Summary: “Spending time with God is something every Christian woman should set aside time for.”
Practicing Early Time With God
By Teacher Demetria Zinga
Christ Life International Fellowship Church
“Spending time with God is something every Christian woman should set aside time for.”
Perhaps this is a fairly common statement that we’ve heard all too often. We all know this to be true, and yet it still seems to be a most incredible struggle to obtain that blessed time with God each and every day of our lives.
So, how do we wear all the hats and still have time to be still and quiet in God’s presence?
How do we make the time to sit quietly before our Savior when our toddlers are stampeding through our living rooms with permanent markers only inches away from our furniture and walls?
When do we find the time to say a prayer long enough to our Savior before we are interrupted with “MOM! She hit me!”, or “Honey, I can’t find my keys!”
True, we all wear different hats—some of us are mothers, some of us are married, many of us work from home or have full time jobs outside of the home…but, one thing we all have in common is our need for the peace of God in our lives. We all need the Lord!
With that said, let’s talk for a minute about some practical things we can do each day to allow the Lord first place in our lives. We are not only discussing our time in general with God each day, but the fact that we can also give God the first of each day.
“Impossible!” you might exclaim…but it’s true. We can do this! I am a living witness that despite the busy-ness of each morning, it is quite possible for me to give God the very first few minutes of my day.
Try the following steps for 21 days and see if you’ll notice a difference in your outlook on life. Also note any changes in your relationship with God. You’ll most definitely feel more aware of how close the Lord really is to you, especially during many of your stressful times!
In addition, take note of your relationships to your family and friends, and to people around you. As you spend time, and early time with the Lord, you will find your relationships with others changing as your heart changes. Your heart will change because you start to become more like Christ as you draw closer to Him in fellowship each and every morning when you first awake.
Here’s how to make early time with God happen:
1.) Upon awaking each morning, thank God for a brand new day. Believe it or not, this very small act of gratitude takes you a long way during your stress throughout the day.
2.) Look out your window. Appreciate the nature. Thank God for what you see. Observe the weather. Whether it is raining or sunny, thank God for the weather. If it’s raining, don’t complain, but thank God for the rain. Thank Him for the sun. Thank Him for the birds in the air and the trees. Thank God for His handiwork.
3.) If your children and husband are still asleep, that means you still have time to spend with God! So get started! Open your bible and read some scripture, then MEDITATE on it. Think about what it means to you. Consider how you might apply the scriptures to your life that day.