Every day, minute by minute, we are in a battle. Our very lives, and the lives of our families, are a war zone. There is no need to fear our enemy, but an awareness of the battle at hand is much needed!
“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8
Armed with the truth of God’s Word and the power of the Holy Spirit, there is much to be accomplished in our war rooms! We’ve being given the armor of God and now we must pick it up and use it!
The amazing movie War Room releases this week and if you’ve not seen it, I highly encourage you to do so. You will be so inspired and challenged in your prayer life!
10 Truths to Remember & Pray in Your War Room
1. I am loved.
Sounds so simple, yet if we don’t renew our minds with the truth of God’s love for us, sometimes, when we look around us at all that is happening the world and in our lives, we might start to doubt.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
2. I am forgiven.
When God sent Jesus to be born in a stable in a town called Bethlehem, He did so with the cross in mind. Jesus was born to die. His blood gives us forgiveness, redemption and makes our relationship with God right again.
“Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” Matthew 26:27-28
3. I am chosen.
Sometimes those words are hard to believe. But YOU were CHOSEN by the God of the universe! He created you, you are fearfully and wonderfully made and He chose you, before the foundation of the world, to be His child. His beloved.
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9
4. God’s Word is a lamp to my feet.
So often we worry, we wonder, we ask for wisdom…and yet God has given us the precious gift of His Word. How many times have we taken this gift for granted?
“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105
5. We’ve been given armor.
Like God’s Word, we’ve been given tools, weapons, to aid us in the battles we face! We have been commanded to be strong IN THE LORD! How do we do this? With the armor of God! We have been given truth in God’s Word, the righteousness of Jesus, readiness with which to speak the gospel, a shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit. We have to learn to use them, pick them up and stand firm in the Lord and in His mighty power. Read more about praying the armor of God, too!
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” Ephesians 6:10-18
6. The Holy Spirit intercedes for me.
Sometimes we don’t have the words. This is why I began praying the Scriptures. But, it is so encouraging to me to remember that my Heavenly Father provided the Holy Spirit who lives in me, brings comfort to me AND intercedes for me according to the will of God!
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.” Romans 8:26-27
7. He who is in me is greater than he who is in the world.
This is such a powerful truth. The GOD that is in us is GREATER THAN the enemy that is in the world!
“You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you isgreater than the one who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4
8. The Lord is my help.
So often we go to others first when we are worried or upset. What if we started taking our problems to God first? What if we spent more time praying about things than trying to solve them on our own? I am so guilty of looking for the FIX to my issues. I want to be better about going to THE ONE who may or may not fix the problem, but CAN give me PEACE through it all!
“I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2
9. Praise silences the enemy.
When I can’t get the fears out of my head, when my worries threaten to take over my day, when the negative outweigh the positive, it is time to PRAISE GOD. When we praise God for who He is, the enemy flees! We have to be intentional to battle the enemy. We must FIGHT for our joy. Choosing joy and being intentional in our strategies has to take priority in our lives. Go turn some praise music on! Start counting your blessings, write them down, and tell God thank-you.
“Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?” Psalm 8:1-3
10. God is working it all out for my good.
Whatever I am facing, whatever tomorrow brings, whatever fears come to fruition, or expectations that are just a big let down…God is working it ALL for my good. I may not understand, but I am not called to understand. Pray more, worry less. Let your FAITH be bigger than your fears. Trust instead of fear. 31 Verses for Overcoming Fear
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
10 Truths to Remember Free Printable
I hope this simple printable will serve as a reminder of these truths that we need to preach to ourselves daily!! Print it off and tape it to the fridge or your bathroom mirror! I pray they are an encouragement to you!