Prophetic Word: Breakthrough and Something You Love

Beloved, God has been dealing with me, and I believe this is a word for our community today also.

Here’s the backstory:

Last week, on Tuesday, my doctor told me I had to stop eating dairy (cow”s milk) products in order to keep breastfeeding my son. We had him tested and he does NOT have a dairy allergy, so we’ve been trying to manage his feeding issues with medication and probiotics.

However, his symptoms been getting worse, not better.

So, my doctor told me that I need to stop eating dairy even though he’s not allergic. Apparently, babies can be sensitive to dairy and have bad side effects from it, even if they aren’t allergic.

I was really upset to hear this news. Frankly, I felt like I had been given a death sentence.

Here’s why:

I love dairy.

I love cheese.

My primary food group is Mexican food–yes, with All The Cheese.

I love yogurt. As a lifelong vegetarian, it’s hard for me to get enough protein. But I eat tons of Greek yogurt as my protein source.

I love pizza. And pretty much all other kinds of food that involve dairy.

And I’m already a lifelong vegetarian; so, frankly, I didn’t know what I would eat without dairy. Cut out meat and dairy, and it didn’t seem like much else remained. I’ve even tried to give up dairy once before, but was unsuccessful.

As I drove away from the doctors office, fighting off tears, I began to seek the Lord.

I know that people say “fed is best,” and it doesn’t matter whether my baby eats mother’s milk or formula, as long as he’s fed. I understand that that is true. But breastfeeding is important to me, because it’s best for my baby if I have the physical capability to do it–and I do. My sisters in Christ prayed that in for me after he was born (because, for awhile, I couldn’t feed him).

So even being able to feed him at all is a breakthrough already.

And I didn’t want to give it up. But, I’m already so stressed that I didn’t want the additional stress of finding a whole new diet to eat–and having to cook all my food.

Plus, I was afraid I couldn’t do it.

So I began to seek the Lord’s heart on this matter.

I pondered each of the options for moving forward with feeding my son:

  • I could try to go off dairy, despite the horror I felt at the thought of doing so. I knew this would not be easy, but it would be the best option in the long run, both for me and for my baby.
  • I could put him on formula, but then he wouldn’t have the healthy antibodies and nutrients that I do have the capacity to give him.
  • I could make zero changes and basically let my baby suffer.

I know that Father isn’t angry when we choose not to breastfeed our babies. I knew that formula was acceptable …

… but “formula” is not what Father was saying.

Father was telling me to die to myself.

Father was telling me to surrender Lordship of the food I eat to Him. Father was telling me to do what’s best for my body, and for my son, both. Father was telling me to hand Him what I love: food, wonderful food.

It was really hard. I cried quite a bit.

I didn’t think I could make it.

But I had to make a choice.

It was suppertime, and I had another appointment, so I had to get some fast food on my way. I didn’t even know what to get, but I felt the Lord guiding me to a fast-food burrito joint, where I was able to get a rice bowl with no cheese and no dairy of any kind.

Somehow, on the way there, I made my decision: I would go off dairy. I would die to myself, surrendering something that was precious to me to the Father. I would do this not because my son couldn’t eat any other way, but because Father asked me to give Him my treasure–the food I held dear.

It was really hard, but Papa came up under me.

I have never been able to go off dairy before, even when I tried for my son. But this time, there has been a supernatural grace. And today is the 7th day since I went off dairy. I haven’t had a bite of it since last Tuesday at lunch … and things are going fine.

Here’s why this is important for you:

I wanted a breakthrough–to be able to breastfeed my son–and I got that breakthrough, months ago. But maintaining it is going to cost me something. Frankly, it’s going to cost me a price I never intended to pay.

Nevertheless, Father holds out His hand and says, “Do you want to move forward? I need you to surrender the thing you hold dear if so.”

I didn’t want to surrender. I really didn’t. But as soon as I made the choice to surrender anyway, thinking it would be a horrible process, the Lord gave me a grace to obey instead:

  • A grace to make these choices He wants me to make.
  • A grace to become healthier than I have been in a long time.
  • A grace to keep my son eating the best possible food for him, and feeling better while he does it.

To get to the next level of blessing and well-being, I had to surrender.

And right now, so many of you are on the verge of breaking through into the next level too.

You’re standing on the edge of a breakthrough that is going to revolutionize your life. Your breakthrough is going to improve your life in so many areas. It’s going to improve:

  • Your marriage;
  • Your finances;
  • Your home life;
  • Your health;
  • Your workplace;
  • Your ministry, and more.

Your breakthrough is going to help not only yourself, but others as well.

But in order to step into your breakthrough, Father is asking you to give up something dear.

He’s asking you to give up something you love … something you cherish. Specifically, He’s asking you to give up something that brings comfort to your flesh, but actually hurts you in the long run.

That something, whatever your treasure is, is standing between you and the next level.

It’s keeping you from seeing more answers to prayer. Father has so many answers to your prayers laid up in His storehouse in Heaven. He greatly desires to give you what you’re asking for. However, the thing that you are holding dear–the thing He is ever-so-gently asking you to hand Him–is in your way.

He’s asking you to surrender that thing to Him today.

You feel like it will be hard, and it will be a challenge. But you know what? His grace is sufficient for you, for His strength is made perfect in weakness. Papa is fully aware that you feel like you can’t do it. However, as soon as you decide to throw yourself on His grace and strength and give that thing to Him anyway, He will come up under you with His supernatural help.

And suddenly, you will find yourself doing the thing you couldn’t do, after all.

It’s not impossible. It’s not too hard. The things the Lord commands you this day are not too hard for you.

Because you have Him in your court. He’s on your side, and He will never let you go.

Will you make the choice?

Will you surrender? Will you die to yourself and live to Him?

Papa needs you to do it so He can answer your prayers, and you’re only one decision away. The choice is yours today.

What choice will you make?

If the Lord is dealing with you about giving something precious to Him, too, please leave a comment below!

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20 Comments

  1. Pauline Borgan says:

    These words of encouragement are so timely fore. I have been fighting high BP and need to eliminate salty snacks. I need God’s help in doing so. My flesh is too weak. Praying for a breakthrough to heal my body. Please pray that the Lord will help me.

  2. Maria T. Rizzi says:

    Hi Jamie,
    Except for the fact that I am not breast-feeding, I recently told the Lord that I wanted to go a 40 Day Fast to consecrate myself unto Him and to give up something that was a great sacrifice. I too, decided to give up sweets and this normally would’ve been hard, but as you stated, I gave it to God and His grace has been carrying me through. It’s been a little over a week, and I find that I don’t mind it at all. NOW THAT’S DEFINITELY GOD! I have problems with dairy, as it affects my digestive tract and my sinuses. I gave up dairy several years ago, and switched to either almond milk or coconut milk products. I just recently found out that there is a yogurt that is Dairy Free and is made from Coconut milk and is Greek style which I am trying to find out which nearby stores sell it. The one I found is called “So Delicious” and I thought I would recommend it to you to try out for yourself. I love food and always have, but I have started eating a much better diet, with a lot of natural, healthy foods. I have never had a weight problem, if anything, I have always had to eat, even when I wasn’t hungry, so I could keep my weight on. I hope this helps you as you change your diet for your son’s sake and even lead you to eating better and healthier in the long run…God bless you abundantly.

  3. Yes , as usual, you are spot on! It’s dairy YHVH is asking me to ditch, and white flour aka. matzo crackers! What started out as communion has now become a full-blown addiction….can you say matzo anonymous? Jesus has definitely been with me and your article is confirmation. I love you my sister. I’m praying the transition to full health is a blessing to you and baby in every way. Big hugs in Jesus name.

    1. Robin Mcdaniels says:

      Hi Jaime,
      I need to give Papa God my love for sweets( donuts, buns, candy, cake, ice cream) and coffee with hazelnut creamer.
      Please keep me in your prayers. Heavenly Father I once again give to you sweets and coffee in Jesus name…please help me to leave these things at the altar at the feet of Jesus Christ.

  4. Try “So Delicious” coconut milk yogurt. It really tastes just like Greek yogurt – i’ve been limiting dairy for a while and this helps. The non dairy cheese however – gross.

  5. Yes. I am hearing and listening Lord ❤️

    1. AUBRA HENDERSON says:

      AMEN SISTER I KNOW THAT WAS A WORD FROM THE LORD MAY GOD GIVE ME HIS GRACE TO IT IN JESUS MIGHTY NAME AMEN MAY HE CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR MINISTRY.

  6. Mary Pettway says:

    I’m bless today,by the word,it’s always on time.I have to give something, I need breakthrough, I know I need the supernatural help from Papa,and for you and all the present families of believers,God bless you woman of God

  7. GᗯYᑎᑎE ᑎᗩTIOᑎ says:

    TᕼIᔕ ᗯOᖇᗪ Iᔕ E᙭ᗩᑕTᒪY ᗯᕼᗩT I ᖴEᒪT GOᗪ ᑭᑌT Oᑎ ᗰY ᕼEᗩᖇT TOᗪᗩY. TO ᔕEEK ᕼIᗰ ᗯITᕼ ᗩᒪᒪ Oᖴ ᗰY ᕼEᗩᖇT ᔕOᑌᒪ, ᗰIᑎᗪ ᗩᑎᗪ ᔕTᖇEᑎGTᕼ. I ᗩᔕKEᗪ GOᗪ ᖴOᖇ ᗩ ᖇEᔕET TO ᕼᑌᑎGEᖇ ᗩᑎᗪ TᕼIᖇᔕT ᖴOᖇ ᕼIᔕ ᑭᖇEᔕEᑎᑕE ᗩᑎᗪ ᖴOᖇ GᖇᗩᑕE TO ᖴOᒪᒪOᗯ ᕼIᗰ TO TᕼE ᑎE᙭T ᒪEᐯEᒪ ᕼE ᕼᗩᔕ ᖴOᖇ ᗰE. TO ᔕᑌᖇᖇEᑎᗪEᖇ ᗯᕼᗩTEᐯEᖇ Iᔕ ᔕTᗩᑎᗪIᑎG Iᑎ TᕼE ᗯᗩY.

    TᕼᗩᑎK YOᑌ ᖴOᖇ ᗩ TIᗰEᒪY ᗯOᖇᗪ…. ᒍᗩᗰIE…. I ᗷᒪEᔕᔕ YOᑌ ᗰY ᔕIᔕTEᖇ ᗯITᕼ ᗩ ᖇIᑕᕼ, ᗪEEᑭ ᗩᑎᗪ ᗩᗷᑌᑎᗪᗩᑎT ᗰIᒪK ᔕᑌᑭᑭᒪY! I ᗷᒪEᔕᔕ ᗯITᕼ ᗯITᕼ ᗩ ᗰEᗩᔕᑌᖇE Oᖴ GᖇᗩᑕE Eᗩᑕᕼ ᗪᗩY TO GIᐯE ᑌᑭ ᗪᗩIᖇY Oᖇ ᗯᕼᗩTEᐯEᖇ EᒪᔕE TᕼE ᒪOᖇᗪ ᗰᗩY ᗩᔕK Oᖴ YOᑌ!

    I ᗩᔕK YOᑌ TO ᗷᒪEᔕᔕ ᒍᗩᗰIE ᗩ ᕼᑌᑎᗪᖇEᗪ ᖴOᒪᗪ ᖴOᖇ ᕼEᖇ Oᖴ ᖴᗩITᕼᖴᑌᒪᑎEᔕᔕ ᗩᑎᗪ ᗪEᔕIᖇE TO ᔕEE YOᑌ GᒪOᖇIᖴIEᗪ Iᑎ ᕼEᖇ ᗰIᑎIᔕTᖇY!

  8. The Lord has been speaking to me about cutting many unhealthy things out of my diet as well. This was very encouraging, thank you!

  9. Kathy Woriax says:

    This came at a time when Father has been speaking surrender to me… It has been sooo hard. My flesh just doesn’t want to die, but I know it is necessary to go to the next level. I need your prayers as well. Blessings on you and your Jamie!

  10. What a beautiful testimony. It is amazing how God allows us to go through things to continue to develop us and always seek Him. He is so amazing that the word amazing is not a strong enough word. Your style of communication is great and hits home every time. I pray and I know that God will keep you strong and positive. The sacrifices we make for our children does not compare to the sacrifice that was made for us. Be blessed always.
    One more thing, I never subscribed to receive these daily prayers and devotionals but I do love receiving them. Sometimes I cannot read them all but the ones I am able to read are specifically for me.

    Thanks a million!

  11. My love of my life, my husband left and divorced me. I am having such a horrible time. I know , Daddy asks me to surrender him, and I do it right now. I need help Daddy. Please help me

  12. Hi Jamie! I am going through the same thing. I was asked to give up those foods that don’t agree with my body. They bring a lot of inflammation and mucus. It is dairy and anything that has yeast in it. God has told me fresh fruits and vegetables, along with drinking a lot of water. I had been praying for inner healing for quite awhile. He has answered. It is hard but it is also duable. I know that it has to be done and I have decided to surrender myself to him and stop eating those things that does not agree with my body. Jamie I pray much health and strength for you and your baby in the name of Yeshua! Many,many Blessings to you and your family!!!!

  13. Jamie, I thank God for you and yet another timely word. I thank you for sharing your testimony. I want to surrender something to God for I am in great need of more than one breakthrough. I don’t know what it is, but the Spirit just told me to do a 24 hour fast beginning at midnight and Father will show me what He wants from me.
    I am asking this community to please pray with me. My husband and I have been separated since last June. He is in a relationship with another woman. For a while now I have been tormented by the thought that he is in love with her, but God has recently shown me that it is an ungodly soul tie further complicated by them both being drug addicts. Please pray that God will show my husband what this is and how to break it and that God will also break the addiction for both of them.

  14. Elizabeth Tuinidau says:

    hi Jamie!I did continue left some of the things that I love esp food during our forty days fasting,the fasting that you’ve organised last few months, as for the timely message this morning,there is Still more to leave to draw close to our God apart from food.I need to search myself n ask God what else that is blocking me to see what he prepared for me.I was just thinking about it this morning as I did my quiet time with HIM.So this my confirmation message to leave it NOW n watch the great n mighty things he has for me..Amen n i am ready ..Halelluya!!!!!

  15. Thank you Lord. He has been dealing with me to give up beef, pork, turkey, chicken and all I eat is fish veggies, fruit and nuts, and a surrender mind, heart, and soul unto Him. Seeking God first in everything trusting and obeying. Not my will but thy will be done. Not my way but thy way.

  16. Terri Day says:

    Please pray for me to give up television. God asked me to over a year ago and I have struggled with it, because my husband and son watch a lot of televsion and so I find it difficult as I want that time with them. I feel like my relationship with God is suffering because of this.

    1. Father in Jesus Name I pray that you will touch Terri heart and to remove the distractions of tv. Father allow Terri to allow herself to get lost in your word allow her mind to get lost in praying during those hours of distractions I speak and send the blood of Jesus on a assignment to cover her mind and to allow her to seek your face in Jesus Name I come against that spirit of distractions you will not operate and confuse her in Jesus Name Amen! Be Bless!!!

  17. Charlotte says:

    Hi Jamie… im standing for my marriage since Jan 2017 and the Lord surrender your husband to me. I did at first but the insecurty of the flesh i cannot let go… so basically pushed hubby back onto the ow which i regret. That made me realise how much i need to let God my hubby so He can give me a brand new hubby. Its hard cos i keep wanting to do things in my own strength. Pls pray fpr me.

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