Mrs. Anita Sedivy
- Sign up for automatic Scripture e-mails. It can be tempting to open e-mail before opening God’s Word or opening Facebook before seeking God’s face. Having Scripture as my first item in my inbox each morning is a helpful reminder that I need God’s wisdom for the challenges in my day. A wide variety of reading plans are available from sites like BibleGateway.
- Listen to podcasts of the Scripture. In the midst of your multitasking, fill your thoughts with God’s Word--and it is never too early for the little ears surrounding you to listen with you.
- Use Post-It notes or index cards with special passages for meditation or for prayer requests. Fix them to the window above the sink full of dishes, the mirror where you blow-dry your hair, or above the changing table.
- Find accountability partners. Perhaps you can’t carve out the time for a formal Bible study at your church. When my daughter was young, I found five other friends with similar time constraints. We all read the same Bible study book, and then on a given day we posted our comments to each other. We did this without having to find a babysitter or take yet another night out away from our families.
- Start somewhere! Often young moms give up because they can’t complete the amount of Bible reading they were accustomed to before children. Find five minutes. Then, when you realize you do have five minutes, go for ten.