As women it is very easy to compartmentalize our days.
I find my days sometimes looking like this. Children wake me up. I spend some time working on I Sleep With The Pastor. I then make breakfast for everyone. We play all day until lunch. After lunch is nap time. I finally have quiet time to relax and spend with Jesus. KIds wake up, and we play some more. Husband eventually comes home. We cook dinner. We play with our kids until bedtime. Put the kids to sleep, and then my husband and I have time to spend together. We hang out a little while, until I get sleepy. Then I spend a little more time with Jesus until I fall asleep. Day ends.
Sometimes by the end of the day, I am exhausted and I completely forgot to get in the word, study, or take a moment to speak to my heavenly father. I realize I didn't make Jesus first, nor did I have time in my day to make him first. I used nap time to just sit in quiet and get things done I needed to get done, and before bedtime I was just too tired to think about reading the word. Guilt sets in. Days later, I realize I have not made Jesus first lately because I have been too busy in this season of life.
We all think this way.
This mind set is wrong my friends. Stop trying to put Jesus first. He doesn't want to be #1 on your list. He deserves more honor than our silly little lists' we make as women. Jesus wants to be center of it all. He wants to be in everything from the time we wake up to the time we lay our heads down.
Don't get me wrong, it is wonderful to set aside times during the day to have devotion and quiet times to soak in Jesus' presence. But it doesn't have to end there. When the children wake up from nap time, Jesus time isn't over. When you are cleaning, cooking, playing with children, relaxing from a busy day, spending time with your husband, Jesus is saying "I am right here with you."
We don't have to put Jesus in a box, until next devotion. Jesus is with us always, everywhere we go. Play with your kids and make Jesus the center of everything you do. You will find your greatest satisfaction in your days when you realize you don't have to get to the quiet moments of each day to have Jesus. You can have Jesus all day long.
Stop putting Jesus on your list.
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor