I have three sons. Getting them to sit down for devotional time can be a challenge. Okay, “challenge” is mild. It can be impossible with their little bodies constantly moving, usually all three in different directions at once!
When I was little my Mom had us memorize many, many verses, and I hated it. I told her when I grew up, I wasn’t going to do it and for years I didn’t. It wasn’t until several years ago, when those verses I’d memorized as a child would come back to me in moments when I needed them, I realized the value of memorizing God’s Word.
Usually, I would rush, rush, rush him in my actions and words, berating him for not moving faster. Then he would dissolve into a puddle on the floor and go to the car in tears because he had failed to move fast enough once again. This morning, however, the Spirit slowed me down...
When I’m overwhelmed and exhausted, one of the best ways I’ve found to connect with Jesus is listening to Christian music. We’ve all been moved by a song sometime in our lives, whether it’s a special song that was “our song” with our spouse or one that got us through a hard time in the past.
Do you struggle to find time to spend with God? Like the Psalmist, does your heart long for time to meet with God?
Praying while doing chores has been an attitude changer for me. I’m not a fan of chores. I know, who is, right? Praying is one way I’ve found to give me a better attitude in the midst of them and invite Jesus in, instead of complaining to myself about the fact I have to do them.
There have been some seasons in my life when I didn’t have time to get up early in the morning and was so exhausted by bedtime that trying to read the Bible then was hopeless, but I’ve found listening to the Bible allows me to connect with God during the spaces of my day.