SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND
by Marsha Burns
"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 2013 --
December 2, 2013: You are going to experience a sharp learning curve, for I am teaching you and showing you new things that will be necessary in the days ahead. Be flexible and willing to go where I direct you and do what is before you in the way of progression. Never doubt for a moment that I am with you every step of the way and that I will give wisdom when you ask, says the Lord. 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.
December 3, 2013: Let My peace be the constant in your life so that when peace is disturbed you make the proper adjustments. Spiritual reality must be your priority rather than the chaos of the world and world systems. Peace will be the result of putting your trust in Me, says the Lord. Know that I am for you and with you to bring you through every difficulty. Stay close. Philippians 4:7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
December 4, 2013: You must do the work required to come into order in every phase and function of your life. I have provided the avenue for you to be in My flow spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and in your circumstances, but you have to do your part and cooperate with My work. This requires concentrated effort and spiritual focus, which you are well able to do if you want to, says the Lord. Be diligent. John 7:38 "He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water."
December 5, 2013: The process of restoration has begun. Move with it in faith that what has begun will come to a full completion. Trust Me to help you move forward with strength and in the power of My Spirit, says the Lord. Refuse to allow fear to derail your progress. Stand unwavering and be resolute. Deuteronomy 3:24 O Lord GOD, You have begun to show Your servant Your greatness and Your mighty hand, for what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do anything like Your works and Your mighty deeds?
December 6, 2013: If you will release the issues of life and trust Me, I will release you from bondage. And, you will experience more spiritual freedom than you ever thought possible. It is My desire that you be absolutely free--free to be all that I have created you to be and to do all that I have called you to do. Let go and be free, says the Lord. You will never be the same. Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.
December 9, 2013: Distraction is your enemy. You must work twice as hard as in any other season to keep your spiritual focus. Refuse to give in to the noise and the frantic pull of obligations. Stay quiet and maintain composure. Do whatever it takes to gain eternal perspective, and separate yourself from everything that steals spiritual life and vitality, says the Lord. You belong to Me! 2 Peter 1:3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue.
December 10, 2013: Stay the course. Continue
to move ahead at a steady pace with your eyes fixed on your destination.
Refuse to be drawn away from that which is vitally important to your spiritual
well-being. Even as many things demand your attention and resources, you
must continually guard your heart, says the Lord. Maintain integrity and
be true to yourself. Psalms 26:11 But as for me, I will walk in my
integrity; redeem me and be merciful to me.
NOVEMBER 2013 --
November 1, 2013: Things are not always as they seem. Take care not to presume or make assumptions based on what you see or don't see. This will only lead you down the path of error and inappropriate mental and emotional responses. Rest in what you know to be reality both in the spiritual realm and in the natural realm. Maintain and protect your faith in Me, says the Lord. I will lead you in the way of truth. 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.
November 4, 2013: Many of you have experienced somewhat of a lull, which seems like stagnation. But, this has been a time for you to rest and regroup. It has not been a time for you to get lazy spiritually, however. I want you to be alert and use your discernment so that you have greater depth and understanding of your spiritual environment, says the Lord. 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.
November 5, 2013: Beloved, I have set you on a course that will result in a more intimate relationship with Me, says the Lord. You will begin to notice greater clarity and precision in your walk in the Spirit, not to mention a deeper understanding of My purposes for you. But, this "walk", and progression will be one step at a time as you deal with bringing everything that I show you into perfect order. Luke 9:57 Now it happened as they journeyed on the road, that someone said to Him, "Lord, I will follow You wherever You go."
November 6, 2013: I was in the Spirit, and I heard what sounded like groaning, creaking, and expanding. These sounds came from what looked like a dark sphere. As the groaning continued, light began to pierce the darkness with pencil-thin rays to reveal cobwebs and dust from times of neglect. I could feel air currents in a swirling pattern like a gentle breeze begin to renew the atmosphere. There was a freshness--newness of life--that was almost crisp; bringing order, perfection and precision. Yet, a deep internal work in our very foundation continued. After some time, the dark sphere gave way to full light and a palpable presence of God surrounded by His angels--bright, holy, righteous! It was incredibly refreshing, and I could smell the sweet fragrance of our Lord. The call of His Spirit went out to urge us to yield to His work that is beyond what we can now comprehend; to go higher and yet deeper in spiritual awareness and submission. Romans 8:22-25 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.
November 7, 2013: Watch out for negative thoughts and feelings, which could undermine not only your faith but righteousness. It is imperative that you strive to maintain purity of the soul in order to walk in the Spirit. This is a choice. When you choose to activate self-control, you will not regret your decision. Stay focused, and refuse to be distracted with the chaos around you, says the Lord. Trust Me to help you stay on course. 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 8, 2013: Beloved, I would have you bring light and truth to all aspects of your being and living. Generate life in every interaction and conversation. Spiritual darkness covers the earth and deep darkness the people, but you have seen the Light. By your faith you have pierced the darkness. Let your light shine, says the Lord. 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.
November 11, 2013: If you are in a conundrum and do not know what to do, seek Me for wisdom and direction. Trust that I will show you the way. As you reflect on times past when you got off track, you will be able to see more clearly the errors in thought and feelings that misled you, says the Lord. Be willing to change your methods of operation. Isaiah 48:17 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, Who teaches you to profit, Who leads you by the way you should go."
November 12, 2013: Be sensitive and discerning. I will show you errors in judgment by revealing presumption, and I will show you errors in logistics. Correction will be an easy thing as long as you stay in the Spirit and refuse to beat yourself up for not being perfect. Be humble and stay flexible, says the Lord. This is no time to take a defensive posture. Psalms 25:9 The humble He guides in justice, and the humble He teaches His way.
November 13, 2013: Order is still a theme for this season, and I will bring everything into a divine perspective so that you can discern between those things that are flesh and have only temporary value as opposed to that which is eternal with lasting value. Whatever seems to be lost will very often be a stepping stone to fulfilling the greater value. Trust Me to lead you to a higher, more substantial place spiritually, 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.
November 14, 2013: Stand your spiritual ground, and refuse the temptation to go back to places where you have already gained victory. I speak of self-indulgence, pride, competition, greed and the like. Take the time to get re-focused on walking and living in the Spirit. Do not give fear or insecurity a place in you that would open a door to the enemy. Rise up and re-establish yourself in faith and purity, 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.
November 15, 2013: Your victories will come one skirmish at a time, one battle at a time until you win the war. Remember that I am not only on your side, but I empower you to see the enemy for who he is and what he is doing. I have given you the authority you need to win. Righteousness is your most effective weapon against the devil, says the Lord. Be obedient to My Word. 1 John 5:18 We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him.
November 18, 2013: Breakthrough will come one small step at a time as you get the wisdom necessary to gain victory. Expect to go from strength to strength in many and varied aspects of your life. You would do well to consider how discouragement kills faith and to do all that is required to overcome, 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, 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.
November 19, 2013: Pay attention and know that hindering assignments have been sent against you to impede your progress. Watch for the areas of life where you have lost momentum or have stopped moving forward in spiritual progression. You will need to resist the forces set against you. It may take extraordinary work to press through, but it will be worth the effort, says the Lord. Freedom awaits! James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
November 20, 2013: Stay in the flow of My Spirit by allowing Me to direct you. I will lead you by My peace, so you need pay attention as to whether or not your heart is at peace in any situation. Evaluate by using your discernment to determine the difference between right and wrong; good and evil, and make every effort to stay on the path of righteousness, says the Lord. I will protect you there. 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.
November 21, 2013: Watch for the seductions that come from presumptive intrusions into your life and circumstances. You must protect your spiritual integrity and be willing to reject whatever takes you off course or diverts you from the path that I have put you on. Anything apart from My purposes will only lead you away from your walk in the Spirit, says the Lord. Be careful and be discerning. Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?
November 22, 2013: The forces of darkness are at work to infiltrate every part of the world and world systems. Your exemption from this corruption is only available by My Spirit, and you must choose light over darkness and good over evil. You must take a stand for all that is righteous, regardless of the pressure to choose otherwise, says the Lord. It will take effort, but you are well able to do right. Isaiah 54:17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is from Me," Says the LORD.
November 25, 2013: Many of those who have been scribes of My prophetic voice have become dull of hearing and are not pressing in to hear My voice or to discern the moving of My Spirit. Yet, they continue to want to be seen, heard, and recognized as being vessels of honor. There will be a clear distinction between those who honor Me and give Me glory and those who seek their own glory. Those who are true seekers in My kingdom will discern truth and error, says the Lord. Jeremiah 23:26 "How long will this be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies? Indeed they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart."
November 26, 2013: Look how far you have come! The difficulties that you have endured and overcome have instructed you and driven you to find Me in a more meaningful and concrete way. Your days of trouble are not to be disdained; they are to be recognized as a necessary part of your growth process. Don't lament, says the Lord. Rejoice for where you are now and where I will take you from here. Psalms 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.
November 27, 2013: To those who believe they have to be elaborate and extraordinary to be appreciated, I say that the way of the Spirit is humility and simplicity. As you come more completely into divine order, I will be with you to help you simplify many aspects of your life and circumstances. This process will be beneficial in your desire to give yourself wholly to Me, says the Lord. Let Me bring you to perfection. Matthew 5:48 "Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
November 28, 2013: Keep yourself and refuse to allow emotional responses to rule. As you face various challenges, you will also find opportunities to choose to either let your carnal nature react or to walk in the Spirit. Choose wisely, says the Lord, and let Me rule and reign in your heart. Allow My nature to shine through you into the darkness that surrounds you. Proverbs 4:20-26 My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh. 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.
November 29, 2013: In a vision I saw myself running and jumping with renewed life and vigor. I also had acquired a white horse that, even though it was full sized, was just weaned from its mother. This horse was ready to get out of its enclosure and run. It was just waiting for a good opportunity to escape its limited space. And, I heard the Lord say, "Get ready to run! Leave behind the things and places that have represented restriction and bondage, and be free! Be aware of the wind of My Spirit as you are propelled into an era of rejuvenation." Psalm 19:4-5 Their line has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices like a strong man to run its race."
Faith Tabernacle of Kremmling
Bill and Marsha Burns
P. O. Box 1148
Kremmling, Colorado 80459
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