Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Myth of More Time

Somehow we always think, "when the kids are older and more independent, I'll have more time". Time to spend with the Lord and time to serve Him.

Sorry to burst your bubble. When the kids are older and more independent, they also have more words to share. You'll only have more time if you choose not to listen to them. (Ask any sleep-deprived mother of college aged kids. They come home late, you want to be there, and then they want to talk.)

Other common myths:

  • Work should be done by those whose kids are all grown up.
    If that's the case, how are we to understand the qualifications for elder, as stated in 1 Timothy 3:4?
    He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect.

  • Totally alone is the only way to have a satisfying time alone with the Lord. See what some other young moms had to say.

Don't put off your relationship with the Lord until some pie-in-the-sky future time. You don't know what's going to happen. Do it now.

Consider what Kili @ Live Each Moment, another young mom, is doing:

I'm doing the Bible in 90 days plan. I am on Day 40 and have been reading for 60 days. yes I am 20 days behind but it's awesome. I started July 7 with Genesis and I am now in Psalms.....


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