War Room

War Room Review ~ Mom's Priority

War Room review ~ Mom’s Priority

My husband and I finally had a day actually without kids to go see War Room.  THIS is the movie every couple needs to see!!  It is a given that if you spend more years with than without your spouse, that you are going to go through hard times.  Couples and singles alike need to know WHO to call on that can help.  This is the premise of War Room…a room that this elderly lady Miss Clara goes into when it’s time for the hard work, the “fighting” to be done.  What she does in this room- a closet in her house- is pray to the ONE WHO can help! This movie reminds you that we shouldn’t fight each other but rather, let God fight the real enemy for you.  War Room reminds you not to look for contentment in your spouse or anything else that the world offers, because it is only temporary, but to look to God, because HE is the only one who can fulfill you.

Many times over, God has proven to our family that He answers prayers, and He not only answers them, He goes above and beyond to take care of us much better than we could ever imagine!  War Room is a must-see for couples, and now they have a prayer guide coming out as well that I will have to check into!  I heard recently that “Waiting is not Wasting; Waiting is the Work.”  God is at work in every situation that you make a priority in your prayer life, and He is a good Father, who loves and takes care of His children.  He wants to answer our prayers, especially when it relates to marriage and family.    I would love nothing more than for you to make a date with your spouse to go see this movie, while it’s still out in theatres, and make prayer a priority in your life.  It works.

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Refiner of Silver

“AMom's Prioritylthough the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; your own eyes will see them.  Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it.’ ” – Isaiah 30:20-21

For sure, this past week has been one of trials.  I dare call it “adversity” because I know so many people who have REAL adversity going on in their lives, and I do count my blessings.  But things like your computer crashing, jury duty, surgery, an abundance of commitments all crammed into one week, and a favorite family pet passing on…it seems like a little adversity, so I’m trying to learn from it.

Adversity seems to test us in our character, and to refine us into what is more becoming of His Character and image.  This past week was one of those where you feel like, ‘yes!  I’ve made it through that!’, and then another issue comes up!  At our church also, we are going through a season of adversity; hopefully, and prayerfully, God’s purpose is refinement. 

“I will refine them like silver and test them like gold.  They will call on my name and I will answer them.” – Zechariah 13:9

So, I pray, if you are going through a season of adversity, that you can see the good that is coming out of it, and not let the negatives bring you down.  “Press on toward the goal” like Philippians 3:14 says, and be confident, as you face your trials, that “he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 1:6 

 

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The Great Encourager

I have been told that I am an encourager. I probably see this unmet need in others because I myself need a ton of encouragement to keep moving forward.  We can find that encouragement in friends, in our spouses, but more than anywhere else, in Jesus Christ.  Because He knows just what we’re going through, and He knows just what we need at that moment to continue on the path.  Just as I have, you also can have the Great Encourager speak to you and give you courage, to face your dreams, your fears, and your next steps.  I know for me, the verses, “I tell you, Look at the fields!  They are ripe for harvest!” (John 4:35) and “Cast your bread upon the waters” (Eccl 11:1) and “Whatever you do, work at it with all your might” speak to me especially right now as I’m venturing out on the waters of the unknown.  No person can know exactly what to tell this complicated person that I am, only my Maker can speak perfectly to me.

Jesus speaks powerful words to me each day as I spend time with him through reading the Bible, praying constantly, and making decisions based upon obedience to His truths. If you are confused, or unsure, or looking for the right path, for today or for the future, I encourage you to spend time with Jesus.  He wants you to seek Him more than anything, and you will find satisfaction and peace when you come to Him.

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