Friday, August 17, 2012

Five Minute Friday/Stretch

Stretch--------------------, how far have you stretched lately? Better question, how far are you willing to stretch? Do you feel imposed upon, if someone ask you to stretch yourself, to go the extra mile for something, or someone?Well, if that is the case, you truly need to get over yourself. My friend, think about Jesus, and everything He has done, and continues to do for you. Talk about stretching, He has stretched His self to the max , and beyond!!Did He, or does He, ever complain about it? No, never. Consider this, the next time you feel imposed upon, Jesus hung upon that cruel cross, arms totally stretched out wide, why?? Because He loved you that much!! Hm, wonder if He felt imposed upon??

16 comments:

Bethe77 said...

Good food for thought
Blessings

Debbie Petras said...

So glad you joined in this week. Although it can be painful at times, it is so good that the Lord stretches us. We need to cooperate. :)

Blessings and love,
Debbie

Wanda's Wings said...

Good thought.

Farida said...

With God's graciousness and blessings in my life, I would allow myself to be stretched especially when someone I know needs me.

Happy weekend and God bless!

Meredith said...

be able to be imposes upon for the love of Christ. I like that.

Joyful said...

Yes, good food for thought.

Tesha said...

Wonderful reminder, thank you!

joy said...

Yes denise, Jesus had been strecth much, didn't complain, thanks for this timely reminder. We should be always thankful under all circumstances. Happy sunday:)

Karen said...

Lord, make me a cheerful giver!!

Cathy said...

Thank you, Dear. You are precious in His sight and mine.

Laurie Collett said...

I love this, Denise! He showed the breadth of his love by stretching forth His arms on the cross.
Love in Him,
Laurie

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you for that great reminder. Hugs and blessings to you!

Peggy said...

Bless you Denise...

I had a difficult time choosing which post from this week I would leave my only comment... but I so appreciate how you encourage and challenge us with this 5 minute STRETCH!

However, I am so glad that you had a wonderful time with your little man
(you're so creative and imaginative in your play time with him)! I know your brother is so happy that you're spending time with his grandson (right?) and sorry I missed his bday but that was a beautiful tribute to your wonderful relationship and love for him. I'm even more saddened that you have not been well even though we all are praying and believing, I know your soul is ever so well and your sweet guardian angles watch and keep you
surrounded with God's love and hope! Keep looking up and at those outstretched arms! He and I love you so much!

Thank you for the STRETCH!... maybe I need to do more exercises with this stretch in mind to keep me in better health too spiritually and physically! Building my faith and bones with strength from His Word!

(((hugs))) and many blessings and prayers as always, love you MORE!!!
Peggy

Cynthia Stevenson said...

Amen! We have to get over ourselves and stretch those arms wide. This is what Jesus would want us to do. And, we know He will give us the strength to stretch. I loved this post! ~Cynthia

jancoxabetterway said...

Thanks for dropping by A Better Way from FMF - sorry to be late but your comment went into spam.

Great outlook on stretching - and yes there are sometimes I say "no" when "yes" would have been the better answer.

Blessings
Jan

LeAnn said...

Wow, I can just say Amen to this one.
Blessings and hugs!