Saturday, September 29, 2012

Frogs Under The House, by DianaDee Osborne

ALBUM:      Amazing CREATOR 'n' Critters
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Song Story:  THE  MUSIC
       It's AMAZING how hard it was to find frog sounds that, well, sounded like real frogs.  Some were scary.... but then, real frogs in multitude are pretty scary.  They help God make His point...
Song Story:  THE  LYRICS:
       This is a true story, one of my earliest memories. I figure Dad was about 28 then, and even he laughed over his silliness for years.  
    How our Heavenly Father must 'shake His head'  at the many silly things we try to do in our own power when He has specifically told us that He truly wants to help us... wants us to learn to depend on Him instead of losing our peace and getting frustrated by the frogs in our lives (including our own sins and dirt).   
    God warns in Galatians 3:3 of the dangerous temptation to drift from remembering we can never earn salvation, into doing good works with the wrong motive--- trying to earn God's favor instead of doing them just out of love for Him and for His other children.  

Dedicated to our Wiser-than-Us! God, 6 March  2010. Renewed 11 June 2021

When I was just a bitty girl who barely had reached four  (and
I'm not saying how many decades that was _ ago!) _   I
woke at midnight terrified to hear something
big and banging, hidden, growling,
crawling 'neath my bedroom floor  __ then yelling
"OUT, OUT, OUT"     crazy "OUT, OUT, OUT",  my dad
kept yelling over and o'er.

I fled to Mom who comforted me, “Yes,
that was Dad, No, he was not crazy..
. He
just had crawled underneath our small house to
STOP all the croaking by chasing frogs ....out.” 

Well, as you can imagine, Dad did NOT have much success. _ Each
time he almost reached a frog, it just hopped right or left. _  Dad
did accomplish two things, though: Dad
proved there was NO HOPE  chasing frogs, and he
proved there was no soap to get dirt

OUT, OUT, OUT "    of his clothes
“RIBBET!  RIBBET!  RIBBET!”  those frogs
kept croaking over and o'er.

We all have some frogs in our life, our
house, our church, our own selfish heart.  No
matter how we try, we're stuck some-
times with croaking frogs and ground-in dirt.

( 3 continued)
Yet God says in Galatians Three:  verse Three,    [Galatians 3:3]
STOP fighting frogs yourself.  
Depend on God's Holy Spirit 'cause you
always need God's help.  Verse
seventeen on, we HAVE God's promised
Covenant of HOPE   that we
belong to Christ Whose 'soap' cleans all our sins
OUT, OUT, OUT of our soul WHEN, WHEN, WHEN  we do
humbly ASK His help.

We all have some pride in our life.  That's
no excuse:  we CAN choose to FIGHT our
frogs and dirt by telling God,  “I
Can't fight my frogs myself. __ __ Dear
God, I need Your HELP!”


“Have you lost your senses? 
After starting your Christian lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort?”    --   Galatians 3:3  New Living Translation

Romans 3: 22-23 -- we're all 'frogs'--
“...the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and  on all  who believe. For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God...“

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