#momlife is busy, repetitive,… and it is definitely hard to find time to “make time for Jesus.” At least at this stage in life, my kids are into everything and anything. When I try to get a moment to myself, Norah is saying “scuze me… scuze me MOMMY, scuze me!” or Jonah is pulling all the Kleenex out of a box and trying to eat them at the same time. 🙂 Basically, my kids are keeping me on my toes 24/7.
After having Jonah, I heard a sermon on TV where the guy told his congregation to wake up early to have time with God. I remember feeling mad. I had slept maybe 2hrs the night before, my house was in disarray, and anytime I wasn’t breastfeeding, I was trying to spend “quality time” a 21month old who was used to having 100% of my attention. I felt lonely, I missed seeing friends, and I missed feeling “close to God.” Yet, going to church wasn’t something we could do yet. I knew it was just a feeling, I knew God didn’t require anything of me, and that his grace was more than enough. Nonetheless, I needed a spiritual pick-me-up.
I found this book, “The Busy Mom’s devotional” by Lisa T. Bergren. It has been a great, easy read and really encouraging on the days when #momlife seems lonely, monotonous, and unrewarding.
I love these words, ” So, dear friend, may God interrupt your life! May He stop you in the midst of your blurry, chaotic schedule… ” Even in the midst of dirty diapers, independence fits, snacks, naps, and the rest of #momlife business, God wants us!
If you are looking for a quick pick-me-up, I suggest this book!