Friday, August 17, 2012
5 Tips for Mommy to Make More Room for God
Motherhood is a blessing. In spite of the extra laundry, dirty diapers, car pools, boo-boos, sibling rivalry, and exhaustion of every day in the mothering trenches, most of us are likely to feel that there are extremely few things more rewarding than being "Mom." Daughter of God and Wife are the only two roles that I can personally think of that out-rank Mommy in my list of titles.
It's no wonder, though, that at the end of each day, the time young moms have available for God and husband is scrunched. After all, an infant has to be fed, a toddler has to be potty-trained, a school-age child has to get homework done and have clean clothes and food in the house for a lunch to be ready for the next day. When is a mom able to re-group and just "be?" Usually about the time that hubby is feeling amorous, and "mommy" is feeling anything but.
If your relationship with God and your Husband has fallen to the wayside due to mommy-hood, don't get down on yourself; there are seasons to everything, and you are in a season of young motherhood.
However, God is the one who gave you your blessing of a husband and children, and He is the one who can give you strength for the daily grind. He has a great plan for each of you, and through spending time with Him each day, you are building your family on a solid foundation. Tomorrow, I will share Five Tips for Connecting with Your Husband during Young Mommy-hood, so check back then!
Today, though, are Five Tips to Make God Time Easier to Fit Into Your Busy Day:
1) Place a Bible in several rooms of your home. A Bible on the Kitchen counter top, in each Bathroom, on the Entryway table, coffee table, and dining room table, on your nightstand, and on the passenger seat of your car can make His Word more accessible, and thus, more likely to be quickly grabbed and read for a few moments.
2) Program your IPOD or Radio to Christian Music, and let it play while you do household chores, tuck the kiddos in for a nap, or get ready for the day.
3) Take a few moments, and write out a new Scripture or a favorite Bible promise or two on index cards or stickies. Place one above the kitchen sink, one on each bathroom mirror, one on your mini-van's dashboard, and one on the kitchen table.
4) Commit to two minutes of prayer each morning with your spouse. Before you part ways for the day, pray for him, and ask him to pray for you and the kids. Say prayers of thankfulness to God for your family and blessings, and ask for wisdom and strength. Start the day with the main thing the main thing "GOD," and you are already off to a great start!
5) Recognize that you can communicate with and learn from God in the everyday moments. Changing the diaper of the beautiful miracle He placed in your care is an act of service, and therefore, an act of worship. Caring for the least of these....is really one of the greatest things you will ever do. Whisper a quick prayer over your sleeping baby. Tell your toddler a Bible story during nap or bedtime tuck in. Hug your husband tight, and tell him how glad you are that God gave him to you! Through thankfulness in the everyday moments, service, love, and intentional seeking of the Lord, your passion for Him and relationship with Him will reignite.
Posted by The Marriage Guy and Gal at 7:50 AM