SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:
There are things you can do for others and things you cannot do, and you must draw a clear line of distinction between the two. Your sympathy could cause you to cross that line and take on burdens that do not belong to you. Establish the boundaries that I have set for you by reminding yourself that you only have responsibility where you have been given authority.
Luke 6:31 “And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.”
November 26, 2020. Today is the day the USA, as well as a few other countries, celebrates Thanksgiving. It is the favorite holiday of many. It’s a time when we remember that for which we are thankful. If you do what My word instructs, you will see a dramatic change in your whole life. Scripture says in everything we are to give thanks. You don’t have to be thankful for a dastardly act, but it is My will for you to be thankful with what I will do in it for your benefit.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 (AMP) “Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will]. Bev Robinson
November 26, 2020. If it’s not you, who will it be that reveals Me? Do not be ashamed of pointing those around you to Me. In these days of intense warfare, fear and chaos, I encourage you to let My perfect peace and righteousness flow through you by your righteous behavior. I have called you to be pure and holy like Me. What is it you seek, Me or riches? Make Me known in the marketplace and wherever you go.
Mark 8:38 (MSG) “If any of you are embarrassed over Me and the way I’m leading you when you get around your fickle and unfocused friends, know that you’ll be an even greater embarrassment to the Son of Man when He arrives in all the splendor of God, His Father, with an army of the holy angels.” Kevin Robinson
November 26, 2020. Demonstrate your faith. Make a demonstration to Me and to those around you. There is a very simple way in which to show to the world and to Me that you believe what My Word says. Giving thanks in every situation is a powerful testimony that you trust Me to perform My Word. Do you really trust Me, do you believe My desire to bless you? Giving thanks is a way to say that you believe Me!
Romans 4:20-21 (NASB) “…yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform.” Jonas Bohlin