It’s Monday morning and I desperately need coffee. #thestruggleisreal
Fitting Time in with God
Fitting in Time to Journal Scripture
You know the scene many of us imagine. As busy moms, we find a time of solitude to sit down in a cozy spot and do a Bible study. And beside us are our warm beverages of choice. Maybe we have a cushioned pillow and comfy blanket, too. Happily somewhere in our homes are our quiet children getting along with each other famously. Or maybe they’re out for some time with their dads or at a friend’s home. We pull out our journals and favorite pen (or multiple colored pens as the case may be for some of us – ahem) and we jot down our thoughts . . .
I did say it’s a scene many of us imagine. Right?
Fitting in Time to Memorize Scripture
Now this one can be a bit trickier for us busy moms. For certain, it’s a whole lot easier to memorize Scripture if we have some quiet time. But do you know what? I bet there’s something we can do. Because even the women we read about in the Bible were busy wives and mothers. And they didn’t even have the “conveniences” we have, yet they learned.
Thinking back to how we can integrate note-taking with listening to sermons, we can do something similar with memorization. In general, pastors will give several Scripture references in relation to their sermon topics. Well, what if the one that stands out the most—that brings either connection or conviction—is the one that we focus on memorizing?
- Hearing the Word
- Seeing the Word
- Writing the Word
- Meditating on the Word
You can also fit in Scripture memory on the go. This is a quick little tip that is super helpful. If you have some index cards or a purse-sized notebook, write Scripture memory verses on them. In this way, you can glance at the verses and memorize them in chunks. Often times we have some moments on the go to where this is doable. For instance, as we sit in an office waiting to go back for an appointment we can memorize. Or we can do so right before we jog into the market. Surely we could sacrifice some iPhone Facebook time on our phones in order to do this.
Fitting in Time to Disciple Others
It can be so tough when we run into someone in this kind of situation, but time constraints prevent us from being able to stop everything and be in the moment. Or it can be a struggle if we have our kids with us and we’re being pulled away by this most precious priority.