Break Out!

With only minutes left of Monday I am eager to bring a much needed post on breaking out!

“And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed Him. Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him” Matthew 4:18-22.

What do you think of when you hear the words “break out?” Some might think of a “break out” sports star that has an unusually great game or games. Some might think of a person who “breaks out” of jail or prison by escaping. Some may think of a “break out” financial move that gives someone a financial windfall (Wrather 2003-2004). Others might think of it as a physical breaking out that many go through in the stages of puberty. Often we think of it as a bad thing that’ll change a person’s life for good but I’m talking about the spiritual kind!

A spiritual break out is one thing, however, that is guaranteed to change your life for the good. Long ago Jesus walked along the shore of the Sea of Galilee and called out to some of the fishermen there and changed their lives forever. Peter, Andrew, James and John would never be the same after their encounter with the Lord. Those four men left their lifelong careers that they thought they would always pursue and in a moment of time became not fishers of fish but instead “fishers of men.”

These men are not the only ones to be seen breaking out spiritually. If we look at John 4 we remember the woman at the well who also had an encounter with Jesus she was forced to think outside of the box of her little world. Once she experienced the “break out,” she cared little what anyone might have thought of her as she told everyone about the Lord. Another example is in Mark 5 where the man from Gadara was released from demonic oppression “broke out” of his enslavement to freedom in the Lord’s service.

These examples can go on forever, the Bible is filled with spiritual breakthroughs or “break outs” in other words and it doesn’t have to end within the pages of the Bible. The Lord wants to write a story for you. He wants you to experience your breakthrough and BREAK OUT. You must first allow your spirit to reach a breaking so you can fully accept the Lord. What these few had in common is that they were willing to receive what the Lord had to say and not only that but they responded. We need to stop looking for a response from the Lord when we fail to respond to him and his plea. If God were speaking to you right now and calling you into a deeper experience would you be ready to respond? If you have a willing and listening heart will bring you to a higher level and you too will “break out” spiritually.

This week’s song is Spirit Break Out by William McDowell ft. Trinity Anderson

Lyrics:
Our Father
All of Heaven roars Your name
Sing louder
Let this place erupt with praise
Can you hear it
The sound of Heaven touching earth
The sound of Heaven touching earth

Our Father
All of Heaven roars Your name
Sing louder
Let this place erupt with praise
Can you hear it
The sound of Heaven touching earth
The sound of Heaven touching earth…

Spirit break out
Break our walls down
Spirit break out
Heaven come down…

King Jesus
You’re the name we’re lifting high
Your glory
Shaking up the earth and sky
Revival
We wanna see Your Kingdom here
We wanna see Your Kingdom here

Copyright © 2003 – 2004 Ed Wrather. All rights reserved. This material may be used on a non-profit basis with source noted.
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