The children wake up before you have a chance to do your devotions. Do you get frustrated, or do you pleasantly take care of their needs and share something the Lord has put on your heart for them to hear?
You wait until they are busy with school and then make yourself a cup of coffee, find a quiet place, pray, and open to your bookmarked page. Then your youngest comes and wants to hang out with you. Do you gruffily send her to play, or do you pull her into your lap and shower love on her?
Do you ever have interruptions during interruptions? You know those crazy hectic moments that drive us to our breaking points? I believe God uses those to show us a couple of things:
- what is going on inside of ourselves...areas we need to work on to be more like Him
- where our focus should be
Be wise, young wives and mamas, when the chaotic moments come, let go of your agenda and put down the checklist. Open your eyes and see what is going on. Yes, do those Bible studies when the time is right, but also make the most of interruptions to put God's love in action, exhibit self control in mind, speech, and action, and "do unto others."
It might be God teaching you that we can't just read and listen to how God wants us to live, we have to act upon what He is teaching us.