Let The Word Be Your Plumb Line And Truth Your Foundation

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — Dec. 9, 2009:

Beloved, refuse to allow your circumstances or emotional responses to your current situation to pull you away from the truth of My word. Let the Word be your plumb line and truth your foundation. And, set a watch for confusion, for it is an attack and temptation from the enemy. As you have read, I am not the author of confusion. Seek me in the simplicity of a pure heart, and I will bring clarity and peace in the midst of chaos, says the Lord.

1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.

One may have awakened yesterday at 11:43 PM.  One may have started writing from one’s heart, recording the recent events.  One may be in the most challenging situations right now in one’s home among kinfolk.  Age does not matter.  The enemy can use anyone, present company included.

One may get so angry and may try to fight flesh with flesh and spirit, and not wait on Jesus.  One may keep praying to the Lord and He may answer.  Yet, one may continue to take matters into one’s own hands.

Last night, while one was writing, one thought to really record events as they happened.  One may have been writing at a level lately that would hide the details and put things in like challenge, circumstances, issues and more.

One decided to confess early and really seek Jesus last night.  One may have finished writing sometime after midnight and then began to confess one’s sins.  After confessing, one may have gone back to sleep.

The alarm may have gone off at 3:00 AM.  One may have reset the alarm for 3:15 AM.  It may have gone off at the desired time; one may have selected the snooze option on one’s cell phone.  One finally got up at the sound of the next alarm.

One may have read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin and thought it seemed so familiar and thought that one had read this message before.  One focused on the words and looked up “plumb line”.  One may have done this in the past but wanted to be sure of it’s meaning.  One may have looked at images of a plumb line so that one could really perceive what Jesus was saying in this message.

One may have gone into one’s prayer closet and began to clean while praising the Lord.  One may have thought about how one would handle the upcoming temptations that Satan may throw one’s way.  One’s solutions may have been similar to what one has been doing all along.  One may have thought, “Why don’t you just trust Jesus, do nothing.  He said He would deliver you, and He is faithful.”  So one threw out all one’s thoughts on how to handle the upcoming situations and decided to do nothing but pray for help.

Nothing one’s has tried has worked and it may have heightened emotions and strained relationships in one’s life.  One may not be angry with anyone and may love one’s family and want peace.  One may forgive the individuals and try to move on.  One may apologize or do whatever is necessary to try to smooth things over.

Everyone may not see or have experienced what one has so they may operate from the flesh.  One may have to be tolerant, understanding and trust that Jesus has set everything up and is busy working.

There may be concrete evidence that Jesus has a plan for each individual in this place.  One must wait, while being patient and prayerful.  One’s own life may be a witness to what Jesus can do to the human heart.  Thank you Jesus!

One may have talked with Jesus during one’s prayer time.  One prayed for the sick.  One may have asked the Lord to lead one to a passage of scripture.  One may have been led to Jeremiah 11.  One may have prayed again and was led to Isaiah 58.  One may have finished one’s prayer time, speaking in tongues.

At 4:30 AM, one logged onto the website to pray for outstanding prayer requests.