the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your
dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your stakes.
God comes to a life in power, it is always a time of rejoicing and expectation
for the future! Isaiah described this experience as similar to that of a child
born to a previously barren woman. The child’s arrival changes everything! Life
cannot continue as usual! Whereas the dwelling place might have been large
enough for two, it must now be made bigger. The child’s presence causes the
parents to completely rearrange the way they were living.
proclaimed that when God comes, you must make room for Him in your life. You
must “enlarge the place of your tent” because God’s presence will add new
dimensions to your life, your family, and your church. You do not simply “add
Christ on” to your busy life and carry on with business as usual. When Christ
is your Lord, everything changes. Whereas before you may not have expected good
things to come through you or in your life, now you should have a spirit of
optimism. You ought to expect your life to become richer and fuller. You can
anticipate God blessing others through your life. You can look for God to
demonstrate His power through your life in increasing measure.
a Christian, how do you make room for Christ in your life? You repent of your
sin. You allow Christ the freedom to do what He wants in you. You watch eagerly
for His activity in your life and in your family and in your church. You live
your life with the expectancy that Christ will fill you with His power in the
days to come and will “stretch” you to do things in His service that you have
never done before.