“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything in His will, He hears us.”-1 John 5:14
Have you seen War Room yet?
Because if you haven’t, you’re seriously missing out. Go rent it now!
In the movie, we find out that this older woman created a prayer room and spent much of her life in there praying. Praying for other people, praying for herself, etc.
She called it her “war room” because all of her battles were fought kneeling and praying to God in that room. Incredible stuff right?
So I convinced myself afterward that I would make a prayer room for myself.
& guess what…I never did.
Until recently when I saw one of the main stars, Priscilla Shirer, in person for a conference and was reminded of the incredible power that comes from being alone in the presence of God and praying to Him.
So I came home and turned a corner of my closet into a war room. I put up the names of people who needed prayer. I put up things that I knew I wanted/needed. I pray over them every night and it has been miraculous what God has done since I got serious about my prayer life.
I see him working MIRACLES. Truly miracles. Things I cannot explain that seem to come out of thin air. What a beautiful thing it is.
When I am praying for God’s will over these things, I am not necessarily getting what I want. I am praying for what is needed and what God wants (because 100% of the time, whether I like to admit it or not, His plans are greater than the plans I have made). But He is making miracles out of nothing. & He is hearing my cries. *Just because we do not get what we want, does not mean He does not hear us.
It is getting to a point where my prayer post-its are having to be moved to a different wall because God has done His work with them. How crazy is that?!
I recently read something about how God is like a banker. When you go to a banker, they expect to do business with you. God is the same way. He expects to do business with us. To Him, our prayer time is not supposed to be full of empty words. He wants us to speak our minds and really talk to Him!
Do you need to make a war room?
In your closet. Or in the corner of your bedroom before the kids get up. Or in a room away from everyone else.
It doesn’t matter where it might be…as long as you do it. 🙂
Pray on y’all!