Julie Price: Friction Fuels The Fire Within!
I keep hearing the phrase, “Friction fuels the fire within!” This has persisted to the point I was quickened to read on how fire by friction forms. Without being overly scientific, but for the sake of grasping this revelation, please allow me to briefly explain. Fire by friction is one of the more primitive ways you can start a fire; by rubbing two sticks together. Today, fire by friction is still common by means of striking a match. Friction is the force that is the resisting motion between two surfaces. Normally we hear the word friction in our everyday lives and it’s thought of as a bad thing, and it can be. With regard to relationships, friction often implies there is disagreements and tension between two or more people. However, if you are lost in the wilderness and you need fire to survive, then friction is a good thing, right? Let’s look a little closer.
Friction converts what we know as useful kinetic (ordered) energy into thermal energy (disordered energy) or heat. This probably sounds bad right? After all, friction seems to be taking useful energy and making it useless. But heat is one of the “must have” ingredients needed to start a fire. The other two basic ingredients are fuel and oxygen. It’s only when the right combination of these three factors exist, that a chemical reaction occurs resulting in fire. In the case of fire by friction, the fuel is the two sticks, the oxygen from the air, and the friction providing the necessary heat.
So what is Holy Spirit saying when He says, “The friction is fueling the fire within you”? Right now, circumstances in our lives are like the two sticks. You represent one of these sticks. The other stick represents other people/relationships in your life, a trial, an attack, etc. You can name that other stick whatever it is you are going through right now and it will likely apply to what Holy Spirit has to say. The oxygen needed to help start the fire within you is the breath of God; the Holy Spirit. The friction (or fuel) is the energy that is happening between you and the other person(s) or circumstance in your life. It requires all three components for the fire to form within you. This is a Holy Spirit fire that is being sparked to refine, to burn up chaff, to prepare, to sustain, equip, to purge, and so much more!
This is a necessary time of friction in your life,
in order for you to experience the fire of God you long for in a fresh new way.
Have you ever seen one of those television programs where they attempt to produce fire by use of friction? It’s usually not that easy. It requires a lot of determination, fortitude, courage, strength, focus, steadfastness, and hope. They even lose people along the way. Some are the last man standing and are forced to “go it alone.” They know their lives depend on the fire. It’s the fire that will purify the water they will drink. It’s the fire that will keep predators at bay and provide warmth for them in the dark nights. It’s the fire that will provide a way to prepare the meal that will nourish their bodies. It’s the fire that illuminates the path before them. It’s the fire that provides for them and guides them during the most difficult of times! It’s the fire! Church, you don’t just need the three basic ingredients to start the fire, you need the intestinal fortitude to see it through!
The process of friction can be grueling. You will have moments where you are completely exhausted. You don’t feel like you can go on. You seem to have no strength left. People are “tapping out” all around you that you thought would be with you until the end. The process of friction appears it just might get the best of you. But wait…is that a spark I see forming? Is that smoke I see that seems to be indicating that a spark is about to come forth? That’s all you need beloved. Just a spark. Keep going. Don’t stop now. You are almost there. Stay in the process of friction. Yes, it hurts. Yes, it can be tiring. Yes, friction can cause one stick to cut deeply into another. Yes. But at just the right Holy Spirit moment, with just the right amount of ingredients, fire is coming forth.
We are on the verge of the ignition point of fire, where visible flames will be produced.
This friction is a necessary part of the process that is fueling the fire within you to burn in a whole new way. This is a new fire. When you see the spark, fan your flame. Allow the breath of God, the wind of the Holy Spirit, to blow on that spark and release a new fire within you; a fire that can never be quenched!!! A fire that will burn away all remaining impurities and allow you to become the warmth, the light, and all that God has created you to be in this ever-darkening world.
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Like fire in the natural, God wants you to use the fire that He is about to ignite you, in a fresh new way. He wants you to use this fire to feed others, to give them pure water to drink, to be light, and then some! This fire will sustain you as well! Use it to signal to others like you, that someone needs help. Hebrews 12:29, says that ‘our God is a consuming fire’. He is the fire that is forming in us and around us. The Bible is filled with scriptures that speak of the refining fire and Holy Spirit fire. Stir yourself up in the Word regarding His fire! Use your fire to fight back against the enemy. Stay close to Holy Spirit. He will sustain you in the days to come. He knows when you need rekindled. He knows when you could use a log on your fire. He will provide the fire needed as you become a living sacrifice for Him. Don’t lose heart. Get ready to burn baby burn!!!!
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A TURNAROUND FOR YOU..
A word by Dana Jarvis
I decree you are making the spiritual journey from the bondage of Egypt into your promised land of destiny. I know you have grown weary. Do not let the murmurings and complaining attitudes rule you. It causes the faith to waiver! Your focus is upon the cup of bitter waters that you are currently drinking from.
Rest assured that your God is making these bitter waters sweet!
You shall taste and see that the Lord is good! You are going to see such extravagance in your daily life. He is delivering much into your hands so reach up and take hold. Just as he was with you before, he is with you now. You are going to drink deep of the Living Waters. The bitter waters of life have tried to steal all joy.
However I hear the Lord say, “It is done, I am the Lord who heals you. I am the Lord who will restore you. I am the Lord who will provide your every need. I am the One that is making the bitter waters sweet!”
I feel so strongly that God is removing your cup of bitter waters you have had to drink for so long. He is causing a turnaround for you in a situation that you desperately need him to move. I am speaking to several and know this word is for you. Even as the Lord led Moses and the children of Israel from their bondage at the Red Sea, it still took one step of faith. One step of faith is all it takes to cause a release from all of this. Take a moment and sow into good ground by giving into Spirit Fuel. For just a contribution of $25, $50, or even $100 or more given into Spirit Fuel is an active step and good ground on which to sow. It is a powerful ministry reaching the world for Christ. As you sow that offering, it is that act of faith that will cause the Red Sea where you are standing to part in your life. The bitter cup will be removed and the sweetness of the Lord shall begin to flow!
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