Donna Collins Tinsley is a sister among you, a sojourner, who writes a word of hope for mothers who have been affected by the pain of addiction in their loved ones lives. She prays for them also through Somebody's Mother Online Prayer Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/119408188089314/.
She lives in Port Orange, FL and has been included in 17 book compilations, several magazines and online. She is a lover of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Monday, September 21, 2015
Another Profile of a War Room Warrior
Praying for families, today. It's all in the blog: We, at the Port Orange Winning Women Bible study called her Aunt Lora and the movie "The War Room" sent
me to the memory banks of my soul.
She warred in the spirit way before a movie such as the
War Room was ever thought of. She was a once illiterate woman but the
Lord Himself taught her the words of scripture and although she had no formal
education she could quote verses to set your heart on fire. She could teach, she
could preach and it was all by the Holy Spirit.
I had the privilege of washing her feet when she was
about 95 years old. Her walk in this world had been long and hard. She had lived
in the days of having no civil rights and many injustices. When the Lord sent
me, He gave me specific scriptures to read. We had a wonderful time of
fellowship, prayer and praise. She said to me when I came in, “Do whatever the
Lord told you to do, I know He sent you, girl.” This experience bonded us together in
a way that I would not have imagined. Now that she has passed on I will always
treasure the privilege I was given to minister to her.
Oh, how I would love to be with her one more time as the main
character in the movie so reminded me of her. Yes, go see The War Room, but
remember He is as near as a silent prayer for help. Anywhere, any
time. Don't miss this song by Steven Curtis Chapman and scenes from the movie:
Sometimes we forget that our Lord is still in the miracle
business. Sometime I forget that God still can come in at the last second and
redeem a situation, He wars for us. Broken and weak that we may be, He hears
our cry for help and relief, before and behind us, He goes before the Father when we fall on our
knees like a warrior.
I loved "The War Room" movie but my only concern is that now people think a
prayer closet is like a magic potion; if we have one, if we post pages of
prayers, that is the key to getting our answer, please remember the key is Jesus and what He did on the
cross for us. When we accept Him we have access to the very throne of God. He
Himself intercedes for us what an awesome thought. Praise His holy name, Jesus
is the key to the War Room and He has the key to my heart today and every day as
we pray and wait. Speak His name there is power in His name and plead the blood
of Jesus over every dark work of the enemy in your life.
Trust me, I know older women in the Lord who warred in their prayer closets
long before this movie and besides Aunt Lora, Anita Smith just took the word of
God serious when she read this verse, " But
thou, 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) She enters her closet every
morning and her prayers have helped many a mom press on. I honor her walk with
the Lord today.