Oh be careful little feet where you go, oh be careful little feet where you go, there’s a Father up above and He’s looking down in love, oh be careful little feet where you go…When I was a child, we used to sing this song in Sabbath School (children’s classes before church like Sunday School). Be careful little feet where you go, careful little hands what you do, careful little eyes what you see, and I believe the other verse was be careful little tongue what you say. I’m sure I haven’t sung that song or heard it in over 30 years, but it came to my mind yesterday. Ironically, (I say ironically but I know it was actually a God-thing) this morning in my Read Through the Bible devotional, Proverbs 4:20-27 was one of the passages and the heading was Walk Wisely. I’m enjoying this devotional because there is commentary on each passage you read for the day. The author’s thoughts on Proverbs 4 and how to avoid temptation and walk wisely were: Watch what you think about, watch what you say, watch what you look at, and watch where you go. Yesterday, the song came to mind as I was thinking about all the choices our kids have to make each day. It is so much harder to watch what you see and hear today than when I was growing up or even when my own children, who aren’t much past high school, were growing up. It is overwhelming to me when I think about how easily our kids are exposed to words and pictures that are inappropriate for children and adults for that matter. So overwhelming that it seems like a losing battle, but I know it is not. I’m praying every day for God to give me wisdom to pour into our kids to help them make wise choices. We are a team, Conejo Family, and God blesses our efforts to make a difference in the lives of our kids.
My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body. Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Avoid all perverse talk; stay away from corrupt speech. Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil. Proverbs 4:20-27 NLT