In 1940 with Germany raining down bombs on London, Winston Churchill and his cabinet lived in their cabinet war room. The White House Situation room provides the same security to our President today. In such war rooms, battles are won or lost.
Christians need a war room of the soul. A place and time where we begin each day with the Lord. Lamentations 3:23 informs us the His mercies are new every morning. We approach a busy day and think “I’ll catch up with God later.” Usually the later meeting never happens. We think “I’ll be sure to check in with God tomorrow.” But tomorrow doesn’t exist. Each day requires a fresh filling.
Dwight Moody preached to over 100 million people. His passion for the lost was legendary. He was considered the godliest man in America. Yet, Moody often said of his own soul, “I am a leaky bucket and need to be refilled every day.” If he needed to do this, so do you and I.
On one of my trips to Israel we stopped at the valley of Elah, where David killed Goliath. Of course I had to pick up a rock from the brook to commemorate the stone that David used to defeat the giant. It is a reminder of what God is able to do with the Goliaths, the overwhelming odds, we face. But my favorite office trinket is a wood carving I picked up in Tahiti of a man curled up in prayer. This is the true way our battles are won.
As I read through the scriptures, it is amazing to see how God cares for and protects His people. The cloud that separated the Israelites from the Egyptians. Or the way hornets are released on the Amorites so that people did not have to use either sword or bow (Joshua 24:12). Another time God send hail stones from heaven (Joshua 10:11) on the enemies of Israel. Another time when God was protecting David from Absalom’s attack, the forest devoured more of David’s enemies than David’s soldiers did (2 Samuel 18:8).
However, it gets even more personal for you and me. In John 10: 28-29 Jesus says, “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, no one will snatch them out of My hands. My Father who has given them to Me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of My Father’s hand.”
Let’s meet in our faith war room with the One committed to our lives and ask His Spirit to be our spiritual GPS, directing our path.