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 T
Prophetic Word for 2017--The Bamboo House
February 19: You've taken a pretty big hit as the enemy has done his best to take you down. But, that is not the end of the story. Your faith has prevailed, and truth has overcome lies. Let your heart be strengthened in victory over the devil's plans. You will continue to overcome as long as you keep the faith and eternal perspective, says the Lord. Press through! Isaiah 42:13 The LORD shall go forth like a mighty man; He shall stir up His zeal like a man of war. He shall cry out, yes, shout aloud; He shall prevail against His enemies.
February 17, 2017: You live in precarious times, and it is more important than ever that you live in the Spirit. Be alert and aware of the schemes of the enemy. I am your refuge and place of safety at all times. Trust Me to expose the danger around you and to keep you from harm, says the Lord. Psalm 91:9 Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling.
February 16, 2017: Get focused and stay focused. Refuse to allow anyone or anything to distract you from the importance of what you have been given to do. Chaos abounds as mental and emotional whirlwinds rage around you. But, you must establish yourself in the peace that surpasses understanding, says the Lord. Be strong and calm. Hosea 8:7 "They sow the wind, and reap the whirlwind. The stalk has no bud; it shall never produce meal. If it should produce, aliens would swallow it up."
February 15, 2017: Pull in your wandering thoughts by being aware of your mental process. Bring your soul under the authority of Christ in every situation. It is important for you to actually walk and live in the Spirit instead of allowing your flesh to rule. Rise up in the spiritual realm and yield to My leading, says the Lord. I want to keep you in the safety of My presence. 2 Corinthians 10:5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
February 14, 2017: You have been in a whirlwind of circumstances, which caused you to rethink your position on several fronts. That flurry is virtually over, and you can now begin to stabilize. My desire is for you to further develop spiritual discernment. This will be a key element in your progression, says the Lord. I will speak to those who have ears to hear. Mark 4:9 And He said to them, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear!"
February 13, 2017: When you are faced with opposition, take the time to examine yourself to understand your own culpability instead of escalating from opposition to division. Your sense of pride and need to be right will cause you to fight for the victim position. But, I want you to be honest with yourself and be established in a righteous position before Me, says the Lord. Romans 12:19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord.
February 12: Let faith rule and reign in every circumstance. Refuse to allow fear to have any place of control. Hold on to what you know, and I will hear your prayer and answer when you call. I will give divine direction that leads to spiritual perfection. You will see My glory and be amazed, says the Lord. I am your stronghold, your fortress, your high tower and safe harbor. I am your Rock! Psalms 31:3 For You are my rock and my fortress; therefore, for Your name’s sake, lead me and guide me.
February 10, 2017: Settle down and refuse to allow stress to rule. You must deliberately seek to be at peace in your circumstances and with yourself. This will allow you to be at peace with Me as well, says the Lord. I remind you again that you are not alone. I give wisdom and direction every time you ask, so let go of your tendency to try to be self-sufficient. Be one with Me. Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
February 9, 2017: Draw near to Me, says the Lord. I am calling forth a people who will order their steps according to divine wisdom and who will live in righteousness. Examine yourself to see with clarity your attitudes and motivations, especially those that keep you from being one with Me. And, be willing to let go of everything that hinders purity of heart. Psalm 24:3-5 Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
February 8, 2017: Choose to move forward, and leave that which is redundant behind. There are things in your life that you need to let go of because they are no longer relevant to where you are now. These are circumstances, issues, and associations that no longer fulfill a useful purpose in your life. That which you refuse to leave behind will become an anchor that will hold you back spiritually, says the Lord. Psalm 119:63 I am a companion of all who fear You, and of those who keep Your precepts.
February 7, 2017: You are still working out the kinks in the process of transitioning out of the old era and entering the new order. Take your challenges in stride while maintaining a sense of stability. I will give you the grace and peace to do all that is necessary. I will show you the way, says the Lord. You are moving from complexity into simplicity. 2 Corinthians 1:12 For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience that we conducted ourselves in the world in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God, and more abundantly toward you.
February 6, 2017: Keep your heart by deliberately walking in the way of righteousness and peace. You are My representative to those around you, some of whom will only see Me through your attitudes and motivations, says the Lord. Let My Spirit manifest through you. Proverbs 4:23-26 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life. Put away from you a deceitful mouth, and put perverse lips far from you. Let your eyes look straight ahead, and your eyelids look right before you. Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established.
February 5: There are things that will demand your attention and things that need to be adjusted to function properly. Your test is to determine whether or not you will get frustrated with the process, which will make things worse, or trust Me to give the wisdom you need to establish the necessary order. You must take the time required to accomplish what is set before you as a necessary step to be taken before you can proceed, says the Lord. John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
February 3, 2017: You have faced opposition, and you have opportunities to respond in ways that are not pleasing in My sight, says the Lord. I would have you be righteous in all things and to choose to forgive and treat everyone with love and kindness regardless of injustice. Make choices that will reap a blessing instead of a curse. Luke 6:35 "But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil."
February 2, 2017: I understand that it seems like you have been in a complex maze and that finding your way has been frustrating at times. You are very close to the end of this particularly difficult time, and I want you to be aware that I have been preparing the way before you and leading you along the way. Take the time to look back and acknowledge the miraculous events of that journey, says the Lord. Isaiah 42:16 I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, and not forsake them.
February 1, 2017: Find the place in your life where you are in sync with
the moving of My Spirit, and then you will be led and directed to do all that is
in My heart for you. This is true surrender. If you are not yielded
fully to My purposes for you, there will be opposition and roadblocks as a sign
that you need to make adjustments in your relationship with Me, says the Lord.
Psalm 119:133 Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have
dominion over me.
January 31, 2017: To those of you who feel as though you have been abandoned or forgotten, I tell you honestly that I have not forgotten you. I see you and know the problems and heartaches that you have endured. Do not give up hope, says the Lord. 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.
January 30, 2017: The gates are open and the way has been made clear. Go through the gates and survey your opportunities. Look, evaluate, and understand that I am moving you into a place of freedom from the bondages and restrictions of the past. Now is the time when you can take your next step in the fulfillment of destiny, 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!
January 29: Beloved, I want you to be aware that you will encounter situations that require extraordinary patience to get through. You can't force anything, but you can trust Me to give you wisdom as perfect order is being established. Open your mind and heart to learn things that you would otherwise not have opportunity to understand. Never doubt that I am with you and that I am directing your steps, says the Lord. Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
January 27, 2017: Give yourself a break. Take the time necessary to relieve yourself from all stress, and rest in My presence, says the Lord. In My presence in peace and joy instead of the turmoil that comes from worldliness. Stop and just breathe and relax. Then, when you need to deal with circumstances, I will take you through with ease. Lean on Me. 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."
January 26, 2017: Strengthen yourself in your faith in spiritual reality. Stop looking only at the natural, physical realm and seek to know and discern what I am doing in Spirit, says the Lord. Most of the noise around you is designed to draw you away from spirituality into carnality. You must resist and stop your ears to worldly things that consume your time and attention. Rise up to find Me and to find peace. Mark 4:24 Then He said to them, "Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given."
January 25, 2017: Exercise patience and perseverance as you press forward. Make changes necessary in establishing yourself in a stronger and more defined position spiritually and in your circumstances. This is still very much a transitional time. But, breakthrough is imminent, says the Lord. Stay on My solid foundation. 2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: "The Lord knows those who are His," and, "Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity."
January 24, 2017: Stay the course. Be strong and refuse to deviate from what you know is right and good. The problems that you face will be resolved in a few days, but you must be calm and do what you can to stay in order. Put your complete trust in Me to reveal the value of your recent challenges and to unveil your divine purpose, says the Lord. Psalms 20:4 May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, and fulfill all your purpose.
January 23, 2017: On the journey that I have set before you, you have taken your rest on a spiritual plateau. It is now time to continue on. Set your face like flint to move to higher ground and come ever closer to Me, says the Lord. Travel on without fear or trepidation, for I am truly with you. Psalms 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.
January 22: Beloved, bring your burdens to Me alone in the secret place of My presence. And, there in that place where we commune together, I will answer your prayers and bring you to a place of spiritual strength and courage. Release your faith and know that I have heard you, says the Lord. Otherwise, the bitterness of your soul will become a defilement to those around you. Hebrews 12:14-15 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled.
January 20, 2017: Deliberately come into peace as you release yourself from stress. Step onto the firm foundation of faith in My word, in My kingdom, and in your relationship with Me, says the Lord. When your foundation is solid everything that you build will reflect that same fundamental power. Your position in Me will bring you to a position of life and strength. Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
January 19, 2017: I will bring order where there has been chaos. You have had to deal with chaotic circumstances and people, but there were things to learn and changes to be made that will ultimately be beneficial to you. This has been a trying time, but the worst of it is behind you. Get ready to move forward with a sense of greater stability and expectation, says the Lord. Keep looking up! Hebrews 12:2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
January 18, 2017: Don't give up! You are on the verge, the absolute cusp, of breakthrough. It has not been easy, but you have done your best to persevere. Continue to trust Me to show you the way and to take you through. I am with you every step of the way, says the Lord. Only believe! 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.
January 17, 2017: Do you need help? Ask Me. I will give you the wisdom necessary to accomplish whatever has been set before you. Let me lead you in the right direction. There is nothing too hard or impossible for Me, says the Lord. Exercise your faith and trust Me. Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
January 16, 2017: You are still in the days of transition, and it is important that you keep your destination in mind. It is easy to lose track of what you have been called to in these times. Set your heart to know and walk in truth as you maintain your faith in My promises, says the Lord. Your divine purpose will unfold as you continue to move forward. Psalms 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.
January 15: Please listen carefully and guard in your heart what I will say to you. You are in a time of extreme importance when I will impart wisdom that will establish your path and direction. I speak to many who feel aimless and lost. You must let go of everything that has caused you to falter, and get ready to move on with new perspective. Let Me lead you out of this valley of weeping into a place of great joy, says the Lord. Psalm 84:5-7 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a spring; the rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion.
January 13, 2017: I speak to many who have become discouraged and disheartened. You have begun to lose hope, but I tell you that your hope cannot be in human endeavor or worldly expectation. Your hope is only fulfilled through your faith as you strive to maintain eternal perspective. Your heart will be revived in your connection to Me in Spirit, says the Lord. Psalms 31:24 Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the LORD.
January 12, 2017: It is imperative that you walk in the light. As you exercise honesty and integrity, you will be able to see through schemes and treachery. Be alert and sensitive to unusual intrusions into your life and circumstances. I will give you the wisdom and ability to deal with whatever comes your way, says the Lord. Do not be afraid. Matthew 10:16 "Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves."
January 11, 2017: Truth and justice--I would have you embrace the truth of My word and to live by justice so that your life exemplifies righteousness. Your example will either accuse you or excuse you. Be blameless. If you are truly a citizen of My kingdom, says the Lord, you will exhibit your loyalty by your actions. Be true to yourself and to Me. Psalms 19:13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and I shall be innocent of great transgression.
January 10, 2017: Beloved, you will have opportunities to make adjustments that will simplify and streamline various aspects of your existence. These opportunities will come unexpectedly in ways that might even seem unrelated and irrelevant, but you will see the value of these challenges as you progress, says the Lord. Go with the flow and trust Me. Psalms 118:8 It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.
January 9, 2017: Self-control is not only the fruit of My Spirit; it is a virtue. Position yourself to exercise restraint as you choose to walk in the Spirit, and everything will work out to your benefit. I will lead you in the ways of righteousness and peace, says the Lord. Trust Me to undertake on your behalf. 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.
January 8: Be quiet and stay calm. Negative emotions will only take you off course and keep you from seeing things as they really are. Refuse to allow chaos and confusion any place in you. Allow peace to lead you in everything. It is a very narrow path that will bring you to know righteousness and wisdom. Stay firmly on that path, and let Me direct your steps, says the Lord. Matthew 7:13 "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.
January 6, 2017: Stay the course, says the Lord. I will provide you with rare and valuable opportunities to establish your relationship with Me that will surpass your greatest expectations. You must also watch for the pitfalls along the way that would keep you from your maximum spiritual potential. Deception abounds in the earth, which if you believe the lies, will keep you from clarity and truth. James 1:16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.
January 5, 2017: I have already told you that the rule of the path to discovery is light. You must walk in the light always in order to discover My plans and purposes for your life. This path is the only place where you can hear Me or see clearly what I want to show you, says the Lord. This is a narrow path, which you can stray from easily. You must stay focused and stay on track. Matthew 7:14 "Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it."
January 4, 2017: You will have a tendency to feel disoriented and overwhelmed. Take time to stop and evaluate where you are, and know that I am with you to help you in all things. Nothing is too difficult for Me. Trust Me to bring you through every difficulty, says the Lord. Just be calm and take one step at a time. Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
January 3, 2017: Set yourself to be strong. My strength is sufficient. Just when you think you cannot do another thing, My presence will bring peace and power. Rely on Me, says the Lord. I will bring you through every challenge regardless of how daunting. 2 Corinthians 12:9 And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness."
January 2, 2017: Examine yourself and identify the place where you lost confidence. You must see and know the truth of that incident before you can regain your sense of power and ability to succeed. Begin to see yourself through spiritual eyes of possibility instead of failure. I will lift you up to stand on higher ground, says the Lord, if you will believe it. Mark 5:36b "Do not be afraid; only believe."
January 1, 2017: “You have come through unprecedented changes in the past
few years. Do not mourn what you perceive as loss, but rather enter into an
uncluttered and more honest existence. I am preparing you for a reward in the
days ahead that you would have lost without making the necessary changes.
“It is time to rediscover the truth of My Word and to resolutely walk in the path that I have set before you; the rule of that path is light. Walk in the light and refuse to walk in any darkness at all.
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
“Position yourself in a way that will allow you to receive My perspective and wisdom in every situation and circumstance. Let Me lead you in the way of righteousness, peace, and joy.
“Be sensitive to the conviction that comes when you deviate from the path that I have set you on, and be ready to punish disobedience by being obedient to My leading. I have a plan and purpose for your life, which will require complete submission to My word.
“I am releasing a new wave of creativity for those who possess a sensitivity to nuance. Some of you have put away your gifting because you did not deem it to be worthy or worthwhile. Now is the time to pick it up again and use your creativity as a form of worship instead of a form of personal satisfaction.
“Many of you have sown selfless seeds of blessing in the lives of others. This will be a time when you begin to reap the harvest of those seeds sown.
“Old ceilings will become new floors for those of you who have been diligent to do what I have given you to do. You can now move on up as you establish yourself on the revelation of My purposes for your life, says the Lord.”
Faith Tabernacle of Kremmling
Bill and Marsha Burns
P. O. Box 1148
Kremmling, Colorado 80459
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