SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:
In times like these when so much seems to be more wrong than right, you will have to take your victory laps where you find them. Encourage yourself often, even in the little things and do your best to rise above your carnal nature to walk in the Spirit and stay close to Me.
Philippians 2:14-16 Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.
Expect to receive a deeper level of peace and joy. Doug Addison
June 27, 2020. You have been given an assignment which is good. You agreed to it. There are things you want to do that pull you away from that which is right. These things that pull you away are more attractive to do than those which are right. You have gotten yourself in trouble before by being drawn away from doing what is good. Don’t let it happen again. Apply yourself whole heartedly. Don’t let Satan play with your mind.
Romans 7:15-19 (ESV) “For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing.” Bev Robinson
June 27, 2020. Think on the good that has come from the COVID-19 pandemic. For starters, can you see how I have brought families back together?Communication skills have increased due to being on top of one another in so many various ways. Your tolerance of others and their quirky behaviors has been expanded to say the least. You understand grace upon grace now a bit better than you used to. You have a deeper appreciation of how Love covers.
John 14:27 (VOICE) “My peace is the legacy I leave to you. I don’t give gifts like those of this world. Do not let your heart be troubled or fearful.” Kevin Robinson
June 27, 2020. I applaud your love and loyalty to Me. I know that you do all within your natural ability to become more like Me. I also know that there are times when you feel like you have failed Me. Child, know that in every instance that you failed, you have the opportunity to learn an important lesson from Me. Rest in knowing that no matter how many times you fail, there is always forgiveness when you ask Me.
1 John 1:8-9 (NASB) “If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Jonas Bohlin