I finally watched the movie War Room.
A few powerful words in the movie really hit home for me . . .
"You need to plead with God to do what only he can do,
and then you need to get out of the way and let him do it."
- Miss Clara
Confession . . .
I don't always get out of the way and let HIM do it.
Oh, I pray. And I plead. But then I play God. Can anyone relate?
After watching the movie, I came away wanting to be Miss Clara. To pray with passion and fire. To know without a doubt when I leave my war room (prayer closet) the answers will be up to God and nothing I try to do in my own strength will change the outcome God has planned. Having faith that there is nothing more I have to do but wait and see the power of prayer at work.
Recently I've had to be on my knees often. To be a prayer warrior for my family. My faith at times has been shaken and tested. There were times I wanted to close the war room door and never go back in because my prayers were not being answered in my timeframe. Was He listening? Does God care what is happening? My role in helping God with the outcome was consuming a lot of energy.
So what to do?
Go into my room, shut the door behind me, pray and then get out of the way and let God do what God does best. Matthew 6:6
Watch God work!