I'm linking with Lisa Jo at The Gypsy Mama for her Five Minute Friday series. She encourages her readers to write for five minutes on a given topic, not worrying about editing, etc. Just write what comes into your mind. The word for today is:
One of the names for Jesus is the Lion of Judah.
Jesus knew the moments to “roar” (when he threw the moneychangers out of the Temple).
Jesus knew the moments to remain silent (in the face of abuse and false accusations).
I can’t help but think about the lions I have seen on the Discovery channel. I have seen great power unleashed when they roar to protect their own. Their power looks different, but is just as evident, when they sit in the hot sun of the savannah and quietly observe the terrain. That is the look of power under control.
Just this week I decided to make a one word New Year’s resolution. The word I chose was “courage.”
I would love to be able to roar, but because I struggle with fear and self-doubt, it feels like my voice is more of a “mew.”
My prayer and focus for this year will be to build courage.
It takes courage to roar.
It takes courage to remain quiet.
It takes wisdom to know which response is appropriate.
I will look to the Lion of Judah as my example, and find courage in Him.