Deeper Meaning to Shipwreck Charlie Story/background

For those interested here is the Deeper Meaning to “Shipwreck Charlie F.R.O.G.” Story/background

God provides lots of flies, although we may not always realize God provides plenty of flies.

 We don’t see where they come from and what it takes to procuce them.  We Just see an egg or a seed and when it dies it meets our need. 

Yes God provides even through a small fly and if we ask he helps us see. 

He will identify, glorify, He will magnify that in Him we have what we need & we are truly freed to realize . . .

Even a fly has a purpose. A mustard seed can grow tremendous.

Got to remember… 

God provides lots of flies, although we may not always realize God provides plenty of flies.

In my life I’ve found the need to keep fully relying on God. His resources do not run out because He is the source.

The story about Shipwreck Charlie has a much deeper meaning for believers.

If you haven’t read the story you can go to it by clicking here👉 🐸SHIPWRECK CHARLIE F.R.O.G. STORY🐸👈

 I personally know what it is like to be mentally, emotional, spiritually, financially shipwrecked. I know loss. I’ve lost almost everything in my life a few times. Sometimes it was because of my own poor choices. Other times it was just a matter of it raining on the just and unjust (Matthew 5:43‭-‬45 NLT). Bad things sometimes happen to good people & even when you’re doing everything right. The difference is how we deal with it as a believer, one who puts their trust in God.

Some of the biggest storms in my life that not only rocked my boat but sank it were divorce, loss of job, loss of the use of my legs, loss of my son, the disease to my brain. (bi-polor disorder), and many storms in between all this. 

Life deals out some pretty harsh things. We live in a mucked up world. Sometimes we have to make a run for it. Unlike society & popularity to “run with the devil” we need to run from him. Like Charlie ran from the bird trying to feast on him.

Don’t be lion food

The devil is a wounded snake looking for children to bite.
God tells us, “So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.” James 4:7‭-‬10 NLT

No doubt we need our very natures changed & transformed. We need to be renewed & for me that only takes place when I humble myself, turn away from my own desires & put God first, regardless of my situation.

Charlie found protection among the thick thorns in the bush. Being in the thick of things is not easy & it is hard to kick against the pricks but in life we must learn & every opposition provides an opportunity. 

Remember where there is any shadow, even a shadow of doubt, there is a light.

Sometimes we find this out on our own. Other times we need a “Lee The Lizard” to help us understand. We are not alone on this island. Yes, there are dangers & obsticals & adversaries but there are also obvious advocates that point us in the right direction.

One thing we can always depend on, regardless of others, is God’s word directly. If we are truly focused on Him and He is the desire of our hearts we’ll truly find satisfaction.

Jesus says, 

“Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” Matthew 6:21 NLT 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” Proverbs 3:5‭-‬6 NLT

I am learning more & more that one of the hard truths in life is that 

somethings we need may come from, or as a result of, the “poo” we deal with in life.

What we see as “waste” is actually fertilizer & for Charlie & Lee flies were attracted to it. For us it takes fertilizer for us to grow crops & food we eat. The waste & even death of every living thing God uses to keep the balance for more things to grow & produce more.

We may be looking for an escape or way out of & off this island of life but in reality everything we need is right here. Right where we are & God provides after life as well for those who will trust Him to take them there.

 Gods Word tells us, “Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it. So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.” 1 Timothy 6:6‭-‬8 NLT

The Apostle Paul tells of his dependence on God, Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippians 4:11‭-‬13 NLT

Later check out “Living in Dependenceville“.

Much like Charlie we can strip off the outside & realize God gives us all we need. We can be who & what God wants us to be as we die to our own desires & selfishness. We no long have to be what others want or expect. The more we mature spiritually the more our focus is on pleasing God & when we learn to love as He loves, adopt and adapt His attributes the more pleasing we are to Him & others see His kindness in us.

We can swim free in His ocean of love & share true friendship with others.

I recall the first time someone showed me a little frog collectors item (trinket) they had on their desk & told me that li’l frog stood as a reminder for them to F.R.O.G., Fully Rely On God. I”ve held onto that through the years & now i draw & paint him on rocks & put them in various places for others to find this same reminder.

 Plenty of flies God provides

There will be plenty of poo in life but let us not forget that there will always be plenty of flies too.

Go ahead, try to count the flies, the blessing, in your life & remember to give God the glory.

God bless you & you, bless God.

Go with God & forever Fully Rely On God, beetle

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Shipwreck Charlie F.R.O.G. being read: 

https://youtu.be/KkDF1dKQFck

Index to other stories I’ve written: https://tombeetlebailey.wordpress.com/stories-poems-and-art/

Playlist containing some of my stories being read:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnjQOVtw61eiFv27rv2rhA3-8U8EyDXya

Jesus says,

“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.”

He goes on saying,

 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?

  Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? 

 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?”

 “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing,  yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.  And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’  These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.  Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

Matthew 6:24‭-‬34 NLT

http://bible.com/116/mat.6.24-34.NLT

Often when i draw a lizard or frog on a rock i also draw a landscape of a beach & sunset or sunrise on the otherside. A few times i’ve drawn the lizard or frog on the other side ironically stretching its tongue out toward one of the birds of the sky.  

It is my hope that you will find out who you are and what God has call you to be and then you will be all He wants you to be. May we not try to be anything else but who & what God wants us to be.

One of my favorite portions to feast on from God’s word is: 

It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself. All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. 

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.

 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:13‭-‬18 NIV

http://bible.com/111/2co.4.13-18.NIV

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