Today we wrap a mini-series about mentoring through the hard things. Our first post talked about the importance of offering comfort and encouragement during difficult times, with the understanding that suffering is a part of living in a fallen world, and suffering well is a mark of our Christian faith. Part II mentally prepared us to take a stand against the schemes of Satan. In that post, we discussed the importance of knowing God, ourselves, and Satan. Today, we will discuss strategies and tactics for our spiritual battles.
Today’s post is a follow-up to last week’s publication about “Mentoring Through the Hard Things.” In that post, I acknowledged that life can sometimes be hard and in this world we will have trouble. Likewise, Christ has overcome the world, so we can have peace in the midst of our stormy lives. Let’s take this understanding a step further by exploring how we can persevere in our faith by taking a stand against the schemes of Satan, the evil one at work in the world.
Last weekend I took the opportunity to see the movie, “War Room.” It’s an independent film by Alex and Stephen Kendrick (also known as the “Kendrick Brothers”) and the same folks who did the movies, Fireproof (2008) and Courageous (2011). It’s an unapologetically Christian movie about a couple whose marriage is in trouble, and a wife who learns from a mentor the mighty power of prayer as an act of spiritual warfare.
The film surprised Hollywood by opening with $11 million in earnings, and a number two spot at the box office. With only a $3 million budget and a PG rating, this movie is sure to be another catalyst of encouraging wholesome entertainment on the big screen.