Refuse To Look At What You Don’t Have Instead Of Being Grateful For What You Do Have

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SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 11/25/2010:

Beloved, this is a time when you must refrain from comparing yourself to others. The enemy’s desire is to tempt you to open a door for his access by focusing on your lack. Refuse to look at what you don’t have instead of being grateful for what you do have. This is a snare and a trap that will take you down to the pit of discouragement and depression. Keep looking up, says the Lord.

2 Corinthians 10:12 For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

One may have awakened early.  One may have read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin for today.  One may have thought about the word “pit” and may have been disturbed by the Lord’s choice of words.  “Pit” may refer to hell.  One may have thought that one may need to make a quick attitude change in one’s behavior lately.  One may take heed and  have been encouraged.

One may have entered one’s prayer closet at 3:30 AM.  One may have praised the Lord with song, confessed one’s sins, thanked the Lord and prayed for a passage of scripture for today’s blog.  One may have been led to Isaiah 48.  Thank You Jesus!

One may have logged onto the website to pray for outstanding prayer requests.  Thank You Lord for hearing and answering each prayer request according to Your perfect will, in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

Count Your Blessings And Be Thankful

It’s All About Jesus!


Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — May 27, 2010:

The enemy has set out to tempt you to be distracted from My purposes and perspective. Distraction can easily become obsession by focusing on one aspect of your life. You have been called to be good stewards of what you’ve been given and what you’ve been given to do, and those areas of your life all need the attention they deserve. Refuse to allow obsession to overwhelm you and pervert your perspective. Remember to count your blessings and be thankful, says the Lord.

Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

One may have awakened this morning and read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin for today.  One may have been encouraged.  Thank You Jesus!

Upon Entering one’s prayer closet, one may have praised the Lord, Confessed one’s sins, thanked the Lord and prayed for a passage of scripture.  One may have been led to Isaiah 18.  Thank You Jesus.

One may have logged onto the website to pray for outstanding prayer requests.  Thank You Lord for answering each prayer request according to Your perfect will, in Jesus’ name, amen.

If You Can Receive It, I Am Doing A New Work In You

It’s All About Jesus!


Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — February 24, 2010:

You must not overlook the details of life’s requirements by focusing on the big picture and the goal. By the same token, you cannot lose vision and purpose by paying too much attention to the details. It is like looking at an entire landscape, seeing both near and far. You can see where you are going, but you have to walk the path step by step to get there. I bring this to you as spiritual perspective, My people, because there are those who are near-sighted and those who are far sighted. There needs to be a balance between the parts and the whole, and if you can receive it, I am doing that work in you. It is you in the Kingdom; I have given you entrance, but you must work it out in your individual circumstances. I am with you to help you do that, says the Lord.

Philippians 2:12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

One may have awakened before midnight and decided to do some work.  Around 2:00 AM, one may have tried to go back to sleep.  One eventually got up after a while.  One knew that one would pay dearly for not getting enough rest before one’s prayer time with Jesus.

One may have looked at the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin.  One may have taken it to heart.  There may be something in one’s life that may take all one’s time that things such as this blog may have taken a back seat.  One may have noticed that one may be late or have trouble getting up in the morning for one special time with Jesus lately because one may be so tired from driving oneself to get some time sensitive work done.  Please forgive one Lord Jesus.

One may have entered one’s prayer closet on time but may have been engrossed in thought.  One finally snapped out of it and it may have been 3:33 AM.  Please forgive one Lord Jesus.

One may have praised the Lord with song, confessed one’s sins and thanked the Lord.  One may have prayed for a passage of scripture.  One may have been led to Psalms 58.  Thank you Jesus.

One may have gotten really tired while in one’s prayer closet.  One may have tried to get a little rest so that one could concentrate.

Upon leaving one’s prayer closet, one may have thought to drink a glass of orange juice to pick one up.  After drinking the juice, one may have felt rejuvenated and prayed for the outstanding prayer requests at the particular website.  Thank you Lord Jesus for answering each prayer request, in Jesus’ name one may pray, amen.  Thank you Lord for your help by strengthening one and getting one through the prayer requests.