We watched the movie The War Room and enjoyed delicious pieces of green apple-caramel cheesecake at our church recently. The movie depicts an early thirties couple with a young daughter struggling to navigate the difficulties of marriage. The real estate agent wife meets a fire cracker client who encourages her to take the problems to the Lord in prayer instead of complaining. You follow the journey of the wife as she resists and then establishes a War Room for prayer in her clothes closet. In the end, the Lord honours her humility and dedication by bringing the family accountability and restoration.
Kendrick Brothers produced the movie, the same filmmakers who brought us Courageous and Fireproof. Although more drama than action, the movie causes us to think and encourages a response. Will we sit and complain when things get difficult or will we get on our knees in prayer and call upon the Lord?
I ask myself the question. Matt has worked for the same company for over thirty years, until yesterday. Yesterday he showed up for work and promptly joined the ranks of the unemployed. So what does the lack of income mean for our family? I don’t know. And where will we be in three months, six months, or a year from now? I don’t know that either.
But I do know, “The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.” (Psalm 145:8 NIV) My closet isn’t big enough to make into a War Room. I would suffocate amongst the skirts and shoes. A prayer wall in my master bath? That might work.
What do you think?