SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT
by Marsha Burns
John 3:8 "The wind blows where it
wishes, and you hear the
of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is
everyone who is born of the Spirit."
Prophetic Word for 2017--The Bamboo House
June 26, 2017: Many of you, My people, have shut down internally because of rejection or abandonment. But, I tell you truthfully that it is time for you to stop seeing life in shades of gray and begin to see in vibrant colors again. What's done is done. It is time to begin to throw off the cloak of mourning and live in the fullness of My Spirit, says the Lord. Psalm 30:11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness.
June 25: I speak straight to your heart in order to awaken you in the realm of love for your brothers and sisters in the Kingdom. But, before you can be regenerated in this area, you must stop speaking against one another. This is a choice you can make. It is a necessary decision. In addition, I would have you set a watch against taking on the offenses of others that establish a place of bitterness in your own heart. I call you into a place of purity in the Spirit, says the Lord. 1 John 4:12 No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.
June 23, 2017: Breakthrough is just ahead of you, and I will take you places you could not have imagined. However, you must stay present with Me. Do not give in to the temptation to fantasize about the future. Stay with what you know to be true and take one step at a time as I lead you in the way you should go, 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 name’s sake.
June 22, 2017: Refuse to allow yourself to get stuck right here. I speak of stagnation spiritually, mentally, or emotionally. Take advantage of every opportunity to be motivated. Consider your options and choose to start moving in the right direction, says the Lord. Jeremiah 18:2 "Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause you to hear My words."
June 21, 2017: Watch for situations that provoke an emotional reaction. You have a tendency to overreact to difficult problems that you have no control over. This is a time when you must release the things that are beyond your power to resolve. Focus on the challenges where you bear responsibility and actually have authority, and trust Me to give you wisdom in all things, says the Lord. 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.
June 20, 2017: In a vision I saw a glider in free flight. It was silently moving on the thermals and supported by the wind. It was glorious, and I heard the Lord say, "This is how you must move in the Spirit. It will be silent, strong, unwavering, steady and sure. It will feel as natural as breathing. A sense of wonder will follow, but will not be part of the process." 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.
June 19, 2017: Be steadfast and immovable. Refuse to overreact to current problems. To do so would most certainly take you out of the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord. Take the time to be sensitive to My leading as you consider your next course of action. I will lead you in the way you should go. Psalms 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.
June 18: Set a careful watch for those who will do their best to drag you down into their emotional responses to life and circumstances. Set good boundaries, and refuse to allow anyone to exploit your better nature. Strive to stay in the sweet spot of My Spirit, for that is where true life, love and liberty exist, says the Lord. Live in the peace of unity with Me and others. Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.
June 16, 2017: Many of you, My children, are caught in the throes of division and mired in disagreements and disunity instead of seeking peace. I want you to remember that I have no favorites. When you are one with Me, walking with Me, and having My mind, you will seek to be at peace. Put aside prejudice and pride and walk in the strength of My Spirit, says the Lord. And, love will overcome hatred. Psalm 133:1-3 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; for there the LORD commanded the blessing—life forevermore.
June 15, 2017: When you get to the end of your rope and have come to the end of yourself and have done the best you could do without the results you had hoped for, look up! Seek Me for wisdom, direction and guidance. Talk to Me. Ask Me for help, and trust Me with all of your heart. I see you and know you. I will answer you, says the Lord. Luke 1:37 "For with God nothing will be impossible."
June 14, 2017: The most important work you will do now is internal, and that is to check your thoughts, motives, and outward expressions to see if they line up with truth and righteousness. The honest and genuine adjustments that you make at this time will last for eternity. You are continually in the process of being transformed into My image, 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.
June 13, 2017: Some of you will receive a "blast from the past" as a reminder of things left undone. This is a time when you can take care of unfinished business. Put aside your emotions and let Me lead you by My Spirit, says the Lord. I will take you to unexpected places both spiritually and naturally that will be a catalyst to putting the past behind you. Trust Me! Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
June 12, 2017: Stay alert and be vigilant to see that you do not take a divergent path from the one that I have set you on. Refuse the temptation to depart from what you know is right and true for you, says the Lord. I have a plan and purpose that will require your steadfastness at this time. Do not allow distractions to take you off course. 1 Corinthians 7:35 And this I say for your own profit, not that I may put a leash on you, but for what is proper, and that you may serve the Lord without distraction.
June 11: Beloved, I want you to develop a different attitude towards failure. It is My desire that you see failure not from a position of discouragement or hopelessness, but from the perspective that it is an opportunity to make the necessary adjustments and corrections that will produce a different result. Ask for wisdom and seek to find the sweet spot of the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord. 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.
June 9, 2017: Walk in the light of life in the Spirit. I hear your cries for revival, and yet you often feed on that which brings spiritual death. You set your mind and thoughts on things that tie you to the world and deplete your vitality. Rise up now and seek to be established in new life and power that only comes through relationship with Me, says the Lord. Then you will be revived. Ephesians 5:14 Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light."
June 8, 2017: When life's circumstances get difficult to navigate, do not give up. Press in and overcome. When you give up, you admit defeat. Refuse to allow your situation to be greater than your faith to prevail. Remember that I will lead, guide, direct, and strengthen you without fail, says the Lord. And, I will teach you wisdom. Psalms 51:6 Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.
June 7, 2017: Pull in and re-establish your moral and spiritual values. Refuse to allow worldliness and compromise to separate you from what is right and true. Remove yourself from all that is ungodly and not good for you, says the Lord. Rise to new levels of being upright and virtuous and you will reap the rewards of your efforts. Psalms 106:3 Blessed are those who keep justice, and he who does righteousness at all times!
June 6, 2017: Change is a way of life. So don't plan too far ahead. You cannot predict where you will be even in the near future. Live in the present with Me, says the Lord, as you endeavor to walk in the Spirit. Keep abreast with the times through your awareness of the spiritual environment. Order your priorities to reflect life in the Spirit as you move forward. James 4:13-15 Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit"; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that."
June 5, 2017: There are some things you have misunderstood, but I will bring greater clarity as you continue to seek Me for absolute truth. Refuse to allow those things that were not interpreted correctly to discourage you or cause you to lose confidence. You belong to Me, and I will not disappoint your efforts to gain wisdom and knowledge, says the Lord. 2 Corinthians 3:16 Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.
June 4: You are about to throw out the proverbial baby with the bath water. But, I tell you that you need to exercise patience and make small adjustments that will be consistent with flowing in the Spirit, says the Lord. Overdoing correction is the result of being out of control emotionally. Settle down, and trust Me to give you the wisdom to do the right thing for the right reasons. Ephesians 4:26 "Be angry, and do not sin": do not let the sun go down on your wrath.
June 2, 2017: You have traveled a rocky and treacherous road. You have struggled and fought hard to overcome difficult situations. There have been instances when you have almost given up, but you did not. You are so much stronger than you would have been without having to put forth the effort to survive. Use that strength now for the final push to gain the victory, says the Lord. I will help you! 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.
June 1, 2017: This is a time when you can gain understanding of the significance and value of where you have been and what you have endured. Where you stand now is the sum total of your experiences and decisions. Know that you will have opportunities to be empowered by the knowledge you have acquired so that you can overcome and be victorious, says the Lord. Stand strong! Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
May 31, 2017: I will take you above and beyond where you are now. It is new space that is unfamiliar to you--almost surreal. It will feel foreign, but if you stay where you are comfortable with what you already know, you will miss a mighty and awesome outpouring of My Spirit, says the Lord. This journey will not necessarily be comfortable, and in the beginning you might even feel lost, but you have to get up. The cloud is moving. Exodus 40:36-37 Whenever the cloud was taken up from above the tabernacle, the children of Israel would go onward in all their journey. But if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not journey till the day that it was taken up.
May 30, 2017: For those of you have been debilitated by emotional trauma, I will give you the strength and ability to move into a place of recall without pain. It is time for you to be free to progress without being bound by grief. You need to give yourself permission to leave distressing events behind knowing that you are not betraying your memories, says the Lord. Job 16:5 But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the comfort of my lips would relieve your grief.
May 29, 2017: The decisions you make at this time will set the stage for changes that will endure and will establish a course of destiny. Make sure that your destination is heaven as you make My word a priority. I have called you out of darkness into light and truth. Set your compass and stay the course, says the Lord. 1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
May 28: You are making progress whether or not it is apparent to you. The real key is that you stay in absolute, unwavering faith in Me to bring you through this difficult process to perfection. Your attitude will reveal the true nature of your belief. Stand strong in what you know to be the truth of the situation, and refuse to allow fear to have any place in you at all, says the Lord. Know that I am with you and for you. Psalm 91:1-7 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust." Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.
May 26, 2017: You have been trying to break free from oppression on various levels, and I tell you truthfully that you can now do that. But, you have to be honest with yourself and others in authentic expression of who you are in Me, says the Lord. Do not compromise your values by trying to fit into a mold fashioned by what others deem to be acceptable. Be free! John 8:32 "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
May 25, 2017: Many of you, My people, are exhausted from a relentless onslaught that has kept you from thriving. You must come away from all the noise and seek solace in My presence. Come and be revived and rejuvenated. Let Me set you right again, says the Lord. Be at peace. 1 Peter 3:11 Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it.
May 24, 2017: Put forth the effort and take time to deliberate before you make decisions. Discernment is not impulsive, but rather an act of making sure that your connection with Me is solid and will yield spiritual truth, says the Lord. And, actual discernment must transcend carnal attachments to the outcome of any situation. Let Me lead you in the way you should go. Psalms 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.
May 23, 2017: I speak to those whose souls sleep in the sorrow of life's tragedies. I see your anguish, and I call to your spirit to awaken. Seek life and light that exist in My presence. Let go of the trauma of the past that keeps you bound. Begin to see the difficulties of your life as transitory. Awaken to spiritual life that exists apart from the flesh, says the Lord. You can overcome and thrive. 2 Chronicles 7:14 If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
May 22, 2017: Beloved, I will lead you by My Spirit to search the height and depth of you own soul and spirit to see what you really believe and to reveal the places in you that are not aligned with the truth of My word and will, says the Lord. Corrections are necessary if you are to find your optimum spiritual flow. 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.
May 21: I have given you the right of passage through these dire straits and difficult ways. I will show you the way through every situation with precision and extraordinary discernment and insight. These are days to keep your mouth shut and learn to look and listen so that you can see and hear spiritually, says the Lord. Trust Me to lead you to safety. Psalms 12:5 "For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now I will arise," says the LORD; "I will set him in the safety for which he yearns."
May 19, 2017: Chaos abounds in the world around you, but you can and must create your own peaceful environment. It is easy to get caught up in problems and troubles that you have no control over. It is up to you to establish your own space that will reflect personal integrity, strong faith, tranquility and spiritual freedom, says the Lord. Then will you be able to maintain your relationship with Me, and I will help you. Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
May 18, 2017: As I sat in the presence of the Lord, I felt a cool breeze blow in my face and surround my body. And, the Lord said, "I will bring a freshness to your spiritual life, the likes of which you have yet to experience. Prepare yourself, and yield to the working of My Spirit. You will be astounded at the miraculous work that I will do." Psalm 92:13-15 Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bear fruit in old age; They shall be fresh and flourishing, to declare that the Lord is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
May 17, 2017: Changes that occur at this time will have long-term and lasting consequences. This is true whether the circumstances resulting from your decisions seem to be favorable or unfavorable. Look forward to opportunities to grow spiritually. There are things I want you to understand that will only be made clear through your experiences, says the Lord. John 14:17 "the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you."
May 16, 2017: Regroup and reorder your priorities to reflect an eternal perspective. Be assured that your temporary conditions and world view will fade with the ages. But, when you stand strong in relationship with Me, says the Lord, you will have everlasting life. Choose the high road of spiritual reality that will yield unending benefits. Matthew 7:14 "Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it."
May 15, 2017: There are things that I want to reveal to you that you have not yet considered. However, you have to be available to Me in the Spirit to see and understand. Position yourself to receive the revelations of this time in your life, says the Lord, and I will show you. Acts 26:16 But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you.
May 14: The time of change has come. You will never be the same again, but I have things to teach and to show you that you could not have received until now. These will be times to remember and to cherish even though they seem to be beyond your ability to fully deal with presently, says the Lord. It's not your power that will bring you through; it is Mine! Zechariah 4:6b "Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit," Says the LORD of hosts.
May 12, 2017: Yet once more you will encounter hindrances, but this time you will be able to see the pattern in your life that shuts the door to your potential progress. There are things you need to learn, understand, and deal with before you can push past this wall of resistance. Your objectivity will help you see clearly, says the Lord. Isaiah 62:10 Go through, Go through the gates! Prepare the way for the people; Build up, Build up the highway! Take out the stones, Lift up a banner for the peoples!
May 11, 2017: Will I find faith on the earth when I come? I want you to re-establish yourself on palpable faith so that you can see miracles. You have heard My voice and have obeyed My leading, but you have discounted the importance of miraculous signs and wonders. Let My manifestation in your life become more abundant, says the Lord. 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.
May 10, 2017: I am aware of your desire to see people walking truly in the Spirit, but you must demonstrate over and over again what it is to live in Spirit. Help them by example to see how that looks and what it feels like. Help them come into the position of having honest and vital relationship with Me. They think that only a few have special spiritual gifts, but these gifts are available to all who desire to walk in the Spirit. I do not value one individual over another. I do not prefer one or love one more than another. My law is set and My word is true and cannot be overridden--it must be adhered to if one is to walk in the Spirit, says the Lord. Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth and said: "In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality."
May 9, 2017: You must discern and resist when people try to get you to conform to their personal agendas. Stay true to what I have set you to be and to do. Any deviation from divine purpose will take you off course and be difficult to correct, says the Lord. Mark 3:32-35 And a multitude was sitting around Him; and they said to Him, "Look, Your mother and Your brothers are outside seeking You." But He answered them, saying, "Who is My mother, or My brothers?" And He looked around in a circle at those who sat about Him, and said, "Here are My mother and My brothers! For whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother."
May 8, 2017: Simplify your thought process so that you do not over-think your position. Things get convoluted when you do this, and your faith can become compromised. Keep the facts and truth of My Word in the forefront of your thoughts and believe. Trust Me to direct your steps in every phase of your existence, says the Lord. Psalms 119:133 Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me.
May 6: Be flexible. I will begin to restructure many areas of your life to enhance the spiritual aspects of your existence. You will be pleased with the results, but only if you yield in complete obedience to this process. You will be tempted to drag your feet in response to change, but things will go much better if you will embrace this fresh wind of My Spirit with a whole heart, says the Lord. 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."
May 5, 2017: Change will come when you set yourself on a different path. Examine yourself to see how you got to this place in order to understand what you have to do to make changes. Have you been driven by your own desires and lusts for money, power, or vindication? It is time for you to make righteous decisions that emanate from spiritual purity, says the Lord. 1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.
May 4, 2017: Set your mind and heart to know Me, says the Lord, and truly come in Spirit to commune with Me. Step away from religious rhetoric. Establish yourself in genuine relationship so that you can actually walk with Me. This is a critical step if you desire to have faith that works. Seek Me with all your heart, and you will find Me. Psalms 9:10 And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.
May 3, 2017: I speak to those who are silently but profoundly disappointed. Do not forget that I am for you, and I want you to come through in victory. That is My will. Going through difficult times provides an opportunity to learn an important truth that is necessary to your spiritual growth. Pray fervently. Talk to Me, says the Lord, and trust that I answer. James 5:16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
May 2, 2017: Stir yourself up to connect with My character, nature and will, says the Lord. You can get nothing done by praying to the air without real connection in the Spirit. Press in to the place in Me of truth and power. You must rise up out of flesh to walk and live in the Spirit if you want to be an overcomer. You must develop a genuine relationship with Me. Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
May 1, 2017: It is going to take some effort to move past status quo. A static condition will keep you from spiritual growth and development. It is time to break out of mindsets that have caused you to get stuck. Rethink your current position, and do whatever it takes escape the monotony of life that lacks variety and interest. Ask Me for wisdom in what to do next, 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.
Faith Tabernacle of Kremmling
Bill and Marsha Burns
P. O. Box 1148
Kremmling, Colorado 80459
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