Summer is finally upon us for which I am thankful. In relation to the school season and the many vacations that are planned, I offer this word to you. Three months is the traditional time between the school season which often dictates our year. It’s also just enough time to change the course of your life. Three months out of church can leave lasting scars from which many never recover. However, three months of devotion is the right amount of time to birth a powerful, life-long change for the good. It only takes a small time heading in the right direction for you to rewrite your destiny. To this end, I offer the Word: 2 Sam 6:11 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.
The resident Ark of the Covenant in the home of Obededom not only changed him, but it also changed his family. In fact, everything was blessed. His fields and family were changed. Even those around him were blessed by the Ark of the Covenant. The Bible simple says, “…and all his household.” Throughout the scripture, “household” literally meant all things associated with or having to do with the principle person. A Jewish man/father desired the blessing on his household, meaning all things that he touched or were associated with him. Cornelius was baptized and his household which included his servants and all those who were connected with him. Judgment came to Pharaoh and all his household which referred to the entirety of Egypt. Obededom had three months with the Ark and it changed the generations that came after him. Everyone was blessed, even those he had not yet met.
I submit that this summer: three months of intense prayer and Bible reading, mixed with fasting and faithful church attendance will change your life. If you can retain the Spirit of God in your home it will spill out in the worship service. When you allow the Lord access to your living room and you turn off the media devices that often clouds the mind, I promise that something powerful will change. Three months… it’s a challenge that will last a lifetime.
Pastor Jeffrey Harpole