The roaring lullaby

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Last weekend I had the opportunity to visit some white lions. I was so close I never had to zoom my camera in. Isn’t he beautiful? He was so enamoured with his lady love, he spent his time grooming her until finally falling asleep with his arm around her. It was too sweet!

While I was watching him groom her, he was letting off slight roars, which sounded more of a rumble. Lions don’t purr, they only roar. But it is the most captivating, beautiful sound in the world. It was the first time I could hear a soft roar so up close. I could feel it go right through my body and eventually I felt myself slipping into a daze, it was like a lullaby.

The purpose of a lion’s roar is to transfix and actually paralyse its prey, which is why they roar just before they attack. A lion’s roar is so forceful that it is enough to raise a cloud of dust, and can be heard 5 miles / 8 kilometres away!

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour: resist him, steadfast in the faith..” 1 Peter 5:8-9

Have you ever been confronted with a situation that is either so scary or disappointing or tragic that it leaves you paralysed with fear? So much so that you can’t even bring yourself to pray? I had the worst day on Friday – I had to enforce an incredibly hard decision which was the Lord’s, completely opposite to what I wanted, plus I got some bad news. The Lord gave me something on a silver platter and I’m now being told it will possibly be taken away. So I’m numb, filled with all sorts of daunting and disappointed feelings.

So there’s a deafening roar in my ears right now. Regarding my current situation, my spirit shouts, “Blessed be the name of the Lord, a new challenge awaits you in the kingdom!” But my flesh is shouting, “What stupid nonsense is this?!” A definite war between the two.

I know if I don’t stunt his paralyzing purrs with the Word of God, I will stay in this moment of perceived defeat and will not be able to grab onto the next adventure He is about to take me on. Only when I resist that roaring lion in my faith will I be able to have strength to stand up on my Rock; who’s roar is like the sound of many waters (Ezekiel 43:2) and will drown out all those spellbinding meows.
Now if I could just open my mouth and let out a little roar of my own…

29 thoughts on “The roaring lullaby

  1. amphomma

    Great pictures and experience! Wow! Yes, I’ve heard the roar in my mind and have found rest and peace in the love of Christ. I pray for you to find the same in your current situation. His love never fails.

  2. Sharon Natsarim

    Hey sister! That is what the body of Christ is for…alone we whimper but together in Him we rooooooooaar!!!! Amen? I stand with you against the firey darts of our enemy and declare that peace and understanding is yours by right now. No weapon formed against us shall prosper and when we resist the devil he flees. We cast you out Satan and all your little demons with you and we COMMAND you all to go directly to Jesus to do as He see’s fit with you and you will harm NO ONE on your way! Its Jesus who commands you through us and you MUST obey! GO NOW in Jesus name. Amen!

    Amazing pics sister! were they caged? How did you ever get so close? Just awesome! God bless you and protect you always.

    1. kingintraining Post author

      Amen Sharon! That was one mighty roar! Thank you, it put a smile on my face! 🙂
      Yes this is at a sanctuary game reserve for white lions- they were right next to the fence that if I put my finger in I would’ve touched them! (So many Asian tourists come here and climb out the car during a safari to take a photo when they are strictly forbidden to and then get eaten :-S)
      He was really tired and I could see he wanted me to leave so I let him be. He was very handsome 🙂 ❤
      Have a blessed day xx

      1. Sharon Natsarim

        Lol…I love lions…of all the cats they are my favorite!!! And white lions to boot!!! Amazing. Yes he is a handsome young man isn’t he?…lol. She got herself quite a catch although she is a beauty too:) God bless sister!

  3. biplymale

    Beautifull pictures, my daughters saw them and thought they were “so cute!” I have heard that roar as well at times, and still I know it is a distraction to draw me out and away from trusting steadfast in the Lord. Praying for peace and the wisdom and guidance of the Lord to bring you on into your next adventure!

  4. Tony

    Then Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother, and came as far as the vineyards of Timnah; and behold, a young lion came roaring toward him. The Spirit of the LORD came upon him mightily, so that he tore him as one tears a young goat though he had nothing in his hand; but he did not tell his father or mother what he had done.
    (Jdg 14:5-6)

    When the lion roars is when the anointing falls.

  5. msinop1

    But my flesh is shouting, “What stupid nonsense is this?!” A definite war between the two. This is so MEEE! lol….. I pray that you are released into God’s grace even before you get a chance to read this message. I think as believer’s we are in a tough season, I see it and feel it everywhere in the Body of Christ. I choose to believe HE is refining us in the fire, but only for a moment and we will come out of that fire stronger ❤ You are a blessing my friend! xoxo

    1. kingintraining Post author

      Hehe 🙂 Just today I was presented with a “solution” to this problem by what I’m convinced was disguised as an angel of light-if I took it up I would’ve been reacting in fear and not the Lord’s leading! Thanks so much for the encouragement- when I think of what’s coming in the tribulation this is nothing compared!

  6. Deborah

    I’m a bit late because my internet was disconnected, but fantastic post. You are some photographer! I fell in love with white lions when I bought a book in South Africa called ‘The White Lions of Timbavati.’ It is about two little white lions that were born to a golden lion in one of the reserves. Are you in Kruger?


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