I do not know to much about lions to be honest, but I have heard them called the king of the jungle. Or maybe that is just because I am thinking of the movie the Lion King.
One thing I know… if a lion is running after me in a field, I am RUNNING. They are the big dogs. Or shall I say the Big cats.
Every year I ask God to give me a word to guide that year. It is different every year which word God gives me, and I remember in 2011 it was the word Bold.
That year truthfully ended up being a tough year, and I was pretty ready to get a new word and a new year.
I was continually placed in situations where I needed bold faith, bold belief in God to be who He promised He was.
I was placed in situations where, the girl who HATES conflict (like will do anything to avoid it) was shoved into some big conflicts.. which centered around me. In the midst of the enemy trying to use those situations, I had to learn to be bold.
Not the kind of boldness that is brash and makes people not want to be around you because you think you are always right.
But the kind of boldness that stood for who I was in Christ and stood up for truth bravely (or maybe not so bravely).
The kind of bold prayers for desperate miracles. (this was the year of my Dad’s first cancer diagnosis)
The kind of boldly going to the throne of grace with confidence.
1 Peter 5:8 tells us that the devil prowls around like a roaring lion seeking someone to destroy.
But what if I am as a bold as lion back at him. Bold because of Jesus and that He lives inside of me.
Bold because He has declared me righteous because of the righteousness of Christ Jesus.
Not fleeing from the enemy but fighting Satan and his lies with truth.
Bold as a lion.