An interesting fact: Frog’s eyes give them the ability to see up, down, fordward & back and also help with their digestive system.
I thought that was funny. I’ve watched frogs eat and they actually will close their eyes and you can see them pushing their eyes down into their body, never realizing the important part their eyes played even in their digestion.
Look at the scripture text about the eyes being like a window to the soul – “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
Matthew 6:22-23 NIV
What we see is digested. Garbage in garbage out. Like computer brains 👈Petra song
While at a Salvation Army men’s camp last weekend we were told that a good way for us to check out our level of hardness toward God (a tool if you will) is to write down –
- What grieves God’s heart
Then write down –
- What grieves your heart
Subtract the two & you’ll see the hardness level or how hard your heart is toward God.
It was pointed out that if we are not careful, guarding out hearts, we can too easily find ourselves slipping into being entertained by the very things God sent His son to die for. I’ve found myself at times enjoying the sin that so easily entangled us only later to find out I’ve slowly but surly become its slave.
Those things Christ hates & that only lead to death, should also be what makes us sick & turns us off, not turns us on.
I know that my hands become calus quickly if I use my wheelchair a lot in one day, especially if I haven’t used it for a while & I’ll notice those caluses; however, when I self propel my chair little by little over the course of a few days my hands become calus without me even taking notice. It is the same with our hearts.
Don’t let your heart be hardened.
One more thing…the same thing/tool mentioned above can be done by writing down –
- What pleases God
Then write down –
- What pleases you
as a means to consider, compare & contrast our personal relationship with God and where it stands.
-enough said, beetle
Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts. Don’t talk out of both sides of your mouth; avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip. Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions. Watch your step, and the road will stretch out smooth before you. Look neither right nor left; leave evil in the dust.
Proverbs 4:23-27 MSG