By Denise Joyce Williams
Recently, I was watching a documentary on television and in it they were illustrating patterns of male lions. One of the facts that I found profoundly interesting was that the lion has a unique way of making his presence known. Many of us know lions roar, but what I was unaware of is that they first point their face toward the ground. Initially, I thought that was pointless. How would the roar be heard? However when he roars, the ground reverberates the sound of his roar which carries it for miles. An animal within the lion’s perimeter is immediately alerted that the king of jungle is in their midst. I learned it is not just the sound of the roar alone that alerts the other animals. However it is the noise as well as the vibration of ground beneath them which makes them know to respect the powerful creature that is near.
In our ever changing world today everyone seems to be “standing up” for something. We can gain a glimpse of what is important to an individual from observing the causes they passionately support. People who’ve measured the pros and cons of supporting their cause are usually willing to be uncomfortable, submit to being jailed or in extreme cases martyred for their beliefs. They are determined, aggressive and steadfast in their convictions. Society advocates saving the whale, war protests, government rebellions or rallies for the downtrodden. No matter the issue, we look for purpose and many find what they believe to be their reason for living through supporting a cause. We find personal gratification in making an attempt to restore or repair a breach in society and God has embedded this desire into the recesses of our DNA. We were designed to minister to one another through nurturing interaction. We were created for relationship!
Our personal convictions guide us into the decision making processes, while provoking us to ponder “What is worth my ROAR?” We need to look at what we are doing in our lives that causes a massive impact. What are we doing in the body that causes a roar? What part of our salvation or faith filled works accomplishes the agenda that Jesus has commissioned? It is only that mandate that will cause a roar. It is His customized mission He’s prepared for you that will allow not only the noise, but a connection with the Lord. It is that assignment that will compel the enemy to acknowledge that the presence of God almighty rests in, on and around us which he should fear. We don’t make demons tremble because we say we are Christians, go to church, pay tithes, feed the hungry or take in the homeless. We coerce the devil to tremble through the ROAR God has given us! Power for us is found through the yoke breaking anointing that reconciles the lost back to Him.
We are truly the lion of Judah (Rev. 5:5), the lineage of King David. David was a warrior who had Judah’s roar. His praise was extreme, his worship pure and God made him a successful conqueror who overcame much adversity. Just as lions typically kill off threats to their pride (family); God allowed David to recover all that belonged to Israel and destroy any nation that would not respect their roar. The yoke breaking, miracle producing anointing that God has bestowed upon the body is our ROAR! It is what God has equipped us with in order to win souls. The enemy knows that he has no power against this pure, undefiled yet lethal anointing. We just have to count the cost and ROAR! Our God who goes before us into any cause, battle or territory will make our presence known so that those who oppose us are sure to feel defeat.
In this season, ask the Lord to help you find your ministry ROAR. Allow Him to cultivate you to a place of confidence so that you will, without hesitation offer your Roar in the body. When we all find our purpose and let God set the stage, our Roar will be felt and effective in any endeavor we pursue. We are not without the tools needed to overcome. The economic desperation of this current dispensation provides us with a unique opportunity to show the world Jehovah Jireh is omnipotent and powerful. He is our peace, our strong tower, our Judah, our ROAR. If you want to make an impact, find your divine purpose while experiencing a true sense of accomplishment. Gird up your loins and do whatever it takes to find your roar.
In closing I leave you with this: Man of God, Woman of God; I challenge you to seek the Lord without delay to FIND YOUR ROAR!
Dr. Denise Joyce Williams lives in Florida with her husband. Her articles have been featured in several magazines. Her latest book, “Chambers of the Believing Heart” was released by Publish America in June 2012. The book can be found: http://www.amazon.com.