Deeper Day 30: Breakthrough

The other day I was praying and praying and asking God for breakthrough.  Suddenly, God spoke to me, “I am the God of breakthrough.  Remember, it’s called breakthrough for a reason.  If there was no resistance and effort needed, then why would it be called breakthrough?”

It struck me like a bullet in the chest.

How simple, yet profound.  The very nature of breakthrough indicates a resistance.  How is it that I haven’t thought of it this aggressive way before?

Surely, I’m not the only one to miss this.

When you are in a season of needing a God breakthrough, you MUST keep pushing.  Whether it is on your knees in prayer, or singing worship, or just living a regular life in the middle of irregular circumstances you MUST keep pushing on the place that needs breakthrough.

This is not a sedentary or lazy pursuit, no, it’s aggressive in its very nature.  We are to aggressively pursue breakthrough.  Unrelentingly.

This is where I’ve come, to a place where my prayers are steady and fervent.  A place where I sit and listen for longer than normal, and a place where I worship different than normal because this is not a normal breakthrough.  Friends, I believe with all my heart and soul that as others witness the extreme breakthroughs God has planned for my family in 2020, it will draw them closer and closer to the Father too.  One reason I’m so bold and honest is because I desire all of you to have similar breakthroughs, as well.  Like a ripple effect, I desire my breakthroughs to make room for other peoples breakthroughs.

Prayer Moment:  If you are needing breakthrough in your life, don’t give up! Keep moving forward, keep listening, keep pursuing and for Heaven’s sake keep holding onto hope.  God has already planned a path to the breakthrough you’re needing, you only need to persevere.  Take a minute and ask God to reinforce the hope in your heart and to show you the places He has placed a breakthrough path in your life.  Set your heart on that path and never ever give up until you receive the promise.  He Who promises is completely faithful!


So, David went to Baal Perazim, and there he defeated them.  He said, “As waters break out, the Lord has broken out against my enemies before me.”  So, that place was called Baal Perazim.  2 Samuel 5:20
(Baal Perazim means “the Lord who breaks out”)

When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over all Israel, they went up in full force to search for him, but David heard about it and went out to meet them.  Now the Philistines had come and raided the Valley of Rephaim; so David inquired of God:  “Shall I go and attack the Philistines?  Will you hand them over to me?”  The Lord answered him, “Go, I will hand them over to you.”  So David and his men went up to Baal Perazim, and there he defeated them.  He said, “As waters break out, God has broken out against my enemies by my hand.”  1 Chronicles 14:8-11a