SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND

By Marsha Burns
Archive 2017

 

JANUARY 2017

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.”

FEBRUARY 2017

February 28, 2017:  The struggle has been daunting, but you have persevered.  You have been tested and found to be tried-and-true.  You have learned some valuable lessons and been able to make adjustments that you otherwise would not have made.  And, your position has been strengthened, says the Lord.  Stand strong in your faith.  Proverbs 17:3 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests the hearts.

February 27, 2017:  Discouragement and hopelessness will derail you from being on track with My Spirit, says the Lord.  Refuse to allow your emotions to take you down.  Bolster yourself in the kind of faith that defeats doubt and unbelief.  The enemy would have you question the reality of My kingdom and the power of My presence.  I am real and My word is true!  1 Samuel 12:24 "Only fear the LORD, and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you."

February 26:  Pay attention to the flow of My Spirit, for I am taking you on a journey that will change your spiritual life.  I am causing a separation between religious tradition and truth that comes from walking and living in the Spirit.  Bondage comes from religious exercise, but liberty comes only in the Spirit.   You will be transformed if you will be sensitive to this work and yield to what I am doing in, around, and through you, says the Lord.   2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

February 24, 2017:  You have come through a very difficult time in many ways, but there were lessons to learn as well as opportunities to overcome adversity.  You do not have to be a victim of life's circumstances.  I have called you to be victorious through righteous responses.  Simplicity and strength is the result of your efforts to make changes and establish yourself in new positions, says the Lord.  Romans 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

February 23, 2017:  Exercise your will to discipline your thoughts and emotions.  You have the ability to bring yourself under control--even under the control of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Only from that position will you find peace and a sense of well-being.  Quiet your soul, and let Me lead you out of turmoil and sorrow.  I am your help in times of trouble.  Psalms 9:9 The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

February 22, 2017:  Many of you, My people, need to extricate yourself from the past and begin again.  Start over on a foundation of righteousness and peace.  The things that have held you back are things that you must let go of before you can move on.  Examine your attachment to that which is not good for you and see if pride is an underlying factor.  Humility is necessary to progression, says the Lord.  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."

February 21, 2017:  Beloved, I am calling you to step into a place in the Spirit where freedom and joy become a reality in your life.  Remember that what you think is of utmost importance because your thoughts will emerge into  actuality.  You cannot continue to live in fear and have a good outcome.  You must walk in the truth of My word by faith, says the Lord, so that you can inherit My promises.  Proverbs 23:7a For as he [a man] thinks in his heart, so is he.

February 20, 2017:  In a vision I was standing by a river, and there was a foggy mist rising from the water.  The Lord said, "You are continuing in the flow of My Spirit, but the path ahead of you is still shrouded in mystery.  You cannot see far enough ahead to see where you are going.  However, you can trust Me to move you into your perfect destiny.  Stay the course."   Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.

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.

March 2017

March 31, 2017:  Allow Me to transform you, says the Lord.  What you do matters far less than who you are in Me.  I am looking over the face of the whole earth to find those whose hearts are in sync with Mine.  I want you to walk and live in the Spirit with no distance between us.  Come and be unified; become one with Me.  John 17:20-21 "I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me."

March 30, 2017:  The circumstances you have endured have left you feeling traumatized, but I tell you honestly that I am greater than your trauma.  I have brought you through every difficulty and strengthened you in the process.  Now, you must look forward and begin by taking one step at a time, one day at a time, that will lead to your destiny, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.

March 29, 2017:  When uncertainty seems to abound, it is more important than ever for you to be certain about what you believe.  Your relationship with Me, says the Lord, must be solid.  And, your efforts to make your calling and election sure is of utmost significance.  Put forth an earnest and strenuous attempt to establish yourself securely in My kingdom.  2 Peter 1:10-11 Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

March 28, 2017:  I heard the word "obsequious" in my spirit.  Then, I heard the Lord say, "Compliance to My word is to your advantage.  I have set definitive boundaries through My written word by which you can thrive and prosper if you will be obedient.  Set yourself to be a doer and not just a hearer, and you will find yourself in safe and blessed habitations."  James 1:23-25  For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.

March 27, 2017:  You are about to shift from what you deemed important, or even vital to your life, to a value system that reflects spiritual reality more completely.  The shift will be subtle enough that you might not be aware of it until some time passes.  You are receiving spiritual training through the things you suffer and have suffered.  Do not lose balance in this time, says the Lord.  Hebrews 5:8 though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.

March 26:  In a vision I saw a giraffe with its long neck stretched up to eat the most delicate and scrumptious new growth at the top of a tree.  And, like the giraffe, we are stretching way up to devour the fresh word of truth by the Spirit.  And, I heard the Lord say:  Don't stop reaching.  This is a time of excitement and revelation that will bring new spiritual experience, which will need to be defined and stabilized by My Word, says the Lord.  2 Timothy 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

March 24, 2017:  Take a breath and regroup.  Evaluate your life experience according to what has worked and what has not.  This evaluation will bring understanding and perspective.  Then, you can make necessary adjustments to bring order.  You cannot prosper in all things when you overlook aspects of your life that create chaos and result in destruction.  Make changes that will be beneficial, says the Lord.  3 John 1:2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

March 23, 2017:  Refuse the temptation to get discouraged.  Discouragement will kill your faith faster than anything, but you must stay strong in your mental attitude and in faith.  Refresh yourself in the truth of My Word, which is still for you today.  Life conditions and circumstances can lead you away from your relationship with Me, says the Lord, unless you stay strong spiritually.  Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

March 22, 2017:  You will begin to see small but significant breakthroughs in various areas of your life, which will lead to complete freedom, says the Lord.  Do not discount your progress.  Your forward momentum will  consist of a series of small steps that will ultimately lead to success.  I will show you the path to victory.  Matthew 7:7 "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you."

March 21, 2017:  Beloved, I want you to know that I will give you wisdom in every situation.  Refuse to dwell on things that cause you to be fearful or anxious, and look to My promises that will bolster faith in My ability to keep you safe, says the Lord.  Faith is your most precious possession.  Psalms 4:8 I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

March 20, 2017:  I have encouraged you to leave the past behind so that you can move into the next phase of your life.  Now, I tell you that those things that you needed to let go of and yet still cling to will become an anchor to your soul.  You must deliberately choose to release that which no longer serves your best interests.  Be free from all that could become bondage, says the Lord.  Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

March 19:  Beloved, I am doing an internal work in you to show you the way of walking in the Spirit.  There is a place of certainty already established in you where you can express spiritual reality in power.  But, you must do it internally before you can manifest it externally, says the Lord.  Luke 6:45 "A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks."

March 17, 2017:  When nothing around you seems stable, come to Me.  Remember that your stability originates spiritually and filters down to your sense of well-being naturally.  You must press into the place of peace that only comes from My presence, says the Lord.  Refuse to allow your feelings of instability to dictate your responses.  Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

March 16, 2017:  Evaluate your priorities and deliberately and carefully consider and weigh your options for moving forward.  Choose according to the path that will allow for a clear conscience, moral excellence, and spiritual growth.  Allow My Spirit to be your guide and to establish you on higher ground  in righteousness, says the Lord.  Come out of every sort of darkness into the light of life.  Titus 1:15 To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled.

March 15, 2017:  To those who have struggled to break through difficult circumstances and dark times of the soul, you will be able to step into the light with a fresh, new beginning.  The effort that you put forth at this time to gain that freedom will all be worth it.  You can now look forward with a new and hopeful perspective, 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.

March 14, 2017:  Watch for opportunities to extricate yourself from hindrances that have kept you from achieving your short-term destiny.  Be willing to let go of problems of the past and reach forward to new possibilities that will cause your soul to prosper, says the Lord.  If you can do this successfully, you will be delighted with the new version of your life.  Philippians 3:13  Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.

March 13, 2017:  In your efforts to let go of the past and move on, you must be cognizant of the fact that I am going before you to prepare the way.  So, it will be to your advantage to allow Me to lead you into all that I have prepared for you and not get ahead of Me through impatience.  My timing is perfect, and I know where I am taking you, 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.

March 12:  The restlessness that you are beginning to experience is the moving of My Spirit to wake you up spiritually and bring you to a new level of awareness.  It would be a mistake to try to satisfy this sense of boredom externally by trying to satisfy the flesh.  Rather, I would have you to pay closer attention to spiritual activity, says the Lord, and discern what I am doing.  Hebrews 5:14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

March 10, 2017:  Many of you, My people, feel as though you have stagnated and have no ability to move beyond your current difficulties.  I tell you honestly that it is not your ability that matters; it is the strength of your faith in My ability to do what you cannot.  You must stop relying on your own efforts and common sense and begin to rely on Me, says the Lord.  Rise up to walk and live in the Spirit.  Luke 1:37 "For with God nothing will be impossible."

March 9, 2017:  Keep your emotions in check and stand fearless in the face of adversity.  Fear is the antithesis of faith and will interfere with your ability to trust Me, says the Lord.  Know that I am for you and that I will give you the wisdom necessary to lead you out of your current quagmire.  You will again stand on solid spiritual ground, says the Lord.  Psalm 18:19 He also brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me.

March 8, 2017:  You have endured everything from inconvenience to hardship with every circumstance lending to the understanding of life, people and yourself.  The lessons learned have been invaluable and ultimately have had the potential of making you stronger than you have ever been as you trust Me in all things.  You are truly being transformed into My image, 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.

March 7, 2017:  Set a watch over your mind and emotions so that you don't get carried away from truth and reality.  You must be quiet enough to perceive and discern spiritually so that you know what I am doing and where I am taking you, says the Lord.  That which the enemy has meant to be evil or harmful to you, I will turn to your benefit.  Make every effort to get in the flow of My Spirit.  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.

March 6, 2017:  Be strong and stay steady.  You have been in a time of sifting and sorting to know the difference between what is vital for you to retain and what needs to be discarded.  Much of what you are hanging on to will soon be shown to be detrimental to your spiritual well-being and growth.  You must decide what is necessary to your existence both now and in the days to come, says the Lord.  Choose wisely.  2 Peter 3:18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever.

March 5:  You, My people, are on the verge of breaking through into higher ground.  It is as though you have been sleeping, and you are trying to wake up and open your eyes.  You are just now being stirred to greater awareness of the spiritual realm and activity.  Press through this period of virtual hibernation with the strength of your desire to come higher, says the Lord. The time is now.  Romans 13:11 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.

March 3, 2017:  Now is the time to be encouraged by renewing yourself in the truth of My Word.  Bolster your faith by reminding yourself what you believe and why you believe it.  Your mind and heart need to be cleansed from the doubt and unbelief that keep you from receiving the benefits brought about by strong faith, says the Lord.    James 1:6-8 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.  For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

March 2, 2017:  Everything that you have had to face and deal with in recent weeks and months has been for the purpose of revealing your heart as you take advantage of opportunities to make necessary changes.  If you will stop for a moment and review how far you have come, you will see that you have grown spiritually.  You have also learned to rely on Me more completely, says the Lord.  Psalms 92:12 The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

March 1, 2017:  Set yourself to be strong and steady.  There are many things that can take you off course if you allow them to.  Refuse to react to circumstances instead of giving careful consideration before you respond.  Keep yourself in safety by allowing Me to direct your steps, says the Lord.  Psalms 119:133 Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me.

APRIL 2017

April 30:  Look alive!  Be alert!  I am opening the eyes of your understanding to see and comprehend that which I am now doing.  I am releasing new hope for the hopeless and light where darkness has prevailed.  Position yourself to receive this blessing.  Now is the time for your spiritual vision to become clear and unclouded.  Let freedom reign, says the Lord.  Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

April 28, 2017:  Set yourself on the firm foundation of truth.  Focus on that which is good and righteous in order to be strengthened.  Every day you will have to choose between good and evil--spiritual strength and weakness.  Deliberately make wise choices.  Pay attention to the opportunities that present themselves to make positive decisions, says the Lord.  Deuteronomy 30:19 "I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live."

April 27, 2017:  Settle down.  Take a break from thinking about things that worry you.  Look at life through the eyes of the Spirit to see the greatness of My kingdom and your place in it.  Be kind to yourself.  Quiet your soul and seek to be refreshed and renewed before you take your next step forward in the journey that is before you, says the Lord.  I will never leave you.  Hebrews 13:5 Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."

April 26, 2017:  Take advantage of every review of the past to remind yourself of the unbounded, limitless, and life-saving effects of the blood of Christ that was shed on Calvary for you.  It would be a colossal waste to spend this opportunity on regret and self-denigration.  This is a time when you can draw near to Me in genuine worship from the depth of your heart, says the Lord.  Be thankful.  2 Corinthians 4:15 For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.

April 25, 2017:  In navigating your spiritual life, you have been able to overcome many if not most of the obvious things that have hindered your growth in the spirit.  If you will stay connected to Me, I will show you the details and less understood aspects of your existence that keep you from thriving, says the Lord.  Deliberately access the realm of awareness and discernment to see and know that which has been hidden in obscurity.  Isaiah 29:18 In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness.

April 24, 2017:  You have come to a turning point at which you will have opportunities to make corrections in your life that will position you for greater productivity and victory.  Separate yourself from past defeats and  disappointments.  Those days are past; bury them and get moving, says the Lord.  Romans 5:5  Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

April 23:  I will show you ways to get in order so that you will be more efficient and effective in all that you have been given to do.  Simplicity is the order of the day.  Be open and sensitive to My leading in this regard I would have you be unencumbered to the extent that you can focus more fully on spiritual matters and spend more time with Me, says the Lord.  I am calling you to come and dine.  Revelation 3:20 "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me."

April 21, 2017:  Be steady as you establish yourself on a solid foundation of faith.  My kingdom is sure.  My word is truth.  Your future is eternal.  Take setbacks in stride knowing that they are temporary.  I have a plan and purpose that is beyond what you understand at this time, and I will show you that what you are going through will usher you into My will and a higher level of spiritual growth, says the Lord.  Trust!  Psalms 119:27 Make me understand the way of Your precepts; so shall I meditate on Your wondrous works.

April 20, 2017:  For those who face obstacles or fierce opposition in your efforts to accomplish your objectives, do not be intimidated or afraid.  Rise up in the face of adversity with faith in My ability to direct and protect you.  Practice walking and living in the Spirit.  Your most important goal is a vital relationship with Me, says the Lord.  With Me nothing is impossible.  Luke 18:27 But He said, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."

April 19, 2017:  There are situations in your life that you have all but given up on.  But, I tell you that it is not time to quit.  You have an opportunity right here, right now, to strengthen your commitment and to go forth with new hope.  I am with you not only to stabilize your current position, but to make it a springboard that will be the impetus for a new beginning and possibilities beyond your ability to imagine, says the Lord.  Ephesians 3:20-21  Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

April 18, 2017:  Carefully consider your options for change.  Use discernment in finding help to achieve your goals.  Most of the people you encounter will be more concerned about what they can gain by helping you than caring about your interests.  Put your trust in Me to lead you in the way you should go.  I will take you through obstacles that would subvert your efforts, says the Lord.  Psalms 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.

April 17, 2017:  Perseverance will be your optimum state of mind in the days ahead.  Don't give up.  Stay the course.  Be mindful of your purpose even in the face of opposition, obstacles, difficulties, and discouragement.  Rise up in the face of adversity and overcome with persistence, says the Lord.  Romans 8:25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.

April 16:  I would have you take the land for My kingdom, says the Lord.  But, I speak to you in spiritual terms.  There are parts of your heart that have become bitter and hardened because of the difficulties you have faced.  Those hard places of discouragement, rejection, and frustration must be plowed up like fallow ground and planted with seeds of faith and trust.  You must take the ground of your own heart before you can do the external work.  Hosea 10:12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.

April 14, 2017:  In a vision I saw myself looking down into a deep well, and I heard the Lord say, "Go deep.  Many of you, My people, have skimmed the surface of what you consider to be relationship with Me.  You have become complacent and satisfied with the shallows of the familiar.  I want you to explore the depths.  I want you to grow spiritually and go beyond your comfort zone to know Me better."  John 4:11-14  The woman said to Him, "Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water?  Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?"  Jesus answered and said to her, "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life."

April 13, 2017:  Consider well the spiritual seeds that you plant at this time, for they will indeed produce an abundant harvest.  Refuse to sow unrighteous seeds of anger, bitterness and division because they will produce a harvest that you will not like.  What you do now will either bring great joy or sorrow.  Your choices will determine the outcome of your actions, 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 12, 2017:  You must face your difficulties head on.  Trying to ignore or sidestep these issues will only make matters worse.  Do not be afraid.  Ask Me, and I will bring that which has remained in obscurity into clarity so that you can see exactly what you have been trying to avoid.  You cannot make adjustments until you are honest with yourself, says the Lord.  Proverbs 3:25 Do not be afraid of sudden terror, nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes.

April 11, 2017:  Deal with unresolved issues and settle disputes, for these are things that will hold you back and keep you from success in the days ahead.  Forgiveness is required on every level if you are to move unhindered into the destiny that I have prepared for you, says the Lord.  Do nothing apart from the leading of My Spirit.  Let love abound in your heart. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a  Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.

April 10, 2017:  Step into this brand new day with confidence that the past has no power over you.  Begin again today as you look with fresh eyes at the possibilities before you.  Move forward by the leading of My Spirit with renewed faith.  Set yourself to walk and live in the Spirit.  And, allow the reality of the spiritual realm to become more significant and real than the temporal life on earth, says the Lord.  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.

April 9:  Make a special effort to stay present with Me, says the Lord.  Resist the temptation to dwell on the past, and deliberately let go of all failures and regrets.  Walk with Me here and now even though your tendency will also be to race ahead and try to see what the future holds.  There are things that you need to see and deal with right here where you are now.  Let me show you and give you wisdom.  Psalms 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.

April 7, 2017:  Beloved, I will take you step by step, day by day to achieve what I have set before you.  Wisdom is yours for the asking when things get complicated or confusing.  I know everything about you, and it is My will for you to overcome every obstacle and walk the road to victory, says the Lord.  Do not be afraid.  Only trust Me to lead you through this maze.  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.

April 6, 2017:  Stay calm even when situations arise that tempt you to get flustered.  It will be to your benefit to establish yourself in a place of peace.  The enemy is pushing your buttons to get you into fear, which will also provide an open door to further harass you.  This is a perfect time to practice walking and living in the Spirit, says the Lord.  Mark 4:39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace, be still!" And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.

April 5, 2017:  Stir yourself up and renew your faith.  Yes, there have been disappointments and setbacks, but those things can serve to strengthen your spiritual resolve.  It depends on whether you choose to be a victim or to rise up to be an overcomer.  You can allow your past difficulties to anchor you where you are.  Or, you can allow them to fuel the next phase of your destiny, says the Lord.  Romans 5:1-5  Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.  And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.  Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

April 4, 2017:  Look to the horizon.  You cannot progress until you know where you are going.  Identify your destination and keep it in mind as you continue your journey.  Looking back will only serve to take you off course.  Set yourself to stay focused, and do not forget your ultimate goal and spiritual purpose, says the Lord.  Psalms 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.

April 3, 2017:  What's done is done!  There is nothing you can change about what you have endured.  It is now time for you to rise up out of the dead ashes of the past and begin to move forward on the path that I have chosen for you, says the Lord.  What you have learned will serve you well.  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.

April 2:   Approach uncertainty with faith that I am with you directing your steps.  Nothing is uncertain to Me or in My kingdom.  I know the beginning from the end, and you can trust Me to lead you in the way you should go.  I am for you and not against you.  Maintain peace in all things, says the Lord.  Psalms 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way.

MAY 2017

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.




 

 

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