You might be thinking I am talking about the ‘other room”.
Well as important as that room is, I feel this room is more important than it.
It may not even be a physical room for all I care.
Am talking about the ‘War Room”.
A place where you engage the enemy of your life and marriage in warfare.
This warfare is done on your knees in prayers.
Any married couple that do not know how to take his/her issues to God in prayer is wasting time.
Marriage is not just physical with some romantic flavour.
Marriage is highly spiritual and should be treated as such.
To keep your home joyful and happy takes some spiritual efforts and activities.
The prayer room or war room must be kept active and alive.
Some people are married and there is no activity what so ever in that room.
I told us yesterday during the devotional I wrote that bible tells us “we are in a wrestling and the wrestling is with unseen forces”.
Eph 6:12 (AMP)For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.
The ‘war room’, a Christian movie depicts this concept of doing battle so well.
The war room of any christian should be kept active everyday.
Some people believe it is the wife’s job to do warfare while the husband just look on.
Pray about all things rather than sulk or try to handle things in your own strength and power.
Form a prayer and a praying habit.
Some people wait till things get out of hands before they start to pray.
They see prayer as an extra tyre.
This is wrong. Some see prayer as mere religion, this is also wrong.
Prayer is simply talking to God and listening to Him.
The listening part is what most of us may need to work on.
If we talk to God about an issue, He wants to talk back to us about it.
Some prayers need us to be persistent.
Eph 6:18 (MSG)
In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.
We are in an on going war fare.
Whether you like it or yes, whether you are aware of it or not.
Prayers are very essential, like a Yoruba adage put it, ‘WHAT IS GOOD NEEDS PRAYERS AND THAT WHICH IS NOT SO GOOD ALSO NEEDS PRAYERS.’
I strongly believe and want to recommend the prayer of agreement between husbands and wives.
I believe this is the most powerful and effective prayer provided you are both in unity.
Prayer of agreement on issues that pertain to finances, project, the children, the marriage and all, should be handled in agreement.
The beauty of it all is that God promised to answer our prayers.
As believers, let’s focus our energy more on prayers.
Pray about the big issues as well as the small and not so big issues.
May God teach our hands for war and our fingers for battle in Jesus name.
God bless your marriage.
Confession of the day
I take every thing to God in prayer.
Prayer for the day
God teach my hands for war and my fingers for battle in Jesus name.
Thought of the day
Pray at all times
Start taking every thing to God in prayers
Sophia Bolanle Okunowo pastors alongside her husband at Shouts Of Grace Center in Ibadan. She is an administrator with a Health Provider company. She desires to see marriages blessed and fulfilling it’s purpose.