In January of this year I was seeking out my word for the year. As I was sitting at my kitchen table I heard the Lord speak the word stretch. I really didn’t know how to respond to that. I felt like I had already been stretched to the max. That was my first reaction but we always need to dig a little deeper to gain understanding to what He is really speaking into our lives. The first thing I did was look up the meaning of stretch.
* Capable of being made OR changed without breaking
*Make great demands on the capacity or resource
*Cause someone to make maximum use of their talents or abilities
Then after praying and seeking out for more revelation He gave me an acronym for the word stretch.
S – Stay focused.
T – Trust Me.
R – Rest
E – Expect Good Things.
T – Train Your Senses
C – Challenge Yourself.
H – Have Hope For The Future.
I also was reminded of the scripture in Isaiah 54:2
“Enlarge the place of your tent,and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out;do not hold back; lengthen your cordsand strengthen your stakes.
So, this word definitely has a broader meaning. I believe this is a word for His Body for this year. When God speaks to us personally it is for us personally but at the same time He is speaking to His Body. This will be confirmed to you over & over again.
I received my word in January and in February I begin to see prophetic words come forth.
Fathers Heart Ministry 2/2 – Be prepared to be stretched. Obedience is key!
Doug Addison 2/10 – Be prepared to be stretched today as God is moving outside of your comfort zones.
Doug Addison 3/6 – It’s time to let God out of the box of our understanding and prepare to be stretched.
Prophetess Tracy Quintana 4/5 – Make room for more! #enlarge Isaiah 54:2 Stretch forth, expand, lengthen, strengthen & make bigger!
Today (April 16, 2016) this word was posted by Lana Vawser “I have Stretched You to Upgrade You.”
Click here https://lanavawser.com/2016/04/i-have-stretched-you-to-upgrade-you/to read the complete word.
Do you feel like you’ve been OR are being stretched? If so, just hang on! There is purpose behind it. He is stretching you to enlarge you. He is stretching you to be able to hold more of His power. He is stretching you to gain more of His wisdom and more of His character, more of Him. He is stretching you to upgrade you, to mature you and to build strength in you.He is wanting to bring increase into your life and enlarge your territory. Ask Him to show you exactly what that means for you personally. Thank Him for the revelation of the stretching process and for help in yielding to it.
Lord, thank You for what You are doing in my life today. I recognize this stretching is for my good and for Your glory always.Thank You for strength to endure and the ability to embrace it Enlarge my territory, in Jesus name! Amen!