Sometimes as a mom, I have to take what I can get. How about you?
When it comes to spending quality time with Jesus in prayer, some days (like yesterday for example) I actually get to spend a portion of time alone in prayer, really soaking in His presence and listening to what He would whisper to my heart. Laying out all of my burdens to let Him lift them off of me.
Some days, I’m not so fortunate as to have actual alone time before I’m exhausted by all the endeavors of the day. Some days, I breathe my prayers as I go, taking time to acknowledge His nearness even in the midst of not-so-graceful circumstances.
Most days right now, I am awakened by my two-year-old and immediately employed to care for his needs, which usually includes cuddle time and some kind of TV entertainment. These days are fleeting, the days when I can hold him and cuddle him, breathe in his scent because his little head literally rests right below my nose as we snuggle on the couch.
In these moments, it may not feel like I can pray effectively. But what is prayer? What is prayer except a chance to simply talk with God?
Whatever you find yourself doing, you can converse with the One who hung the stars in the heavens. Let Him grace You with His love as you enjoy the moments You’ve been given with Your little ones.
The days will come again when you can sit uninterrupted more often. But these days you have right now, and what God is teaching you through these precious ones to whom He has promised the Kingdom — these days are fleeting.
Value them as the fragile and priceless treasures that they are.