Tuesday, July 12, 2011

See No Evil, Speak No Evil, Hear No Evil

We spent the day down at the waterfront in St Marys, GA, with friends, it had been a while since we had seen each other, they used to be members of our church in Woodbine, GA when my husband was Pastor there. Such a joy to meet up with old
friends and have such a special time in the lord.

We are all kinda crazy and have lots of fun when we are together, the lord seen fit to move them down to Florida, and they are a blessing to those down there now, but every so often they get up our way. Godly friends are so important, and while we were being silly we had this photo taken, but silliness aside, so much truth in what you see in this picture. It is a fact, we need to see no evil, you say well I never go any where where evil is, lol do not kid yourself, if you have a TV you are bringing evil right into your own home, the commercials are evil, they are exposing more and more personal things each day, it makes me sick to see them advertising Bra's what ever happen to modesty? What kind of woman will stand in front of a camera in her bra and let others see her. 
Luke 11:34  The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.
Mark 9:47  And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:
(See No Evil).

Speak no Evil, what kind of communication comes out of your mouth? Is it bringing glory to God, or is it something the world is saying, or off the wall, having a double meaning, so many times I hear women talking, and wonder why are they discussing this sort of thing. Lots of times it is not bad or not cussing, but is surely is not bringing glory to God, are yo talking about another? Or are you saying geese, that kind of slang to me is just as bad as cussing, you must think the cuss words before you can say the slang for them. So lets s be careful what comes out of our mouth, let it always be something to uplift others, to bring glory to the one we serve, Jesus. Let not evil communication be found in your mouth. Matthew 5:37  But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
1Peter 3:10  For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
Let us learn from James 3:1-10 to keep our mouth under control, in all things. 
(Speak No Evil)

Let ask now what do we hear? What is being pumped into our minds through our ears? I know some places we go into the music is so loud you cannot hear yourself think, if the music has a upbeat to it, before long you are tapping your toes or nodding your head, stay away from places like that, Goodwill in our town is like that, we stopped going there just because of the loud, rock music they play.
Remember the kids song oh be careful little ears what you hear, there's a father up above and he's looking down in love...Yes he sees everything you are doing, everything you may think you are doing in secret, our Father sees, he is watching 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, he does not go on vacation, he does not sleep, he is watching over us even when we are sleeping, to us that are doing good, that is a blessing to know we are cared for and watched over constantly, but to those who are doing wrong, it makes them look around and feel uncomfortable. We need to make sure what comes out of our mouth, that it will be pleasing to the Fathers ear, let us not use vain words, let us protect our ears, that we do not hear evil about others, or we do not hear any thing that would not be pleasing to God.
Luke 11:28  But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it. (Hear No Evil)
May we live to the lord, may we speak, hear, and see as unto to him, may all things that come out of our mouth bring honor and glory to our lord Jesus Christ. It is not about us, or what we can do or cannot do, we are all sinners saved by grace, may we act like Christ, and wear the name of Christian proudly, and always bring honor to him. God bless you and thank you for reading my ramblings today, it was on my heart when I seen this photo, had to write it down or bust, have a great day.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a cute picture, Barbara. So glad you got to meet with special friends.. I'm sure you all had a TON of fun...When I meet up with friends I haven't seen in awhile, we talk-talk-talk-talk-talk---and NEVER finish!!!! ha


Sharon said...

That was a cute photo.
I am so glad to hear that you had fun with your friends and sisters in God's love.
I enjoyed reading your blog today so much inspiration.

Grammy Blick said...

An excellent devotional -- and an amusingly fun photo. Isn't the fellowship simply awesome?

Theresa said...

Cute picture, I can almost hear you ladies giggling! What fun! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Barbara said...

Yes we did have a great time of fellowship, and sure miss my sister in the lord. Had a good time all week at a Revival in Blackshear also, Evangelist Jack Tripp was the preacher, he is very good, here is a link if you care to listen to him.

Aliene said...

Good post,Sis. "specially about the TV part. People think we are crazy for NOT having one but I don't want to feed my mind on junk.

I'm sure you must have had fun with your friends. I'm hoping that one day we can meet in person.

Camille said...

I remember that little song Barbara...there is so much Truth in it!! Thank you for sharing your heart here...it's lovely. :)

Cute photo of you and your friends...fun!

Just stopping by for a quick visit before I go *offline* for the next month. May the LORD bless you with a wonderful Summer! Hope to catch up with you about mid-August, Lord-willing. :)

Many blessings to you!