«

»

Apr 30

STRETCH AND GROW; EXPAND AND GO!

This morning I was asking the Spirit to guide me in the various projects I’d planned to work on. I started listing them and as I did, my brain took charge of my prayer. Before I knew it, I was counting all the “major projects” I wanted to do well.
Carol! My brain shouted. You know you can only ever do one thing at a time if you want to do it well!

But I wanted to do all of those projects well and I wanted to do them well for God’s glory. So I settled back into prayer. Not prayer of me working my brain; but prayer in the Spirit. And I prayed:
Lord, help me stretch and grow; and then expand and—Go! Wherever you lead me. Help me not be afraid of stretching. Help me not be afraid where you are leading me. 
That done, I opened my daily devotional and read:
Stop judging and evaluating yourself, for this is not your role…The only source of real affirmation is My unconditional Love.
Interesting.
My Bible reading for the day: Carefully follow the terms of this covenant, so that you may prosper in everything you do. (Genesis 29:9)
  
I then began writing this post and clicked on Biblegateway.com because it’s cool to have God’s Word open in the same screen as my Word document. As if His words will infuse themselves with mine.
The “Verse of the Day” at the top of the page on Biblegateway.com was 2 Timothy 1:7:
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
Got it Jesus. I will endeavor to persevere in all of these projects you are leading me to complete. Because you strengthen me in all things. 
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank you for your plans to stretch and grow us; to expand us and then to use us. Please help us be attuned to your leading, Holy Spirit, so that we are empowered—and feel empowered—to do all things for you. Thank you Jesus for the Word of God—which is you, that helps us see, understand and sometimes confirm your direction for us. Amen.
WHAT ABOUT YOU? Is there an area in your life where God is urging you to stretch and grow and then expand and…GO?

31 comments

Skip to comment form

  1. chris

    For me this is like being on the edge of the high dive… I often need a little nudge from God to take that leap.

    Sometimes I need to stretch and grow… expand and Go!

    Love this saying, will be remembering this one for sure!

  2. From Carols Quill

    @ Chris – I see God nudging you in your posts. Keep expanding and going!

  3. lynnmosher

    Have you been secretly eavesdropping on my quiet times? LOL So know what you’re feeling! Great post! Blessings to you!

  4. From Carols Quill

    @ Lynn – no, I’m not eavesdropping but you know, great minds think alike! And God loves a good stretch!

  5. Pam B.

    I am amazed how many times my devotions address the point that has been at the forefront of my mind and in my daily conversations with God. I know it is a God thing and makes me think twice about skipping my time with God. I really want to know what He wants to share with me that day.

  6. From Carols Quill

    You’re right, Pam. It’s definitely a God thing! Sometimes He’s less subtle than other times.

  7. Anonymous

    valium generic price of valium 10mg – valium severe anxiety

  8. Anonymous

    xanax online long will xanax high last – where to buy xanax online legally

  9. Anonymous

    order diazepam buy 5mg diazepam – side effects stop taking diazepam

  10. Anonymous

    xanax online xanax overdose and seizures – where can i buy xanax online

  11. Anonymous

    can you buy xanax online legally jpee xanax 2mg – buy xanax legally online

  12. Anonymous

    buy diazepam diazepam dose for muscle spasm – good online pharmacy diazepam

  13. Anonymous

    diazepam 10mg can buy diazepam online usa – diazepam dose alcohol withdrawal

  14. Anonymous

    valium generic much does 5mg valium sell – valium val release diazepam forum

  15. Anonymous

    xanax no prescription online xanax withdrawal – xanax generic drug

  16. Anonymous

    buy diazepam online diazepam drug test – diazepam online no prescription usa

  17. Anonymous

    generic xanax xanax withdrawal in infants – xanax 027 round white pill

  18. Anonymous

    xanax price xanax and alcohol risks – xanax withdrawal time period

  19. Anonymous

    buy xanax generic xanax 0.25mg – what is better for anxiety xanax or ativan

  20. Anonymous

    order ativan ativan withdrawal length – lorazepam ativan uses

  21. Anonymous

    buy xanax online no prescription 2mg xanax 3 beers – buy xanax online in usa

  22. Anonymous

    ativan 2mg high off ativan – ativan side effects short term

  23. Anonymous

    soma carisoprodol carisoprodol potentiator – buy soma safely online

  24. Anonymous

    ambien buy non generic ambien – buy ambien prescription

  25. Anonymous

    buy ambien online ambien cr what is it – ambien 79

  26. Anonymous

    buy ambien online ambien side effects depression – buy ambien fast shipping

  27. Anonymous

    buy ambien online legally can you buy ambien costa rica – ambien medication sleep

  28. Anonymous

    discount soma drug side effects carisoprodol – soma medication abuse

  29. Anonymous

    valium 10 mg valium snorting – valium pill wikipedia

  30. Anonymous

    buy diazepam cheap diazepam 10mg sale usa – diazepam 10 mg oral

  31. Anonymous

    buy valium online valium half life dosage – valium effects high

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>