I saw it again today. The “Frog” car. As you might expect, the car is green. But it is also colorful because it is covered in large frog stickers. When I paused to take a closer look, I learned what the owner meant by the use of the FROG acronym: Fully Rely On God.
I appreciate the exhortation.
Do you “fully rely upon God”? I know that I don’t. I also know that I very much want to do so. Jodi and I are reading a proverb a day for the month of January. Consider the following verses from Proverbs 16 (our Monday reading) in light of the FROG car (seen again on Monday):
“Commit your works to the LORD And your plans will be established” (16:3).
“The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps” (16:9).
“He who gives attention to the word will find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the LORD” (16:20).
Do you see FROG in those words? I do! God is absolutely sovereign (defined as His inherent right to rule which He chooses to exercise). He is completely in control of His creation, even to the determination of the dice (“lot…cast into the lap” [16:33]). Isn’t He worthy of my trust?
Isn’t He worthy of your trust?
A friend of mine has been forwarding emails from the mother of a little boy who is dying of cancer. Her grieving words also exhibited a deeply rooted trust in an all-wise and all-good God. I have both prayed for the healing of her child and thanked God for her mature faith in Christ. She is accepting the good and adversity which flow from the throne (Ps. 115:1-3; Job 2:10; Dan. 4:35).
What challenges are you facing today? Last weekend a “friend” posted on Facebook that she was taking a big “step of faith.” What about you? In what particular situation are you lacking the necessary faith to either “step” or wait? Remember the FROG car! Trust in the LORD with all your heart (fully rely upon God [Prov. 3:5,6])!