F.R.O.G. stands for Fully Reliant On God and can be seen on various Christian merchandise such as wrist bands, kitchen aprons, spare tyre covers etc. Of course we know we should be but are we? In tough times yes but what about good times, when life is going well, when we are doing things that we find easy, things that we are naturally good at, are we F.R.O.G. then?
Jesus teaches this with devastating impact in Luke 18. First of all we see it in the parable of the persistent widow who keeps pleading to the judge even though he is a grumpy old man (unlike God), an example to us of relying on God in prayer. Then he tells the story of the Pharisee and the tax collector. The Pharisee is relying on himself and what he has done. The tax collector relies on the mercy of God. Next Jesus talks about how not only does the kingdom of God belong to such as children but we won’t enter it unless we are like them. Finally Jesus talks to the ruler about giving up all he has to then follow Jesus.
This is something to aim for in all areas of life including sharing our faith with other people. We need to be persistent in prayer for them. We need to rely on what God has done for us and the people we know who don’t know Jesus, not on our own clever answers, programs and techniques. We need to have a faith that depends, a faith that trusts, a faith that is childlike not childish knowing that God will accept everyone like that.
He does demand more than we might want – everything.
But He is more giving than we could have hoped:
“Who then can be saved?”
Jesus replied “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”
So as in everything, when it comes to sharing our faith, Rely On Him.
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