SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND

By Marsha Burns

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MAY 2020

May 31, 2020:  In a vision I saw a dancer in an open meadow.  The dance was one of rejoicing in the presence of the Lord and of thanksgiving for life and light.  The dancer had both light and life because of living in God's purposes and was, therefore, blessed in everything.  He recognized that he was nothing, he did nothing, he knew nothing, and had nothing apart from the presence and power of the Spirit.  And because of his gratitude and rejoicing, he had positioned himself for greater blessings and a closer relationship with the Lord.  Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

May 30, 2020:  The darkness of the world is trying to choke out or obliterate the light of God.  Push back!  Push back the darkness by your faith.  Stand firm on the truth of the word.  This time, more than ever, you must walk in the light and allow divine character and nature to manifest in, around, and through you.  1 John 1:6-7 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 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.

May 29, 2020:  Only a fool would become complacent in the midst of danger.  Stay alert and be watchful.  Refuse to allow yourself to be overly confident or self-assured.  Humility is a good look for you.  This is a time to hide and watch.  The enemy is seeking whom he may devour.  1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

May 28, 2020:  In these times, you must find places of joy and contentment in the small things that you enjoy.  Refuse to allow fear and trepidation to overtake you and quench your peace.  Allow Me to fill you with the sweetness of My Spirit as you navigate your current circumstances.  My grace is sufficient.  2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.

May 27, 2020:  I would have you take My commandments seriously; they are not just suggestions.  The greatest commandment is to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind.  And the second is to love your fellow man as yourself, regardless of political persuasion, nationality or religion.  Hatred abounds.  Make sure that you are not among those who refuse to obey the rules that I have set before you.  Mark 12:30-31  And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.  This is the first commandment.  And the second, like it, is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  There is no other commandment greater than these.

May 26, 2020:  To those of you who have been reminded of relationships from the past that ended in conflict.  It is time to let go of all bitterness and forgive everyone who has disparaged or cursed you.  Whatever you do not release will anchor you to the past and keep you from living in freedom.  Forgiveness will produce liberty.  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.

May 25, 2020:  Exercise diligence in assessing risk versus reward.  Make your plans with careful consideration, and seek Me for wisdom in moving into the next phase of your life.  Trust Me to guide you on the path that I have chosen.  I will go before you to prepare the way.  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.

May 24, 2020:  Rise up to the level of worship that will usher you into My presence.  It is a place of worship in and through the Spirit, and is not found in the self-effort of flesh.  It does not come from performance or of seeking perfection.  It is the unbridled flow of holy adoration.  Psalms 29:2 Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

May 23, 2020:  Draw near to Me like never before.  The storm has not yet passed and there is still more to come.  But to those who will allow it, I will gather you as a hen gathers her brood and keep you safe under My wings.  I will be your shelter in the storm.  Psalm 36:7 How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.

May 22, 2020:  Stay cautious and be careful.  You are not out of the proverbial woods yet, but you are making progress.  Refuse to succumb to emotional breakdowns.  Stay strong and do not be moved by difficulties.  Only be moved by My Spirit and not by your carnal nature.  Ask for wisdom, and I will give it liberally.  Live in peace and love.  Ephesians 6:23 Peace to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

May 21, 2020:  I understand your being overwhelmed and feeling out-of-pocket.  If you will quiet your mind and emotions and come to Me, I will give you peace and show you how to simplify your situation.  You must not fret about things that you have no control over, and take action where you do have authority and responsibility.  Silence your flesh.  Zechariah 2:13 "Be silent, all flesh, before the Lord, for He is aroused from His holy habitation!"

May 20, 2020:  Take every opportunity to recuperate and rejuvenate.  Recover from the stress of recent circumstances, and use whatever time it takes to stabilize.  Establish yourself in My presence where you can find peace and be reassured of My power in your life.  I am with you!  Philippians 4:7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

May 19, 2020:  You are worried about things that you can do nothing about.  Give them to Me and trust that I will perfect those things that concern you.  I am not a figment of your imagination.  I exist.  I know you and know all about you.  Come to Me and bring that which you cannot do on your own, and leave it to Me in faith, says the Lord.  Psalm 46:1  God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

May 18, 2020:  You are capable of doing extraordinary things regardless of the restrictions you have to deal with.  Do not become a victim of circumstances or external conditions.  You are still you, and I never change.  With My help you can accomplish all that I have set before you.  And, I will show you the possibilities available to you.  Stay close.  Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

May 17, 2020:  Remind yourself of who I am and who you are in Me.  You have been spiritually fueled by My Spirit and there is no limit to what I can and will do. But sometimes you neglect being filled again and try to run on the fumes or memories of a past infilling.  Right now, today, seek to be filled with the Spirit to overflowing again, and receive a fresh anointing that will invigorate you and give you new desire to live and walk in the Spirit.  Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

May 16, 2020:  Settle down and put first things first.  Evaluate priorities and make sure that what you value the most is at the top of your list.  When calamity presents itself you develop a unique perspective, and what you have taken for granted becomes a priority.  Know that your relationship with Me is paramount.  Take care of and also revitalize important personal relationships that you have neglected.  This is a prime time for restoration and rejuvenation.  Psalm 103:2-5 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

May 15, 2020:  These are days of silence when you have nothing to say because you are in shock and awe of conditions in the world.  You have mixed feelings of fear and wonder.  But you have never had better opportunities to search for Me and find Me.  Reach out to Me and I will reach back and connect with you.  You are not faceless or nameless to Me.  I know you and love you, and I will reveal Myself to you in ways you did not think were possible.  Seek and find.  Jeremiah 29:13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.

May 14, 2020:  Refuse to believe the enemy's lies that I do not care about you and have forsaken you.  I love you with a love that goes beyond natural understanding, and I will give you the strength and determination to get through this difficult time.  I am with you!  1 Samuel 12:22 "For the Lord will not forsake His people, for His great name’s sake, because it has pleased the Lord to make you His people."

May 13, 2020:  Have you forgotten who you are?  I speak to those who are experiencing an identity crisis.  I would remind you of who you are in Me.  You are chosen by Me, saved by grace, empowered by My Spirit.  You are not a victim.  You are victorious as you abide in Me, and you need to adjust your outlook so that you can live up to your position.  1 Chronicles 29:11 Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power and the glory, the victory and the majesty; for all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and You are exalted as head over all.

May 12, 2020:  Life as you know it has been upended in many ways, which has caused a certain level of disorientation. Do whatever it takes to stay alive spiritually and not allow stagnation.  Even though natural conditions can take a toll on your sense of well-being, what you are going through here and now is temporary and will not last.  Set your heart and mind on the unseen things of eternity.  2 Corinthians 4:18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

May 11, 2020:  Take this time to retreat, regroup, and reevaluate your life to see where you are and where you are headed.  Make sure your ultimate goal is life in the Spirit and fulfilling your purpose in My kingdom.  Strive to be one with Me in agreement with all that is right and good in thought, word, and action.  I want you to be My representative on earth in every situation and circumstance.  Ephesians 4:1-6   I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 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.

May 10, 2020:  You are still in the process of change, and you must continue on with the faith that you are on your way to destiny.  The things that you have learned in this process will last a lifetime.  You will never forget where you have come from or all that has been accomplished supernaturally to prove My love and care for you.  Ephesians 5:15-17 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.

May 9, 2020:  When you find yourself in a dilemma, remember that you can ask and I will impart the wisdom you need to proceed.  Never doubt My ability and willingness to reveal things you don't understand and  to show you the way.  Put your trust in Me and wait for direction.  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.

May 8, 2020:  To those who worship Me from the heart, I tell you that I hear you and know you because we are bound together.  I will never leave you nor forsake you.  You are the heart and soul of the Body of Christ.  You are the essence of childlike purity, and a very special anointing is released on you.  John 4:24 "God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."

May 7, 2020:  As you begin to settle into a new normal, don't forget to make life in the Spirit a priority.  Set aside time to feed your spirit with My word and to access My presence.  Strengthen yourself in the knowledge of good and evil so that you always choose good.  If your desire is to get closer to Me in relationship, that desire will be fulfilled.  Deuteronomy 4:29 "But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul."

May 6, 2020:  Do not be afraid!  I am not the author of fear.  Instead of giving in to fear, trust Me to give you wisdom and to lead you to safety.  Quiet your emotions and stand strong in the Spirit.  Refuse to allow your thoughts to work against your faith.  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.

May 5, 2020:  Make a conscious decision to shift your primary focus from your circumstances to possibilities and hope in the Spirit.  Regain spiritual perspective by filling yourself with the truth of My word.  This may be the end of an era, but it is also the beginning of things and times that are yet to be realized.  Psalm 42:5 Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance.

May 4, 2020:  In a vision I saw a mime artist acting out a story.  I heard the Lord say, “I want you to demonstrate truth and spiritual reality.  To do this you may have to keep your mouth shut and show through your actions what others need to see to understand.  There are too many mouths and not enough demonstrators.  Let Me do My word through you.”  1 Timothy 4:12b ... be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

May 3, 2020:  You have not been this way before, and it is easy to feel disoriented, lost and alone.  But this can also be a time of spiritual discovery and of greater understanding of yourself in the process.  It is a matter of where you focus your attention.  You will either break through into new or renewed relationship with Me, or you will begin to stagnate.  You must choose.  Psalm 31:3 For You are my rock and my fortress; therefore, for Your name’s sake, lead me and guide me.

May 2, 2020:  Reach higher in the Spirit to know more intimately the truth of My calling and purpose for you.  You cannot be satisfied with what you have known in the past.  You must go up.  Consider the Potter’s House where the vessel was marred and had to made again into another vessel—one more perfect, one stronger, one more useful.  Allow Me to transform you. Jeremiah 18:3-4 Then I went down to the potter’s 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.

May 1, 2020:  When everything seems to have been upended, you will only find clarity through My Spirit.  Rise above fear and uncertainty to live in faith and the reliability of My presence.  I will empower you and strengthen you to be victorious.  Quiet your emotions and seek the peace that comes with walking in the Spirit.  Galatians 5:22-23b But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

 

APRIL 2020

April 30, 2020:  You have learned some things that will serve you for the rest of your days. And you have been given many opportunities to grow spiritually, for which you will forever be grateful.  But now you are on the verge of breakthrough in a number of ways.  You will move forth with a greater sense of gentleness.  James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.

April 29, 2020:  I speak to the many who have hardened your heart in the effort of self-protection.  Soften your heart and look with compassion on others who are struggling.  Listen for My still, small voice as I show you how to help those less fortunate.  Deliberately develop a heart of love and empathy.  Hebrews 13:16 But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

April 28, 2020:  Never think or believe that I have forgotten you, says the Lord.  You are of great value to Me.  You belong to Me.  I have not shut My eyes so that I do not see you, nor have I closed my ears to your cries.  Rise up in faith and renew yourself in the truth of My love for you.  Luke 12:6-7 "Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

April 27, 2020:  Take this time to reflect on where you have been and how you have responded to your circumstances.  Let go of the past and return to Me so that you can be revived and renewed.  I will restore you and send healing to your body, mind and spirit, says the Lord.  Isaiah 40:10 Behold, the Lord God shall come with a strong hand, and His arm shall rule for Him; behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him.

April 26, 2020:  Remember the commandment to love one another.  In order to do this you have to see others as equals.  If you are to be numbered among those who love Me, you must be done with justifying hatred and prejudice.  Let Me reveal your areas of pride and superiority so that you can fulfill My desires and your destiny, says the Lord.  Mathew 22:37-39 Jesus said to him, "‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’  This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’"

April 25, 2020:  One day at a time; one step at a time.  Stay present with Me and maintain an eternal perspective.  Every thought you think, every word your speak, everything you do either molds you into My image or moves you away from Me, says the Lord.  Set yourself to be consciously aware of your spiritual condition at all times.  Galatians 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me."

April 24, 2020:  There has been a great divergence among Christians.  Many of you began with great zeal, but in the progression of time you have only managed to maintain religious attitudes and have lost your first love.  I am calling you back to a place of genuine desire to be one with Me, says the Lord.  You must settle this issue in the depths of your soul and deliberately re-establish divine connection.  2 Chronicles 7:14 "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."

April 23, 2020:  In a vision I saw a tortoise with its head retracted into the shell.  And, I heard the Lord admonishing us to stay safe and to remember that ultimately He is our help and our safe haven in times of trouble.  We must stay in touch with Him and trust Him to surround us with a hedge of protection.  Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

April 22, 2020:  You are being moved day by day to a new place in the realm of the Spirit.  I have been calling you to come higher, but you were distracted by life issues and world values.  Now is the time when you can set your mind and heart on heavenly things and come into true unity with Me, says the Lord.  Luke 10:40-42 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, "Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me."  And Jesus answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her."

April 21, 2020:  With fewer distractions, you can be far more efficient in accomplishing what you have to do.  You will be able to give more thought and consideration to the things that really matter.  Do not waste time on disappointment and discouragement.  Encourage yourself in the knowledge that this time can produce unexpected and excellent results.  Psalm 16:3 As for the saints who are on the earth, "They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight."

April 20, 2020:  You will have prime opportunities to bring encouragement to those around you.  Woe to those who denigrate and disparage others.  Remember the golden rule to do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  The law of sowing and reaping cannot be avoided or overridden.  Encourage and you will be encouraged.  Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

April 19, 2020:  Life as you knew it has changed forever, but the changes that you have made were absolutely necessary for all involved.  You are living your life within parameters that will become a new normal for you and will provide a level of safety that you never considered. Allow the anointing of My Spirit to envelop you and guide you in all your ways, says the Lord.  1 John 2:27 But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.

April 18, 2020:  Do not despair for I am opening alternative doors for you to accomplish all that I have set you to be and to do.  What you presumed your path to be has taken a turn that you could not have foreseen.  But, I am still with you, says the Lord, and I will guide you so that you will not miss one step of My perfect will for you.  Rest in that assurance.  Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.

April 17, 2020:  There is a wave of condemnation sweeping through mankind.  It is an attack from the enemy to establish a sense of failure and self-loathing.  Listen to Me!  I love and value every human being, and I am reaching out to you with the truth of your worth, says the Lord.  Do not believe the lies that will bring discouragement and depression. 1 Peter  5:10 But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.

April 16, 2020:  In a vision I saw a huge mud bog that reminded me of quicksand.  I saw a mud-caked arm come out of the mud and reach up.  Then, a hand came down from heaven and took hold of the muddy hand and lifted the man out of the mud.  He lay there as though dying, but the sun came out and dried the mud, which began to crack and fall away.  Breath and new life began to flow through him, and he stood on his feet restored, refreshed, and renewed.  It was a new beginning with new opportunities to live.  Hosea 14:7 Those who dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall be revived like grain, and grow like a vine. Their scent shall be like the wine of Lebanon.

April 15, 2020:  Position yourself in the flow of the Spirit and allow Me to guide you through the current maze to reach your divine destination.  Regardless of fear and feelings of despair, I will lift you up and set you in a high place above the fray.  Trust Me, 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.

April 14, 2020:  Many of My people are in the slump of stagnation.  Refuse to allow this to become your new normal, but rather stir yourself up to reach higher spiritually and resolve to live and walk in My Spirit, says the Lord.  This could become one of the most significant opportunities in your life to seek and find Me.  Matthew 7:7 "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you."

April 13, 2020:  In a vision I saw souls sleeping in the sorrow of life's tragedies.  They were in anguish.  And I was aware of the Spirit of the Lord calling to their spirits to awaken out of hopelessness and distress to seek His life and light.  It was difficult for them to let go of what they deemed to be real and true because they did not see their lives and difficulties as being transitory.  We must awaken to spiritual life that cannot be touched by our circumstances.  2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.

April 12, 2020:  Receive My blessings, resurrection life, and the power to rise up and move beyond your crisis.  Leave the past behind in this time of new beginnings.  Go forth with renewed strength and hope.  Let Me empower you and impart a new and fresh perspective of divine purpose, says the Lord.  Psalm 30:5b Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

April 11, 2020:  I see and know that many of you have grown weary as you go through difficult times.  It has become even more important for you to come closer to Me, says the Lord.  Do your best to stay in My light and life where you can be encouraged and strengthened.  You are not standing alone; I am with you.  2 Corinthians 4:16-18 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

 April 10, 2020:  Beloved, I would have you develop ears to hear and eyes to see spiritually.  In order to do this, you must transcend the flesh and worldly views that keep you earthbound.  Set your heart on living and walking in the Spirit so that you are constantly connected to Me, says the Lord.  Psalm 84:5-7 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca [weeping], they make it a spring; the rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion.

April 9, 2020:  When you feel isolated and alone, remember that you are not alone.  I am with you to comfort and protect you.  I will give you strength and fortitude to do all that is necessary.  I will lead, guide, direct and protect you.  You are the apple of My eye, says the Lord.  Psalm 91:3-6  Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

April 8, 2020:  In a vision I saw someone in a large open space waiting for atmospheric conditions to produce an updraft.  The individual had a kite and kept testing the wind to see if the air quality was right to launch the kite.  I believe this vision represents us rising up in the realm of the Spirit to get instructions for the right timing in certain life experiences.  We must deliberately and continually test our discernment to see if we are in sync with the Spirit or not.  Proverbs 2:3-5  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.

April 7, 2020:  I am calling to you to search for Me and find Me.  I am your hope in hopeless situations.  I am your very present help in trouble.  It is high time that you set your sights and values on things eternal.  This must be a deliberate change in focus and attitude.  You can trust Me, says the Lord.  Romans 13:11 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.

April 6, 2020:  You have been given a prime opportunity to grow and mature in your personal relationship with Me.  In the past many of you have tried to have that relationship through your pastor, priest, or preacher.  Use this time to seek Me for yourself and grow into the glorious saint you were created to be, says the Lord.  Hebrews 5:12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food.

April 5, 2020:  I speak to nations of people who have become self-focused and concerned about their own needs and desires.  I would have you deliberately rise above selfishness to develop kindness and generosity.  Remember that reward always exceeds sacrifice, says the Lord.  Help where you can without jeopardizing your health and that of others.  You will not regret becoming a giver.  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."

April 4, 2020:  In a vision I saw a single, straight and narrow path that was illuminated and seemed to be elevated above the ground.  And I heard the word of the Lord:  You are called to walk this path of illumination that is beyond and above earthly life.  I am with you on this supernatural journey to direct your every step.  Do not be afraid. 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."

April 3, 2020:  I am your strength and your shield, says the Lord.  When weakness threatens you must find your place of refuge in Me and stand strong.  Possess and maintain an attitude of faith and resilience.  I have called you, My people, to be overcomers even in the most dire circumstances.  John 16:33 "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."

April 2, 2020:  Beloved, discouragement is your enemy; it will kill faith.  Refuse to obsess about life's conditions that make you afraid or cause despair.  I would have you develop a more personal, intimate and vital relationship with Me, says the Lord.  Stay present with Me.  I am the same yesterday, today, and forever.  I do not change, nor has My power diminished.  Trust Me.  Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

April 1, 2020:  I am reminded of Elijah when he was on the run from Jezebel who wanted to kill him. He was in a cave where God spoke to him. We also are in a cave of sorts, separated from other people, where God can and will speak to us. We must have a heart to seek and ears to hear Him so that He can direct us in the days ahead.  1 Kings 19:9-12 And there he went into a cave, and spent the night in that place; and behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and He said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"  So he said, "I have been very zealous for the Lord God of hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life."  Then He said, "Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord." And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.

MARCH 2020

March 31, 2020:  I speak to those who are feeling vulnerable.  You are not lost.  I know where you are, and I am your safe harbor.  I am your shelter in the storm.  Your hope in Me will anchor your soul, says the Lord.  Settle yourself in the safety of My presence.  Do not be afraid.  Hebrews 6:19a This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast.

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 2020

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.

 

JANUARY 2020

January 31, 2020:  Take a step back and carefully evaluate your priorities.  For some it has been a wild ride, and you need to take a break from things that produce stress and hopelessness.  Put your hope and faith in Me, says the Lord.  I am your guiding light in the darkness.  Enter into peace and rest there.  Matthew 11:29 "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."

January 30, 2020:  Do not waste time on regrets from the past. What's done is done!  Rather, use past experiences to gain wisdom and to modify your views and behavior presently and for the future.  Beating yourself up will do no good.  Set yourself to seek Me for the best way to deal with every situation you encounter, says the Lord.  Position yourself to exhibit My nature.  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 29, 2020:  Beloved, do what it takes to obtain and maintain spiritual focus.  The cares of the world will inevitably take you down.  But if you keep Me as the center of your attention, I will bring clarity and solutions to every problem.  Seek Me for wisdom and direction.  I will show you the ways you can succeed, 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 28, 2020:  Prepare to advance to a level of spiritual awareness and acuity that will take you to higher heights than you could have imagined.  Your faith and dedication to do My will is of utmost importance.  I am looking for those whose devotion to Me is unbridled and unrestrained, says the Lord.  1 Corinthians 15:28 Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.

January 27, 2020:  I admonish you to always speak the unvarnished truth.  When you lie to one another, you open the door to a lying spirit and will also believe lies told by others.  Keep yourself in the light and truth.  Repent and be cleansed so that you can begin to discern the truth from error, says the Lord.  Ephesians 4:23-25 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. Therefore, putting away lying, "Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor," for we are members of one another.

January 26:  Most of you, My people, are still transitioning into the spiritual and natural position that I have prepared for you.  Stay flexible and alert to the leading of My Spirit, for it will be as though I am taking you by the hand so that you will not miss a step, says the Lord.  I am with you.  Hebrews 13:5b  For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."

January 24, 2020:  I heard in my spirit, "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil."  Darkness covers the earth and deep darkness the people.  Do not become part of the darkness, but rather become a beacon of light and a source of truth and strength in your environment, says the Lord.  Remember that light dispels darkness.  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 23, 2020:  For those who feel lost and aimless this is a time to reevaluate your goals and direction. You may have to adjust your expectations.  More importantly you cannot thrive without having a vital relationship with Me, says the Lord.  I will give you the wisdom, insight, and the inspiration you need to succeed. Psalms 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.

January 22, 2020:  When the world around you seems so bleak, you must find your place in the safety of My presence.  I will shelter you and give you peace, says the Lord.  I am your strength and your salvation.  Draw near and put your faith in Me for understanding and guidance.  Be strong.  Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

January 21, 2020:  Beloved, move toward and embrace places of light and life.  Refuse to allow the darkness to envelop you.  This will require examination, discernment and deliberation.  You must make a conscious decision to walk and live in the light and truth, says the Lord.  It is the only way to spiritual health.  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.

January 20, 2020:  Make sure that you are under My protection and that no one has violated your personal boundaries.  You must maintain your spiritual space so that you cannot be taken advantage of or exploited in any way, says the Lord.  I will give you the discernment and wisdom to know if there have been any breaches.  Proverbs 2:7 He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly.

January 19:  Your persistence in faith and your obedience in action will now begin to pay off.  Nothing is impossible to Me, and all things will be possible for you as you walk and live in My Spirit, says the Lord.  Be diligent to stay connected and to always seek My face.  Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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.