Saturday, September 5, 2015

What's In Your Closet?

I believe everyone has seen the commercial by Capital One asking the question, “What’s in Your Wallet?”

 I like what one writer said about this ad, “It’s an interesting question. The stuff in our wallet represents financial security, purchase power, and prosperity. The question “What’s in your wallet?” is a clever way of planting doubt in our minds about whether or not we have the right stuff to get all the satisfaction we are looking for in life. It prompts us to wonder if we are getting all that we think we deserve. Is there more out there that we don’t yet have? Do we have what it takes to be successful? Of course, the intent of the ad campaign is to make us think that only this particular card will make us satisfied, secure, and significant. And if we don’t feel secure about having the right things in our wallet, perhaps we need to reevaluate its contents. But those who have traveled life’s road for a while will tell you that it’s not really the stuff in your wallet that finally brings the happiness you’re looking for.”

Also, by now most people of heard about the movie that was recently released “The War Room”. Apparently it has been quite successful and while I’ve only seen the trailer, I am looking forward to seeing it.

 Franklin Graham said this about the “War Room”, “It is about the power of prayer and one woman’s place where she goes to pray. She calls it her “War Room”. He goes on to say, “We are in a spiritual battle and I hope there will be thousands and thousands of war rooms across America with people praying for their families, lost souls and this nation.”

 I agree with Rev. Graham, we all need to have our own “War Rooms”! Christ, in Matthew said, “…when thou prayest, enter into thy closet and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.” Matthew 6:6 (KJV)

 Scripture also tells us, “But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul.” Deuteronomy 4:29 (NIV Bible)

 Read again the comments the writer said regarding the successful Capital One ad and answer the questions he asks but from a spiritual perspective.

And, here is my question, “What’s in Your Closet, do you have that private area where you can spend time alone with God, seeking Him in earnest?”

I pray that we each find our own “war room”, a closet or a private place to be alone and seek the Lord with all of our hearts! We need Him desperately in our nation! Please take time to heed His Word and “be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10

 God Bless and to Him alone belongs the glory!

 Ken

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