Spread Out! Think Big, He will Rock Your World.

Isaiah 54:1-4

“Sing, barren woman, who has never had a baby. Fill the air with song, you who’ve never experienced childbirth! You’re ending up with far more children
than all those childbearing women.” God says so!”Clear lots of ground for your tents! Make your tents larger. Spread out! Think big! Use plenty of rope, drive the tent pegs deep. You’re going to need lots of elbow room for your growing family. You’re going to take over whole nations; you’re going to resettle abandoned cities. Don’t be afraid—you’re not going to be embarrassed.   Stretch out; don’t hold back—you’re not going to come up short.

There is great joy and expectation when God comes into someone life, when they are redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ. Isaiah likens this experience as being similar to that of a child being born to a woman who had not previously had any children. The birth of the new child changed EVERYTHING.

Before the child was born the tent was large enough to accommodate two people, but now it has to be made larger. The presence and existence of this new birth completely changed and rearranged everything about the way they were living.

What Isaiah is saying here is that when Christ becomes a reality to you, you must make room for Him in your life. You must “make your tent larger”. The existence of the blood of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit working in your life will add a whole new dimension to your life. Your life will be changed and as your life is changed you will begin to influence and change those around you in you, not only in your own life, but in the lives of those in your job, your family and your church.

There is such a revolutionary change that occurs inside a person when they are redeemed, that they cannot just “add Jesus”, and carry on with their lives doing thing the same way they have been. It is no longer business as usual. When Jesus becomes Lord in a person’s life, everything, and I mean “everything” changes. If you were not expecting good things to come your way before you accepted the Lord, that is about to change. You can begin to look forward with excited optimism to more. To feeling more, experiencing more, living more and sharing more. You life will become more of a blessing to those around you. Why is that you may ask? Because a life in Christ Jesus is a richer, fuller, more fulfilling, and satisfying life.

Instead of the old weight of sin that used to weigh you down, and cause chaos and heartache in your life, you can now begin to look forward to, and expect blessings in your life. And there is an added bonus. When the blood of Jesus takes hold in your life all of a sudden your life begins to bless others lives. As you begin to interact with those on your job, interact at home with your family, and interact with those in your church, the love of Christ and the power of God will begin to be demonstrated in your  life affecting everyone around you.

We can see in this scripture that there is change going on, active change. Change for today. Change for tomorrow.  God is saying that you have a new birth, be excited about it. Expect miracles. Expect growth. Things are going to happen. Make room for more births into the kingdom of heaven. Start doing something, start enlarging and expanding your way of thinking. You are a child of the King, a representative of the Living God, and He is going to give you a bounty of lost souls born into the kingdom if you can wrap your mind around what he wants to accomplish in your life.

How do I know, because His Word says that He said so! He is telling us in these verses to move out, move ahead and start spreading the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, and expect a great harvest. He is saying do not think small for you are in the service of the Almighty God, equipped by the blood of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit, so “Thing Big”. And as you use this kingdom principle things are going to happen, there is going to be growth in your personal life, more abundance in your family life, and as you share Him, more growth in your church as He says, “You’re going to need lots of elbow room for your growing family”.

The key in this passage is you. Everything depends on you! If we move and act by His Spirit working in our lives and allow ourselves to become engulfed in His glory, and submissive to the work He has called every believer to, we can shake up our entire nation, we can bring life and joy in our city. Instead of sitting around saying, “Oh I’m just so glad to be saved”, he compels us to take action and move forward. We have His assurance that if we will just act, do something; if we will just stretch out in faith, He ensures us that we will never be embarrassed, we will not fail, God will perform upon our actions. So do not hold back in your life. Expect great things to happen as you began to share with others the power of the living God that is inside of you.

Do you want to see God in action; do you want to see the power of the living God? Do something as his conduit; don’t be afraid—you’re not going to be embarrassed. Stretch out; don’t hold back—you’re not going to come up short; it is all up to you. God is looking for you to just believe, follow His instruction, and if you do, He will rock your world and the world of those around you if you will just have faith in Him and step up and step out. He will perform.

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8 replies

  1. Great article Darrel
    Great one,If one person can just start to move , a whole life could be saved.That IS exactly what I needed to hear right now to encourage me to move forward and not expect embarresment or fear of losing
    God bless

  2. “Change The World”!

    How can I express this change inside?
    This Jesus within me so pure and alive!
    Things go better with Him than without,
    All He brought me through, I’ll never doubt!

    All that heavy guilt and share that I bore,
    He lifted , brought resolve or restored.
    I now have an extended family to love.
    Passing the bread of life, Jesus our beloved.

    Don’t worry what others may think or say,
    Yield your vessel, let Him mold you as clay.
    Broaden your boarders, reach one by one,
    The harvest is ripe, more souls need to be won.

  3. My husband and I have recently separated. We have been under severe pressure with an ongoing 5 year custody battle with his ex wife. I was very angry, hurtful, bitter and not always supportive. I want restoration in my marriage. I want my husband to forgive me and for us to try again. I love him and my step son with all I have. Please pray for restoration and forgiveness for my family.

    • The Lord can take the bitterness away and make calm where strife once existed. I have experiencesd this healing for myself in my life. our God is a God of restoration. You will be in my prayer, Thank you sharon for posting….God bless…Darrell

      • Thank you Darrell. I just don’t understand how he can take away the pain that I have caused my husband and step son. I didn’t realize how angry I was. I didn’t support him when I should have. I just want another chance. I don’t know how to believe that God would do that for ME.

      • Sharon, Read this verse, take it to heart meditate over it and pray over it, I am praying over it w/you…blessings Darrell …Psalm 71:20-21

        20 Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter,
        you will restore my life again;
        from the depths of the earth
        you will again bring me up.

        21 You will increase my honor
        and comfort me once again.

  4. Darrell,

    God Bless you and the ministry. Please if you would be in prayer for my Daughter and I to return to TX and the funding to return back home by next weekend when we have an Open Door back to N. Dallas. We are to depart MI connecting 1/2 way meeting with a good friend but right now the funds seem impossible.

    We need Provision for Housing as well as transportation back there and everything to start our lives over again. Also, I have been praying for my Cov. marriage of my Youth to be RESTORED for 6 years and have a BULLDOG FAITH to pray for others in the same areas of Ministry. I know that the Lord is going to use us more than He already has for HIS BIGGER PLAN. But currently we are dealing with the grief from loosing my Father of 72 years as well as the losses in our life due to the unwanted divorce (he choose his sin over his own family…he is that blinded by seeking after flesh and worldly materials & treasures.

    I am and have been STANDING on the Lords Promise that He had given to me about 6 years ago and we are waiting for it to come to pass. We have 2 beautiful children-that are also called by the Lord.

    His grand plan will soon unfold before us SO EVERYONE can see HIS GLORY!!

    I am TRUSTING AND BELIEVING that we will be on the road to recovery putting my Dads passing behind us. We were here with him in another state as he got sicker and sicker (we had no clue why we were even sent). There was no cure but in Jesus’s mighty comforting arms.

    No more pain or suffering. We miss him greatly.
    I also miss our Son who is waiting to see his Mom and Sister (we haven’t seen him in a year).

    We know that the time is drawing nearer and we DO have a ride back…but are still in need of a connecting ride to another state (IN) to meet up with my friend who brought us. If you would please pray for peace and comfort and ALL the things that we need!! We need the pieces of the puzzle lined up for this “Open Door” that NO man or woman can shut!!

    PLEASE Call forth provision for His Vision and Housing in North Texas that is urgently needed that will help us reach to others perhaps like us on similar journeys.

    We are FAITHFUL AND CAN BE TRUSTED We’ve been TESTED!!! I know that there are people who can give to the Lords chosen people…I pray that they freely give to ministries who make an impact and seek and save the lost and hurting women/men and children!

    I pray that they HEAR and OBEY the HEART of God urgently!

    I took this Vow for life with my Husband (Rob) and we are expecting to see a heart change and a NEW man serving the Lord and his OWN FAMILY turning away from the Other Woman who set a trap to destroy a Godly called family. I am taking a hard STAND on DIVORCE and its not popular.

    I know that our HOUSE is a KEY because its been seen in the spiritual world by different people.
    As is the Re-marriage to each other and our International Marriage Ministry!

    I dont care what the world thinks and gives reasons for divorce…I make no excuses for the VOW I took before the Lord. What is bound in heaven is bound here as well. A three strand cord is not easily broken!

    I am a God Pleaser in Jesus name…not a man pleaser!!

    THANK YOU & May God Bless You!!
    Sharon

  5. My husband and I sing for Jesus.

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