SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND BY MARSHA BURNS:
Change is a part of life and a necessary ingredient in progression. Let Me lead you with favor to the next phase of existence as you let go of things that hold you back. Details of your life must be held loosely with an open hand so that your life can flow in the Spirit and in divine order. Do not be afraid.
Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.
Isaiah 1:1 – The vision which Isaiah son of Amoz beheld which he beheld against Judea and against Jerusalem, during the kingdom of Uzziah and Jotham and Ahaz and Hezekiah, the ones who reigned over Judea. 1:2 Hear, O heaven and give ear O earth! For the LORD spoke, saying, I have engendered sons and raised them, but they disregarded Me. 1:3 The ox knows the one acquiring it and the donkey knows the stable of its master; but Israel does not know Me and My people perceived not. 1:4 Woe, O sinful nation, people full of sins, an evil seed, lawless sons. You abandoned the LORD and provoked to anger the holy one of Israel; they were separated into the rear. 1:5 Why still should you be struck, proceeding in lawlessness? The whole head is in misery and the whole heart is in distress. 1:6 From feet unto head there is no wholeness in it. Neither wound, nor stripe, nor inflamed wound are healed; there is no dressing to place upon it, nor oil, nor bandages. 1:7 Your land is desolate; your cities scorched; your place before you — strangers devour it and it is made desolate, being eradicated by alien peoples. 1:8 The daughter of Zion shall be abandoned as a tent in a vineyard and as a storehouse in a cucumber garden, as a city being assaulted. 1:9 And unless the LORD of Hosts left us a seed, we would have become as Sodom and as Gomorrah likened. 1:10 Hear the Word of the LORD, O rulers of Sodom! Take heed to the law of our God, O people of Gomorrah! 1:11 What are the multitude of your sacrifices to Me, says the LORD? I am full of whole burnt-offerings of rams and fat of lambs; and I do not want blood of bulls and he-goats. 1:12 And neither should you come to appear to Me; for who required these from out of your hands? You shall not proceed to tread My courtyard. 1:13 If you should bring fine flour, it is in vain; incense is an abomination to Me; I cannot endure your new moons and the Sabbaths and the great day. 1:14 Your fasting and idleness and your new moons and your holidays My soul detests. You became to Me as a glut; no longer shall I spare your sins. 1:15 Whenever you should stretch out your hands, I shall turn My eyes from you. And if you should multiply your supplication, I will not listen to you, for your hands are full of blood. 1:16 Bathe yourself! Become clean! Remove the wickednesses from your souls before My eyes! Cease from your wickednesses! 1:17 Learn to do good! Inquire of equity! Rescue the one wronged! Judge for the orphan! and do justice for the widow! 1:18 And come, we should plead, says the LORD. And if your sins should be as crimson, I shall whiten as snow; and if they should be as scarlet, I shall whiten as wool. 1:19 And if you should want and if you should listen to Me, you shall eat the good things of the earth. 1:20 But if you should not want, nor should you not listen to Me, a sword shall devour you. For the mouth of the LORD spoke these things. 1:21 O how the trustworthy city Zion, became a harlot full of judgment; in which righteousness slept in it, but now murderers. 1:22 Your silver is debased; your peddlers mingle the wine with water. 1:23 Your rulers resist persuasion, they are partners of thieves, loving bribes, pursuing recompense, not arbitrating for orphans and not heeding equity of widows. 1:24 On account of this, thus says the master, the LORD of Hosts, Woe the ones being strong of Israel, for My rage will not cease among the contrary ones and I will execute judgment on My enemies. 1:25 And I will bring My hand against you and I will purify you to cleanness. But the ones resisting persuasion I will destroy and I will remove all lawless ones from you. 1:26 And all the proud I will abase; and I will stand your judges as formerly and your counselors as at the beginning. And after these things you shall be called, City of Righteousness, the trustworthy mother-city Zion. 1:27 For with judgment her captivity shall be delivered and with charity. 1:28 And the lawless ones and the sinners shall be broken together; and the ones abandoning the LORD shall be finished off entirely. 1:29 For they shall be ashamed of their idols, which they preferred; and they shall be ashamed over the gardens which they desired. 1:30 For they will be as a terebinth tree throwing off its leaves and as a park not having water. 1:31 And their strength will be as the stubble of hemp; and their works as sparks and the lawless ones and the sinners shall be incinerated together and there will not be one extinguishing.
August 31, 2021. There is a repeated problem between two people and families under your care. Other responsible people have tried with these two to work it out, but it has not yet happened. I will show you how, now. This happened in the Apostle Paul’s day and it continues to happen today. There is no problem anywhere that is not common to all people. Scripture records some sort of disagreement within the Church at Philippi between two godly women.
Philippians 4:2-5 (NKJV) “I implore Euodia and I implore Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. And I urge you also, true companion, help these women who labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the Book of Life. Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.” Bev Robinson
August 31, 2021. I want to give you a failsafe way to make peace with all that is happening around you…stop looking at your circumstances from the perspective of the world. My Son, knowing that He would be tortured and killed, never considered His own dilemma. He went through the countryside caring for those in need and healing the sick. Do not allow your mind to dwell on the negative circumstances in your life, but always think about the positive.
Philippians 4:8 (NASB) “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.” Jonas Bohlin