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Singing Psalm 130 watch for a breakthrough

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How do you know you need a breakthrough? Your biggest problem isn’t what you think it is. As a magnetic compass is designed to always point north, you were designed to always point to your maker, the triune God, and follow him. 

Because of our sin nature we all inherited from our first parents, we tend to point everywhere else and follow those who are not our maker and who don’t follow him. This is your biggest problem, and you need a breakthrough.

Singing Psalm 130, you are clued in to draw out of God’s word your need for a breakthrough from thinking that it doesn’t matter what you think, feel, say or do, to consider whether it matters to the one who made you.

“Her priests have done violence to my law and have profaned my holy things. They have made no distinction between the holy and the common, neither have they taught the difference between the unclean and the clean, and they have disregarded my Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them.” ~ Ezekiel 22:26

It is as easy to go astray as it is to do whatever comes easy to you. It is Jesus who provides the means for a breakthrough to draw his people to come to him. He is the good Shepherd who leads his lost sheep home. He doesn’t tell you to figure it out for yourself. He simply says, “Follow me.”

Confident that he never leads you on a rabbit trail, you ask the Father to draw you to himself. To those who would ask, seek, and knock, to those who would watch and pray, He promises that they would receive and find a breakthrough, that the door would be opened to them.

He gives the privilege to know him and helps you watch for a breakthrough in your mind such that now you can distinguish between what is common and what is holy, what is evil and what is good. He gets through to you such that your eyes are no longer glazed over but clear with attention.

You can even set aside his day, the first day of each week. Watch for a breakthrough that prepares you for each subsequent day through this rest as you continue to watch.

“So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his…But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.” ~ Hebrews 4:9-10, 5:14

Your aim is to seek to know him. He revealed himself in his word which was breathed out by the Holy Spirit who moves you to love him. Once you love him, you have your breakthrough and will leave everything else behind to follow him. It will be like being reborn to live a new life after leaving the old life behind.

He will never break his covenant love. It is this that you come to rely on — that he is faithful to his promises. You get a breakthrough in thinking that is a sober and honest rescue escape from the extremes of swinging from pride to humiliation when comparing yourself to others who might seem worse or better than you at times.

All of God’s people are level at the foot of the cross of Jesus who paid the penalty for every sin with the blood of the covenant that he neither would nor could break because of who he is.

Breakthrough happens when you begin to fathom your need for God more than for anyone or anything else. Because the Lord Jesus paid your debt and kept the covenant for you, he doesn’t give you the penalty you earned and deserve and does give you the salvation you didn’t earn and don’t deserve.

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The triune God recreates you into someone who depends on God to love God and neighbor. What that looks and sounds like is a breakthrough to be humble when you rightly see yourself as a beggar in need of mercy who could never earn your salvation or pay for your sins. Jesus gives you a breakthrough when you move from loving to hating your sin and wanting God to bring you close to him.

You cry from the depths of your being that the Lord would listen to your pleading word as you hope in his word. Because he hears, you wait for him, revere him, hope in him, watch for his redeeming love to ransom you, to set you free from all your sins that you might stand when you would otherwise fall.

It’s an open line of two-way communication/connection in a relationship progression where he initiates and you respond. He gives you good things and your open hand receives them. You then give him your broken self, and his skillful hand fixes you in his own good time.

He made you and chose you for his own. You cry out to him. He hears your voice. You plead with him. He listens to each plea. You sin. He redeems. You need. He serves. You wait. He gives hope. 

You fall. He saves and makes you stand. You depend on him/trust him/rely on him. He makes you secure. You revere him. He leads you. You follow him. He speaks. You listen. 

He is your kind master. You are his willing servant. He loves you with grace and uplifts you. You humble yourself. He reveals himself. You know him. 

He wants to know you. You honestly reveal yourself (pray) and make yourself known to him. 

He loves you. He makes a covenant with you. You break your end of the covenant. He keeps both his and your end of it. You have watched for and have experienced a breakthrough when you want to want him and to love him. 

Your greatest joy is being with him and getting to share him with anyone who will listen.

He makes you to want the breakthrough he has for you. You want it enough to suffer for it. Even if you had to stay up all night waiting and watching for the breakthrough, your heart would want to do it even if your body couldn’t. When you awake, you want it still.

“Yes, more than watchmen wait for dawn, my soul awaits my Lord.” ~ Psalm 130:6

He takes you by the hand as you go about each day. Internally, you follow him all the way home as you externally watch and wait without being anxious for tomorrow knowing that one of these todays, one of these tomorrows, he will take you home.

And that home will be truly home far better than anything you could imagine. For all your wanting, faith will have become sight.

Singing Psalm 130 watch for a breakthrough to trust

You stop making yourself and your thoughts equal to God and his thoughts. He gives you the breakthrough that gets through to you. He cuts through the stony heart replacing it with a heart of flesh. He cuts a covenant with you that he never breaks.

“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.” ~ Philippians 2:5-7

    “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.    For as the heavens are higher than the earth,        so are my ways higher than your ways        and my thoughts than your thoughts.” ~ Isaiah 55:8-9

“There is a way that seems right to a man but in the end it leads to death.” ~ Proverbs 14:12

When you envision a master/servant relationship where the triune God is your master, not your slave, you reverence, fear, and trust him. You watch for the breakthrough, and he saves you from your misplaced independence. 

You trust your master to reward you with himself who fully satisfies you more than the finest fare. You savor his enveloping embrace that exudes steadfast lovingkindness — the greatest felt breakthrough ever.

“LORD, who could stand if You, my Lord,Marked each iniquity? But You are one who pardons sin,That You may rev’renced be,That You my rev’renced be.” ~ Psalm 130:3-4

October 30-November 4, 2022


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