I woke up early this morning to get some writing done before the day started. Lately, the days have been filled to the brim with activity, leaving me with the dawn, knowing that I’d have at least a few hours alone.
My dachshund, Rusty, realized I was up and came into my office. He sat down and stared at me for a brief moment before barking at me to take him outside. I quickly got up and hushed him to keep his burly voice down. I didn’t want the kids to wake up and commence the day too early.
I walked him to the back door and opened it. He hurriedly jumped out, heading for the crisp, green grass. But before he made it off of the cement patio, he began to sniff. I heard a little “ribbit, ribbit.” I looked over and saw a frog the size of a Hot Wheels truck, sitting on his haunches and croaking in the early morning.
The frog must have seen Rusty coming his way, because he instantly pushed his entire body down on the ground, closed his eyes and stopped croaking. As Rusty sniffed at him, the frog laid absolutely still. Not a peep could be heard or a single movement could be seen. Since my dog loves to chase things, I was sure he would go after this little frog. But after a few moments of sniffing and waiting, Rusty finally gave up and made his way to the lawn.
I was just about to head back into the house, but I glanced at the frog one last time. I thought maybe I was mistaken. Maybe I hadn’t seen a frog after all. I walked over to the frog and stared, as he stayed unmoving on the patio. From a closer view, I could definitely tell that he was a frog, but he almost looked like a rock sitting there.
What a smart frog! Because the frog did not move or croak, Rusty had gotten bored with him and wandered off to do his business. And I realized that this is exactly what we need to do as Christians when we feel like we are being spiritually attacked—stay very still and quiet!
We have an enemy that enjoys making a ruckus in our lives. He would like nothing better than to chase us around and cause us to panic. However, if we simply stay firm on God’s Word and His promises, we won’t have to run around like crazy people. We can simply close our eyes, lower our voices and wait patiently on the Lord.
“Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD” – Psalm 27:17 (NLT)
~This article was first published at the Internet Cafe!