SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/31/:
There is an open heaven above you, and I am calling to you to come up here! Be exalted! Be raised up! You can rise up in the realm of the Spirit and come into My presence with greater clarity and purpose than ever before. Set your heart to have a more intimate relationship with Me; to know Me, says the Lord. Move from where you are, from where you got stuck, and come to Me.
Isaiah 55:3 “Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you-the sure mercies of David.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/30/12:
You have spent too much time fussing and fuming over issues that you have no control over. You have expended unnecessary time and energy with no results. Only when you truly let go and trust Me will these issues be resolved. Come into My rest and let Me bring comfort to your soul and resolution to your concerns, says the Lord.
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.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/29/12:
This is a time when you can rearrange priorities and make your position more solid than ever. Take every opportunity to sort things out and to let go of everything that weakens your effectiveness in My kingdom. I have established you and will sustain you, but you must cooperate with this work to achieve its highest benefit, says the Lord.
1 Peter 5:10 “But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/28/12:
Watch out for the temptation to take control where you have no responsibility or authority. Situations will arise that are startling and have the potential of throwing you into a tailspin, but you must not react with plans of your own to find solutions or to change things so that you will be more comfortable. You must settle in your heart the fact that things will happen that are beyond your ability to fix. That is when you can ask Me to give wisdom and direction beyond your finite understanding, says the Lord. Trust Me!
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.
THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS — 8/27/12:
Lift up your heads, My children, and walk with Me. I have not forgotten you. I’ve watched over you from the day of your birth. I have followed you on the path of life. I have brought you through circumstances even as I brought the three Hebrew children through the fire without the smell of smoke on them. I have been with you, I have loved you, and I have shown you the way. I am for you and not against you. I will reveal to you the hidden mysteries. I will bring a present truth into your life that will create the dynamic of this next season that we call, the season of the dove–the amplification of the Spirit, the manifestation of the gifts of the Spirit. Those nine ways that I amplify Myself through you are gifts of My Spirit that will come upon you and flow through you. The gifts will change the atmospheres around you, will deny the devil access, will bring the power of healing into your life, provide for you the miracle that is necessary, and will bring the voice of power that will sustain you and become the fresh manna of this day. So, I say, come and dine, My beloved, come and feast on present truth. For, it is the dish that I am serving in this day, says the most Holy. Come and receive and make it yours by faith this day.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/27/12:
Find your place of faith in Me, and stand fast. Let nothing dissuade you from receiving all that I have for you. These are perilous times when the devil will do his worst to try to abort My plans and purposes for you and those around you. But, I am faithful to perform My word when you put your trust in Me, says the Lord.
Jeremiah 1:12 “Then the LORD said to me, ‘You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word.'”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/24/12:
Do what I have given you to do with a pure heart and excellent spirit. Whatever you have set your will to do, do for the enhancement and enrichment of My kingdom on the earth. It falls to each one to build up and not tear down, to be an encouragement to the members of My body, says the Lord. You are to be a help and not a hindrance to the work of the Spirit. Be strong and of good courage, and do the work.
1 Corinthians 3:13 “… each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/23/12:
Beloved, gratitude is a powerful supernatural tool that will bring blessing into your life. When you take time to recognize My presence with thanksgiving, it brings glory to My kingdom. My desire is that you prosper in all things, but that prosperity does not come through disappointment and bitterness; it comes through praise. When you exalt Me, I lift you up, says the Lord.
Philippians 4:6-9 “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. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/22/12:
Many of you, My people, will be seduced into going back in time to relive the past on some level. But, be aware that when you do that you will be opening the door to entertain old places of rejection, failure, and disappointment. This is not good for you and will hinder your walk in the Spirit. What you must do is stay present with Me, and what I am doing in, around and through you right now. You can do nothing about the past, but you can be strengthened and encouraged in the present, says the Lord.
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.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/21/12:
I kept hearing the word “rift” in my spirit, and I heard the Lord say: Close the gaps and repair the rifts so that the enemy will not be able to bring irreparable damage to the relationships that are vital to My purposes for you. Criticism, judgment and offenses are not only damaging to your soul and spirit, but also open the door for the devil to enter in and wreak havoc as a consequence of your hardened heart. Choose peace and reconciliation with your brothers and sisters in the Kingdom of God.
Proverbs 18:19 “A brother offended is harder to win than a strong city, and contentions are like the bars of a castle.”
THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS — 8/20/12:
My people, take for yourselves the sword of the Spirit, which I have given to you, and use it against all the work of the enemy. Come to that place where your faith is ignited by My word; where you know that My power is working in you and through you. The Spirit of the living God dwells within you because you are indeed My temple, says the Lord. Come to this place today by faith and allow My weapons of war to work on your behalf. Come and be rejuvenated, be renewed, and be set free from the bondage that the enemy has imposed upon you. Freedom is available to you for I have spoken it and My words will not return empty nor will they return void. Be free and do not allow the spirit of divination to bring a bewitching effect upon your spiritual lives.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/20/12:
If you will seek My face and purpose to obey My leading, I will bring you to a new level of clarity that will establish you in the flow of My Spirit and peace. I want you to know the difference between having peace by way of fulfilling the desires of your soul and the the peace that comes from true relationship with Me, says the Lord.
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.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/17/12:
Take a stand, and refuse to be controlled by the negativity of others. The enemy will use bitterness to defile you and everything it touches. You must set a watch and not allow disagreement and opposition to hinder My purposes in and around you. It is serious business for those who insist on defiling the atmosphere and quenching My Spirit, says the Lord.
Hebrews 12:15 “Looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/16/12:
Be still and do not overreact to discouraging news or things that intrude into your life and threaten your tranquility. Maintain peace in the process of responding to situations that are difficult or challenging. You must keep yourself in spiritual flow, faith and peace. Refuse every temptation to fear. Discouragement will kill your anointing and your place of stability in Me, says the Lord.
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.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/15/12:
Beloved, do nothing apart from My leading. You will be tempted by the enemy to make decisions about current situations in the power of your own flesh instead of by My Spirit, says the Lord. I tell you to do nothing unless and until I move you to do so. But, you must take down the Jezebel spirit and forbid her work in your midst. Her goal is to destroy the work that I have begun in you and through you. Don’t allow it! I have given you all the power and authority you need to thwart this attack.
Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/14/12:
Things are not as they seem. Stop and discern the attitudes and motives that lie behind words and actions. Do not put your trust in man, but trust only Me, for I am trustworthy and will never leave you nor forsake you. Be assured that nothing is hidden from My sight, and I will bring everything hidden in darkness to the light. Stand in a place of integrity before Me, says the Lord, for I am your place of safety, your holy habitation.
Psalm 139:23-24 “Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS — 8/13/12:
I say to you, come with boldness; come into My presence; come apart from the world; come as you are. Come and you will be changed. Come and I will show you that which hinders you. Come and I will impart the wisdom that you have asked for. Come and I will bring liberty and healing to you. But, you must rise up from where you are and come to Me in faith knowing that I love you, I care for you and I will bring a determination upon your situation that shall be effective in your circumstances and bring you forth in victory, says the Lord God.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/13/12:
I will once again bring you by a way that you have not been before. The reason for this is that when you become familiar with the spiritual landscape your tend to gloss over it instead of gleaning the depth of revelation that I have for you. I want you to see and understand from the depth of your being what I am doing in your life that will transform you, says the Lord.
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.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/10/12:
How long will you falter between two opinions? (1 Kings 18:21) You entered into My kingdom by faith in the Son of God. And it is by faith that you were justified. You stand by faith and walk in faith. Yet (and I speak to many) you question My existence and have chosen to sit down like a stubborn donkey until I, the Lord, prove Myself through your circumstances. You must rise up and renew yourself in your most holy faith, says the Lord, before you will be able to move forward.
James 4:8 “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. C leanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/9/12:
Beloved, you are still in a season of correction. Pay attention because it will sometimes come in unexpected ways. I will even use situations and circumstances to reveal places that need adjustment. All you have to do is be willing to yield and to refuse to respond defensively or take correction as rejection. You are still under My tutelage, and I am refining you as you grow in My kingdom, says the Lord. You will be glad that you surrendered to this process.
Hebrews 12:6 “For whom the LORD loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/8/12:
The enemy has set up roadblocks to hinder your progression and cause you to be ignored and overlooked or forgotten about. This might seem like a test of your patience, but it is a direct attack from the enemy to seduce you into negative emotional responses. Your awareness of this condition will make all the difference. All you have to do is to establish your position again, says the Lord. Pray for direction and guidance, and I will answer.
John 14:13 “And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/7/12:
Be aware that you will have opportunities to see yourself in the light of My Spirit and overcome aspects of your nature that have been detrimental to your spiritual growth and well-being. You can either accept this correction or reject it; it is your choice. But, receiving correction will bring greater freedom and clarity. You would do well to embrace all that I am doing in you in this season, says the Lord.
Psalms 51:10 “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS — 8/6/12:
I come today and reveal Myself to you as the Morning Star. Indeed, I speak of the shining brightness of the revelation that I shall bring at this time. Listen to the sound of the thunders and look for the treasures that have been hidden in darkness. Watch for what I show you to come to pass. I will come and ask you, “What is it that you see? What is it that you understand? What is it that you know about what I am showing you?” You will have to think about and even muse upon your answers. But, you shall come forth strengthened in your relationship with Me, says the Lord. You were formed out of the dust of the earth, that you would come forth and walk with Me so that I can speak with you and you can speak with Me. For this purpose you were created.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/6/12:
My reward is in My hand, says the Lord, but it is your choice whether you receive the best that I have or become satisfied with something less. The best that I have is your spiritual inheritance in the kingdom. The something less is to desire physical and material blessings on earth. And, I say, if you seek My kingdom first you will have both.
Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/3/12:
Refuse to allow clutter in your soul and spirit. Recent experiences have had the potential of creating confusion, but you must rise to a level of truth and peace, knowing that I will lead you forth in My purposes. I have indeed gone before you to make a way where there seems to be no way. Nothing is impossible with Me, says the Lord. Trust Me.
1 Corinthians 14:33 “For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints”.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/2/12:
I have given you seeds to sow that will produce a powerful harvest in due season. Do not sow sparingly nor hold back what is in your power to give. I’m not only speaking to you of your finances, but of your time, energy and goodwill. Open your heart and allow Me to establish a generous spirit so that out of that generosity, you will reap abundantly, says the Lord. It is My will and desire that you prosper in all things.
Proverbs 3:27 “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do so.”
2 Corinthians 9:6 “But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/1/12:
Take advantage of every opportunity to tidy up by finishing the things you started a few months ago. Take care of unfinished business and take the next step that will release you from dreaded and daunting responsibilities. That which is required of you is not as menacing as you have imagined. Just move ahead one step at a time until you have accomplished your goal, says the Lord. You must do this in order to find the spiritual freedom that comes as a result of being unencumbered. Freedom awaits!
1 Peter 1:6-7 “In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
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