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War Binder by Angela Garcia

Consider keeping a war binder!

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. ( Philippians 4:6 NIV)

Have you ever heard the term ‘war binder’? If not, that is OK. How did the term come about? Most likely, the phrase was inspired by the movie The War Room (if you have not seen it, I highly recommend it), where Ms. Clara guides a struggling wife to create her own “war room”; as a place to pray, reflect on Scripture and give thanks.

You can find tons of ideas on social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.

If you don’t have a spare room or a space to create your “war room,” this is where a binder or a notebook comes in handy. 

What do I need to create one? Anything where you can write and can put tabs or dividers. 

What is in it? Whatever you want.

You can keep it as simple as you want or decorate it if you are a creative person.

If you decide to embark on this journey, keep it as simple as possible; you do not have to spend tons of money buying supplies. Don’t get caught up more on the buying.

What Supplies Do I need?

The beauty of a war binder is that it is truly customizable to your needs. You can start with three sections, for example, prayer, gratitude, and inspiration. Once you have made progress, you can add more tabs with different names. For example, notes, Bible study, personal growth, reflection… These are a few examples.

Another beauty of the war binder is to go back and see how God has answered your prayers or how much you have grown spiritually. Would you embark on this journey? I hope so.

Remember, anything that we do to be in God’s presence counts. I do Bible Journaling, and that’s how I spend my time with God. Some days I spend more time decorating or coloring my Bible than studying, which is perfectly OK because, for me it is a way to praise and spend time with God.

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