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20th -- A Lesson From Frogs


It is amazing to me how a simple word of encouragement to someone can 
change their whole day or even week. That shows me how important it is to 
be kind and try my best to be sensitive to others around me who are in 
need. While I am writing this paragraph Romans 12:14-15 comes to 
mind "Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. Rejoice with 
them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep." I encourage you to be 
sensitive to others and know that your words have power to both bless 
someone and crush someone. 

This is a story that I have read 5 or 6 times these past few months. As 
you will read, you can see what a word of encouragement or discouragement 
can do.


A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell 
into a deep pit. All the other frogs gathered around the pit. When they 
saw how deep the pit was, they told the unfortunate frogs they would never
get out. 

The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit. 
The other frogs kept telling them to stop, they were as good as dead. 
Finally, one of the frogs took heed to what the frogs were saying and 
simply gave up. He fell down and died. 

The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Once again, the 
crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and suffering and just die. 

He started to jump even harder and finally made it out. But when he got 
out, the other frogs asked him, "Why did you continue jumping? Didn't you 
hear us telling you to quit." The frog explained to them that he was 

He thought they were Encouraging him the entire time.

This story really touched my heart for many reasons. The main reason 
though was when I was starting this new Ministry I received nothing but 
pessimistic comments from friends. If I would have listened to everyone 
there would not be a Website Ministry, Prison Ministry, This Encouragement 
Ministry and other areas still being developed. If you are starting 
something new for the Lord and are not receiving the encouragement you 
need, all I can say is welcome to the family. I encourage you to be 
strong and not give up the dreams the Lord has given you to accomplish.

Do not let satan get you down or make you think of quitting your plans 
just because everything doesn't start off right. Pray and seek the Lord 
for direction and guidance and He is faithful to hear and answer your 

Here are a few scriptures you should always keep in mind:

Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto 
thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall 
direct thy paths."

Isaiah 55:11, "So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it 
shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I 
please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."

Jeremiah 29:11-13, "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says 
the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a 
hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen 
to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all 
your heart."

In Christ Service, 

Dwayne Savaya 
Gods Work Ministry 


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