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You’re God’s Dear Deer

I dreamt of deer last night.

Deer are elusive creatures, so dreaming of deer means good things are coming. In it’s simplest form, deer symbolize the joys of loving Christ intimately (Song of Songs 2:7).

Deer feet Ps18-33In biblical symbology, deer represent piety, devotion, and safety in God’s care. They are a symbol of thirst and longing for the Lord. They signify the ability to leap over obstacles. Thy’re graceful, timid, beautiful creatures. They can indicate naivete or innocence depending on context. Deer feet are swift, nimble, agile and surefooted.

Deer feet are an analogy for our spiritual feet. They tell us that in our walk with the Lord, we are surefooted in Him, able to go to high places spiritually without falling.

We are asked by our Lord in Song of Songs 2:13 to “run with Him to the higher place.” How can I do that on my weak days? What about when I’m feeling overwhelmed? Our feelings change. They’re fickle. God’s Word is true always, regardless of how I’m feeling.

We run with God to the higher spiritual places by accepting His Word as true when we don’t feel like it. He equips us to run with Him by “making our feet like feet of deer,” (2 Samuel 22:34) enabling us to stand on the heights. To stand on His promises without falling. We can stand confidently, surefooted with agility and balance. These three verses all make this same promise: Psalm 18:33, 2 Samuel 22:34 and Habakkuk 3:19. How cool is that? 

Jesus Sets the Bar High

The Lord is described as a graceful gazelle, one who runs ahead on mountains and a young stag who skips with agility over obstacles. He is the mountain leaping, King of Glory! 

mountains and rocks

Get this: “Everything we adore about Jesus … we are going to be! We are destined to be His look alike.”   Brian Simmons

How can that be? Read Psalm 17:15, 2 Corinthians 3:18 and 1 John 3:2. Some things we need to see in print for ourselves.

Therefore, would you join me in declaring aloud this declaration over yourself?

My feet are deer feet.  I am able to stand on God’s promises without falling. I chew the strong meat and solid truths given to me from the Word of God. I balance grace and wisdom in my daily life, holding onto old truths as I reach for new insights in God. God has equipped me with deer feet to run with Him to spiritual heights, running freely with nimble feet. I stand confidently today, surefooted and agile, balancing truth with wisdom. Jesus is finishing the work He began in me, fashioning me into His surefooted Bride, able to scale the heights with Him. I laugh with no fear of the future for I am clothed with strength and dignity. In Jesus’s name, Amen.


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Christian author and inspirational speaker of truth that makes the darkness tremble. Author of two non-fiction books.

7 replies

    1. Indeed! That is one of my favorites, too. I alluded to it in the second paragraph – “They are a symbol of thirst and longing for the Lord.” I’m try to incorporate biblical themes/meanings without always using direct quotes. Sneaking the Word in LOL. Great hearing from you, Deb!


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