Are you fighting like a warrior, not just for health, but for God’s control over your life and of your family? Fiona shares about the powerful movie, War Room and what praying like a warrior really means.
“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5).
Recently I went to see The Kendrick Brother’s movie, “War Room.” I didn’t know a lot about it, but it sounded good. In Australia we are not often given the chance to see Christian movies and they may only be shown once.
This movie however, has had a longer run and is into its third week–so very unusual–but encouraging.
A few setbacks earlier in the week, had knocked me around emotionally and physically, so I wasn’t feeling that great. The opportunity to share an outing with a friend, to come away having laughed, cried and with such a powerful message, was what I needed that day–and I certainly wasn’t disappointed.
At the end of the movie, the song “Warrior”* plays and while I’d never heard it before, it was one I wanted to get to know. I searched for it once I got home. I was overwhelmed again by its powerful words.
That night, like many lately, I was unable to sleep–my mind scanning through lots of concerns and problems I seemed to have. But I also found that the words to that song were washing over and through my disjointed thoughts, encouraging me. I’d not really learned the words, but the idea that I could fight like a warrior; be a prayer warrior and that prayer changes things, were what I needed to put those other concerns in the right place–in God’s hands.
Whatever was, or is, happening that may seem insurmountable, or just too hard for today, I needed to remember that I can stand firm and fight. I don’t stand alone – God is with me. I have weapons He gives me–weapons with divine power as these verses tell us. I too, can be a warrior. And I know other warriors!
Prayer: Father God, thank You that You enable me to be a warrior. May each one who reads this today, “be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power” (Ephesians 6:10) and with that confidence, to face whatever today brings, knowing we are never alone. Amen.
About the Author:
Fiona Burrows lives in Melbourne, Australia. She is thankful that God walks each step of her life with her, and that He continues to teach her new things as she learns to live with chronic back pain. She enjoys finding time for reading, writing, and photography, and to share those things with others. You can contact her in the Sunroom, or read more of her writing on her blog there.
Do you consider yourself a warrior? If you don’t feel that way today what would help you remember you are not fighting alone? Do you have prayer warriors you can ask to pray on your behalf?
Fiona reminded me of this song “Warrior” by Steven Curtis Chapman. The video has scenes from the movie. I saw this film with my husband on his 50th birthday, September 11th. It was a life-changing movie and I have recommended it to many. If you have missed it at the theater, be sure to put it on your must-rent list when it’s available. It was a beautiful reminder of the power we have through prayer and how desperately we need to be praying for our families. -Lisa