Faith Renewed by Bill Burns
Times of Testing by Marsha Burns
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 5/22/19
So many of you feel like you are taking one step forward and two steps back. But, that is not the truth. You are continuing to progress. But when you feel you are going backwards it is because there are valuable lessons that you need to revisit for you to understand more completely. Nothing is ever wasted in My kingdom. Everything you endure has spiritual and eternal value, 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.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 5/21/19
My precious people, I know your desires and see your need. I am your help in trouble, but you must ask for My provision and help with the belief that I hear and answer your prayer. I will give you wisdom and direction, but you must ask in faith with no doubting. I have no favorites, and I will do for you what I would do for anyone else, says the Lord. Ask!
James 4:2 “You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 5/20/19
Pay attention to details. You are mostly on track when you look at the larger picture, but it will be the little things, the details, that could trip you up. Make the corrections necessary so that there are no vulnerabilities that the enemy can exploit. To be safe you must have integrity and be righteous in all things, says The LORD.
Psalm 25:21 “Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for You.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 5/19/19
Stop and consider how life’s circumstances have resulted in greater spiritual maturity. You are in another growth spurt that will serve you well in the days ahead. Know that when the going gets tough you are being trained and prepared to succeed and gain the victory, says the LORD.
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.”
THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS — 3/18/19
Fight the good fight of faith. If you do so I will be with you as you face your enemies. If I am with you, because of your faith, we will always win. The battle is Mine, but you are involved.
1 Samuel 17:47 “Then all this assembly shall know that the Lord does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s, and He will give you into our hands.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 3/18/19
Regardless of the challenges that you have faced, I want you to remember that I have never left you nor forsaken you. I have been with you to lead you through even the most difficult of situations. Even though your faith has been challenged, you are stronger and more resilient than ever. It is My desire that you now stand strong and unwavering, says the LORD.
2 Corinthians 4:8-9 “We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 5/14/19
You need a change of spiritual scenery — a change of focus. You have been more concerned with yourself instead of actually seeking to have vital relationship with Me, says the Lord. I am the fixer, but even when I make a way you sometimes can’t get yourself out of the way in order to see the possibilities, says the Lord. You must change your habit of self-focus.
Hebrews 12:1-2 “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 5/14/19
It’s a waiting game until breakthrough comes. The question is, “How well will you wait?” You can either wait being impatient and disgruntled, or you can wait in silent trust and assurance that your future is in My hands, says the LORD. You can wait knowing that you belong to Me and I know all things. I will lead you and guide your steps with precision.
Psalm 32:8 “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 5/13/19
In a vision I saw a guy riding a tortoise across a desert, which I believe is a symbol of the spiritual environment that we have been in for the past few months — rather dry and slow. But, I heard The LORD say that these days are about over, and we will have multiple opportunities to leave the desert behind and move in a fresh anointing of the Spirit.
Psalm 63:1 “O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 5/12/19
Refuse to allow the chaos around you to affect your sense of order and ability to do what you need to do. Settle down and move through the day by establishing yourself in peace. Make the effort to stay connected to Me. I will give you the wisdom and strength necessary to overcome your circumstances, says the LORD.
1 John 4:4 “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”
THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS — 3/11/19
If you will learn to trust Me in all things, then your faith will remain active. Active faith is required if your desire is to allow Me to work things out to your benefit. Therefore, do not allow discouragement to become a part of your behavior. Trust Me in all things.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 3/11/19
In a vision I saw a volcano that had once erupted through the crust of the earth and flowed with hot lava and ash and was now a beautiful mountain covered with lush vegetation. It was bountiful and teeming with life. And the Lord revealed that this was a symbol of internal work where unrighteousness and sin finally erupt producing repentance from which flows spiritual life.
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 5/8/19
You have had numerous opportunities to be ashamed of yourself, but these moments must not define who you are. Everyone makes mistakes. You must make a decision to rise up out of the failures of the past and begin with a new spiritual day in which you can exercise self-restraint and to bring honor to your life in My Kingdom, says the LORD.
Proverbs 21:21 “He who follows righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness, and honor.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 5/7/19
There are many things that you must do when you don’t want to do them. Instead of living in dread, take one day at a time and rise up in My strength and grace to do what is necessary. Trust Me to lead you in every difficulty and bring you through to peace, says the LORD. Procrastination will only exacerbate the situation.
2 Samuel 22:33 “God is my strength and power, and He makes my way perfect.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 5/6/19
Set yourself to know what it is you really believe. Do not be deceived. I AM not speaking of quoting scripture verses or making declarations. You must define where your faith is truly active. Then, you can ask of Me, and I will hear and answer you, says the LORD.
James 1:6-7 “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.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 5/5/19
Expand your horizons so that you do not get stuck in a rut. Find ways to grow that will increase your curiosity and interest. Otherwise, you may become stodgy. There are possibilities available to you if you will reach beyond where you are and allow inspiration to move to the forefront, says the LORD. Finding yourself to be dull and uninspired has its roots in your spiritual well-being.
Matthew 13:15 “For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, so that I should heal them.”
THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS — 3/4/19
Discouragement becomes your agreement with Satan’s activities. This agreement will neutralize My word and thus My promises. It will be a wise move if you will look into that which has allowed discouragement to come. Problems come to all of My children. However, if they continue to depend on Me, victory will come.
Luke 8:50 “But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying, “Do not be afraid; only believe, and she will be made well.””
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 3/4/19
In considering your options, always move in the direction of that which produces truth, grace and life in the Spirit. If you do so, you will be able to receive divine wisdom and revelation. And, your eyes will be open to understanding the best choices that will move you forward in My kingdom, says the LORD.
John 16:13-14 “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 3/1/19
Just as I led My chosen people out of Egypt in ancient times, so I will lead and protect My people from the tyranny of the world. I will safeguard and care for those who travel the road of peace and righteousness, says the LORD. I will perfect, establish and strengthen everyone who has decided to live in My Kingdom.
1 Peter 2:9-10 “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.”
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