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

MAY 2017

May 28:  You are making progress whether or not it is apparent to you.  The real key is that you stay in absolute, unwavering faith in Me to bring you through this difficult process to perfection.  Your attitude will reveal the true nature of your belief.  Stand strong in what you know to be the truth of the situation, and refuse to allow fear to have any place in you at all, says the Lord.  Know that I am with you and for you.  Psalm 91:1-7  He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust." Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.  You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.  A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.

May 26, 2017:  You have been trying to break free from oppression on various levels, and I tell you truthfully that you can now do that.  But, you have to be honest with yourself and others in authentic expression of who you are in Me, says the Lord.  Do not compromise your values by trying to fit into a mold fashioned by what others deem to be acceptable.  Be free!  John 8:32 "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

May 25, 2017:  Many of you, My people, are exhausted from a relentless onslaught that has kept you from thriving.  You must come away from all the noise and seek solace in My presence.  Come and be revived and rejuvenated.  Let Me set you right again, says the Lord.  Be at peace.  1 Peter 3:11 Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it.

May 24, 2017:  Put forth the effort and take time to deliberate before you make decisions.  Discernment is not impulsive, but rather an act of making sure that your connection with Me is solid and will yield spiritual truth, says the Lord.  And, actual discernment must transcend carnal attachments to the outcome of any situation.  Let Me 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.

May 23, 2017:  I speak to those whose souls sleep in the sorrow of life's tragedies.  I see your anguish, and I call to your spirit to awaken.  Seek life and light that exist in My presence.  Let go of the trauma of the past that keeps you bound.  Begin to see the difficulties of your life as transitory.  Awaken to spiritual life that exists apart from the flesh, says the Lord.  You can overcome and thrive.  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.

May 22, 2017:  Beloved, I will lead you by My Spirit to search the height and depth of you own soul and spirit to see what you really believe and to reveal the places in you that are not aligned with the truth of My word and will, says the Lord.  Corrections are necessary if you are to find your optimum spiritual flow.  Psalm 139:23-24  Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

May 21:  I have given you the right of passage through these dire straits and difficult ways.  I will show you the way through every situation with precision and extraordinary discernment and insight.  These are days to keep your mouth shut and learn to look and listen so that you can see and hear spiritually, says the Lord.  Trust Me to lead you to safety.  Psalms 12:5 "For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now I will arise," says the LORD; "I will set him in the safety for which he yearns."

May 19, 2017:  Chaos abounds in the world around you, but you can and must create your own peaceful environment.  It is easy to get caught up in problems and troubles that you have no control over.  It is up to you to establish your own space that will reflect personal integrity, strong faith, tranquility and spiritual freedom, says the Lord.  Then will you be able to maintain your relationship with Me, and I will help you.  Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

May 18, 2017:  As I sat in the presence of the Lord, I felt a cool breeze blow in my face and surround my body.  And, the Lord said, "I will bring a freshness to your spiritual life, the likes of which you have yet to experience.  Prepare yourself, and yield to the working of My Spirit.  You will be astounded at the miraculous work that I will do."  Psalm 92:13-15  Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.  They shall still bear fruit in old age; They shall be fresh and flourishing, to declare that the Lord is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

May 17, 2017:  Changes that occur at this time will have long-term and lasting consequences.  This is true whether the circumstances resulting from your decisions seem to be favorable or unfavorable.  Look forward to opportunities to grow spiritually.  There are things I want you to understand that will only be made clear through your experiences, says the Lord.  John 14:17 "the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you."

May 16, 2017:  Regroup and reorder your priorities to reflect an eternal perspective.  Be assured that your temporary conditions and world view will fade with the ages.  But, when you stand strong in relationship with Me, says the Lord, you will have everlasting life.  Choose the high road of spiritual reality that will yield unending benefits.  Matthew 7:14 "Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it."

May 15, 2017:  There are things that I want to reveal to you that you have not yet considered.  However, you have to be available to Me in the Spirit to see and understand.  Position yourself to receive the revelations of this time in your life, says the Lord, and I will show you.  Acts 26:16  But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you.

May 14:  The time of change has come.  You will never be the same again, but I have things to teach and to show you that you could not have received until now.  These will be times to remember and to cherish even though they seem to be beyond your ability to fully deal with presently, says the Lord.  It's not your power that will bring you through; it is Mine!  Zechariah 4:6b "Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit," Says the LORD of hosts.

May 12, 2017:  Yet once more you will encounter hindrances, but this time you will be able to see the pattern in your life that shuts the door to your potential progress.  There are things you need to learn, understand, and deal with before you can push past this wall of resistance.  Your objectivity will help you see clearly, says the Lord.   Isaiah 62:10 Go through, Go through the gates! Prepare the way for the people; Build up, Build up the highway! Take out the stones, Lift up a banner for the peoples!

May 11, 2017:  Will I find faith on the earth when I come? I want you to re-establish yourself on palpable faith so that you can see miracles. You have heard My voice and have obeyed My leading, but you have discounted the importance of miraculous signs and wonders. Let My manifestation in your life become more abundant, says the Lord.  1 Corinthians 12:7-11  But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:  for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.

May 10, 2017:  I am aware of your desire to see people walking truly in the Spirit, but you must demonstrate over and over again what it is to live in Spirit.  Help them by example to see how that looks and what it feels like.  Help them come into the position of having honest and vital relationship with Me.  They think that only a few have special spiritual gifts, but these gifts are available to all who desire to walk in the Spirit.  I do not value one individual over another.  I do not prefer one or love one more than another.  My law is set and My word is true and cannot be overridden--it must be adhered to if one is to walk in the Spirit, says the Lord.  Acts 10:34  Then Peter opened his mouth and said: "In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality."

May 9, 2017:  You must discern and resist when people try to get you to conform to their personal agendas.  Stay true to what I have set you to be and to do.  Any deviation from divine purpose will take you off course and be difficult to correct, says the Lord.  Mark 3:32-35  And a multitude was sitting around Him; and they said to Him, "Look, Your mother and Your brothers are outside seeking You."  But He answered them, saying, "Who is My mother, or My brothers?"  And He looked around in a circle at those who sat about Him, and said, "Here are My mother and My brothers!  For whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother."

May 8, 2017:  Simplify your thought process so that you do not over-think your position.  Things get convoluted when you do this, and your faith can become compromised.  Keep the facts and truth of My Word in the forefront of your thoughts and believe.  Trust Me to direct your steps in every phase of your existence, says the Lord.  Psalms 119:133 Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me.

May 6:  Be flexible. I will begin to restructure many areas of your life to enhance the spiritual aspects of your existence. You will be pleased with the results, but only if you yield in complete obedience to this process. You will be tempted to drag your feet in response to change, but things will go much better if you will embrace this fresh wind of My Spirit with a whole heart, says the Lord. 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."

May 5, 2017:  Change will come when you set yourself on a different path.  Examine yourself to see how you got to this place in order to understand what you have to do to make changes.  Have you been driven by your own desires and lusts for money, power, or vindication?  It is time for you to make righteous decisions that emanate from spiritual purity, says the Lord.  1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.

May 4, 2017:  Set your mind and heart to know Me, says the Lord, and truly come in Spirit to commune with Me.  Step away from religious rhetoric.  Establish yourself in genuine relationship so that you can actually walk with Me.  This is a critical step if you desire to have faith that works.  Seek Me with all your heart, and you will find Me.  Psalms 9:10 And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.

May 3, 2017:  I speak to those who are silently but profoundly disappointed.  Do not forget that I am for you, and I want you to come through in victory.  That is My will.  Going through difficult times provides an opportunity to learn an important truth that is necessary to your spiritual growth.  Pray fervently.  Talk to Me, says the Lord, and trust that I answer.  James 5:16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

May 2, 2017:  Stir yourself up to connect with My character, nature and will, says the Lord.  You can get nothing done by praying to the air without real connection in the Spirit.  Press in to the place in Me of truth and power.  You must rise up out of flesh to walk and live in the Spirit if you want to be an overcomer.  You must develop a genuine relationship with Me.  Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

May 1, 2017:  It is going to take some effort to move past status quo.  A static condition will keep you from spiritual growth and development.  It is time to break out of mindsets that have caused you to get stuck.  Rethink your current position, and do whatever it takes escape the monotony of life that lacks variety and interest.  Ask Me for wisdom in what to do next, 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.

APRIL 2017

April 30:  Look alive!  Be alert!  I am opening the eyes of your understanding to see and comprehend that which I am now doing.  I am releasing new hope for the hopeless and light where darkness has prevailed.  Position yourself to receive this blessing.  Now is the time for your spiritual vision to become clear and unclouded.  Let freedom reign, 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.

April 28, 2017:  Set yourself on the firm foundation of truth.  Focus on that which is good and righteous in order to be strengthened.  Every day you will have to choose between good and evil--spiritual strength and weakness.  Deliberately make wise choices.  Pay attention to the opportunities that present themselves to make positive decisions, says the Lord.  Deuteronomy 30:19 "I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live."

April 27, 2017:  Settle down.  Take a break from thinking about things that worry you.  Look at life through the eyes of the Spirit to see the greatness of My kingdom and your place in it.  Be kind to yourself.  Quiet your soul and seek to be refreshed and renewed before you take your next step forward in the journey that is before you, says the Lord.  I will never leave you.  Hebrews 13:5 Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."

April 26, 2017:  Take advantage of every review of the past to remind yourself of the unbounded, limitless, and life-saving effects of the blood of Christ that was shed on Calvary for you.  It would be a colossal waste to spend this opportunity on regret and self-denigration.  This is a time when you can draw near to Me in genuine worship from the depth of your heart, says the Lord.  Be thankful.  2 Corinthians 4:15 For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.

April 25, 2017:  In navigating your spiritual life, you have been able to overcome many if not most of the obvious things that have hindered your growth in the spirit.  If you will stay connected to Me, I will show you the details and less understood aspects of your existence that keep you from thriving, says the Lord.  Deliberately access the realm of awareness and discernment to see and know that which has been hidden in obscurity.  Isaiah 29:18 In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness.

April 24, 2017:  You have come to a turning point at which you will have opportunities to make corrections in your life that will position you for greater productivity and victory.  Separate yourself from past defeats and  disappointments.  Those days are past; bury them and get moving, says the Lord.  Romans 5:5  Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

April 23:  I will show you ways to get in order so that you will be more efficient and effective in all that you have been given to do.  Simplicity is the order of the day.  Be open and sensitive to My leading in this regard I would have you be unencumbered to the extent that you can focus more fully on spiritual matters and spend more time with Me, says the Lord.  I am calling you to come and dine.  Revelation 3:20 "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me."

April 21, 2017:  Be steady as you establish yourself on a solid foundation of faith.  My kingdom is sure.  My word is truth.  Your future is eternal.  Take setbacks in stride knowing that they are temporary.  I have a plan and purpose that is beyond what you understand at this time, and I will show you that what you are going through will usher you into My will and a higher level of spiritual growth, says the Lord.  Trust!  Psalms 119:27 Make me understand the way of Your precepts; so shall I meditate on Your wondrous works.

April 20, 2017:  For those who face obstacles or fierce opposition in your efforts to accomplish your objectives, do not be intimidated or afraid.  Rise up in the face of adversity with faith in My ability to direct and protect you.  Practice walking and living in the Spirit.  Your most important goal is a vital relationship with Me, says the Lord.  With Me nothing is impossible.  Luke 18:27 But He said, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."

April 19, 2017:  There are situations in your life that you have all but given up on.  But, I tell you that it is not time to quit.  You have an opportunity right here, right now, to strengthen your commitment and to go forth with new hope.  I am with you not only to stabilize your current position, but to make it a springboard that will be the impetus for a new beginning and possibilities beyond your ability to imagine, says the Lord.  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. Amen.

April 18, 2017:  Carefully consider your options for change.  Use discernment in finding help to achieve your goals.  Most of the people you encounter will be more concerned about what they can gain by helping you than caring about your interests.  Put your trust in Me to lead you in the way you should go.  I will take you through obstacles that would subvert your efforts, says the Lord.  Psalms 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.

April 17, 2017:  Perseverance will be your optimum state of mind in the days ahead.  Don't give up.  Stay the course.  Be mindful of your purpose even in the face of opposition, obstacles, difficulties, and discouragement.  Rise up in the face of adversity and overcome with persistence, says the Lord.  Romans 8:25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.

April 16:  I would have you take the land for My kingdom, says the Lord.  But, I speak to you in spiritual terms.  There are parts of your heart that have become bitter and hardened because of the difficulties you have faced.  Those hard places of discouragement, rejection, and frustration must be plowed up like fallow ground and planted with seeds of faith and trust.  You must take the ground of your own heart before you can do the external work.  Hosea 10:12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.

April 14, 2017:  In a vision I saw myself looking down into a deep well, and I heard the Lord say, "Go deep.  Many of you, My people, have skimmed the surface of what you consider to be relationship with Me.  You have become complacent and satisfied with the shallows of the familiar.  I want you to explore the depths.  I want you to grow spiritually and go beyond your comfort zone to know Me better."  John 4:11-14  The woman said to Him, "Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water?  Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?"  Jesus answered and said to her, "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life."

April 13, 2017:  Consider well the spiritual seeds that you plant at this time, for they will indeed produce an abundant harvest.  Refuse to sow unrighteous seeds of anger, bitterness and division because they will produce a harvest that you will not like.  What you do now will either bring great joy or sorrow.  Your choices will determine the outcome of your actions, says the Lord.  Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

April 12, 2017:  You must face your difficulties head on.  Trying to ignore or sidestep these issues will only make matters worse.  Do not be afraid.  Ask Me, and I will bring that which has remained in obscurity into clarity so that you can see exactly what you have been trying to avoid.  You cannot make adjustments until you are honest with yourself, says the Lord.  Proverbs 3:25 Do not be afraid of sudden terror, nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes.

April 11, 2017:  Deal with unresolved issues and settle disputes, for these are things that will hold you back and keep you from success in the days ahead.  Forgiveness is required on every level if you are to move unhindered into the destiny that I have prepared for you, says the Lord.  Do nothing apart from the leading of My Spirit.  Let love abound in your heart. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a  Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.

April 10, 2017:  Step into this brand new day with confidence that the past has no power over you.  Begin again today as you look with fresh eyes at the possibilities before you.  Move forward by the leading of My Spirit with renewed faith.  Set yourself to walk and live in the Spirit.  And, allow the reality of the spiritual realm to become more significant and real than the temporal life on earth, says the Lord.  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.

April 9:  Make a special effort to stay present with Me, says the Lord.  Resist the temptation to dwell on the past, and deliberately let go of all failures and regrets.  Walk with Me here and now even though your tendency will also be to race ahead and try to see what the future holds.  There are things that you need to see and deal with right here where you are now.  Let me show you and give you wisdom.  Psalms 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.

April 7, 2017:  Beloved, I will take you step by step, day by day to achieve what I have set before you.  Wisdom is yours for the asking when things get complicated or confusing.  I know everything about you, and it is My will for you to overcome every obstacle and walk the road to victory, says the Lord.  Do not be afraid.  Only trust Me to lead you through this maze.  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.

April 6, 2017:  Stay calm even when situations arise that tempt you to get flustered.  It will be to your benefit to establish yourself in a place of peace.  The enemy is pushing your buttons to get you into fear, which will also provide an open door to further harass you.  This is a perfect time to practice walking and living in the Spirit, says the Lord.  Mark 4:39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace, be still!" And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.

April 5, 2017:  Stir yourself up and renew your faith.  Yes, there have been disappointments and setbacks, but those things can serve to strengthen your spiritual resolve.  It depends on whether you choose to be a victim or to rise up to be an overcomer.  You can allow your past difficulties to anchor you where you are.  Or, you can allow them to fuel the next phase of your destiny, says the Lord.  Romans 5:1-5  Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.  And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.  Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

April 4, 2017:  Look to the horizon.  You cannot progress until you know where you are going.  Identify your destination and keep it in mind as you continue your journey.  Looking back will only serve to take you off course.  Set yourself to stay focused, and do not forget your ultimate goal and spiritual purpose, says the Lord.  Psalms 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.

April 3, 2017:  What's done is done!  There is nothing you can change about what you have endured.  It is now time for you to rise up out of the dead ashes of the past and begin to move forward on the path that I have chosen for you, says the Lord.  What you have learned will serve you well.  Philippians 3:13-14  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,  I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

April 2:   Approach uncertainty with faith that I am with you directing your steps.  Nothing is uncertain to Me or in My kingdom.  I know the beginning from the end, and you can trust Me to lead you in the way you should go.  I am for you and not against you.  Maintain peace in all things, says the Lord.  Psalms 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way.


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Bill and Marsha Burns
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Kremmling, Colorado 80459


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