SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND BY MARSHA BURNS:
These are days when presumption abounds. But you, My people, must be careful to speak only what is true without supposition or assumption. Faulty assumptions lead to faulty behavior. You are called to be one with Me and to speak and act according to all that is righteous.
Psalm 19:13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless and I shall be innocent of great transgression.
August 21, 2021. Keep on immersing yourself in My Word. Keep listening to My voice and all the hard things going on now will end well. I am always in the process of growing you and My other children. This is why My servant Apostle James says to count it all joy when you face various trials. These things try your belief. If you are using your belief, you will believe I always want the best for all. You are doing well.
James 1:2-4 “Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your belief-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.” Bev Robinson
August 21, 2021. Overwhelming news creates a firestorm almost every day. Hoping and believing for conflict to end seems so unlikely. I AM Good News. Become like a small child who doesn’t worry. They just believe. They never seem to care about a roof over their head or where their next meal will come from. A child easily comforts the hurting. They have a calming effect and are delightful to be around. To them, they can find beauty in anything.
Matthew 18:1-5 (MSG) “At about the same time, the disciples came to Jesus asking, “Who gets the highest rank in God’s kingdom?” For an answer Jesus called over a child, whom He stood in the middle of the room, and said, “I’m telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to square one and start over like children, you’re not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone get in. Whoever becomes simple and elemental again, like this child, will rank high in God’s kingdom. What’s more, when you receive the childlike on My account, it’s the same as receiving Me.” Kevin Robinson
August 21, 2021. I know you work very hard because of your love for Me. I see the good works that you perform in My name. Your belief in Me is demonstrated by your good works. I caution you in one area. Do not allow yourself to think more highly of yourself than you should; that is My privilege. You are My pride and joy. You are the apple of My eye. Be sure your motives are pure.
1 Thessalonians 2:3-4 (NASB) “For our exhortation does not come from error or impurity or by way of deceit; but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who examines our hearts.” Jonas Bohlin