SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS
Protect the things that are precious in your life. Put up a shield against that which the enemy would try to tear down and destroy. Secure your sense of right and wrong, your moral values. This is a time to delineate between the precious and the vile and to defend righteousness. Above all guard your heart with all diligence, says the Lord.
Jeremiah 15:19 Therefore thus says the Lord: “If you return, then I will bring you back; you shall stand before Me; if you take out the precious from the vile, you shall be as My mouth. Let them return to you, but you must not return to them.”
God is giving you deeper understanding into the lives of people around you so you can help them. Doug Addison
January 2, 2019. In your lifetime you have many opportunities to straighten up and fly right. There are new millennia, new centuries, new decades, new years, and time for a new beginning every day. Even your brain is programmed to repent and change your ways every few seconds. There are many chances every day to build on good thoughts of thanksgiving and praise toward others and ultimately to Me. I have readily available victory, favor, love, peace, joy and matchless unbroken fellowship for you.
Isaiah 30:18 (AMP) “And therefore the Lord [earnestly] waits [expecting, looking, and longing] to be gracious to you; and therefore He lifts Himself up, that He may have mercy on you and show loving-kindness to you. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are all those who [earnestly] wait for Him, who expect and look and long for Him [for His victory, His favor, His love, His peace, His joy, and His matchless, unbroken companionship]!” Bev Robinson
January 2, 2019. Recently you have had some serious episodes of apprehension. There was some news you received which has caused you to be uneasy. In essence, your peace has been stolen. Your nervousness did not originate with Me. My child, why do you worry? Do you trust Me? Stop making mountains out of molehills. Have I ever failed you? Trust Me. I am refining you. Learn to embrace My purposes for you. Strike down fear. Rest in My love.
Philippians 3:13 (TPT) “I don’t depend on my own strength to accomplish this; however I do have one compelling focus: I forget all of the past as I fasten my heart to the future instead.” Kevin Robinson
January 2, 2019. Singing makes a difference! Sing away saints – Sing away! When you sing of My excellence and when you sing My praise, darkness is dispelled. The evil one cannot STAND your singing. You push back darkness and depression when you sing. You bring in joy and peace when you sing. Even humming a melody causes your spirit to be lifted; try it and watch as the change comes. Singing even changes the atmosphere around you as others listen.
Psalm 5:11 (NLT) “But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever. Spread your protection over them, that all who love Your name may be filled with joy.” Robin Robinson Bohlin