As many of you may know, at the end of the year I ask God for a vision or a scripture for the upcoming year. As I was praying about 2020, I wasn’t really getting anything. I felt like I was going through a spiritual drought or something. Maybe I couldn’t hear God. Maybe I wasn’t really giving Him my attention. And then all of a sudden, as I was about to drift off to sleep late on December 30th, 2019 after getting an hour of sleep here and there for the past three weeks, I hear the word “bold.” I wanted to cry. I was so exhausted and just wanted sleep! But I reached over, turn my light on and grabbed my Bible. Then the Lord starting putting more on my heart. I felt like the Lord was telling me to walk in a godly boldness.
The definition of bold is; (of a person, action, or idea) showing an ability to take risks; confident and courageous.
What God was putting on my heart was more than just an ability to show courage, though. I’ve spent the last few days thinking about this, praying about it and asking God to show me more about what this means. I’m a fairly bold person and I don’t usually struggle to speak my mind. But this was different. I felt lead to Proverbs 28:1 which says, “The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.”
Then I started doing a little research into lions. One of the very first things that popped up on a Google search was this – “Lions are highly territorial and occupy the same area for generations.” Something rose up in me when I read that! Lions take and occupy their territory for generations. We need to be doing the same with the territory that God has given us. We need to be going out and taking and occupying territory for God that will last for future generations. Then we need to train our child how to do the same. This was the boldness God was putting on my heart. A boldness to take His kingdom by force and not be afraid. This was a godly boldness backed by the power of God in me.
I started thinking about this all in the context of motherhood. I’ve said it before, and even have an Instagram Highlight about it. I believe there is something special about this generation being born and the enemy knows it, and is afraid of them. I see a fight like never before for our children. The enemy is waging war on them in every way possible – abortion, infertility, miscarriage, young babies/children dying randomly, etc. But it doesn’t stop there. If the enemy cannot get them before they reach childhood, he will try to get to them through culture. Never before have people been so completely confused about their identity. You can be whatever you feel like being. Your anatomy and biological facts don’t matter at all. People are actually starting to raise their children genderless. Completely ignoring their anatomy. There is a war and we need to win it. Together, we need to pray for another and be bold to declare what God says for our children. We need to come together to take territory for them that is being stolen out from under us. The lionesses of a pride join together to protect and care for the cubs. I see a need to do the same within the Body of Christ. We need to walk back and forth instilling fear into the heart of our enemy like a lion would protecting its territory. We need to bold look our enemy in the eye and let him know he cannot steal from us any longer. We need to stand up and stand our ground and put the enemy back in his place.
I’m excited to dig more into this and allow God to show me what it means to be bold as a lion throughout this year. I will be sharing what God shows me on the blog. 2020 will be a journey for me to become the bold and fearless woman God has created me to be. Be bold in my beliefs. Be bold in my declarations. Be bold in what I’m believing for. Be bold to take what’s mine in Christ. Be bold to believe for things I’ve let my flesh say will never happen. Be bold to believe for my children. Be bold to believe for my family to walk in supernatural health, prosperity, kindness, love and in His Spirit. Be bold to believe God and His Word even when it doesn’t look like it’s true.