Blessed to be a Blessing

I did not spend enough time writing today. I did complete a lot of much needed housecleaning to prepare for a week of overtime. It is amazing how much can be accomplished in a little bit of time. Even though I needed to keep my space in order, I was also able to help a friend organize and decorate her war room. Do you know what a war room is? When you go to Google a description of the movie “War Room” comes up. It explains it best. A war room is a place you go to do battle “on your knees” in prayer.

Matthew 6:5-6 says:

And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.

So, essentially, a war room is a room specifically designated for spiritual enrichment and prayer. We not only read our Bible’s in it, but lift up the needs of those on our prayer list. Many people make it an electronics free zone, but if your Bible is on your phone or laptop it is okay. We love to tape scriptures and prayer strategies in front of our eyes. Making our own bulletin boards and treasure/prayer maps.

The New American Standard Bible reads Zechariah 8:13 as saying:

It will come about that just as you were a curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so I will save you that you may become a blessing. Do not fear; let your hands be strong.

The Lord wants me blessed so that I might be a blessing. This is a great place to start. Blessed and strong in the Lord. Not afraid to step forward and be counted as a believer in Jesus Christ. When you find yourself searching for something and you feel lost, just ask the Holy Spirit for help. God only wants good things for us. He doesn’t want us feeling lost. He is not the author of confusion either. I know that the Holy Spirit has the answer. I also know that if I lack wisdom in any situation that I can ask the Lord and He will give me what I need to know to make it through the situation. This time it came from an excerpt from a Joel Olsteen sermon.

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