SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS
These are days to be excellent. Be the best version of yourself possible. Arise to every position of righteousness, justice and faithfulness. Hold yourself to the high standard of My Word and purposes. You can do this because I have sent the Helper to assist you in this endeavor, says the Lord.
John 14:26 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”
Things are going to smooth out and bring you to a new level of understanding. God knows what you need, when you need it … but He’s thinking about so much more than your needs! When hard times happen, we may wonder where God is through it all. We can fall into focusing on the pain of our struggle and believing we are alone. Regardless of how we may feel, God never leaves our side.
November 6, 2018. What happened was something you did not expect beforehand. You were surprised that you were being refreshed and energized. It was not what you were expecting. You thought people would be down emotionally and spiritually. You thought you were there to encourage and help raise their sights. Yes, you were there to do that, but so was My Presence there much earlier than you. I came because of the prayers of the leaders and the people.
Exodus 33:15-16 (NLT2) “Then Moses said, “If You don’t personally go with us, don’t make us leave this place. How will anyone know that You look favorably on me-on me and on Your people-if You don’t go with us? For Your presence among us sets Your people and me apart from all other people on the earth.” Bev Robinson
November 6, 2018. Let your life be as incense before Me. You have offered up countless prayers to Me for numerous requests and desires, thus thrilling My heart. Can you picture yourself as a sweet-scented aroma in My presence? Imagine the nice smell of freshly popped popcorn and how that triggers your senses to want some. Your prayers delight Me. You are a pleasant aroma to My nostrils. May your heart always burn and yearn for more of Me.
Psalm 141:2 (NOG) “Let my prayer be accepted as sweet-smelling incense in Your presence. Let the lifting up of my hands in prayer be accepted as an evening sacrifice.” Kevin Robinson
November 6, 2018. Do you really know the power that I have given to you in the words you speak? I have given you authority over diseases, nature, sin or any other obstacle attempting to exert control in your life. I will judge the words you speak and I will deem them words of blessing or words of condemnation. You make the choice. Your present life and your future life is sealed by the words you choose to speak.
Proverbs 18:20-21 (NASB) “With the fruit of a man’s mouth his stomach will be satisfied; He will be satisfied with the product of his lips. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.” Jonas Bohlin