SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT
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."
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June 26: Yield to the process of sanctification, for indeed I am perfecting those things in you that need to be reclaimed for the Kingdom of God. I speak of those places where the enemy has continued to maintain a stronghold. These are days of redemption to liberate you from all demonic oppression and to free you from all bondage. Surrender to My work in you, says the Lord. You will not be disappointed. James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.
June 24, 2016: If you have lost your way and cannot seem to get your bearings, the only thing to do is calm yourself and be silent. Do not allow turmoil and chaos to rule. Find peace and allow My presence to fill your being and your surroundings. I am with you, says the Lord. I am your everlasting partner in life. 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."
June 23, 2016: This is a time when you must deal with things that have been ignored because they could impede your progress. You must enter this phase of your journey with a clear head and heart. Clarity is vital to your ability to interact with circumstances as they arise. You will either learn and grow through the challenges or you will allow your emotional responses to drag you down. Rise up in faith that there is purpose in all that you encounter, 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 22, 2016: You are embarking on a new journey that will seem strange and unfamiliar. You will need my wisdom in navigating the uncharted waters of your life and circumstances. Unbridled faith and trust in Me will be required at this time as you leave the past behind and launch out into newness of life, says the Lord. Draw near to Me. Psalms 73:28 But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all Your works.
June 21, 2016: Hide yourself in Me, says the Lord, when it seems as though you have no control over your circumstances. Refuse to allow your emotions to take you off course. Set yourself in a position of faith that I will give you the necessary wisdom to get you through this difficult time. I will help you, but you must quiet your soul so that you can receive spiritual direction. Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, until the indignation is past.
June 20, 2016: You will overcome the obstacles that you have recently encountered. It has been a struggle, but you have fought the good fight, and victory is assured. Stay focused and keep your eyes on the prize. The destination will be worth the journey, says the Lord. Refuse to get discouraged! 1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
June 19: Be strong and stay focused on things that actually matter--things of eternal value. Do not get distracted from abiding in My presence, says the Lord. Stay present with Me. Then, everything else will be taken care of as you move in the power of My Spirit. Put first things first every hour. Feed on things that have spiritual substance. Psalms 37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
June 17, 2016: Live in Me! Never depart from My presence. Relationship does not consist of having a brief, one-sided conversation in prayer once a day or once a week and then going about your life in the flesh. You can say that you love Me and that you belong to Me, but the proof of that declaration is in the depth of your life in the Spirit, says the Lord. Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
June 16, 2016: I will bring light to the shadowy areas of your life--those places that you justify as not being so terrible because what you are doing in the shadows is not as bad as other people you know. The light will reveal those areas for what they are so that you can make better choices, says the Lord. Be righteous! Job 12:22 He uncovers deep things out of darkness, And brings the shadow of death to light.
June 15, 2016: This is a time of discovery when you can search and find out many things about your nature and character that you can either encourage and expand or overcome. It is a valuable time to optimize your good traits and minimize your negative traits, says the Lord. This is all about being transformed, says the Lord. I am revealing many things that have been covered. 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 14, 2016: There are attitudes and motivations that you have held firmly to in the past that must be given up before you can move into the position I have prepared for you. There can be no trace of stubbornness in your heart that would prevent your perfect obedience to the moving of My Spirit, says the Lord. Do not be afraid to let go. 1 Samuel 15:23a For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.
June 13, 2016: You are very, very close to coming through the recent time of transition. Because you have not lost heart or given up, I will bless you with extraordinary grace to begin anew with fresh focus, hope, and strength, says the Lord. Prepare to move forward. 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.
June 12: This is a time when you can establish or re-establish good personal boundaries so that you neither take advantage of someone else, nor allow others to take advantage of you. This process is vital in obtaining and maintaining good relationships. And, relationships with one another is only secondary to your intimate, personal relationship with Me, says the Lord. Set your priorities in order. Matthew 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."
June 10, 2016: Just as you are the apple of My eye, I want to also be the center of your life and everything that exists in it. Your place of safety is in your ability to allow Me to be your all in all. Let everything in your sphere of existence be in accord with My word and My presence. Give Me preeminence, says the Lord. That is the place where you can be in health and prosper in all things. Proverbs 7:2 Keep my commands and live, and my law as the apple of your eye.
June 9, 2016: Guard your spiritual and mental space from the enemy's intrusion just as vehemently as you would guard your home from intruders and robbers. Do not forget that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, and it is your job to keep that temple in such a way as to allow My Spirit to not only inhabit, but to take charge, says the Lord. 1 Corinthians 6:19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?
June 8, 2016: Many of you are afflicted with a wandering mind so that you entertain whatever thought that comes along even when it takes you away from Me, says the Lord. Staying in My presence is a discipline that is vital to your spiritual growth and stability. Keep Me always in your thoughts, internal conversation, and in your heart. Psalms 119:10 With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!
June 7, 2016: You, My people, are My ambassadors on the earth. I want you to exhibit My character and nature in every situation. Where there is vitriol, let there be grace; where there is hatred, let there be love, where there is lack, let there by charity. Allow Me to work through you in unprecedented ways. The world needs righteous people more than ever, says the Lord. 2 Corinthians 3:2 You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men.
June 6, 2016: I will shine a light on your heart so that you can see clearly your spiritual condition. I will show you where you need to make adjustments and how you must proceed. Do not bemoan your errors and short-comings. Rather, allow the corrections to be the platform to reset your spiritual compass, says the Lord. Proverbs 29:17 Correct your son, and he will give you rest; Yes, he will give delight to your soul.
June 5: Beloved, rejoice in small victories and little breakthroughs, for they are signs of a greater triumph. Your praise will be like a seed sown in good ground that will grow into a rousing shout of joy, says the Lord. Your faith will also grow as you recognize and appreciate the small steps of progression instead of waiting for the final outcome to give thanks. Gratitude is a mighty weapon against discouragement and defeat. Psalms 5:11 But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; let those also who love Your name be joyful in You.
June 3, 2016: I would have you learn and practice the language of love. Make the effort to speak love fluently. Do not allow hatred to cause you to live in darkness. With love comes light and life, but it must emanate from the heart without hypocrisy, says the Lord. Let it be a genuine expression of My presence in you. 1 Corinthians 13:13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
June 2, 2016: I speak to the multitudes when I say that you need a fresh
anointing. You can no longer rely on an old word, or your relationship
with me as it was months or years ago. You need to be revitalized and seek
My face for current revelation and guidance. You cannot live in the past
or continue on in religious exercise where there is no life, says the Lord.
I call you to rise up and live! 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.
June 1, 2016: Do not waste your time and your life worrying. Have faith in Me, and take the necessary steps to move forward with your life in constructive ways. This may require a change in your mind sets and attitudes, but it will be well worth the effort you put forth to do so. Change what you can, and trust Me for the rest, says the Lord. Matthew 6:27 "Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?"
May 31, 2016: The spirit of antichrist has been loosed to accuse and test you, My people. You must stand strong in what you know and believe and not be shaken by accusations. Know that this is an attack of the enemy that you can quite easily rise above if you walk and live in the Spirit and refuse to dump down into flesh reactions, says the Lord. Be strong! 1 John 2:18 Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.
May 30, 2016: I am leading you into unfamiliar territory so that you can see things you have not seen and learn things you have not known. Do not be afraid. Rather, proceed with an adventurous attitude. This time will result in a spiritual growth spurt, which you cannot move forward without, says the Lord. Psalms 16:11 You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
May 29: Even though change is sometimes frightening and difficult, you will begin to see the advantage in the changes that are now taking place. Things that are no longer relevant or advantageous to your walk in the Spirit will suddenly be removed. And, you will be relieved and free rather than experiencing a sense of regret or loss. Set your heart to be willing to let go, says the Lord. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to gain, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
May 27, 2016: Be alert and pay attention to the small things.
Knowing the details will make all the difference at this time and can be
extremely important to the outcome of situations you encounter. Exercise
your discernment so that you can avoid costly mistakes. Know that I am
with you to take you in the right direction, says the Lord. Proverbs
3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own
understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
May 26, 2016: It will take some effort to stay on course. There are many things in your environment and circumstances that could interrupt your focus on the long goal. Remember who you are in Me and My purposes for you, says the Lord. Distractions at this time could be deadly. Psalms 63:6 When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches.
May 25, 2016: When you step out of your routine be sure to be in the flow of the Spirit. You will definitely be out of your comfort zone, but refuse to enter the danger zone. You will need to be more aware spiritually than ever. Take the time to consider your surroundings and position and let Me direct every step, says the Lord. Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
May 24, 2016: Re-set. There are areas of your life that lack control, and you need to get back to a place of optimum safety and security in every area of life--spiritually, physically and in your soul. Find yourself on solid ground by setting your will to always do that which is of greatest benefit to you and those around you, says the Lord. Proverbs 20:11 Even a child is known by his deeds, whether what he does is pure and right.
May 23, 2016: Carefully consider and evaluate your thoughts and actions. You can make this determination by what you say and do. Make sure that everything emanates from your relationship with Me, says the Lord. These are times that require your undivided attention in following My ways. Psalms 18:21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.
May 22: Take time to re-evaluate your life. Take stock to see what is really important to your well-being on every level. But, remember to put first things first, and that would be your spiritual wellness. I am doing a particular work in this season to prepare My people, says the Lord, to be dedicated to My kingdom and consecrated to do and to be all that I have called you to. This is not a work according to man's doctrine or end-time scenarios. This is a true spiritual work that will begin and end with your vital connection with Me. Psalms 10:17 LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear.
May 20, 2016: There is a spiritual storm coming, says the Lord. There will be shaking, sifting, and scattering. Expect the seeds you have sown to bring forth a harvest, whether good or bad. Many who have deceived and exploited others, will be deceived and exploited. This storm is necessary to awaken those who have fallen asleep or become complacent. My people who are already awake must stay awake spiritually to avoid destruction. Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
May 19, 2016: Examine yourself to see where you need to make adjustments. Your standard is My word, says the Lord. And, you must not only read and hear spiritual truth; you must become an example of what you know is right and good. Walk in the light. Live in the Spirit. James 1:25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
May 18, 2016: Be flexible, says the Lord. Some of the resources that you have depended on in the past will no longer be viable. Do not react emotionally to these changes, but rather be creative in finding alternative sources and solutions. Remember that I, your God, am your dependable provider. And you can trust Me to meet your every need and to give wisdom and direction. 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 17, 2016: In a vision I saw a tiny speck of light in the distance that began to increase in size and intensity. And, I heard the Lord say, "I am giving you opportunities to increase in revelation and wisdom. You must no longer dwell in darkness, but reach for My light and let it encompass you and permeate your entire being. This is a time for you to emerge and move out in faith and victory." 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.
May 16, 2016: There are many ways that you can get sidetracked at this time. You must be spiritually focused to make the most of this season. When you are too busy with things of the world, you can miss what I am trying to reveal to you, says the Lord. And, that could make you vulnerable. Proverbs 5:1-2 My son, pay attention to my wisdom; Lend your ear to my understanding, that you may preserve discretion, and your lips may keep knowledge.
May 15: I would have you, My people, walk in sincerity and without pretense. Be who you are in Me, and that will allow the manifestation of My Spirit to flow through you unhindered. However, if you are afraid to be rejected and seek acceptance and approval, those around you will only see your insecurity even when you try to be religious. These are times when you can experience greater freedom on all levels, says the Lord. 1 Timothy 1:5 Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith.
May 13, 2016: Many of you, My people, have revisited old places of failure and pain. This is not productive for you, says the Lord. Much of how you perceive the past is subjective as you can only see with flawed vision, distorted by your feelings and opinions. You cannot change one thing about the past, but you can go forth in the power of My Spirit. This is a new day in which you can choose to walk in the Spirit. 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.
May 12, 2016: Your time of transition is almost over. You just need a little more patience and staying power before you can begin the next leg of your journey. Allow expectation to be a motivating force as you position yourself to progress. Establish and maintain purity, says the Lord. Resolutely seek the moral and spiritual high ground. Leviticus 20:26 And you shall be holy to Me, for I the LORD am holy, and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be Mine.
May 11, 2016: Ask Me to reveal your faults. If you will be absolutely honest with yourself and with Me I will help you position yourself to walk in greater clarity of soul and spirit, says the Lord. If you seek spiritual purity this internal work is a requirement. You cannot walk in the Spirit when you maintain pretensions and facades. Psalms 139:23 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 10, 2016: Fortify your power mightily! Many of you have forgotten that I have given you authority over the powers of darkness, which have exerted control over your life. It is within your ability to be determined to overcome. You must exercise the power that I have given you to fight your way to freedom, says the Lord. You are well able to gain the victory. Luke 10:19 "Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you."
May 9, 2016: You have had many and varied opportunities to establish yourself in divine order, and you have done so in many areas. But, I want you to be alert to the process of fine-tuning where things will come up that demand your attention and willingness to bring correction and perfection, says the Lord. I will lead you in this process. 1 Corinthians 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.
May 8: It is important for you recover from recent stress by leaning on Me. Be strong. Don't give up. All things that represent problems are only a stepping stone to understanding the work of My kingdom more completely. Keep looking up, says the LORD. Never forget that I am leading you to victory. Philippians 3:12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.
May 6, 2016: Deliberately seek a quiet resting place in the Spirit. Remove yourself from all chaos and confusion, and refuse to get emotionally invested in things that do not produce life and light. You need to stay protected from circumstances and conditions that interrupt the peace of your heart, says the Lord. Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
May 5, 2016: Be careful of making assumptions based on limited information. Those assumptions will lead you down a path to a dubious outcome. You will eventually have to retrace your steps to get back on solid ground. In the meantime, you will have a difficult time knowing the difference between what is true and what is false. If you find yourself in this shadowy place, reconnect and walk in the Spirit, says the Lord. 1 John 4:6 We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
May 4, 2016: Step into the light by leaving all darkness behind. Those things that result in condemnation, oppression and depression do not come from Me, says the Lord. When you begin to walk in the Spirit instead of entertaining the flesh, light will prevail over all darkness. Let your light shine! 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.
May 3, 2016: I speak to those of you who feel as though you have been wrapped in a cocoon. This position has shielded you from experiencing life as it really is and has kept you from the freedom that you crave. I tell you truthfully that it is now time to break free from this silent, inactive place to realize your potential. It is My desire that you become the best version of yourself possible, 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.
May 2, 2016: Pay attention to what is going on around you spiritually. Get sharp and stay sharp. This is no time to miss the details of what I am showing you and doing with you. If you will do this, your discernment will come into clear focus, and you will know things that otherwise would have escaped you, 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.
May 1: Go ahead and make your plans, but hold them loosely. Be willing to allow Me to make the necessary adjustments in your thoughts and desires to keep you in the perfect movement of My Spirit, says the Lord. I will direct your steps, but you must first yield completely to My will. Do not allow the stubbornness to get your own way to prevail. Proverbs 16:9 A manís heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.
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Bill and Marsha Burns
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Kremmling, Colorado 80459
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