First Posted on August 18, 2010 by ptl2010
Oh, be careful little eyes, what you see.
Oh, be careful little eyes, what you see
There’s a Father up above, looking down in tender love,
So be careful little eyes, what you see.
Be careful little ears what you hear
Be careful little mouth what you say…
Be careful little hands, what you touch…
Be careful little feet, where you go…
That was a favorite Sunday School chorus for me when I was about 4 years old many, many years ago. However, the words ring true even today. In this age of information when we are deluged with so much to see, hear and feel and have the globe to travel, we need to carefully assess and choose what we see, hear, say and do. Our mind, our character, our testimony for Christ will be so impacted by our response.
If we see the good in others rather than the ugly, the potential rather than the crack, we will appreciate and respect each other better. However, if we watch pornography furtively and play computer battle games during all the time we have, can we act like Christians when our mind becomes the depraved and violent playground of the enemy twenty four hours a day?
The words of love, trust and obedience that bless our day in God, bring blessings to all who surround us too. However, the cuss words we hear and copy without intent, the many times we hear the name of the Lord called in vain and do so naturally repeat –what testimony do we portray to others including the little ears in our homes, with regard to our respect and honor for the Lord God Almighty and our Saviour and Redeemer?
The worship hymns and choruses that play in the background or come deep from the bottom of our hearts are true and sincere and bring freedom to fulfill God’s purpose for which we are made, bringing peace and joy this world could never afford or understand. On the other hand, the raucous music so many passionately and addictively listen to from ipods and such, while crossing the streets and even while busy at work or at home may cause us to not hear the dangers on the road or the cry of our children, yes, even the still, small voice of the Holy Spirit.
Just a glass, just a whiff, just a puff, it is so good to relieve tension during or at the end of the day as the stresses mount and pressures overwhelm. Soon without our realizing we are overtaken and cannot do without. Justification – it was just our time-out and soon it develops to full addiction or unemployment. Stop! Before it is too late with results of broken minds, bodies and relationships.
Hands that reach out to others in love, to lift, to care as God’s hands extended, bless receivers and givers, and especially our Father in heaven. However, hands that lie idle when we should be doing with what is in them –still sitting and waiting for the Lord’s will to be shown, miss out on the opportunities God has presented to us and whittle down whatever self image there is left. Hands that abuse others, steal and kill become the devil’s tool and incur the wrath of law and incarceration and separate from rather than draw loved ones to us.
Fellowship with those who love the Lord in close encounters, cell groups, home groups, churches where the love of God and encouraging words flow to and fro freely, bringing us to a higher plane in God. Say “no!” to empty hearts that darken the doors of bars and places wherever we go to pick us up – these just add to our misery and despair – with displeasure and stain forevermore on our conscience.
Be careful little eyes, ears, hands and feet
Be careful little heart what you desire
There’s a Father up above, looking down in tender love.
Father, please give us discernment and courage to choose what pleases You
Yes, even when no one is looking except You.