FROG: Forever Relying On God

FROG: Forever Relying On God

Frogs

 

If you refuse to let them go, I will plague your whole country with frogs.

-Exodus 2:8

 

Many people do not like frogs.

They only gained my favor a few years ago. A friend says frogs remind him too much of the plagues which God sent to the Egyptians when Pharaoh refused to let the Children of Israel go.

In my former church, my husband and I became part of a group called The Frogs. For this group, the word frog stood for: Forever Relying on God. Through that wonderful cluster of souls, we learned much about living a simple lifestyle and relying on God for all things.

And guess what? I began to love those funny-looking, slimy creatures. So much so, that I now have glass frogs, ceramic frogs, metal frogs and even plastic frogs everywhere. In my yard, in my kitchen, on my front step, in my bathroom. You get the picture. Though let me say, I do not feel plagued!

Perhaps too quirky for you, but for me, that acronym and that cute critter mean a lot. It is my forever reminder, that no matter what, I must and will rely on God, my Heavenly Father. Don’t know about you, but the frogs in my life have been hopping around an awfully lot of late. Even so, they cannot out hop God, who promises a peace that the world (or frogs) cannot give.

Yes, God has also given me promises in the Word that He will never leave me nor forsake me and that His promises are new every single morning. Bumping into those little frogs around my house and yard are just further reminders of these blessed love notes from God.

Tis’ a simple thing to think about. But simple things sometimes mean a lot.

 

 

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Jude Urbanski About Jude Urbanski

Jude Urbanski’s passions are ‘people and places.’ She writes women's fiction featuring strong inspirational romance elements. Her stories invite you to heroes and heroines who spin tragedy into triumph with help from God. First published in nonfiction, Jude continues to write in this field also. Editing services complete Jude’s repertoire.

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  1. I’m a frog lover myself, Jude. We need reminders–why not make them fun and quirky!

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  2. Becky, so nice to find a ‘sister of the skillet.’ Totally agree with you. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Janet K Brown says:

    I use a token to remind me of “one day at a time,” & acronyms like HALT to remind me to stop & ask God why I’m wanting to eat the wallpaper off the wall. I’ll never see a frog again & not think of this. Thanks, Jude.

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  4. I like your ‘self helps’ too and in fact, plan to use your HALT! Thanks.

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  5. I love frogs as well, and simple things mean a lot, indeed! Such a lovely post.

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  6. Thank you, Renie, for stopping by. Another likeness between us! I agree that simple things mean a lot.

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  7. Love this acronym, Jude, and what you had to share. God bless!

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  8. Thank you, Cynthia for stopping by and for your kind words. As Janet also said, just thinking of the acronym helps!

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