“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go” Joshua 1:9, NIV.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” 2 Timothy 1:7, NKJV.
Before we entered into this new year, I meditated on the many blessings in 2015. As I sat there pondering on the new year to come, one word came to me….STRETCH!! I was led to look the word up in a dictionary.
Stretch-To be pulled to the full length or extent; To hold out, reach forth or extend; To be pulled to greater lengths; The act of expanding
We are being called to STRETCH! As Daughters of the King, our Father desires to stretch us in each area of our lives. He wants us to reach forth and to be pulled to greater lengths like never before. Imagine holding a rubber band and stretching it until you can’t stretch it any longer. It’s in the stretching we began to see all the rubber band is capable of. We can see its potential. Wouldn’t it be awesome for our Father to stretch our faith, stretch our thinking, our abilities, worship, prayer life, dedication, and stretch us in our giving? Being stretched by God requires faith and not fear. It forces us to step outside of our comfort zones and takes us above the limitations people have set for us. Say this now: STRETCH ME LORD, STRETCH ME NOW.
Prayer: Father, we thank you for new beginnings in my life. I come before you to simply thank you for having the ability to stretch me. Stretch my faith, my thinking, my abilities, my worship, prayer life, my dedication, and my giving. I know that increase comes from above. Use me mightily Father and cause me to be all you designed and purposed me to be. Get the most out of me. Remove all fear and doubt and help me trust you more. Be glorified in my life. In Jesus name, Amen.