This is a book I have in mind to share for some time, however I have been reluctant to do so, not because it is a ‘bad book’, but because I know it will not be to everyone’s taste, but then I decided that no book is. I know for certain that the God I follow is not the God that others follow and that is okay, there is something in this book for everyone, anyway. On a personal note, I do not have a man and my children are all grown up and moved out, but does that mean that I do not have any influence on them any more? It certainly doesn’t and beside I have granddaughters to teach about God, for they need to know while they are little, that the world does not mislead them.
Part 1: Your Walk With The King
Courtney begins her book with God and asks the question – how does a busy mum find quiet time with God? She goes on to give a few suggestions (as usual I won’t share everything here, but it is all in the book). A daily devotional with God should not be optional and we ‘must slow down and create calm moments. It is in our quiet moments that we can see and hear clearly.’
I have found that if I do not put God first in the mornings and I can often get the end of the day and find as I settle to sleep that I have not found any time for Him, at all. ‘It is in our slow moments that we connect with our creator.’
Courtney goes on to share some ideas on how we can find ‘solitude’ with God in our busy lives.
- Choose a passage of scripture for the week.
- Write the passage on a note card and slip it in your pocket.
- Open your Bible to that passage and place it on the kitchen counter.
- Read the passage out loud.
- Read the passage first thing in the morning.
- Read the passage before you go to bed at night.
- Write the verses at the top of your to-do list.
We need to plan ‘when,’ ‘where’ and ‘how’ we are going to spend time with God and the scriptures on a daily basis. We can also use meditation and the art of sitting still, as it takes no more than a few moments to read a verse of scripture a day. Add to meditation, prayer and pray for deeper understanding of the verse of scripture you are reading, then allow the Spirit to guide you. Create a place in your home where you can leave you scriptures, open if necessary. Add a note book, coloured pencils so you can highlight the passages of scripture you are reading. You may also find post-it notes or note cards useful too. By creating a space it will make it easier for you to return on a daily basis. You may also find it useful to join a group who are studying the same passage of scripture at the same time and thereby feel strengthened in your resolve to walk daily with God.
We are all different, but how have you found time to walk with the King?