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
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.
December 31, 2018: If you will rise up in Spirit and seek My face, I will show you things that are beyond anything you could have imagined. I will bring revelation and answer your deepest questions. I will empower you to do what few have done and will deepen your spiritual understanding in ways that will astound you, says the Lord. John 16:13 "However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come."
December 30: I want you to see the uniqueness of your life and the path that you have chosen. The paths of others have crossed yours and even been parallel with yours for a certain distance before separation. But, ultimately, you are responsible for your own desires, choices, and direction. Refuse to allow regret to overwhelm you nor consider what might have been or could have been. Do not look back. Walk with Me into the days ahead with the assurance that I will never leave you nor forsake you, says the Lord. 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.
December 28, 2018: Put aside all trepidation. Even though you cannot know the future you can know Me, and I hold the future. Draw near. Come into the security of My presence. Whenever you feel afraid trust in Me, says the Lord. When you seek Me, you will find Me and abide in peace. I am your protection. Psalm 91:2-5 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.
December 27, 2018: There is work to be done and obligations to fulfill before you can be clear enough to move into the next phase of your existence. Forgive those who have offended you and release those who have taken advantage of you. You cannot be free as long as you still harbor disappointment and anger, says the Lord. Let My love abide in your heart and soul. Ephesians 4:26 Be angry, and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your wrath.
December 26, 2018: Be at peace and stay calm regardless of problems or triumphs. When you lose control do your best to get back on an even keel. Your circumstances will require My wisdom and direction, and all you have to do is ask. Quiet yourself and ask in faith, says the Lord. I am with you in all things. 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.
December 25, 2018: Take advantage of opportunities that are presented to let go of elements of the past that have kept you from fulfilling your destiny. And prepare yourself to embrace the possibilities of greater fulfillment in My kingdom, says the Lord. It is a time of faith and hope when you can rise above that which has dampened your spirit. 1 Corinthians 13:13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
December 24, 2018: As deep darkness covers the earth, I have called My people to let your light shine wherever you are and in whatever circumstance you find yourself. Light is the evidence of spiritual life. Your light will be a genuine state of being that cannot be snuffed out because it emanates from your connection to Me, says the Lord. John 8:12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."
December 23: Your hunger for spiritual truth will begin with a desire to learn. When you think you already have a good grasp and knowledge of My kingdom, you might find yourself at a standstill. Growth is a sign of life. This is a time to stir up your sense of curiosity to discover what you do not know and move forward with an excitement for what is yet to be discovered. Revitalize your spiritual walk, says the Lord. Matthew 7:7 "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you."
December 21, 2018: Go beyond yourself to carry out My will. Be My representative. Speak and act as an extension of Me, says the Lord. Be a blessing to others in thought, words and deeds. This is a way for others to have a desire to know Me and to see My heart through you. I seek to use those who are obedient to do all that I ask. Romans 13:8 Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.
December 20, 2018: Protect and nurture your life in the Spirit. Keep your relationship with Me as your first priority. You need to be able to go the distance without waning, and that will require an eternal perspective. Your natural life on earth is temporary, but your spiritual life is forever. Take care of yourself, says the Lord. Live as one with Me. John 17:11 "Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are."
December 19, 2018: You will find safety in the flow of My Spirit. Refuse to allow anyone to distract you from what you know is right to do or where you need to be. There is protection for those who are obedient to My will, says the Lord. In that place of security you will also find peace that is beyond your understanding. Philippians 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
December 18, 2018: Many of you are being worn out by your rigorous routine. The extreme intensity of your daily lives has taken its toll. I would have you moderate your responses to current situations and come into My rest. Find the place of peace by being quiet and calming your soul. Tranquility will bring restoration and renovation to your sense of well-being, says the Lord. Matthew 11:29 "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls."
December 17, 2018: I continue to bring correction in the process of sanctification. It is up to you to receive it in spirit. Remorse can become a thing of the flesh that results in condemnation, which is not My desire and is not good for you. Condemning yourself opens the door for the enemy to exploit in order to keep you from walking and living in My Spirit, says the Lord. You must receive the correction, forgive yourself, and re-establish your spiritual position. 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.
December 16: Cream always rises to the top. If you will allow Me, I will lead you into areas of expression that will reveal your innermost being and allow your strengths and gifting to rise up and pour out. But, you must refrain from fantasy in order to allow your true nature to shine. Stay honest with yourself and refuse the temptation to distort or exaggerate what is true, says the Lord. Humility will look good on you. Psalm 34:2 My soul shall make its boast in the Lord; the humble shall hear of it and be glad.
December 14, 2018: When you do not know what to do or where to go, ask Me for wisdom. You are not going to understand My will by asking other people about it. They don't know you like I do or care about you as I do. Do not to be afraid to go straight to the Source of your existence and well-being for insight and good judgment. Establish yourself in close relationship by seeking Me often and trusting and depending on Me, says the Lord. James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
December 13, 2018: Save yourself the agony of disappointment and discouragement by trusting that I will bring you through every challenge. Being overwhelmed will not help you, but faith will. Try to maintain a positive attitude in the face of negative circumstances. Look to Me for help and direction, says the Lord. Psalm 61:2 From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
December 12, 2018: In a vision I saw an individual climbing a rock wall--absolutely scrambling up the seemingly impossible vertical heights. And, I heard the Lord say, "There are things that have seemed impossible to you or beyond your ability to accomplish. However, I am calling you to a high place in spirit where relative few of My people will go. I will empower you and even give you supernatural strength to do what I have set before you. Just take the first step." Psalm 148:1 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise Him in the heights!
December 11, 2018: Watch for a further separation between those who are completely devoted to Me and those who have a casual religious connection. I am calling My sheep to a high and unsurpassed, pristine feeding ground where they can feast on My word with a revived spiritual appetite. I call you by name and invite you to follow Me to this high place, says the Lord. 2 Corinthians 6:17 Therefore, come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.
December 10, 2018: I am looking for those whose hearts are not satisfied with status quo. To those who have a desire to know Me better, I will open to you greater spiritual understanding that will take you deeper, higher and wider. I will take you beyond your old boundaries, and you will be astounded at what you can see and know, says the Lord. Isaiah 54:2 "Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; do not spare; lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes."
December 9: You are in the early stages--the very beginning of the current spiritual season. And, you can barely tell a difference from the last season; the changes are imperceptible. But, the subtleties are important and powerful. Take the time to evaluate what has occurred in the past two months, and you will see more clearly the significance of what I am doing in your life, says the Lord. Zechariah 4:10 For who has despised the day of small things?
December 7, 2018: I speak to those who have allowed your heart to be hardened in certain aspects of life. Will you allow your heart to be softened by My Spirit? Will you be willing to give yourself permission to walk in love? I will reveal your heart to you so that you can see clearly where you need to forgive and release, says the Lord. I want to hold your heart in My hands. Hebrews 3:13 but exhort one another daily, while it is called "Today," lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
December 6, 2018: Beloved, don't be afraid. I am with you to show you the way--to direct your steps so that you fulfill My will in your life, says the Lord. Put your trust in Me as you quiet your soul and give turmoil no place. These are important days in your progression and transition from where you have been to a more complete expression of who you really are. Prepare to move forward. 1 Peter 1:7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
December 5, 2018: In a vision I saw a turtle retract its head and legs into its shell, and I heard the Lord say: "This is a time when you need to retreat from external chaos and establish yourself in a place of peace and quiet. If you are to hear My still, small voice you must be silent. Quiet your flesh and seek tranquility." Zechariah 2:13 Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD, for He is aroused from His holy habitation!
December 4, 2018: Please know that when people spew hatred and vitriol into the atmosphere, they are sowing bad seed and corruption into the spiritual environment. And, I tell you the truth that the harvest is in full swing. You wonder why things feel so bleak; this is the reason. Begin to sow seeds of peace for your future well-being, says the Lord. Job 4:8 Even as I have seen, those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same.
December 3: What you think and do in these days will have an extraordinary impact on the days ahead. Therefore, you should take the condition of your soul and spirit very seriously and make necessary corrections to achieve the best possible outcome. This is no time to be glib or frivolous. Your future depends on it, says the Lord. Proverbs 24:12 If you say, "Surely we did not know this," Does not He who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, does He not know it? And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?
December 2: It is more important than ever that you actually live in Me and become aware of pitfalls. There is a myriad of distractions that could take you off course if you aren't paying attention. Establish good priorities so that you can remain spiritually connected. Do nothing apart from the moving of My Spirit, says the Lord. John 15:4 "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me."
Faith Tabernacle of Kremmling
Bill and Marsha Burns
P. O. Box 1148
Kremmling, Colorado 80459
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