How many of you remember this famous quote?
What makes a King out of a slave?
What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage
What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist or the dusky dusk?
What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage
What makes the Sphinx the 7th Wonder? Courage
What makes the dawn come up like THUNDER?! Courage
What makes the Hottentot so hot?
What puts the “ape” in ape-ricot?
Whatta they got that I ain’t got?
D, SC & TM: Courage
CL: You can say that again.
The Wizard Oz 1939
What makes the role of the cowardly lion funny is that we know him to be the king of the jungle.
Now we know that the movie was meer entertainment and fantasy. However, we can learn something from this movie if you look and listen for those small notes of wisdom that were sprinkled throughout the movie.
The lion had an ability to speak so this tells me that he had been told by someone that he was a coward. He had been told this so many times that he began to believe this himself. He forgot that he is king.
This also applies to us. We have listen to others tell us that we could not do; could not be; can’t this and can’t that.
However, the truth is GOD said that you are more than a conqueror. A conqueror is one who takes by force; a winner. This is impossible without courage.
GOD also said that we can do all things through CHRIST JESUS who strengthens us. It takes courage to go after and accomplish all the goals; dreams and visions that are in your heart. You need strength to do this because there are times when things will seem impossible so you need courage to continue.
We all need to be brave about something. Here is a scripture reference.
This is MY (GOD) Command-be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For The LORD your GOD is with you where ever you go. Joshua 1:9
Wow did you notice that GOD has commanded us to be strong and courageous. In other words Just Do It!
Don’t be afraid for I AM with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I AM your GOD. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with MY Victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10