Of all the miracle breakthroughs you might be praying for today, which is the one that is most on your heart right now?
I encourage you to take a few minutes to ponder how you would answer this probing question. Generalities won’t do. Be specific about the miracle you need from God.
If you could ask God for anything, what would you request?
I meet so many people who are frantically seeking a miracle of some kind. They’re desperately hoping for a turnaround in their finances, their health, their family, or their emotions.
The problem is many of them are seeking a miracle by their own strength and ingenuity. They want His answers but they’re not seeking them from the one true source: the King of kings, the Lord of glory. This approach nearly always results in frustration – not because God is unwilling to give people a breakthrough, but because He wants them to receive it from Him.
Look throughout the Bible, and you’ll see men and women who knew God as their source for every blessing and breakthrough. As a shepherd, David understood that sheep cannot survive very long on their own – they need a shepherd, both to lead them to provision and to rescue them from danger. That’s why he joyfully proclaimed, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1).
Today the Lord of breakthroughs is beckoning you to draw near to Him. When you do, He promises to also draw near to you: “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you” (James 4:8). And when you come boldly to His throne, He says you will “find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).
What kind of miracle do you need today? More love? More power? More peace? More provision? You can receive all of these things – and much more – when you draw near to the Lord of breakthroughs.
The Power of His Presence
Remember the ark of the covenant and what a powerful symbol of God’s presence it was? In one instance during King David’s reign, “The ark of God remained with the family of Obed-Edom in his house three months. And the Lord blessed the house of Obed-Edom and all that he had” (1 Chronicles 13:14).
Today, we don’t have the physical ark to which we can draw near and receive God’s blessings. Yet something far better has occurred to bring us into the very presence of the Lord. You see, when Christ died on the cross, “the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom” (Matthew 27:51). Now we can come “boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).
Believe it or not, when you choose to draw near to the Lord, one of the great rewards will be His blessing on your life. What God did for the household of Obed-Edom, He will do for you! His presence brings blessings!
Everything We Need!
God wants us to be dependent on Him every day…to receive a fresh experience from Him daily in His presence, in His Word, in prayer, and in worship. He desires day-to-day intimacy.
How can we expect to be fed and nourished by Him if we don’t spend time with Him?
This is why – whether you realize it or not – you may be starving to death spiritually. Your spiritual life is malnourished and lacking the power you need to live a life of happiness and peace. That changes when we choose to faithfully spend time with the Lord every day!
Everything we need can be found in God’s presence! Physical healing…financial breakthroughs…freedom from fear, depression, and anxiety…or the restoration of a relationship with a loved one…our life and circumstances can be transformed in an instant!
Look at what happened to Jacob when he drew near to God (Genesis 32:24-31). After a transformative experience of wrestling with the Lord, Jacob’s name was changed…his walk was changed…his outlook was changed…and even his destiny was changed! Instead of merely seeking the blessing, Jacob became a blessing!
Your Battle, Lord, Not Mine
Don’t ever underestimate the power of drawing near to Him. That’s where you will find complete contentment, and it’s where you will be empowered to overcome the devil and fulfill God’s purpose for your life.
King Jehoshaphat once faced seemingly insurmountable enemies, but the Lord told him, “Do not be afraid…the battle is not yours, but God’s” (2 Chronicles 20:15). So how did God instruct Jehoshaphat to win the battle? Through praise and worship!
He appointed those who sang to the Lord and those who praised Him in holy attire as they went out before the army and said, “Give thanks to the Lord, for His loving kindness is everlasting.” When they began singing and praising, the Lord set ambushes against the sons of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who were totally defeated as a result (2 Chronicles 20:21-22 NASB).
Just as King Jehoshaphat learned, God can use our time of worship as a powerful weapon to rout our spiritual enemies and give us overwhelming victory!
Drawing close to Him causes us to surrender the things in our life that have brought us fear…frustration…anxiety…confusion…and pain. Through it, we recognize that He alone is able to solve our problems and transform our lives.
It lifts us up and out of the things of this world and places us in the realm of God’s Spirit. There the Lord showers us with His mercy, love, and grace, and He confirms that He’s in control of everything! What a wonderful experience and privilege it is to step out of our earthly cares and into the supernatural presence and provision of Almighty God!
As you go about your daily routine today, I encourage you…draw close to the Lord. Find time to pray and be in God’s presence. No matter what you are facing today, the Bible says you don’t have to be anxious or stressed out about anything. Instead, you can “let your requests be made known to God.” When you do, He promises, “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).
Whatever your need may be today, remember that you have a Heavenly Father who loves you and who keeps His promises. Even if there’s a miracle you’ve been awaiting for a long time now, I am praying God’s answer is on the way.
Remember: You can ask Him for anything! His goodness is real…and His faithfulness is everlasting!
God bless you,
David Cerullo is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Inspiration Ministries, located in Indian Land, South Carolina – a ministry dedicated to impacting people for Christ worldwide through media. The son of international evangelist Morris Cerullo, David took a less traditional approach to ministry, graduating from Oral Roberts University with a degree in business administration and management. He has authored over 20 books, and operates a global media ministry that powerfully impacts the world for Christ. More from David on Inspiration.org.