Break·through \’brak-,THrü\ noun
1. a sudden, dramatic, and important discovery or development.
Have you ever needed a breakthrough?
Maybe you need one right now…a sudden dramatic development in that circumstance that keeps you up at night. It could be your marriage that’s falling apart, an addiction you just can’t seem to kick, that challenging toddler (or teenager) you can’t get through to, or a bad medical report. Maybe it’s a financial crisis, infertility struggle, the desire to find a spouse, a challenging work environment or the eternal destiny of a family member or friend.
These are real needs from real people, right here at Milestone Church. And they represent just a cross-section of the prayer requests we receive every year on our prayer wall at Prepare.
I’m reminded of Mario and Michelle Gaytan, and their incredible story from Prepare they shared with us. They were struggling with infertility issues and had been unable to have a child though they desperately wanted one. They decided to put their request on the prayer wall and later that year found out they were pregnant. And that’s just one example of the many testimonies we hear every year.
If you need a breakthrough right now, you aren’t alone.
Philippians 4:6-7 says “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
When we go through something painful or challenging our natural instinct is to become anxious, fearful, and worried. Paul reminds us that God wants us to present our requests to Him and in exchange we receive the kind of peace you can’t fathom or explain.
God works supernaturally even in situations that seem impossible. He’s working even when we we can’t see it. When we choose to move toward God in our challenges, we allow our pain to be shaped into a testimony for His glory.
What drives you to pray is not discipline or religious duty – it ultimately comes down to how much you depend on God.
I want to encourage you to take a step of faith this year, present your request to God and put it on the prayer wall. And take a moment sometime next week to pass by the wall and pray over the needs of others.
Something powerful happens when we, as a church, come together to agree and believe with one another in prayer. Every year we see God move in powerful ways in the lives of the people of Milestone Church during Prepare. Miracles happen, lives are transformed, prayers are answered, and people hear God speak to them for the very first time.
2017 will be a historic year for our church. I’m so honored to be your pastor and am excited to see how He will speak and move in the lives of each of you this year. For more information on Prepare visit www.milestonechurch.com/prepare.