War Room by Lyle Allen
Have you ever seen the movie War Room? When I heard the title, I thought of a General planning war tactics with his troops. I like that kind of movie, but when I began watching it, I found out it was about another kind of war.
It began as an elderly woman preparing to sell her house. She was walking through each room with a realtor. The house was showing well. Upstairs, the bedrooms were large, but the realtor noticed that one of the closets was empty of clothes and shoes. What it did contain was a simple chair, photos, list of names and scriptures. The woman explained that it was not an ordinary closet....It was her War Room. A room where she spent praying for the people in her life. She told the realtor that there really was a war and she needed to be a prayer warrior. The realtor was having marital problems and shared her burden with the woman. Encouraged by what she heard and saw, the realtor created her own War Room. In the end, her marriage was healed and her closet war room became a forever part of her life.
It reminds me of a scripture in Matthew 6:6, where Christ gives us an example of how to pray. I have a Thompson Study Bible and it actually talks about “entering into a closet and closing the door.”
Today, it is more important than ever that we find our quiet place, where we Praise Him for all He does. Where we lift up the sick, the lost in our families, and the needs of others. OUR war room is a place where we draw near to God. I hope you all know where your War Room is