Monday, July 29, 2013

Busy Mama's Bible Study

Dear mother, I know you are busy, but did you know that one of the most important things you can do for you, your family, your day, and walk with the Lord is to spend it with Him? There truly is nothing that is more important.

I always try to encourage moms to spend as much time as they can in the Word, as it is everything they will need to for the day. But I remember times when when the days would fly by and time seemed so scarce (like when my twins were born), and being able to snatch rare pieces of free time to go to His Word seemed challenging.

So today I am sharing a little tool to help some busy moms out there, it is called Thirty Days of Bible Study for Busy Mamas: Colossians 3 by Pam Forster (over at Doorposts--and yes, I know, we love them too!).

Here is a description:

Its not easy, getting in the Word when your home is full of little ones who need you twenty four hours a day. 

But it's essential.  

The goal of this book is to offer special encouragement and help to busy mothers who need the nourishment of God's Word in their demanding lives. 30 Days of Bible study for Busy Mamas: Colossians 3 will help you slow down and study the Bible, and then obey it. 

Here is a simple but deep approach to Bible study, divided into five-minute portions that will leave you encouraged and excited as you discover that you can study the Bible, even when your house if full of children!

 I think this is a great tool for moms who are wanting to spend some time in the Scriptures but would like some structure along the way while getting a chance to look deeper. Pam encourages moms as she walks along side them and gently gives them the tools they need continue studying even through busy seasons of their lives. Here is an excerpt:

"Getting up just a little earlier in the morning is one way to make time for Bible readying and study. However, for mothers who are caring for tiny ones during the night, an early rising may not be practical. If you're a mother with several little children, you may have trouble coming up with enough energy to get up any earlier than they already do, and it may be challenging finding even five minutes of time to concentrate in a day.

Keep a long of your time use for two or three days. Try to record every activity. Don't leave out the little bits of time that might get spent on non-essentials or Facebook or puttering. When you are done, look carefully at how you use your time. Are there moments you can redeem somehow? Can you come up with just five minutes--maybe one minute at a time throughout the the day? Ask your husband or a trusted friend to look over your time log, too. They may have some suggestions."

You can find this book at the official Doorpost website HERE.

Encouraged here?

  Also, don't forget to check out our newly released book, Overwhelmed.


megpies said...

Thank you for posting this - just bought it because it looks like something I need these days:) excited!

Mary Abdelbaset said...

I have raised my children into adulthood, but feel that my duty as a mother goes on. I want to so steeped in the Word of God that when they come to me for advice that I can lead them to the only one who has the answers; Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. Thank you for your interest in mothers. I love this sight. And thank you for the beautiful music.

Aritha said...

Thank you!


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