I am so INSPIRITED that I got to have a War Room viewing Party!
I decided that I use the word “excited” way too often, so I came up with a new phrase, “I am so Inspirited…!” Maybe it will become the new craze. Then I can say that I was ahead of the curve on one.
I shared in my last blog, War Room Party Plans – Shhhh! Confidential, that I love to surprise people. Well the ladies in my Bible Study group and a few others were very surprised! Before they even got in the door, the surprises started. I had covered the doorbell with a special note: “God wants YOU for His Army” says Uncle Sam. “Enlist now! Recruitment office here! Take dog tag and enter to enlist.” At the bottom of the page, I taped a bag of store bought dog tag party favors. And then I unlocked the door so my guests would be able to come on in while I got some other surprises ready.
I found several ideas on-line from others who have had War Room Viewing parties, but I wanted a little bit more than they did. So I made some little army man Bible verse cards as a little reminder for each woman to take with them. I arranged them on the table with a Jesus Army sheet that I also found on-line which I printed and colored. Funny thing is that I had no idea it had a puzzle back ground when I printed it. When I started to color it, I noticed the lines which really cemented to me that it was supposed to be used since quite a few of us enjoy putting puzzles together. It helped my to remind the ladies that we are all pieces of the puzzle and we are all needed to make up His Army.
I had also added some paint color swatches with a sign that read, “Praying in color” for our prayer time. Each lady was encouraged to take a swatch and write down the prayer needs of the other ladies in the room. It was a sweet time after the movie was over.
In the kitchen, I had Camouflage plates and napkins. Plus I made each lady a camo color gingerbread “War Room” (I was encouraged not to call them “mini war houses” because I drawl out the “war” too much. I told the ladies the dilemma and they got a good laugh.)
Before the party started, I looked at the dog tags which say, “Name _________” and “Rank _________”. It wasn’t until the movie was over, that I really got the impression from God that I needed to encourage each lady to add their name and then ask God what is their “rank” in His Army. We all have a part and each “Rank” plays a different role. We are all called to be part of the battle.
Today I want to encourage anyone who has not taken up their place in the Lord’s Army to take that step today. Watch the War Room (or host a War Room viewing party) for further encouragement. And then, ask God what your rank is in His Army and what role He has for you to play. Please share with me how you were encouraged.