Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16
I was in the midst of hundreds of Spirit filled ladies at a weekend conference and the atmosphere was explosive. God was supplying miraculous answers to the hundreds of petitions being laid at His feet.
The service came to a conclusion and many lingered at the altar in the presence of the King. But when we finally left, our spirits were revived.
Early the next morning, I woke up with an intense yearning to pray. However, I was in a room full of sleeping ladies. I tried to pray quietly, until the Lord led me to this scripture in Proverbs 28:1:
The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion. (emphasis added)
Talk about turning up the volume on prayer to boldly proclaim the promises of God. My heart filled with worship and my voice could not contain it!
The Lord granted me permission to be bold as a lion – bold in my prayers, bold in my love for others, bold in reaching the lost, bold in my praise and worship – bold, bold, bold!
What does it mean to be bold as a lion? I did a little research on lions and found some interesting facts that can be paralleled to living for God.
Lions are strong and courageous and we as Christians are to have this attitude as well:
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. Joshua 1:9
The sound of a lion’s roar can be thunderous. Let our “roar” be a triumphant shout:
O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph. Psalm 47:1
A lion’s roar stirs up fear. Our fearless trust in the Lord makes even the demons tremble:
Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. James 2:19
Thankfully, my sisters in the Lord began to stir from their slumber and join me in prayer.
Faith filled the room as we reverently approached the throne of grace, bold as a lion!