If the heart is the place where our thoughts, feelings, and will all converge, then the health of that heart is critical. It can either be filled with truth, love, and goodness or something else. Many times that something else is what causes relational brokenness and a weakened moral foundation. That something else is dangerous because it is alluring and subtle. It may begin with an angry thought, a feeling of entitlement, placing too high of an importance on something, or believing a lie. The damage builds and wears over time towards trouble. The heart is a battleground and the things that win its imagination will determine the quality of our relationships and lives. That means that every day not only us but our kids and spouses are faced with thoughts and voices that attempt to lead them in a perilous direction. The greatest threats to our families are the things we don’t see, sometimes until it is too late.
In a new movie called War Room coming on August 28th, the main character Elizabeth has a marriage growing in strife and a daughter feeling disenfranchised. In the midst of her family falling apart, she meets an older woman who asks her how much she prays for her husband and daughter. After Elizabeth reluctantly answers that it’s not that much, the older woman shows her a closet that she prays in called her “War Room.” It is the place she does battle for not only her heart but the hearts of her family. Here is Tony Dungy discussing the importance of prayer and an invitation to accept our 30 Day Prayer Challenge.
When you download the 30 Day Family Prayer Challenge you are automatically entered to win the War Room prize package – four tickets to the movie release on August 28th, 2015 and a $100 Visa gift card!
Huddle Up Question
Huddle up with your kids and ask, “What are things you would like to pray for about our family?”