SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND
by Marsha Burns

 

John 3:8  "The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes.   So is everyone who is born of the Spirit."

DECEMBER 2019

December 6, 2019:  If you are willing to release yourself totally to Me and trust Me, says the Lord, I will bring you to a higher level of service and communication than you could have imagined. It is a place of greater focus and dedication to Kingdom objectives, which will require selflessness on your part. You can be one of the chosen. 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14 But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth, to which He called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

December 5, 2019:  When situations arise that require a deviation from your routine, be flexible. Be willing to change your mind and your plans to be more fluid. I am still with you, leading and guiding your steps. Trust Me and accommodate My plans and purposes for you, says the Lord. Do not be afraid. 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.

December 4, 2019:  Many of you have been bombarded by confusion, a weapon from the enemy. I want you to be aware of this attack and stand against it by actively resisting. And, seek Me for clarity and wisdom, says the Lord. When I am at work in your life and circumstances everything will be clear and easily understood. I am not a God of uncertainty. James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

December 3, 2019:  I am calling you to a higher level of spiritual accountability. When you get lazy or slack in your work ethic it will effect others more than you know. Make a decision to rise up to exhibit excellence and be the best version of yourself you can be, says the Lord. I have given you the ability to do all that I have called you to do, and I will help you. Psalm 16:3 As for the saints who are on the earth, "They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight."

December 2, 2019:  Carefully consider what you do in this season in order to reflect My values and presence in your life. Those who might never read My word or know Me personally need to see Me in you, says the Lord. You might be the only Bible they read. You are My representative on the earth. 2 Corinthians 3:2-3 You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.

 December 1:  Surrender yourself completely to Me, says the Lord. I want to bring you to a new and higher spiritual level where you can begin to see with clear perspective. From this place your life will be a process of unfolding step by step as I go before you to prepare the way for My purposes to not only be revealed but demonstrated in your life. Put your trust in Me.  Isaiah 45:2  I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron. 

NOVEMBER 2019

November 29, 2019:  Beloved, when you feel devalued or underestimated, know that you are important to Me, says the Lord. Know that I love you and will love you for all of eternity. You are not a disappointment. You are a unique treasure. Spend time with Me and be convinced of your eternal value. 1 Peter 2:4 Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious.

November 28, 2019:  Spiritual portals are beginning to open that will allow you, My people, to make substantial progress both spiritual and naturally. You must, however, make sure that you are well balanced and sensible to make the best use of these opportunities. This will require your diligence in quieting your emotions and standing firmly on the foundation of truth, says the Lord. Psalm 40:11 Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O Lord; let Your lovingkindness and Your truth continually preserve me.

November 27, 2019:  Many of you have persevered through dark days. You have pressed on even when you didn't feel like doing so. You have been strong and unwavering in your faith and have continued to trust Me. You have picked yourself up when no one was there to pick you up. You have strengthened yourself and been courageous in the face of correction. You will be rewarded, says the Lord.  Hebrews 12:11 Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

November 26, 2019:  Be aware that the enemy will attack you where you are most vulnerable. Refuse to allow him to make you feel unloved and rejected. Stand against every demonic attack. Do not believe his lies, says the Lord. Know that I love you and will never leave you nor forsake you. You can count on that! 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."

November 25, 2019:  If you look for Me, you will find Me. If you look deep within you know where to go and what you need to do to get there. I have not hidden Myself away so that your search will be unfruitful. I want to connect with you in every way possible. I want to be your friend and companion always, says the Lord. John 14:5-6 Thomas said to Him, "Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?" Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."

November 24:  If you can position yourself to be in the flow of My Spirit, you will experience a time of great grace.  It will be a time of favor and acceptance, which affords joy, pleasure, sweetness and delight.  However, you must release yourself from all worry and fear and forgive those who have wronged you in any way.  Be free so that you can enjoy this time of grace, says the Lord.  1 Corinthians 1:3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

November 22, 2019:  When you feel like you are being pulled in a dozen directions, it is time to be quiet and enter My presence, says the Lord. There is no competition, pressure or chaos in the Spirit and nothing to drag you down. In this place you can be built up and strengthened. You will find the confidence and assurance you need to move forward. Come and unite your heart with Mine. Psalm 86:11 Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth; unite my heart to fear Your name.

November 21, 2019:  Stir yourself and wake up. Some of you represent only a shadow of your former zeal to serve Me and defeat the enemy. I have not changed. I am looking throughout the whole earth to find those who are faithful to do all that is necessary to stand against hatred and vitriol. I seek those who will express love and care for all, says the Lord. John 15:12 "This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you."

November 20, 2019:  Your eyes and ears are the inroads to your soul. Much of what is presented to you can cause you to be disheartened. You must protect yourself by monitoring what you are willing to see and hear. Refuse to allow your soul to be hijacked by negativity. Let Me infuse you with hope, strength, and new life. Set your heart to know Me more  intimately, says the Lord. Psalm 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.

November 19, 2019:  Feed on My word. Fill your heart, mind and soul with that which nurtures spiritual life. You are Mine.  You belong to Me. Be filled with the knowledge of My kingdom, and let your desire to be one with Me override your flesh and worldly cravings, says the Lord. Allow eternal perspective to dominate your lifestyle. Psalm 37:3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.

November 18, 2019:  Mark this day as a new beginning. In many ways things will be similar, but you will also experience changes that will further define you. You will not lose anything you count as dear, but you will gain so much more than you could now imagine. Be faithful in all that I have revealed to you for the days ahead, says the Lord. Luke 16:10a "He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much."

November 17:  I have sanctified and set you aside for Myself--separated from the world and worldly values to spiritual and eternal values.  I am raising up a people whose hearts wholly belong to Me without compromise or hypocrisy.  You are called by My name and no other.  Be one with Me, says the Lord.  Isaiah 43:7 Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him.

November 15, 2019:  Make sure that you do not treat your life in the Spirit as an elective or optional activity. You can do nothing meaningful and eternal apart from a deep, abiding connection with Me, says the Lord. When you know Me through spiritual relationship, the fruit will be evident. You will be forever changed. John 15:4 "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me."

November 14, 2019:  You are still in a transitional time between the ending of the last spiritual season and the beginning of a new one. It is a time of self-examination and preparation for what is ahead. Many yearn for outward change, but the change has to begin internally. There are things to consider and decisions to be made before you can see any measurable difference in your circumstances. Yield to the working of My Spirit to reshape and transform you, 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.

November 13, 2019:  Fight to stay right. The enemy will do his best to get you off track so you must continue to live and walk in the Spirit. It will take effort on your part to be strong spiritually without distraction, but it will be worth the work. Make relationship with Me your top priority, says the Lord. Your reward will be eternal. 1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

November 12, 2019:  When you invest more in your temporary life on earth than you do in eternity you are being short-sighted. Make your call and election sure by focusing on what matters forever. Set your sights higher, and seek to know Me. There are many things that can distract you, says the Lord. Stay focused. 2 Peter 9-11 For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. 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.

November 11, 2019:  I will show Myself strong on behalf of those who want to know Me and seek My help. Ask and you will receive, but you must ask being fully convinced that I will hear and answer you. Put all doubt and fear far from you, and be confident in My presence and power to anoint you for victory, says the Lord. Exercise your strong faith. 1 John 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

November 10:  Watch for opportunities to deal with things that will bring you into more complete order, says the Lord.  The worlds were framed by order, and My kingdom is built by order, so optimum benefit in your life will require divine order, says the Lord.  Colossians 2:5 For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.

November 8, 2019:  Be done with self-deprecation. You cannot do anything about the past, but you can seek Me for wisdom and guidance for the days ahead. Learn from past mistakes and experiences and be led by My Spirit as you progress. Know that I am with you, 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.

November 7, 2019:  You are in a spiritual pause. If you do not discern this time properly, you will decide that you are either stuck or stagnant. However, this is a time of reflection when you can review and make corrections to your course of action. It is vital that you make relationship with Me your first priority, says the Lord. Nothing is more important than your walk in the Spirit. Then, I can give you the wisdom you need and direct your steps. Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

November 6, 2019:  You have heard it said that you can't see the forest for the trees, and I say to you that you must not lose sight of your long-term goal of eternal life in the kingdom of heaven while at the same time taking the necessary steps to serve Me in righteousness daily. The battle that you face comes one step at a time, one day at a time, until you reach your goal, says the Lord. Stay focused.  Stay close. 1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

November 5, 2019:  When everything around you seems to be in chaos, you must seek peace and pursue it. Settle yourself by knowing that I am with you, and I will give you the wisdom necessary to take the next step. I am your shelter and place of safety and security. But you must believe it and choose to lean on Me in times of trouble, says the Lord. Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy from before you, and will say, ‘Destroy!’

November 4, 2019:  There is a separation taking place. You will either experience a further detachment from the world or from your walk in the Spirit.  This will be subtle, so you must pay attention to the desires of your heart. The things you think about and focus on will give you a clue as to the direction you are taking. Solidifying your commitment to Me at this time would be of great benefit to you, says the Lord. Joshua 24:15 "And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."

November 3:  Keep your wits about you.  Your spiritual atmosphere has been stormy, but you need to let the dust settle before you make important decisions.  This is a temporary condition; you will quickly regain perspective and clarity.  Wait for it, says the Lord.  Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!

November 1, 2019:  Make every effort to walk in spiritual reality. Deception abounds, and very often things are not what they seem. Staying in truth will take extraordinary awareness because there are evil forces at work to interfere and take you off course, says the Lord. Wisdom and awareness come when you quiet your soul and seek My presence. Isaiah 32:17-18 The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever. My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.


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


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