One of Ruth Graham’s daughters told her mother she had no time for devotions because of caring for her children. Her mother wisely counseled her to use those moments when rocking a baby, changing a diaper, or washing dishes to worship the Lord. God can be a part of our routine in any season of life when our hearts hunger for Him.
William Law (1686-1761) was a contemplative, mystical recluse. He said that we may change the timing and hours of “our devotions to the conditions of our lives and the state of our hearts.” If this mystical recluse allows us to have variations in our devotional lives, surely God intends for us to allow different habits in different seasons of our lives.
Although we can never be legalistic in the area of spiritual disciplines, we must resist with all our strength the temptation to make our time with Jesus a lesser priority in our daily routine. We may have to learn to say a polite “no” to extra unnecessary work, TV programs, and even visiting. Our “no” to these can make possible a “yes” to something of greater value.
Thank You, Jesus, that Your plans are so amazingly practical.
"Pray in the Spirit on all occasions" (Ephesians 6:18).
Day 6 (of 40 Days of Prayer)
Come to the Fire will be offering resources to purchase. Please pray for the choosing, pricing, and displaying of all publications. Pray that God will give women a hunger to read books that will draw them to Himself.