SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:
Be diligent to keep pressing to find Me in the midst of troubling situations. This onslaught is temporary, but will require concerted effort and focus to overcome. Trust Me in these things to bring clarity and to further define purpose, says the Lord. Don’t leave Me out of the process.
Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
There is a lot of favor in the Spirit to get things moving so reach out to others for help and advice. Doug Addison
January 22, 2019. I know you feel like giving up, but don’t do it. Draw your strength from Me. I am the only one who can cause the cessation of pain. There will be a breakthrough even though now it feels like it is nowhere to be found. What you are going through will get better. There is help on the way that you cannot see or imagine. I know you are in a bad place. I give you strength.
Philippians 4:13 (ESV) “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Bev Robinson
January 22, 2019. For whom are you doing your spiritual benevolence? A religious, somewhat pious mindset has crept up on you. Yes, I know the original thrust of what you are doing has wonderful intentions and indeed helps others. But now you are looking for the approval of people and for vain recognition. Be about humility and be unassuming. Giving, goodwill and being charitable are wonderful. See to it that I am glorified. Be a cheerful giver who needs nothing in return.
Matthew 6:2-4 (NASB) “So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.” Kevin Robinson
January 22, 2019. There is something you know you have to do. It has been right in front of you for a while. I tell you, today is the day to take the first step. I know you are afraid you might fail, or you just have not wanted to start. Start today! It will be a challenge at first, but as you go you will experience fulfilment like you have not felt in a long time. Start!
Hebrews 12:11 (AMP) “For the time being no discipline brings joy, but seems sad and painful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness [right standing with God and a lifestyle and attitude that seeks conformity to God’s will and purpose].” Jonas Bohlin