This song was on replay in our car when my daughters were little:
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
O be careful little ears what you hear, O be careful little tongue what you say, O be careful little hands what you do, O be careful little feet where you go, O be careful little heart whom you trust and O be careful little mind what you think are the other stanzas.
Be careful little eyes is a catchy tune.
Allthought this song is for children, it’s filled with wisdom. The lyrics are a simple summation of the guidelines the Bible gives us. Just because this tune is a childrens song doesn’t mean it’s not for adults. You and I can benefit from the advice this song provides.
I know you heard the phrase “You are what you eat.” Or “junk in junk out” and other similar sayings. What you ingest via mouth, eyes, ears will slowly change your body, mind and spirit for the better or worse.
This change usually happens slowly. For example, these last two months I have gained ten pounds because I ate lots of processed carbs. We made chewy delicious brownies – I love the corners! I ate ice cream three times more than I ususally do. I ate pasta, rice, bread! These are no nos for me because my body doesn’t like processed carbs. Eating them makes me bloated. I gain weight faster.
But, this weight change crept on. I didn’t realize the change until a few weeks of eating like this. I stepped on the scale – I tried not to do it – and almosted fainted at the number!
I can’t blame anyone except myself. I know my body doesn’t like carbs, but I wasn’t careful with my mind (or my mouth). It’s in the house and I ate it. There is a reason why I don’t have these things in my house. They taste good and I’ll eat them!
OK I digress. You get the picture.
God gave the Israelites the ten commandments because He knew how easy it is for humans to be influenced and turn away from the Lord. The first two commandments focus on worshipping the Lord only.
“You shall have no other gods before me.
“You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.” Exodus 20: 3-4 (NIV)
When the Israelites married foreigners, coveted other kingdoms, turned their eyes, minds, feets and ears from God their lives changed for the worse. They stepped out of their covenant, safety, blessing, covering of God and exposed their heart to the enemy.
This negative transformation is insidious. You don’t know it’s happening until one day you realized you gained ten pounds, you stopped reading the Bible, you don’t pray, you covet money, you spend more time on social media than with Jesus, your marriage is in shambles and etc. You are going in circles, not moving closer to Jesus because your eyes, feet, mind and mouth aren’t turned towards Him.
The abundant life seems like a fantasy when we stop worshipping God and worship idols. The idols of money, fame, power, celebrities, politics, sex, cars, large houses, social media, food, yourself and etc leave us empty.
“But their idols are silver and gold, made by human hands. They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see.They have ears, but cannot hear, noses, but cannot smell. They have hands, but cannot feel, feet, but cannot walk, nor can they utter a sound with their throats. Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.” Psalm 115:4-8
Idol worship is sin. Worship of the one true God is life. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23
“Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.” Matthew 22: 37-38
“Praise the Lord. Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in his commands.” Psalm 112:1
Worshipping the Lord is life sustaining, real, glorious, filling, peaceful and more.
“If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God:” Deut 28:1-2 (Read this whole chapter, it’s too long to put in this post)
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:1-2
One way to worship God is with active faith. Faith in his son Jesus.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:16-17
How is your worship?
Is worship a lifestyle for you or only on Sundays?
What shows, movies and/or videos are you watching? What music and podcasts do you listen to? Are they uplifting, encouraging, edifying, positive? Or are they negative, toxic.
What do you think about? Be mindful what you think.
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” Phillipians 4:8-9
When you worship God for who He is and not what He does, you will:
“For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” Psalm 100:5
I pray you worship your Heavenly Father like your life depends on it… because it does.
Thank you for reading. I can write for days on the subject of worship. I speak the truth in love. Please share, like, follow and comment. I love to hear your thoughts. Get your free printable Clarity and Coloring booklet when you sign up! Love ya!
Be Careful Little Eyes lyrics by Colin Buchanan 1998
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Christina Leeman MPH, CHES, writer and health educator, emboldens women to be the She Who Honors God with her all - body, thoughts, words, actions.
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