MOM…DO YOU HAVE “BACK EYES?”

“The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.”-Proverbs 15:3
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It’s funny how moms always know when their children are doing something they aren’t supposed to be doing! We’ve all heard mothers say…”He/she must be into something because it’s too quiet!” I personally used to hear my mom say, “Don’t think for one minute that you’ll get away with doing the wrong thing…I see everything! I have eyes in the back of my head!”

When I became a mom myself, I used that phrase many times while rearing my children. I remember when my youngest son was about five years old. After I’d caught him several times one day getting into stuff he knew he wasn’t supposed to be in, he looked at me in all seriousness and asked, “Mom…do you have “Back eyes?”

I remember another time when my grandchildren were acting up. I kept warning them to stop doing what they were doing. But, they kept on “Doing their thing” and acted like they never heard me. Finally, at my wits end, I told them again in a firmer voice to STOP! Then I added that there would be a consequence if they continued; and added the words, “And I ain’t just whistling ‘Dixie’ neither!” Shortly after, it quieted down for a while. Then they began again-all but one of them. She said, “Guys! Grandma said to STOP! You better stop or we’re all gonna get in trouble…cuz she ain’t just whistling ‘Dixie’ neither!”

God’s like that. He KNOWS everything we have done, and will do! He speaks to us at first in a quiet voice and explains ‘why’ we need to stop. But most of us like children only listen for a time, and then we’re right back to doing what we want to do. Some of us don’t listen at all.

God has a lot to say about disobedience. He said we need to listen to His ‘still, small voice’ and obey because He will not ‘always chide with man.’

Just like we as parents hate to be forced into giving consequences to our children when they are disobedient, so God is with us. That’s why he speaks to us in a still small voice reminding us to “Do the right thing!” But be assured, if you continue to do your “Own thing,” and won’t listen, there will be a consequence…cuz God DOES have “Back eyes,” and He don’t whistle “Dixie” neither!

Anita

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