My day is filled pretty much from the moment I wake up till the moment my kids’ heads hit their pillows. (And, sometimes even beyond that.) Life is busy. There are a multitude of things I am responsible for, and even more things trying to get themselves added onto my ‘to do’ list.
While I’d love to say I always get to it all, I am only human. To help maintain order, and keep me feeling as if I haven’t failed by not doing it all, here’s five things I do everyday; no matter what:
Sit in Quiet (& Hear the Lord) – It is all too easy to surround myself with busyness and noise. There are times God speaks in the chaos, but more often it’s in whispers. If I don’t make a point of slowing down, I risk missing the voice of the Lord.
Pray Over My Children – Each day, I start out praying over my family. I have specifically assigned days to pray over every one of my kiddos, but always say a quick prayer over all of them each morning.
Bless My Husband – Being a homeschool, stay-at-home mama, my day tends to revolve around my home and kids. I don’t want my husband to feel as if he doesn’t matter. I make a point of asking him each morning (and often throughout the day) how I can bless him. Does he need anything of me; is there something I can do for him; or would he like my company? I want him to feel loved and important, no matter how full the day might be.
Increase in Wisdom – No matter where I am or what I’m doing, I like to become a little wiser each day. Whether it’s from books, people I know, or reading online posts, I enjoy learning and growing closer to the Lord.
Think About Naps – Notice the word think. Napping is a dream. Kind of like wanting to go to Tahiti or something. It sounds lovely, but I just can’t manage to get there.
These five, simple things keep me going strong and ready for what’s coming next. However, there are a few things I’m not doing that I probably should be:
- Taking those silly naps!
- Giving myself permission to rest.
- Hugging my kids more.
- Digging even deeper into God’s Word. (I’m fixing that with a new Bible study!)
Life might be a little crazy around here at times, but with the Lord’s leading we’ve established positive highlights in our day. By taking time to hear God’s voice, pray, and seek wisdom, we are choosing to focus on what’s best for our family.
There’s always going to be more busyness with which we could fill our day, but nothing will ever be more important than these. Now, if only I could manage to get to those naps!
“And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This [is] the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.“
Time to Chime In: Is there something you should be doing daily, but aren’t?