years. She just didn't think spring was ever going to come. Well spring is here and God has stretched this chica to full capacity. She has literally gone from not knowing where she will eat or live to moving to another country and starting a whole new life. Spring has come and this is her turning point. Not only did God stretch her, she was opened, softened, strengthened and deepen. Ask Deidre Daniels how life is now and her answer will be: "Pura Vida." This is her Tuesday talk--enjoy!
"I woke up one day with a knot in the muscle just under my shoulder blade. It was so tight and uncomfortable that when I moved at certain angles a pain shot all the way down my arm to my finger tips. I needed to work it out so I asked one of the trainers at the gym where I work what stretches would help. He told me to lie on my back and he stretched me in all directions....arms, legs, you name it. He then told me to lie on my stomach and
preceded with another series of stretches, all good but none were doing the
trick just yet. Once again he asked me to lie on my back and he stretched my
arms in such a way that I felt instant relief. I wanted to ask him why he didn't
just do that in the first place, but kept quiet because I was so grateful for
his help. I thanked him and told him the last stretch was amazing and provided
the relief I was looking for. It was then that he said: "I didn't start with
that stretch because you would not have been relaxed enough for it to have been
effective." Today when talking to God about how I don't understand why I am in
the place in life I am in right now it dawned on me that I am being stretched
and all this stretching is preparing me for that one big stretch that will do
the trick. I need to be relaxed enough in trusting God that I will not resist,
intentionally or unintentionally what He has for me."