SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT
by Marsha Burns
John 3:8 "The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit."
HOLY SPIRIT AND FIRE
October 23, 2019: Settle yourself and be reminded that I am your solid foundation. I see and know your concerns and the things that make you afraid, but your trust in Me will sweep away all insecurities. Fear has no more substance than a cobweb to be swept away. Truth will bring peace, 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.
October 22, 2019: A new day is dawning; the old order is passing away, and the new order is being established. You must be open and flexible to allow My will to be accomplished in your life and circumstances. Be sensitive to My leading, for I will give you instructions about positioning yourself to move forward in divine order and in the perfect flow of My Spirit, says the Lord. Do not be afraid! Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.
October 21, 2019: Do not forget that I am your partner and that My still, small voice will reveal to you all that you need to know. I will give wisdom and guidance. I will direct your steps and show you that which is important to Me, says the Lord. Remember that I delight in you because you value My word and pay attention to what I have to tell you. Luke 11:28 But He said, "More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!"
October 20: You will begin to look at core matters in your life without being distracted by extraneous concerns. You will be able to focus on what is really important to you. You must get to this place of awareness before you can realize effective spiritual progress, says the Lord. Don't waste your time worrying about things that have no eternal value. Psalm 14:2 The LORD looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God.
October 18, 2019: Even though things seem difficult now, My promises to you are still viable. Don't give up hope. Look to Me for answers and for health and strength to endure. You are not a piece of garbage to be discarded; you are precious to Me, and I will make a straight path before you that will take you to the next phase of your life. Stay connected to My Spirit, 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.
October 17, 2019: Some of you are feeling unsettled and vulnerable. Take the time and make the effort to examine why you are feeling this way. Check to see if you have gotten distracted from your walk with Me or whether you may have entertained a spirit of fear. Then, make the necessary adjustments to get back on track. When you are on track spiritually, you will be led in the way you should go, 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.
October 16, 2019: Remember who you are in Me. Be filled with thoughts of hope and faith, for negativity will serve no purpose in your life. Adjust your attitudes and motives so that you can reflect the goodness of My kingdom, says the Lord. Then, you will begin to reap the rewards of peace. You belong to Me; you are My offspring. Philippians 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
October 15, 2019: Your environment is becoming increasingly complex, and it is easy to get bogged down with things you do not know or understand. Remember that I am greater than the world's complexities. I am all-knowing and all-seeing, and I can guide you through every intricate and complicated situation or process. I will give you the wisdom you need, but you must ask, 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.
October 14, 2019: The theme of this new spiritual year is generosity. As you progress in this new season, you will have opportunities to give in a variety of ways. You can help financially or give your time and energy to benefit those who need assistance. You can also demonstrate kindness in every situation, says the Lord. What you do will establish your spiritual environment. Luke 6:38 "Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you."
October 13: You have begun to reap the harvest from what was sown during the beginning of the season that is ending. Some will experience great favor and benefit while others will endure hardship. Others will fall somewhere between those two extremes. This is a time when you would do well to learn the lessons of the harvest, says the Lord. Matthew 13:23 "But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty."
October 11, 2019: Walk in the light of truth and be done with all darkness, that is all things that you would not want others to know. Let My light reveal and cleanse you from all evil. Become truly righteous by walking and living in the Spirit. Yield yourself to Me and become one with Me, says the Lord. Luke 8:16-17 "No one, when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a vessel or puts it under a bed, but sets it on a lampstand, that those who enter may see the light. For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light."
October 10, 2019: I will give you unexpected opportunities to release things from the past that have kept you in subtle bondage. You will now be able to see your way to complete freedom. For some, this will be a place of idolatry where you have idealized a person, place or thing that represents happiness and perfection. Let it go and be liberated, 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.
October 9, 2019: Will you go for Me? Will you be My hands, My heart and My mouth? If you are willing, I will send you to do things that are beyond selfish desire and beyond human endeavor. What I ask of you will require a generous heart and a willingness to express kindness even in the most abhorrent situations. You will not initiate these acts of benevolence; I will, says the Lord. Colossians 3:12-13 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.
October 8, 2019: In a vision I saw a big eye. And, I heard the Lord say, "I am looking to and fro throughout the whole earth to find those who are dedicated to serving Me, those who sincerely put Me first in their lives. For, I will pour out My grace in abundance on those whose hearts are steadfast and faithful." 2 Chronicles 16:9 "For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.
October 7, 2019: Make every effort to draw near to Me, says the Lord. The days are treacherous, and you will need to concentrate on things of the Spirit so that you are not sucked into a deep hole of deception. When you come close to Me, I will show you both truth and error. I will protect your mind and heart. Ephesians 5:14-17 Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light." See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
October 6: If you are to live in My Spirit and establish yourself in divine order, you must do all that I ask, says the Lord. You, My people, have come a long way, but you must push through until your obedience is fulfilled. Don't stop short of your goal, but rather push through to complete freedom from all that holds you back. 1 Corinthians 9:24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.
October 4, 2019: If you quiet your soul, you will sense a subtle shift in your spiritual environment. This delicate change is one of hope and well-being. It is not an in-your-face change; you will have to be still and heighten your awareness of My work, says the Lord. You cannot see if you do not look, nor can you hear if you do not listen. 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!
October 3, 2019: As you watch in amazement the absurdities of life, you
must be reasonable. Do not allow the ridiculous things you see affect your sense
of stability and purpose. Remember that you are established on a firm foundation
of faith in Me, says the Lord. Be strong by continuing to build on spiritual
truth. Matthew 7:24-25 "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and
does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock and
the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house;
and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock."
October 2, 2019: It is My desire that you seek to be at peace with yourself, with others, and with Me, says the Lord. It is very difficult to accomplish anything worthwhile and lasting when you are unsettled and in turmoil. It is imperative for you to establish yourself in a place of tranquility if you want to truly live in freedom. 1 Peter 3:10-12 For "He who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit. Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."
October 1, 2019: This is the beginning of a season of adjustments, some of which will be very subtle, difficult to analyze or describe. Internal work will be at the core of these changes as you become more acutely aware of your motivations and attitudes. In the process of being transformed into My image, you will experience intense times of purification, says the Lord. Yield to this work of My Spirit. 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.
September 30, 2019: Prepare to receive the fulfillment of special promises. I have spoken to you and given you signs of what you can expect. Hold those things close to your heart while you wait for their manifestation. When discouragement and doubt come, renew yourself in My commitment to your future, says the Lord. I am vitally interested in your success. 2 Corinthians 7:1 Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
September 29: When all hell seems to be breaking loose, hunker down. Be quiet and do not allow turmoil and confusion to disturb your peace and sense of well-being. Call on Me for wisdom and direction. I am your present help in trouble, and nothing is too difficult for Me, says the Lord, and I am with you. Zechariah 2:13 "Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD, for He is aroused from His holy habitation!"
September 27, 2019: Listen and look closely, for I am going to reveal aspects of your life that will give you direction and guidance. I will give you a glimpse of the future, but you must maintain your current position so that you do not get ahead of Me, says the Lord. I will lead you on the right path at the right time. There are things that you must face here and now before moving ahead. 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.
September 26, 2019: I speak to those who have been spread too thin by having too many demands on your time and energy. You are feeling scattered and unable to have time for yourself or with Me, says the Lord. You would do well to reorganize your priorities and make necessary adjustments so that you can be more focused on things that really matter. Matthew 11:28 "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
September 25, 2019: Prepare yourself for the new spiritual year. There are issues that need to be resolved. You must deliberately leave behind everything that will potentially hinder your freedom to progress. Look at this time as truly a new beginning, a clean slate and a time of unrealized opportunities, says the Lord. Luke 3:4 as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, saying: The voice of one crying in the wilderness: "Prepare the way of the Lord; make His paths straight."
September 24, 2019: What you say is important. Be sure to get your heart right and in line with the word of truth before you speak. Bitterness of soul will not only defile you, but will defile those you express your frustrations and anger to. You are designed to be a representative of My kingdom on the earth. Let the words of your mouth always glorify your heavenly Father. 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."
September 23, 2019: It is My desire that you access greater power in the Spirit, but you must go higher. Watch for things that will keep you bound to the past, for you must let them go. You cannot live in the past and embrace new beginnings. There are many spiritual delights awaiting you. Prepare yourself for spiritual expansion, 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.
September 22: Do you feel the shift? Changes are taking place. It is a time when you will be able to bring many issues to resolution after feeling stuck. Problems will be solved supernaturally where natural solutions failed. Keep your head up, your ears attentive, and your eyes open as you set a watch for opportunities, says the Lord. Mark 13:33 "Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is."
September 20, 2019: An antichrist spirit has been released over the land to bring a new round of condemnation to My people. The attack will be against your soul by way of reminder of the things in your life that bring the deepest shame. Do not allow this attack to demoralize you, but remember that you have repented, and you have been forgiven, says the Lord. 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.
September 19, 2019: Be aware that you could find yourself in a situation where you can represent spiritual reality in a way that is very appealing. This will not necessarily be in words, but will definitely be portrayed by your attitudes, responses, and actions. You will exhibit the true nature of My witness, says the Lord. You may not reach the masses, but you will reach hearts that are hungry for truth. 1 John 3:18-19 My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.
September 18, 2019: Refuse to settle for less than your capacity to develop spiritual awareness. You are living below your potential. It takes concentrated effort and focus to live and walk in the Spirit, says the Lord. Your desires must be honed to seek all things pertaining to My kingdom rather than things of the earth. 2 Peter 1:2-4 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
September 17, 2019: Many of you have been in a fog spiritually. It has been difficult to find your way or stay on track. But I am telling you honestly that the fog is beginning to lift. Things that have been shrouded in darkness will be revealed. Your path will be illuminated before you, and clarity will come. Prepare yourself with the expectation of greater light and clearer direction, says the Lord. Psalm 18:28 For You will light my lamp; the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.
September 16, 2019: You are in the process of spiritual transformation, which sometimes seems to be cruel and unusual punishment. However, I would have you remember the caterpillar as it progresses through the stages of transformation to become a butterfly. Would you stop short of your potential because of the difficult process? You have a purpose and destiny to achieve, says the Lord. You have not yet been perfected. Continue on! 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.
September 15: Pay attention to My still, small voice and the gentle moving of My Spirit, says the Lord. Be sensitive to subtle things because understanding small things will open your eyes to the grand scheme of things. I will lead you into places of safety where you can remain quiet and calm in the midst of turmoil and chaos. Do not be afraid, but put your trust in Me. Psalm 23:1-3 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His nameís sake.
September 13, 2019: Do not take yourself too seriously. The Spirit is like a flowing river or like the wind, which moves regardless what you do. If you try to be bigger and more powerful than the river or the wind, you are taking on responsibility that does not belong to you. My desire is for you to yield and flow with the moving of My Spirit. Let Me take you on the journey of My choosing, 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."
September 12, 2019: The Holy Spirit in the people of God is urging us to reach higher to know more intimately the truth of Godís calling and purpose. We cannot be satisfied with what we have known in the past. We must go up. We must go to the Potter's House to be made again into a better vesselóone more perfect, one stronger, one more useful. We are willing, Lord, to be transformed. Jeremiah 18:3-4 Then I went down to the potterís house, and there he was, making something at the wheel. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make.
September 11, 2019: If you feel lost or irrelevant you need to know that you are in transition. You are in the process of moving into a new season as things of the past months are fading away in preparation for what is ahead. Take a moment to reflect on what seemed to be failures to see what you can learn, and rejoice in your victories. Prepare to redirect and focus your attention on the next phase of existence. 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.
September 10, 2019: You will soon find a solution to that which has been your primary concern. Know that when you release your worries to Me you can let go. Your faith is only activated when you leave the results to Me, says the Lord. I am capable of finding the best possible answer to your dilemma. Trust Me. Psalm 138:8 The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.
September 9, 2019: Settle down on the rock-solid spiritual foundation that I have provided for you. Many of My people are flighty and are moved by every wind of thought and idea without being grounded in truth and purpose. You would do well to establish yourself and build on that which has eternal value. In doing that, you must look beyond temporary investments of your time and energy as well as the things that comfort your fleshly desires and walk in the Spirit, says the Lord. Matthew 7:24-27 Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.
September 8: Rise above all chaos and turmoil, and enter into peace. Even when your circumstances place many demands on your time and energy, you can do all that is necessary and still maintain tranquility. However, you will have to be focused and stay calm to receive the wisdom you need to get through the changes that this season brings, says the Lord. Philippians 4:7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
September 6, 2019: Beloved, when circumstances get frustrating, take a deep breath and get quiet. Things will smooth out again, but you must refuse to be upset or annoyed. Slow down and give others the benefit of the doubt. Exercise patience and your ability to be kind and understanding, says the Lord. Matthew 7:12a Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them.
September 5, 2019: Seeds of generosity that you sow at My behest will reap an extraordinary harvest of favor, grace, and prosperity. Give with an open heart and without expectation of gratitude or reciprocation. Be My hand extended and take no credit for yourself, says the Lord. Only then will you reap the benefits of kindness. Luke 6:38 "Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you."
September 4, 2019: There are things that I have yet to reveal to you that will cause you to grow spiritually and build on the firm foundation of your faith. Life as usual will take a turn, and I will direct you in ways that will improve your health and well-being. You will be able to look back at this time in awe of My care for you, 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.
September 3, 2019: I am going to use you in ways that you did not expect. Get ready to do all that I ask, says the Lord. It may not make sense, but your common sense is not always compatible with that which is spiritual, says the Lord. I want you to be a representative of My will and purposes on the earth. Be ready to move with the leading of My Spirit. Proverbs 7:24 Now therefore, listen to me, my children; pay attention to the words of my mouth.
September 2, 2019: Remember the days when I asked you, My people, to simplify and fortify? That message still holds, but now I want you to apply that simplicity to accessing My Spirit, says the Lord. It comes down to four easy steps. Shut out distractions. Get quiet both externally and internally. Find Me. Stay focused by bringing your mind back when it wanders. Proverbs 8:17 I love those who love Me, and those who seek Me diligently will find Me.
The enemy will do what he can to create confusion and to complicate matters even
when they are relatively simple. You must stand on the solid ground of peace
and stay calm enough to see situations clearly instead of through the eyes of
stress. Be found in My presence where I can give you wisdom and the ability to
overcome all adversity, says the Lord. Isaiah
26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he
trusts in You.
Faith Tabernacle of Kremmling
Bill and Marsha Burns
P. O. Box 1148
Kremmling, Colorado 80459
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