SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND BY MARSHA BURNS:
The pervading darkness of the world will obliterate the light of the Lord in your atmosphere if you allow it. But you can push back the encroaching gloom by knowing the truth of God’s Word and using your belief to press through. Embrace the light.
Isaiah 9:2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.
July 9, 2021. Most all of your life, as the saying goes, you have pulled yourself up by your own boot straps. In one way this is good, because you have not caved in to life’s circumstances. But in another way, it has caused you to be self-sufficient. I have a better way for you. My ways are higher. Now latch on to Me and My ways. You will have more peace and get more done. My way is the best way.
Isaiah 55:8-9 (NAS) “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” Bev Robinson
July 9, 2021. Sharpening does not happen by osmosis. Improving yourself does not materialize by chance. In order for refining to take place, an action and reaction needs to occur. Appreciate your true friends and how I have joined you together for character building. Though you may not initially understand, a purification process is taking place. Search and find righteous individuals who have been honed and whetted through humility, experience, resolve, diligence and tenacity. View heat and friction with polishing appreciation.
Hebrews 10:22-25 (MSG) “So let’s do it—full of belief, confident that we’re presentable inside and out. Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps His Word. Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on, especially as we see the big Day approaching.” Kevin Robinson
July 9, 2021. Today I want you to look around you and acknowledge those who have lifted you up and have helped to establish you. So many times, your thoughts and actions go to those who have offended or injured you. I say today, get your eyes off your problems and onto people who have supported you and lifted you up. When the positive begins to dominate your thoughts – healing comes and you increase in the Kingdom! Pay homage today!
Romans 13:7 (CJB) “Pay everyone what he is owed: if you owe the tax-collector, pay your taxes; if you owe the revenue-collector, pay revenue; if you owe someone respect, pay him respect; if you owe someone honor, pay him honor.” Robin Robinson Bohlin