SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/30/13:
I see your waffling, not knowing whether or not you are in the flow of My Spirit. Settle the issue today, once and for all. Have I not been with you in these times when change brought about order? It was I who brought about the circumstances that required change that resulted in divine order. Let your faith rest in the assurance that nothing escapes My notice, and when you call for help I am there to give wisdom and direction. I am with you, says the Lord. Be strong and unwavering. You are precious in My sight.
Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/29/13:
The road has been rocky in a rugged terrain, but you are being trained and strengthened by this difficult journey. I have been with you every step of the way to point out the lessons that you must learn in this season, which will be of great benefit to you as you progress. I am preparing you for the next spiritual level that awaits those who are truly willing to yield to the voice of My Spirit, says the Lord.
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.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/28/13:
Beloved, the discomfort of this season will soon be a thing of the past. Keep your mind on spiritual things–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.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/27/13:
see your heart, and I know that as much as you try to lift yourself up and be strong that there is still uncertainty and even a measure of instability in your soul. But, I say to you, that I am your strength. I am your very present help in times of trouble. You cannot accomplish what you desire by the strength of your own soul. You must allow Me to undertake on your behalf, says the Lord. Let Me do what you cannot do. Lean on Me and trust in My help.
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.
THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS: –8/26/13
Arise and meet your destiny. Arise to this habitation; this new place of understanding that has the ability to call forth that which you have not yet seen. For, you know that I call those things that are not as though they were. And, certainly I have done so for you personally, each one of you, as I have written your destiny over the ages for this time. Come now and be renewed. Come now and be invigorated by the moving of My Spirit. Come now and rejoice in that which I have done. For, it has not been a small thing nor is it a hidden thing. For, today you see clearly with eyes of understanding that I am for you, that I am with you and that you will not be dissuaded by the lies of the enemy anymore from this day forward. The truth of My word shall prevail in your life, and the leading and guidance of My Spirit will cause you to walk in the path that I have ordained for you. Continue to go forward. If you get off of the path simply step back on and continue this journey. The gratitude, the glory, and the greatness of My work shall cause rejoicing to resound throughout the kingdom. Right now is the hour of perspective–the time in which I reveal to you the things that you’ve not understood. Come and see. Come and hear. Come and believe. Come and be renewed. Come now. Come to Me, says the Lord.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS: 8/26/13
In a vision I watched two different men try to re-create a momentous occasion, one of which was a marriage proposal. In each case, even though they went to great lengths to make sure the details were correct, they could not re-capture the moment. And, I heard: Even your fondest memories cannot be re-lived. Leave the past alone and stay present with Me, says the Lord. You can do nothing to live again or change any part of what is behind. But, you can live the rest of your life to its fullest capacity with dedication to My kingdom and a heart of thanksgiving.
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.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/23/13:
Release yourself to Me so that I can establish order where there are still things that remain in darkness and disorder. This process will be for your benefit, and I tell you truthfully that I will bring all things into the light and provide solutions to problems that you have never considered. Set yourself to trust Me, for I will bring you through that which seems to you to be a maze of chaos and confusion. Indeed, I will strengthen you and establish you on solid ground, says the Lord.
Psalm 18:30-36 As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him. For who is God, except the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God? It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of deer, and sets me on my high places. He teaches my hands to make war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your right hand has held me up, Your gentleness has made me great. You enlarged my path under me, so my feet did not slip.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/22/13
The enemy has released an attack against you, My people, to hinder your purpose and progression in My kingdom. You will need to resist by the power of My Spirit, and deliberately move forward in faith, breaking through everything that threatens to delay or stop you. And, when you don’t know what to do, ask Me. I will give you wisdom, and I will direct your steps so that you are walking in perfect harmony with Me, says the Lord. This is not a time to sit down, give up or go back.
Psalms 119:133 “Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/21/13:
Beloved, allow humility to be your hallmark so that your character and nature will exhibit goodness, kindness, compassion, honesty, integrity, generosity, respect and love. You will not be judged by religious culture but by how you treat others. Become one with Me, says the Lord, and let Me do a work in your heart to establish righteousness and peace. Then, there will be no condemnation.
Proverbs 21:23-24 Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles. A proud and haughty man -“Scoffer” is his name; he acts with arrogant pride.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/20/13:
I am calling to you, My people, to stir yourselves up in the realm of the Spirit. Refuse to allow complacency and distraction to take you away from the vital work that I am doing in you at this time. I want you to be spiritual fire-starters so that you not only stir the embers in your own hearts to get on fire for Me, but that you speak the words that will cause others to do the same, says the Lord. Be sensitive to the moving of My Spirit.
Hebrews 10:24 “And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works.”
THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS — 8/19/13:
The Spirit of the Lord would say today, indeed there is a river; the river of God whose streams makes glad His people. And, as those streams flow to you and through you, you’ll be strengthened. And, you will be endowed with the wisdom of the kingdom. Out of that wisdom I will speak, I will give you visions and dreams. For, it is My purpose to reveal the kingdom to you in these days. When you see you will be forever changed. If kingdom reality is established in you, the world and it’s trouble will grow dim and the light of the kingdom will grow bright like the sun shining on a new day. So, position yourself now to get in on this new move of My Spirit in which prophetic rivers will be released; so that you, My people, can dwell in and drink of the water that comes from the Rock, Christ Jesus. It will refresh you and strengthen you and make you whole again so that your purposes in My kingdom can come to the fullness of My desires for you. So come. Come today. Don’t wait. Come now. Step into the river of life.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/19/13:
I recently had a dream of the end of the world and of spending my last day on the earth, and I heard the Lord say: I want you to consider where you are spiritually. Are you where you need to be, or do you need to make some adjustments in your priorities? I want you to live every day of the rest of your life considering that it may be your last and being ready for My soon return. Don’t spend one more day in complacency.
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.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/16/13:
These are days of total surrender as you yield to the moving of My Spirit to bring into order all things that need clarity, purpose or safety. Everything is being shaken to show places of weakness or vulnerability where you could be taken advantage of by enemy forces. Be flexible so that you can move quickly to tweak or make the changes necessary to improve your position and situation, says the Lord.
Hebrews 12:27 :Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/15/13:
Come into My presence and rest; no more stress or striving. Just rest. Let Me relieve you of your burdens. Trust Me to lead you into peace, says the Lord, when everything around you is chaotic. I am your place of safety, your refuge in times of trouble. Trust Me to do what you cannot do. I am well able to bring you through.
Psalms 59:16 “But I will sing of Your power; Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; for You have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/14/13:
Many of you, My people, are still puffed up in the knowledge of My Word, and your religiosity causes you to be cold and unapproachable. But, the essence of My kingdom is love, which edifies. When you begin to establish yourself in true relationship with Me in the Spirit, you will no longer be focused on what you know and what you can do, but you will become a servant of all, says the Lord, which is pleasing in My sight.
1 Corinthians 8:1a-3 “Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies. And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know. But if anyone loves God, this one is known by Him.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/13/13:
There are still things in your life that are out of sync with the flow of My Spirit, but I will give you wisdom and direction that will bring these things into complete order. You must, however, be obedient to My leading and not resist change. Change is the order of this season, both small and great before you can move into the perfection of the next phase. Keep your heart and your spiritual ears open and ready to yield, says the Lord.
Proverbs 4:12 “When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, and when you run, you will not stumble.”
THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS — 8/12/13:
Come on up, My people; come higher, says the Lord. Many of you are coming up to the mountain top where you can have vision that is beyond anything that you have had before — where you can hear more clearly, where things have been set in the proper order. The prophetic word will become stepping stones that you can walk on in this new season. Where you can walk over the troubled waters and see the shining light of My word as it takes form within your heart and within your spirit. Out of the substance of that word you will speak. And, those words will be powerful and creative, and they will bring forth that which I am bringing to you. The inspiration of it will become a shining light to you that will shine on the path before you and it will not diminish. It will be there for the days that are ahead so that you can know that I not only brought the light and established the path, but it is no longer going to be hidden from you. You are going to walk on that path and find yourself in My flow.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/12/13:
I heard the LORD say: I am opening up new vistas-new vantage points and new ways of seeing and dealing with life’s challenges. If you will only believe, I will cause you to have revelation that will bring about accelerated spiritual growth. But, you must focus your attention on spiritual aspects of living instead of natural attributes. You have been wondering how you fit and where you belong in the grand scheme of all things. Let me show you.
Colossians 3:2 “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/9/13:
Be attentive to your attitudes and motivations with regard to those around you. I would have you love one another and not use or abuse or take advantage of any relationship. Ask, and I will instill in you a generous heart that will be merciful and will extend favor and blessings instead of criticism and judgment, says the Lord. Be honorable.
Proverbs 24:17-18 “Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles; lest the LORD see it, and it displease Him, and He turn away His wrath from him.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/8/13:
Be especially diligent to be aware of opportunities that arise to cause you to be insecure or feel powerless. Any place of unworthiness in you will cause you to vacillate between My acceptance and condemnation. I have not rejected nor abandoned you. You are Mine, and I am your place of strength and security, says the Lord. Yield to My mercy and grace, which is sufficient for any situation.
2 Corinthians 12:9a “And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.””
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/7/13:
You will be dealing with things that need to come into order, and you must pay attention to details for this process to be smooth. You cannot rush through the things that need your attention if you want good results from your efforts. Be humble and refuse the temptation to jump to conclusions or allow presumption to take you off course. Take responsibility for your own mistakes instead of trying to blame someone else. Let Me lead you, says the Lord.
Proverbs 16:18 “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. “
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/6/13:
Take it slow and easy. Do not be hasty, but rather be thorough, and I will lead you through this maze of confusion and chaos into a solid victory, says the Lord. Be deliberate in your decisions by choosing righteousness, peace and joy in My Spirit. Pay attention to the checks in your spirit man that require you to stop before you make a mistake in judgment or put yourself in harm’s way. I am with you to direct and protect you. Trust Me.
Romans 14:17 “for the Kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/5/13:
Stand your ground and refuse to give in to the temptation to either be offended because of accusation, or to offend by accusing someone else. Watch out for a haughty spirit that will cause you to make comparisons between yourself and others or to dump down into jealousy. The open door in your own heart is insecurity with regard to who you are and where you stand. But, I tell you truly, that there is no need to be insecure because you belong to Me. Find your proper place in unity with Me, which will lead to unity with others, says the Lord.
2 Corinthians 10:12 “For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/2/13:
When you need wisdom, listen for My voice and direction. The problem you will encounter is that there are too many voices — too many opinions that are conflicting, and it’s hard to know who to listen to. Let Me lead you and direct your steps, and then peace will reign in your heart. You can trust Me to show you the way that will bring about all that is in your best interests and fulfill your purpose in My kingdom, says the Lord.
Ephesians 1:11 “In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 8/1/13:
Stay grounded in the truth of My Word, says the Lord. You are in a time of acceleration when many things can happen in a relatively short period of time. But, you must exercise your discernment in your pursuits to know what is real and good. You must learn the difference between treasure and junk both spiritually and in the natural. Otherwise, you will find yourself distracted from the path of My pleasure. Stay the course.
Psalms 51:10 “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
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