How To Do Daily Devotions As A Busy Mom
“Dear God, good morning. Thank you for waking me up again. Please relieve some stress from me so that I may find a few minutes alone with you today. Please also guide my spirit so that others who see me today or hear my words will see the glory of God through me so that I can be a witness for You.”
Your prayers to God don’t have to be fancy. He just wants to hear what’s inside your heart. It can be anger, or disgust, hurt, or the frustrations of your life. What’s important is that you find time alone with Him.
When was the last time you just sat in His presence?
Finding time with God for daily devotions can be so difficult that when we do discover those moments we are so unaware of how to conduct ourselves. If you are anything like me that can mean thinking about dishes or checking Facebook or creating a grocery list and then in the process we end up robbing God of the time that we have for Him.
This isn’t a typical Monday post as I normally discuss marriage. However, I would like to paint this picture for you, if you will allow me.
Imagine that your spouse has been working over time lately and as a side effect you don’t see each other much anymore. Typically the moments you do have together are spent full of exhaustion. That is, until he makes plans for the two of you to go out on a date together. My guess is that would feel your heart with joy like a silly school girl. But what if, he has become so accustomed to his work life by now that he spends the entire evening taking important phone calls that can’t seem to wait or he ends up on his phone checking emails all night.
Wouldn’t your heart ache at the fact he is supposed to be there for you during that special time you have alone, together.
I think that’s how God feels when it comes to us spending time with Him.
“This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Although I sent them far away among the nations and scattered them among the countries, yet for a little while I have been a sanctuary for them in the countries where they have gone.” Ezekiel 11:16
God desires to be a sanctuary for us, a safe place. A resting place. We may have many other things to do. There may be so much going on in our lives. He knows that. He’s only asking that you find a little time with Him.
Doesn’t resting in the presence of God sound wonderful?
Different Ways To Find Time For Daily Devotions
Coffee With God
One way I remind myself of this is by having my alone time with God while I drink my coffee. This means that as long as I’m enjoying that flavor in my cup I am also savoring in His promises.
On The Way To Work
Personally, I prefer to sit on the couch and drink my coffee but that may be unrealistic for many others. It may be that you drink your coffee in the car, on the way to work in the mornings. That’s fine. Spend that time driving to work talking with God.
Yes, there will be children in the backseat who demand our attention but you have to drop them off at school at some point, right? Maybe spend those moments with them in the car listening to a Christian radio station so that your heart can be prepared to talk to God when you do find that moment of silence.
Resting On The Floor
Another way to spend a few moments with God is how my friend Hannah talked about in this video. It’s been a great way to spend nap time with the kids and is even just as amazing for older children.
The Busy Mom Bible
I told you before in this post that I adore my Busy Mom Bible. It has been a true blessing for me because even when I don’t think I have time it offers devotions that literally only take one minute.
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