Just When You Think This is Enough

by | Jan 8, 2012 | Saturday

Enlarge the place of your tent,

and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out;

do not hold back;

lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes.

~Isaiah 54:2


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  1. Barbie

    One of my most favorite scriptures. I am constantly asking Him for more, but I realize that often it takes stretching! Thanks for linking up.

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Barbie, this one popped into my head when I was looking at this photo. It seems to come back to me in a prophetic way from time to time. Thanks for offering the link. It’s a blessing to link arms today.

  2. Robert Moon

    Just when we think we can’t contain more of God – He surprises us with MORE of Him and His blessed Holy spirit.

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Amen Robert! How true that is and I suspect that you only know that from personal experience. Blessings.

  3. KathyRobbins

    Love the pics and the scriptures!

  4. Courtney

    Visiting from Sunday, and oh wow, this is a challenge. Thank you for it!

    • Redemption's Beauty

      So glad we are linking arms at Deidra’s place. Yes, I find it challenging too. It stirs me up a bit and gets the adrenaline going in anticipation of what He is about to do.

  5. Megan Willome

    This verse was foundational to our old church in Waco. Haven’t read it since we moved, six years ago. But it seems apropos to my word for this year: widen.

    Came over from Deidra’s.

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Lovely word I haven’t heard around the blogosphere yet Megan. And what a hopeful word: widen. The verse brings some memories with it for me too. Love the way God does that!

  6. Jodi

    ohhhh so true!! Love the photo you put with this beautiful, challenging verse! Thank you for sharing!

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Jodi, so nice to meet you here. I love it when God challenges His people to expand. So many layers in this verse like peeling an onion, exposing all areas of life.

  7. Debbie

    What a great photo to illustrate this verse!

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Debbie, I took that photo in your neck of the woods. It’s from the Biltmore in Central Phoenix. It was a beautiful sunny day . . . as usual!

  8. Sandra Heska King

    Don’t hold back. And what a great photo to illustrate!

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Thank you Sandra! Feeling like I am on a wild ride and not sure what it look like yet. If that makes sense?

  9. kelly lee oconnor

    One of my favorite scriptures and I love the photo….makes me look at the scripture a little differently.

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Kelly, I wanted to take a photo of those umbrellas at the Biltmore for days and after we had time together, I went out with my camera. This was the only day they were actually opened when I was there! Cool huh? Happy Birthday sweet friend.

  10. Stefanie Brown

    Thank you for this amazing verse. Much needed today:))
    Have a wonderful week…

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Yay, love it when God does that. Thanks for being here Stefanie. You too!

  11. Deidra

    Yowza! My goodness, what a beautiful photo and scripture pairing!

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Thanks Deidra and for the share on Facebook too! So much creativity on that Sunday link-up. It was a great idea and so glad you decided to do it. I’ve enjoyed getting to look at all the photography and meeting new people.

  12. Lyla Lindquist

    I’m amazed at the various ways He illustrates His word for us, the sights He gives both inside our mind and in our eyesight. Beautiful, Shelly. In all kinds of ways.

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Thanks Lyla! It’s been a pleasure interacting with you. Appreciate all your insight too! I am always amazed at the verses that come to mind when I look at photos now. I guess it surprises me how many of them are hidden in my heart!

  13. Patricia (Pollywog Creek)

    Agreeing with Deidra….amazing pairing. Awesome post, Shelly. Thank you for this blessing!

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Patricia, I read your story on Write to Done and it brought me to tears. A heartbreaking Christmas you turned into a lovely story. Well done! Thanks for your encouragement.

  14. claresa

    What a powerful verse!!! “Enlarge” and “do not hold back”…love it! And the color in that photo is amazing!!!

    • Redemption's Beauty

      I don’t think I realized just how powerful until I started to meditate on it!

  15. Shanda

    I love this photo!
    I just replied to your email and it failed permanently. Weird! Anyway, here was my reply!
    Hi Shelly,

    I’m glad my site has sent referrals to you!

    While in SA, we went to a project begun by a church. There is a preschool and also a place where women are taught to sew to make a living for themselves. They put their story on their artwork. This was done by a lady named Rose but unfortunately she was not there the day I bought her bag so I didn’t get her photo and hear her story. I hope you enjoy it.

    Many blessings for the new year,


    • Redemption's Beauty

      Shanda, weird about the email reply? Thank you so much. I will look forward to getting it! Blessings.

  16. Katie

    This came at the perfect time for me.

    Oh, the moments when God is pushing us to be more than we want to be. Expanding the tent into the unknown is scary…

    Trusting His heart.

    Thank you for this one.

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Katie, so glad that God’s timing is always perfect in our lives. Yes, this expanding is scary but so fulfilling and I would rather risk with a bit of healthy fear than to stay stuck and miss fulfillment! So glad you stopped by . . .at just the right time.

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