What I have learned most about the stolen moments I have with the Lord, in this season of life, is that anything goes. There is no plan except that I seek him when I wake and before I lay down at night. I am reminded of what David said:
Due to the fact that I am a mother with three children at home from age 4 to age 9, waking is usually to “Mommy I am hungry!” or “Mommy she hit me!”, so quiet time may be delayed. However, once I get there I find that God is waiting for me. That I am so thankful for.
I pray first in thanking Him for protection and provision through the night. Then I head into whatever I am studying, or use my devotional as a springboard. It depends on how I feel led at the moment. I may even read blogs I subscribe to. During that, I ask the Lord to open His word to me and tell me what He wants me to know regarding my life. I ask Him to point me in direction of His will, and wisdom for the day so I may glorify Him.
Through the rest of my day in my silent conversation with Him I go where I am led, and do what I do. Mother, read, write, study, clean, encourage, and prepare assignments for submission are some of those things.
Then at night when everyone has gone to sleep in my house I pray about the day, and ask for God to speak to me. I may write in my journal or not. I read scripture, and Christian living books which guide me into a conversation with the Lord about my life. There is no real plan just a pattern I follow and most of all trying my hardest to let the Lord lead.
One thing I know is that I have never had success trying to have time with God someone else’s way. I tried being a morning person endlessly and tire-fully. Both God and I agreed that was just not right for me. I am a night owl, NOT a morning person. Although there are times He wakes me with something to say and then I know I best get up and put my ears on. I love those moments! (I will insert here that I am no longer a cranky person in the morning though–that was an act of God–anyone who knows me will tell ya!)
So from me to you, what I have learned in my stolen moments with the Lord is that anything goes and be yourself. Don’t have a plan, and if you do expect God has a better one. Then if you get to the point you need more than stolen moments with God it is time to schedule more than moments with God. In a week and a half I am going to a Beth Moore Simulcast. I can’t wait to worship and let God have all my moments that day.
What do you do in your moments with God Beloved? ❤ Mindy
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