I went to see the movie, War Room, on Wednesday night. Contrary to its title, it is not a movie about war as we would expect it to be. You will see no military men and women engaged in heated battle. You will hear no heavy artillery firing overhead. You will witness no blood and guts across the cinema’s high definition big screen.
The battle in this movie was for marriages and families and careers and relationships.
Miss Clara wages her own kind of war from the confines of her very own little closet.
You see, she is a prayer warrior. And a mighty good one, I will say.
Her early words of wisdom ring out true for so many of us. “Very few of us know how to fight the right way. Just because you argue alot doesn’t mean you fight well.“
We watch as Miss Clara mentors not only her younger realtor friend, but we, the viewers, as well in the art of prayer. She begins with a simple cup of lukewarm coffee to prove a point and never ceases in her fervent passion.
Why would we expect anything less? For God’s word tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:17 to “pray without ceasing.”
Another one of my favorite dialogues was the clever comeback to : “I’ll see you in church.” which was followed by, “I’d like to see the church in you.”
I felt the pangs of guilt stab deeply and twist on that one. 😦 How many times am I guilty of being present in church, but my life choices are not always reflecting the church in me?
I encourage all of you to step away from the norm. The Hollywood hits. Step back to a more wholesome, feel good kind of movie. Go see War Room and just see if you too are not moved to bring out the prayer warrior in you.
If you don’t agree, come see me. I’ll refund your movie ticket. I’m that adamant about each of us leaving a legacy for our future generations on the power of prayer!
Can I hear an Amen? 🙂
“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”
Love and laughter,