There's just something about sitting down with a cup of coffee and spending time in the Word. I love these moments. I love to linger in prayer while I sip my coffee. It's as if God is sitting down alongside of me, and I can finally talk to him. I mean, really talk to him. The kind of talk you have with him and nobody else.
Before my children, it seemed as if these moments were plentiful. Then, I had my oldest daughter, and life changed. My transition into motherhood was challenging. Not only did I struggle with my new role as “Mommy”, I struggled to spend consistent time with God. Instead of adapting my quiet time to this new season of life, I neglected it.
My oldest daughter was about a year old when I finally learned to pursue God with whatever time and energy I had. Now, life is very different for me! As a mother, I have learned to put aside my “to do” list, ignore a messy house, and sacrifice sleep to spend time with God.
And let me tell you, it's hard! Part of the battle, I believe, is having direction in my quiet time. When I have a plan of what to study, I'm consistent.
He Gently Leads You is a place where mothers can be encouraged and equipped to spend consistent time in God's Word. In each post, I will introduce a topic of study. Most of the time, I will write about my experiences as a wife and mother, and occasionally, I will write about how God is working in other areas of my life. For each post, I will also provide a corresponding reading guide for you to use during your quiet time.
Will you join me in this journey? In John 15:4 Jesus said, “Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.”
Whether you join me for one week or a few months, my prayer is that you would be thoroughly equipped to spend consistent time in God's Word.
May the joy of God's presence be with you today!
Love you, Sister!
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