Do you want to make more room for God in your everyday life?
How do you do that you might say.
Life is so busy. Between rolling out of bed in the morning to climbing in the bed at night (yep, I have to roll and climb in and out of bed, short girl problems) there are only thousands of things that we have on our to-do-list.
So, how do you make more time in the day you say. There are only 24 hours and we need our sleep, our children need to eat, our houses need cleaning, laundry has to be done, and everyone needs to be taken somewhere. I get it I really do. As a mom of 5 ranging from 15 to 1, I totally get it.
We may desire more of Gods word and presence in our lives but do we really make him a priority?
You have to make room for Him.
Let me just tell you that just as bad as you need more of God in your life, he desires the same thing. He desires time with you!
Remember that God is present all the time.
When you wake up in the morning thank Him for breath and life.
When you are worried, seek His guidance and draw near to Him.
When your children are “upsetting” you, pray and let them see you praying. Sometimes you don’t have to actually say anything to them. You can pray openly in front of them and let them see and hear you asking God for guidance.
When you get in your car to take the kids to school or practices, pray for safe travels.
When you are on Facebook and you see a request for prayer, stop right there and pray.
When you are feeling lonely, scared, hurt, overwhelmed, emotional, in pain, unhappy, or worried remember
Psalm 145:18 “The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth”.
Whatever you are doing include God.
Get out your Bible and read it. Don’t just let it collect dust. Don’t just use it on Sunday’s. Lay your Bible out on the counter and focus on one verse per day. Think about that verse all day in each thing you do that day. Let it sink in and understand it.
I love to make stick it notes of important verses and put them on the bathroom mirrors, fridge, or over the light switches.
Another great way to get Gods word in is to do hand verses. Take a verse and write it on your hand. You will see that verse all day long and be reminded of it and God. It is a great example of how He is always there with you.
He wants to be in every part of your day, from the small things to the huge things.
I have found that when I do these small things it really changes my mood. I feel more calm, joy, confidence, and comfort in my daily walk of life.
We just need to make God a priority in our lives and then our lives won’t seem so hectic.
James 4:8 “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you”