SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS
Pay attention to what I am showing you about yourself–things that need to be adjusted in the way you perceive and deal with life’s circumstances. It will be beneficial to you and those around you if you just calm down. Trust Me to give you wisdom. One of the most important things you will do now is to put everything into proper perspective so that you do not overreact, says the Lord.
Philippians 4:7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
God sees you as who you are becoming, or in your full potential. For example, in Judges 6 Gideon is hiding in fear, and an angel comes and calls him a mighty man of valor. God treated Gideon the way He saw him in the future. God is building something new in and around you and provision will come with it. Doug Addison
March 8, 2018. Consider this: Are your words filled with grace or are they filled with correction? Sometimes correction is necessary, but most often grace filled words are more effective. If you correct often, soon these words will not be heard. If your mind is filled with thoughts of grace, this is often what will be spoken. See if more is accomplished with words full of grace, than words full of correction. Sparkling is the place where grace resides.
Proverbs 25:11 (ESV) “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.” Bev Robinson
March 8, 2018. Somewhere along the line, you came to the conclusion that certain sins were greater than others. Rationalization ascended at the forefront and classifications of certain vices became more offensive than others. Ask yourself where, when and how did the justification of particular trespasses begin? I caution you to keep from passing strict and harsh judgments upon others. Do those near you perceive a “holier than thou” superiority among the Church at-large? Be mindful.
John 8:7 (NOG) “When they persisted in asking Him questions, He straightened up and said, “The person who is sinless should be the first to throw a stone at her.” Kevin Robinson
March 8, 2018. I want you to hear My voice. I have put true prophets in your midst and I shall make Myself known to them. I have anointed them to hear My voice. I have revealed Myself to them in visions and dreams. I have provided for you, prophets who will speak My words to edify and build up My people. Listen now as My words of life are spoken; hear them and allow My Spirit to confirm them.
Numbers 12:6 (NASB) “He said, ‘Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, shall make Myself known to him in a vision. I shall speak with him in a dream.’ “ Jonas Bohlin