Don't thank me thank God. He's the One that gave me this topic for discussion. He knows what we need…
After watching the movie War Room it occurred to me that my War Room had changed through the years. Before we moved out of our old house it was in our walk-in closet or the sunroom. Then after we moved from there it was wherever I could find a place to pray. Now it’s back in our walk-in closet upon a trunk on which I pray or my office chair. The point is we all need a place to do warfare with the enemy by staying in focused prayer. Sometimes you might get a text message asking you to pray and you’re not at home but in your car—so, you just have to pull over somewhere and start praying or can pray right where you are.
I remember while working at a call center I would have to go outside in the solitude of God’s nature and either pray at a picnic table or while walking. Where is your place of solitude? A place where you can go that quiets your thoughts and allows you to commune with God? So that you can be strengthened in the battle against the works of the enemy. The scriptures teach us that In these days he went into the hills to pray; and all night he continued in prayer to God. (Luke 6:12) There are several places in scripture where we find that Jesus went away to pray…
- After the multiplication of loaves—Mark 6:46: And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray.
- Immediately before choosing his twelve apostles—Luke 6:12: In these days he went into the hills to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God.
- Before Peter’s profession of faith that Jesus is the Christ—Luke 9:18: Now it happened that as he was praying alone the disciples were with him; and he asked them, “Who do the people say that I am?”
- Immediately before the Transfiguration—Luke 9:28: Now about eight days after these sayings he took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray.
- Before teaching the Our Father—Luke 11:1: He was praying in a certain place, and when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.”
- Before the crucifixion in the Garden of Gethsemane—Matthew 26:36-45; Mark 14:32-41; Luke 22:39-46.
Then from His personal prayer experiences Jesus teaches His disciples on this wise…“And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. (Matthew 6:5-6)
This teaching really drives home the scripture…”He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” (Psalm 91:1-2 NKJV)
As Jesus did, so should we find our place of solitude to commune with the Father. The place of solitude can and will fortify your prayer life. You see how it strengthened our LORD. This is our place of sustenance as we walk the path ordained for our footsteps. This is where we do warfare and get the victory. If we are to fall—let us fall on our knees in our secret place with the Most High for He hears our prayers and protects us beneath the shadow of His wings!
May the Blessings of the LORD be with you today and always. Thank you for your continued readership and support. Until next week…Blessings and Peace!
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I love that analogy ….. a war room! And that is what it is. Asking God to help us in our battles.
Mine is where I might be ….. the garage, basement, in the car, pulled along the side of the road. Even in the middle on the garden. God is everywhere, all the time!
My dear friend. I am so glad you liked this post. And you are so right. Asking God for His help when we are battling the enemy is one of the things prayer does. Amen—He is everywhere at all times! Thank you for stopping by. Have a blessed week. Blessings and Peace!
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I have a war room, too! For a while I was praying on the elliptical machine, but since having surgery on my foot, I’ve been returned to my closet with the coffee table and candles that cast a shadow of the little menorah against the wall, right under the cross that hangs there with the Lord’s Prayer engraved on it. On the table is a scrap of paper with the reminder, “The secret to praying is praying in secret.”
(… I guess it’s not a secret now. )
Seeking Divine you are soooo blessed! Thank you for stopping by. Blessings and Peace!
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Beautiful, c.f.! Thanks for the solitude!
Thank God! He gave that to me Sunday morning—that’s when I wrote it. He truly is a blessing to His people. Thanks for stopping by. Be and stay blessed.
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You can call me Annie, and yes, I am! My blog tells a lot of true stories about God’s blessings coming from unexpected places. 🙂 You’re welcome to stop by any time. 😉 ❤
Annie I do stop by your website from time to time. It is a blessing to me.