How To Make a Successful Breakthrough in Ministry

I wrote this post three years ago. I am finding that reviewing my own writing helps solidify my faith. I forget some of the things I have learned. In this post I am learning to ask for expansion of my territory. I haven’t done that in a while. So this week this will be my prayer:

Lord, expand my ministry.

Here is the post from 2014:

This is our third week in studying the Prayer of Jabez at church. As I repeat each day, “Lord, bless me indeed, expand my territory,” I see things differently. I take the time to connect with people on Twitter, on Facebook and in my personal life. God still gives me ample time to finish what other tasks need to done.

‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty (Zechariah 4:6, NIV).

If I want to be a true follow of Jesus I need to spend time with Him, to listen to Him and get to know Him better. Then I hope God will work through me to expand my territory (my ministry).

As I work through two strong faith-filled books (Prayer of Jabez and Not a Fan) and read through the New Testament as a Lenten discipline, it seems like a big challenge.

But nothing is impossible with God.

Somehow I am doing this and not stressed in the least. Thank You, Lord.

God always intervenes when you put His agenda before yours and go for it (Bruce Wilkinson, Prayer of Jabez)!


God always intervenes when you put His agenda before yours and go for it! (tweet this)

Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! ~ 1 Chronicles 4:10, NIV (tweet this)


In 2001, Janis gave her life to Christ. She started journaling as a way to organize her thoughts, feelings, and prayers. She is a member The Word Guild, Inscribe Christian Writers Fellowship, SCBWI & ACFW.

In 2012 she published an award-winning children’s book, Tadeo Turtle.

This year The Kingdom of Thrim, published in 2017, is a finalist in The Word Awards and has won The Beverley Hills Award.

Janis has recently published with Brenda Poulos, I Remember The Seasons, a book for caregivers of people with dementia. Janis did the illustrations.

All her books can be found at her Bookstore.

She podcasts on Hope Stream Radio, an Internet radio station. Her talk Growing Through God’s Word can be heard each Tuesday and listened to online anytime.

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