Stretch and Pull

17 Aug

Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and friends
Today’s topic is Stretch.

stretch and pull.
He stretches me most in the waiting place.
that place where I wait for what’s next
while wading through the what’s now.

He has to remind me often…
have patience, my daughter.
…my plans are good.
…my timing is perfect.

you are exactly where I want you to be right now.
waiting while I do a work in you
before I do a work through you.
the preparation place for what’s to come.

stretch and pull.
these are the moments that build my faith.
knowing how much He loves me.
trusting in all He has for me.
believing that the stretch proceeds the growth.
standing on His promises.
For God is working in you,
giving you the desire and the power
to do what pleases him.
Philippians 2:13
May he equip you with all you need for doing his will.
May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ,
every good thing that is pleasing to him.
All glory to him forever and ever!
Amen.
Hebrews 13:21

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18 Responses to “Stretch and Pull”

  1. Sharita Knobloch August 17, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful, Wendy! So glad I found you on FMF– your words both blessed and inspired me today!! 🙂

  2. T. L. Cole August 17, 2012 at 12:39 pm #

    Thank you for this message today. It is very fitting to where I've been living lately.

  3. Pamela August 17, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    "stretching proceeds growth." You have beautifully weaved the words together that the meaning is so clear, yet colorful. Challenges me to pray for stretching so I can grow ever more like my Jesus.

  4. Jennifer Upton August 17, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    "Stretch proceeds the growth" words that have shown themselves true in my own life, in all of our lives really. It is only a few who choose to admit it in the public eye. I am glad that you choose to share your life this way. It matters…

  5. Stefanie Brown August 17, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    Beautiful post, Wendy!! I love thought: "stretch proceeds the growth". Awesome!Happy FMF!!

  6. Wendy August 17, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

    Thanks so much Sharita! Blessed to connect with you today! Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Wendy August 17, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

    You're so welcome TL! So blessed to have you visit today!

  8. Wendy August 17, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

    Thank you so much Pamela! Sometimes it can be a challenge to pray for those moments to stretch knowing that there may be some pain involved, but oh what a reward to know that He is growing us through it. Blessings friend!

  9. Wendy August 17, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

    Thanks so much Jennifer! Very true in mine as well. Thankful today that we get to do the stretching together. Blessings!

  10. Wendy August 17, 2012 at 11:15 pm #

    Thank you Stefanie! Happy Friday to you friend! Blessings!

  11. Amy Sullivan August 18, 2012 at 1:02 am #

    Wendy,Ohhh, the part that really hit me in this post is what you said about the waiting place. Ugh. That dreaded waiting place stretches me for sure.

  12. Simply Created by Cole August 18, 2012 at 4:13 am #

    Oh Wendy, it's like you just stepped into my heart and put the feelings, emotions, and life as it is now on this page. Waiting for what is next and wading for what is now…I can so understand that. Beautiful!

  13. Barbara Hiatt August 19, 2012 at 5:27 am #

    Love this…beautiful! Following you now from Thee Networking Blog Hop at Live, Laugh, Rowe. Please stop by and check out my blog! God bless, Barbara @ Chase the Starhttp://chase-thestar.blogspot.com/

  14. Jerralea August 20, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    Great post! You chose scripture that illustrated your points exactly!I'm trusting in all He has for me, too!

  15. Wendy August 20, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    Me too friend…me too. And I want so much to be better at the waiting part. Thankful for His grace every day. Blessings!

  16. Wendy August 20, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    Nicole…somehow it makes it easier when I put words to it. Naming the space. Praying for you today as you wait friend. Blessings!

  17. Wendy August 20, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    Thanks so much Barbara! So blessed to connect with you and am so looking forward to getting to know you. Am a follower of yours as well. Blessings!

  18. Wendy August 20, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    Thanks Jarralea! And Who better for us to trust friend. Throughout scripture He promises His good for us. Standing on those promises with you today! Blessings!

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