Extend

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Extend: exert or exercise oneself to the utmost.

As Christians, we are called to continual growth. 

We know that when we get saved, we can not remain the same as before. And we also know that God is continuously calling us higher, and bringing us from glory to glory. As such, this requires change and growth. 

We should never cease growing and striving for more of God. We will never reach a finish line or receive too much of God. 

And everyday, we should be extending ourselves — stretching ourselves to our utmost, and making room for more.

God is willing to pour out, but have you made room for Him? Extend yourself today. Stretch. And let God fill you up. 


Maddisen Sauls is the smile and voice behind the Everyday Joy blog as well as the author of the Word of the Week posts and the editor of by leaps and bounds. Throughout her life, Maddisen has worked as a reporter for small town newspapers, a School Age and Preschool teacher, and has acquired her ministerial license. 

An avid book reader and lover of the written word, Maddisen is passionate about using her favorite medium to reach the lost and the hurting, and to offer encouragement and hope to those struggling through life. 

Following her battle with depression, Maddisen has made it her mission to help other people through this journey and to bring joy to the lives of the people around her. 

You can find Maddisen on Instagram @maddisen.paige

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