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

MAY 2019

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.

APRIL 2019

April 30, 2019:  Sometimes it seems like you are walking through a minefield.  These are times when you have to carefully consider every step with an acute awareness of your circumstances and surroundings.  But know that I am with you to guide you through with divine precision, says the Lord.  I will help and protect you.  Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.

April 29, 2019:  I am preparing you for things that are beyond your imagination or consideration.  As you determine to live according to the moving of My Spirit, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish.  But you must not settle for where you are now, for it is only a stepping stone to greater things, says the Lord.  Trust Me to lead you to your destiny.  John 14:12 "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father."

April 28:  In a vision I saw a man looking at the stars and identifying the constellation Orion.  I knew this had to do with navigation and of finding his bearings.  And, I heard the Lord say, "You have been in a difficult storm and are feeling unstable in many ways.  Now is the time to look and see where you are and to point yourself in the direction of your destination.  The storm has created a separation between that which is actually important and that which has just consumed your time and energy.  Look to Me for direction and guidance."  Psalm 31:3 For You are my rock and my fortress; therefore, for Your name’s sake, lead me and guide me.

April 26, 2019:  Watch for opportunities to extend yourself beyond old limitations.  Break out of the box that you have constructed for yourself, and consider your options.  Reach further, go higher and deeper so that your understanding is broadened.  Growth will come when you make a place for it, says the Lord.  Luke 13:7-9  Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, "Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?"  But he answered and said to him, "Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it.  And if it bears fruit, well. But if not, after that you can cut it down."

April 25, 2019:  The complexities of life will require that you tackle one aspect at a time because there are  many moving parts.  Do not take anything for granted and refuse to presume that you understand more than you do.  Remember that I am with you to help you when you ask for wisdom and direction, says the Lord.  Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

April 24, 2019:  You have been in a virtual desert spiritually, and you have had to fight to resist being lulled to sleep.  Open your eyes wide.  Your desert experience is almost over.  You will soon be revitalized to achieve greater heights and a level of spiritual clarity that you have not even imagined.  This will not automatically happen to you, but will be yours when you seek, stretch and strain to truly know Me, says the Lord. 1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.

April 23, 2019:  Be flexible and move with the change of season, both naturally and spiritually.  Also be steadfast and immovable in your relationship with Me, says the Lord.  I am your anchor, your safe haven, and your navigational star.  When you are uncertain about your life and circumstances, look up.  Look to Me for wisdom and direction.  Psalm 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.

April 22, 2019:  Stay true to what you know is righteous.  Do not deviate from the leading of My Spirit, says the Lord.  When you try to twist or alter the Word to suit your position and purpose, you are in dangerous spiritual territory.  Deuteronomy 12:32 "Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it."

April 21:  You might feel like change is being forced upon you, but I tell you truthfully that if you will embrace this time of adjustments, you will benefit greatly in the days ahead.  Don't be reluctant to let go of that which has outlived its usefulness.  You cannot move forward and stay stationary at the same time.  Allow Me to show you the way, says the Lord.  Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.

April 19, 2019:  Beloved, any kind of hatred in your life as a born-again, Spirit filled believer is not acceptable.  Any response other than that of My Spirit in you is not suitable.  Vitriol is not of Me for I am a God of love and am no respecter of persons.  The warfare that is admissible is spiritual warfare against the devil and his demons, says the Lord.  It is time for every child of God to make that distinction.  Galatians 5:22-24 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.  And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

April 18, 2019:  Some of you, My people, need a break from the monotonous grind whether mentally or physically.  You need fresh perspective of your life and purpose and the time to deliberately see through spiritual eyes.  It is time to reset.  Re-establish yourself in divine motivation to get beyond where you are stuck, says the Lord.  Ecclesiastes 3:1 To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.

April 17, 2019:  Honest evaluation of your life and circumstances will reveal that which keeps you from living in the Spirit.  There are problems that need your attention and adjustment both internally and externally before you can thrive in My kingdom.  There are things you need to embrace and things you need to release in order to be in a position for blessings and progression, says the Lord.  I will lead you in the way you should go.  Psalm 78:52 But He made His own people go forth like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.

April 16, 2019:  You are in a time of preparation when you can formulate a strategy that will accommodate the coming changes.  There are options and opportunities that can be optimized to give you the most effective approach to your unfolding future.  Ask Me for the wisdom and guidance you need to proceed, says the Lord.  Proverbs 2:6 For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

April 15, 2019:  The strength and power of the internal work that you have done will be revealed by your thoughts, actions, and the words of your mouth.  There are areas in your life where self-control is still an issue.  Victory can only be achieved as you yield to the work of My Spirit, says the Lord.  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.

April 14:  I speak to many whose hearts have been torn and minds scattered.  You are trying to find peace, but having lived in crisis for so long, you have lost your bearings and are not able to find your true self in Me, says the Lord.  Your identity has been compromised.  You must stop running and re-establish yourself in a place of spiritual safety and stability by drawing close to Me again.  I am with you.  Psalms 73:28 But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all Your works.

April 12, 2019:  You will be facing and making many choices in the days ahead.  How do you know what is right and best?  Ask Me to show you the way to go.  Spiritual discernment is more important than ever in your options and evaluations.  So, calm your soul and seek wisdom, 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.

April 11, 2019:  I am opening a new chapter in your life.  The last chapter is over and done, and the conclusions are no longer relevant.  Position yourself to step into what I have prepared for you.  Step into the newness of life in the Spirit.  Rise above your history and be done with regrets and condemnation, says the Lord.  2 Timothy 1:12 For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.

April 10, 2019:  Those issues that have been on the back burner, so to speak, can soon be put to rest.  They  will be things that have kept you tied to the past and hindered you from moving on.  This is a time of extrication! But you will have to revisit that which has delayed your progression and growth one last time, says the Lord.  You will have the confidence necessary when you walk this time out in the Spirit.  Proverbs 3:26 For the Lord will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being caught.

April 9, 2019:  There are and will be many things that need your attention, but planning is one thing and obsession is another.  Refuse to allow these issues to distract from the greater need of spending time with Me.  I want you to be aware of My presence and to be sensitive to the wisdom and guidance that I will give you, says the Lord.  Then, you can walk in perfect peace.  Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

April 8, 2019:  Take stock to see the areas in your life where you have been disobedient to My word.  Those are the places where the enemy can enter in and wreak havoc.  If you are uncertain, ask Me to show you where you fall short of complete obedience, and deliberately make the correction.  Only then will you reap the fruit of obedience, says the Lord.  Romans 6:16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?

April 7:  Get ready to emerge from a transitional time when progression seemed to have stalled.  It's not that you haven't accomplished what was necessary, but forward motion was difficult and hindered at best--almost like walking through mud.  You will soon sense a time of release as you move with less restriction and greater freedom, says the Lord.  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.

April 5, 2019:  Pay attention and be aware of My leading, for I impart wisdom and direction in every situation.  You are not beyond My reach nor are you unworthy of My help, says the Lord.  Refuse to dump down into self-degradation, but rather rise to a new spiritual level where you can receive all that I have for you.  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.

April 4, 2019:  Many of you are making plans for the future, but you must be honest with yourself that your intentions and expectations are subject to change.  Flexibility is a must because actual circumstances will change your perspective.  Realize that false assumptions can only produce disappointment, says the Lord. Colossians 3:2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

April 3, 2019:  To those who have developed a habit of negativity and complaining, I want you to begin by counting your blessings.  Focus on what is right and good in your life regardless of how insignificant it seems.  By doing this you will be sowing the seeds of righteousness and blessing.  It is time to stop seeing yourself as a victim of life's circumstances and change the outcome of your life by being grateful for the small things, says the Lord.  Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

April 2, 2019:  A very strong anointing has been released on those who sincerely desire to completely yield to Me.  This anointing will give you strength and protection as you move forward in My purposes.  And I tell you honestly that breakthrough is imminent.  I will give you the wisdom needed to make the most of this time, says the Lord.  Persevere!  Romans 8:25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.

April 1, 2019:  It is of utmost importance that you align your heart and mind to be in complete unity with Me.  You can do this when My Spirit is active within you.  Set yourself to walk and live in the Spirit.  Only then will you have the anointing to express My thoughts, feelings, purposes and desires, 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.

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


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