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God Hears Your Prayers

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God isn’t tired of hearing your questions or problems. God hears your prayers, and He’s ready to answer.

“Lord, please help me to forgive.”

“Lord, please help my parents accept you as their Lord and Savior.”

“Lord, we need a car.”

“Lord, help me understand your will for my life.”

“Lord, deliver my friend from cigarette addiction.”

These are a few of the prayers I’ve prayed throughout the years. God answered some prayers instantly, and others took time. The longevity or brevity of our “wait” may vary, but God is at work behind the scenes. He is answering your prayers.

Perhaps, you’ve grown tired of waiting, or your faith seems feeble from unrelenting trials. Our imperfect faith will always move God’s heart because weak faith is not the absence of faith. God will move your mountains, but He also wants to move your heart. He wants to lavish unconditional grace and mercy–heart to heart.

MOVIE WITH A MESSAGE

Last weekend, my husband and I watched the newly released movie, War Room, a Kendrick Brothers Productions. You may remember a few of their films such as, Courageous, Fireproof, and Facing the Giants. These films inspire, challenge, and offer hope to humanity by creating imperfect characters that find perfect love and redemption in Jesus Christ.

War Room is a movie about the power of prayer. Priscilla Shirer of Going Beyond Ministries plays the role of Elizabeth, an affluent woman struggling to keep her marriage and family together. Tension unfolds as success, ambition, and unyielding characters endanger the family’s future. Elizabeth finds support from friends, with a cameo appearance from Beth Moore (my favorite Bible teacher), but life gets worse until an older woman teaches Elizabeth how to fight back—on her knees.

You must pray at all times as the Holy Spirit leads you to pray…

Ephesians 6:18 New Life Version

The movie reminds us not to fight one another but to use God’s strategy during times of spiritual warfare—scripture and prayer.

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SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOTES WAR ROOM

Filmmakers released this movie without using traditional Hollywood-style publicity. Instead, social media and church communities made this film a weekend success. The power of social media gave the film an $11 million dollar launch during its opening weekend—almost four times the production cost. Movie reviews at Breitbar.com and The Washington Post.com agree the outcome was surprising.

Social Media is a valuable tool for sharing our Christian faith but often undermined. Many argue that a relationship requires a face-to-face connection, but Christians enjoy a relationship with God without a face-to-face connection. It seems that the heart of every good relationship is communication. Social media offers a myriad of communication venues.

As we continue to promote Christian films, books, sermons, and blog posts, the Gospel of Jesus Christ can have an unprecedented global reach and impact innumerable lives.

GOD’S DELAYS ARE NOT GOD’S DENIALS

If you need to jumpstart your prayer life, I recommend War Room. Keep praying and waiting for answered prayers. Someone once said, God’s delays are not God’s denials. Remember, God will move your mountains, but He also wants to move your heart. God will never force you to give Him attention, love, or devotion—He waits, too. God desires your unconditional trust while He gives you His unconditional love.

POST YOUR MOVIE REVIEW

If you’ve seen the movie War Room, I’d love to hear your review. Post your thoughts in the comment box below.

COMING SEPT 15th 

If you’d like to learn how you, or your church, can use social media to reach more people with God’s Gospel Message consider my friend, Derek Ouellette. Derek is an expert resource, and he’ll be launching his new course on Sept 15th. You can find out more by clicking, here.

Have a blessed weekend.

Marisa Shadrick

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