So David would not remove the ark of the LORD unto him into the city of David: but David carried it aside into the house of Obededom the Gittite.
And the ark of the LORD continued in the house of Obededom the Gittite three months: and the LORD blessed Obededom, and all his household.
2 Samuel 6:10-11.
You are welcome to a new month and a new quarter. To God be the glory for divine qualifications to be partakers of the gift of life.
It gladdens my heart to note that which ever side of coin is flipped, the child of God is never at a disadvantaged but rather he is blessed. Romans 8:28. Harnessing this 360 degrees blessings however, depends on knowing what to do and deploying the right attitude to do it. David, in the verses of the anchor scriptures dumped the Ark of God in the house of Obed-edom believing that the Ark would harm the Gittite - Obed-edom. To the contrary however, it turned out to be such a blessing. In about three months, the story and songs of the Gittite changed. His fame spread and his blessings could not be hidden as he became a national evidence of the manifestation of divine presence.
Beloved, in the next couple of days all over the world, where assembling together of believers is not possible for now, our homes are our worship Centres - compulsorily. The Ark must abide in our homes. However, your experience after now will depend on your understanding of and relationship with the Ark of God.While some homes and lives will emerge stronger and better blessed, God forbid, some may not. How do you therefore make the best use of the Ark at this time? Find some suggestions listed below :
1. Increase your study of the word of God as you stay home.
You can do this as an individual and with your family. Give yourself a target.
2. Revisit some other pending assignment like book writing, tracts production or other projects to keep yourself busy in this season of staying at home.
3. Use this time to touch base with your family value to upgrade it as you redisciple members of your family.
4. Your couple's altar that have suffered neglect can be revived and the family prayer life can be reactivated.
The above is just a guide, the idea is for us to turn this around for our benefit and blessing at the end of the day. David thought the Ark was going to be a curse but not so for the Gittite - it was a blessing. Global pandemic may have thought to weaken our spiritual fervency and kill the fire on our altars but let us prove it wrong and once again- “let the devil make another mistake”. 1Corinthians 2:8.
Fathers, it is time to take up your priestly roles in the families and mothers it is time to be the Deborahs of your families.
Therefore, let us look away from the distractions and let us not fear their fear. Though it is good to be informed of what is going on globally but please don’t dwell there. Rather dwell in the word. Brethren, the Ark is in your home now, repair the Altar, put in more wood and ignite the fire so that we will come out of this as firebrands.
This season shall be to your lifting and greater glory in Jesus name.
May the Lord visit and bless you and your family this season in Jesus name.