Alright ladies, I want to hear all about it…
With this post, I am beginning a series. It will post twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays. I want ALL of our readers to take part to their comfort level! (Lurkers are welcome. I love lurkers. I’m a lurker on many websites myself. Have been for years! 😉 )
Each day I want you all to take 2-5 minutes during each segment of the day to do something for yourself while giving your utmost attention to the Lord. Kids in the room and causing “confusion?” Don’t worry about it. This is the BEST way you can set a great legacy!
- Morning: Set a pot of coffee. While the kids play and you sip your coffee, read the Word. Carrying/holding your beverage a little too “sticky” to do? Try my favorite website/app Youversion! Another great option that my parent’s found recently is Biblos. I only saw it for the first time tonight, but it looks really good! (and no, these websites are not paying me… If Sticky Hands ever comes to the point that we offer advertising/giveaways, I promise we’ll have a disclosure notice.)
- Afternoon: Try doing a mini pedicure if you can. Or maybe take a shower. (Those of us with young babies know it’s a real treat!) If you wear makeup, put some on. While you do this, SING! Give Glory to God by singing to him in worship and praise. Whether it is a song that you know or the prayer in you heart. Just sing to Jesus. Not doing something like nails, showering, or makeup possible? Sing while you clean or walk the floor with the baby.
- Evening: This can get tricky, depending on time. Pray. No time to do something for you? Not so fortunate, but make the best of it. Pray while you do the dishes or load the washing machine. While I would really rather that you take this time each night to do something relaxing for yourself while you pray, like take a bubble bath, go for a walk, or do a facial; I know the reality of being a Mom. Just find time for you and prayer.
- Bedtime: This is very important. Before you are so sleepy you cannot stay awake, say a prayer. Thank God for the day you had. Tell Him about the good, the bad, the ugly. Each day is different. But regardless, thank Him. Next, pray for all of the needs you know of that belong to the Lord; your family/friends, and then yourself. (Remember, Jesus/others/you spells JOY!) After, pray for your personal needs. If you have a need that you would like others to join in prayer with you over, please visit our Prayer Wall.so that we may pray with you.
Obviously your options are going to have to fit to you, and they are going to vary from week to week and day to day. That’s fine Less boring. (I’m kidding… kinda… Not really… but in a way… just don’t want you to feel bad.)
Now, if you can, come back and tell us how you did this. You made time for yourself while putting God first, and we want to know how you did it to help us do a better job ourselves. I don’t want you to boast, obviously. The Bible condemns that. What I would like is for you to share so that myself and other moms can gain! The ideas you have today could greatly benefit a mom who reads tomorrow. 🙂
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