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How did you make time to build/maintain a personal relationship with Jesus during this busy season of life?
There is an adage in finance that says "if you really want a secure future, pay yourself first". It means you are making an investment in yourself and your financial future, so you put money away for safe keeping every week/month...you pay yourself first, securing a means of support when you lose your earning potential! Well it is even more important when we are investing in our spiritual lives that we remember to give God the "first" of our time as well.
Making time is not always easy when families, spouses, little ones, friends and chores makes demands of everything and every minute. Giving God our first means we trust Him to make the time He gives us stretch accordingly for all things that are NECESSARY for each day. Giving Him our first keeps the priorities straight and sets the example for our little ones that God desires and deserves a relationship with us, and we value that. Setting the clock just a wee bit earlier, before the daily rush begins, or perhaps taking a few quiet moments during the kiddos' nap times is a sure fire way keep investing in your spiritual future. Using a good devotional just for moms will help make that time more meaningful.Response from Rose Ellen Roberts:
When the kids where very young and I was nursing them, I read my bible and always pray as I changed diapers.Response from Stacie Yocum:
I put things around my house and car to remind to think of God and talk to him. The last 30 seconds of my shower I pray for extra help to get through the day!Response from Laura Brown:
I pray as soon as I get out of bed and the kids and I read the brick bible together at night.