SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT
by Marsha Burns
John 3:8 "The wind blows where it
wishes, and you hear the
of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is
everyone who is born of the Spirit."
2020 VISION by MARSHA BURNS
March 30, 2020: Strive to find a place of peace where you can get closer to Me than you ever have. It is My desire that you use this time to develop spiritual intimacy that will result in greater strength, purpose, and safety. You can achieve higher levels of understanding and wisdom than you have ever known, says the Lord. Matthew 6:6 "But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly."
March 29, 2020: My word is a great leveler. It will bring clarity to every issue and comfort to every heart. Refuse the temptation to overreact to your current circumstances. Take your position and stand firm on the word of truth, says the Lord. Refuse to allow fear to take you off course. Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
March 28: Maintain clear perspective, and refuse to allow interim disturbances to dissuade you from strong and abiding faith. Look beyond these short-term difficulties by not giving them more power or significance than they deserve. I tell you truly that this too shall pass, says the Lord. Step back from your focus on trouble to see the larger picture of blessings and victory. 1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
March 27, 2020: Set your mind on things that encourage you. There are plenty of things that could not only discourage but devastate you if that is all you can think about. It is up to you as to how you view your life and circumstances. Strive to have a positive experience where you can perceive My presence, power and glory, says the Lord. Place your hope in Me. Psalm 31:24 Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord.
March 26, 2020: Do not listen to the words of condemnation from the enemy. He is a liar and the father of lies. He wants to take you down and make you feel bad about yourself. Listen to Me, says the Lord. I want to lift you up and help you stand in light and truth. I want you to know My love and care for you as well as the power of forgiveness. Rise above the darkness and take your position in the light. 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.
March 25, 2020: I see the despair on the earth, but you must not forget that I am your God. I see and know all things. I will help you through these desperate times, and I have sent angels among My people to bring comfort. Look to Me for help when you feel helpless and insecure. I am your solid rock on which to stand, says the Lord. Psalms 91:11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.
March 24, 2020: Take your time in being thorough. Thoughtful diligence will bring good results, says the Lord. These are days to deliberately seek My face in order to receive divine instruction. I will give you the knowledge necessary to make good judgments. Be strong and unwavering. Proverbs 4:13 Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go; keep her, for she is your life.
March 23, 2020: Keep in the forefront of your mind the things that really matter as you navigate through this time of threatening danger. Exercise your faith in Me to give you the wisdom and guidance necessary to bring you through safely, says the Lord. Be strong and unwavering. Psalm 28:7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him.
March 22: You cannot stay in the flow of My Spirit and still obsess about your own perfection or lack of perfection. Your self-focus will keep you tied to flesh and will prevent your spiritual progression. Now is a time when you can exchange the temporary for the eternal, which is necessary to your well-being. Let go of everything that keeps you tied to worldly concerns, says the Lord. Matthew 16:26 "For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?"
March 20, 2020: Come into the secret place where you can connect with Me spiritually. Take every opportunity to seek in earnest. Rise above your carnal nature and find the holy place where you can enter My presence and hear My voice, says the Lord. Set your heart and mind to seek and find. Psalms 91:1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
March 19, 2020: Beloved, regardless of the chaotic atmosphere, you can maintain the peace that is beyond reaction to circumstances. Come into My presence where you can be assured that you are loved and protected. Quiet your soul and allow yourself to be soothed supernaturally, says the Lord. Philippians 4:7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
March 18, 2020: Your place of safety is in My presence. Set your heart and mind on things spiritual, and refuse to dump down in fear and self-pity. I am your help and your hope, says the Lord. Stay close and do not deviate from the truth of My word. Psalm 91:7-11 A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked. 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.
March 17, 2020: I will give you the grace necessary to successfully deal with the circumstances you are facing. I am not a God who withholds goodness and mercy. I will strengthen you and establish you in peace, says the Lord. Do not be afraid. Psalm 84:11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
March 16, 2020: You have issues that are yet to be resolved, and it seems like an impossible task to access resolution. Do not lose hope or patience. The time will come when you can move forward with ease, but that time is not now. There are things you need to learn in this process that will establish a platform of strength and stability. I will lead you through this process if you will allow it, says the Lord. Ecclesiastes 3:1 To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.
March 15: These days will require strength and focus for you to make it through successfully. And, when things become difficult you must resist the temptation to give in to stress. Be calm and lean on Me for all that you need. I am with you and for you, says the Lord. Do not despair. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—
March 13, 2020: Come to Me when you are tired and weary. Come to Me when you need wisdom and direction. Come to Me when you need love and comfort. I am here for you, and I will help you take the next step, says the Lord. Do not be afraid. Simply come. Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
March 12, 2020: Your transition has been difficult in many ways, but you should be aware of the promises that exist for the days ahead. Seek Me for ways to move forward with new strength and hope, says the Lord. Never forget that I will give you wisdom and guidance. I am your place of comfort. Isaiah 42:9 Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them."
March 11, 2020: When you are in the throes of change, it is important for you to evaluate and prioritize according to what you value. Those who are dedicated to knowing and serving Me you will draw nearer than ever before. But those who focus on things of the world will find the separation from Me to be even more pronounced. You must choose between walking in the Spirit or living in the flesh, says the Lord. The chasm is widening. Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
March 10, 2020: Raise up a standard of righteous living, and endeavor to always become part of the solution instead of being part of the problem. You are My emissary in your place on the earth, and it is up to you to be a living example of My kingdom, says the Lord. Endeavor to live a godly life. Acts 24:16 ...I myself always strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men.
March 9, 2020: Be deliberate in your evaluation of where you have been, where you are, and where you are going. You have a valuable opportunity to make necessary corrections that will ultimately lead you to a more genuine relationship with Me, says the Lord. Seek Me with all your heart and soul. 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.
March 8: When your forward momentum seems to have stalled, be still. Flailing around will only set you back. There is no need to worry that you have lost ground. This is just a "selah" moment to pause and reflect. You must allow what you have learned to become part of who you are before you push forward again, says the Lord. Psalm 32:7 You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah
March 6, 2020: This current spiritual wind is subtle yet strong. It will usher in a season of supernatural clarity and strength that is beyond human understanding. I am preparing you to walk and live in My Spirit more consistently, so that you are no longer like a pogo stick of ups and downs. It is My will for you to be steady and have the kind of faith that is unwavering, says the Lord. Romans 4:20-21 He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.
March 5, 2020: Be assured that I am with you and directing your steps. You cannot see with certainty the outcome of the decisions you have made, but you must move forward without regret. I have asked you to let go so that I can take you higher spiritually. Do not try to stay in places that are familiar and comfortable. You can't stay and go at the same time, says the Lord. 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 4, 2020: In these unsettling times you must find your place of peace in Me, says the Lord. Take care that you do not presume or make assumptions about the future. Stay present with Me and let Me lead you through this darkness and uncertainty. Psalm 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
March 3, 2020: There will be changes in your rhythm of life, so you must make your relationship with Me the most important tempo that you hear and follow. It is time for you to anchor your soul to My Spirit and move with the cadence of truth and peace, says the Lord. This will be a time of rapid spiritual growth if that is your heart's desire. 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."
March 2, 2020: I heard the Lord ask, “What do you see?” I answered that I could see or sense invisible movement. And, He began to show me that He was moving us into greater spiritual awareness. I could sense the power as He touched places of hardness, religious places, places that needed to be revealed before they could be healed. There was an uncovering of things hidden or concealed. Mark 4:22 "For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light."
March 1: Position yourself for correction. You have done things that haven't been right, but that can still be fixed. This is a time to take advantage of every opportunity to put the things in order that are brought to your attention, says the Lord. This will ultimately give you the freedom to move forward with a clear conscience. Revelation 3:19 "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent."
February 28, 2020: Take a break and separate yourself from the things that cause fear or worry. Think about things that bring hope and bolster your faith, says the Lord. In this way you will access strength and better health. Learn to live in the moment as you stay present with Me. 1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
February 27, 2020: I call you forth to demonstrate My character and nature in all interactions with others. This will take forethought and self-control, but it is the only way that you can be My representative on the earth, says the Lord. You can accomplish what I have set before you through the Holy Spirit abiding in you and in no other way. 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.
February 26, 2020: Many of you are still in a time of fluctuation as you deal with difficult circumstances. And you long for predictable and pleasant days. You cannot do anything about external situations that bring anxiety and discontent, but you can do something about your internal condition. You must find that place of unity with Me where you can rest in tranquility, says the Lord. Psalm 4:8 I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
February 25, 2020: It is My desire that you maintain peace regardless of the turbulence around you. Take one day at a time and focus on things eternal instead of things that are temporary. Be strong and unwavering in your commitment and faith in My kingdom, says the Lord. I am with you. Romans 4:20 He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God.
February 24, 2020: In a dream I kept going back to my childhood home only to find it vacated and desolate, and it troubled me. When I awoke I heard this: "Even though there is no going back, you can build on the foundation of things that made you strong. I am the Rock from which you were hewn. I am your refuge and high tower." Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
February 23: Your feelings of being displaced are hard to shake, but as soon as you come into divine order and get in the flow of My Spirit, you will feel right at home. Refuse to allow lingering regrets and condemnation to plunge you into darkness. As soon as you leave the past behind and move forward, you will see that you are all right, says the Lord. Psalm 27:13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
February 21, 2020: Leave your disappointments behind and set your heart and mind on higher things. Begin to recount your blessings and be thankful. Everybody makes mistakes, but you cannot allow negative feelings and regrets to define you. Rather be defined by your relationship with Me and the things I have done for you, says the Lord. Rise above the darkness and live in the light of My love. Colossians 3:2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
February 20, 2020: Beloved, your life has been characterized by what seems like a low tide. However, the metaphorical tide has changed direction and the water is beginning to rise. You are entering a season of favor and change, says the Lord. Stay flexible and roll with the ever-moving tide of the Spirit. Stay close. Deuteronomy 8:7 "For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, that flow out of valleys and hills."
February 19, 2020: Seek Me for wisdom to live in the moment. You cannot live in the past nor speculate with precision about the future. You will either be overcome with regret or live in a fantasy about what is coming. Your optimal position is to do your best to stay present and connected spiritually with Me, says the Lord. Do not worry! Proverbs 2:10-11 When wisdom enters your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul, discretion will preserve you; understanding will keep you.
February 18, 2020: Many of you are overwhelmed with life's circumstances, and stress has overtaken you. Do not be afraid. I will lead you to a high place in the spirit where you can see yourself more objectively and make the necessary adjustments to fulfill divine destiny. Be willing to let go of those things that create needless tension, 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 17, 2020: God showed me a man who left his city, crossed a desert and began to climb a high mountain. I believe that choosing to live in the Spirit will require putting our natural affinities behind and enduring the seeming dryness of separation before finding life in the Spirit. The mountain represents the Kingdom of God. It is a journey that we all must make. Isaiah 2:2 Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it.
February 16, 2020: In a vision I saw someone looking through a magnifying glass, and I realized that it represented a position of focus without peripheral distractions. And, I heard the Lord say, "I want you to focus on things of importance without being distracted by things that the enemy will use to divide and conquer. Your eternal perspective is vital to a successful outcome in your current situation." Proverbs 4:27 Do not turn to the right or the left; remove your foot from evil.
February 14, 2020: In this time of transition it is imperative that you maintain integrity. I have given you the ability to stay in truth, righteousness, faith and peace through the Spirit. I have empowered you and given you the grace to rise above and overcome the powers of darkness of this age, says the Lord. It is up to you to choose the high road. Romans 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
February 13, 2020: While in the Spirit, I had the sense of expansion. It was like the atmosphere was expanding to be higher, wider and deeper. And I heard the Lord say that we will experience a time of spiritual growth when we can see more clearly, gain greater wisdom, and go beyond previous limitations. We just have to be available to Him and be willing to embrace all that He has for us. Isaiah 55:9 "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts."
February 12, 2020: I heard the phrase, "Stay in your lane." I believe that this is an admonishment for us to stay with what we know is right for us. We must keep our focus and not deviate from truth and peace. The Lord wants us to fulfill His purpose by the grace He has given to us through Christ Jesus. Ephesians 4:4-7 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift.
February 11, 2020: I am seeking those with tender hearts and yielded spirits that I can move readily, says the Lord. I want to lead My people to places they have never considered--places beyond the confines of religious tradition. I will take you to spiritual heights that will elevate your spirit and thrill your soul. Will you yield to the moving of My Spirit? Ephesians 3:17-19 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
February 10, 2020: In this time of uncertainty it is important for you to be found in peace. You must not be carried away from your place of safety and security by external conditions. Stand strong and immovable by knowing the power of My strength in you. I am unchanging, the same yesterday, today and forever, says the Lord. Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
February 9: Use caution in forming new connections. Things are not as they seem. Discernment is necessary if you are going to avoid being taken advantage of. You cannot trust systems or people that you personally do not know are reliable. If it seems too good to be true, it usually is. Ask Me for wisdom, says the Lord. Proverbs 2:3-6 Yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; then you will understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.
February 7, 2020: I am refining you by testing your heart. Impurities in your character and nature will begin to rise to the top of your consciousness so that you can see clearly the things that need to be dealt with. This refining process will produce purity and sweetness of spirit. Set your heart to yield to this process, says the Lord. Proverbs 17:3 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests the hearts.
February 6, 2020: You are entering a time that may very well be one of the most defining moments of who you are in Me before you move to the next phase of your life. Be obedient to My direction, and stay close to Me. Do not be afraid! Your tendency is to fear the unknown, but your unknown is very well known to Me, says the Lord. Stand strong. 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, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.
February 5, 2020: Plant your feet firmly on the foundation of the word of truth and refuse to allow the winds of change to move you from that place of stability. Be strong and unwavering. Stand fast in your relationship and commitment to Me, says the Lord. Spiritual focus is the order of the day. 1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
February 4, 2020: There is a shift taking place, and you must be alert and discern the changes required before you can do what is next. Your flexibility will result in stability, so you must be willing to do all that I ask without jumping out ahead of Me, says the Lord. Take it slow and steady. Proverbs 8:6 Listen, for I will speak of excellent things, and from the opening of my lips will come right things.
February 3, 2020: Take the time you need to rest and catch your breath from the demands on your time and energy. It is important for you to maintain your strength and stamina for the days ahead. You will be challenged in ways that benefit your spiritual growth and understanding of the current season. Stay alert! Matthew 14:23 And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there.
February 2: Beloved, I want you to consciously exercise your will with purity of purpose. Your decisions will dictate the outcome of your life in the days and weeks ahead. Only the foolish believe that they can get away with unrighteousness without having to pay a price. Stay spiritually and morally focused so that you can have the best possible results, says the Lord. Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
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Bill and Marsha Burns
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