Do You Need A Breakthrough?
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.” So that place was called Baal Perazim. 1 Chronicles 14:11
The Bible says: ‘The Philistines…made a raid on the Valley of Rephaim. And David inquired of God saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand?” The LORD said to him, “Go up, for I will deliver them into your hand.” So they went up to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there. Then David said, “God has broken through my enemies by my hand like a breakthrough of water.” Therefore they called the name of that place Baal Perazim (which means “breaking through”)’ (vv. 9-11). To get a breakthrough in your life you must do what David did: 1) He reminded himself that ‘the LORD had made him king’ (1 Chronicles 14:2). You must remember Who called you, and Whose spirit lives within you. God called David, and He’s called you too. When you know that, you won’t let the enemy put you down or push you around. 2) He inquired of God, ‘Shall I go up against the Philistines?’ (1 Chronicles 14:10). Have you talked it over with the Lord? 3) He gave God the credit: ‘God has broken through my enemies’ (v. 11). Sometimes God will do it for you, other times He will do it through you. That’s why you are to ask God and pray to hear from Him before you make your move. You can’t do God’s part, and He won’t do yours. It’s not just a matter of ‘doing something,’ it’s a matter of doing what God leads you to do or joining Him in what He is already doing. When God leads, you’ll get a breakthrough, whether the breakthrough is what you wanted—or not.
Heavenly Father, keep me focused and listening to what You want me to do and what You are already doing. In Jesus’ Name, Amen