F.R.O.G. Fully Rely On God

I once saw a poster at a Frozen Yogurt place called Sweet Frog. It said
F-ully
R-ely
O-n
G-od

I smiled and thought that was nice but soon forgot it.

Really though it is easy to forget.

In the times of success and prosperity you can be proud of yourself and your accomplishments and forget God.

In the times of failure and poverty you can feel shame, worry, anxiety, depression and sometimes anger towards not just your situation but at God.

In all times we must fully rely on the Lord because He will always provide for us.

I think it is best not to take my word for it but instead the word of God.

Here is two links, first to a good list of verses on depending on God and the second on how God provides.

https://dailyverses.net/dependence

https://www.openbible.info/topics/god_provides

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God in three relationships Part I: God as your best friend

What does it take to be a great best friend? I think it is someone who is there for you through everything, whether big or small, whether positive or negative, through every accomplishment or pitfall, someone who will be there with you no matter what the circumstances.

A true best friend will be there to provide help when you need it. God does exactly that and more He fulfills everything you need.

Philippians 4:19, “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”

Matthew 6:31-32, “Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.”

A true best friend is also someone who is there to just talk and give advice, sometimes just to listen. God is there for you in prayer. He will guide you and remind you of what to do if you listen.

Isaiah 58:11, “11 The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.”

John 14:26, “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”

You also have a lot of fun with the person who is your best friend. God is a part of everything in your life. He is there during the fun times as well, good to keep that in mind by the way when you are out having fun, God is there with you. Ever be somewhere as a kid and do something wrong you thought you got away with only to turn around and see your Mom or Dad standing right there? The Father is there watching too, be good now.

The truth is God is there with you always.

Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Matthew 28:20, “Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

He fits every one of your needs, there is no better best friend than God.

Have a blessed week,
-Chris

Leave Worry Behind

One of the hardest things to do is leave your worry behind. Through out the Bible God tells us to trust him and to not worry. Yet it is something we do on a day to day basis, our health, our family, our jobs, our money, even daily tasks. God doesn’t want you to do that, he wants you to trust in him.

I have very bad anxiety and struggle daily with this. In the past I’ve read books, online articles from doctors, had medicines suggested to me. But the best solution has always been to just take a deep breath and let the Holy Spirit flow through me. It gives me a sense of calm.

If satan tries to get into your head, quote scripture at him, just like Jesus did and then send him away. Focus on God in every moment, praise him always.

Read what God did for Israel, read about the miracles Jesus performed and hear people testify their own miracles still happening today. Your worries big or little will be handled by God.

Always remember that even if things don’t turn out exactly how you want them to, that this life time is a blink of an eye compared to eternity. Stay on the narrow path and trust in the Lord.