My Favorite Book of 2015



Last week, I promised that I’d tell you about my #1 favorite book of 2015. The reason that it stands out for me a little bit more than the other truly amazing books that I already mentioned is because it tackles something that I am deplorably bad at doing.  Something I should be great at, but really have not a clue about. Are you ready?

Prayer.

Did you go see The War Room when it came out this fall?  I absolutely loved it, yet the idea of becoming a might prayer warrior intimidated me.  I mean, how does an ordinary girl like me even start to develop a strategic plan against satanic powers when I’m pretty much fully occupied 24/7 with staying ahead trying to keep up with 3 sweet and spirited children, the piles of mountains of laundry and dishes and meals?

I’m not even done reading the book, and it’s already changing me in a seriously good way.

When it brings such clarity into disagreements that I can step back and say, This person looks like the enemy, and feels like the enemy…but I KNOW that they’re not the enemy…it changes everything.

When I can look at someone who has hurt me deeply and see the chains that bind them to the point that it brings me to tears on their behalf…yeah, lifechanging.

So, my big question was, where do I set up my war room?

‘Cause, you know, pretty much every place in the house is overrun by those sweet and spirited children I mentioned earlier.  And while I love ’em, they do something to my focus (as in, re-focus me.  On them.  Which is great, but not when I’m seriously, specifically, and strategically storming the gates of hell.)

So, I came up with a solution.  The one time in which they never intrude.

Yep, my work out.

It’s not the ideal solution, and I’m hopeful that some day I can set up a corner of the master bedroom for my prayer closet, but for now it’ll get the job done.

How do you get serious about prayer?  Any tips or ideas?  I’d love to hear from you!

 


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2 comments

  1. Jan says:

    I absolutely loved it, yet the idea of becoming a might prayer warrior intimidated me. I mean, how does an ordinary girl like me even start to develop a strategic plan against satanic powers when I’m pretty much fully occupied 24/7 . . . . Kelly, that is exactly how you start. . .You express this desire to God and HE WILL get you started AND the enemy of our souls will keep telling you and trying to show you why you/we can’t do this. You keep on going as you are. . .GOD WILL see you through!!!!!!!! LOVE YOU!!

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