Formula for a Breakthrough
There is a common denominator to all biblical breakthroughs—they were sought after.
How often we mistakenly think worrying is the same thing as praying; that because we have an area of deep need, God will provide. We forget we have never actually asked Him for help. Sure, there are times we will experience God’s grace and kindness sporadically, He is a good God and surprises us often! But the adventure lies in the conversation. If you want to see miraculous breakthroughs for you and your family, talk to Him!
God longs for us to initiate conversation with Him regarding the things that weigh heavy on us. Matthew 11:28 reminds us we are able to come to Him and He will give us rest and lighten our loads. If it is big enough to worry about, I assure you, it is big enough to pray about. Moreover, God loves when we converse specifically, talking to Him about the details of our prayers.
When we pray a blanket statement such as, “Lord, bless my family this year.” We are prone to falling into patterns of ungratefulness, we simply don’t notice when things are, in deed, blessing our family. Yet, when we ask Him for the details, when they occur, the glory, unmistakably, goes to the One who masters the breakthroughs! God!
This year, as we embark on these 21 days of setting ourselves to seek the presence of the Lord, I pray you would take God at His word. He who has promised is indeed faithful. Pray specific prayers, and watch for specific breakthroughs. Your valley of trouble can, and very well may become your valley of victory—all it takes is a conversation.
I have been young, and now am old;
Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken,
Nor his descendants begging bread.
He is ever merciful, and lends;
And his descendants are blessed.
Psalms 37:25-26 (NKJV)