Why Baal-Perazim?

ball-Perazim | Lord of breaking through


I have often been intrigued by King David from The Bible. I decided to gain a better understanding of who he was in January of 2014. Many familiar with him know he was described as "a man after God's own heart". David accomplished much for The Lord and he was a successful builder of his empire. He was also human and did some rather dastardly things. Bathsheba, Uriah, and his lack of fatherhood skills always come front of mind.

In 2 Samuel 5:20 and 1 Chronicles 14:11, you read David renamed the Philistine Valley of Rephaim after he "smote" them. How 'bout them apples? After his victory, he renamed the valley to Baal-Perazim which means Lord of breaking through.

After reading this passage, it jumped out at me and a few hours later I was beginning this website in my head.

If you are struggling with anything, choose to let God be the Lord of breaking through for you. I also encourage you to choose rest. Align yourself with Psalm 91, having full confidence when you pursue The Lord as your first priority,

He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler. (Psalm 91:4)

You will accomplish more by resting in Him, then by going it alone. He will advance you.

I'm fully aware this suggestion is in complete contradiction to what the world teaches. The world says it’s all on you, but this is simply not true. 

From the worlds perspective, the choices I've been making over the last months have been more than questionable. From the beginning, I have sought The Lord wanting to hear what He wants me to do. He consistently tells me, even as I write this, to rest. I had to learn how to do this because it goes against everything I know to do. While difficult, it has been an extremely rewarding experience. By intentionally choosing to rest in the shadow of The Almighty, I choose to practice other skills. I came into the possession of patience, contentment, and wisdom. I am requesting The Lord be my breakthrough. I know the reason why Baal-Perazim stood out so much, because I'm fully convinced He not only will be, He wants to be my breakthrough.

Now it’s your turn. What is your next move? What kind of breakthrough are you looking for?

Travis Hickox

Proven digital entrepreneur and digital strategist having 10 years of product management experience. Front-end web developer, social media guru, and software support specialist. I am contagious ― a storyteller and product evangelist. I'm passionate about creating product experiences, resulting in fanatical users.