The baby is teething and was up all night. The dog would not stop barking. Your toddler ended up in bed you and your husband, again. Lack of sleep is rough when you hardly slept a wink.
Yet morning will be here regardless. And you have a choice to make as soon as your alarm goes off.
You hit snooze too many times on your alarm clock which causes you to rush around, leaving no time to prepare a healthy breakfast, which results in you grabbing junk food on your way out the door.
Rushing around and being in a constant hurry makes for a stressful beginning to your day.
The stress causes you to yell at your children and spill your coffee.
Thanking God is the last thing on your mind this morning.
You get up when the alarm goes off. You praise God even before your feet touch the ground.
You are awake before everybody else. You grab a cup of hot tea and sit down for a few minutes of reading your Bible and praying.
You are relaxed, filled with joy, and hopeful about the upcoming day. You started your day with much needed daily quiet time.
Daily Quiet Time
A daily quiet time is specifically devoted to reading the Bible, prayer, and meditation. Perhaps even some time for journaling may be squeezed in. It is a personal choice to make each and every day to get up and spend time in the Word.
“I need you, Lord. I need your guidance for today.
I trust what you have to say.
My hope is in you.
Please show me the way.
May my heart be content, filled with joy, and may my actions glorify you in all that I do today.”
Dear Sweet Mama’s, you cannot produce the fruits of the spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control) Galatians 5:22-23, if you are not abiding in Christ. How much fruit we bear has to do with how closely we abide in Christ.
When we abide in Christ, we are filled with the spirit, and thus become fruitful.
Why Does Daily Quiet Time Have to Do with Being A Keeper of the Home?
As keepers of your home, you need to be prepared for each and every day. Just like a soldier suiting up for the battlefield, you are suiting up for your day (maybe somedays it feels like a battlefield).
The soldier wears protective gear, and you, too, shall be suited up in the armor of God.
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.
With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”
Armor of God
You must be able to stand your ground to fight against the enemy. As keepers of our homes, we must guard our homes against the enemies influence. We are the first defense when it comes to spiritual attacks on our homeland.
There is much at stake that needs to be protected. We do this by having a daily quiet time with our Lord. Just us and Him.
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