We are holding much before the Lord right now for His discernment. He is teaching me once again to ask questions as I experience things in my normal, daily life. My car was making a loud noise in the front wheel so I took it in for repair. The mechanic told me, "You don't just need one new bearing, you need two. They are both worn out." The car got two new bearings and then my dryer broke down, after a few weeks of loud squealing and moaning! The mechanic came out. "It's a bearing problem."
I sat in the Colorado sunshine and mused, "What is a bearing anyway, and what does it do?" Wikipedia offers this definition:
A bearing is a machine element that constrains relative motion to only the desired motion, and reduces friction between moving parts.
Constrains motion to only the DESIRED motion.
Oh, how the Spirit speaks to me in these ways that are seemingly small and yet so profound! This last season has been one filled with friction. Have you noticed? The enemy has been waging a total assault on the people of God, constraining their ability to move in HIS desired motion! The friction manifests in discouragement and weariness.
I sat for a moment with that word: DIS-COURAGEMENT. Yes. I see it more clearly that way. The enemy has stolen our courage. And it is courage and faith that allows us to move in God's desired motion.The Spirit led me to Hebrews 12:12-13: "Therefore strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. Make level paths for your feet so that the lame may not be disabled [discouraged], but rather healed!"
We went through a year of pain and illness and weariness. Friction! We were squealing and failing. Our forward motion - what God DESIRED for us - was disabled. We had a "BEARING PROBLEM!"
Does this resonate with anyone else out there? I have heard from several people who operate in prophetic ministry that this past season was an "all-out assault of the enemy to literally TAKE OUT the pastors, teachers, evangelists and called-ones of the LORD." And it is not going to get easier; the friction is going to increase, constraining and disabling more and more people. But we have called the High Mechanic and He has shown us the problem. We will use His Word to strengthen our feeble arms and weak knees and make a level path to come against the friction! We will move forward, by faith, in HIS desired motion, and we will prevail!
I pray that this word speaks to others who are under much attack. It is a bearing problem!
Kelly Ferrari Mills