Oh, the mom life. I wake up in the morning, quietly sipping my hot coffee while flipping through the pages of my Bible wondering what the day will bring me. It’s a peaceful scene of a clean house and quietness surrounding me.
Except, it’s not.
The truth is, the mom life is anything but quiet, calm, and clean. You’re nodding your head agreeing. You get it.
If you’re mornings are anything like mine they are filled with chaos, reminders to children to brush their teeth and get dressed, and a travel mug filled with a caffeinated beverage.
When I held my oldest child and looked into her big brown eyes for the first time I had no idea how differently my my life would be. I mean, I had an idea. I knew it would be different, but I wasn’t sure how it would all play out.
I traded my heels for flats, nights out with my husband for nights in watching cartoons, and peaceful reflective time with God for snippets of scripture in an inspirational Facebook post. Don’t get me wrong. I would not trade this mom-life for anything in the world, but my quiet time with God is anything but quiet.
After becoming a mom I found myself longing for a single moment of peace and quiet. My relationship with Christ started to take a back seat to diaper changes, and let me be quite honest—sleep.
But Christ knew how big of a job the title “mom” would be. He knew the demands that would be put on us daily. He knew that we would spread ourselves thin, and sacrifice ourselves for our children. He knew what it would take to be “mom”.
He also knew that your time spent with Him would look a little different than it used to, and that’s ok. Even small pieces of time with God can lead to meaningful spiritual growth.
I’ve found my relationship with Christ growing in ways I did not expect before having kids. From conversations with close friends, to watching the innocence and wonder of my children, to reading them Bible with them. All these brief moments throughout the day add up to big moments in my Christian walk.
Our “quiet” time with God may not look the same as it once did before our children entered this world, but we should never stop seeking God. Run to Him as a child runs to his mother. Think about the happiness you feel when you see your child running towards you with their crooked little smile. God feels that happiness too.
Whether it's a prayer in the shower, a daily Bible verse reminder on your phone, or the local Christian radio station, never stop praising Him, running to Him, and loving Him. Find some time to spend time with Christ today. He will be waiting for you with open arms.
Proverbs 8:17 “I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.”