Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A powerful movie that makes you want to clean out your closet- War Room

Today was a perfect day to go see War Room, on Labor Day.  The movie was directed by Alex Kendrick.  This movie was powerful in so many ways and it touched my heart to see how your elders can teach another married woman how to find God, love God, and most important teach her how to pray.  We as women take on so many roles that sometimes we allow life to overtake our prayer life and time with God.  There were so many things that I loved about this movie especially Miss Clara played by Karen Abercrombie.  She portrayed this role perfectly that it reminded me of good friend.  Miss Clara’s advice to married women and her powerful prayer at the end made me want to go home and clean out a closet to make it my “War Room”. 
Photo Credits Source: Tri-Star Pictures/Facebook Group War Room

This is not just a movie for black families or black couples; it’s a movie for all believers , all races, and non-believers.  Not to give too much away from those who have not seen the #1 movie in at the box office for the last two weeks since it came out August 28, 2015.  There is power in prayer and there is power in unity of prayer.  I loved her advice to Elizabeth Jordan played by Priscilla Evans Shirer to pray for her husband and pray for her marriage. One of the many points that I loved that Miss Clara helped Elizabeth to understand is that you belong to God before you belong to your husband.  She also let it be known that we as women cannot change a man that is God’s job.  We cannot fix him and we cannot mold him into the man that we want him to be.  All the molding and fixing belong to God.  He is the only one who has the power to mold, shape, change, and fix a man.  

I am a firm believer in praying for my man and someday my husband.  I have learned this not just by watching movies, but through the teachings of my pastor along with what’s written in the bible.  It was beautiful to see that black man fall to his knees to pray and ask God for forgiveness. Tony Jordan played by TC Stallings was selfish and arrogant, but when his wife begins to pray, look out.  There was a scene when he was fighting with himself, and I must say that scene should be an eye opener to many men.  I am sure many men struggle with feeling they are fighting against the world trying to find their place.  Some are even fighting themselves as depicted in the movie.   It is a lot for a black man  or should I say any man to put aside his pride and realize who his king is and who he belongs to so that he can find his place in his purpose.  It’s important for a wife to pray for her husband, encourage him, and allow God to fight her battles.  It's important for a husband to pray with his wife and for his family.          

War Room was a phenomenal movie that portrayed just how powerful prayer is and how strong a praying wife can be.  It has some strong and powerful messages throughout the movie.  A broken man cannot piece himself together without God.  A confused and overly busy woman cannot go day in and day out without walking and talking to God.  Prayer is powerful.  It’s the best tool we have to communicate with the heavenly father.  Do you have a prayer room or should I say, a War Room?