Well Done My Beloved Servant, Says The Lord

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:

I have heard your prayers for things that you would consider beyond your realm of responsibility, and I see and respond to your faith. Watch and be amazed at the answer to your prayer. You have reached higher and further than you ever thought possible, and I am well pleased with your desire to go higher in spiritual understanding and to exercise your faith on that level. Well done, My beloved servant, says the Lord.

Matthew 25:23 “His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'”

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.  One may have praised the Lord with song, confessed one’s sins, thanked the Lord and prayed for the sick.

One may have prayed for a passage of scripture for today’s blog.  One may have been led to Ezekiel 39.  Thank You Jesus!

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

Refuse To Allow Presumption To Cloud Your Discernment

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns–01/12/12:

Refuse to allow presumption to cloud your discernment. You should never act, react, respond, or take your next step based on what you assume is truth. If you are uncertain about an issue or circumstance, take the time to investigate and discover the facts. Just because your conclusion seems reasonable does not make it true. And, presumption will plunge you into the darkness of deception, says the Lord. Stay in the light and truth, and maintain confidence in My word as you follow My precepts.

Psalms 19:13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and I shall be innocent of great transgression.

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 the sick.  One may have prayed for a passage of scripture for today’s blog.  One may have been led to Nehemiah 10 – The People Decided to Live for God.  Thank You Jesus!

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

One may have logged onto the website to pray for outstanding prayer requests.  Thank You Jesus for answering each prayer request according to Your perfect will.  Amen.

I Have Given You My Word To Influence And Guide Your Choices

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — Sept. 3, 2010:

The battle of the ages is raging to transform you into the image of Christ while Satan also tries to make you into his image. I have given you free will, the ability to choose, says the Lord. The enemy has increased his pressure through your circumstances, difficulties, and persecutions to choose to respond to life with evil instead of good. But, I have given you My Word to influence and guide your choices. Be wise!

Revelation 22:12 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.”

One may have awakened to the sound of the alarm.  One may have read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin for today.  One may 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 Zephaniah 3.  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.

Obedience Is The Key

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

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

Watch and be on the alert for people who will try to take advantage of you. They will be motivated by selfishness and a sense of desperation without regard for your rights, space or boundaries. You must stand your ground and not be afraid to say NO; not just from a position of self-preservation, but because your real need is to stay in the flow of My Spirit and to respond only to My leading, says the Lord. Obedience is the key. Be strong and resolute.

Isaiah 30:21 Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.

One may have awakened this morning to the sound of the 3:00 AM alarm.  One may have logged onto one’s computer.  The Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin may have come at 3:04 AM.  One may have read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin and may have been encouraged.

One may have entered one’s prayer closet a little before 3:30 AM (one’s start-time).  One may have been so engrossed in thought about a situation that one may have begun one’s praise late.  One may have apologized to Jesus and may have begun to be engrossed in outside thoughts again.

One may have come to one’s self after a while and may have apologized to the Lord for a second time.  One may have confessed one’s sins, thanked the Lord and prayed for a passage of scripture for today’s blog.  One may have been led to John 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.

Be Alert Because The Enemy Is Looking To Gain The Advantage Over You

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — July 9, 2010:

Beloved, as situations arise that take you off guard, your first instinct will be to react emotionally. But, if you will exercise self-control and quiet your soul, you can respond according to the unction of My Spirit instead of reacting in the flesh, which will produce a better outcome, says the Lord. I tell you this so that you can be alert because the enemy is looking to gain the advantage over you.

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

One may have heard one’s alarm go off this morning.  One may have assumed that it may have been the 3:00 AM alarm.  One may have fallen back asleep.  One may have awakened on one’s own later.  It may have been 3:45 AM and one may have been late for one’s special time with Jesus.

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

One may have tended to one’s granddaughter, the cat and fish.  One may have entered one’s prayer closet at 4:20 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.  One may have been led to Hosea 1.  Thank You Jesus!

One’s grandson may have asked one for something to eat while one may have been in one’s prayer closet.  One may have gotten the child something to eat after one may have finished one’s prayer time.

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.

Be Strong, Stay Humble

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — March 2, 2010:

Yield to the leading of My Spirit as I reveal more productive ways of dealing with problems and stress. I will open your eyes and your heart to see and receive wisdom before you react or respond. Be quiet and stay flexible, and you will come through difficult situations with greater ease. Be strong, but stay humble, says the Lord. Your success depends on it.

Proverbs 15:33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom, and before honor is humility.

One may have awakened in the early morning hours and read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin for today.  One may have thought it perfect and may have been so encouraged.  Thank you Jesus!

One may have entered one’s prayer closet at 3:30 AM.  One may have sung praises to the Lord, confessed one’s sins, thanked the Lord and prayed for a passage of scripture for today.  One may have been led to Isaiah 13.  Thank you Jesus!

While in one’s prayer closet one may have thought one heard one’s name being called.  One may have opened the door and discovered that one’s grandson may have been calling one.

The child may have had a nightmare.  One may have stayed with the child until they calmed down.  One may have re-entered one’s prayer closet to finish one’s prayer session.

One may have logged onto the website to pray for outstanding prayer requests.  Thank you Lord, for hearing and answering each prayer request, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Develop The Habit Of Walking In The Spirit So That Your Flesh Cannot Have Free Rein

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — February 10, 2010:

Stop and discern My heart in every situation and circumstance. Make sure that everything that you say or do is in complete accord with My purposes. Develop the habit of walking in the Spirit so that your flesh cannot have free rein. You will be amazed at how easy it really is once you make the decision to not just react to life but to respond to My Spirit in every instance. This is a new day and requires a new approach, says the Lord.

Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

One’s alarm may have gone off at 3:00 AM.  One may have fallen back asleep.  One may have awakened late for one’s special time with Jesus.  One may have hurriedly read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin for today.

One may have entered one’s prayer closet at 4:15 AM.  One may have begun by praising the Lord with song.  One may have begun to confess one’s sins only to be interrupted.  One may have had to leave one’s prayer closet and finish praying at one’s computer desk.

Individuals may have interrupted one time and time again.  One may have got through one’s confessions eventually.  One may have prayed for outstanding prayer requests on the website sometime during the late morning.  Thank you Jesus for answering the prayer request of each individual according to your will.

One may have prayed for a passage of scripture this afternoon.  One may have been led to Jeremiah 33.  Thank you Jesus.  One’s day may have been most unusual because one may have chose to let one’s flesh lead.  Had one gotten up at the appropriate time, one’s time with Jesus may have been uninterrupted and one’s prayer time may have flowed as usual.  Lord, please forgive one for one’s sins, in Jesus’ name, one may pray, amen.