If you read my goals post for this year, you know that I attempted reading the whole Bible this year. Attempted, and yes, by now, abandoned. It was a great idea and I think Diana did a wonderful thing by starting her group and sending out weekly encouragement and discussion posts.
As a Christian, I want to be in God’s Word every single day. As a mom who is daily frustrated and exhausted by taking care of an energetic almost 2-year-old, I crave my daily Bible study. I love the idea of waking before my son and getting time with a cup of coffee and my Bible. This is a habit I long to establish. Simply starting my day in God’s Word helps me to be a better mom and wife. But I am not a morning person. I’ve tried. I’ve read the articles that say anyone can be a morning person. I’ve followed the programs. I’ve been in accountability groups.
But the thing is, my husband works late, I teach in the evenings, and because of this, my kiddo is also a night owl. He is rarely in bed before 9pm. At the very least, by the time he’s in bed I need some time to myself before going to sleep. If I’m feeling really good and my hubby is at work, I do some work myself. If he’s home, we try to fit in some quality time for just us.
In this season, a morning routine including close to an hour of Bible study just isn’t realistic. Enter this beautiful book.
You guys, if you’re having trouble fitting in your Bible study, this is the book for you. If you’re a mama, you NEED it. It is the most encouraging book I’ve read in a long time. And every devotion points directly to Jesus, which is the most important thing of all. With this book, you can have meaningful, focused time in God’s Word in five minutes. Every devotion ends with a prayer and a suggestion for further study if you have more than a few minutes.
And the best part?
I’m giving away a copy. Just in time for Mother’s Day. This would make a great gift for any mom in your life, including yourself! Just enter the giveaway thingie below and next Friday I’ll announce the winner!