Small Straws in a Soft Wind by Marsha Burns
By Marsha Burns
Small Straws in a Soft Wind
~Small Straws In A Soft Wind by Marsha Burns -- March 26, 2008:
Beloved, bring all of your cares to Me and leave them with Me. I cannot work on your behalf when you hang on to your trouble. I can only resolve your issues if you will give them to Me and trust Me completely. Instead of murmuring and complaining about all the things that throw you into consternation, worry, and confusion, begin to rejoice that I am doing a work in you that is deeper than your temporary circumstances. I am bringing order out of chaos that will result in greater spiritual growth and maturity, which is eternal, says the Lord. Trust Me!
2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.
Christians have been in a classroom controversy ever since many of them got saved. It is a controversy they have not been able to identify, but they know they are in it. Words escape many Christians as they seek to explain the challenges they are facing, so they blame one thing or another. However, the reality is, everyone who calls themselves a Christian has been, is or will be in a classroom controversy. The controversy is this: Why is what I am reading in the Word of God, hearing from the pulpits of churches and seeing in my personal life, not matching the promises given from a good Father?
Heavenly Father I speak to the seed. I say grow seeds. Flourish! I speak to the seed that it was snatched away by the evil one because they did not understand, more seed will be sown and it will not be snatched away they will understand! It will stay in your heart! Evil one cease and desist because you cannot steal what is not yours, what belongs to the King of the harvest!
As long as we live, we will have opportunities every day to "choose" to overcome the obstacles set in our path or to become apathetic, bored and disinterested in spiritual things. We can choose to draw near and soak in His presence, basking intimately in the manifest presence of God, sharing our deepest heart needs, or we can choose to give up, walking away, to become lukewarm and fainthearted, having lost our first love. If we fall in love with Him again, we will be able to endure and choose obedience, so that we can be His overcoming bride in the kingdom. Even as Adam and Eve had the power to choose so do we in this life.