“Be careful little ears, what you hear.
Be careful little ears, what you hear.
there’s a Father up above looking down in tender Love;
Be careful little ears, what you hear.”
It’s no surprise: crazy amounts of sound can fill our ears and mind. We are constantly bombarded with sounds from nature, technology, songs, and other human beings, among other things.
But, similar to what I asked in this post, I ask now: What sounds, what voices, are we letting into our heads? What noises and voices are we validating and allowing control over our minds?
It’s impossible to not hear the sounds and voices that we hear in this world, from the enemy, and even from ourselves. But it is possible to reject their message and not let it affect your worldview if it does not align with God’s Word, the Bible.
This takes much self-control. I will be the first to say that I need to work on this more. Too often, I allow the message of a song or movie dictate how I feel or think in that certain moment—which can be very troublesome if the message is not one that praises Christ Jesus. What we hear ends up being what we express, as Matthew 15 says:
“Jesus called the crowd to him and said, ‘Listen and understand. What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.’”
(Matthew 15:10-11, NIV)
How do we control what goes into, and out of, ourselves? Galatians gives us great guidance in how we can refuse to gratify the sinful desires we may allow into our minds.
“So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.”
(Galatians 5:16, NLT)
Even now, I am tempted to go against the Holy Spirit; but when a person decides instead to hear and do the Word of God, and to surrender their lives to Jesus, He will give them the discernment needed to know where a message is coming from, and the strength not to allow that message into one’s mind as truth.
Friends, Readers, I encourage you to reflect upon what voices, what messages, you are allowing into your minds and hearts. Ask Jesus to show you where you may be thinking wrongly, and ask Him to protect your mind against all the comes against it. You are precious in the sight of God; what you hear and take in, like all other things, is important to Him.
Do you know Jesus?
Jesus came to this world to save us, because we could never save ourselves. If you have never given your life to Christ, you can learn more about Jesus—and how to do so—here.
Please be praying for…
- The Chibok girls, and Leah Sharibu.
- The generation that is rising up after our fathers. May it be a generation that desires to find Truth, and may they find Jesus.
- Me, that I would continue to choose Christ and seek His Will in all things.
- Please pray AGAINST the many voices and messages that are opposed to Christ.
Thank you for your prayers!