There is a fine balancing act needed in the life of a mother. We are pulled in many directions not only by our children but also our world. It can be very tiring, trying to make it all work and sometimes the essence of our Christian life gets shuffled to the side.
As Christ followers we are called to have quiet time with God. In the book of Matthew we are told:
"But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees you in secret will reward you."
When we seek Him out for guidance and encouragement He hears our calls and gives us peace and hope.*Click to Tweet!*
But what happens when a child has been up sick all night, or when an extremely hectic morning happens and nothing goes right? Our quiet time can get lost and then we believe God is disappointed in us.
Has there been a time where you felt discouraged about not meeting God with bible, journal, and coffee (or whatever beverage you fancy) in hand?
I certainly have!
Thankfully God is available to us whenever and wherever we can meet with Him. There are plenty of places in scripture that give us other examples of how to meet with God.
"Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving." Colossians 4:2
"And he spoke a parable to them to this end, that men ought to always pray, and not to faint;"
"The Lord is near to all them that call on him, to all that call on him in truth." Psalms 145:18
"I desire therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath or doubting." 1Timothy 2:8
God wants to commune with us every moment of the day. When you are feeding your baby, teaching your kindergartener how to read, or washing the overflowing pile of dirty dishes. He desires a relationship with us that is continually working for our good and His glory.
So in one moment we can whisper words of humility and grace.
In one moment we can worship by lifting our hands and saying thank you.
We can remember who's in charge while our houses are a mess and thank Him for the children who bring joy to our hearts.
In one moment we can fulfill our desire to have quiet time with the One who created us. God understands our days. He wants an authentic relationship with us, not something so planned out that we feel like a failure when we cannot meet our own over-the-top expectations.
God desires quiet time with us and it is vital to maturing in our walk with the Him. But don't let life pass you by without encountering God during the every day moments.
Invite God into your mess and give Him the chance to help you make sense of it all.*Click to Tweet!*
"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." Philippians 4:6
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