Another edifying article I read this morning 💁🏻♀️ TIPS on “How a #BusyMom Can Stay Consistent in the Word” 💡 by Courtney Reissig – below is the summary points I learn:
1. See The NEED 🌿
If you don’t see the need in knowing God through His words in the Bible, you will always prioritise something else.
You need to see that you will not make it apart from knowing God through his Word (“apart from Me you cannot bear fruits” – John 15).
Ask God to open your eyes to that need and give you a desire for his Word if you haven’t sensed that in your life.
2. Have realistic expectations for yourself 🌿
We all have different capacities and go through different seasons of life. A mom with young children not going to be able to go back to her times of reading the Word for 1-2 hours like she used to, or having an uninterrupted devotional time.
Be realistic, but not lazy/careless/complacent.
10-15 minutes reading is better than nothing at all.
3. Make a Plan 🌿
If I go for some days without His words, I know what effect it would bring to me, to my heart, to people around me (esp to my family – eg. Mommy becomes less patience and easily offended 🙊).
I have seen that I NEED Him and His words regulary.
When I couldn’t open the bible, listening to podcast or online sermons make a difference. “Faith comes from hearing, and hearing the words of God”. It is still nourishing to my soul and spirit rather than listening to the world’s noises all day long instead.
Keep feeding in our spirit MUCH MORE than our flesh.
4. Resist the temptation to compare yourself to others 🌿
Mom with younger kid/s may have less time. Another might have kids spaced out differently. Every mother has different capacities and life circumstances.
Run the race that is set before YOU 🏃🏻♀️ God will honor that.
5. Trust that God will do his work 🌿
God has promised that his Word WILL NOT return void in your life.
If you see the need for Scripture in your life,
have realistic expectations for yourself,
make a plan,
and don’t compare yourself to everybody else around you,
all that’s left is to TRUST that the Lord is going to work.
God will give you a desire for his Word, transform & conform you into the image of Christ.
It is all a process, a journey, an everyday walk with Him and His sweet Holy Spirit.
God bless you moms! 🌿