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

 

JULY 2017

July 23:  Beloved, be very deliberate in your walk with Me, says the Lord.  You can't rush through your religious duty and establish your part of our relationship.  The value you place on knowing and loving Me must take priority and requires constant awareness and care.  Believe My great love for you.  Allow My love to penetrate even the deepest darkness and greatest despair.  Jude 1:21   Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

July 21, 2017:  In a vision I saw a huge rock that had been chiseled to be perfectly square; it was as high as it was wide and long.  The Lord said, "I Am the Rock on which you must live.  My word is your foundation.  It is strong, immovable, and eternal.  It represents your moral and spiritual ethic, and I am establishing that same ethic in those who have strayed from spiritual truth and righteousness.  I will bring them back to that solid foundation."  1 Corinthians 3:11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

July 20, 2017:  You are an individual, distinct and precious in My sight, says the Lord.  You are unique, unlike anyone else.  So then, why do you compare yourself to others?  In your comparisons you will either find yourself to be inferior or superior.  It is My desire that you find yourself neither better nor worse than others, but that you are intrinsically equal to every other human being, and you have the same opportunity to know Me and establish spiritual relationship with Me.  2 Corinthians 10:12 For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

July 19, 2017:  You are in a time of progression.  However, you must understand that you will make progress one step at a time and not necessarily a leap at a time.  There are things you need to learn along the way that will establish your sequence and stabilize your accomplishment, says the Lord.  Move forward deliberately and with confidence in Me to direct your steps.  Isaiah 33:6 Wisdom and knowledge will be the stability of your times, and the strength of salvation; the fear of the LORD is His treasure.

July 18, 2017:  To those of you who have become afraid and timid, I say that you must learn to trust Me and move with the boldness that is generated by faith.  I am absolutely with you and for you.  I hear your prayers and am quick to bring revelation and answers that are vital to your life.  I have your best interests at heart, says the Lord.  Trust!  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."

July 17, 2017:  It has been a difficult trek, but I want you to look to your destination to remind yourself of where you are going and why you want to go there.  And then, look back at your beginning point to see how far you have come and how much you have grown.  This perspective will give you the courage to gather your strength for the rest of the journey, says the Lord.  2 Chronicles 32:7a "Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed."

July 16:  I am calling to you from a spiritual high place to come up here! Many of you have lost hope and have become disappointed because you have not received what you desire in the natural, physical realm. But, I say to you that your investment in life must not be in temporary things that will soon pass away, but rather in being one with Me, says the Lord. When your faith is in what you want Me to do for you instead just wanting Me, it is misplaced. Now is the time to have a change of heart. 2 Corinthians 4:18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

July 14, 2017:  Discouragement will take you down to the depths, so you must lift yourself up by trusting in Me, says the Lord.  Refocus your thoughts and energy to spiritual realities that will strengthen your faith and your resolve.  My purpose for you is victory and not defeat.  Psalm 42:11 Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God.

July 13, 2017:  You are at a point where you cannot move ahead without getting rid of stuff from the past.  There are issues that have been painful and out of your ability to control or do anything about except to leave them behind.  You cannot make significant progress until you look forward and refuse to allow those things to bog you down, says the Lord.  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.

July 12, 2017:  I am your healer and deliverer.  There is nothing that I will not do for you if you come to Me.  But, you must come in faith with no doubting.  You must come in the assurance that I see your need and understand your pain.  What are you waiting for?  Come to Me for help, says the Lord.  Psalms 18:2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

July 11, 2017:  Maximize every chance you get to yield to My correction and make the necessary adjustments. These actions will be valuable in finding and maintaining your optimal potential.  It is vitally important that you stay on track with  My plans and purposes for your life without distraction, says the Lord.  Your spiritual well being will lead the way for blessing in the natural realm.  Proverbs 10:17 He who keeps instruction is in the way of life, but he who refuses correction goes astray.

July 10, 2017:  Your recent experiences were a departure from your normal routine and expectations, which made it more difficult than ever to stay on track spiritually.  You will need to make a deliberate effort to get connected with Me again, says the Lord.  Be one with Me, and I will give you keener insights into what I have in store for you.  John 16:13 "However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come."

July 9:  Pay attention and watch for valuable insights that will prepare you and facilitate your spiritual development. You are ready to proceed and take the next step in a series of actions and understanding necessary to this vital process of spiritual growth. I have called you, My people, to a closer walk with Me, and that will require that you leave behind the hindrances that keep you from intimacy with Me, says the Lord. Proverbs 4:12 When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, and when you run, you will not stumble.

July 7, 2017:  To all of you who have made sacrifices for the sake of others, I tell you that I see your sacrifice and I count it as holy and righteous, says the Lord.  What you have given up will be multiplied back to you in the time of harvest.  Great will be your reward.  And, to those who have taken advantage of the kindness of others you have already received your reward.  Matthew 16:27 "For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works."

July 6, 2017:  Beloved, you cannot change the past, but you can learn from it, move on, and do better.  You will find yourself in situations that trigger an urge to start over.  This compunction will not be for the sake of escape, but rather to achieve some level of perfection.  Let Me guide you through this time so that you do not throw out the proverbial baby with the bathwater, says the Lord.  Isaiah 58:11 The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

July 5, 2017:  If you will put away distractions and determine to live your life within the framework of My Spirit, I will bring you to a higher level of spiritual sensitivity.  And, I will open to you revelations of My kingdom that you could not have imagined.  But, when your focus is on the world and flesh desires, your spiritual life is suffocated.  You must choose, says the Lord.  Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

July 4, 2017:  To those who feel scattered and unsure, I tell you that I am your solid foundation.  But, you must quiet the emotions and thoughts that work against you and build yourself up in the faith that I am your eternal God.  What you are experiencing now is temporary.  I am greater than your mistakes and bad decisions.  I will bring you out of chaos and give you peace, says the Lord.  1 John 3:20 For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.

July 3, 2017:  Examine yourself to see what you need to do to shore up your position.  As things change adjustments must be made to establish yourself on solid ground.  Set your priorities so that you are in perfect order.  Take the long view to find your optimum flow that is consistent with living and walking in the Spirit, says the Lord.  2 Peter 1:10 Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble.

July 2:  I know that you trust Me, says the Lord, because I see your heart and know your love for Me.  But, now I am opening a door of hope that will lead to the specific resolution of the issues you have been dealing with for some time.  Move in the power of My Spirit and let hope rule in your heart.  I am with you to become strength in your weakness.  Let the weak say,  "I am strong!"  Hosea 2:14-15  "Therefore, behold, I will allure her, will bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfort to her.  I will give her her vineyards from there, and the Valley of Achor [trouble] as a door of hope; she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, as in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt."

JUNE 2017

June 30, 2017:  In a vision I saw a deep chasm where two trees had fallen and were close enough together to form a bridge.  Then, I saw a man crossing the bridge with one foot on each of the two logs.  It was important for him to stay focused on his destination and to maintain proper balance in order to reach the other side.  And, the Lord said, "You are in transition, and it feels very precarious at this moment, but you must forge ahead knowing that I am leading the way.  Keep moving and trusting Me."  Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

June 29, 2017:  Fight to stay focused and maintain and even stretch your attention span.  There will be plenty of situations that could scatter your thoughts and take you off course.  Establish a strong connection with Me, says the Lord, which will be required for spiritual stability.  Be strong and ready to do My will.  1 Peter 4:1-2   Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.

June 28, 2017:  Allow Me to reveal the things that hold you back and keep you from having spiritual vitality.  There is still plenty of internal work that needs to be done before you can be completely whole.  Let go of the darkness of the past and prepare your heart to transition from the last chapter of your life into a new, as yet unwritten chapter.  I am with you to guide you to be the best version of yourself you can be, says the Lord.  2 Thessalonians 3:5 Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.

June 27, 2017:  Put your trust in Me, says the Lord.  Your tendency is often to look to life conditions for your sense of well-being instead of looking to Me.  Faith is your most valued commodity.  Make your spiritual connection with Me your number one priority.  Come to Me and ask in faith, knowing that I hear and answer prayer.  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.

June 26, 2017:  Many of you, My people, have shut down internally because of rejection or abandonment.  But, I tell you truthfully that it is time for you to stop seeing life in shades of gray and begin to see in vibrant colors again.  What's done is done.  It is time to begin to throw off the cloak of mourning and live in the fullness of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Psalm 30:11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness.

June 25:  I speak straight to your heart in order to awaken you in the realm of love for your brothers and sisters in the Kingdom.  But, before you can be regenerated in this area, you must stop speaking against one another.  This is a choice you can make.  It is a necessary decision.  In addition, I would have you set a watch against taking on the offenses of others that establish a place of bitterness in your own heart.  I call you into a place of purity in the Spirit, says the Lord.  1 John 4:12 No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.

June 23, 2017:  Breakthrough is just ahead of you, and I will take you places you could not have imagined.  However, you must stay present with Me.  Do not give in to the temptation to fantasize about the future.  Stay with what you know to be true and take one step at a time as I lead you in the way you should go, says the Lord.  Psalm 23:1-3  The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.

June 22, 2017:  Refuse to allow yourself to get stuck right here.  I speak of stagnation spiritually, mentally, or emotionally.  Take advantage of every opportunity to be motivated.  Consider your options and choose to start moving in the right direction, says the Lord.  Jeremiah 18:2 "Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause you to hear My words."

June 21, 2017:  Watch for situations that provoke an emotional reaction.  You have a tendency to overreact to difficult problems that you have no control over.  This is a time when you must release the things that are beyond your power to resolve.  Focus on the challenges where you bear responsibility and actually have authority, and trust Me to give you wisdom in all things, 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.

June 20, 2017:  In a vision I saw a glider in free flight. It was silently moving on the thermals and supported by the wind. It was glorious, and I heard the Lord say, "This is how you must move in the Spirit. It will be silent, strong, unwavering, steady and sure. It will feel as natural as breathing. A sense of wonder will follow, but will not be part of the process." 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.

June 19, 2017:  Be steadfast and immovable.  Refuse to overreact to current problems.  To do so would most certainly take you out of the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Take the time to be sensitive to My leading as you consider your next course of action.  I will lead you in the way you should go.  Psalms 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.

June 18:  Set a careful watch for those who will do their best to drag you down into their emotional responses to life and circumstances. Set good boundaries, and refuse to allow anyone to exploit your better nature. Strive to stay in the sweet spot of My Spirit, for that is where true life, love and liberty exist, says the Lord. Live in the peace of unity with Me and others. Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.

June 16, 2017:  Many of you, My children, are caught in the throes of division and mired in disagreements and disunity instead of seeking peace.  I want you to remember that I have no favorites.  When you are one with Me, walking with Me, and having My mind, you will seek to be at peace.  Put aside prejudice and pride and walk in the strength of My Spirit, says the Lord.  And, love will overcome hatred.  Psalm 133:1-3  Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; for there the LORD commanded the blessing—life forevermore.

June 15, 2017:  When you get to the end of your rope and have come to the end of yourself and have done the best you could do without the results you had hoped for, look up!  Seek Me for wisdom, direction and guidance.  Talk to Me.  Ask Me for help, and trust Me with all of your heart.  I see you and know you.  I will answer you, says the Lord.  Luke 1:37 "For with God nothing will be impossible."

June 14, 2017:  The most important work you will do now is internal, and that is to check your thoughts, motives, and outward expressions to see if they line up with truth and righteousness.  The honest and genuine adjustments that you make at this time will last for eternity.  You are continually in the process of being transformed into My image, 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.

June 13, 2017:  Some of you will receive a "blast from the past" as a reminder of things left undone.  This is a time when you can take care of unfinished business.  Put aside your emotions and let Me lead you by My Spirit, says the Lord.  I will take you to unexpected places both spiritually and naturally that will be a catalyst to putting the past behind you.  Trust Me!  Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

June 12, 2017:  Stay alert and be vigilant to see that you do not take a divergent path from the one that I have set you on.  Refuse the temptation to depart from what you know is right and true for you, says the Lord.  I have a plan and purpose that will require your steadfastness at this time.  Do not allow distractions to take you off course.  1 Corinthians 7:35 And this I say for your own profit, not that I may put a leash on you, but for what is proper, and that you may serve the Lord without distraction.

June 11:  Beloved, I want you to develop a different attitude towards failure.  It is My desire that you see failure not from a position of discouragement or hopelessness, but from the perspective that it is an opportunity to make the necessary adjustments and corrections that will produce a different result.  Ask for wisdom and seek to find the sweet spot of the flow of My Spirit, 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.

June 9, 2017:  Walk in the light of life in the Spirit.  I hear your cries for revival, and yet you often feed on that which brings spiritual death.  You set your mind and thoughts on things that tie you to the world and deplete your vitality.  Rise up now and seek to be established in new life and power that only comes through relationship with Me, says the Lord.  Then you will be revived.  Ephesians 5:14 Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light."

June 8, 2017:  When life's circumstances get difficult to navigate, do not give up.  Press in and overcome.  When you give up, you admit defeat.  Refuse to allow your situation to be greater than your faith to prevail.  Remember that I will lead, guide, direct, and strengthen you without fail, says the Lord.  And, I will teach you wisdom.  Psalms 51:6 Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.

June 7, 2017:  Pull in and re-establish your moral and spiritual values.  Refuse to allow worldliness and compromise to separate you from what is right and true.  Remove yourself from all that is ungodly and not good for you, says the Lord.  Rise to new levels of being upright and virtuous and you will reap the rewards of your efforts.  Psalms 106:3 Blessed are those who keep justice, and he who does righteousness at all times!

June 6, 2017:  Change is a way of life.  So don't plan too far ahead.  You cannot predict where you will be even in the near future.  Live in the present with Me, says the Lord, as you endeavor to walk in the Spirit.  Keep abreast with the times through your awareness of the spiritual environment.  Order your priorities to reflect life in the Spirit as you move forward.  James 4:13-15  Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit"; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that."

June 5, 2017:  There are some things you have misunderstood, but I will bring greater clarity as you continue to seek Me for absolute truth.  Refuse to allow those things that were not interpreted correctly to discourage you or cause you to lose confidence.  You belong to Me, and I will not disappoint your efforts to gain wisdom and knowledge, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 3:16 Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.

June 4:  You are about to throw out the proverbial baby with the bath water.  But, I tell you that you need to exercise patience and make small adjustments that will be consistent with flowing in the Spirit, says the Lord.  Overdoing correction is the result of being out of control emotionally.  Settle down, and trust Me to give you the wisdom to do the right thing for the right reasons.  Ephesians 4:26 "Be angry, and do not sin": do not let the sun go down on your wrath.

June 2, 2017:  You have traveled a rocky and treacherous road.  You have struggled and fought hard to overcome difficult situations.  There have been instances when you have almost given up, but you did not.  You are so much stronger than you would have been without having to put forth the effort to survive.  Use that strength now for the final push to gain the victory, says the Lord.  I will help you!  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.

June 1, 2017:  This is a time when you can gain understanding of the significance and value of where you have been and what you have endured.  Where you stand now is the sum total of your experiences and decisions.  Know that you will have opportunities to be empowered by the knowledge you have acquired so that you can overcome and be victorious, says the Lord.  Stand strong!  Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.


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


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