Hello sweet friends! One of the things I’ve struggled with as a Christian mom with active kids (don’t let anyone tell you they get easier as they grow, it’s a LIE… ;)), is making time for Bible reading, prayer, and focused devotions for women in my busy schedule. This year, as I’ve worked on an attitude of stewardship, I’ve found a few ways to keep my faith in the forefront of my mind; at home and at work. Would you like to hear a few of them?
How about FIVE?
Devotions For Women: Five Tips For Busy Moms
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- I find that specific devotions for women are especially meaningful to me. I learn from other Christian women how to apply scripture to my life today. I use the book Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young, and the First 5 app. I’ve mentioned these before, but they are worth talking about over and over. :) Read more about First 5 here. Both of these options are short yet meaningful, and are the perfect way to give God the first few minutes (or the last few, after the kids are in bed, if that works better for you!) of my day. I read both while eating my breakfast, but they are easily portable (Jesus Calling comes in a Kindle version!) and can be completed while feeding a baby, or sitting in the school drop off line.
2. Music. If you love music the way I love music, then you know that singing can be a form of prayer and worship. I listen to my local Christian radio station all. day. long. In the car I can belt out my favorite songs, and prepare for whatever waits at my destination. At home, chores turn in to church; I’ve even been known to stop in the middle of cleaning and sing my heart out with a mop handle microphone. Just a word of caution; teenagers think this is REALLY WEIRD.
3. Scripture cards. I love to print out special Bible verses and keep them in conspicuous places. Like the bathroom mirror. Or the dashboard in my car. On the window above the kitchen sink. Taped over the credit card slot in my wallet. (that’s an especially useful one. stewardship, anyone?) On my new chicken wire frame memo board. Nothing brings faith in to focus like a well placed verse. You are welcome to click on this image, save it and print for your own use!
4. Pray without ceasing. Ask our heavenly Father for his Holy Spirit’s guidance any time and all the time. As an ER nurse, I say a short prayer before I enter every patient’s room. For me, for the patient, and for the physician. Wear a rubber band on your wrist as a reminder until frequent prayer becomes a habit.
Devotions for Women: Tip Number 5 Contains a Giveaway!
5. AND speaking of wearable reminders, Christian jewelry is a beautiful way to wear your faith “on your sleeve” and be reminded of God’s promises throughout your day. I might even have a suggestion for jewelry that you will love. :) Our family’s business, Perspective 27 Inc., is passionate about spreading peace and eternal perspective to all who are struggling through trials, bearing crosses, and sometimes losing sight of God’s promises. We offer a peace arrow necklace and ring, designed by my sweet engineer, and cast in sterling silver. The ring is offered in a slightly distressed finish to bring out the details.
The first diamond represents our birth, and the second the death of our body. The crooked line in between represents LIFE, with its ups and downs, twists and turns, and crooked paths. The straight section is full of faith and the arrow the fulfillment of God’s promises in heaven.
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