Lord of the Breakthrough

The Holy Spirit and I are having a disagreement this morning. Well, not so much a disagreement but I’m struggling to receive truth. Our conversation sounded like this: Holy Spirit: I’m about to do a new thing. Me: But I’ve been hurt before. Holy Spirit: I’m about to do a new thing that is beyond what you can ask, think or imagine. Me: I don’t want to be disappointed so...

Breakthrough

Five Ways to Cooperate With Your Breakthrough Lessons learned from the story of Ruth Ruth’s story is the epitome of God’s breakthrough power. Her story resonates with so many single women. But her story is universal. We all have dreams shrouded in disappointment. We all have places in our lives we thought would be different. And Ruth’s story gives each of us hope. I would describe Ruth as loyal, faithful,...

What the Heck?

Have you ever got mad with God for answering your prayer? Is it just me? The other day, a friend was experiencing a major crisis. We prayed together and BOOM! The next morning our prayers were answered. Now, while I was excited and happy for my friend and we rejoiced in the Lord together, I have to admit, I was a little like, “God, what the heck?” I have been...

What’s In Your Wallet?

What do you have to offer? The widow came to Elisha distressed, discouraged, fearful. Creditors was threatening to imprison her boys and take away the little that she had. She needed a solution. Fast. But I don’t think she was prepared for Elisha’s question: “What do you have in your house?” God had already given her what she needed for a breakthrough. Here is a formula: Your offering + God’s...

Planted Not Forgotten

After spending years in prison for something he didn’t do, Joseph finally gets a break. The king placed his cupbearer and baker in prison. Each have a dream which Joseph correctly interprets. When the cupbearer is restored, Joseph has one request: Tell Pharaoh about me. Yet the cupbearer forgot about Joseph. Have you ever felt forgotten? You are working hard but others are promoted over you. You have prayed and...

Persistent. Consistent. Faithful.

Can I be transparent this morning? Sometimes I grow weary of waiting, believing, hoping, for the breakthrough. I know God has promised us if we ARE persistent, consistent, faithful in the little, He will reward us with much. But sometimes when I am quiet, when the TV is off, the busyness cease, I grow weary.  Can anyone else relate? Abraham grew tired of the wait and birthed Ishmael Joseph grew...