I had known the concept of a war room… I mean what Christian wouldn’t if you have internet, right? It’s a prayer closet where you can close yourself in with God. Free from distraction. Free to focus on the battle at hand.
And so last week I got to work, pulling out my little green tool box, I fastened a slab of wood across the back wall of my closet. Gathering inspiration from around the house, I decorated the room, hung some twinkly lights, pulled up a chair, and I was ready for battle.
Friday night came around and this idea of a war room was still lingering in my head. I had the room, but I still didn’t really know what this “War Room” stuff was all about, so I went to Netflix. I’m glad I did. Those two hours taught me something that I need to learn before I move on with my life. Whether we know it or not, we’re fighting a battle every moment that our feet touch this earth.
Sunday night was a glimpse of that battle. A battle that’s been raging long before the concert started and one that continues to rage in the hearts of mankind.
I didn’t know what to do yesterday… what to say… Do I post a facebook live video sharing my thoughts? Or do I get into my war room and fight with all of my might?
The answer is always prayer. Whether we’re folding laundry, standing at the kitchen sink washing dishes, or driving in our car, we must be armed and ready for battle.
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour: (1 Peter 5:8)
He seeks to destroy our marriages, our children, our friendships, and not only ours but so many others who have never even touched our lives, but are suffering especially today.
There are six pieces of armor we read about in Ephesians chapter 6. But here’s the thing–how many of us are dressed for the battle yet still sitting around?
Don’t stop at verse 17 with the sword of the Spirit, read verse 18, which tells us to “pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”
Learn from David who ran into battle to conquer the giant.
“And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.” (1 Samuel 17:48)
“You’ve got to plead with God so that He can do what only He can do. And then you’ve got to get out of the way and let Him do it.” – Miss Clara, War Room
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You are loved by an almighty God,
The Time-Warp Wife