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."

Prophetic Word for 2017--The Bamboo House


JANUARY 2017

January 24, 2017:  Stay the course.  Be strong and refuse to deviate from what you know is right and good.  The problems that you face will be resolved in a few days, but you must be calm and do what you can to stay in order.  Put your complete trust in Me to reveal the value of your recent challenges and to unveil your divine purpose, says the Lord.  Psalms 20:4 May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, and fulfill all your purpose.

January 23, 2017:  On the journey that I have set before you, you have taken your rest on a spiritual plateau.  It is now time to continue on.  Set your face like flint to move to higher ground and come ever closer to Me, says the Lord.  Travel on without fear or trepidation, for I am truly with you.  Psalms 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.

January 22:  Beloved, bring your burdens to Me alone in the secret place of My presence. And, there in that place where we commune together, I will answer your prayers and bring you to a place of spiritual strength and courage. Release your faith and know that I have heard you, says the Lord. Otherwise, the bitterness of your soul will become a defilement to those around you. Hebrews 12:14-15 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled.

January 20, 2017:  Deliberately come into peace as you release yourself from stress.  Step onto the firm  foundation of faith in My word, in My kingdom, and in your relationship with Me, says the Lord.  When your foundation is solid everything that you build will reflect that same fundamental power.  Your position in Me will bring you to a position of life and strength.  Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

January 19, 2017:  I will bring order where there has been chaos.  You have had to deal with chaotic circumstances and people, but there were things to learn and changes to be made that will ultimately be beneficial to you.  This has been a trying time, but the worst of it is behind you.  Get ready to move forward with a sense of greater stability and expectation, says the Lord.  Keep looking up!  Hebrews 12:2  looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

January 18, 2017:  Don't give up!  You are on the verge, the absolute cusp, of breakthrough.  It has not been easy, but you have done your best to persevere.  Continue to trust Me to show you the way and to take you through.  I am with you every step of the way, says the Lord.  Only believe!  Psalm 61:2 From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

January 17, 2017:  Do you need help?  Ask Me.  I will give you the wisdom necessary to accomplish whatever has been set before you.  Let me lead you in the right direction.  There is nothing too hard or impossible for Me, says the Lord.  Exercise your faith and trust Me.  Psalms 46:1  God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.

January 16, 2017:  You are still in the days of transition, and it is important that you keep your destination in mind.  It is easy to lose track of what you have been called to in these times.  Set your heart to know and walk in truth as you maintain your faith in My promises, says the Lord.  Your divine purpose will unfold as you continue to move forward.  Psalms 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.

January 15:  Please listen carefully and guard in your heart what I will say to you.  You are in a time of extreme importance when I will impart wisdom that will establish your path and direction.  I speak to many who feel aimless and lost.  You must let go of everything that has caused you to falter, and get ready to move on with new perspective.  Let Me lead you out of this valley of weeping into a place of great joy, 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.

January 13, 2017:  I speak to many who have become discouraged and disheartened.  You have begun to lose hope, but I tell you that your hope cannot be in human endeavor or worldly expectation.  Your hope is only fulfilled through your faith as you strive to maintain eternal perspective.  Your heart will be revived in your connection to Me in Spirit, says the Lord.  Psalms 31:24 Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the LORD.

January 12, 2017:  It is imperative that you walk in the light.  As you exercise honesty and integrity, you will be able to see through schemes and treachery.  Be alert and sensitive to unusual intrusions into your life and circumstances.  I will give you the wisdom and ability to deal with whatever comes your way, says the Lord.  Do not be afraid.  Matthew 10:16 "Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves."

January 11, 2017:  Truth and justice--I would have you embrace the truth of My word and to live by justice so that your life exemplifies righteousness.  Your example will either accuse you or excuse you.  Be blameless.  If you are truly a citizen of My kingdom, says the Lord, you will exhibit your loyalty by your actions.  Be true to yourself  and to Me.  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.

January 10, 2017:  Beloved, you will have opportunities to make adjustments that will simplify and streamline various aspects of your existence.  These opportunities will come unexpectedly in ways that might even seem unrelated and irrelevant, but you will see the value of these challenges as you progress, says the Lord.  Go with the flow and trust Me.  Psalms 118:8 It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.

January 9, 2017:  Self-control is not only the fruit of My Spirit; it is a virtue.  Position yourself to exercise  restraint as you choose to walk in the Spirit, and everything will work out to your benefit.  I will lead you in the ways of righteousness and peace, says the Lord.  Trust Me to undertake on your behalf.  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.

January 8:  Be quiet and stay calm.  Negative emotions will only take you off course and keep you from seeing things as they really are.  Refuse to allow chaos and confusion any place in you.  Allow peace to lead you in everything.  It is a very narrow path that will bring you to know righteousness and wisdom.  Stay firmly on that path, and let Me direct your steps, says the Lord.  Matthew 7:13 "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.

January 6, 2017:  Stay the course, says the Lord.  I will provide you with rare and valuable opportunities to establish your relationship with Me that will surpass your greatest expectations.  You must also watch for the pitfalls along the way that would keep you from your maximum spiritual potential.  Deception abounds in the earth, which if you believe the lies, will keep you from clarity and truth.  James 1:16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.

January 5, 2017:  I have already told you that the rule of the path to discovery is light.  You must walk in the light always in order to discover My plans and purposes for your life.  This path is the only place where you can hear Me or see clearly what I want to show you, says the Lord.  This is a narrow path, which you can stray from easily.  You must stay focused and stay on track.  Matthew 7:14 "Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it."

January 4, 2017:  You will have a tendency to feel disoriented and overwhelmed.  Take time to stop and evaluate where you are, and know that I am with you to help you in all things.  Nothing is too difficult for Me.  Trust Me to bring you through every difficulty, says the Lord.  Just be calm and take one step at a time.  Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

January 3, 2017:  Set yourself to be strong.  My strength is sufficient.  Just when you think you cannot do another thing, My presence will bring peace and power.  Rely on Me, says the Lord.  I will bring you through every challenge regardless of how daunting.  2 Corinthians 12:9 And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness."

January 2, 2017:  Examine yourself and identify the place where you lost confidence.  You must see and know the truth of that incident before you can regain your sense of power and ability to succeed.  Begin to see yourself through spiritual eyes of possibility instead of failure.  I will lift you up to stand on higher ground, says the Lord, if you will believe it.  Mark 5:36b "Do not be afraid; only believe."

January 1, 2017:  “You have come through unprecedented changes in the past few years. Do not mourn what you perceive as loss, but rather enter into an uncluttered and more honest existence. I am preparing you for a reward in the days ahead that you would have lost without making the necessary changes.
 
“It is time to rediscover the truth of My Word and to resolutely walk in the path that I have set before you; the rule of that path is light. Walk in the light and refuse to walk in any darkness at all.
 
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
 
“Position yourself in a way that will allow you to receive My perspective and wisdom in every situation and circumstance. Let Me lead you in the way of righteousness, peace, and joy.
 
“Be sensitive to the conviction that comes when you deviate from the path that I have set you on, and be ready to punish disobedience by being obedient to My leading. I have a plan and purpose for your life, which will require complete submission to My word.
 
“I am releasing a new wave of creativity for those who possess a sensitivity to nuance. Some of you have put away your gifting because you did not deem it to be worthy or worthwhile. Now is the time to pick it up again and use your creativity as a form of worship instead of a form of personal satisfaction.
 
“Many of you have sown selfless seeds of blessing in the lives of others. This will be a time when you begin to reap the harvest of those seeds sown.
 
“Old ceilings will become new floors for those of you who have been diligent to do what I have given you to do.  You can now move on up as you establish yourself on the revelation of My purposes for your life, says the Lord.”

DECEMBER 2016

December 30, 2016:  Look for and receive My blessings.  It is My heart's desire to bless you more than you could even imagine.  You belong to Me, and I will look after you as long as you will seek Me with a whole heart and allow Me to intervene into your life, says the Lord.  Let Me bring correction when necessary as you live and walk in the Spirit.  Ephesians 3:20-21  Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever.

December 29, 2016: There are problems to be solved and situations that need to be resolved, but you cannot do this alone. You need My help and My wisdom. Seek Me before you proceed in any endeavor and wait until you have clear direction. I will show you the way, 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 28, 2016: Listen with your heart to what I want to tell you, says the Lord. It is time for you to leave behind disappointments and regret. The situations that have evoked a feeling of failure and hopelessness will not serve your best interests in the days ahead. It is time to move on from where you are. Remember that your hope is in Me and not in your circumstances.  I am with you to elevate you above the mundane into the sublime. 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 27, 2016:  This is the beginning a new trend of identification.  You will develop your personal identity with greater precision and express yourself more completely apart from outside influences.  The result will be that you will know who you really are; who you are in Me and who I am in you, says the Lord.  This will be a dynamic revelation that will carry you into a new era.  Philippians 3:10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death,  if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.

December 26, 2016:  Step aside from the hustle-bustle of the world to come into My presence and establish yourself in a place of peace.  Come and commune with Me.  Let go of all anxiety and chaos and allow Me to bring healing and restoration to your soul, says the Lord.  I am your God, and you belong to Me.  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.

December 25:  In a vision I found myself in an old house that was in need of repair. I heard the bells of destiny and was suddenly engulfed in a whirlwind of the Spirit of God that removed the structure of the house from around me. There I stood in midair with the things of the earth that weighed me down removed from me. The light of God was all around me and above and beneath me. I felt light as air; without hindrance. I was aware of a unity with God that manifested without any effort on my part. It was beautiful, exhilarating, refreshing and revitalizing. My youth was restored. And, I heard the voice of the Lord:  "Beloved, I see and know your struggles and the weariness you have experienced.  But, I tell you truly that a time of restoration and healing is upon you.  Relax and receive all that I have for you."  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 23, 2016:  Position yourself to be an instrument of My peace, which transcends conflict and confusion. You are My people, called by My name to be representatives of the eternal kingdom. Do not squander opportunities to manifest the ministry of reconciliation. Be kind to one another, says the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

December 22, 2016:  I have opened a window of opportunity for you to forgive and release those who have been against you.  They need this, but you need it more.  When you hold others in bondage, you yourself are in bondage to an even greater degree.  This is a particularly good time to set things straight in your mind and heart, says the Lord.  Let My love flow through you.  Matthew 6:15 "But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."

December 21, 2016:  Good boundaries are important to your safety both spiritually and naturally. Stay close to Me, says the Lord, and let Me speak to your heart as I direct you to safe habitations. I have good things in store for those who are obedient to the leading of My Spirit. This will require a level of vigilance that you have yet to experience. Take the next step.  1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

December 20, 2016:  Your desire to rise up and access the next spiritual level is in accordance with My will for you, says the Lord. But, you must release yourself from restrictions that hold you back or make you afraid to let go of the past. You can move on from here; set your heart to do so. Breakthrough is imminent. 2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.

December 19, 2016:  You will be tempted to give up and walk away from what I have called you to do and to be.  This is because the enemy has released a wave a complacency across the land that will cause you to feel ineffective and irrelevant.  Stay put and wait.  This too shall pass and then I will take you to a new level of life and expectancy, says the Lord.  Stay the course.  Psalms 61:2 From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

December 18:   I am calling to those whose hearts are spiritually hungry--those who desire a closer relationship with Me, says the Lord.  Come to Me; come up higher.  Set your face like flint to see My face, not deviating from the way into My presence.  Refuse to allow distractions to take you away from your First Love.  If you truly are in love with Me, you will not stray.  Be single-hearted and single-focused.  Psalm 107:5-9   Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.  Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and He delivered them out of their distresses.   And He led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city for a dwelling place.  Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!   For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.

December 16, 2016: I have opened a path before you that will enable you to maneuver through hindrances and difficulties that you have endured for quite some time. You will be able to experience a new level of freedom that has been almost impossible to attain. You cannot do this on your own, but with My help and guidance you will now be able to move on, says the Lord. Prepare for breakthrough.  Psalms 27:13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

December 15, 2016: Be aware of My input into your life and thinking that will result in simplicity. You will be able to achieve your desired goal without having to deal with complex procedures. I will show you how to simplify processes that have become more difficult and convoluted than is necessary, says the Lord. Jeremiah 10:23 O LORD, I know the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.

December 14, 2016: There are those who follow and those who lead. Do not follow someone who can't lead. But, I call you to allow the Holy Spirit to lead you in all things. You can rely on Him to take you in the right direction and to show and teach exactly what you need to find and know. You cannot put your faith in humanity, but you can certainly trust My Spirit to bring you by the way of destiny, says the Lord. Matthew 15:14 "Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch."

December 13, 2016:  It may seem that what you have built spiritually is tenuous--that you may be hanging by a thread.  This is because you must be tried and tested from time to time as to your true nature and character.  What matters the most is the strength of your foundation in Me, says the Lord.  Make sure that your relationship with Me is firm and strong.  Luke 6:47-48  "Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like:  He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock."

December 12, 2016:  Set yourself apart during these busy days to rest and to be grateful.  Gratitude is a strengthening spiritual force that is vital to your well-being.  Don't forget who you are in Me or your purpose and destiny.  Take the time to regroup and settle yourself in peace and quiet as you reconnect with Me, says the Lord.  Job 22:21 "Now acquaint yourself with Him, and be at peace; thereby good will come to you."

December 11:  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 9, 2016:  No matter the turmoil that seems to prevail around you, I would have you find the peace that is only found by being one with Me, says the Lord. Refuse to allow chaos to define your life, but rather be defined by your relationship with Me. And, establish yourself in quiet resolve. Isaiah 30:15 For thus says the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel: "In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength."

December 8, 2016: Your struggle to stay in the flow of My Spirit is the result of a divided mind and heart. There are too many things that compete with your sense of loyalty and kingdom focus. It will take a supreme effort on your part to prioritize expenditures of thought and energy and to pay attention to matters of greater importance, says the Lord. 2 Corinthians 10:4-6 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 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, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.

December 7, 2016: You can now look back to see how your decisions have affected your current position. You have had multiple opportunities to respond to life's circumstances through walking in the Spirit instead of reacting emotionally and mentally. The goal is for you to walk in unity with Me, says the Lord. And, the result will be spiritual maturity. 1 Corinthians 14:20 Brethren, do not be children in understanding; however, in malice be babes, but in understanding be mature.

December 6, 2016:  So many of you have been too hard on yourself, and it has amounted to self-deprecation.  It may feel like humility, and you might even believe that you deserve it.  But, condemnation is not from Me.  Conviction is not the same as condemnation.  Forgiveness is not just for others, but must be extended to yourself as well.  Rise up and walk in the Spirit, says the Lord.  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.

December 5, 2016: Be sensitive and aware of those things that bring weakness to your body, soul, and spirit, and fight to stay strong. This will be your battle, but you are well able to overcome by and through My Spirit, says the Lord. I am with you to usher you into the realm of victory! 1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

December 4:  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 2, 2016:  Many of you, My people, need to re-organize your thought process to exclude the mental clutter that has made you feel scattered.  You can do this by focusing on that which is actually important to your life and spiritual well-being.  The things that demand your time and attention are many and varied, and you would do well to prioritize and establish yourself in peace, says the Lord. Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

December 1, 2016:  Issues will arise that demand your attention.  In dealing with these circumstances seek Me for wisdom and direction.  Refuse to allow unexpected situations to derail you.  Keep your faith strong and establish yourself in the peace that is beyond your understanding.  Let Me lead you with the assurance that I am with you and for you, says the Lord.  Philippians 4:7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.


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


FAQ

Archive to Small Straws In A Soft Wind
Archive to The Trumpet

Home