Daily Devotional — 7/24/20 “Stretch Out!”

I thought I’ll share this again for somebody … This is for somebody who is being pulled on and you don’t know why. This is for somebody who is being stretched and it doesn’t make sense. All around you, it feels as if hell is breaking loose and no amount of praying has halted your storm. You are being hurt with words and actions and you haven’t done anything to anybody. You keep being sent into dark places and God hasn’t turned on your nighttime vision so fear is starting to set in. Things are happening, you cannot control and crying seems to be all you have the strength to do. Well beloved, stretch out! What are you stretching out? The parts of you that are ready to receive from the Lord.

When God stretched out, He created everything from nothing. In Genesis, Abraham stretched out his hand to slay Isaac – his obedience was being tested. Whenever Moses stretched out his hand, things God promised happened. The plagues happened and the Red Sea parted because Moses stretched out. In Joshua 8:18, God commanded Joshua to stretch out his hand and He’d give him Ai and defeated his enemies. When Elijah stretched out over a child, man deemed dead, the child lived again. In Matthew 12, when the man with a withered hand stretched it out, it was made healthy. When Peter’s doubt caused him to sink, Jesus stretched out His hand and grabbed him.

Beloved, stretch out. See, when you stretch out you keep your muscles from being fatigued. When you stretch out, you keep mobility in the parts of you God has need of. When you stretch out, things God promised, happens. And sometimes, your stretching will not just involve your hands, but it’ll be you, stretched out before the altar of God. Yea, you may find yourself in a place that only stretching out can make right. Yea, you may come face to face with some stuff that only stretching out can get rid of. You might just have to toil with some stuff, for a few days that only stretching out will give you the strength to handle.

So, will you stretch out, this time? Will you take your pains and burdens and stretch out, this time? Will you not give up and just stretch out, this time? Stretch out on God’s word. Stretch out on God’s promise to never leave or forsake us. Stretch out and trust God. Instead of trying to fix it yourself, stretch out. Instead of trying to handle it on your own, stretch out. Instead of relying on man, stretch out. Stretch out on God’s word. Will you? Will you stretch out?

This I pray in Jesus name

Even while we go through a pandemic of sickness and confusion, God is yet able. While we wait, God is still willing. And right now, I pray God will send a fresh wind of anointing to hit your house that what you’ve been praying for, aligned to His way, will show up. I pray for you who are in your rightful place that you’ll receive a blessing so big it shakes your dwelling like an earthquake.

I pray for those who’ve lost jobs, if you stay under the hand of Almighty God, He’ll provide and you shall not lack. I pray covering for every first responder and essential employee who has to work without the proper safety equipment that sickness shall not touch you or your family.

I pray this world we’ll see God’s power manifested like never before. I pray we’ll trust God and serve Him more. I pray that worship places will not lack and those that remain open are doing so because of God, not rebellion and greed. I pray you do not thirst, succumb to sin, fall into depression, think suicide is the only way out, hunger, become homeless nor sick.

I pray, during this you’ll seek God, hear God, feel God, taste God, trust God, pray to God, tithe to God and devote yourself to God. For I declare that if you trust Him with all of you, this week will not be like last week. No ma’am, no sir. When you try God, you shall not want, He’ll make you lie down in green pastures, He’ll lead you beside the still waters, He’ll restore your soul and He’ll lead you along the path of righteous because of His name. Yes, you may go through the valley of death but you won’t fear because He’ll be there, rescuing you from every trap and protecting you from deadly disease. He will cover us and His faithful promises are our armor and protection. So, don’t be afraid for God is with us.
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This I pray, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Psalm23 #Psalm91