Have you ever heard someone say; “You are what you eat”? If I were to ask for a show of hands, of how many people believe that; I’m sure that the majority would agree with me, don’t you think? If not, everyone would agree on it, I’m sure.

If you eat healthy and drink plenty of water, it will show in your skin tone, your eyes and nails, weight etc. All these things would tell the story of a healthy body, and at the same time, if a person does not eat healthy, they would not feel well; would not be able to think clearly. I think you get the point.

What about our hearts? What about what we hear, see, or think; would not those things be unhealthy to a person’s well-being? King David from the book of Psalms 101:3 in the Bible said: “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes.”

The fact of the matter is what we watch on tv, YouTube, Netflix and any other entertainment can and will affect us as individuals, so, just as we care for the well-being of our bodies, we as human beings should take great care in what our eyes see, and what we hear. You see, under the very fabric of our minds, the subconsciousness is like a sponge, absorbing and downloading every single thing we see, hear, touch, or smell.

I remember as a child, we used to sing a song that went like this: “be careful little eyes what you see, be careful little eyes what you see, for the Father up above is looking down in love, so be careful little eyes what you see.”

We definitely are what we eat, but at the same time, we can become what we see and what we hear, so be careful little eyes, what you see.

The Rev. Edward Jimenez is pastor of Pentecostals of Patterson Church. Sermon Notes is a column by local religious leaders.

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