So Jesus explained, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself, He does only what He sees the Father doing, whatever the father does, the Son also does

John 5:19

A while ago while reading the book “The Spirit of Leadership” by Dr. Myles Munroe, I came across an analogy of a shepherd who found a stray lion cub and raised it alongside with his flock of sheep. The young cub grew up among the flock and indeed behaved like a sheep because his thought pattern has been configured by association, then one day while grazing at the river bank and drinking from the river, a wild beast appeared from the thick jungle opposite the river, the frightened herd together with lion hurriedly run into their pen to seek protection. A few days after the incident the young lion went down to the river to drink. As he bent over the water, he suddenly panicked and ran wildly toward the farmhouse for safety. The sheep stood still, shocked and astonished as to why the Lion had run. After a while, the Lion returned to the flock and then to the water to drink, once more, he saw the beast and froze in panic. It was his own reflection. While still in this dilemma the beast from the other day returned, and while the herd ran, the Lion stood in shock. A direct encounter between the beast and the lion, made the lion realize that indeed they were the same breed and were capable of the same abilities, the Lion soon came to terms with his real identity and moved in his found reality.

   This intriguing story presents the reader with insight into the present-day reality of the believer’s consciousness. Overtime, we have been provided with facts that We are all created in the image and likeness of God. Additionally, we have all been made to see that “for as many that have received him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John 1:12). Many believers today have come to terms with the fact that the life of God dwells in them, but the irony is that not as many live in the reality of this God-life. Many are like the Lion in this story whose mindset have been configured by association and are yet to live above the status-quo and the limitation of the physical world. Many are still confined by the fictional impossibilities of this natural world that they fail to invoke the spirit of infinite possibilities dwelling in them. This morning’s devotional is a call to innate reflection. The bible records of God’s beloved son and the supernatural lifestyle He lived on earth, although he lived as man but He was not in anyway restricted by the limitations of this world. 

Some believers prefer to believe their neighbor and the society over the word, they spend time meditating over the news and economic report over spending time meditating on the word. A lion can live as a sheep, but the day he discovers his true ability and potential, He is opened up to a new world of possibilities; everything changes and life for him takes a new turn, because ones He was blind, but now, He sees! 

   Dear believer, open your eyes to the reflection before you, stop holding on to the report of this world. Stop trying to conform to the label this world has attached to you, and start seeing yourself as that which the word of God has called you. Hold steadfastly on the word. Live and act on the word. Let the word shape the trajectory of your life. Let the word define your course. Stop hiding under the disguise; you’re not a sheep, you’re a lion. Roar!

Further reading: Ephesians 2: 1-7, 

DECLARATION: My mind is reformed by the word; I live in the reality of my new found nature in Christ Jesus. I no longer answer to the derogatory remarks and labels this world as attached to my person. I see myself as God sees me, and regard myself as such. I make bold to proclaim that I am the perfect image of God on earth, I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. Hallelujah.



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      I live by the word. I am what the word says I am. Situations and circumstances don’t define me. The word does. Though I am in this world, I am not of this world. Glorrryy

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