Expect an unprecedented acceleration of breakthroughs! MAIN IDEA If you have been waiting a long time for your breakthrough, believe that this is the year you will see your miracle come to pass in acceleration. Your days of mourning will turn into joy! KEY SCRIPTURES Amos 9:13, Joel 3:18
Don’t trust in your own effort but rest in God’s ways
Instead of depending on your natural thinking or effort to improve your life or ministry, depend on God’s ways—which are all about giving Jesus center place and prioritizing enjoying fellowship with Him.
2 Sam. 6:6–12
- Lessons from the story of Uzzah: When we try to “improve” on God’s ways by following our natural thinking, effort, or experience, the end result is bad.
- This year, the way God is repairing the breaches in the Tabernacle of David is by showing us His ways again so that we can consciously depend on Him and not on ourselves.
- God’s ways of grace as seen in the contrast between the Tabernacle of Moses (the law) and the Tabernacle of David (grace): In the Tabernacle of Moses, there are many steps needed to get close to God and there is always the chance of death because people are judged by their performance/behavior. In the Tabernacle of David, people have free access to God. They worship directly before the ark of the covenant (the presence of God) and enjoy fellowship with Him.
- This year, let us place Jesus at the center of our lives and prioritize enjoying our free access to His throne of grace.