When you think about a lion, what image comes to mind? Does the lion seem meek, mild, or mute? Does the lion seem worried about where food may come from? Does the lion anxiously wonder who his friends are and if they really like him?
Absolutely not! Lions fret over very little. They are powerful. They nap in the daytime, resting with ease. They aren’t fearful of what’s to come. They do not worry about their food source, or who is in their company. They are rooted and grounded in who they are. They know they have been created with boldness, and display their undaunted personality for all to see.
Proverbs 28 verse 1 says, “The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.”
I want the kind of faith and righteousness that a lion possesses. Unwavering, valiant, daring. I believe that God desires this for all of His children. He wants us to be so rested in Him, that we don’t worry ourselves over trivial pursuits.
My prayer is that my faith in Jesus should result in righteousness like a lion: valorous, contented, and secured in Him.
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Sarah Dohman is a nurse, kayak enthusiast, coffee addict, microbrew lover, globetrotter, adorer of friends and family. She has a weakness for donuts, runs in 5K races, and cannot get enough tea and books. She loves writing more than talking (and she talks a lot), can be seen at Target frequently, and is loving life in her thirties. She believes God has called her to this space to bring joy and encouragement through words to friends and family, near and far. You can find more from Sarah on her blog or on Instagram.