In our Focal Scripture, as mention was being made of the hill of God that had become a garrison of the Philistines, mention was also made of a company of prophets who were coming down from the high place. How could there be prophets who regularly visited the high place, yet Philistines formed a garrison on the hill of God? How could people who encountered God allow the enemies of God to be established in God’s territory?
Those prophets were obviously involved with God, but it seemed that their involvement with God did not rub off on their environment. They were involved regularly in spiritual activity, but it seemed that the spiritual activity did not make much difference in what happened around them. There was clearly an involvement in spiritual activity, but it seemed that the spiritual activity did not make much impact around them.
Friend, in 2020, let your spiritual activity make impact on your environment. Let your family members feel the impact of your prayer life and walk with God. Let people connected to you enjoy a new lease of life on account of your connection to God; let the people in your life experience the impact of your frequent spiritual activity; let your dwelling in God’s presence alter the situation of things in your workplace, city, nation, etc.
Prophets were frequently meeting God in the high place, they frequently stepped into the place where they should encounter glory, but they left with a glory that was not enough to deter the Philistines from forming a garrison on the hill of God. This year, seek that the glory of God shall be mighty upon you to deter the Philistines of this world from forming their garrison around you. Seek that God’s glory will exceed the negativity around you.
When the chips are down, your spiritual activity will make no much meaning if it does not make an impact on your environment or those around you. Seek more of God’s glory; seek impact rather than mere activity.