My buddy Arthur ate lunch yesterday at a fastfood seafood franchise yesterday. Name withheld to protect the innocent…me. He struggled the rest of the afternoon to contain it.
“I thought it would a good thing to do”, he said regarding his decision to dine there. “But I will never eat there again.”
“It’s funny”, I commented, “that we think it could be a good thing to cram a load of greasy fried food into our bodies.”
He agreed and laughed.
“That sounds like a great blog topic”, I mused. So here it is.
It’s about more than the food we put into our bodies. It’s also about the thoughts we allow to stick around in our minds; the people we allow to speak into our lives; about the things we digest through the media…the news, trashy reality shows, sitcoms and movies.
Rush shouldn’t have called that girl a bad name, but does the media have to cram it down our throats?
Yes, they do. So my solution most times is to not turn on the TV news and just not click on those internet news sites .
It’s more about the things that we actively choose to diet on.
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” Philippians 4:8
I challenge you to dust off your Bible, commit 5 minutes each morning to read it and spend another 5 minutes talking with God.
That’s a diet that will change your life and give you a craving to keep coming back for more and more. (Unlike Arthur’s seafood experience).
Keep me posted on your progress.