“Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own” (Jeremiah 33:3).
The secret to breakthrough, the secret to victory is prayer. God wants to give us a complete breakthrough, like a dam breaking, or a door unlocking. There is no place in our lives where God cannot break through! David calls God “The Lord of the Breakthrough.” He said, “As waters breakout, God has broken out against my enemies.” (1 Chronicles 14 – battle with Philistines). David didn’t lean on his own wisdom or abilities. David’s secret to victory when in battle was that he prayed.
Moses understood power of prayer: In Exodus 17 we read of Moses praying atop a mountain for victory. As long as his hands were raised in prayer the Israelites prevailed. From this story, we learn what happens “up the hill” has an effect of what happens “in the valley.”
“And Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun” (Exodus 17:10-12).
If we do not win battle in presence of God, we can’t win it on the battleground of life. Prayer determines the result of battle and we can’t do it alone.
The concept of a breakthrough has its parallel in nature:
When a dam is constructed in a mountain valley, its construction may take many months. Then the water begins accumulating behind the dam, which can take months or even a year or longer. But when the water level reaches the right height, the sluice gates are opened, water begins to turn the generators, and there is tremendous power.
Maybe something like this happens in the spiritual realm. As more and more people unite in prayer or as the prevailing person prays on and on, it seems as if a great mass of prayer is accumulated until suddenly there is breakthrough and God’s will is accomplished. Prayers prayed in the will of God are never lost but stored until God gives the answer.”
(Excerpt from When Mothers Pray, Bringing God’s Power And Blessing To Your Children’s Lives by Cheri Fuller)