Sowing Seeds of Faith

When I first receive a breakthrough in a certain area, for instance physical healing, this testimony is meant to be shared with others around me, so that they too can receive breakthrough.

A specific testimony of God’s goodness is like a seed. Keep it to yourself and you still have the seed, but if you sow it, that one seed can and will grow and multiply!

A testimony is like a seed of faith – it gives whoever hears it a chance to see and believe for something they couldn’t see or believe for just a moment before.

I also need to actively remind myself of the testimony I have in a certain area. For instance, several years ago I was asked to pray for a lady with a toothache, and her pain went away when I prayed for her. Naturally, this was very encouraging to both of us. Ever since then, it’s been really easy for me to pray for teeth, and to expect to see healing in that area. Often, I will tell the person I’m praying for about what I have seen before, so that they too will be encouraged, and have expectation of God’s goodness to manifest in their bodies.

Since I have seen the goodness of God manifesting itself once, I can expect God to manifest in the same manner again – and again and again.

I only need to remember this and expect Him to show up. If I don’t recall my testimonies, I might encounter a situation I’ve been in before, without seeing a solution for it.

If I for instance meet someone today with a toothache and do not recall what I have seen in the past, it will probably be more challenging for me to ask to pray for that person and believe for their healing.

Or, if I didn’t know God heals today, what are the chances I would even consider praying for someone’s healing?!?

But because I have received testimony from others that He does indeed heal today, I know that “He can do it again”!

Life before the Breakthrough

I love breakthroughs.
Something’s been very hard for me and then – suddenly – I’ve got breakthrough! What was once such a burden or challenge is not so anymore.

We often get to hear about people’s breakthroughs:

I was chronically ill but praise God, I’m healed now!

We were unable to have children, and now we have three by the grace of God!

I was depressed and suicidal for years but finally God delivered me!

I had no money for food and bills and was about to be evicted. I cried out to God and He came through.

Hearing about other’s breakthroughs are great!
God gets the glory and we are encouraged by hearing that breakthroughs do indeed exist. When it’s happened to someone else I know it can happen to me too!

Still, I miss hearing from people before they’ve got their breakthrough.
To learn how to get breakthrough, I need to know the way there. And I need to know that there’s life before the breakthrough.
How do I go on with life before I’ve had my breakthrough?
What if it takes years before I’m there?!?

I think what happens before the breakthrough is just as important – if not more – as during and after.

It’s easy to think I’ll be a happier person when I’ve had my breakthrough. It’s easy to praise God when I realize He has healed or delivered me!

But I want to know that it’s possible to be happy despite what I’m lacking in some area of my life.
I want to know how to praise Him in the storm.

I know we all love to hear about life after the breakthrough.

I love breakthroughs and have my own personal experiences which I can share with others.

Still, there are breakthroughs I’m contending for right now, and I’m learning how to live victoriously in the process, which I dare say is a breakthrough in itself 😉

I’m telling you, there’s life before the breakthrough as well!

It can be gloriously messy and challenging, but oh, so full of life and oh, so rewarding.