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 

JULY 2022

July 7, 2022: There is a shift in your spiritual atmosphere, which will allow you to overcome hindrances that have slowed down or even stopped your progress. You will now be able to extricate yourself from what has seemed to be an endless wait for breakthrough. Get ready. Psalm 42:11 Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God.

July 6, 2022: Look beyond your distractions to reconnect with Me. It is time to get back on the narrow path that leads to life. Your condition spiritually, mentally, and emotionally depends on your ability to concentrate and be done with external religious exercise. It is time for you to truly walk and live in the Spirit. Matthew 7:13-14 Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

July 5, 2022: Refuse to allow circumstances to be upsetting; they are but a fleeting moment in time. Rather focus on things everlasting. Your spiritual well-being is beyond the reach of human intervention and cannot be altered or modified by any outside force. Your covenant with Me cannot be broken by anyone but you. Maintain eternal perspective. Mark 16:16-18 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.

July 4, 2022: I will make a way where there seems to be no way. And, I will shine a light on the path before you so that you do not stumble or fall. Allow Me to be your partner in life and trust that I will open and shut doors appropriately. You have not been this way before so you will need My wisdom and guidance. It is My will that you prosper in all that you do. 1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written: Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.

July 3, 2022: Stop and take a personal inventory of how you manage your resources. I speak of time, money, energy, and concentration. Productivity in the world is not the same as spiritual productivity. You are set in this world to establish My kingdom in all things. It is My desire for you to become a better steward of all that you have been given and all that you have been given to do. I will direct your steps, says the Lord. Matthew 6:24 No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

July 2, 2022: For those who have taken the time and spent the effort to deal with the issues facing you, the reward of your efforts is now at hand. Breakthrough is imminent. You will experience a sense of relief and freedom that has been out of your reach until now. Well done! 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.

July 1, 2022: Put first things first. Your well being will depend on your faithfulness to your Creator. Refuse to worry about your material needs and desires; your focus needs to be on developing true and honest relationship to God in the Spirit. Remember 1 Corinthians 3:7 that it is neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

JUNE 2022

June 30, 2022: You are at a point of spiritual discovery. If you will allow it, I will reveal greater depth and meaning in the truth of My Word. However, you will need to yield to the moving of My Spirit and not stubbornly hang on to the traditions of men and the works of the flesh. Open your heart and mind to receive revelation. I am bringing you higher. Acts 26:16 But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you.

June 29, 2022: Give of yourself freely. It costs you nothing to be kind and considerate. I have called you to exhibit My character and nature in all things and in all ways without excuse. Refuse to put yourself in a position of superiority or to think of yourself more highly than others. And being defensive does not become you; humility does. James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.

June 28, 2022: Many of you, My people, have not had your prayers answered because your faith wavered. You believe when you pray, but when you do not see immediate results, you falter and allow doubt to creep in. You must stand firm in your position of receiving and refuse to be moved by outward circumstances. Be resolute. James 1:6-8 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

June 27, 2022: Even though it seems like your progress is slow, it is steady continuance that counts. This race will not be won by covering great distances; it will be won by taking one step at a time and by not giving up. Make sure that you advance by being honorable, just and blameless. Remember that you represent My kingdom. Live righteously. Psalm 18:20 The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me.

June 26, 2022: Disappointment and discouragement leave a dark stain on your soul, which you must bring to the light to be removed. I am the Light, and in My presence all darkness must flee. Do not allow these stains and darkness to remain. It is My will that you allow My light to shine in every corner of your being so that you are Mine absolutely. Let peace and righteousness reign. 1 John 1:5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.

June 25, 2022: When you have to deal with issues that are not comfortable to face, do not be afraid. Be bold and strong. I am with you to help you through this unfamiliar maze. It might not feel like it now, but you are on the road to discovery that will make you a better person. Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.

June 24, 2022: There are issues in your life that need attention. You have ignored them long enough. In order to continue into the next phase of existence in clarity and strength you must take care of these issues. It will take some doing, but I will give you the strength and gumption to accomplish all that you need to do. Psalm 28:7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him.

June 23, 2022: These days will require patience. There are issues that still hang in the balance that are not easily resolved and will require your calm endurance. Stand firm in your ability to maintain self-control while you wait. 2 Peter 1:5-9 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. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

June 22, 2022: There are adjustments to be made and things that need to be done, but I want you to find peace in the midst of a worrisome time. Be assured that I am with you every step of the way. Let Me lead you and calm you when you are unsure. You will soon be on the other side of these uncertain times. Trust Me. Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

June 21, 2022: You have no power to change the world conditions, but you have all power to deal with your own situation. Do what you can where you can. Your contribution to making things better begins and ends with how you respond to all that concerns you. Do the best you can with what you have and what you have to do. 2 Timothy 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

June 20, 2022: Your progress may seem slow, but if you will look back at where you were, you will realize how far your have come. Do not quit or allow your impatience to become a discouragement. Slow and steady; slow and steady should be your motto. Just keep moving forward and you will get there. Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord in and in the power of His might.

June 19, 2022: Set yourself in a place of quiet strength. Clamoring will only bring chaos and unwanted attention. Take the time necessary to seek My wisdom regardless of how elusive it may seem, and wait until you have clear understanding and guidance before you take the next step. Rest assured that I am with you and will direct you, says the Lord. Proverbs 17:28 Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; when he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive.

June 18, 2022: Refuse to allow dread to occupy your thoughts. Take on the challenges of each day in strength and confidence of Spirit. Dread is nothing more than the fear of what might happen. You are not there yet, so take care of your immediate concerns and trust Me to give you the wisdom and courage to succeed. 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.

June 17, 2022: Prepare yourself to deal with issues that you have overlooked or ignored. It is time to face reality and do what must be done before you can move to the next phase. Once dealt with you will experience a sense of relief and greater freedom. Do not be afraid. Lean on Me for the strength and courage to proceed. Psalm 56:3-4 Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God (I will praise His word), in God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?

June 16, 2022: Draw near to Me with a pure heart and clean hands, and set your petition before Me. Bring your request in faith with no unbelief or doubt, and I will answer. Pray in accordance with My perfect will for you and release your burden. Psalm 24:3-5 Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

June 15, 2022: You are going to always have good days and bad days. Rejoice in the good and learn from the bad as you take everything in stride. Your goal should be to walk and live in the Spirit where you can rise above the things of the earth, hear My voice, and obey My leading. It is your choice. Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

June 14, 2022: Put your priorities in order, and set yourself to achieve your goals and ideals. This takes self-discipline and focus, but you will not regret it. Be strong and resolute, and keep Me in sight as you move ahead and not in your rear-view mirror. I am your very present help, says the Lord, and I will guide you. Psalm 46:1-3 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling.

June 13, 2022: Things are changing all around you, and the path that you have taken seems ominous and at times even treacherous. But you must stay the course. Take solace in that which is familiar while navigating the strange and unfamiliar terrain. Let Me be your guide and your place of safety. Run to Me in times of trouble or when you are unsure. Psalm 107:28-30 Then they cry out to the Lord in their trouble, and He brings them out of their distresses. He calms the storm, so that its waves are still. Then they are glad because they are quiet; so He guides them to their desired haven.

June 12, 2022: Stay alert and be vigilant to see that you do not take a divergent path from the one that I have set you on. Refuse the temptation to depart from what you know is right and true for you, says the Lord. I have a plan and purpose that will require your steadfastness at this time. Do not allow distractions to take you off course. 1 Corinthians 7:35 And this I say for your own profit, not that I may put a leash on you, but for what is proper, and that you may serve the Lord without distraction.

June 11, 2022: Yield to the spiritual work in your heart of consideration and care for others. Prepare for a supernatural expansion to take place internally until you care as much for them as you do for yourself. It will be a subtle but powerful work that begins with unselfishness. And the rewards will be great and lasting. Isaiah 58:6-8 Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; when you see the naked, that you cover him, and not hide yourself from your own flesh? Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily,and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.

June 10, 2022: Pay attention and watch for valuable insights that will prepare you and facilitate your spiritual development. You are ready to proceed and take the next step in a series of actions. You will have the understanding necessary to this vital process of spiritual growth. I have called you to a closer walk with Me, and that will require that you leave behind the hindrances that keep you from intimacy with Me. Proverbs 4:12 When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, and when you run, you will not stumble.

June 9, 2022: You are on the road to recovery from the things that have, for all intents and purposes, put you down. Arise from places of difficulty just as surely as you get up in the morning from your bed. Set your heart to go forth in My strength, and be led by My Spirit with strength and courage. Malachi 4:2 But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings, and you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves.

June 8, 2022: Calm your mind and emotions, and seek My presence. I will reveal solutions to difficult problems and give you insights that you have been lacking. These are necessary things before you go on to the next phase. You will begin to see how you have grown spiritually and progressed in purpose. I am with you! Psalm 92:12 The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

June 7, 2022: You desire better days, but there are things you must learn before you can move on. There are issues of your own heart that must be resolved and things you need to face that will serve to make you a better human being. These are the days of greater spiritual perfection that require your attention. Yield to the process. 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.

June 6, 2022: Prepare for change, whether welcomed or not. It is a time to be fluid and flexible. Allow Me to move you to conform more completely to My will and purpose for you. Your sense of stability should not depend on your physical and natural conditions but in your spiritual and eternal position. Jeremiah 18:3-4 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something at the wheel. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make.

June 5, 2022: I speak to those who have not made the distinction between legitimate authority and domination. Many of those who dominate and those who are dominated are under the influence of a generational curse that must be broken before freedom can be attained. I want you to be free, says the Lord, free to enjoy relationship with Me and express spiritual truth always. John 8:36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

June 4, 2022: No good deed goes unrewarded. When you need someone to be kind and generous to you, first extend kindness to those around you. Establish yourself in the flow of positive sowing and reaping, and your life will reflect the benefits. Set your heart to do good. Deuteronomy 6:18 And you shall do what is right and good in the sight of the Lord, that it may be well with you, and that you may go in and possess the good land of which the Lord swore to your fathers.

June 3, 2022: When you find that life has become increasingly complex and difficult, let Me lead you. You do not always know the right course of action in moving forward, so put your trust in Me to go before you and make a way. Do not be afraid; I will show you the way. 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.

June 2, 2022: Take each day as it unfolds and stay present. Refuse to dwell on the past; nothing will change what was. The future is always beyond your reach except to hold your plans loosely with an open hand. What you have is this moment, the ever present now. So strive to live every minute to its full potential as directed by My Spirit. Live in righteousness and peace and without regret. Ephesians 5:8-10 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness and truth, proving what is acceptable in the Lord.

June 1, 2022: Ask what you will, but ask in faith without doubting. You must believe that I am both willing and able to meet your need. I am not a magician that will produce whatever it is you desire. I respond to your faith and confidence in Me through our relationship that produces faith and hope. Come to Me with a pure heart. James 1:5-8 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. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

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