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01 Sep It’s Really Close!

I will admit up front that the following thought will seem bizarre but I will obey the Holy Spirit and share it with you. Last night, I saw a picture of a vehicle's side view mirror. In looking at the mirror, suddenly the small print on the mirror became magnified. I could clearly see the words "Objects in mirror are closer than they appear". We all know that the automobile industry has placed this message on the mirror as a warning and reminder that there is something that you are approaching or is approaching you that is a whole closer than you've perceived.   Was this message just for me? Perhaps. But, I sense that it could be for many of this blog's readership. The Holy Spirit is telling me that what I see is really there. It's undeniably real. But, my perception of its proximity or nearness isn't accurate. It's closer, perhaps a whole lot closer than it appears to be.   That may not do anything for you. But, it has me excited. What God has shown me is closer than I thought that it was. I think that I will keep on driving and heading towards my God-given assignment. It's close, really very close!   P.S. Please send me a short note to let me know that this also applies to you. Contact Billy...

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14 Jul Our Heart, Our Directive, Our Need

I want to deviate from the type of blog posting that I normally share. Since the first blog was posted on August 20, 2007, I've been sharing with fellow Igniters in some 60+ nations about connecting and flowing with the Holy Ghost so that we can see one last move of God's Spirit. Now, just shy of our 7th anniversary of posting a blog each and every week, I am echoing a sentence from that "Dare to Dream" post. In that blog post, I quoted a line from the Over the Rainbow song from The Wizard of Oz ...

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30 Jun God is Waiting

A few months ago, Vickie and I had the opportunity to enjoy a few days with our children and grandchildren up in central Florida. One afternoon, I got to participate in one of my all time favorite activities, playing my grandson Joey (6-years-old) some wicked games of  Tic-Tac-Toe. I say wicked because Joey is always determined to be the winner. This makes playing the games super fun because, if you are a grandparent, you can identify with the joy of constantly looking for new, creative ways to allow your grandchildren to win the game. For me, there's absolutely nothing more exciting than to see Joey do his victory dance as I mourn another loss.   This week, I've been reminded over and over again of an element found in the game of Tic-Tac-Toe. The game can't progress until you make your move. Without some activity on your part, the game will be stalled forever. If you've read my last Billy Burns Ministries newsletter , then you are "in the know" and are aware that for us, God had made His move by giving us a clear, unmistakable directive to leave behind 25 years of being the children's pastor at an incredible church so that we can launch out as full time evangelists and conduct our Ignite the Supernatural Conferences and preach in churches nationally and internationally. We've recognized His move and chosen to make our move. We've recognized that His unfulfilled directive will die within us in some way off distant future unless we take the initiative and make a gigantic step of faith to step into this new season of ministry.   Let me wrap up this blog by quoting a statement that Joey makes from time to time in our Tic-Tac-Toe games, "Papa, it's your turn. You're not paying attention." I'm writing on behalf of God today. He wants to notify you that it's your turn. He has clearly, undeniably made His move. You just haven't been paying attention. Now, go ahead and make your bold move. (And, here's a head's up. His move has set you up to win!)   One more note ...

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09 Jun Comfortable?

We've all read and perhaps often quoted the statement, "If you always do what you've always done, you'll have what you've always had." It's true. You and I know people who want to lose some major weight and yet they keep eating the same types and quantities of food and do the same amount of exercising (none) and yet believe that they will lose one, two, or three clothes sizes in the near future. People who lose weight get out of their comfort zone and begin to do things that are uncomfortable so that they can obtain their goal. If you want to see different results, you've got to do things differently.   Are you comfortable in your ministry? Or, are you tired of seeing what you've been seeing? How dissatisfied are you? Enough to begin to take bold steps of faith and move out of your comfort zone?    For those of you who have been saying, "Well, I'm just waiting on God", I'm here to say that He has been waiting on you. You know His heart. You know His desire. So, do something. Take action. Be bold. Be courageous. Cast aside the "what ifs" and dare to get out of the boat of comfort and security and place your feet on the waters knowing that you've heard the Master's voice.   One more thought ...

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