The Frybread Reality

The Frybread Reality

Sometimes I wish frybread was a vegetable.

I mean, in many ways it’s already the perfect food. I especially love that first bite. You know, when your teeth melt into that glorious fried dough and it’s got that perfect mix of crispy and chewy? *drool*

Of course, it’s not the best food in the world for your health. Don’t you wish just once your doctor would say, “I’m really concerned about your cholesterol and sugar really need to be eating more frybread!”

But that’s the “frybread reality” - as much as I love the stuff, I can't deny its effect on me...the more I indulge, the more I bulge! When I have too much of it, it makes me feel (and look) not my best.

It kind of reminds me of what happens when I allow the wrong kind of stuff into my body and mind, what the Creator calls my Holy Spirit "temple" (1 Corinthians 6:19) that pollutes it. See, I care about this because I want God to use me to do great things for His glory. Read 2 Timothy 2:20-22 sometime – it basically says that God works powerfully through unpolluted people.

I don’t know what you struggle with in this area, but one pollution I’ve had to deal with in my life is entertainment. I don’t know if it is the same for you, but growing up rated R didn’t mean a thing in our family. So when I became a Christian I had to learn to say no to movies and entertainment choices that didn’t line up with what Jesus was teaching me in the Bible.

It’s gotten easier to say no to stuff that I used to do that displeased God in different areas of my life, but some things are still a struggle. Like feeling anger and bitterness toward my father for how he treated my mother when he was drunk. To this day, I still get angry with him sometimes even though he is gone. I know that bitterness is a huge soul polluter though, so I’m working on it.

What I’m finding is every time I say no to the stuff that pollutes me and my walk with Jesus, is that it gets a little easier.

I encourage you to focus on and even memorize Proverbs 4:23: Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Guard your heart because what you feed your heart, by what you watch, what you listen to, who you hang out with, and what you participate in affects every area of your life – and determines how much God will use you to do great things!

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