One Bite Rule

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At our house we have what is called the “One Bite Rule.”  Those are for the nights when kiddos do not think they are going to like what we have for dinner.  You can lick it, nibble it, and smell it……. but you must eventually take a big old bite of it.  Most of the time the kids will end up liking what I made for dinner and they are surprised because it didn’t look or smell what they were familiar with.

Its like that when we follow Christ.  Sometimes we take little nibbles, smell it or take a few licks of his word, but we just need to take a big old bite of it and then just dive in.  (PSA:  Please do not lick your Bible!) 

I have heard from so many people that they do not want to go to follow Jesus because its too hard to follow the rules; they still want to enjoy things of the world that God doesn’t approve of, but if they only knew the true freedom He gives you.  Being chained to the worldly items is the enemy’s deceit.  He wants you to think you are free to do what you want, till that jail door slams shut, and your time is up.

The peace, love, and freedom that Jesus gives us is unequal to the world.  We say we want it, but do we truly dive in and embrace it?

Do you still check your daily horoscope?  Its harmless right, just for fun?

Still watching shows where there is someone communicating with a dead relative?  Don’t be fooled those “spirit guides” are demons.

Watching movies or TV shows showing witchcraft or wizards?  Think it’s all made up and just for fun?

Deuteronomy 18:10-11

Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead.

I encourage you to clean house, spiritually and physically.  Go through your movies, books, DVR, and other things to make sure you are not just nibbling on his word…God wants you to take the whole bite.  

People will say you are taking it too far, or those dreamcatchers are just cute decorations, don’t be such a prude, and it is not a big deal.

To God it is a big deal,

so, you need to choose

 which you are going to take a big bite from:

 God or the world.

Tammy Bassett is a speaker and the author of the Mopping Up Your Blessings blog. She was born and raised a country girl who’s roots run deep in the mountains of Appalachia. She has worked a wide variety of jobs ranging from radio to insurance agent. She is now a stay-at-home mom, who along with her husband, are raising five daughters (ages 10 to 25), seven cats and one dog. She uses her accounting and business administration degree to help run her busy household.
She loves spending time with her family and homeschooling her two youngest children. She spends a lot of her day trying to conquer the obstacles in her home. With four of her children still living at home the laundry pile (nicknamed Mt. Wash-more) is her nemesis. Some days she wins and some days she doesn’t, but she always gets up the next day and tries again.
She also loves camping with her family as long as there is a camper with air conditioning, a comfy bed, and indoor plumbing. Her downfall is her obsession with iced coffee. Thankfully the closest Starbucks is an hour from her home, or she would be broke. She also loves reading and learning new skills such as homesteading, being more self-sustainable, gardening and foraging.
She relates the most to her favorite animal, the alpaca. They are both kind of weird and look like they are two months past due on a haircut. Much like alpacas she makes a gentle humming noise when happy and if irritated she often stamps the ground with her feet. Her husband has refused to buy her an alpaca much to her disappointment.
But more than anything, she loves the Lord and is growing more in her faith each day and hopes to inspire others to do the same. She wants everyone to understand that God’s grace is truly amazing and has changed her from the inside out and he can do the same for you.

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