Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; Isaiah 54:2
“I will run the course of Your commandments, For You shall enlarge my heart.”
Psalms 119:32 NKJV http://bible.com/114/psa.119.32.nkjv
Contrary to the fashion police.. I’m seeing sweat pants right now, as the height of fall fashion.
It happens around this time of year, that once the sweat pants break out, and I enlarge my “tents” with bigger, more comfy clothing, I seem to start adding a protective layer.
Although, I’m not sure, what, exactly I’m protecting. Lol.
All joking aside,
this scripture above is a godly principle.
What you stretch forth, will be filled.
Yep. Just think of the little widow woman with the pots she and her son kept filling as God kept pouring.
It only stopped because there were no more pots. (1 Kings 17:10)
Had Peter done what Jesus had actually said, and let down his “nets” instead of the one net, even more fish would have been added. (Luke 5:4)
Capacity is the forerunner to fulfillment.
I can remember how excited I was when God got me to 3 miles in my running. I was thinking of 5 miles in my heart and He spoke to me and said, if you can dream it, I can do it.
It was this principle.
Then the above scripture followed to drive it home for me.
I will run the way of your commandments as you enlarge my heart.
Remember my flower story in one of the first few blogs?
The Holy Spirit is amazing at driving the Word home in our hearts.
As funny as the sweat pants scenario is, He showed me the principle of capacity, yet again.
Only I think I should heed the warnings of this example and limit my use of stretchy pants!
I’ve been working hard to downsize that area of my life, not increase it. 😉
By the way, I just got finished with 7.9 miles today, no stoppies, After not running at all for over a week.
How can I keep from singing His Praise?