David had a brilliant plan for revival (2 Samuel 6). He decided to move the Ark of the Covenant on a new cart. It seemed like an inspired decision. The mechanics involved made sense. Surely this would be a smooth way to bring God into their city. But… the plan failed. The cart shook, a young man named Uzzah (strength) died, and David gave up on the program altogether.
Why didn’t a new cart produce a move of God? God never moves through boards and big wheels. Never. That is what the cart was made of.
Boards either control what’s going on, or plan and organize so much that nothing ever really gets done.
Big wheels are the brand name individuals that some feel are so necessary to have a revival. And yet all of this resulted in the death of the next generation.
By the way, carts are very good at producing ruts in the road to revival.
David finally looked back in the Bible and found that the Ark was to be carried on the shoulders of men. A move of God only comes through burden bearers. These are people that will shoulder the load, and endure the sweat and weight that always comes with a move of God.
A move of God is messy.
There is blood and sacrifice.
It is a process of both weeping and rejoicing.
But there is no other way to bring God into a city.
Are there any burden bearers out there that are ready to shoulder the load and bring God into their city?