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

It’s All About Jesus!


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.

For What I Build Will Stand And Not Be Torn Down

It’s All About Jesus!


Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — April 7, 2010:

Remember that I have shown you that you are able to begin again on a clean foundation free from the works of the flesh, but I also want you to know that building by the Spirit has already begun. What I build will stand and not be torn down, for it is an eternal work. Your part in this process is to cooperate with My Spirit in this process and refrain from doing your own thing, says the Lord. Be sensitive to My leading.

Psalms 127:1 Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.

One may have awakened to the sound of the 3:00 AM alarm.  One may have reset it for 3:20 AM.  One may have thought to get up just a little before 3:20 AM.  The alarm went off.

One may have got up and logged onto one’s computer.  One’s printer began to come alive, churning as if it had something to print.  One may have initially thought that one’s daughter may be printing something from her bedroom.  We may have a WIFI capable printer.

The printer may have printed a document.  It may have printed, “according to your perfect will, amen.”  One thought this very odd.  One may consistently end one’s blogs this way.

One may have opened MS Word and checked the document from the previous day’s blog.  There may have been too much text on the second page and one knew that the printer had not printed from this document.  Also, no documents were open in MS Word.  One may have wondered if Jesus was giving one a direct message.  If so, what does this mean?

One may have read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin for today.  One may have been encouraged.  Thank you Jesus.

One may have entered one’s prayer closet at 3:30 AM and may have taken along the document and a few other items.  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 Jeremiah 17.  Thank you Jesus.

One may have left one’s prayer closet.  One may have recorded the approximate time and date that this phenomenon (document mysteriously printing) occurred and put it away with one’s important documents.  One may have called one’s daughter to see if they had printed anything from the printer.  One’s daughter may have been asleep at that time and told one that they had not printed anything.

One may have logged onto the website to pray for outstanding prayer requests.  Thank you Lord Jesus for answering each prayer request according to your perfect will, amen.