I finally watched War Room last night. Disclaimer: I totally love in-your-face Christian movies. Certain members of Team Phillips think they’re cheesy, but I always walk away inspired and hopeful that God is indeed still in control. The characters get to say every thing I wish I were brave enough and eloquent enough to say myself. I guess that’s why movies are popular. For 90 minutes we get to step out of our own lives and try on someone else’s shoes.
If you don’t know what War Room is about, go rent it. I don’t want to debate the merits of the film, I just want to point out one teeny-tiny thing that pretty much made the whole movie possible and would change each of our real lives if we put it into play.
The elderly woman in the filmed prayed for someone to help. She asked God to send her someone to mentor.
There are scary prayers in life, and I think that’s one of the scariest.
I have to believe that God ALWAYS answers our prayers to find someone to help. Feel like your prayers are not being answered? Try praying that one instead. You’ll hear from God in a hurry. Trust me.
I think we get caught up in over-thinking things. What if God sends me someone who wants my money? Or too much of my time? I can really only commit to helping for the next month or two– and I’d have to take a week off in the beginning of February.
If you’re still reading this, then I have a challenge for you. Be bold. Just today. Just this one time. Stop right now and say “God, I refuse to operate from a mindset of fear or scarcity. You have given me so much. I know I have plenty to share with others. Wisdom, resources, whatever, God! I’m willing to use it. Send me someone today to help.”
Then watch. They will come…the young mom who needs an encouraging word…the person at work who could use your fresh perspective. Don’t be surprised when you get a jolt of extra energy as part of your answered prayer. God promises in Proverbs 11:25, “He who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.”