Prophetic Word: Your Discernment Will Grow as God Stretches You by Joe Joe Dawson
By Joe Joe Dawson
By Sandy Warner
Recently in a time of prayer, the Lord began to speak to me. As the Lord spoke, I could feel myself being stretched by Him.
The only way I know how to describe it to you is to call it "The God Stretch." I believe that in this season, and for the rest of 2020, many will be in the God Stretch.
Many times we pray desperately for increase, breakthrough and for God to move mightily in our lives. However, when those prayers are answered we often find ourselves being stretched and challenged in order to steward the answers to our prayers. Anytime God calls us to do something or step into something, there is a preparation process that takes place. Part of that process is the God Stretch. In order to fully step into our destiny, we must step outside of our comfort zone and allow the Lord to stretch us.
During this season, be very specific about how and what you pray. This is not the time to pray aimlessly out of your own desires or with your natural thinking. This is a season to lean in. Lean in to hear and see what God is saying and what He is about to do. Once we've heard from the Lord, then we can target our prayers towards the future. With targeted and specific prayers, we will find ourselves stretched and prepared for what will come next.
As God stretches us, our discernment will grow. In the God Stretch, we will learn what is authentic and what is manufactured. As God stretches you, you will be able to stay focused on what God has called you specifically to do instead of being led astray by unnecessary distractions. In the middle of the God Stretch, you will find yourself able to focus more clearly, free of distractions. Then you will be able to accelerate with God.
God is calling many out of complacency and comfort in order to prepare and stretch them for the next season. You will be stretched in your ministry, business, family, relationships and everything you do. God may reprioritize how you spend your time and who you spend your time with during the God Stretch. God will stretch you to reconcile and be the bridge with others. There are some conversations that need to be had and relationships that need to be restored. This will be a stretch for you, but be obedient to do it.
God will stretch us in certain areas in order to humble us. God can do anything with someone who has been stretched and humbled in the process! In areas where the flesh is weak; He will stretch us in order to strengthen us. Every time God stretches us, it will make us stronger. The God Stretch is upon us; allow the Lord to stretch you now so you can step into whatever He has for you in the next season!
Joe Joe Dawson
The Lord recently, woke me up very early one morning. As soon as I woke up, I heard the Lord say, "Revival and reform." I then sensed strongly that God wanted to prepare each of His sons and daughters for the coming revival and reformation. Preparation will come as we each devote ourselves in this season to even more prayer and seeking the face of God. Quality time spent in the presence of God will make us ready for what God is about to do.
You can look at any nation in the world and see that the times we are living in are different. This is a season like no other season before in history. Now, more than ever, it is so important for every believer to be listening to the Holy Spirit and leaning into the Lord. Hearing from God and doing exactly what He says are critical in this hour. I recently had a prophetic dream where the demonic warfare was so intense that I could sense it even after I woke up.