Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Dog Poop Cake?

Yesterday I had two of my kids at the dentist office. Can I just say praise God for dental insurance? Can I also just say how grateful I am for a Christian dentist?

As my son was getting some dental work done, the dentist and I were talking about movies. We were talking about how some movies are inappropriate and how they affect your spirit.

Of course many people give the excuse that no, these movies are "just for fun!" "There's nothing wrong with it!" "It's only rated that way because of a few curse words, no big deal!" "It's not like I'm going to go sleep around or shoot up things just because I watch the movie!"

Then our dentist told me an analogy that I love!
Mom made a treat for her kids. A delicious looking chocolate cake. Mom used all of the finest ingredients for this cake. Then topped it off with creamy, milk-chocolate-y frosting. She took the cake to her children and told them that this treat was for them. She listed off all of the wonderful ingredients. The kids were so excited. It looked so good! Then she said that she added one final ingredient. They kids wondered what yumminess it could be. She told them it was dog poop. But just a little! So little, in fact, that it wouldn't really matter. But they kids were grossed out! They couldn't eat a cake with dog poop! Even the tiniest amount contaminated the whole cake!

You wouldn't eat a cake with even the smallest bit of poop in it. It contaminates the whole thing! It's disgusting to even think about!

But friends, when we watch movies, read books/magazines, play games, or listen to music with garbage in it, that's exactly what we are doing! It might only be a little bit of cursing or a little bit of a scantly clad woman walking along. or whatever the excuse is, but it contaminates the whole movie. That contamination hurts your spirit.

Remember the old saying garbage in equals garbage out? If we constantly watch movies with curse words, eventually we think cursing is not that big of a deal. If we constantly watch movies of people sleeping around, we eventually think s*x outside of marriage is not really a big deal. We become desensitized to the evil of the world because we fill our mind and heart with it.

How do we know when something has "dog poop" in it? Go back to the Word of God! Philippians 4:8 tells us to think on things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy. If your movie, game, magazine, book, or music doesn't have these traits, walk away! {Last week I shared a FREE printable of this verse! To get it, click HERE.} The Bible also tells us:

The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy,
your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy,
your whole body will will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
Matthew 6:22-23

Do not be misled:
Bad company corrupts good character.
1 Corinthians 15:33

You should also pray regularly that Holy Spirit would guide you in what you let into your heart, mind and home. Then listen because if you pray that, I promise Holy Spirit will convict of anything that you should not see or hear!

Friends, be very careful of "eating dog poop." No matter how small the amount, it will hurt you.

Linking with:
Woman to Woman's Word Filled Wednesday

1 comment:

  1. Reminds me of Cat Liter cake hearing the name of this cake.


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