Do You Have a Moment?

o You Have a Moment?

 

You feel stressed.  You know that you need to spend some time with the Lord.  Finally, you get a break.  You just get settled down and open your Bible, then you hear,  “Mom can I ………?”  Ok, you get that taken care of, and back to your Bible, then you hear cereal spilled all over the floor by the child who can’t clean up their own mess.  You jump up to clean it before it gets crushed all over the floor.  You tell the kids to please leave you alone for just a few minutes.  Well, a few minutes to you is an eternity to them.  You start to read again, and you hear the famous words, “Wipe me!”  🙂

 

By this time, you are totally frustrated.  You have decided that you aren’t going to get your time with the Lord.  Your spirit cries out, “Lord, I just don’t have an hour of time to spend with you anymore like I used to, and I really miss your presence, and the times where we talk.”

 

Suddenly, you hear the Master’s voice, and He gently says, “No, you don’t have the time to spend an hour, but you do have just a moment.  Want to talk?”

 

As you go about your daily chores and tasks, remember when you are cleaning the toilet, or changing a diaper, or taking out the trash, you do have a moment while doing those tasks.  Use it to talk to the Lord.  Train your mind to fix your thoughts on Him.  Heb. 5:14 says that solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.

 

Learn to listen and anticipate God’s voice, reminding you that you do have a moment to spend with Him throughout the day.  As you fix peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, thank the Lord that He is your bread of life, and that He daily gives you living bread.  As you bake cookies, thank Him that as He works His purpose in your life, your disposition will be sweet to behold.

 

Col. 3:1-2  “If then you have been raised with Christ to a new life, aim at and seek the rich, eternal treasures that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.  And set your minds and keep them set

on what is above, not on the things that are on the earth.  (Amp. Bible)

To help you keep your mind set on things above, place scripture cards around the house, in strategic locations (by the rocker where you nurse the baby, on the bathroom mirror, at the kitchen sink, on the dash in your car, etc.)  As you focus on these scriptures, and remember to talk to the Lord during those “moments” during the day, you will find that you are able to cultivate a very close relationship with Him.  You will feel Him there with you, helping you, refreshing you.  The scriptures will get deep into your spirit as you meditate on them throughout the day.  Before you know it, you will have a song in your heart and joy on your face.

 

A footnote from Titus 2:4-5 in the Full Life Study Bible says that God has a distinct purpose for the woman in relation to family, home, and motherhood.  His desire for a wife and mother is that her attention and devotion be focused on her family.  The home, husband, and children must be the center of a Christian mother’s world; this is her divinely appointed way of honoring the Word of God.  (In other words, we have a really big job to do, and we need His help!)

 

We all tend to let ourselves run out of “spiritual gas” at times.  If a car runs out of gas, it takes longer to fix it than it would have if we would have just taken the time to pull in the gas station.  It is the same with our spiritual lives.

 

I think I hear the Father now, saying, “You have a moment.”

 

© 2003, Stacy R. Miller

 

 

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