29 Apr Oh Be Careful Little Eyes What You See
Do you remember the lyrics to this song that many of us sang in our childhoods?
“O be careful little eyes what you see.
O be careful little eyes what you see.
For the Father up above
Is looking down in love,
So, be careful little eyes what you see.”
Recently, Candi Payne of The Road Home, (heard on Joy FM in the afternoons), sent me this picture. At first, I just looked at it and thought to myself how very cute he is. Her adorable son was actually watching a Facebook Live of me cooking in the kitchen for our Joy FM Facebook page. Candi told me he was fascinated and watched it over several times.
Then, I looked again and something hit me immediately. We do have to be so careful what we are doing, what we are saying, what we are hearing, and what we are seeing. For two reasons:
First and most importantly, “For the Father up above is looking down in love,” and what goes into our mind, ears, and eyes is of utmost importance because our Father is constantly watching over us.
Proverbs 15:3 – The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
I don’t know about you but I haven’t always gotten this 100% right. I’ve had some good, but I must admit, there has been some wicked in there as well. Hopefully, the desires of our heart should be to do everything in our power to be pleasing to Him in every way. Obviously, we will never be perfect, but we can at least try and do what is right in the sight of our Father.
Second…those small children that are at your feet each day are listening and they are watching and they are hearing and they are seeing. Never for a moment think that just because they are distracted in another room that they are not hearing every single word. And you know what? They can soak up what they hear and see like a sponge. And then later, you hear and see those things mimicked back to you, right? Maybe that has already happened for you before and you were either thrilled or mortified. I’ve had both of those things happen as I was bringing up my own children. I’ve had to repent more than once during my parenting years. 😉
So as we go through our days, let’s be mindful of what our ears, eyes, mouth, and mind are focusing on. The Father up above is watching as well as your children and your grandchildren.
Dear Lord, let it be pleasing to You.
You are loved.
–Melody, from The Morning JoyRide® with Daniel & Melody, weekdays 6AM-10AM ET on Joy FM