I had seen the movie War Room before, however, I decided to watch it again with my church as we showed it during a “Movie Night”. We had popcorn, soft drinks and just plain fun. Of course we had the discussion as we worked in the kitchen of offering “soda vs coke” which led to the “would you like a coke? Great, what kind” conversation because I am a true Texan in that regard. 🙂
All joking aside, this movie really makes you stop and think about how serious you are with prayer in your life. I first began thinking about where my passion lies. Is my drop in passion because I’m not supposed to be doing it anymore? Is it because I’m tired? Could it possibly be because I’m doing just what I should be doing – and doing it well, which makes the enemy shutter? I was reminded of the story in 2 Kings 6:1-7 where the guy was doing just what he should be doing but the head of his ax (borrowed ax) fell into the water. He was doing just what he should be doing but encountered an obstacle. He had to approach someone to get it back – not just any someone. It took one of God’s chosen to help him get it back, through a miracle. That’s just what we should do too. We shouldn’t do a lot of worrying or running around chasing futile actions or wait on any ol’ somebody to do it for us. We should take it to God so He can get it back for us. Trust it to God. Trusting starts with obedience. That’s what I call the rubber hitting the road. Getting on your knees and start praying. Praying like you mean it. Praying expecting God to handle it. Do you remember that fire you had for God when you first accepted Him as your Savior? If you want that back, approach God. If you accepted Jesus as your Savior and never felt the “on fire for God” feeling, approach God.
Ezek 36:26 says this – And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
If you feel you’ve lost your passion for God, take time today to get away from all the distractions. Go somewhere quiet, get on your knees, and begin an honest conversation with God. Tell God how you feel. He’s a big God. He can handle hearing whatever you say. He’s a compassionate God. He will prove faithful to you. Ask Him to deliver to you what His Word promises in Ezek 36:26. Then begin to listen to Him. Trust Him. Follow Him. Be obedient to His direction in your life.