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I was mowing my yard today, listening to music, when one of my favorite songs came on: Mr. Jones. One of my favorite lyrics in the song is “I wanna be a lion. Yeah, everybody wants to pass as cats.”
I’ve always wanted to be a start and do things, until I really started following Jesus. It’s not about be being a star, but letting Jesus be the star. We can chose to be Lion’s for Christ and not cats.
Lions are proud, noble, ferocious when needed, and care deeply about their pride. Imagine if we were all Lions for Christ. Loving our brothers and sisters, being unashamedly Christian, helping those who need it, and always pointing towards Jesus. That is the world I want to see.
Jesus is the Lion of Judah. How powerful would it be if we were his lion cubs learning from him? Lions are proud, mighty, lack no good thing (when following God), and are righteous. I want to be that Lion.
But how do we do that? It’s not about roaring scripture or striking down weak prey? It’s not about being right or being the strongest of the Pride. Jesus showed us the example. Learn his word. Share his word. Eat with sinners. Open your heart to those in need. Be willing to fight when needed but love always. Yes, even Jesus was angry when he saw those desecrating his father’s house.
If we want to be a Lion of Christ, we need to have our actions speak louder than our words and Christ’s words through our actions.
I’m excited to roar. Are you?
The first part to becoming a lion is being in a Pride where you can learn from others, grow in faith, and nurture family. Do you have such a place? If not, reach out, I can go you find one. And that place isn’t necessarily a church. It can be a community of people working together to share the love and forgiveness of Jesus.
Father God, hear our roars as we transform from hearers of the word that doers. Let us be Lion willing to battle when needed but always open to love, respect one another, and help. You are God and have commanded us to be baptised and make disciples of all nations. Help us to be the best disciple we can do we can reach others and bring them home. In your name, Amen.