Follow The Untamed Lion

1 Then the whole community began weeping aloud, and they cried all night. Their voices rose in a great chorus of protest against Moses and Aaron. “If only we had died in Egypt, or even here in the wilderness!” they complained. “Why is the Lord taking us to this country only to have us die in battle? Our wives and our little ones will be carried off as plunder! Wouldn’t it be better for us to return to Egypt?” Then they plotted among themselves, “Let’s choose a new leader and go back to Egypt!” ~ Numbers 14:1-4NLT

In one of the last scenes of the movie Narnia defines Jesus as good but not a tame lion. Our God isn’t tame. He’s the roaring Lion of the Tribe of Judah. He’s the God who got off of His Throne and died for His children. His plan for His own life wasn’t tame, so why would His plans for ours be any different?

This is where we get confused. We believe because God is good, only good things will happen when we follow Him; we forget that the ruler of this world is wicked and there is no good in him. Therefore the plans God has for us are good, but they aren’t tame. They’re filled with battles and wars that we have to fight for our souls and the souls of our loved ones.

This is where fear kicks in. Fear is the opposite of faith and love. And without faith and love, we can’t be with God. So, fear will show you the battle before us and the battle behind us so that we don’t see the lion that is with us. It’s easy for us to feel alone and scared when we have an army standing against us as a giant yells at us, but if we stop and remember the lion standing right next to us, fear wouldn’t have any hold on us. This is what the Israelites forgot. They just left Egypt and saw the mighty hand of God, yet they only saw the Nephilim in the Promised Land. Fear gripped them, and they forgot the God whom they served. They forgot their promise.

We each have a promise from God. This promise doesn’t mean we don’t have to fight the enemy. It doesn’t mean it’ll just happen overnight. Having a promise is our insurance from God that if we step forward to fight, He will do all the heavy lifting. He will clear the way for us because He goes before us. We need only have faith in Him and fight. When we stand, fear will laugh at us and mock us. Fear will tell us lies and try to deceive us, but it will go quiet when the lion roars. So stand strong and have faith. It’s not too late to go to war.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Follow The Untamed Lion.

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