As much as we want so desperately to be superwoman and do it all, it seems like we’re so busy just trying to take care of the day-to-day that we barely have time for anything else.
We’d love to be more intentional about our quiet times with God, but at the end of a long and tiring day full of constant demands, we simply have nothing left to give.
The good news is, spending time with God doesn’t have to be just another obligation or another thing to check off of your to-do list so you don’t feel so guilty when your head hits the pillow. Instead, it is possible to make spending time with God an energizing and satisfying part of your daily routine no matter how busy you are.
Here are some ways to do that.
1. Choose the Method that Works Best for You
Quiet times don’t always have to happen the same way! Instead, figure out what works best for you.
2. Find Your Margin
Chances are, if you look closely enough, you probably have small pockets of time throughout the day that you could use for yourself if you wanted to. Even if you can’t wake up early or stay up late, you might have 10 minutes while the kids are playing in the morning.
Instead of wasting this time, why not use it intentionally? Keep your Bible in the car, in your purse or even in the bathroom and it will always be ready when you are–even if it’s only for 5 minutes at a time.
3. Involve Your Children
Instead of trying to work around your children’s schedules, why not involve your children in your quiet times as well? Declare a 15-20 minute quiet reading time every morning. You can read your Bible while they read a children’s Bible or color pictures, or you could all read Bible stories or pray together.
Parenting is hard work! But you don’t have to go it alone. Use these tips to make spending time with God a regular part of your daily life no matter how busy you are, and your faith will be that much more stronger because of it.
"I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Praise be to you, Lord; teach me your decrees. With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth. I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word." Psalm 119:10-16
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