Monday, 19 October 2009


"...and said to the man, "Stretch out your hand."
He stretched it out, and his hand was restored"

Mathew 3:5

This passage is from the story of the miracle of Jesus, the healing of a man with a withered hand on a Sabbath day. Jesus asked the man to arise and stand in full view of everyone and then commanded him to stretch forth his hands in doing so, he was healed.
  • For something to be withered it means it has become shrunken, or dry incapable of action. when something becomes shrunken, it means it is filled with wrinkles, and appears to be shriveled as in shrinking.
  • To stretch means to draw out or extend to the full length or to be expanded to a larger size.

A woman cannot carry a baby to full term without 'stretching out'. It is hard for us to live out the realities of God's promises and our desires and dreams if we don't 'stretch out' in obedience, working diligently doing the Father's will.

As you start a new week, 'stretch out' unravelling shrunken dreams, aspirations and promises gifted to you by the Father. 'stretch forward', beyond your present limitations, from where you are to where you ought to be. 'Stretch out' removing all the wrinkles that cover your potential to attain.

I encourage you to 'stretch out' in action, faith, diligence, perseverance, excellence and in belief that, whilst you are faithful working on the dreams God has given you, He is always faithful to perfect everything concerning you.

'Stretch out' in faith, peace and love, expanding in victory on all sides; whilst making God famous along your way.

Much Love
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Myne Whitman said...

Thanks for sharing these inspiring words. This one is special to me right now.

Rita said...

"'Stretch out' in faith, peace and love, expanding in victory on all sides; whilst making God famous along your way." My dear, that is the way to go oh! Thanks for these motivating words.

Debbie said...

Stretch in faith beliving God for great things.
Thanks hon

Gee said...

I am stretching out in JOY!!!
hey remi!!!


I needed to hear this. Thank You.

The poets voice ~~~ said...

I will stretch out in Faith and expand in my walk With Him! That's exactly what He wants us to do..Thanks for this reminder.

I have missed this blog, It speaks to me every time.How are u doing?

God bless u hun! xx

chichi said...

this is something,

mike said...

I love this piece, thanks for the message sis. nice one

adebanji said...

Good and timely!

Kafo said...

well said
i will stretch out

it is good that im reading this at the beginning of a potentially stressful week

may God guide and lead you