Two weeks ago, our large Bible study group combined with another large ministry in our area to do a private movie showing of the War Room…we had close to 600 women there! To be honest, when I heard we were seeing a Christian movie, I instantly thought it would be cheesy. But, due to some prodding from some friends, I ended up going - and boy, am I glad that I did!
(my current morning War Room)
The movie centers on the idea of prayer and how we can fight for so many things by laying them at Jesus’ feet through prayer. In the movie, a mom is facing many struggles: failing marriage, disconnect with her daughter, financial struggles, job loss, and more. With prodding from an older mentor, this young mom sets up a War Room…a closet with no distractions dedicated to fight for important things in her life by giving them over to God in prayer.
I can’t help but thinking about the many things I fight for in my life: my schedule, time alone, how I am perceived, our financial situation as a family, and so much more. I find myself fighting for these things on a daily basis.
But, the things the Lord tells me to fight for are so very different:
• Fight for a heart that shows love and openness to those around me (Phil. 2:3-4)
• Fight for joy, not allowing the devil to steal it away from me (John 10:10)
• Fight for an abundant life rooted in the Lord (Eph. 3:20)
• Fight for a mouth that speaks kind words and isn’t easily prone to gossip (Eph. 4:29)
The Lord gives us so many things to fight for, and one of the best ways I find to fight for these things is through prayer. To fight for joy by asking the Lord to protect it during busy seasons. To fight for love by praying different scriptures that remind me of how loved I am.
I love the idea of a War Room - a place to go that is your spot, with no distractions and nothing that can pull you away so that you can fight in prayer. When is the last time I decided to fight for the woman I want to become by getting on my knees in prayer?
I highly recommend for everyone to see War Room; as I think about the movie just a week later, I am still convicted and inspired to war through prayer (and not through my own doing). Definitely a movie that sticks with you.
What things do you battle daily that are easier to take on yourself? Do you have your own version of a “War Room” where you can go (distraction-free) and battle in prayer for the things worrying you in life?