Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

A Frog's Story....

I heard this story and thought that I would pass it on. I am not sure who the credit belongs too, but it is not mine.

So, to the original storyteller... Thank You!!!

There was a frog who had a very real problem.

As most of us do today.

His problem is much like some of ours.

Anyway...

The frog's problem was that his froggy pond was drying up.

He had to find water soon, because if he did not, he too would dry up.

Just like us when we don't stay in that place with Him.

He had heard of news of a beautiful stream just over the next hill.

Problem.

How was he supposed to get there?

His legs were not made for the long journey.

Even if he tried to hop that far, he might dry up before he arrived.

So the little frog, he sat and sat, wondering how to get over the hill.

He had to come up with an idea of how to get over the hill faster.

After a little while, he had it.

He had found the perfect plan.

Now all he had to do was to convince the birds to help.

He did.

He had convinced the birds to carry a stick.

In the middle of the stick he would hang.

What a way to travel.

It would get little froggy to his new watering hole quickly.

After the birds had the stick, little froggy bit on the stick and held on as tightly as he could.

What a wild sight that must have been.

Two birds, a stick, and a frog up in the sky.

Crazy huh?

The birds had to fly over a pasture of cows to get to the stream.

As the birds were flying their passenger over the field, the cows were impressed.

One of the cows, who just happened to be thinking out loud, had asked.."Wonder who came up with that idea?"

The little frog, upon hearing the cows question, could not resist answering.

As he did, he lost his grip on the stick.

Well, you know the rest.

This little frog had some problems didn't he?

His pond was going dry.

He told himself he was not made for such a long journey.

He was able to convince some birds to help.

But in the end he made a big mistake.

Do you know what it was?

He let pride get in the way.

"Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall." Proverbs 16:18

Isn't it so true that when we let pride get in the way we fall?

Pride will keep our wells dry.

You see, we are to have that living water in us and flowing through us.

"But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life." John 4:14

When we have that living water, which lives in us and through us, then the Word comes to us.

It is when we forget who we are in Him that brings our downfall.

Even though the frog's pond was drying up, there was still water.

If only he had believed the Word.

It is when he took his eyes of the prize that he fell.

Point is, we can make it even if our circumstances look bad.

Our success does not depend upon us.

Success and promotion comes from God!

We must give God the glory in every area of our life.

When we live a Godly life, we are bound to be successful.

God will let you excel in your life so that you will give Him the glory.

He wants you to let everyone know who He is in your life's journey.

Don't let your success go to your head as little froggy did!

Remember, he fell because of pride.

We must hide ourself in Him!

We must learn to be humble before Him!

We must learn not to advertise our success, but let God exalt us.

"Both riches and honour come from Thee, and Thou reignest over all; and in Thine hand is power and might; and in Thine hand it is to make great, and give strength unto all. Now therefore, our God, we thank Thee, and praise Thy glorious name." I Chronicles 29:13-14

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