In so many ways, motherhood was rude awakening for me. I’m eight years into it now and just starting to feel like I am coming up for air.
One of the biggest adjustments to motherhood was learning how to find time and energy to be in the Bible. I wanted it. I needed it. Yet — with every intention of opening my Bible that day — I often just didn’t get to it.
Maybe you’re in this same place? Overwhelmed, tired, and a bit dazed by the busyness of all motherhood entails. If you are, know that you are certainly not alone and you don’t have to be stuck here. Over the next few months, we’ll be walking through some practical ways to find time to study the Bible and what to do once you do have it open.
Are you ready? I’m so excited!
Bible Study Tip #1: Find a Trigger.
I first figured out the fruitfulness of this while in college. Though I had more time that I knew what to do with, I struggled with finding time to study my Bible. Each day looked so different and getting to 8AM Chemistry class was a strain, so early morning quiet times were definitely out of the question!
But there was something I did every day: I studied. Whether for anatomy or history, you would find me in the library working on whatever work needed to be done. Sometimes it was after lunch and sometimes late at night, but I studied just about every day. So I decided to make that my trigger. Once I got to the library, I pulled out my Bible first. Sometimes I studied for only 5 minutes, but I found those moments in God’s Word were incredibly fruitful.
I’ve been able to carry this concept into my ever-changing motherhood days. Some seasons it was over the breakfast table while my little one(s) ate. Other times it was during naptime, or during a break at work.
Finding a trigger is an incredibly simple and easy way to incorporate time with God into your day. Here are a few possibilities:
- Study as soon as you get home from dropping the kids off at school.
- Show up to work a few minutes early and read for 5 minutes.
- At the kitchen table right after you put your toddler in the highchair to eat breakfast. (You may need to turn that little guy away so he can’t see mama … out of sight out of mind!)
- Take the first or last 5 minutes of your lunch break to read God’s Word.
Your Assignment for Today:
Look at the activities that you do every day a find one thing you can attach with your time with God then share it with us in the comments.
Have you tried something like this before? Are you desperate to get any sort of Bible reading into your day? Where are some potential triggers in your day?
Grace-clinger. Truth-speaker. Pastor’s wife. Mommy of three. Auburn fan. Loves to equip others to walk with the Lord for a lifetime.