One of the most difficult aspects of being a mom is learning how to balance my devotional life with being a mom. And yet without a daily connection to the Lord, my lifeline, it’s not possible for me to be the best mom I can be.
Of course, there’s no one right way to stay connected, and I have all sorts of things I do through out the day to keep connected to the Holy Spirit. But lately one stands out for me.
One of my bad habits is waking up and immediately thumbing through my phone. It helps my eyes wake up! Unfortunately, we’ve been teaching our children not to fill their minds with cartoons first thing in morning, and instead to feed their spirit. You see my dilemma?
Instead of feeding the flesh, I decided to try opening my bible first thing even before getting out of bed. Can you believe it? The phone light is great for reading! (Yes, I know I can actually read the bible on my phone, but that’s just not the same!)
The sweetest thing happened the other day. My 6 year old climbed into bed with me right as I was about to read. So I began to read the story of the Apostle Paul (Saul) being knocked off his horse by the Lord. I asked her if she wanted to sit with me and listen and she said yes. She sat quietly listening the whole time. At the end, I asked her if she had any questions. She quietly said no. But then she said, “Mama, thank you so much for reading that to me. Can we do that again?”
WAY TO MELT A MAMA’S HEART!
Sometimes, we make things more complicated than they need to be. Sometimes, there are simple solutions to getting what we need. Sometimes, connection to the Holy Spirit is closer than we think. I challenge you this week to slow down and listen for the subtle ways to stay connected to the Lord. And let your children join in!