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."

 

 

DECEMBER 2014

December 1, 2014:  Come out from the darkness that has kept you from being all you can be in My kingdom, says the Lord.  Let all oppression become a thing of the past.  Move into the realm of liberty and be free to allow My Spirit to move you from victory to victory.  Truly, many of you have been laboring under unnecessary burdens; let Me take them from you.  Matthew 11:30 "For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

December 2, 2014:  It is more important than ever that you actually live in Me and become aware of pitfalls.  There is a myriad of distractions that could take you off course if you aren't paying attention.  Establish good priorities so that you can remain spiritually connected.  Do nothing apart from the moving of My Spirit, says the Lord.  John 15:4 "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me."

December 3, 2014:  Watch for and take advantage of opportunities to walk in freedom, unrestrained by things that put you down.  I not only speak of your personal liberty, but of your ability to set others free.  If you are to live free from the tyranny of others, you must also be willing to release those who you have had the power to control.  Let go of all bondage, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

December 4, 2014:  Rise up above worldly view--away from your cares and burdens--and seek Me.  For, surely I will be found by you, says the Lord.  True wisdom comes from My Spirit and not from the earth.  Do not invest your life and energy in that which is temporary, but live now in eternity by abiding in Me.  Allow the process of spiritual transformation to take place in your life now.  James 3:13-18  Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. 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. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

December 5, 2014:  Refuse to give up or let up; keep pushing against the powers of darkness until you have complete breakthrough.  I have made a way of perfection in every circumstance.  But, you must stay in the flow of My Spirit.  This is a time when you need to mind your own business and maintain good boundaries for yourself and others.  Stay within the confines of righteous authority, says the Lord.  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.

December 8, 2014:  Be diligent to do all that you have been given to accomplish.  This is not a time to slack off or procrastinate.  To do so would get you out of the flow of My Spirit.  Stay present with Me, and I will give you supernatural ability to perform even the most difficult of tasks, says the Lord.  Be strong and overcome.  Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

December 9, 2014:  You are in the early stages--the very beginning of the current spiritual season.  And, you can barely tell a difference from the last season; the changes are imperceptible.  But, the subtleties are important and powerful.  Take the time to evaluate what has occurred in the past two months, and you will see more clearly the significance of what I am doing in your life, says the Lord.  Zechariah 4:10 For who has despised the day of small things?

December 10, 2014:  Your recent situations have been a testing ground.  This is a prime time for you to learn from your mistakes as well as from the things you have done right.  Pay attention to the hardships and the victories.  Both are equally important to your spiritual positioning.  My desire is for you to see and understand the difference between walking in the Spirit and living in the flesh, says the Lord.  Romans 5:3-4  And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.

December 11, 2014:  Although things have not worked out exactly as you had envisioned or hoped, there are valuable lessons in the process.  There are adjustments to be made in your actions and expectations that will be necessary to re-establish yourself in divine order, says the Lord.  Be flexible and wait for My wisdom before you forge ahead.  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.

December 12, 2014:  When you are facing difficulties and disappointments, remember who you are--where you came from and who you belong to, says the Lord.  I have chosen you and called you by your name, and you belong to Me.  I am the King of Glory.  You are being transformed into My image.  Do not live beneath your station, but live by grace in My kingdom.  Isaiah 51:1 "Listen to Me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek the LORD: Look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the hole of the pit from which you were dug."

December 15, 2014:  This is a time of renewal when you need to consider renewing commitments of all kinds.  Don't overlook the necessity of giving attention to this process that will improve, repair, and assure success.  Your deliberate consideration will result in a greater sense of order, says the Lord, and will also renew your spiritual strength.  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.

December 16, 2014:  Cream always rises to the top.  If you will allow Me, I will lead you into areas of expression that will reveal your innermost being and allow your strengths and giftings to rise up and pour out.  But, you must refrain from fantasy in order to allow your true nature to shine.  Stay honest with yourself and refuse the temptation to exaggerate or embellish who you are, says the Lord.  Humility will look good on you.  Psalms 34:2 My soul shall make its boast in the LORD; the humble shall hear of it and be glad.

December 17, 2014:  I hear many of you, My people, asking, "When will you come, Lord?"  I understand your dismay at world conditions and the spiritual darkness that covers the earth, but the end is not yet.  What you must know is that I am with you in the realm of the Spirit and that I will not leave you.  I will guide you and give wisdom and the ability to gain the victory over the powers of darkness.  It is a great asset to be in My kingdom and to have access through faith to all that I have made available to you, says the Lord.  Be encouraged.  Romans 5:1-4 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.  And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.


NOVEMBER 2014

November 3, 2014:  I am dealing with areas in your life that represent insecurity.  Examine yourself to find those places that need to be submitted to Me for healing and restoration.  It is time for you to be done with feeling inferior and condemned.  Take your rightful place in My kingdom and be who you were designed to be, says the Lord.  I will help you!  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.

November 4, 2014:  You are in a time of heightened awareness.  It will be possible for you to perceive things that you normally would not discern.  However, you will have to position yourself to pay attention if you are going to notice and realize the nuances of your surroundings in this season, says the Lord.  I will give you the ability, but you must exercise it.  Ephesians 5:14 Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light."

November 5, 2014:  Be aware of the opportunities that come to make changes in the most basic part of your life.  I am calling to the core of your being to be transformed completely to reflect My nature and values.  It is a work of purity that can only take place through absolute, spiritual surrender.  It will require a renovation of your own value system as you prioritize according to that which will withstand the test of time, says the Lord.  Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

November 6, 2014:   Examine the things that are not working in your life and circumstances.  Your first instinctive reaction to finding something wrong is to overreact.   But, instead of making broad, sweeping changes you would be wise to begin with small, incremental adjustments that will not throw you off balance.  Be strong and remain steadfast in truth and in the things that are working for you, says the Lord.  Galatians 6:4 But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

November 7, 2014:  Take a stand for truth, and do what is right and good in every situation.  Refuse to allow the enemy to draw you away from a place of conscious awareness of purity.  Let there be no compromise of morality and righteous intention, says the Lord.  You are Mine; you belong to Me.  I want you to be a living, breathing example of life in the Spirit.  Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthyŚmeditate on these things.

November 10, 2014:  If you pay attention, you will know that I am showing you ways to improve your circumstances that will ultimately result in a better quality of life.  I am revealing things that need to be changed and can be changed that will be very beneficial to you, says the Lord.  However, this benefit will not come if you do not do what is necessary.  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."

November 11, 2014:  Beloved, I want to be able to mold you into My image and for you to so completely surrender that we are truly one.  My desire is to be able to hold you much like a potter holds and shapes clay, says the Lord.  I have much to do on the earth.  Will you be an instrument of My purposes without considering your own goals and personal desires?  I have called, but it is up to you to answer the call.  Isaiah 64:8 But now, O LORD, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our potter; and all we are the work of Your hand.

November 12, 2014:  To know good from evil has been given to you through discernment, and I would have you always do what is right and just.  But, I also desire that you help one another when you have opportunity and the ability to do so.  You are My hands extended in support and My mouth to give encouragement and wisdom to those in need.  You are My ambassadors, says the Lord.  Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?

November 13, 2014:  It is good to have a plan, but you must also be willing to scrap your good ideas and change course for the sake of staying in the flow of the Spirit, says the Lord.  Be sensitive to My leading as I take you on a path that you have not known nor understood.  There are things that you must experience in order to learn more of My kingdom and purposes, says the Lord.  Be flexible.  1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written: "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him."

November 14, 2014:  When you face life's dilemmas refuse to allow frustration or discouragement to have any part in your process of finding solutions.  Rather, quiet your thoughts and emotions and seek Me for wisdom.  You can accomplish nothing when you find yourself in turmoil.  But, I will show you the way out of impossibility, says the Lord.  Put your trust in Me, for I am the God of possibilities.  Psalms 18:30 As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.

November 17, 2014:  Take a moment to look back and gain perspective of how far you have come and how much you have grown.  Enjoy that moment, but use it as a measuring line of how much further you can go if you set your heart again on your spiritual journey on the earth.  There is much for you to do in the days ahead, and I am preparing you to fulfill your kingdom purpose, says the Lord.  Psalms 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.

November 18, 2014:  In a vision I saw a man clearing the rubble from a brick wall that had been destroyed, and when I looked beyond the wall I saw a city in ruins and a few people working to clear the rubble.  And, I heard the Lord say, "This is a picture of the church, which has been ravaged and lies in ruins.  I call to the remnant to clean up the mess and rebuild according to My plumbline and standards.  It will be a great and lasting work." 
Hosea 6:1  Come, and let us return to the LORD; for He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up.

November 19, 2014:  Beloved, your prayers for wisdom, direction, and breakthrough have come up before Me, says the Lord.  I have heard and answered your request, and you will soon see your situation become more transparent and understandable.  Things will begin to unfold and what you need to do next will suddenly become obvious as I make a way where there seemed to be no 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.

November 20, 2014:  Chaos, confusion and despair are signs of the enemy at work in your environment.  Refuse to allow anything to interrupt your peace and faith.  You will need to be calm and quiet internally and allow My presence and power to permeate your atmosphere.  Stand your ground and maintain all that is good, says the Lord.  Isaiah 32:18 My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.

November 21, 2014:  Many things have captured your attention and divided your resources.  If you become aware of what is happening, you will see that there are spiritual lessons to be learned from each event and from the people around you.  There are tidbits of wisdom that were dropped along the way that you now need to pick up again and acknowledge before you can move on, says the Lord.  Be alert.  James 1:2-4  My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

November 24, 2014:  You have made great progress, but this is not a time to let up.  Keep doing what you know is right to do, and you will achieve your goal as well as My plan and purpose for you, says the Lord.  Do not hold back.  I will continue to direct you and help you rise up to your full potential.  Psalms 16:11 You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

November 25, 2014:  Identify specifically the issues that are causing trouble for you.  Do what is necessary to correct those things that you have power to do something about.  Let Me give you the wisdom to know what you can do.  Then, trust Me with the rest.  I can do what you cannot.  Deliberately bring these issues to Me and release them, says the Lord.  Have faith!  Mark 11:22 So Jesus answered and said to them, "Have faith in God.

November 26, 2014:  Stay calm and be at peace as you begin to sort out the details of current situations.  Ask, and I will give you the wisdom to know how to handle every problem as well as potential difficulties.  Allow My light to dawn in the darkness of your soul, for I will certainly give you the revelation necessary to break through, says the Lord, but you must trust Me.  Psalms 112:4 Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness; He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

November 27, 2014:  It is imperative that you maintain your spiritual position and refuse to allow anyone or anything to distract you from your commitment to My purposes.  I would have you constantly reach to be holy and to be an example of light and right.  I have given you the tools and the ability to serve with integrity in the Kingdom, says the Lord.  Leviticus 20:26   And you shall be holy to Me, for I the LORD am holy, and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be Mine.

November 28, 2014:  Let forgiveness rule in your heart towards all who have insulted you or used and abused you.  It is only pride that keeps you from releasing their sins against you.  Be filled with My Spirit and allow His fruit to manifest fully in you, says the Lord.  Walk in the perfection of peace and come to a position in the Spirit that is safe and secure.  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.


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


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