Quiet Time

YEP this describes my life….

“You’re picking up toys on the living room floor for the…15th time today
Matching up socks and sweeping up lost Cheerios that got away
You put a baby on your hip, color on your lips and head out the door
While I may not know you I bet I know you wonder sometimes
Does it matter at all
Let me remind you it all matters just as long as you

Do everything you do to the glory of the One who made you
Cause He made you
To do every little thing that you do to bring a smile to His face
And tell the story of grace with every move that you make
In every little thing you do” -lyrics and song by Steven Curtis Chapman “Do Everything”

Because being a mom is soo hard.. NOW dont get me wrong.. it amazing and one of the most blessed jobs EVER! BUT It does have its hard days where your oldest fights you on every word you say, your toddler hits your friends child and then your baby screams for no reason… Oh and then there is dinner to make, floors to clean, and all while staying calm… BUT I have to remember when my baby snuggles my shoulder in the morning for extra love, or my toddler brings me every flower from here to the mailbox..everyday.. and when my oldest will randomly sign “i love you” to me.. those are the moments… BUT all that being said, i can not do it alone.. Yes i am married to an amazing man “superman” but i need more..

Thus brings me to my nap time – quiet time. This is when me and God spent time together.. now don’t get me wrong, i am working on this to make it a MUST everyday.. things come up, i forget, kids dont sleep.. BUT i am making it a priority now.. WHY?? Cause i need it!

This is what my quiet time looks like…

Quiet time @ Naptime

My bible, NIV study Bible (love it, have had it since i was 18… lots of things i have written over the years!)

My Blue Letter Bible reading program

Prayers for My husband and Kids

& my newest addition.. their handprints.. found this idea over here

http://lillightomine.com/a-praying-mom—part-1.php

I traced each child’s hand and then prayed and chose a verse i wanted to pray this year over them… wrote it on it. Now i have to laminate it… 🙂

I feel soo strengthened by spending time with God.. its amazing how i know when i dont ..eek (and more than likely those around me know also)

God’s grace is enough.. for those hard times and those happy times.. i encourage you to find a time to sit and talk with God… it can be at anytime, anywhere.. when i was in college it was in my car in the parking lot between classes.. i LOVED the weather, and no distractions! See, just pick a time, place and then stick to it! Lets do this challenge together!

Let me know when you do your quiet time and what it looks like for you!

~jessica

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One thought on “Quiet Time

  1. KEEP STRIVING! Ask GOD to make him and his word the most important thing, I dare you! Check this post out: http://imlisteningtogod.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/revisiting-psalm-119-a-pragmatic-approach-to-a-life-of-purity-in-christ/

    Also, I have a few Bible study templates for download here: http://imlisteningtogod.wordpress.com/bible-study-templates/

    Check back over the next few weeks because I am going to add more every week since I am teaching a “How to Study the Bible” course at my church.

    Cheers,

    Jack

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