Friday, January 11, 2013

Guarding the Eyes of Our Children

"Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life." NIV

"Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life." NLT

"Guard your heart more than anything else, because the source of your life flows from it." GWT

"Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it [are] the issues of life." KJ

-Proverbs 4:23

I just love reading the Bible in many different translations! It truly illuminates the depth of meaning for me. I especially love to read many different translations of the Bible when we are doing devotions with the children!

The Bible says to guard our hearts, form from it flow the issues of life. What a powerful thought! So how do things get in our hearts?

Our eyes & ears are the doors into our hearts. And what we put into them matters. Better yet, what we put in our little ones eyes and ears. Our family has always aired more on the more conservative side when it comes to this subject.  If you have not seen the documentary "Captivated", I would highly recommend it. "Every song has a message. Every movie a sermon".

Have a Biblical worlview in everything! Especially what you allow your little ones to watch and listen to. Entertainment has become an area of life where we as a society have tured off our worldview and just passively sat by and watched or listened to things in the name of entertainment.

Watch movies as a family and discuss the inconsistencies. I was quite resistant to this at first. But when my  husband suggested we do this I saw so much growth in our family and the children's ability to point out incosistencies in our Biblical worldview.

Here are a few wonderful resources for wholesome family entertainment:

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