One of the qualities of a Super Working mum is the ability to connect with God even with a busy schedule.
One thing I always tell my ladies is that if you are too busy to read your bible and pray then you are really too busy!
As a Christian mum, you cannot afford NOT to spend some time with your father and the one who knows your future. This is how you will grow and deal better with the challenges of life.
Invest personal time with God everyday
My top recommendation would be to become intentional about investing your time everyday to know God more by waking up earlier to pray and study your Bible. Having alone time with God is very vital; to seek his heart for the day and to get wisdom on every aspect of your life. Just like you breathe everyday or take a shower everyday (hopefully!), spending time with God should also be a daily affair.
During my time with God, I generally:
- Listen to worship music to saturate the environment with the presence of the Holy spirit.
- Read my Bible using my devotional. Currently, one of my favourite devotionals to use is the Jesus Always: Embracing Joy in his Presence devotional by Sarah Young
- Pray – I have dedicated things I pray for everyday eg family, friends, my business & ministry, my Pastor & church, the ladies in the Super Working Mum community etc
- Write what God is telling me in my journal
- Plan for the rest of the day
This takes me about 1 to 2 hours early in the morning and I won’t want to trade it for anything else. Any day I don’t start my day with God, I can tell the difference and so I always endeavour to start my day right. Which means going to bed early. For tips on how to wake up early click the link. I also share my tips in my book: Super Working Mum, Living and Loving Life to the fullest.
Dealing with different seasons of life
Now, I understand that with different seasons of life, not every mum can have a dedicated prayer schedule like mine. Notwithstanding you can find time to invest in your relationship with your heavenly Father.
One thing you must realise is that you because you are a redeemed child of God, your body is the temple of the Holy spirit so you carry his presence with you everywhere. Knowing this will set you free and help you recognise that you can pray anywhere and everywhere.
So whether you currently have a dedicated time in the morning to pray, you still have to “carry God with you” everywhere you go. Don’t be like those who after spending time in the morning to pray, leave God there and take matters into their hands.
So where and how else can you find time to connect with God even with a busy schedule?
During your downtime or times, you are alone such as:
- bath/shower time
- loo time,
- waiting in line in the grocery store,
- stuck in traffic
- breastfeeding your baby
- waiting for your children at their extracurricular activities
- doing your chores at home.
You get the picture? Begin to see these block of times as “God and me” time. You can download the You Version Bible app on your phone and do a devotional from there. They have thousands of amazing devotionals. Listen to worship music (If you are an Android user or iPhone user you can get up to 3 months of free music from the android store or apple store respectively so you can listen to gospel music on your phone), an uplifting message or the audio bible.
One thing I am committing to do more of is speaking in tongues on the go. This way I am banking prayers as I pray in the spirit. When I am not talking to another human being or doing my work I am getting into the habit of talking to my father instead.
Why not give this a try and see what difference it makes in your life.
So tell me how do you connect with God even with a busy schedule?