Stretching. It can be a good thing–like when you’re warming up before a strenuous workout. It’s always advised to stretch your muscles first to give them the heads up that a challenge is coming.
It can be a bad thing when you’ve overcommitted yourself and you can’t possibly get it all done. You’ve stretched yourself too thin.
But today we want to ask for your prayers for us as we’re being stretched in a different way. We are currently in The Netherlands to minister to and encourage a local church in a small town south of Amsterdam. There will be interpreters. There will be folks from many different countries. And there will be Tom and me, along with another couple from our church, with nothing in ourselves to give, but what God in His mercy has given to us.
The gathering begins on Friday and goes through Sunday night where we’ll be joined by our Senior Pastor and another senior pastor from another church with whom we have a working relationship. We are anticipating an amazing time where God stretches us beyond our capacity and then fill us with His. If any good comes of the weekend it will be because of His faithfulness to do what only He can do. We’re simply vessels who said “yes” to His call.
We’ll return on Tuesday tired and full of gratefulness for what God did in and through all of us. Thank you for your prayers.
In what ways are you being stretched? Is it a good stretch or one you should avoid?