Want to know a secret?

You are more powerful than you think you are and the devil knows it.

I just came back from watching “War Room” with my husband. Literally the best movie I’ve seen this summer besides one other summer hit. It was POWERFUL.

I won’t spoil the movie for you, but I will state the obvious; the movie is heavily focused on the power of prayer. War room is a place you go to wage war on the enemy and protect your family and heart, etc. through prayer.

The number one thing Satan wants you to do is STOP PRAYING. He wants you to give up and take matters into your own hands. Which honestly makes things worst 99% of the time. Trusting God requires some heavy loaded FAITH…..DAILY.

I always knew prayer helped me trust God and grow closer to him by depending on him to fix the circumstance. If I’m going to be honest with you like I aim to do I will tell you that I didn’t always utilize that power inside of me. I struggle at times with being very impatient. We know this from reading some of my past blogs lol. God is working on me in that area. What was happening was I would pray fervently about something that was on my heart and never give God TIME to work it out. I would get impatient and bring that concern up to whomever I was upset with at the time, or complain to my close girlfriends. Over and over and over and over again. Where was my faith?

Seeing the movie War Room renewed my mind tremendously. God is so good because all the little things that I have been praying for were confirmed through watching this movie. GOD CHANGES HEARTS, NOT US. And he does it on HIS timing. He will break the strongest man down, the most stubborn resistant heart, he will soften.That’s where the patience comes in. God loves us, so if we ask for things according to his will and its something that’s not against his character he will grant it to you in his own way.

Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart

Philippians 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;  and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus

I go to a women’s bible study here every Tuesday (answered prayer #1). These ladies have been so welcoming, loving and just overall amazing to me. God heard my cry for new relationships in a new big city. He brought me godly sisters in Christ. I had also been praying to God about some concerns with my family, relationships, marriage, etc. and God clearly spoke to me to go back to some ways I would fight in college. I would take an expo marker and write encouraging affirmations on my mirror to help encourage me to finish college, or overcome trials in my life. I am a first generation college student so times were hard for me a lot in college. I needed God to help me tremendously. I also had a prayer closet. I was prompted by God to make my closet in our current home {here in Maryland} a place of solitude, worship, journaling and most of all prayer. Mind you, this was ALL BEFORE I watched War room. God is so cool right?! I didn’t even know exactly what the movie was based on but I was so happy to receive that confirmation from God.

In this prayer closet, I have worshiped, complained to God, thanked God, strived to grow closer to God and  wage war on the enemy that comes to kill, steal and destroy. I do this because I REALLY believe in GODS power. One day I was fed up with God not answering a certain prayer fast enough for me, God led me to journal and read. During that time God showed me that throwing tantrums and being impatient was not going to help me or the situation. He showed me that only through trusting HIM, being content in HIM and changing my perspective would I find the power to see HIM at work. And believe me, it works! Now, I don’t get all out of sorts and emotions uncontrolled when things occur, OR when things I want don’t occur. I know that God has my back. If someone hurts me, I tell on them to God, because he fights my battles way better than me. He says he will repay. So that  means no worries right? RIGHT.

Romans 12:19 Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the LORD.

I believe in the impossible, I’ve seen people who I never thought would change, change. So I KNOW God is able to answer my prayers and request. Now I don’t let anything phase me. If people in my life decide to trip, I literally go to God. There’s not too much I can do anyway. I use wisdom and when I feel led to confront something with someone I do, and then I leave the rest up to GOD. No stress, no losing sleep.

The enemy doesn’t want you to know about this power, or to utilize it because its like shooting a gun into his head every time. It defeats him every time. The stronger you become in prayer, the more the enemy will realize you aren’t some weak lukewarm Christian. All the strategies he has been using to try to destroy you and your family, will become obvious and you will change for the better in the process.

Knowing the enemies tactics will cause you to develop a great strategy to fight against him. If your spouse is not being who God called them to be, not loving you or making you feel loved, tell God on them and love them and show them grace regardless. GOD WILL CONVICT THEM and CHANGE THEIR HEARTS in HIS timing. If your family is in turmoil and financial crisis, GOD will provide for them and give you and them peace in the midst of chaos. If there are family members who have issues that you are concerned about take them to Christ and watch him work things out overtime. There is BALANCE here, God doesn’t want us to sit back and not say things to these people, but my point is once we say something and change BARELY occurs, patience, trust and war in prayer is your next step. People can try you all they want, but they cant try GOD. He has the power through his word to divide soul and spirit, they stand NO chance to his power. Watch how much peace you develop when you figure out this secret.

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

I remember I would get all stressed out when someone I cared about in my life would say rude things, insensitive things to aggravate or hurt me. I felt so defeated and insecure because of words spoken. NOW, I KNOW who I am in Christ, whether they like it or not, I’m confident in who HE made me to be. Furthermore, I also KNOW God will fight for me. Growing up without my father in my life caused me to feel that I had no one to fight for me, to protect me. When guys were rude and jerk like to me I would feel who can I go tell on them too? Who would defend me? Yes I had an older brother who played that role for me, but now that I know Christ I have a clear understanding that he is THAT for me. He will soften the heart of the person with the most pride.

RELIEF RIGHT? This secret has been hidden under a rock seems like. People are all stressed out taking matters  into their own hands, frustrated, no joy. This is a result of not putting this secret of PRAYER into practice.

SOLUTION: PRAY MORE & OFTEN! Journal, write down prayers, spend time talking to God and be patient while WAITING. Find somewhere in your home to become a place of solitude with you and God, a war room, and watch God start to work on your behalf! 🙂




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Katondra Dunn

Katondra is a southern girl originally from South Florida. She currently resides in Maryland with her husband and son. She loves Jesus, fitness, good food and new adventures. Her motto is "Do all things with love!"

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