Making Space for the Breakthrough
03 June 2020
2 Corinthians 9:10 'Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.' (NIV)
When a farmer starts sowing seed, he already has everything prepared to receive and gather his eventual harvest. He doesn't sow seed then wait until it grows before he sets up his harvesting machinery or prepares his storehouses for the grain. Everything must be prepared in advance. It's the same with faith in God. When we ask for something in Jesus' name, we must prepare to receive what we've been asking for -- sometimes a long time in advance of the answer. A farmer who sows and then sits back and does nothing, has no faith in the seed he has sown. He is saying, 'I don't think this seed will ever amount to anything.' People who pray for something but then fail to prepare for the answer have no real faith. A farmer who sows and then sits back and does nothing, is inviting disaster because the crop won't be harvested in time before it is exposed to the elements and rots in the field. People who pray for something but then fail to prepare for the answer will likewise see their request come and go without any benefit to them. So often, people forego their real destiny simply because they're praying and hoping for a breakthrough yet they're not making space in their lives to contain it. They're simply going through the motions of prayer, literally paying lip-service to the idea that God answers prayer. Once you start sowing, you've got to get out the heavy machinery ready to gather the crop; you need to get your storehouses ready to contain the full results. Once you start praying, start planning. Get ready for the breakthrough, enlarge yourself and your thinking and behaviour to receive the blessing.
Prayer: 'Lord, help me to make space in my life to accommodate your blessing and favour. Help me to get my life ready to receive what you've promised me.'
© Mal Fletcher 2003-2004