SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND
by Marsha Burns

 

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

 

SEPTEMBER 2015

September 1, 2015:  The enemy will do what he can to create confusion and to complicate matters even when they are relatively simple.  You must stand on the solid ground of peace and stay calm enough to see situations clearly instead of through the eyes of stress.  Be found in My presence where I can give you wisdom and the ability to overcome all adversity, says the Lord.  Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

September 2, 2015:  When you are feeling overwhelmed, do not despair.  Let Me put you in the perfect flow of My Spirit and establish you in peace where you have no stress or anxiety.  You can trust that I will move you through this turbulent time with grace, says the Lord.  There is no need to worry.  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.


AUGUST 2015

August 3, 2015:  Come into rest where you throw all of your cares on Me.  My presence is the only place of restoration and rejuvenation.  I know what you've been through and the stressful burden you have carried.  Let go of everything that has sapped your strength and vitality.  Come and be renewed, says the Lord.  Matthew 11:28-30 "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 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.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

August 4, 2015:  Even though the temptation is great to make comparisons and measure yourself and others according to arbitrary standards, it is not good.  It is an effort in futility and has no positive outcome at all.  My desire is that you look to Me for direction, guidance, and correction and allow Me to lead you in ways that will have a good outcome, says the Lord, and leave others alone.  2 Corinthians 10:12 For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

August 5, 2015:  Ask of Me, says the Lord.  There are things you need that you do not have because you have not come to Me from the depth of your desire and trust to know that I hear and answer your requests.  I know everything about you, and I even know what you need before you ask.  But, it is important for you to participate in the spiritual process.  Come to Me.  James 4:2 You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask.

August 6, 2015:  In a vision I saw a beach in a cove with beautiful, white sand.  I both saw and heard the ocean tide coming in.  There was great peace in that place, but I knew that beyond the breaking waves a war was raging on the high seas.  And, I heard the Lord say, "Even when the world is at war with nation set against nation and people against people, you can find peace in My presence.  I am your safe haven in the midst of war, storms and evil."  Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the LORD shall be safe.

August 7, 2015:  You are in a time of waiting, but it would behoove you to exercise patience while maintaining an open heart, open mind, and open hand.  If you will let go of unreasonable expectations, this time will pass with ease.  Trying to rush things will only produce frustration and attract opposition.  You can endure this time with grace as you put your trust in Me, says the Lord.  James 1:4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

August 10, 2015:  When you answered the call to come into My Kingdom, I asked you to do what is right in every instance--not what is convenient.  I want you to be objective and honest in all things.  Do not be swayed by emotional prejudice, but be righteous, says the Lord.  Psalms 5:12 For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield.

August 11, 2015:  Do not pull back or give up on what you started; you are not finished.  Keep moving forward.  You have already accomplished more than you thought you could, but you must continue to be strong and resolute in bringing to completion what you have been given to do, says the Lord.  Rely on Me to give you the wisdom and strength necessary.  I am with you.  Isaiah 58:11  The LORD will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

August 12, 2015:  Beloved, I am working in you through your circumstances to help you identify and root out all rebellion.  Your submission to Me, says the Lord, will produce good fruit.  I have given you the ability to discern both good and evil so that you can submit to what is good, and resist the enemy.  Do so with integrity and be blessed.  James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

August 13, 2015:  I have brought you by a way that you have not been before.  You have encountered unexpected challenges and have had opportunities to overcome.  Yet, through having to face obstacles and difficulties you have become stronger and more determined to walk with Me, says the Lord.  Therefore, I will open the doors of promise and delight before you.  Psalms 37:4 Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.

August 14, 2015:  Take time to rest from all of the activity and stress that you have endured.  Let go mentally and emotionally of everything that has been weighing heavily upon you.  Give your burden to Me, says the Lord, and I will give you the kind of rest that allows you to access healing and restoration in your spirit, soul, and body.  Psalms 55:22 Cast your burden on the LORD, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

August 17, 2015:  I have given you the grace to move through the challenges you face with grace.  I have enabled you to do what is necessary to overcome.  Refuse to become a victim, and resist the temptation to quit rather than press through, says the Lord.  My grace is sufficient!  2 Corinthians 12:9a  And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness."

August 18, 2015:  You are in a time of separation when you will divide the precious from the vile.  You have gone through previous seasons of doing this, but every time that you respond in obedience to My directive, you come higher spiritually.  When you do what I ask, you achieve greater clarity of vision and purpose, says the Lord.   Jeremiah 15:19 Therefore thus says the LORD: "If you return, then I will bring you back; you shall stand before Me; if you take out the precious from the vile, you shall be as My mouth. Let them return to you, but you must not return to them."

August 19, 2015:  Your attention has been divided, and you feel scattered and pulled in several directions.  Refuse to allow your activities to cause you to be unfocused.  Your ultimate and divine priority is to stay connected spiritually to Me.  To do so will require dedication and supreme effort, but you are up to the task.  You just needed a little reminder, says the Lord.  James 4:8  Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

August 20, 2015:  I want you to learn to be quiet and shut out all the noise and voices except for Mine, says the Lord.  You cannot have sound judgment or make good decisions when there are too many voices around you.  You cannot discern properly until you can find a place of peace both externally and internally.  Be focused and still.  Psalms 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!

August 21, 2015:  In a vision I saw a man making his way up a very steep mountain to reach the place where he would build his house.  As he climbed he got tangled in vines and weeds that hindered his ascent.  And, I heard the Lord say, "I'm taking you, My people, to a new dwelling place in the Spirit.  It is higher than you have ever been.  However, the enemy of your soul will try to prevent your progression.  You must resist the temptations that entangle you and keep you from your destination.  I am with you."  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.

August 24, 2015:  If you will watch and learn, I will give you fresh perspective that will help you better understand where you are and where you are going.  But, you must pay close attention to what I show you, says the Lord.  Positioning yourself according to My will and purposes will guarantee your success.  Proverbs 5:1-2  My son, pay attention to my wisdom; lend your ear to my understanding, that you may preserve discretion, and your lips may keep knowledge.

August 25, 2015:  This is a time when small corrections will reap big benefits.  Don't overlook anything that grabs your attention even for a moment, for I will show you the power of paying attention to details.  And, I will cause the insignificant to become significant, says the Lord.  Sharpen your focus to see the tiny things, and magnify your ability to hear My still, small voice.  Proverbs 4:1 Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, and give attention to know understanding.

August 26, 2015:  A shift in direction and priorities is in process, which could cause you to feel lost.  If you will refuse to allow your emotions to gain control at this time and keep moving forward, you will realize that you are not lost at all.  You are changed, and the changes that you have endured will ultimately make you more stable, says the Lord.  Ask and I will give you the anointing of ease.  Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

August 27, 2015:  You have endured plenty of resistance and opposition to what I have asked you to do, but your perseverance is paying off.  Now you must move forward into the purposes for which I have called you, and you will have new hope and freedom to do so.  The past is behind you, so reach beyond your grasp to achieve what may seem to be impossible.  I am your help, says the Lord.  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.

August 28, 2015:  Simplify and fortify.  The days ahead will require that you focus your attention and stay protected.  If you are too scattered, you will miss the importance of the season and make mistakes that could be hard to fix.  I will direct your steps, but you must be clear enough to hear and obey My leading, says the Lord.  Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

August 31, 2015:  Look to Me for answers.  Ask and receive; only believe.  I am with you to give you wisdom and to direct your steps.  I will establish you and strengthen you to proceed on the path that is before you, says the Lord.  Do not be afraid.  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.


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


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