I am not the most organized person in this world. Although I do try and have been trying to get more organized to make life a little more simpler. Drinking my cup of coffee with some worship music in the mornings is what I look forward to. Waiting to hear from the Lord before everyone wakes up to see what He has planned for today, what word He gives me and what needs to change within me. When I first started getting up early in the mornings I would have a 70 page spiral notebook, those cheap .58 ones. But I felt it was so disorganized and wanted something that would help me find what I needed if I needed to reflect and look back on. Maybe your there too and want the same thing.
Having a War Binder was never on my mind. It never crossed my mind. I honestly never heard of a war binder until I saw the movie War Room. Gosh that movie is so inspirational and puts a fire in me each time I see it. I laugh so hard though when Mrs. Clara comes out. Reason behind that, well when we watched it one night my brother came over to see it too. He laughed and told me, “Your are just like Mrs. Clara shouting out to the Lord in your home, fighting the devil like your not scared but you remind me so much of her.” I gave him a look and thought to myself, “hmm I hope thats a good thing” (and laughed inside). But when I saw she had a battle plan strategy, she had verses lined out and prayers for each person for each occasion I wanted to do the same. I have a 1.5″ 3 ring binder that is also my war binder but I wanted something to take along with me in my purse to church or anywhere. This is where I ended up making the Websters Travelers Notebook as my war binder.
I love Hobby Lobby and Michaels. I can literally be in there all day if I could. This is where I found my war binder and using my coupon to save more on it, win win! I then grabbed me some inserts to add into the travelers notebook. Used my coupon on those too. Heck I’m all about saving when I can! Each insert is a section I divided to section up and write. For instance, when I first open the war binder it is my gratitude, praise and what he speaks.
I personally like to have it first to always be grateful thankful and praising for all He has done in my life. I like to look back on what He has pulled me through in times before. I once read Fervent and done the Armor of God bible study with Priscilla Shirer and I remembered the PRAY strategy she mentioned.
P – Praise
R – Repent
A – Ask
I somewhat setup my war binder this way. The next insert is the verses/scripture writing. Each scripture that I write has been spoken to me and means something to me within that season or that stood out to me that I need to dig deeper on. While the third insert is what I call the Prayer section. I write out all my prayers for my walk with the Lord, my heart, attitudes, my spouse, my children and prayers for my extended family and friends. I apply verses along with prayer, because when verses are applied to prayers your getting somewhere! Your getting your battle on! Praying scripture is powerful! If you haven’t tried it, I challenge you to do so, see how life changing it can be.
Don’t worry if you don’t pray that kind of way, there really is no right or wrong way to pray. God just wants you. He hears you and knows your heart. He knows what your thinking and about to say, just be YOU with our wonderful graceful loving father. I didn’t pray with scripture before until I had some serious battles going on two years ago. I wanted things to shift and change in a way that only God could do. The SuperNatural. Let me tell you real quick, doing that, praying scripture over those situations I faced and went through, I see now my prayers I had before and I see how he answered them. I see how He had changed me. Do you want a powerful prayer? A prayer that will shift things? Pray this, “Change Me Lord, not the circumstance but ME.” Thats what I call a dangerous powerful prayer but so so worth it.
Okay, so next is the fourth insert. I have a fifth (which is empty and being worked on) and I’m adding two more to this which I will post once I’m completely finished, but this is what I have so far. Its what I call the Bible Study & Soap section. When I do a bible study I want to write what I learn and what the Lord lays on my heart. The Soap method is for verses (see the photo of scripture). It is more of a deeper understanding in verses or when I do studies. Words that I need to dig deeper into, or understand what its saying. Of course, yours can be setup however you’d like to have it. This is what works best for me. Some add Sermon Notes, Journaling, Devotionals, Book Titles/Songs, Calendars…. Its all on your preference. The next insert ill be adding is one for songs that speaks to me but more for a “Answered Prayer” because He does answer prayers…I personally like to look back on what date I prayed, what I prayed for, and see how He answered…. it truly is joyful to look back on. The next insert will be for a deeper prayer life over my family because I pray over everything for them.
I sure hope this helps you and fires you up wanting to start a war binder and begin a battle plan. After all, we are at spiritual battles and its time to suit up and put on our Armor of God, Ephesians 6:10-20. How will you fight our battles? In fear or with scripture? With joy or with sorrow? Or with a battle plan, with your armor, with the war binder you are now rushing to the store to setup.
Feel free to email if you have any questions, I’d love to see how you setup yours.