The simple meaning of strides is to take a step in walking towards an aim, and to make significant progress in that journey. Taking these steps will include moving with a considerable speed, and, moving forward in leaps and bounds. It is possible to make a stride, and, also, to take a stride. However, to make the great strides requires an extraordinary power and speed. These power and speed are of the Lord. These will make a man to go quicker and, take steps faster than the ordinary.
In 1 Samuel 30: 8 -19, God gave David the power and strength to make great strides, even though, the Amalekites must have been running for many days. David went after them, and he recovered all they stole from his camp.
Another man of God that travelled with great strides was Elijah. In 1 King 19:41-46, the hand of the Lord was on Elijah, and he girded up his loin and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel. Strides require strength and energy. He outran Ahab’s horse and arrived before in good time. It is a show of the power of God.
The message for you is that in this month on January 2014, you will make excellent progress in Jesus name, and you will not be tired in your feet in Jesus name. And as a Ministry, we will progress and move forward and possess that which the Lord has declared for us in Jesus name. We shall not be hindered, and the Lord will remove all obstacles in our paths for His name sake. Happy New Year
Pastor Aderemi Adelugba