Normally, I don’t watch these types of shows on television.
While visiting someone, though, a cooking program came on.
It was a contest, actually.
Two people were at separate cooking stations.
Some ingredients had been hidden in front of them.
They could not see what was under a covering.
When a timer started, each person was allowed to look at the ingredients before them and then also go to a large pantry and pick out any other ingredients they wanted in order to make “something.”
That was the key—-each contestant could decide exactly what they wanted to make with the ingredients they had been given along with whatever other ingredients they chose from the pantry.
I didn’t finish the entire program.
I would imagine that the show ended with each culinary creation being complete and judges deciding which one tasted best.
If my life could be “made” new every day, what would I want to put in it?
If I compared my life to a pan of cornbread, what would I use to make it?
Cornmeal, eggs, oil, milk and flour.
Would I put in a few small pebbles from the yard?
Of course not!
The cornbread would bake just fine, but when I tried to eat it, I could bite into a small rock and break a tooth.
Worse than than, I could possibly swallow a pebble and then it could cause all kinds of problems inside.
In my actual life, I need to put only good things in my mind.
Things that God would want there.
Just as I wouldn’t want to put rocks in corn meal, I wouldn’t want to put ungodly things in my mind where they could blend in and cause me a lot of trouble and pain.
If God doesn’t approve of an ingredient I am considering, I don’t need to use it.
What I look at, what I listen to, who I spend time with, what I read.
Is it a good ingredient or is it not?