SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:
Stop and consider that most of what you are worried or concerned about is beyond your ability to change. You only have authority where you have legitimate responsibility. You cannot violate another person’s free-will choices by trying to exercise control. Liberate others in the same way that you desire to walk in personal freedom, says the Lord.
2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
Slow down, pray and take precautions, and things will go very smoothly. Doug Addison
BURDEN TO BLESSING
By Lana Vawser
What has “come out of left field” and is screaming “inconvenience” and “burden”, the wind of the Spirit is landing upon and turning that burden to an unimaginable blessing.
November 21, 2017. Events of the past continue to rise to the surface causing you pain. You just wish the thoughts would go away. You can’t make the events go away, but you can make the thoughts go away. I know it hurts when they bubble to the surface, when something triggers them without warning. But don’t entertain them any further when they come. Take them captive again. Forgive again those who caused them. Unforgiveness is akin to swallowing poison.
Matthew 18:21-22 (NASB) “Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus *said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.” Bev Robinson
November 21, 2017. It is a noble attribute to live in Holy fear of Me. People often have the wrong connotation of what it means to have absolute fear of Me. I am Almighty God and one to be feared. I am the One orchestrating all things together for good because you love Me and you know I have called you. Don’t let fear of Me misdirect you toward terror or fright, but rather toward reverence and honor, knowing I have your back.
Malachi 3:16-17 (NLT) “Then those who feared the Lord spoke with each other, and the Lord listened to what they said. In His presence, a scroll of remembrance was written to record the names of those who feared Him and always thought about the honor of His name. “They will be My people,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. “On the day when I act in judgment, they will be My own special treasure. I will spare them as a father spares an obedient child.” Kevin Robinson
November 21, 2017. I know that sometimes difficult things happen. I do not expect you to be satisfied with every event in your life. My will for you is to learn to give thanks to Me in every one of those circumstances. The most powerful way to change your circumstances is to thank Me through the storm. When you do that, you are following My will, that you give thanks to Me in every situation.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NASB) “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Jonas Bohlin