Busy Christian women doing laundry

I don't have time for God I'm doing my laundry! Here's how to pause and prioritise time with God in the middle of it all

Girl, Are you tired? Have you had a looooong day? Did work tire you out? Do you have a baby, kids or a hubby to serve too? Does the housework need doing? Where did so much laundry come from anyway? I feel like I just got the wash basket down to empty and now it's full again!!!

Christian woman doing laundry

Yes, yes, yes and yes I hear you shout! I can't do everything and something has to give. If we are honest, sometimes, often & most likely, the thing we give up is time with God. Can you relate? Prayer, reading the bible or any time in God's presence gets left until just before we sleep, if at all.

On some days if God gets any of our time it's when we've rolled into bed, quickly done one last check of our emails, Facebook, Instagram, text messages, WhatsApp's and Pinterest before we put the mobile device aside, lay down, pull up the duvet, say six or so words to our heavenly father, followed by 'in Jesus name, Amen' and then we fall asleep.

Then comes the morning, when we wake up to an alarm on our mobile device (after hitting snooze a minimum of three times), check of our emails, Facebook, Instagram, text messages, WhatsApp's and Pinterest before we put the mobile device aside, pull back the duvet, jump out of bed, say six or so words to our heavenly father followed by 'in Jesus name, Amen', whilst brushing our teeth, in the shower or packing the kids packed lunch and then off we go with our daily routine, just to come home from a long day and add to the laundry pile! It's been a routine for some time, right? We are human and we get tired. But sometimes it's the cares of this world that keep us from intimacy with God, but God wants to be intimate you so that you are better prepared to handle the cares of this world.

When we don't prioritise time with God we miss out on beautiful poems like these:

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

~Psalm 23

How beautiful was that? How soothing to a tired soul? Just what you needed to hear, right? His words so full of hope, restoration, protection, strength and love. I'm going to be a good friend and do what I can to help you right now! I don't want you to read any further down this post until you've taken a few minutes to soak in God's presence.


 

 

INSERT YOUR TIME WITH YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER HERE whatever that looks like to you.

Whether you read the bible, pray, listen, sing, dance, draw, write or just stop to breath and meditate on Him, just Stop and seek Him for a moment! He wants time with you his precious daughter.

 

 


Christian women looking happy after prayerMy friend, thanks for coming back.

How was it? Refreshing, anointed, peaceful, revealing, warming, nourishing?

"Come to me and I will give you rest," Jesus said to all who are heavy burdened. Maybe right now He is the very thing you need? The laundry can wait. It will still be there when you're done...(unfortunately! Sorry!) We're here to guide each other to the very source that is going to help us and lead us in every area of life - God and his word. Our Shepherd.

 

Call to action:

  1. What can you change or plan today to make sure you have quality time with God tomorrow and every day for the rest of this week? Let's us know in the comments below xx
  2. Join us The Hope Table Bible Community Facebook group where we encourage one another in the word daily.