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 T

Prophetic Word for 2017--The Bamboo House


March 2017

March 28, 2017:  I heard the word "obsequious" in my spirit.  Then, I heard the Lord say, "Compliance to My word is to your advantage.  I have set definitive boundaries through My written word by which you can thrive and prosper if you will be obedient.  Set yourself to be a doer and not just a hearer, and you will find yourself in safe and blessed habitations."  James 1:23-25  For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 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.

March 27, 2017:  You are about to shift from what you deemed important, or even vital to your life, to a value system that reflects spiritual reality more completely.  The shift will be subtle enough that you might not be aware of it until some time passes.  You are receiving spiritual training through the things you suffer and have suffered.  Do not lose balance in this time, says the Lord.  Hebrews 5:8 though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.

March 26:  In a vision I saw a giraffe with its long neck stretched up to eat the most delicate and scrumptious new growth at the top of a tree.  And, like the giraffe, we are stretching way up to devour the fresh word of truth by the Spirit.  And, I heard the Lord say:  Don't stop reaching.  This is a time of excitement and revelation that will bring new spiritual experience, which will need to be defined and stabilized by My Word, says the Lord.  2 Timothy 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

March 24, 2017:  Take a breath and regroup.  Evaluate your life experience according to what has worked and what has not.  This evaluation will bring understanding and perspective.  Then, you can make necessary adjustments to bring order.  You cannot prosper in all things when you overlook aspects of your life that create chaos and result in destruction.  Make changes that will be beneficial, says the Lord.  3 John 1:2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

March 23, 2017:  Refuse the temptation to get discouraged.  Discouragement will kill your faith faster than anything, but you must stay strong in your mental attitude and in faith.  Refresh yourself in the truth of My Word, which is still for you today.  Life conditions and circumstances can lead you away from your relationship with Me, says the Lord, unless you stay strong spiritually.  Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

March 22, 2017:  You will begin to see small but significant breakthroughs in various areas of your life, which will lead to complete freedom, says the Lord.  Do not discount your progress.  Your forward momentum will  consist of a series of small steps that will ultimately lead to success.  I will show you the path to victory.  Matthew 7:7 "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you."

March 21, 2017:  Beloved, I want you to know that I will give you wisdom in every situation.  Refuse to dwell on things that cause you to be fearful or anxious, and look to My promises that will bolster faith in My ability to keep you safe, says the Lord.  Faith is your most precious possession.  Psalms 4:8 I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

March 20, 2017:  I have encouraged you to leave the past behind so that you can move into the next phase of your life.  Now, I tell you that those things that you needed to let go of and yet still cling to will become an anchor to your soul.  You must deliberately choose to release that which no longer serves your best interests.  Be free from all that could become bondage, says the Lord.  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.

March 19:  Beloved, I am doing an internal work in you to show you the way of walking in the Spirit.  There is a place of certainty already established in you where you can express spiritual reality in power.  But, you must do it internally before you can manifest it externally, says the Lord.  Luke 6:45 "A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks."

March 17, 2017:  When nothing around you seems stable, come to Me.  Remember that your stability originates spiritually and filters down to your sense of well-being naturally.  You must press into the place of peace that only comes from My presence, says the Lord.  Refuse to allow your feelings of instability to dictate your responses.  Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

March 16, 2017:  Evaluate your priorities and deliberately and carefully consider and weigh your options for moving forward.  Choose according to the path that will allow for a clear conscience, moral excellence, and spiritual growth.  Allow My Spirit to be your guide and to establish you on higher ground  in righteousness, says the Lord.  Come out of every sort of darkness into the light of life.  Titus 1:15 To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled.

March 15, 2017:  To those who have struggled to break through difficult circumstances and dark times of the soul, you will be able to step into the light with a fresh, new beginning.  The effort that you put forth at this time to gain that freedom will all be worth it.  You can now look forward with a new and hopeful perspective, says the Lord.  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.

March 14, 2017:  Watch for opportunities to extricate yourself from hindrances that have kept you from achieving your short-term destiny.  Be willing to let go of problems of the past and reach forward to new possibilities that will cause your soul to prosper, says the Lord.  If you can do this successfully, you will be delighted with the new version of your life.  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 13, 2017:  In your efforts to let go of the past and move on, you must be cognizant of the fact that I am going before you to prepare the way.  So, it will be to your advantage to allow Me to lead you into all that I have prepared for you and not get ahead of Me through impatience.  My timing is perfect, and I know where I am taking you, says the Lord.  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.

March 12:  The restlessness that you are beginning to experience is the moving of My Spirit to wake you up spiritually and bring you to a new level of awareness.  It would be a mistake to try to satisfy this sense of boredom externally by trying to satisfy the flesh.  Rather, I would have you to pay closer attention to spiritual activity, says the Lord, and discern what I am doing.  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.

March 10, 2017:  Many of you, My people, feel as though you have stagnated and have no ability to move beyond your current difficulties.  I tell you honestly that it is not your ability that matters; it is the strength of your faith in My ability to do what you cannot.  You must stop relying on your own efforts and common sense and begin to rely on Me, says the Lord.  Rise up to walk and live in the Spirit.  Luke 1:37 "For with God nothing will be impossible."

March 9, 2017:  Keep your emotions in check and stand fearless in the face of adversity.  Fear is the antithesis of faith and will interfere with your ability to trust Me, says the Lord.  Know that I am for you and that I will give you the wisdom necessary to lead you out of your current quagmire.  You will again stand on solid spiritual ground, says the Lord.  Psalm 18:19 He also brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me.

March 8, 2017:  You have endured everything from inconvenience to hardship with every circumstance lending to the understanding of life, people and yourself.  The lessons learned have been invaluable and ultimately have had the potential of making you stronger than you have ever been as you trust Me in all things.  You are truly being transformed into My image, says the Lord.  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.

March 7, 2017:  Set a watch over your mind and emotions so that you don't get carried away from truth and reality.  You must be quiet enough to perceive and discern spiritually so that you know what I am doing and where I am taking you, says the Lord.  That which the enemy has meant to be evil or harmful to you, I will turn to your benefit.  Make every effort to get in the flow of My Spirit.  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.

March 6, 2017:  Be strong and stay steady.  You have been in a time of sifting and sorting to know the difference between what is vital for you to retain and what needs to be discarded.  Much of what you are hanging on to will soon be shown to be detrimental to your spiritual well-being and growth.  You must decide what is necessary to your existence both now and in the days to come, says the Lord.  Choose wisely.  2 Peter 3:18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever.

March 5:  You, My people, are on the verge of breaking through into higher ground.  It is as though you have been sleeping, and you are trying to wake up and open your eyes.  You are just now being stirred to greater awareness of the spiritual realm and activity.  Press through this period of virtual hibernation with the strength of your desire to come higher, says the Lord. The time is now.  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.

March 3, 2017:  Now is the time to be encouraged by renewing yourself in the truth of My Word.  Bolster your faith by reminding yourself what you believe and why you believe it.  Your mind and heart need to be cleansed from the doubt and unbelief that keep you from receiving the benefits brought about by strong faith, says the Lord.    James 1:6-8 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.  For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

March 2, 2017:  Everything that you have had to face and deal with in recent weeks and months has been for the purpose of revealing your heart as you take advantage of opportunities to make necessary changes.  If you will stop for a moment and review how far you have come, you will see that you have grown spiritually.  You have also learned to rely on Me more completely, says the Lord.  Psalms 92:12 The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

March 1, 2017:  Set yourself to be strong and steady.  There are many things that can take you off course if you allow them to.  Refuse to react to circumstances instead of giving careful consideration before you respond.  Keep yourself in safety by allowing Me to direct your steps, says the Lord.  Psalms 119:133 Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me.

 
February 2017

February 28, 2017:  The struggle has been daunting, but you have persevered.  You have been tested and found to be tried-and-true.  You have learned some valuable lessons and been able to make adjustments that you otherwise would not have made.  And, your position has been strengthened, says the Lord.  Stand strong in your faith.  Proverbs 17:3 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests the hearts.

February 27, 2017:  Discouragement and hopelessness will derail you from being on track with My Spirit, says the Lord.  Refuse to allow your emotions to take you down.  Bolster yourself in the kind of faith that defeats doubt and unbelief.  The enemy would have you question the reality of My kingdom and the power of My presence.  I am real and My word is true!  1 Samuel 12:24 "Only fear the LORD, and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you."

February 26:  Pay attention to the flow of My Spirit, for I am taking you on a journey that will change your spiritual life.  I am causing a separation between religious tradition and truth that comes from walking and living in the Spirit.  Bondage comes from religious exercise, but liberty comes only in the Spirit.   You will be transformed if you will be sensitive to this work and yield to what I am doing in, around, and through you, says the Lord.   2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

February 24, 2017:  You have come through a very difficult time in many ways, but there were lessons to learn as well as opportunities to overcome adversity.  You do not have to be a victim of life's circumstances.  I have called you to be victorious through righteous responses.  Simplicity and strength is the result of your efforts to make changes and establish yourself in new positions, says the Lord.  Romans 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

February 23, 2017:  Exercise your will to discipline your thoughts and emotions.  You have the ability to bring yourself under control--even under the control of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Only from that position will you find peace and a sense of well-being.  Quiet your soul, and let Me lead you out of turmoil and sorrow.  I am your help in times of trouble.  Psalms 9:9 The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

February 22, 2017:  Many of you, My people, need to extricate yourself from the past and begin again.  Start over on a foundation of righteousness and peace.  The things that have held you back are things that you must let go of before you can move on.  Examine your attachment to that which is not good for you and see if pride is an underlying factor.  Humility is necessary to progression, says the Lord.  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."

February 21, 2017:  Beloved, I am calling you to step into a place in the Spirit where freedom and joy become a reality in your life.  Remember that what you think is of utmost importance because your thoughts will emerge into  actuality.  You cannot continue to live in fear and have a good outcome.  You must walk in the truth of My word by faith, says the Lord, so that you can inherit My promises.  Proverbs 23:7a For as he [a man] thinks in his heart, so is he.

February 20, 2017:  In a vision I was standing by a river, and there was a foggy mist rising from the water.  The Lord said, "You are continuing in the flow of My Spirit, but the path ahead of you is still shrouded in mystery.  You cannot see far enough ahead to see where you are going.  However, you can trust Me to move you into your perfect destiny.  Stay the course."   Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.

February 19:  You've taken a pretty big hit as the enemy has done his best to take you down.  But, that is not the end of the story.  Your faith has prevailed, and truth has overcome lies.  Let your heart be strengthened in victory over the devil's plans.  You will continue to overcome as long as you keep the faith and eternal perspective, says the Lord.  Press through!  Isaiah 42:13 The LORD shall go forth like a mighty man; He shall stir up His zeal like a man of war. He shall cry out, yes, shout aloud; He shall prevail against His enemies.

February 17, 2017:  You live in precarious times, and it is more important than ever that you live in the Spirit.  Be alert and aware of the schemes of the enemy.  I am your refuge and place of safety at all times.  Trust Me to expose the danger around you and to keep you from harm, says the Lord.  Psalm 91:9  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.

February 16, 2017:  Get focused and stay focused.  Refuse to allow anyone or anything to distract you from the importance of what you have been given to do.  Chaos abounds as mental and emotional whirlwinds rage around you.  But, you must establish yourself in the peace that surpasses understanding, says the Lord.  Be strong and calm.  Hosea 8:7 "They sow the wind, and reap the whirlwind. The stalk has no bud; it shall never produce meal. If it should produce, aliens would swallow it up."

February 15, 2017:  Pull in your wandering thoughts by being aware of your mental process.  Bring your soul under the authority of Christ in every situation.  It is important for you to actually walk and live in the Spirit instead of allowing your flesh to rule.  Rise up in the spiritual realm and yield to My leading, says the Lord.  I want to keep you in the safety of My presence.  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.

February 14, 2017:  You have been in a whirlwind of circumstances, which caused you to rethink your position on several fronts.  That flurry is virtually over, and you can now begin to stabilize.  My desire is for you to further develop spiritual discernment.  This will be a key element in your progression, says the Lord.  I will speak to those who have ears to hear.  Mark 4:9 And He said to them, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear!"

February 13, 2017:  When you are faced with opposition, take the time to examine yourself to understand your own culpability instead of escalating from opposition to division.  Your sense of pride and need to be right will cause you to fight for the victim position.  But, I want you to be honest with yourself and be established in a righteous position before Me, says the Lord.  Romans 12:19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord.

February 12:  Let faith rule and reign in every circumstance.  Refuse to allow fear to have any place of control.  Hold on to what you know, and I will hear your prayer and answer when you call.  I will give divine direction that leads to spiritual perfection.  You will see My glory and be amazed, says the Lord.  I am your stronghold, your fortress, your high tower and safe harbor.  I am your Rock!  Psalms 31:3 For You are my rock and my fortress; therefore, for Your name’s sake, lead me and guide me.

February 10, 2017:  Settle down and refuse to allow stress to rule.  You must deliberately seek to be at peace in your circumstances and with yourself.  This will allow you to be at peace with Me as well, says the Lord.  I remind you again that you are not alone.  I give wisdom and direction every time you ask, so let go of your tendency to try to be self-sufficient.  Be one with Me.  Proverbs 9:10  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

February 9, 2017:  Draw near to Me, says the Lord.  I am calling forth a people who will order their steps according to divine wisdom and who will live in righteousness.  Examine yourself to see with clarity your attitudes and motivations, especially those that keep you from being one with Me.  And, be willing to let go of everything that hinders purity of heart.  Psalm 24:3-5  Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

February 8, 2017:  Choose to move forward, and leave that which is redundant behind.  There are things in your life that you need to let go of because they are no longer relevant to where you are now.  These are circumstances, issues, and associations that no longer fulfill a useful purpose in your life.  That which you refuse to leave behind will become an anchor that will hold you back spiritually, says the Lord.  Psalm 119:63  I am a companion of all who fear You, and of those who keep Your precepts.

February 7, 2017:  You are still working out the kinks in the process of transitioning out of the old era and entering the new order.  Take your challenges in stride while maintaining a sense of stability.  I will give you the grace and peace to do all that is necessary.  I will show you the way, says the Lord.  You are moving from complexity into simplicity.  2 Corinthians 1:12 For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience that we conducted ourselves in the world in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God, and more abundantly toward you.

February 6, 2017:  Keep your heart by deliberately walking in the way of righteousness and peace.  You are My representative to those around you, some of whom will only see Me through your attitudes and motivations, says the Lord.  Let My Spirit manifest through you.  Proverbs 4:23-26  Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.  Put away from you a deceitful mouth, and put perverse lips far from you.  Let your eyes look straight ahead, and your eyelids look right before you.  Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established.

February 5:  There are things that will demand your attention and things that need to be adjusted to function properly.  Your test is to determine whether or not you will get frustrated with the process, which will make things worse, or trust Me to give the wisdom you need to establish the necessary order.  You must take the time required to accomplish what is set before you as a necessary step to be taken before you can proceed, says the Lord.  John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

February 3, 2017:  You have faced opposition, and you have opportunities to respond in ways that are not pleasing in My sight, says the Lord.  I would have you be righteous in all things and to choose to forgive and treat everyone with love and kindness regardless of injustice.  Make choices that will reap a blessing instead of a curse.  Luke 6:35 "But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil."

February 2, 2017:  I understand that it seems like you have been in a complex maze and that finding your way has been frustrating at times.  You are very close to the end of this particularly difficult time, and I want you to be aware that I have been preparing the way before you and leading you along the way.  Take the time to look back and acknowledge the miraculous events of that journey, says the Lord.  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.

February 1, 2017:  Find the place in your life where you are in sync with the moving of My Spirit, and then you will be led and directed to do all that is in My heart for you.  This is true surrender.  If you are not yielded fully to My purposes for you, there will be opposition and roadblocks as a sign that you need to make adjustments in your relationship with Me, says the Lord.  Psalm 119:133 Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me.


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


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