Stretch Me Lord, Stretch Me Now

“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.

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58 thoughts on “Stretch Me Lord, Stretch Me Now”

    1. Lord I thank you for this message! I know you are speaking to me I came across this scripture several times today! I do feel ashamed and afraid ,I thank you for working in and through me.I will keep seeking you Father God!

  1. I love this sentence… “It’s in the stretching we began to see all the rubber band is capable of”! That makes total sense, great analogy. This is one of those devotions that is a little hard for me to pray- if I’m honest. I want to grow in faith but I’m scared of the trials even though I know God should be my strength. I’m afraid I won’t rely on Him and I will fail. Btw, what’s it mean when you say “stretch me financially”?

    1. Oh my GOSH! I feel the same way. I know i should totally trust Him, but the mere fact of going thru scares me so much. Thank you for be so open and honest.

    2. I agree, it’s scary, for sure. It requires so much faith and leaving that fear behind us. Fear is one of Satan’s yucky weapons.

      I believe being stretched financially is simply meaning trusting Him to meet all of our needs even financially. Finances can be very scary. I believe this means for our faith in this regard to be stretched. So often, we believe it’s our job or career that provides for us. Jobs can be lost even without any fault of our own…layoffs, etc.. I truly believe He wants to STRETCH us financially in the way of helping us realize that ONLY He is the true provider so we put our faith in Him to provide, not our jobs. The book called, “Appointment in Jerusalem” changed my life by helping me see that THROUGH FAITH, God ALWAYS provides no matter our struggle. He’ll always give us what we NEED. I believe He’s an “on time” God that often meets our needs just in time but often not way ahead of time so that our FAITH in Him is STRETCHED. If He always took perfect care of us early then we wouldn’t learn to trust that He WILL show up and take care of us. He does this in His timing, not ours. He wants our FULL DEPENDENCE to be ONLY in Him. The very best of jobs are only temporary and anything can happen but if our faith is in Him as our Provider we will learn it is PERMANENT and never ending. When we struggle financially is where we learn that He will always meet our needs “just in time.” I truly encourage, you to read the book I spoke of above. It truly changed my life. I got it on Amazon and I’m fixing to read it again. 🙂 Be Blessed, Cassidy

    1. Amen. ALL things are possible in Christ. I believe this verse is found in Phillippeans 4:13 and is very powerful!!

      Cassidy 🙂

  2. Thank You our faithful God Who will not give us to bear anything more than we can and with it, goes with us through the whole ordeal. We know that the plans You have for us is to prosper us not to harm us to give us a hope and a future. Father for Your glory have Your way. We know that our time on this earth is so short compared to eternity and that through this we will grow and mature into the image of Jesus. We submit to Your will knowing You will not leave us destitute. In Jesus name. Amen

    1. Amen. I touch in agreement with zebi for myself and for her. Jesus, You are the same yesterday, today, and forevermore!! Show me how to be more in the Kingdom for Your Glory. But steady my pace for the endurance of the race. I am weary, yet I hold tight to Your Promises, Lord. For You are more! You are more! You are more! Help me hold on and be patient and surremder my will yo Yours in order to develop the much needed fruit of longsuffering in my life. I need this characteristic desperately. So I surrender to Your Will for me. I am being stretched Lord!! I love You more and more as You produce miracle and miracle and miracle in my life for me. I am so blessed! Thank You, Lord for stretching me. In Jesus’ Name I pray and surrender my will unto Yours. Thank You for the comfort and peace that surpasses all understanding as I stand in the fire with You and wait to be called out. My hope is in You, today and every day. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.

        1. Love you anne!! I left you a reply to your reply!! God bless you!! You are such a BLESSING to ME!!!!

      1. Dear Father God . You Who know everything about us. I pray for Your protection and upliftment of Cricket. Lord hold her tight in Your arms and as she bravely allow You to stretch her, do it gently as only You can do. I pray for a speedy change in her circumstances and breakthrough after breakthrough in the process of making her a prize trophy for Your glory. Thank You for Your special love for her amd that You will never leave or forsake her. Bless her beautiful soul. In Jesus name. Amen

        1. God bless you, zebi! Thank you for your beautiful prayer for me. It blessed me immensely!! I pray that God carries through every storm and trial in life with a blessed assurance that He will never, ever leave you. I pray that your endeavors unto His heart are unchained completely and set free to run rampant across the continent of Africa!! God lift up Africa and zebi!! My prayer is for hers and her own!! Bless her mind, body, and soul! May Your grace carry her high above all pestilence, resistance from the world, and persistence of the enemy to trip her up consistently. God, bless zebi immensely and keep her in your everlasting embrace. May she know Your undying love even more. Gently carry her through the storms of life. Carry her through each season unto a renewed relationship with her Savior. May she be blessed for her faithfulness unto You, my Lord. Plant her in the station in life intended just for her. God, I pray this prayer because You say pray for zebi and I do. But what a beautiful thing!! She prayed for me, too, sweet Lord!! So please bless her in a special way today. These prayers and encouraging words get me through these tough days! I am learning a new way!! I am living a new way!! I am loving a new way!! I am happy to be here and I am so blessed by my sisters here. God bless the hearts of these women who love You so dearly!! Tell me that You clearly see we are desperate for more of You every day!! Bless us each one!! Bless s those who are obedient unto the call and pray and lift up and encourage me!! It is all for the Glory of God, so bless them in immeasurable measure as only You can do!! I do, soooo love You, my Lord!! In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.

  3. Heavenly father in the name of Jesus I come Boldly to your Throne of Grace asking you to Stretch me Right Now in the Name of Jesus in every area of my Life in my finainces my evangelizeing for you. In Jesus Name I Pray Amen.

  4. Thank you father. Yes lord i want to be stretch. N stretch now.. Like a rubber band please stretch me in very direction in my life n my family life thank you Father God.
    In Jesus name!

    1. Stretches us Lord .. from the east, west ,north and south, we are victorious woman n warriors in Christ .enemy is under our feet . in Jesus name!

  5. Stretch me Lord, stretch me now. I knw it might be painful Lord but I want to endure your full stretching!!!
    Help me set my eyes on the price and not on the pains and sufferings that might come my way. I need your patience and endurance and I knw with yu I’ve the winning team. Feel me with your love Lord and always remind me that I can endure all what comes my way bcos yu trust I can.
    Love yu dear Lord and want to love yu moa every minute

  6. Alleluia, It’s amazing to see how God has show us how he’s interested & willing to moved in every area of lives. You’ve said in your word Lord; It’s through you we lived, moved, and have our being. No one is greater to filled us with all these promises and fulfilled them. You’re excellent God, all praises to you

    “May God blessings be you and your ministry DOTK”

  7. Yes stretch me to i stand and agree decree and declare embrace all these prescious daughters the power of agreement the spoken word on many levels. Thank God for humble beginnings. Its funny becaue i said God i just need to stretch as i lay here on my gravity chair which is my bed. I found a way to stretch and boy did it feel good. Grateful im in a warm houae not a cardboard box or sleeping on the street. Able to find a ride to food bank just to then carry food home. I was. Looking in the clouds as i often do and all i could see were tbese warring angels. Sky full of tbem. Onmy way home from anotber city amotber binge . praying for breaktbrough angels warring angela intervention angels. Wondering if id make it out alive. Anotber abusive relatoonship. Ending. Thank God I am learning who I am and whose Ii am. Our war is not againat fleah and blood but ruler and orincipalities in hifh places wickedness pureevil. Thank Gid we serve PURE God PURE blood of Chriat the pure river of life. Everything in its time and due season.sonetimes quickly aometimes slowly tbe stretching us a snails pace or eccelerated its miraculeous its a process. Trust obey enjoy smell tbe roses look into the son /sun drink tbe life givibg water dont want to dehydrate. Stay saturated stay full for the conibg days ahead. Now its time to rest God bless

  8. Thank you father for inbedding in me the spirit of faith and love and not fear. In this time of being stretched I pray that you allow me to not fall back on fear and to push through in faith, I pray this year more then ever you will be done in my life less of me more of you! I pray that use me to bless those around me. Stretch me father I surrender myself to you lord

  9. AMEN!

    GOD sees us through the Shed Blood of JESUS~ Spotless and Whole. We are Strong! Fearfully and Wonderfully Made in His Image, More Than Conquerors. Once we see ourselves in The way GOD sees us it will change our perspective on everything. Victory is indeed ours for we are the Righteousness of GOD, kingdom Kids, Heirs with CHRIST JESUS, and ALL the Blessings of Abraham belongs to us. We are the apple of God’s eye.
    Thank you Father.

    1. Yes my sister in Christ ..Amen!
      We are bless and highly favored.
      We are daughter’s of the king!
      Praise God!

  10. Yes Lord Jesus thank You for stretching me now !! Thank You Father for helping Me to know who I am in You , More than a conquer, Fearfully and Wonderfully made knowing that I can do all things through Christ who gives me the strength to do it! Profound word in a now season. Thank You Lord Jesus for Your finished works at the cross !!
    I love You Lord Jesus !!

  11. Glory to God!! Hallelujah!! Father I thank you for using DOT to share your word. Stretch me in ways I won’t understand, stretch me according to your glory, Lord stretch me that I made come to you more and more each day. Father stretch me according to your will, this I asked in your name.

  12. I thank you for your love you show each time of my life. Thanks God for these wonderful people you use to bless me.
    In Jesus’ name Amen

  13. Alleluyah!!! . LORD I tank You for stretching me as from dis moment till the end of my days. I received it JESUS name . Amen !

    1. Hello my name is Patricia Pilot and I love these daily devotionals they are very powerful and inspirational and I would love to receive them in my daily email. A friend introduce this to me and I love it.

  14. Halleluyah! Stretch me in every area of my day to day life. May He also remember this ministry coz it blesses us. In Jesus Name, Amen

  15. Thank you Father God that your will and way is perfect, that You knew that I would need faith in my stretching. Glory to God 🙆🙏💙

  16. i deal with blasphemy ugh i just want to give up its so tortures i was free the 11th and ive been hit hard core its the worsr thing i ever went through pleaseee pray for me

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