In The Process

In The Process By Kirk Hunt

So it came to pass in the process of time that Hannah conceived and bore a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, “Because I have asked for him from the Lord.”

1 Samuel 1:20 NKJV
Please read 1 Samuel 1:1–22

Hannah accepted by faith Eli’s declaration (verse 17).  She went on with the process of her life in expectation.  In the process of her mundane life, a miracle came.  Her miracle demanded much work and labor, for decades.

Too often we end the story on the high note of the miracle.  Scripture records the addition work, effort and sacrifice demanded by receiving a God-given miracle.  There had to be a day when Hannah was tired of changing diapers, nursing Samuel and keeping up with her part of the household.  Work is not at all glamourous, but is absolutely a part of the process.

Where are you in the process of your miracle?  Are you working your part of the process?  Since you asked for the miracle, you asked for the work that goes along with the process.

Hannah cried out to God from the depths of her soul.  God’s response, through Eli, was not definitive to my ear, but Hannah heard with ears of faith.  She started the process, fully expecting Samuel.

Your breakthrough or miracle is part of a process.  While God is the source, you have a part in the process, especially after the miracle happens.  Faith sees it before it happens and faithfulness keeps you working long after you hold your breakthrough in your hands.

Think:       My miracle requires working the process.

Pray:         “Lord, help me to faithfully work during the process of my miracle from You.”

 

Copyright © July 2018, Kirk Hunt

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Breakthroughs

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Breakthroughs by Kirk Hunt

 

Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.

John 14:12 NKJV

 

Roger Bannister decided he would work to break the “4-minute mile” because of a lost race.  His breakthrough and world record of 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds.  Another runner broke his record less than 2 months later.  When Bannister retired from competitive running, the world record had been lowered to 3:57.2.  The world record in July 2013 is 3:43.13.

 

“Records are meant to be broken.”  This proverb does not apply just to athletics.  In almost every aspect of the human experience, the breakthroughs are followed by much higher achievement.

 

Jesus healed many.  He preached the Gospel to many.  He fed many.

 

Jesus’ disciples have healed more, preached to more and fed more.  Jesus’ breakthroughs enable us.  His advocacy for us empowers us.

 

If you are His disciple, you can do more than Jesus.  In fact, He wants you to.  That is why He advocates for us with Father-God.

 

The same power that flowed through Jesus flows through us.  He did not just prove it could be done.  He helps us to do more and better.

 

He wants you to exercise your calling for the Kingdom.  He encourages you to “do also, and greater.”  Go set a record, building His Kingdom.

 

 

Think:            His breakthroughs enables us build God’s Kingdom

 

Pray:              “Lord, thank You for empowering me for Your work.

 

 

Copyright © July 2013, Kirk Hunt

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