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
January 17, 2020: Expansion is the order of this season. You can reach higher, go deeper, and search wider to know Me more intimately and to accomplish that which is set before you, says the Lord. Refuse to allow a sense of not being capable to cripple your efforts. Go forth with courage and expectation. Isaiah 54:2 "Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; do not spare; lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes."
January 16, 2020: Let the past rest. You can do nothing about missed opportunities, mistakes you have made, or poor judgments. You must deliberately let go of regrets. At the same time you can acknowledge the things you did wrong and make calculated adjustments. However, the only way you can do better is by living and walking in the Spirit. I will give you the wisdom necessary to succeed in all that I have set before you, says the Lord. James 1:5-6 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. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.
January 15, 2020: Silence your internal confusion, chaos and the worries that you harbor. The uncertainty of outcomes and lack of understanding aspects of your life have kept you from peace. I will reveal the truth of the things that concern you so that you can trust Me with the development and result of those issues, says the Lord. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
January 14, 2020: Take a breath and settle down, says the Lord. I know your sense of urgency and impatience to get a move on, but right now I need you to be tolerant and long-suffering. Otherwise, you will remove yourself from the flow of divine destiny. Keep yourself in My Spirit and take life as it comes with the grace I will provide. Romans 16:24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
Let Go Of Me: I’m looking deep inside to see what it is I hide. Could it possibly be my pride or the times I believed the lies…to me? I remember You who died and the many times I’ve cried to be forgiven where I defied Your desire to abide…in me. Come to Me, My Lord; rise up in me, My Lord. I do believe Your Word; I want to be restored. I want to know Your love; send Your Spirit from above like the soft touch of a dove so that I can let go…of me.
January 13, 2020: Go beyond your spiritual boundaries. Look, listen, and discern all that I am showing you. There is much clarity to gain and things to understand. This is not a time to get lazy and be distracted. It is a time to focus more completely on what I am doing in, around, and through you, says the Lord. Go forth! Psalm 123:2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, until He has mercy on us.
January 12: Pay attention to the things that disrupt your peace. You must quiet your thoughts and emotions in order to be restored. Peace is the platform of the soul from which you can access My presence, says the Lord. Refuse to allow chaos of any kind to interrupt your ability to stay calm. 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!
January 10, 2020: Many of you have struggled with complications and difficult situations, but a season of refreshing will wipe away the tears of agony. You are entering a time of rest and restoration when you can quiet your soul and enter into sweet communion with Me, says the Lord. I will help you recover. Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
January 9, 2020: In a vision I saw a man wandering through the countryside in search of the meaning of life and seeking God for wisdom and direction. Then, the clouds rolled away, the sky cleared and in the brightness of that moment he knew that all he had to do was have relationship with God, continue to seek Him, and his destiny would be fulfilled. Romans 6:22 But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.
January 8, 2020: Take a close look to see what stands between Me and you, says the Lord. It is My desire that we become one and stand in the unity of My purposes for all of mankind. Let there be peace and goodwill in your heart towards one another so that peace can reign in your heart towards Me. Allow love to be your standard. Psalm 34:14 Depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
January 7, 2020: When life and circumstances become more difficult than you can bear, you must look to Me. These are temporary conditions, which will not last forever. Set your heart and mind on spiritual truth and My goodness, says the Lord. I will give you the strength to endure until the times of refreshing come. 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.
January 6, 2020: This is a time when you can begin again by renewing yourself in divine order and eternal purpose. Make your way through the maze of life's complexities to find the simplicity of life in Christ. It will take an undivided heart and single focus, but you can do it. It is a matter of priorities. 2 Corinthians 10:4-6 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 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.
January 5: I was in the Spirit and saw two mountains with a valley running between them. Someone was standing on an outcropping, a high place overlooking the valley below. Conditions were perfect for his own voice to be echoed back to himself. He began to shout things to encourage himself. He shouted conditions and attitudes that would create victory over his circumstances. He shouted words of faith in God. He shouted what he wanted to become, and strength came into his spirit, soul, and body. The more he shouted, the more he believed, and the stronger he became. 1 Samuel 30:6b ...David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.
January 3, 2020: It might feel like you're moving at a snail's pace, but if you just keep moving you will get where you are going. Encourage yourself by knowing that I will give you the wisdom and strength to accomplish all that I have given you to do, says the Lord. Don't give up! Proverbs 2:6 For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
January 2, 2020: It is easy to get overwhelmed, but know that I am well able to bring you out of the feeling of being deluged. I am your help in all kinds of trouble. Do not go down with negative emotions. Deliberately seek to be at peace and trust that I am with you. Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
January 1, 2020: Be strong and steady so that you can find your place of stability. I am your Stabilizer. Look to Me for direction, guidance, and wisdom. I will show you where to go and how to get there, says the Lord. Put your faith and trust in Me. Proverbs 14:26 In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and His children will have a place of refuge.
December 31, 2019: In a vision I saw a tortoise who had retracted his head into his shell. I heard the Lord say, "Like this tortoise, you also need to retreat from the busyness and noise of the world to commune with Me. It is time to regroup and revitalize your spirit, soul and body. Come and receive the strength you need to progress." 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."
December 30, 2019: Look up into the most holy face of Jesus. His kind and loving heart will be revealed to you when you take the time to truly seek and find Him. He is releasing blessings in ways you have not considered until now. Receive all that He has for you. He is the Lord! Matthew 7:7 "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you."
December 29: Significant changes have taken place that affect you. Instead of looking back with remorse, set your heart to move forward with a sense of hope and purpose. There are things that you need to understand and accomplish. Position yourself for progression, says the Lord. 1 Timothy 4:15 Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all.
December 27, 2019: You, My people, are highly favored. I am going to bless you in ways that will surprise you. Let your faith soar as you deliberately seek to come close to Me, says the Lord. You are My own special treasure in whom I take great delight. Psalm 139:14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.
December 26, 2019: An anointing is being released upon those who seek to rise above the mundane--those who really endeavor to walk and live in the Spirit. My eyes are looking over the face of the whole world to find those whose hearts are set to have a closer relationship with Me, says the Lord. I see you and will bring you forth. Psalm 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.
December 25, 2019: When you wonder about Me, seeking to know where I am. I am with you, says the Lord. So many of My people send their prayers to somewhere far away when I am right here. I see you and know your heart. When you think there is distance between us, you can waver in faith. Have no doubt that I hear you and will answer your faith. Acts 17:26-28 And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, "For we are also His offspring."
December 24, 2019: This is a time when you need to stay strong on the solid foundation of your faith and be calm and assured of your position in Me, says the Lord. You will have multiple opportunities to be distracted from the things that really matter. Find and maintain your position of spiritual reality. 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."
December 23, 2019: Allow the reality of My presence to penetrate your entire being. Superficial tradition and religious exercise is not enough. I want you to know Me from the very depths of your being so that your relationship with Me is the most important thing in life. I want you to transcend your mundane existence in the earthly world to reach heaven and achieve spiritual life, says the Lord. It is a matter of changing your focus. Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.
December 22: Let go of your insecurities and fear of lack. If you will do this, I will lead you into a new phase of prosperity that you have not imagined. This will be beyond the natural realm and will take you into spiritual provision, which will bring peace and delight, says the Lord. Psalm 50:10-12 For every beast of the forest is Mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know all the birds of the mountains, and the wild beasts of the field are Mine. If I were hungry, I would not tell you; for the world is Mine, and all its fullness.
December 20, 2019: Believe in Me and be optimistic that I am leading you through this valley of shadows. Even when you do not know what is ahead for you, I do. And you can trust Me to set you on a path of destiny so that you will be able to fulfill My desires and purposes for your life, says the Lord. Do not doubt or be afraid. Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
December 19, 2019: Be strong and do not succumb to the strain of difficult circumstances. Giving in to negative pressure will only make things worse. Set your heart and mind on things above where hope can thrive. Do not forget that I know you and everything about you, says the Lord. Let hope spring eternal. Colossians 3:2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
December 18, 2019: Resist the temptation to believe that you are the only one who is struggling. In this season everyone and everything is portrayed as happy, healthy and content. But, that is only a facade. The reality is that life's difficulties persist, but you can overcome by walking and living in the Spirit. Remember that trouble in this life is temporary, and focus on the promise of eternity with Me, says the Lord. Job 5:7 Yet man is born to trouble, As the sparks fly upward.
December 17, 2019: You will have opportunities to curb frustration that arises on every level of your experience. Foster and maintain peace, patience, and tolerance. Let righteousness rule in every circumstance. Remember that other people are more important than achieving your own desires and goals, says the Lord. Luke 21:19 "By your patience possess your souls."
December 16, 2019: Carve out a space for yourself where you can be at peace--safe and secure from all that is going on around you. Make a place where we can commune together, says the Lord, where spirit life makes sense. One where you are untouched by evil and the powers of darkness. Set yourself aside to live in the light of truth and righteousness. Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
December 15: You are about to enter a new phase of existence, but there are things that need to be finished before you can forge ahead. Make the best use of your time and opportunities to deal with issues that would hinder you in the future, says the Lord. I will give you discernment, wisdom, and guidance to do all that is necessary. 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.
December 13, 2019: Beloved, apologies cost you nothing but can yield a bountiful spiritual harvest. Remember that you will reap what you sow. Discern good and evil, and align your heart and mind with the truth of My word. Sow seeds of righteousness, and let My love overflow in you, says the Lord. James 3:18 Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
December 12, 2019: The changes that you are experiencing are for the purpose of becoming more perfectly aligned with My heart, says the Lord. You will have opportunities to demonstrate kindness and consideration as well as forgiveness toward those you have previously dismissed. This is a time of purification in which you can drop the facades and be more genuine in expression. Let love abound. John 13:34 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another."
December 11, 2019: If you want to have a deeper and more meaningful relationship with Me, you need the anointing of the Holy Spirit to facilitate that desire. But you must deliberately seek to know Me. Your focus cannot be on things of the world or on yourself. Rise above all that keeps you bound in carnality, and soar in the Spirit with Me, says the Lord. You will not regret it. Colossians 3:1 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
December 10, 2019: Release yourself from the past and move beyond all failures and triumphs. Your mission is to fulfill My plans and purposes for you here and now, and that will require your spiritual awareness. Stay present with Me. Do not look too far ahead or brood on things of the past, says the Lord. Position yourself to be obedient to do all that I ask. Romans 6:16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?
December 9, 2019: Refuse to allow stagnation to be your destination. You must push through laziness and assume the responsibility that is necessary for your spiritual growth. Continue to ask and seek and knock. Let Me fill you with spiritual truth that will propel you beyond elementary understanding. It is in your best interests to continue to grow, says the Lord. Luke 11:9 "So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you."
December 8: It is time to prioritize again by putting first things first. The most important factor in your life is your spiritual condition--your relationship with Me. Do not neglect, even for a moment, spiritual connection. When you stay connected everything else will fall into place in divine order, says the Lord, because I will lead you and direct your steps. Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
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.
Faith Tabernacle of Kremmling
Bill and Marsha Burns
P. O. Box 1148
Kremmling, Colorado 80459
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