SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:
There is a wave of condemnation sweeping through mankind. It is an attack from the enemy to establish a sense of failure and self-loathing. Listen to Me! I love and value every human being, and I am reaching out to you with the truth of your worth, says the Lord. Do not believe the lies that will bring discouragement and depression.
1 Peter 5:10 But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.
Praying will be easy today because the heavens are open over you. Doug Addison
Update for Bev Robinson . Thank you FCM Family. Our mother came through surgery very well. They removed the failed bone and she is resting and recovering in the hospital. She will have her second surgery Monday morning (4/20) to rebuild her jaw. Thank you for your prayers. They have greatly ministered to our family. Blessings to you and your family as we persevere as a nation and world through this trying time. When we care for others, our lives brighten, and you have certainly cared for us. Blessings, Robin and Kevin
April 17, 2020. Shouting seems so out of place these days. You’ve seen people have outcries and uproars at sporting events and you have seen a parent holler or bark at their children, but the thought of shouting to God seems so out of place. Why do you make allowances for certain behavior and yet see similar sentiment as being rash and imprudent? It’s okay to express yourself with passion. Do your best to do it in a respectful manner.
Ezra 3:11 (CJB) “They sang antiphonally, praising and giving “thanks to Adonai, for He is good, for His grace continues forever” toward Isra’el. All the people raised a great shout of praise to Adonai, because the foundation of the house of Adonai had been laid.” Kevin Robinson
April 17, 2020. Amazing grace, how sweet it is. Some of you need to forgive yourselves. You’ve done well in forgiving others, but you have stopped short. Forgive yourself of past wrongdoings and failures. Get up today with a renewed zest, putting the past behind you. There is nothing you can do about yesterday, but everything can be done about today and certainly tomorrow. Release yourself and move forward. My grace is what is available for you every day.
Hebrews 4:16 (CEB) “Finally, let’s draw near to the throne of favor with confidence so that we can receive mercy and find grace when we need help.” Robin Robinson Bohlin
April 16, 2020. Right now, all you see is delay after delay. Your view has become nearsighted, meaning you cannot focus on far-away objects. As a believer, focus on what lies ahead. The promises to come should outweigh the short-term inconveniences in the here and now. Realize My ways are perfect and spot-on. I am trying to get you to a place of rest. Trying times, much greater than these, lie ahead for you and My Church. Live victoriously.
Matthew 6:33 (TPT) “So above all, constantly chase after the realm of God’s kingdom and the righteousness that proceeds from Him. Then all these less important things will be given to you abundantly.” Kevin Robinson
April 16, 2020. I see that you fear the darkness around you. Do not fear. I am with you in the dark times just as much as I am with you during the brightest days. I have never left you nor will I ever leave you. Know this, that in times of darkness, the darkest hour is followed by My light. Darkness cannot remain when I am present. The darkness that you have experienced is poised to become My brightness.
John 1:4-5 (AMP) “In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men. And the Light shines on in the darkness, for the darkness has never overpowered it [put it out or absorbed it or appropriated it, and is unreceptive to it].” Jonas Bohlin