SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS: 20.08.12
If you will seek My face and purpose to obey My leading, I will bring you to a new level of clarity that will establish you in the flow of My Spirit and peace. I want you to know the difference between having peace by way of fulfilling the desires of your soul and the peace that comes from true relationship with Me, says the Lord.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Revelation is the only way to live. When we seek God and stand with what he has said. Clarity comes when we hear and remain locked and loaded with the word. Revelation unlocks the way to the next success and the ability to keep going.
Do you walk in revelation?
Are you connected to the source and power point?
Where do you need to plug in?
May revelation come to you and stay with you all the days of your life.
Take a stand, and refuse to be controlled by the negativity of others. The enemy will use bitterness to defile you and everything it touches. You must set a watch and not allow disagreement and opposition to hinder My purposes in and around you. It is serious business for those who insist on defiling the atmosphere and quenching My Spirit, says the Lord.
Hebrews 12:15 Looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled.
Often when we hear about negative energy we call it a new age thing. This reading today confirmed things for me that I have been thinking about for a while. Who I spend time with by choice or by default affects the atmosphere around me.
In the midst of my daily life I interact with people and bump into strangers who have opinions and attitudes. These could be positive or negative and I need to be on watch for the same.
Recently I was in the bank and heard an elderly foreign man telling off one of the customer service attendants. The bottom line of what he said was that we will never move forward as a nation because there is a critical flaw in us as a Kenyan people. He somehow believes that we will never really amount to much and we cannot see change through. I stood there thinking WHAT????
Okay some of the things he put forward made sense like the fact that we have got so much money as ‘aid’ that will need to be repaid yet most of us don’t think about that. Partly true but don’t we currently fund a bigger portion of our budget locally these days? Aren’t more of us working hard to build local businesses that are pushing the envelope and making greater economic progress? Aren’t we receiving more investment from Kenyans in the diaspora? They why did he feel that there was no hope for the nation? It must be based on the people he interacts with regularly.
So I got thinking…how much of the future of my life and this nation am I allowing to be affected and changed by the choices of others. How seriously am I thinking about what people are saying about me and the life around me? Do I know where I am headed? Do I declare success of my life and those around me? Do I focus on the good and achievable and not the bad? Do I care enough for the future to be conscious of what I say?
Let us choose today to remain focused on the things that are above and conscious of our impact with our thoughts, words and deeds. Let us be aware of the impact common thought has on our surrounds and be united in the same. Let us work with those around us especially the young people to teach the power of the spoken word. Let us commit our tongues to God that he may teach us to speak with care.
This week started on a very different note. Sunday was a quiet evening until I received a text on my phone that some friends had been in a bad accident. A few minutes later, word comes through that their little girl has passed on. Life changed in an instant. My perception, assessment and appreciation of life changed in a single blink.
You see, they are a careful and prayerful family and I am sure that when they left for home that day they had prayed and trusted their lives into God’s hands like the rest of us. So what happened? Why did God allow this little girl to leave us so unexpectedly? Why were the other drivers being foolish? What is the use of being careless on the road? And the list of why’s is endless. Yet in all of it Papa was silent.
Several hours later, still no answer but a strange peace settled on my heart. Then I found this song by Don Moen called Rescue:
My heart is yours for life,
I need your hand in mind, no one else will do
I put my trust in you
I need you Jesus to come to my rescue oh where else can I go?
There’s no other name by which I am saved
Oh capture me with grace, I will follow you
Rescue all of us for we need you. It hurts but I cannot change it so I need you to be present with all of us here and now…make it work for you.