By Marsha Burns
Archive 2018



February 28, 2018:  I speak to those who are feeling a little lost, and I tell you that you are not lost from My sight.  I see you and know you.  You are precious to Me, says the Lord.  I will open the way for you to see that you have a hope and a future with Me in My kingdom.  If you make one tiny step towards Me, I will take a giant leap towards you.  Seek Me with your whole heart.  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.

February 27, 2018:  Regardless of what you have had to endure, you must regroup.  Put yourself in My perfect order and prepare for the next phase.  There are things for you to learn and understand, things for you to overcome, and things that will delight your soul.  I am your strength.  Set your heart on My will for you so that you can fulfill your destiny, says the Lord.  Psalm 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.

February 26, 2018:  Make this a time of rejoicing.  Bring to remembrance all that I have done on your behalf.  And, be glad for what I will do if you ask in faith without doubting.  I have made a way for you in times of despair and in your wilderness experiences.  Even though you have endured times of darkness, light will shine again in your heart and life, says the Lord.  Draw close to Me.  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.

February 25:  Keep your eyes wide open and watch as I expose corruption on every level.  But I speak to your hearts, My people, to never take advantage of anyone for your personal gain.  Treat each other with high regard and respect and without prejudice.  Your love for Me is proven in how you treat others, says the Lord.  Be kind and generous in your attitudes.  Matthew 7:12a  "Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them."

February 23, 2018:  For those of you who feel like you are walking through thick fog, this is a temporary condition.  Let Me lead you through when you cannot see beyond where you are now.  You belong to Me.  I've got you.  Do not be afraid.  Soon the fog will lift, and you will begin to see clearly, says the Lord.  This is a time to trust Me like never before.  Psalms 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.

February 22, 2018:  Wake up and stay awake.  The days are evil, and this is not a time when you can snooze spiritually through life.  It is imperative that you make a determination to  consciously stay connected to Me, says the Lord.  I am your place of protection and safety.  I alone can lead you out of darkness into light and life.  Refuse to allow anything to disrupt your place of peace in Me.  Ephesians 5:14 Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light."

February 21, 2018:  These are days when life seems to be bittersweet.  You must be willing to take the bitter with the sweet, but also refuse to allow the bitterness to overwhelm you.  Step back from your current experience so that you can see the larger picture.  Only then can your faith be restored and your hope renewed.  Know that I am leading you in ways that you cannot fathom at this moment, but eventually you will look back at this time and see the necessity of it, says the Lord.  Be strong!  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.

February 20, 2018:  I saw a wooden boat turned upside down on the shoreline of a frozen lake, and the Lord said, "You have been beached for a season.  The environment has been harsh and you have been relatively sidelined, but the time is near for you to launch out on the waters of My Spirit and do what you have been called to do.  You will begin to navigate life in a way that will fulfill your destiny and be rewarding at the same time."  Psalm 20:4 May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, and fulfill all your purpose.

February 19, 2018:  The Lord said, "I am releasing a wave of healing for those who have suffered abuse at the hands of others.  You are no less loved or treasured in My kingdom.  You still have scars that will remind you from time to time of past trauma, but you will no longer feel the pain.  I am transporting you above those disturbing experiences to a place in the Spirit where you can trust Me to deal gently with you."  Isaiah 40:11 He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those who are with young.

February 18:  In a vision I saw a woman in deep and sincere worship.  Then, I saw a shepherd with his sheep in a pasture that had been over-grazed.  He began to lead his flock up a fairly steep path until they arrived at a high-mountain valley.  The water was cold and clear, and the meadow was  coming alive with new growth--sweet and tender vegetation.  There was a sense of new life and fresh excitement.  I believe the woman represents those who worship in spirit and in truth, the flock those who sincerely follow Christ, the true Shepherd.  The overgrazed pasture represents the stagnation of trying to feed on religion.  It is time to move up to higher spiritual ground where we can find fresh anointing and revelation of the Kingdom of God that will nourish and satisfy Matthew 7:13-14   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.  Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

February 16, 2018:  It is good to be reminded that your life on earth is temporary and that your life in the Spirit is eternal.  My desire is that you will find Me and stay connected every day.  Seek to do My will in every situation and never stray from the reality of My presence, says the Lord.  Prioritize your days to reflect your relationship with Me.  1 John 2:17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

February 15, 2018:  Draw close to Me so that you can find a place of peace.  The stress that you have endured is taking a toll and has created a sense of fear and dread.  That is because you have taken matters into your own hands instead of trusting Me to inspire and direct your activities, says the Lord.  You must quiet your mind and emotions as you rise up in the Spirit and relax.  I am with you!  Deuteronomy 31:8 "And the LORD, He is the one who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed."

February 14, 2018:  In a vision I saw bottles of rancid anointing oil, and I heard the Lord say, "Many of you, My people, need a fresh anointing of My Spirit.  You have tried to survive spiritually on the memory of a time when you were aware of My presence.  But, the past does not provide life in the Spirit now.  You must ask again for a new infilling so that you can live and walk in the Spirit presently."  Luke 11:13 "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!"

February 13, 2018:  Put your confidence in Me because I will never fail you.  Refuse to allow difficult circumstances to undermine your belief and trust.  I will give you the wisdom and strength to overcome.  You can rely on Me to lead you through this time.  It might feel like you are stuck and not moving forward, but very soon you will be able to continue on with a renewed sense of freedom and expectation, says the Lord.  2 Peter 3:14 Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless.

February 12, 2018:  I have told you many times that your strength will be exhibited in simplicity, says the Lord.  And, it is true even now.  I am bringing you to a new level of simplicity in which you must let go of things from the past that have complicated your life and ability to grow and to prosper.  I will show you things that have cast a shadow over you and hindered your ability to fulfill My purposes.  Proverbs 4:12 When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, and when you run, you will not stumble.

February 11: Accept and embrace change as you do the seasons.  The changes you face are inevitable whether you receive them with joy and expectation or with resistance and dread.  Make it easy on yourself and be willing to move with My Spirit in freedom and fluidity.  You can trust Me to cause everything to work together for your good.  Let My glory be known in all you do, says the Lord.  Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

February 9, 2018:  Release yourself from all frustration and come into My rest and peace.  I will make the path ahead of you straight and certain as I lead you in righteousness.  Do not be afraid as you enter new territory that is unfamiliar to you.  I am yoked with you and will ease your burden, says the Lord.  Matthew 11:29-30 "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

February 8, 2018:  Unusual things need to be accomplished before you can move on.  You must be focused and lucid in this narrow time frame because you will be required to do things that are outside of the boundaries of your normal routine.  You will need the wisdom that is beyond your own thoughts and consideration--the wisdom that only comes from Me, says the Lord.  Ask and I will provide answers.  Trust Me.  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.

February 7, 2018:  The bombardment of too many voices and too many opinions will take you out of the place in the Spirit where you can hear My voice.  Stop the outside noise by getting alone with Me in a quiet place, and listen.  Separate yourself from conflict and confusion, and listen.  Be still, and listen.  I will speak.  I will direct you by My Spirit, says the Lord.  Psalm 131:2 Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.

February 6, 2018:  When your peace is disturbed by circumstances, look to Me.  I will lead you in the way of tranquility.  Even though your soul is in turmoil, I am with you to calm your storm.  I will bring you into quiet rest and establish you in a place of peace.  Be still and deliberately seek My face as you yield to the work that I am doing in you right now.  Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God.

February 5, 2018:  Gather your strength and allow only those things that require your attention to draw from that strength.  This is still a time when you must simplify in order to fortify your life experience.  Keep in mind that I am the source of your strength and the power of your purpose, says the Lord.  I will impart to you a supernatural ability to discern and see with clarity as you make choices at this time.  Psalm 18:2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

February 4:  I am extricating you from things that have kept you bound and have kept you from personal intimate relationship with Me, says the Lord.  Be sensitive to things that draw your attention away to fleshly endeavors and away from seeking My face.  Position yourself by prioritizing your time and energy in ways that will bring glory to My kingdom.  I will give you the strength and direction to make the necessary changes that will lead to purity and righteousness.  Philippians 2:13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

February 2, 2018:  Beloved, when things get rocky and cause you to feel unstable, remember that I am your place of stability and security.  Look to Me for comfort and safety in these changing times.  I will help you regroup.  You will be able to move forward with confidence in the fact that I will lead you in the way you should go so that you do not falter, says the Lord.  Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.

February 1, 2018:  Do not allow your faith to be shaken by adverse conditions and circumstances.  Stand strong in what you know to be truth.  I am with you and for you.  You are precious in My sight, says the Lord.  Let me bring restoration and healing to your soul.  Let Me raise you up in strength and power.  I am your very present help in times of trouble.  Psalms 27:5 For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.


January 31, 2018:  Maintain your confidence in Me, says the Lord.  The enemy would have you condemn yourself for falling short of self-imposed goals.  But, this will only serve to get you out of the flow of the Spirit.  You must repent--change your mind--and receive My forgiveness and then forgive yourself and begin again.  Rise up and walk in the Spirit.  Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

January 30, 2018:  Life's trouble offers teaching moments for you to see and learn.  Difficult circumstances give opportunities to overcome and to grow spiritually.  Nothing is wasted in My kingdom.  Your choices in life produce results.  What you must consider is whether or not you have faith in Me to bring you through to the optimum eternal outcome.  I tell you honestly that you can trust Me, says the Lord.  Mark 11:22 So Jesus answered and said to them, "Have faith in God."

January 29, 2018:  Do not be drawn off course by focusing on Spirit manifestations.  Evidence of My presence will be present when you seek to know Me.  When you only look to find the demonstration and proof of My existence in the natural realm, you miss the true power of relationship with Me in your life, says the Lord.  Set yourself to know Me.  1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.

January 28:  Set your heart, your faith, and your will to receive all that I have promised.  All that I have made available through the plan of redemption is yours to have for yourself.  But, you must settle that issue in your own heart and to know that My love and blessings are not just for a chosen few, but for all who believe, says the Lord.  Acts 10:34-35  Then Peter opened his mouth and said: "In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality.  But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him."

January 26, 2018:  Be alert and watch for doors to open that have been closed for some time.  You can now move ahead in unexpected and surprising ways.  Do not be afraid of getting off track.  I am leading you in ways that will be greatly beneficial to you.  Never forget that I am with you and for you, 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.

January 25, 2018:  In a vision I saw a man launch himself off a cliff with a paraglider.  He seemed to be falling, presumably to his death, but then he caught a thermal and was lifted up to soar above the land.  And, I heard the Lord say, "Many of My people have launched themselves into things that seem to be failing, but I tell you honestly that I am with you to cause you to rise above failure into a position of victory."  1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

January 24, 2018:  Stay calm when you are faced with difficult circumstances.  You cannot be led by My Spirit unless you are quiet enough to be directed.  Fear is the first sign that you are not connected to Me, says the Lord.  It is imperative that you rise above emotional responses to a position of faith so that I can show you the way and direct your steps.  Trust!  2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

January 23, 2018:  Do not allow complacency to interfere with the spiritual work being done in your life.  I will bring conviction regarding issues where you must change your mind in order to get on the right track.  Stubborn refusal to give up fleshly attitudes and motivations will result in your getting stuck spiritually.  You cannot progress until you deal with these issues, says the Lord.  Quiet your soul and allow Me to lead you forward.  Psalm 81:12 So I gave them over to their own stubborn heart, to walk in their own counsels.

January 22, 2018:  I am aware of your restlessness, which comes from the atmosphere being somewhat stagnant.  Use this time to put down roots, to dig deep in search of divine mysteries.  Come close to Me, says the Lord.  Let Me speak to your heart and reveal spiritual truth.  Let us have sweet communion.  2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

January 21:  I see My sheep scattered and unable to focus.  Too many things to consider and circumstances to deal with will spread you too thin and wear you out.  Gather yourself up, prioritize, and get focused on what really matters.  Guard your personal boundaries so that other people don't exploit or take advantage of your time or energy.  But you will also have to separate the legitimate draw on your resources from the frivolous and unnecessary, says the Lord.  Set a watch.  Nahum 2:1 He who scatters has come up before your face. Man the fort! Watch the road! Strengthen your flanks! Fortify your power mightily.

January 19, 2018:  I speak to those who have been traumatized by the things you have endured, and I say to you that I am your Healer.  Allow Me to bring comfort and to give you the strength to move beyond the pain.  You will always remember what happened to you, but it will not always hurt.  Set your mind and heart on rising above the things of the earth to walk and live in the Spirit, says the Lord.  Isaiah 60:2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.

January 18, 2018:  Take the time to delineate spiritual reality, and set yourself to stay in the light and truth.  Be done with deception and darkness.  If your desire is to be transformed into My image, you must forget about the past and focus on that which is spiritually relevant and eternal.  Embrace all that is godly, says the Lord.  Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

January 17, 2018:  Many of you are on the absolute threshold of a greater understanding of My kingdom, which is necessary in developing a genuine relationship with Me, says the Lord.  But, you must push past spiritual laziness that becomes an anchor to your soul that restricts curiosity.  It will take desire and great effort to overcome complacency, but the end of that journey will be worth your time.  Proverbs 15:19 The way of the lazy man is like a hedge of thorns, but the way of the upright is a highway.

January 16, 2018:  While in the Spirit, I felt the rhythmic motion of being rocked by waves.  Then, I could see that I was in a small boat on a body of water in the middle of a beautiful landscape.  And, the Lord showed me that it was an example of being one with Him.  I was one with the boat, the boat was one with the water, and the water was one with the landscape.  The boat was a symbol of Jesus, the water was the Holy Spirit, and the landscape was God the Father.  Nice!  John 17:21 ...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.

January 15, 2018:  I am doing a deep and profound work in your heart, says the Lord, which will take you to new heights spiritually.  It is time for you to progress beyond where you settled for less than is possible.  Discouragement has taken a toll and at times has even paralyzed you.  Now you must get up.  Shake off your self-imposed limitations.  Take the first step in becoming the best version of yourself that you can be.  Deuteronomy 1:21  Look, the Lord your God has set the land before you; go up and possess it, as the Lord God of your fathers has spoken to you; do not fear or be discouraged.

January 14:  Do not limit yourself You are able to do far more than you ever thought you could, but you must first believe that you can accomplish all that I have set before you.  I would have you get at the root of every limitation, and isolate the foundation of the lie that has created unbelief.  This is most certainly a work of the enemy against your soul to keep you from divine potential, says the Lord.  Break out and break forth!  Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

January 12, 2018:  I am looking for those who will become true seekers in My kingdom.  I am searching throughout the earth to see who desires to come into My presence.  You have to take the first small step in My direction, and I will take a giant step to meet with you, says the Lord.  You must believe that I exist and that I care for you.  Then, you can come. Matthew 7:7 "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you."

January 11, 2018:  I speak to those who cannot seem to break out of old cycles of existence.  You are willing to move on, but you are also afraid to take the next step for fear of failure.  This is a time when I will open doors of opportunity, but you cannot seek My face or hear My voice in your current condition.  Fear involves torment, but it will take faith to proceed.  It is impossible for you to live in faith and fear at the same time.  You must choose, says the Lord.  2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

January 10, 2018:  Beloved, it is My desire that you would reach a level of being habitually conscious of My Spirit.  That is to walk and live in the Spirit and never deviate from being one with Me, says the Lord.  This will take deliberate effort and determination in the beginning, but if you persist it will become as natural as breathing.  John 4:24 "God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."

January 9, 2018:  I had a vision of Jacob's Ladder with angels ascending and descending.  It was as though they were in a dance.  There was a constant stream of those going up as they passed those coming down.  It was a very graceful and  beautiful flow.  And, the Lord said, "I want you to know that I send angels to minister to you in your times of need.  You are not alone."  Psalm 91:9-11  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; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.

January 8, 2018:  Be at peace and insulate yourself from those who stir up strife and cause contention.  You can only maintain genuine peace when you abide in Me, says the Lord.  Keep the truth of My word close to your heart so that you can develop proper perspective and see with clarity, says the Lord.  Philippians 4:7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

January 7:  In much the same way that you would position yourself and do the work to receive a promotion in the natural realm, it is My desire that you take your place spiritually and do all that is necessary to receive the greatest benefits of My kingdom, says the Lord.  This positioning will take thought and deliberate effort as well as strength of desire and purpose, but you will not regret it.  Jeremiah 29:13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. 

January 5, 2018:  I am with you to guide you into My will and purpose for you.  Do not be afraid.  I will speak to you in ways that are easy for you to understand.  And, I will direct you.  However, you must position yourself to be sensitive to My Spirit.  Spiritual awareness is developed as you spend time in My presence, says the Lord.  Isaiah 30:21 Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it," whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.

January 4, 2018:  Sometimes you forget about my grace.  You have My full acceptance and favor when you belong to Me.  And, I will help you and empower you to go through difficulties that arise.  Rely on Me to guide you through the maze of confusion and bring you to a place of supernatural strength, says the Lord.  You are precious to Me.  2 Corinthians 12:9 And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

January 3, 2018:  Do not worry about what lies ahead.  You have this moment today to make the most of your life.  Stay present with Me, says the Lord.  Refuse to lag behind by focusing on the past or what might have been.  And, resist the temptation to project out into the future.  Whatever you presume for the days ahead will not be what you think.  Live in the truth of where you are now.  Matthew 6:34a Therefore do not worry about tomorrow.

January 2, 2018:  You have questions about how to proceed, and there are complexities involved in your decision-making process.  However, I will give you wisdom and guidance if you ask.  Ask in complete assurance that I will impart supernatural insights that will take you where you need to go, says the Lord.  I hear and answer the prayer of faith.  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.

January 1, 2018:  Simplicity is a place of strength.  When things get too complicated you lose concentration, and you could even lose sight of purpose.  Just get down to basics--the essence of who you are and what you must do to express yourself honestly, clearly and understandably.  Refuse to allow things in your life to get too complex or tangled, says the Lord.  Psalm 51:10  Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.