Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!



 
Faith PLEASE ENCOURAGE THE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING

  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
Breaking Out
by Brenda Emmons
02/06/13
Free to Share
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





“In order that Israel may not boast against me that her own strength has saved her” Judges 7:2

Our church has just completed a month long campaign to raise both awareness and funds for the purchase of a home for victims of sex trafficking in our area. The financial challenge for our church was set at $125,000 with a miracle challenge of $150.000. There were host desserts in the homes of some of the families, while many board members spoke on behalf of this cause to our Life Groups. During the month we had speakers and our minister wove the challenge into a series of four sermons. There was great emphasis on the ‘miracle challenge’ which makes me giggle under my breath.

We always seem to think we know what a miracle looks like. We seem to place God in a box thinking we are aware of His mighty abilities and miraculous workings. But all too often, as in this case, we sell God short and limit Him to our interpretation of what a miracle may look like. In this case, we were so off the mark as He brought in an excess of $388,000 to go to this important cause. I am well aware God always goes bigger and different than man’s determination. I believe that God’s ways are unique and over the top to avoid man taking credit for the results, and snatching the glory away from God. This obscene amount comes from an infinite God whose resources will never run dry since all things belong to Him. We diminish God through our diminished beliefs in who He and what He can do.

God is at work all around us and has been since before the creation. His eyes scan the earth and see the needs of those needing rescued. He then puts into place His divine plan and invites us to join Him. King David understood that God was more than a God who operated within his box, his impressions and his determination. Upon being victorious against the Philistines with God at the helm, David named that place of victory Baal Perazim. Baal Perazim means ‘the Lord breaks out.’

Last Sunday, as we sat in the sanctuary awaiting the results of the campaign, we experienced our own Baal Perazim. Through God’s spirit connecting the hearts of our church to His cause, His plans and His purposes we experienced God as He broke out of the limited box for which we had placed him. I don’t believe our church will ever be the same and we are humbled by the greatness of our God beyond anything we have witnessed corporately. When you think of God, think greater…think higher…think grander…think infinitely and be blessed by our Eph. 3:20-21 experience.

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”


If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Brenda Emmons or search for articles on the same topic or others.


Read More - Free Reprints, Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Christian writers can JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and help spread the Gospel.


The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 123 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date
Bea Edwards  07 Feb 2013
I love this more than double miracle challenge story!! It put a big grin on my face.




TRUST JESUS TODAY











Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com