SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT
by Marsha Burns
John 3:8 "The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit."
Prophetic Word for 2016--Simplify And Fortify
Archived Articles and Prophetic Words
August 26, 2016: Look to your circumstances to see what is broken, for there is a parallel condition spiritually. I am showing you signs in the natural that mirror your spiritual state. Make the necessary adjustments on all levels so that your life will be in good working order, says the Lord. You will be able to perceive the reflection of the unseen realm through what you can actually see. Psalms 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.
August 25, 2016: Press through the hindrances in your life and reach for Me, says the Lord. Freedom is your right in My kingdom, but you must not allow the enemy to keep you from reaching your goal. Take the time to identify and define the reason your are not moving higher spiritually. Then, do all that is in your power to overcome. Luke 10:19 "Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you."
August 24, 2016: This is a time to prepare for the days ahead. This preparation will include cleaning up and clearing out your spiritual, emotional and mental space so that you enter the next phase of your existence with only that which will produce good fruit, says the Lord. Consider those things in your life that have become a hindrance to blessings and make the necessary changes now. Proverbs 4:12 When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, and when you run, you will not stumble.
August 23, 2016: Pay attention! I will show you the way and give directions as you gear up for the new spiritual year. You must quiet your soul so that you can perceive My signals, says the Lord. Be particularly still, alert, and receptive. Position yourself by faith to hear My still, small voice. 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 22, 2016: Know that when you are going through a rough patch it is for the purpose of learning something valuable about yourself as you relate to Me, says the Lord. Look for the silver lining in every dark cloud, and appreciate the opportunities you are given to grow and gain spiritual strength. Job 12:22 He uncovers deep things out of darkness, and brings the shadow of death to light.
August 21: Beloved, allow humility to be your hallmark so that your character and nature will exhibit goodness, kindness, compassion, honesty, integrity, generosity, respect and love. You will not be judged by religious culture but by how you treat others. Become one with Me, says the Lord, and let Me do a work in your heart to establish righteousness and peace. Then, there will be no condemnation. Proverbs 21:23-24 Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles. A proud and haughty man —"Scoffer" is his name; he acts with arrogant pride.
August 19, 2016: Take advantage of every opportunity that presents itself to be kind and considerate of your fellow human beings. Be generous in your attitudes towards others, and be helpful when you can. But, I say, do this from a heart that has been regenerated through My love for you. Recognize and understand My grace and great mercy, says the Lord. Do not forget that you are being transformed into My image. 2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
August 18, 2016: Establish your faith in Me by learning what I will do. Bolster your faith by remembering what I have done in the past. Remember that you cannot be in fear and have faith at the same time. You must trust that I hear and answer the prayers of the righteous, says the Lord. Activate your faith by believing I will do what I have said in My word. Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
August 17, 2016: Step back for a moment from the intensity of being on the front lines to gain perspective of your overall position. Know that where you are now and how you deal with current issues will be a determining factor in the direction and outcome of your future. It is not often that you need to make this assessment, but this is one of those times, says the Lord. I will help you see where you are. Jeremiah 33:3 Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.
August 16, 2016: I will lead you to victory in the days ahead. You will know without equivocation that I am with you to show you the way to optimize your potential benefits, says the Lord. I will give you strength and renewed hope in fulfilling your purpose. Move forward knowing that My grand design is being worked out in your life. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
August 15, 2016: Be attentive, and I will show you all that you must do. Do not underestimate My ability to break in on you and give you the wisdom and understanding necessary to deal with your current situation. I know you. I know your heart. I know what is best for you, and I will reveal My plans to you. Pay attention, says the Lord. 1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each one’s praise will come from God.
August 14: In a vision I saw a group of people walking around blindfolded. They were aimless because they could not see where they were going. Each one had the ability to take the blindfold off, but they were afraid. To see clearly would mean they would have to assess their current position and make course corrections that would require solid decisions. My sense was that they would rather be victims of their blindness and justified by their helplessness than to take responsibility for their condition. I heard the Lord speaking to their hearts to trust in Him to bring them out of their bondage. 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.
August 12, 2016: When you ask for wisdom and direction, do not be afraid that you will not receive it. Your fear puts you in a position of being double-minded, and you will most certainly not receive. Rather, ask for wisdom and be confident that I will give you what you ask and will show you the way, says the Lord. It is My good pleasure to speak to you in ways that you can understand. Be bold. Psalms 138:3 In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul.
August 11, 2016: Beloved, you are still in a very dry time spiritually as you finish up what you started some time ago. You have to get through this time before you can find the fresh anointing for the next season. Don't get ahead of yourself. Take one step at a time and deal with one thing at a time to get through this tedious place that will require patience and perseverance, says the Lord. I will give you the strength to endure. James 1:4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
August 10, 2016: Let your light shine in the midst of a dark and crooked generation. You can't change the atmosphere of the whole earth, but you can make a difference in your sphere of influence. Refuse to allow evil to rule where you have spiritual authority, says the Lord. Be righteous in all things. 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.
August 9, 2016: Put away from you the things that prevent your coming to Me in simplicity of faith. I speak of those things that you stress over and worry about. You must let go of everything that hinders your walk in the Spirit. You cannot live in fear and be in the Spirit at the same time. You must choose the better position in order to have sweet communion with Me, says the Lord. Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
August 8, 2016: When life's circumstances become too complicated and convoluted, you must get back to basics. It is time to get back to the word of God and redemption through the Cross of Calvary. Establish yourself again in things that actually matter in terms of eternity. Refocus and regain your sense of simplicity, says the Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
August 7: Be especially diligent to be aware of opportunities that arise to cause you to be insecure or feel powerless. Any place of unworthiness in you will cause you to vacillate between My acceptance and condemnation. I have not rejected nor abandoned you. You are Mine, and I am your place of strength and security, says the Lord. Yield to My mercy and grace, which is sufficient for any situation. 2 Corinthians 12:9a And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness."
August 5, 2016: The old season is beginning to wind down. This process has to be complete before you gear up for the next move of My Spirit, says the Lord. This is a time to clean up and clear up lingering issues of the past two years in order to be ready for what is next. Search your heart and mind to know what needs to be done. Galatians 6:4 But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
August 4, 2016: Take every opportunity that presents itself to adjust and correct situations that have been difficult and wrong. Adjustments will open the way to move forward without hindrance, says the Lord. But, you will have to deal with things that would be easier to ignore. Set yourself on a path of truth and righteousness. Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.
August 3, 2016: For those who can receive it, you are about to embark on a new spiritual journey. It will present unusual risks, but will also have the potential for great reward. This journey will require the kind of determination that is born out of a struggle for life and freedom. I will give you the strength necessary to achieve your goal, says the Lord. Psalms 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.
August 2, 2016: Monitor your reactions to changes that are forced upon you. Do not overreact, but rather take them in stride and stay in peace. Most of what is changing at this time will be beneficial to you in the long run even though it is a bother and irritation to have to deal with now. Trust Me to give you the strength and wisdom to do all that is necessary, says the Lord. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
August 1, 2016: Make sure you nourish your spirit with that which is pure
and holy. Be diligent to feed on the truth and righteousness of My word
instead of things that disrupt your peace, says the Lord. You are what you
eat! Psalms 37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land,
and feed on His faithfulness.
July 31: You have asked for wisdom for very specific things, and if you will be on the alert you will find that I am giving you the answers you need and the clarity you desire. Your part is to not get discouraged or decide that I don't care, says the Lord. I know everything about you, and I understand your needs. I am with you and for you; it is not in My nature to ignore you. Be still, quiet your soul, and wait in faith. The answers will come. Matthew 6:8 ...your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.
July 29, 2016: This is a time when you should reflect on how you handled your most recent challenge. Did you get afraid and lose your composure? Or, did you quietly stand on your foundation of faith and trust Me to bring you through? How you responded will tell you something about where you are spiritually and could lead the way to victory in the future. Be honest with yourself, says the Lord. Colossians 1:21-23 And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight—if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.
July 28, 2016: Watch for flesh reactions that open the door to the enemy; he is always looking for an opportunity to establish discouragement, hopelessness, and disability in your life. Defeat him at the first sign of his work, or he will work to defeat you at every turn. Remember that I am greater than he is, says the Lord, and when you abide in Me you are also greater. 1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
July 27, 2016: If you will come into My rest and find the peace that I provide, I will be able to show you the things that hinder you. I will reveal places of bondage that were established long ago that you have not yet released yourself from. I will show you the way to a level of freedom that you have yet to attain, says the Lord. James 1:25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
July 26, 2016: Refuse to allow the issues of life to overtake and debilitate you. I have given you the power to overcome every attack of the enemy, even that which has the potential of taking you down. Be strong. Move in the direction of breakthrough in every situation, says the Lord. Know that I am with you to strengthen you. Romans 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
July 25, 2016: I see your heart and know your desires for true relationship with Me, says the Lord. Your faithfulness to Me and My people will be rewarded with My presence. Refuse to be distracted from spiritual pursuit. Stay on course and be steadfast. Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
July 24: Rise above the clamor and turmoil in the world around you and see that I have put a fresh hunger in you. This is not a natural hunger but one that can only be satisfied by My word and the revelation that comes from seeking My face, says the Lord. It is as soft as a light breeze and as refreshing as a rain shower, so you will have to be quiet enough to discern this work and yield to it. Come to Me and be renewed. Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
July 22, 2016: You are in the third wave of the storm that began some time ago. Just when you think you can move on, you can't. The storm is for the purpose of giving you opportunities to deal with issues in your life that prevent spiritual elevation. Look beyond the raging storm to see what is keeping you from living and walking in the Spirit, says the Lord. Matthew 7:24-27 "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall."
July 21, 2016: Watch for new opportunities that could bring variety and interest to your life. However, not every opportunity will be right for you. You must exercise discernment to know what is right for you and what is not. Choosing that which is right will enhance your life and give it fuller meaning as opposed to being a burden, says the Lord. Choose well. Hebrews 5:14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
July 20, 2016: I have brought you this far, and I will take you the rest of the way, says the Lord. Be who you are, and do not try to be something you are not. Allow My character and nature to be developed in you. It is more important than ever for you, My people, to exemplify spiritual reality and represent Me in a tangible way. Be true to yourself and others. Ephesians 6:24 Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity.
July 19, 2016: Be watchful, and don't let your guard down even when you experience a time of relative peace and quiet. The enemy will exploit your vulnerabilities when you least expect it. Stay strong and exercise spiritual discernment in all things, says the Lord. 1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
July 18, 2016: The decisions that you make in the coming days and weeks will have extraordinary influence. Give careful consideration to your choices at this time and rely on Me, says the Lord, to give you the wisdom necessary to secure your position both spiritually and naturally. 1 Thessalonians 5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.
July 17: You are on a path that is unfamiliar and at times seems very precarious, but you must not be afraid. I am leading you and directing your steps. Open your eyes and see how far you have come. Don't stop here, for you still have a ways to go. The path is narrowing and demands more of you than you thought you could possibly endure. But, with Me all things are possible, says the Lord. Keep pressing on. Psalms 18:33 He makes my feet like the feet of deer, and sets me on my high places.
July 15, 2016: The demands on your time and energy have made you feel scattered, and you would do well to take inventory to define what is really important to you. You may have to let go of things that are unnecessary and that reduce your level of effectiveness. Deliberately prioritize your to-do list in order to preserve your peace of mind, says the Lord. Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
July 14, 2016: Take the time you need to rejuvenate and gain strength. The storms have been relentless and difficult. But, you have been able to find shelter and a place of safety in Me. Continue to return to your safe haven in times of trouble. I am your safe habitation, says the Lord. Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
July 13, 2016: Establish yourself in a position of eternal perspective. Your values and activities should reflect your spiritual commitment. Never lose sight of who you really are. Your relationship with Me is the solid foundation on which you build your life and future, and it is the only place of safety in the storms of life, says the Lord. Matthew 7:24-27 "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall."
July 12, 2016: I see your heart, and I know that you are feeling a little disoriented and lost. World conditions and the tragedy of man's inhumanity to man is disconcerting to say the least, but you must find your place of peace and safety in Me, says the Lord. Your strength comes from your relationship with Me as you walk in spiritual reality. Make a difference where you can by extending kindness to others. Ephesians 4:32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you.
July 11, 2016: I make all things possible to those who really believe. I speak of those whose faith has been activated and there is no doubt, unbelief or fear. When you are afraid and live in worry, your faith in Me is thwarted, says the Lord. Remind yourself of My goodness. Mark 9:23 Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes."
July 10: Be aware of an attack from the enemy to try to establish discouragement that would undermine your effectiveness. The main goal will be to cause you to become disheartened and to give up. But, I tell you truly that you are closer to breakthrough than you know. Refuse this attempt to weaken you, and stand strong in your faith and resolve to overcome, says the Lord. Victory is assured. James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
July 8, 2016: Examine yourself to see where your faith is. I tell you truthfully that many who think they are in faith are actually in presumption. Your faith must be solid and real so that you are not merely hoping, but knowing. There is no doubt or fear in faith. There is no speculation in faith, says the Lord. Psalms 19:13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and I shall be innocent of great transgression.
July 7, 2016: For those who have been dedicated and obedient to what I have asked, you are very close to moving into new spiritual territory. It will be a level of understanding the mysteries of My kingdom and the wisdom to proceed with greater power and anointing, says the Lord. In the meanwhile, stay quiet and be alert. 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!
July 6, 2016: You may have experienced a setback, but you must not allow isolated incidents to bring spiritual confusion. Your instinct is to exaggerate the significance of a personal affront instead of just taking it in stride. The world is not perfect, you are not perfect, and people around you are not perfect. Give yourself and others a break, says the Lord. Trust Me to bring you to a place of wholeness. Psalms 138:8 The LORD will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever; do not forsake the works of Your hands.
July 5, 2016: Position yourself to receive and walk in the new anointing that has just been released. It is available to you, but you must access it by faith. This anointing is for the purpose of making you more aware spiritually in order to fulfill more completely all that I have given you to accomplish, says the Lord. This anointing will cause you to be more effective in kingdom work. Romans 5:1-2 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
July 4, 2016: In a vision I saw a door across the room. It was shut, but there was such a bright light on the other side of the door that the cracks around the door framed it. It was very inviting. And, I heard the Lord say, "Open the door to bring light and life. Do not stay in the darkness of present circumstances. Allow My light to bring the next revelation and the wisdom that follows into your life in a more powerful way." Ephesians 5:13 But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.
July 3: Beloved, don't despise the process. There are still things I want to bring forth from your life that have not yet matured. Discern and refuse the temptation to be intolerant or impatient. This progression will take time to develop, so settle that factor as part of your pattern of advancement. Don't be in a hurry; savor the moments that bring revelation and spiritual growth, says the Lord. Your harvest is undeniable. Mark 4:26-29 And He said, "The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how. For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head. But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come."
July 1, 2016: Consider your vulnerabilities--those places in you that can be exploited. You must protect yourself to keep others from taking unrighteous advantage of you. You can do this by hiding yourself in Me, says the Lord. When you live in the Spirit, you will have the necessary discernment to see trouble before it comes. Ephesians 6:13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Faith Tabernacle of Kremmling
Bill and Marsha Burns
P. O. Box 1148
Kremmling, Colorado 80459
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