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."

SMALL STRAWS BOOK 

DECEMBER 2022

December 6, 2022: Take disappointments in stride. Your circumstances will change, but I never change. I am your Rock and High Tower to which you must run. You will find peace as you live and move and have your being in Me. Refuse to allow anything to take you away from the assurance that I am your help. Psalm 31:3 For You are my rock and my fortress; therefore, for Your name’s sake, lead me and guide me.

December 5, 2022: Be centered and stay focused. There are many distractions at this time that will take you away from your prime objective and spiritual purpose. Do not forget your end goal and eternal design. Continue to stay connected and seek My face. Psalm 27:7-9 Hear, O Lord,when I cry with my voice! Have mercy also upon me, and answer me. When You said, Seek My face, my heart said to You, Your face, Lord, I will seek. Do not hide Your face from me; do not turn Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; do not leave me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation.

December 4, 2022: There are ways you can help others and ways that you should not help. I would have you be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit in every situation. I know the depth of your compassion, but there are times when you can intervene and times when you should mind your own business. Let your spirit and your conscience be your guide. 2 Corinthians 1:12 For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience that we conducted ourselves in the world in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God, and more abundantly toward you.

December 3, 2022: There is a strong and mighty wind blowing in the realm of the Spirit that will remove all guilt and shame. It will sweep away the debris of the past and prepare you for a new beginning. But you must embrace the innocence of starting over and leave the past behind. Receive the forgiveness afforded you through the redemption promised by the blood of Jesus Christ. Romans 3:23-26: For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

December 2, 2022: You sometimes feel like you are running a race on an obstacle course where you keep getting bogged down in mud holes, having to jump hurdles, and hitting brick walls. But I tell you that I am with you to make rough places smooth and crooked places straight. Trust Me to bring you through, says the Lord. Isaiah 40:4-5 Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth; the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.

December 1, 2022: Like bees in a hive, you are not alone. It takes every bee doing its part to produce honey. You already know what you need to do to coexist with others. You must do your part to fulfill your purpose and achieve your destiny. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

NOVEMBER 2022

November 30, 2022: Set a standard in your life of righteous thought and living. Then, you will have a measuring rod for staying on course spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. These days present all manner of temptation to stray from what you know is right and good. Be an overcomer. Hebrews 4:15-16 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

November 29, 2022: I caution you to be thoughtful and not act on impulse. Being impulsive will be a waste of time and cause regret. The correct course of action is to make sure that you are in the Spirit and ask for wisdom in every situation, and then wait for it. Do not move forward until you know that you are on the right track. Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.

November 28, 2022: In all the busyness that surrounds this season, be sure to take opportunities to rest and rejuvenate. You can do that by letting go of all things that are a concern to you, and position yourself in the Holy Spirit where you will find peace. Stay as long as you need to in that place of serenity before you move on. Proverbs 4:7-8 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. Exalt her, and she will promote you; she will bring you honor, when you embrace her.

November 27, 2022: It is time to build on your solid foundation of life in the Spirit. There are many things that demand your attention, but the most important one does not make demands. It is your connection to Me, says the Lord. Make every effort to nourish your spirit by setting aside time to focus and spend time in My presence. Acts 3:19 Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.

November 26, 2022: Refuse to be pulled away from your spiritual position by material and financial distractions. These are days to guard your heart and stay focused on things that really matter. Make a special effort to stay close to Me so that I can impart wisdom and direct your steps. Proverbs 4:23 Guard your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.

November 25, 2022: Be kind. It does not take any more effort to be charitable than to be disagreeable. I would have you exhibit My character and nature in every situation. Make the effort to have a generous attitude and to be compassionate. Allow My Spirit to flow through you like a river. Ephesians 4:31-32 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

November 24, 2022: Breakthrough is imminent. Just stay the course and refuse to get discouraged or be defeated. This is a new day with new possibilities and great potential. I am with you to give you a future and hope. Never doubt My ability to go before you and direct your path. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

November 23, 2022: Do not be disheartened or fall into despair. Even though you are facing difficulties, I have given you the strength to push through and gain the victory. Keep your focus on what is working instead of what is not working. When you ask for wisdom, I will most certainly give it without holding back. Have faith. Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

November 22, 2022: As you embark on a journey through unfamiliar territory, know that I am still with you. Your surroundings and circumstances may change, but I never change. You can always find your strength and stability in Me, says the Lord. I am the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. James 1:2-5 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. 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.

November 21, 2022: What you have endured has equipped you for the next phase of your existence. Your strength and endurance was greater than you ever thought possible. This was a time of preparation for changes that will be necessary in the days ahead. You have come through strong and resolute. Continue to stand strong and unafraid. Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

November 20, 2022: Take a deep breath and settle yourself in peace. You have endured disturbing and upsetting circumstances, but you must let the past be the past before you can forge ahead. This is a new day. Set yourself to allow My strength to be the basis for a new beginning. I am with you and will uphold you. 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.

November 19, 2022: This is a time when you must quiet your soul so that your thought process is clear. You cannot make good decisions when you are discombobulated. Encourage yourself with what you know to be true, and stand on the firm foundation of the word of God. Refuse to become flustered by your current circumstances. This too shall pass. Psalm 131:2 Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, Like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.

November 18, 2022: Do not worry about what the future holds. You can make plans and set goals, but you must also stay present with today and your current circumstances. Do your best with what you are facing here and now. You can only take one day at a time, so keep your priorities straight, and put first things first. Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

November 17, 2022: I keep hearing the sound of victory in my spirit as I feel the soft touch of the Spirit confirming His word that we are overcomers and will see better days ahead. Life has not been easy, but we have learned much about ourselves, others, and the work of God through the challenges we faced. We thank God for His wisdom, direction, and goodness. 1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

November 16, 2022: You will be facing issues that you do not know how to deal with. But, I have gone before you to make a way for you to know and perform My perfect will. Stop fussing and fuming, quiet your soul, and trust Me to show you the way. Have faith. 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.

November 15, 2022: In my spirit I keep hearing the phrase "new heights and new horizons". I believe we are at the beginning of a new spiritual ride that will take us to new heights where we can see beyond our limited view. We will have the opportunity to embrace a higher purpose and expanded vision of spiritual truth about ourselves and our future as we walk in the Spirit and seek the face of 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.

November 14, 2022: Today you are turning over a new leaf. It will be a new page in your personal history, a new beginning if you will. You can make positive changes that will improve your attitude and the way you live. Do not pass up this opportunity to renew your commitments to those close to you and your spiritual commitment to Me. 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.

November 13, 2022: I have called you to a new anointing that requires your awareness. You can improve your spiritual discernment by looking and listening as I reveal My purposes. It is My desire that you deliberately ascend to a higher place where you can receive wisdom and direction. Quietly and powerfully carry out My instructions, says the Lord. Psalm 101:6 My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with Me; he who walks in a perfect way, he shall serve Me.

November 12, 2022: Procrastination is an anchor. You cannot progress until you do the things that you have been putting off. Put aside dread and do what needs to be done. You will be relieved and ready to face every new day with confidence. Remember that you are not alone; I am with you every step of the way, says the Lord. Proverbs 10:4 A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

November 11, 2022: This is a time to get organized and to tie up loose ends. You need to be clear and unemcumbered for the next leg of your journey. You have already come a long way. Pause and consider where you were a year ago and put it behind you. This is a new day with new possibilities. 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.

November 10, 2022: Leave the troubles of the past behind. There is nothing you can do about what has happened, but there is plenty you can do with what is ahead. Set your heart and mind to do all that I have for you. Settle yourself to move with the flow of My Spirit. I have gone before you to prepare the way. Isaiah 40:4-5 Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth; the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.

November 9, 2022: Never underestimate My power to heal. Ask in faith without wavering; have complete trust in Me and do not doubt even for one moment. When you seek with all your heart, you will find. Ask and it will be given. Do not be afraid! Fear undermines faith. Matthew 7:7-11 Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

November 8, 2022: Be true to yourself and your righteous values. Maintain peace. Much of what you worry about is beyond your ability to change. Put your trust in Me to do what you cannot and to show you the way to spiritual perfection. Allow Me to set you in a place that you cannot understand here and now, but it will make perfect sense in the days ahead. 1 Corinthians 16:13 Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.

November 7, 2022: I keep seeing a vision of a teeter-totter with someone standing in the middle so that it is level, and I heard the Lord say: Find your center of stability (mentally, emotionally, and spiritually) and stay there. Keep your balance so that you are neither up nor down. Maintain your sense of being on a firm foundation through strong and unwavering relationship with Me. That is where you will prosper. Matthew 7:24-25 Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.

November 6, 2022: These are days to be excellent. Be the best version of yourself possible. Arise to every position of righteousness, justice and faithfulness. Hold yourself to the high standard of My Word and purposes. You can do this because I have sent the Helper to assist you in this endeavor. John 14:26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

November 5, 2022: To those who are moving through life at break-neck speed, it is time for you to rest and recuperate. Enter into My rest where you can let go of the stress and strain. Come into My presence where you can quiet your soul and be rejuvenated. Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

November 4, 2022: When you review your life have no regrets. Nothing is wasted in My Kingdom. Your life experiences, whether good or bad, were necessary and instructive. You have been shaped and fashioned by your accomplishments and your failures. Rejoice in your successes, and learn from your defeats as you strive to live, move and have your being in Me. Romans 3:21-26 But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

November 3, 2022: Prepare yourself for another shift in your life experiences and circumstances. Your inclination will be to hang on to what is familiar and safe, but you must move with the flow of My Spirit without fear or trepidation. Trust Me to re-establish you on higher ground and a firm foundation. 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.

November 2, 2022: You must take life as it comes. You cannot decide how you will react or respond in situations you are not facing here and now. It is all conjecture and presumption. There is enough for you to deal with today without projecting out to the unknown. Stand solidly where you are right now, and do not worry about the future. Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

November 1, 2022: The recent adjustments that you have made, both great and small, will begin to produce results. Your obedience to My leading will be rewarded in ways that you could not have expected or imagined. Continue in righteousness and establish yourself in peace as you move forward in consecration to Me. 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.

OCTOBER 2022

October 31, 2022: Release your dread and fears to Me when you face change and everything around you seems to be difficult and unwieldy. I will make the crooked places straight and give you peace that surpasses understanding. Set your heart to believe that I am with you to guide you through the maze of confusion. Be still. Isaiah 45:2 I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron.

October 30, 2022: Stay focused and keep pressing on. Regardless of the turmoil around you and the fears that surround you, I am the same. I do not change. You can count on finding your stability in Me. Quiet your soul, and establish yourself on the truth of My Word and My love for you. I am the solid rock on which you stand. Matthew 7:24-25 Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.

October 29, 2022: For those who have been steadfast and diligent, your goal is within reach, and your reward is at hand. But, this is no time to slack off. You must maintain what you have gained and be a good steward of what you have and what you do. You have come this far; do not go back! Continue to trust Me to perfect those things that concern you. Psalm 138:8 The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; do not forsake the works of Your hands.

October 28, 2022: I am shining a spotlight on you, My people, so that you can see the places in you that need adjustment. I will reveal that which is hidden in your heart that keeps you from complete transparency in My kingdom. You cannot prosper spiritually or otherwise unless you yield to correction and revision. There are aspects of yourself that need attention. Proverbs 3:11 My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor detest His correction.

October 27, 2022: These are the days of breaking through the darkness of your own soul and spirit. Honest internal work is required before you can actually see what is keeping you from the light of My presence. It is My will for you to live and walk in the light so that you can actually be the light of the world. Be done with evil intentions. Matthew 5:14-16 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

October 26, 2022: Your convictions are a strong fortress against evil. Hang on to righteousness and morality. Refuse to give in to the temptation to compromise your godly standards. Be free from sin and guilt. You will never regret being honorable and virtuous. Hold fast to your moral compass. 1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

October 25, 2022: You thought you were doing good when you stepped out of your flow in the Spirit. The lesson here is that you are not on your own, you belong to Me. You must follow My lead and not follow your assumptions. Make sure that who you are and everything that you do is according to My will and purposes and not your own. Get back on track by repenting and receiving forgiveness. Every day is a new day. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 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? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.

October 24, 2022: It is time for you to begin to broaden your horizons. You will have opportunities to increase your range of knowledge and experience, and you will be able to see more opportunities and make better choices. Seize every moment to grow and expand your vision both naturally and spiritually. Galatians 6:10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.

October 23, 2022: Stay strong and stand on the righteous principles of My word. There are elements in the world around you that will chip away at your values and morality, but you must maintain your spiritual integrity. Make a determination to always do what is right and good. Psalm 34:14 Depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

October 22, 2022: In your evaluation of who you are and where you have been, be careful to avoid dumping down into condemnation. You can do nothing to change the past. You have today to live in righteousness. Do your best with where you are, what you do, and what you have now. Remember that you are of great value in the Kingdom of God. 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.

October 21, 2022: You are going to experience a level of freedom that you have not had for quite awhile. Circumstances have resulted in the stress of feeling burdened, but you are about to be released. And, you will be established in a renewed sense of life and liberty. 2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

October 20, 2022: Be strong and stay calm. The things you worry about are mostly out of your reach. Let go, and trust Me with those you care about and the circumstances that are beyond your control. Set your heart on peace and serenity. 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.

October 19, 2022: Do not give up hope. Keep pressing on. Remember that when I abide in you, you will live a life of complete honesty and integrity. You will exhibit My character and nature in all things, and you will achieve My goals for you. You are My child, My offspring, and I take care of My own. Acts 17:29 Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising.

October 18, 2022: Hold your plans loosely. It is okay to have an outline, but make room for Me to perfect those things that concern you. I will lead the way if you will allow it. Or, you can stubbornly cling to your desires and ideas. Just remember that you cannot predict how things will work out. Be flexible. Psalm 138:8 The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.

October 17, 2022: Do not beat yourself up when you make a mistake. There is always something to learn from things that did not turn out the way you expected. Take the time to evaluate what you did wrong and make a course correction so that the error is not repeated. Life consists of trial and error and finding the best way to achieve your desired result. 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.

October 16, 2022: Refuse to allow the circumstances of life to swallow you up so that you lose perspective. There are things to do, but everything must be done from a position of order instead of chaos. Be thoughtful in your process and apply divine wisdom. Establish and maintain a solid connection with Me, and I will guide you. Stay calm. 1 Corinthians 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

October 15, 2022: Issues that have long been in the works will begin to come to a reslution and conclusion. Breathe a sigh of relief as you reflect on what it took to get here. At the same time ready yourself for the next leg of your journey. You will have to make important decisions, but always remember that you can ask for wisdom when you are in a quandary. I will show you the way. Psalm 25:4-5 Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on you I wait all the day.

October 14, 2022: It is time to tie up loose ends in your life and reset. Your spirit and soul need to be clear in preparation for the next phase. Set yourself to be the best version of yourself you can be. What was or has been will not be destroyed, but will be put safely on the proverbial shelf for you to revisit any time you want to. Do not be afraid to let go. 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.

October 13, 2022: I have empowered you to be an overcomer. Even though you are under My protection and guidance, there are still difficulties of the flesh and world that you have to rise above and overcome. But, you can do that with ease when you confidently depend on Me to bring you through. You can rely on Me. Exodus 15:2 The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.

October 12, 2022: When you are downtrodden and discouraged come to Me for comfort. When you feel lost and alone come to Me for direction. When you are at wits end come to Me for wisdom. When you are bone tired, come to Me for rest. When you have fallen come to Me, and I will pick you up. I am your shelter in the storm and your very present help in trouble. Come to Me. Psalm 62:8 Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.

October 11, 2022: Refuse the urge to discount or disparage others. Learn to love them unconditionally as I love you. No one has reached perfection. Everyone has faults. Resist the temptation to judge from your place of strength to their place of weakness. John 13:34-35 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.

October 10, 2022: Be strong spiritually and you will break through long-standing barriers. Never doubt for a moment My ability to help you press through. Lean on Me. Find your center in Me. Live and move in My Spirit. Trust Me to be your guide in every situation, for I am with you. Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.

October 9, 2022: In a vision I saw people traveling on an elevated highway, and I heard the Lord say: I want to lift you up and take you higher than you have been before. As you move and stay in this elevated place, it will soon become your new normal. And from this high place, you will be able to see and understand things that have been beyond your comprehension in times past. Prepare yourself for spiritual elevation. Isaiah 49:11 I will make each of My mountains a road, and My highways shall be elevated.

October 8, 2022: There are issues that need your attention. Your tendency will be to gloss over them instead of taking action. But, the longer you put off what needs to be done, the more complicated it becomes. Procrastination is not your friend. James 4:17 Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.

October 7, 2022: You have been forgiven and you are redeemed. Let go of your regrets. Put the past behind you and let today be a new day, a clean slate. Position yourself to receive all that I have for you today and in this season. You cannot accept My gift and still continue to beat yourself up because you have deemed yourself to be unworthy. You are cleansed by the blood of the Lamb sacrificed for you. Accept it and be made whole. 1 Peter 1:18-19 ...knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

October 6, 2022: Put your worries behind you and focus on what you can do to make things better. In some instances there will be nothing to do except to strengthen your faith and wait. Either way you must establish peace in your heart before you can find solid ground on which to stand. Find your place of stability. Nahum 1:7 The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him.

October 5, 2022: There seems to be no end to trouble, but you have a spiritual advantage. Bring your burdens to Me, and I will give you wisdom and direction that will help you overcome. I see your predicament, but there is nothing I cannot handle if you will trust Me to bring you through. Lean on Me. Psalm 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.

October 4, 2022: When you feel abandoned, alone, and without friends, remember that I, the Lord, know you and care about you. I am your very present help in times of trouble. Come to Me when you have been deserted and are desolate. I will soothe your troubled soul. Come to Me to be refreshed and renewed. Proverbs 18:24 A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

October 3, 2022: To those who have made significant progress, stay the course. Maintain the ground you have gained both spiritually and naturally. These are the days of a great awakening when your spiritual vision will become clearer than ever and your senses will be heightened to perceive more acutely. It is a time when you will rejoice silently and not as the rooster crows. Romans 13:11 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.

October 2, 2022: You will begin to see the resolution of difficult problems. I will impart to you clarity in the understanding of what you can do to deal with these issues. Refuse to get mired in possibilities or probabilities. Rather, seek My face and ask for the wisdom necessary to move forward at this time, says the Lord. Never doubt that I am with you. Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

October 1, 2022: Set aside time to take a deep breath and rest. Come into My presence for a much needed respite from the demands on your time, worries and fears. There is nothing in your life that I do not know about. I will give you the strength and wisdom to deal with every situation and circumstance. You can put your trust in Me to bring you through. 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.

SEPTEMBER 2022

September 30, 2022: Prepare yourself for a new spiritual journey. I will take you into a realm of wisdom and understanding that you have not yet experienced. The preparation I speak of is one of purity and a genuine desire to know Me more intimately. You will never reach for anything you do not want. So, this will be a deliberate and focused process. Only those who have the desire will make this journey. Job 23:12 I have not departed from the commandment of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.

September 29, 2022: Change is sometimes difficult to navigate. Do not panic. Take one step at a time as you transition into the unfamiliar. This is yours to do, and it will soon become routine. Pray for wisdom and be calm and deliberate; it is part of your beginning into the new era. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

September 28, 2022: Stand on the solid ground of truth in every situation and not what you want to be true, but that which is actually true. The world is full of liars and those who stretch and distort the truth to satisfy their own selfish desires. My heart is with those who are honest souls who do not yield even for a moment to perversion or corruption. 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.

September 27, 2022: This is a brand new day. Wipe the slate clean and begin again. Refuse to allow your past to dictate your future. Position yourself to live and move in the Spirit without restraint. You have been set free. Do not let your past haunt you or hold you back. Move forward with the ease afforded you in this season. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

September 26, 2022: SEASON OF HOPE by Marsha Burns: When I was seeking God for what He would show me with regard to the next New Era, I glanced out my office window and saw a rainbow. I then saw in the spirit someone walking on a rainbow and thought of some of the song lyrics in Somewhere Over The Rainbow:

When all the world is a hopeless jumble And the raindrops tumble all around, Heaven opens a magic lane. When all the clouds darken up the skyway There's a rainbow highway to be found, Leading from your window pane To a place behind the sun, Just a step beyond the rain. Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high, There's a land that I heard of once in a lullaby. Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.

This is the beginning of a season of hope.

We must leave the past behind with all of its woes and sorrows, and embrace what God has in store for us in the days ahead.

Psalm 31:24 Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord.

A season of greater spiritual awareness, authority and power.

If you will seek earnestly to be one with the Holy Spirit, you will be able to live and walk in His awareness, exercise His authority and operate in His power, which will not only be a benefit to you but also to those around you.

Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

It will be a season of freedom and liberty. We will not have to be shackled by anything not right for us individually.

You are a child of God who has given you the freedom to choose. Personal choice is a gift that will extricate you from bondage of any kind. Trust Him to help you get free and stay free.

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.

This will be a time that will surpass what we accept as normal or mundane.

Be willing to think outside the box to know that your capabilities are greater than what you have settled for. You must believe that God will reveal your true nature and abilities. Do not be afraid to expand beyond what you have considered to be your limitations.

Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you.

Go beyond current understanding and desires.

You have to want to expand beyond where you are and be willing to make the changes necessary for your own good and the good of those around you. There will be greater evil than ever in the season ahead, but also the potential for greater good. Stay close to God, and He will direct your steps.

Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

It will not necessarily be small steps as much as giant leaps.

I cannot help but think about the famous quote by Neil Armstrong at the first landing on the moon : That is one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. When we position ourselves to be extraordinary and to go beyond limitations (either self-imposed or externally imposed), those once small steps will become giant leaps. However, we will begin with a first step.

Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

September 25, 2022: When things seem to no longer work or properly meet your needs, you will have to make some adjustments. This is a time when you are being re-positioned so that you can maximize the benefits of the new season. Don't panic when changes are inevitable. It will be much the same as your eyes having to adjust from darkness to light, and you will begin to see clearly again. 1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each one’s praise will come from God.

September 24, 2022: Go with the flow of change. It may feel awkward in the beginning, but you will get used to the changes, and they will become part of your existence on a different level. The more you set your heart on spiritual things instead of natural things, the better off you will be. Keep your priorities straight. 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.

September 23, 2022: I want you to step back and take a look at the bigger picture. While looking at details is admirable, you can miss a greater understanding that is necessary in accurately evaluating a particular situation. Take the time to make adjustments in the way you see things so that you have greater clarity of intent and purpose. Psalm 14:2 The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God.

September 22, 2022: Your worry has gotten you nowhere. You have stewed and fretted about things you do not even understand. Where is the faith in that? Get up out of your stewpot and know that I will give you the wisdom and direction you need when you need it. Settle yourself in the flow of My Spirit and relax. You can depend on Me. Philippians 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

September 21, 2022: The power of evil produces chaos and destruction. I speak to you, My people, to rise up out of the throes of destructive cycles that keep you in agony and suffering. Resist unrighteousness. You already know the difference between good and evil. Choose good in your heart and follow through with goodness in your behavior and actions, says the Lord. Your life in the Spirit depends on that decision. James 4:7-8 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

September 20, 2022: Watch for the beginning of breakthrough. It will be like the breaking of a dam, one small stream at a time until the obstacles are gone and new opportunities for growth and stability will be a reality. Stay hopeful and do not give up. Your day is coming. Matthew 7:7-8 Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

September 19, 2022: Continue the effort to press through these difficult times. Do not give up. I know every detail of your life and heart, and I am with you. Establish yourself in hope and keep the faith. You are destined for victory. This too shall pass. 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.

September 18, 2022: Break free from the things that have held you captive and kept you in bondage. It is time to deal with issues that have held you back and hindered your ability to become all that I have called you be and to accomplish all that I have set before you. Examine your life so that you can see clearly where you must fight for your freedom, says the Lord. Be courageous. John 8:36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

September 17, 2022: I see the burden of your soul and that you have become weary in waiting for breakthrough. You must rest, but take your rest by having faith in Me to bring you through. Refuse to fuss and fume over things that are beyond your control. I see your plight, and your way to peace is through Me. Trust Me to make a way. Matthew 11:28-30 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

September 16, 2022: Embrace change. For some it will be small things that need to be tweaked, improved, or re-arranged. For others it will be the need to exchange or replace that which is no longer relevant. And, for others it will be a time of complete renovation. I speak of your spiritual condition as well as your emotional, mental, and physical environment. I am preparing you for the days ahead that will require soundness of spirit, soul, and body. Make the most of the opportunities that are presented. Now is the time to get ready to move into the new season. Psalm 31:24 Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord.

September 15, 2022: This is a time when you need to make peace with your past along with all of the poor judgment, embarrassment, rejection, and self-interest. You belong to Me. You have been redeemed and are a new creation. You can do nothing to fix what has already transpired. Move on. 2 Corinthians 5:17-19 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 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.

September 14, 2022: I woke up this morning with the Spanish word, sientese, which translated to English is "sit down." And, I heard the Lord say: You have been frantic to achieve breakthrough and have worn yourself out with this obsession. I already know what you need, so relax. I will show you the way to calmly achieve your goal. Ask and you shall receive. Matthew 7:7-8 Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

September 13, 2022: Arise from your bed of sorrow and look for ways to be content, grateful, and happy instead of being upset and worried. Rise above your worldly discontentment and realize that because you belong to Me, you are highly favored. What you have or do not have is a temporary condition, but who you are spiritually in Me is forever, says the Lord. Psalm 44:3 For they did not gain possession of the land by their own sword, nor did their own arm save them; but it was Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your countenance, because You favored them.

September 12, 2022: I Am not only with you in your spiritual mountain top experiences; I Am with you in your mundane existence. I Am with you to help with the challenges you face every day. I Am as close as your breath. Silence your soul and quiet your thoughts and anxieties as you allow Me to interact with you and give you the wisdom and direction you need to take your next steps. Peace be with you. 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.

September 11, 2022: You have been looking for solutions and completion in various aspects of your life, and your wait is coming to an end. These are things that must conclude before you can be positioned to move forward and begin to experience the new season before you. You will forge ahead with a greater sense of spiritual stability and assurance. 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.

September 10, 2022: Your empathy and kindness will be multiplied back to you. Do not consider even for a moment that what you do for others goes unnoticed. You are My hands and My feet on the earth, and when you do My bidding, you will be rewarded beyond measure. Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.

September 9, 2022: Beloved, I want My thoughts to be your thoughts and My words to be your words. They will be thoughts and words of love and encouragement to those around you. Be done with pride and prejudicial judgment and actions, and remember that you will reap what you sow. If you want a better harvest, you have to plant better seeds. Hosea 10:12 Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the Lord, till He comes and rains righteousness on you.

September 8, 2022: Look for Me even when you do not feel like it. When you find Me, you will regain strength and hope. I am your help in troubling times, and I will energize you to be able to deal with every situation regardless of how daunting it seems. There is nothing beyond My reach. Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

September 7, 2022: There are things you have neglected and need your attention. Do not procrastinate any longer or those issues will become more difficult to deal with. Now is the time to bring resolution to every area of your life. You will be glad you did. Proverbs 12:27 The lazy man does not roast what he took in hunting, but diligence is man’s precious possession.

September 6, 2022: When you feel like you have stalled out, do not despair. Keep moving forward even if it is small increments. You are not alone in feeling this way. It is not yet time for moving in leaps and bounds or making great sweeping changes. Find your place of safety and be content for the moment. Be at peace. 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.

September 5, 2022: When circumstances seem uncertain, do not be afraid. Circumstances change, but I never change; I am the same yesterday, today, and forever. I care for you and will lead you through the maze of difficult conditions. Trust Me to reveal solutions to the problems you face. Be strong and have faith. Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

September 4, 2022: Beloved, I want you to come closer to Me. You have achieved a level of comfort in seeking and interacting with Me, but there is more. There is a higher level of spiritual understanding and perfection that you have stopped short of. Press through this barrier of complacency and rise to new heights. 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.

September 3, 2022: The spiritual atmosphere that prevails over your nation and even the whole world has been one of hindrance. It seems like you have been walking through mud. Everything takes more effort than it should. You can, however, alleviate much of this trouble by allowing Me to lead you through the maze of difficulty. I will give you wisdom and favor when you ask. Proverbs 4:12 When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, and when you run, you will not stumble.

September 2, 2022: In many ways this is a new beginning for you. There are things you can leave behind and be done with as you set your heart on what will transpire. But, remember that even when you are looking ahead, you must have your feet firmly planted in the present as you seek My face with a desire to stay connected spiritually. You are still in transition. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

September 1, 2022: You are in unfamiliar territory because I am taking you in the direction of correction. There are things in your life that are inconsistent with kingdom values. It is not that you are completely off track, but taking you out of routine will reveal attitudes and motivations that need to be highlighted. I will show you what needs your attention. Proverbs 3:11 My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor detest His correction.

AUGUST 2022

August 31, 2022: Step back and take a broad view of where you are spiritually and how you got here. Renew yourself in the foundation of what you believe. For the purpose of examination, see if you have strayed from that which you value the most. Do not compromise those elements of vital spiritual importance, but rather reinforce what you know to be righteous. You belong to Me, says the Lord. Isaiah 43:1b Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine.

August 30, 2022: Come closer. Reach higher. Seek more earnestly. Re-establish your faith and commitment to stand firmly on the solid rock of Christ. Be strong and unwavering. You are living in a time of extreme turbulence and distractions, so it is more important than ever to stay focused and connected. Your efforts will produce miraculous results. Psalm 18:1-3 I will love You, O Lord, my strength. 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. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.

August 29, 2022: Refuse to worry about things that are out of your reach and control. Faith is believing without seeing, and you can put your faith in Me to take you where you need to go and give you the wisdom that is necessary to navigate your circumstances. Save your energy and just do what is required of you today. I am with you, says the Lord. Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

August 28, 2022: Beloved, the discomfort of this season will soon be a thing of the past. Keep your mind on spiritual things that cause your faith to be strong. For, I will bring you through this awkwardness, and you will gain the victory. What you learn at this time will be most valuable in the days ahead, but you must endure and persevere, says the Lord. Trust Me! James 5:11 Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.

August 27, 2022: Search your heart and be objective in finding those things in you and in your circumstances that have kept you from being able to get unstuck and to accomplish what I have set before you. Make the changes necessary to position yourself to be confident, strong, and able. Ask Me to help you. Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

August 26, 2022: You are not able to see beyond where you are now, and it is sometimes disconcerting. You can make your plans and decide your course of action, but that does not make it a reality. You must put your trust in Me to take you where you need to go to accomplish My will and purposes and to fulfill divine destiny. Let peace rule in your heart. Isaiah 42:16 I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, and not forsake them.

August 25, 2022: Refuse to worry about what might be tomorrow, next week, next year, or next decade. You have today to do your best to be the person you are destined to be. It is enough to take care of your responsibilities and challenges as they come. You do not know what lies ahead for you, but you can strive to be the best version of yourself here and now. Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

August 24, 2022: You can change the course of your life and destination by giving more attention to that which is in agreement with My will and purposes. Set your mind on things that will build you up instead of things that will tear you down. Establish yourself in hope and be done with discouragement and despair. For, I am truly with you to bring you to a place of victory over self-destruction. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

August 23, 2022: Forgive those who have used, abused, or hurt you in any way because unforgiveness will become your personal prison. It costs you nothing to forgive just as I have forgiven you. But holding on to past offenses will keep you from the fullness of My blessings and rob you of peace. Let go and move into the divine realm of freedom that forgiveness offers. Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.

August 22, 2022: Parts of your life have seemingly been turned upside down, but you will now find greater stability and clarity as you deliberately walk and live in the Spirit. You will begin to heal and forge ahead having been strengthened supernaturally in your inner man. Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

August 21, 2022: Many things have required your attention and effort, and it has been difficult to maintain spiritual perspective. But, I would have you put aside the busyness of every day and deliberately come into My presence. Only there will you receive divine restoration and renewed vitality. I want you to partner with Me in all that you do. Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

August 20, 2022: Be assured that I am leading and guiding you in everything that you have submitted to Me. I cannot move in those areas that you have not relinquished. You must deliberately release every aspect of your life and trust Me to work on your behalf. Cast your cares on Me and believe. 1 Peter 5:6-7 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

August 19, 2022: To those who have been faithful to stay on course, your diligence and hard work will be rewarded. I know the sacrifices you have made in order to serve without complaint. Your patient endurance has not gone unnoticed. Philippians 2:14-16 Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.

August 18, 2022: Settle yourself in quiet strength. You have nothing to prove to anyone. You know who you are and that your spiritual condition is everything. You do not need to prove that you are worthwhile or special. You already know that you are one of a kind and special to Me, says the Lord. Psalm 139:13-14 For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.

August 17, 2022: This time of self-evaluation is not for the purpose of condemnation or shame. It is for the purpose of growth and spiritual development. There are things you must give up in order to move forward and things that you must forgive or receive forgiveness for. Elevation is the goal for you and those around you as you are continually being transformed. 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.

August 16, 2022: This is a time like no other for you to rely on Me and stay close. Stand strong in faith and be courageous in the face of adversity. I am your God. I know you and love you. You are under My protection, and I will guide 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.

August 15, 2022: Come to Me in times of distress, and I will heal your broken heart. I will show you how to move forward in the care of My Spirit as you release the past. Know that I am with you to lift you up and give you a sense of joy and peace again. Psalm 34:18-19 The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.

August 14, 2022: I will lead you to victory in the days ahead. You will know without equivocation that I am with you to show you the way to optimize your potential benefits, says the Lord. I will give you strength and renewed hope in fulfilling your purpose. Move forward knowing that My grand design is being worked out in your life. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

August 13, 2022: Within the next 45 days, you will end an old chapter in your life and begin anew. This will not only be a time of reflection, but a time of examination and planning for the next phase. There are things you will leave behind, but do so without regret. You have learned from your mistakes and have enjoyed your victories. Prepare your heart to receive all that I have in store for you in the coming days, and set yourself to draw near to Me, says the Lord. Isaiah 42:9 Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.

August 12, 2022: I see your heartache and understand your desperation, but you must not take matters into your own hands. Dealing with this situation yourself will only make things worse. This is a time when trust is everything. Receive My guidance and direction and be patient while you wait for the ultimate outcome. Psalm 62:5 My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him.

August 11, 2022: Even though you encounter unexpected situations, you must take things in stride and not allow that which is temporary to interrupt the flow of the eternal Spirit, says the Lord. The stress of this time will pass and you will be stronger and wiser than you were before. Every day is an opportunity to see Me at work in your life. You are truly being transformed, but transformation is sometimes painful. 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.

August 10, 2022: Do not despair. My grace is sufficient to take you through every crisis you face. You are not the only one who has to endure distress, and you are not alone in this crucial time. You are at a turning point in your life that has created a sense of instability. Keep the faith; you will come through this stronger than you have ever been. James 1:2-4 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

August 9, 2022: The problems you face that still need to be resolved, will require patience. You cannot speed things up by prancing around in a frenzy. Settle down and allow circumstances to take their course. You cannot skip over the hard parts because there are valuable lessons to be learned. Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Ecclesiastes 3:1 To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.

August 8, 2022: Be calm and refuse to allow circumstances to upset you. Remember that I have everything under control, and you need not worry. This time will require faith and patience for you to get through successfully. Steer clear of fear and allow My Spirit to guide every step, 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.

August 7, 2022: It is important that you communicate clearly in these days. Misunderstanding could create unnecessary problems. Be open, honest, and willing to listen carefully to others in order to alleviate frustration. Presumption is your enemy. Stay with what you know to be true. Apply the truth of My Word to every situation. Psalm 91:4 He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

August 6, 2022: Now is the time that you can bring to conclusion many facets of your life and circumstances. Pay attention to opportunities to leave the past behind before your begin to look to new horizons and forge ahead. Take advantage of turning point moments and be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit. 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.

August 5, 2022: In my spirit, I heard the word enigma, and the Lord said: I will make sense of those things that have been puzzling to you. I will reveal obscurities and mysteries that have been difficult to understand. Open your heart and mind to receive clarity and understanding. Psalm 16:11 You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

August 4, 2022: Even when it seems like you are not making progress, you are on track spiritually and moving in the right direction. Have patience and do not doubt yourself. When you have committed your life and circumstances to Me, I will usher you into divine destiny. Go forth in the confidence that I am leading the way, says the Lord. 2 Peter 1:5-7 But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.

August 3, 2022: Spiritual growth requires change, and the only thing that is holding you back is your resistance. Even though you try really hard to hang on to places of comfort and stability, it is not possible to keep things the same and grow. You must be willing to release the past and make peace with your current reality. Circumstances of life test your ability to adapt and thrive. Let go and go. 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.

August 2, 2022: Come into unity with My Spirit so that you are in complete harmony with no dissonance at all. There must be no inconsistency or disagreement with what you know to be true and how you express it outwardly. Be done with hypocrisy and pretense and honestly live in spirit and truth. John 4:23-24 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

August 1, 2022: Establish yourself in divine order by being obedient to My word and living in righteousness. Then your path will be clear. I will orchestrate your steps and take you on a spiritual journey you would not have imagined. No need to fret or worry about your future. I will uphold you. Psalm 37:23-24 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholds him with His hand.

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