When the Clouds Steal Our Zeal

I’m rooting for sunny spring to officially get here and thinking we might need to permanently move to a place where sunshine is an every day occurrence. But in the meantime, I know there’s beauty springing up from all this rain. I guess it’s that hope that pulls us through these long Indiana winters.


In the meantime, we search for things to brighten our days and shake up the grey weather a bit. April is busy. Full of meetings, dinners, planning for some new and exciting ventures (that hopefully we’ll share about soon.) We run in and out of the office in the rain, to meetings holding our coats overhead and feeling the blustery spring that has come like such a lion.


I find it so easy to lose my zeal in the clouds, unless I’m very intentional. So when a friend shared this at a bible study last week, I wanted to post it somewhere to keep it front and center a bit longer… to remember that there is something beyond the cloud cover I can see.

“Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. Run to the roar.
Set God-sized goals. Pursue God-given passions.
Go after a dream that is destined to fail
without divine intervention.
Stop pointing out problems. Become part of the solution.
Stop repeating the past. Start creating the future.
Face your fears. Fight for your dreams.
Grab opportunity by the mane and don’t let go!
Live like today is the first day and last day of your life.
Burn sinful bridges. Blaze new trails.
Live for the applause of nail-scarred hands.
Don’t let what’s wrong with you
keep you from worshiping what’s right with God.
Dare to fail. Dare to be different.
Quit holding out. Quit holding back. Quit running away. Chase the lion.” 

The Lion Chaser Mainfesto


May this be a reminder for us all today to keep chasing the lion – even when the clouds threaten to steal our zeal. May it strengthen your resolve and push you to greater limits than you dreamed of – for the GLORY OF THE RISEN SAVIOR.

Step by Step,

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Janet Patterson says:

    Thank you Amber! I was just thinking this morning how very much I am craving sunlight!

  2. Vanessa says:

    Loved this, thanks Amber!

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