize and acknowledge My presence, says the Lord.  Silence is the path to revelation.  Zechariah 2:13 "Be silent, all flesh, before the Lord, for He is aroused from His holy habitation!"

May 27, 2019:  I know you whether or not you are aware of that fact.  Many of you, My people, have an unspoken belief that you have access to Me without My knowledge.  You act as though you have to grovel to be heard.  But I am aware of those who enter My presence and seek My face.  I know and understand you.  You are not hidden from My sight, says the Lord.  John 10:14 "I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own."

May 26:  Whether it seems like it or not, the truth is that everything that you experience and endure will work out for your ultimate and eternal good.  Do not look at your disappointments with finality, but look at your challenges as opportunities to come closer to Me, says the Lord, and to lean on Me more completely.   You can come through every situation with greater endurance and faith.  Trust Me.  James 1:2-4  But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

May 24, 2019:  For those who have been struggling to survive, I would have you set your mind and will on the road to recovery.  You must trust Me like never before and refuse to allow setbacks to override the progress you have made.  My presence and healing virtue are powerful and real, says the Lord.  Only believe! Mark 11:24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

May 23, 2019:  Stand strong and unwavering regardless of the difficulties you face.  You are more resilient than you realize.  This is not a time to cave in and become a victim of circumstances.  Strengthen your resolve to not only survive but to thrive.  You can do this because I am with you.  I am your strength and song, says the Lord. Exodus 15:2 The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father’s God, and I will exalt Him.

May 22, 2019:  Push through the barriers that keep you from being the best version of yourself that is possible.  Life's struggles will cause you to grow and will teach you things that mold you into My image, says the Lord.  You are being transformed day by day.  Keep striving.  2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

May 21, 2019:  You will soon be singing a song of rejoicing because you will see the results of the work I have been doing in your life.  When you are going through difficult times, it is hard to see the benefit of your trials. But when the proverbial fog clears, you will see clearly and will understand that what you have endured has strengthened your spiritual and moral fiber, says the Lord.  Walk strong!  Job 8:21 He will yet fill your mouth with laughing, and your lips with rejoicing.

May 20, 2019:  It is My desire that every bondage in your life be broken so that you are free to be all that you can be in Me, says the Lord.  If you will allow it, I will break every fetter and set you free.  But you must yield to that spiritual work and let go of ungodly obsessions and everything that causes you to be disobedient.  Be faithful.  John 8:36 "Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed."

May 19:  Beloved, I would have you use your losses and setbacks to draw near to Me.  Allow your faith to be perfected in the midst of difficult situations as you seek to know Me and My purposes more completely.  Even in darkness I am near, says the Lord.  Remember that I am your help and comfort in times of need.  Psalm 119:50 This is my comfort in my affliction, for Your word has given me life.

May 17, 2019:  In a vision I saw someone who had gotten stuck trying to cross a mud bog.  And, I heard the Lord say, "Many of you, My people, have gotten stuck in difficult circumstances, which have overwhelmed you.  But I have made a way and have given you the strength to overcome.  Take every opportunity to leave the past behind and believe My promises to help you."  Isaiah 50:7 For the Lord God will help me; therefore I will not be disgraced; therefore I have set my face like a flint, and I know that I will not be ashamed.

May 16, 2019:  Pay attention to what you see and know spiritually.  You are at the very threshold of breakthrough.  Bolster yourself in fresh hope and vision for your future, says the Lord.  I will reveal more about your direction and purpose as you take steps to move forward.  Make careful decisions, for they will be extraordinarily significant.  Psalm 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.

May 15, 2019:  Release your burdens and energize your faith to know that I can do what you cannot.  But you must let Me have those things that worry you without taking them back to stew over.  I will take care of your issues in the most effective and efficient ways if you will truly deliver them to Me, says the Lord.  1 Peter 5:6-7   Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

May 14, 2019:  For those of you whose resources have been stretched and over extended, you need to set yourself to conserve and recuperate.  Measure carefully what you are actually capable of so that you do not go beyond your strength or ability.  Cast your cares on Me and trust that I will renew your vitality, says the Lord.  Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

May 13, 2019:  You will have significant opportunities to get overwhelmed with unexpected situations.  In the face of that possibility you must maintain the awareness that you can ask Me for guidance even in the midst of chaos, and I will direct your steps and give you the wisdom you need.  Ask, and I will answer, says the Lord.  I am with you.  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.

May 12:  Refuse to allow your environment and circumstances to throw you off balance.  You must maintain a correct relationship between things that require your attention regarding earthly needs and responsibilities and your attention to life in the Spirit and spiritual stability.  If you will put Me first, says the Lord, everything you need will be provided, along with the wisdom to deal with difficult situations.  Matthew 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

May 10, 2019:  In a vision I saw a mime, and I heard the Lord say, “I want you to demonstrate truth and spiritual reality.  To do this you may have to keep your mouth shut and show through your actions what others need to see in order to understand.  There are too many mouths and not enough demonstrators.  Let Me do My word through you.”  James 2:18 But someone will say, "You have faith, and I have works." Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works."

May 9, 2019:  There are things that still need your attention in order to be brought into order.  My kingdom is one of divine order which will be reflected in the lives of My people, says the Lord.  Yield to the working of My Spirit to bring you into perfect position and alignment for maximum spiritual benefit.  Psalm 138:8 The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; do not forsake the works of Your hands.

May 8, 2019:  Do your best to stay focused spiritually.  Refuse to allow the day-to-day issues and activities to cloud your perspective and interfere with your ability to stay in touch with Me, says the Lord.  Maintain eternal perspective knowing that life on earth is temporary.  2 Corinthians 4:18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

May 7, 2019:  Knowing the nature of the problems you face is a necessary first step in finding solutions.  Set yourself to understand your obstacles and opposition.  Discernment is vital to the success of any endeavor, says the Lord.  Stay connected to Me, ask for wisdom, and allow Me to lead you on to victory.  1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

May 6, 2019:  It may seem as though you are taking one step forward and two steps backward.  However, the truth of the matter is that there are some difficult lessons to learn and internal work that must be understood at this time.  These are things that can no longer be overlooked.  What you learn at this time will define you in the days ahead, says the Lord, and will set you up for victory.  Matthew 12:20 A bruised reed He will not break, and smoking flax He will not quench, till He sends forth justice to victory.

May 5:  I could hear in the Spirit the announcement of a New Beginning.  It was epic.  I saw a separation and great distance between religion and life in the Spirit, which became a huge expanse.   Things of the earth grew dim and insignificant.  I saw earthly kingdoms like tiny toys as compared to the Kingdom of God.  Armies of the nations were as nothing in the presence of His mighty power.  And, I was comforted to know that He is my Father.  Omnipotent God!  Revelation 19:6 And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, "Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!"

May 3, 2019:  Be sensitive in responding to the leading of My Spirit.  There is internal work to be done with regard to your motivations and attitudes.  I will show you precisely where adjustment is needed and even required before you can operate in divine power, says the Lord.  Carnal responses will interfere with your 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.

May 2, 2019:  As you press on you will face aspects of life that are formidable, but you must go forth knowing that I am your help in trouble.  I will give you the strength and wisdom to overcome even the most intimidating of circumstances.  Do not be afraid.  Only believe.  Psalm 46:1  God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

May 1, 2019:  I call you, My people, to be kind to one another.  The world is filled with selfishness and hatred. But you belong to Me and not to the world.  When you become one with Me, your attitudes will reflect My heart and not yours.  And the fruit of My Spirit will be evident in all that you are and all that you do, says the Lord.  Galatians 5:22-23  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

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


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