A Woman of the Word

Painted in WaterlogueOne of my greatest desires, besides being a godly wife to Grant and mother to my girls, is to be a woman who knows and loves the Word of God. Without nourishment from God’s Word, my soul dries up and I cannot be the woman, much less the wife and mom or friend that God intended me to be. His Word is life. 

In Psalm 119:97, David says, “Oh how I love your law, it is my meditation all the day!”

As my daily schedule has gotten busier with a three year old and a one year old, I’ve had to figure out how to make my time with the Lord a priority while also remembering that God knows my heart and He is the One who called me to this task of motherhood.

What I’ve realized is that there is usually always time in my day to spend in His Word. It’s not always the time I would choose or as long as I would like,but God is faithful to provide the time I need even though it often means doing the next pile of laundry tomorrow or refusing to waste time doing something else.

And time with the Lord never disappoints. It’s life-giving, soul-stirring, humbling, convicting, encouraging…and with the Psalmist I find myself saying, Oh, how I love Your law!

I wanted to share here a post I wrote for True Woman on what the Lord is teaching me about making time to spend in His Word. This post is geared for moms of very little ones. Children who aren’t quite old enough be trained to quietly stay in their rooms or wait on breakfast and who still need a diaper change. I hope it encourages you!

I have also found this Bible from John MacArthur to be very helpful for keeping on track with daily Bible reading during busy times (along with my study Bible).

Lastly, I wanted to encourage you to join me for Women of the Word Month!

During the month of July, Crossway.org will be hosting Women of the Word Month—a 31-day online campaign designed to encourage women to get in the Word and stay in the Word during the busy days of summer.

Timed with the publication of two important new resources from Crossway—Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin and the ESV Women’s Devotional Bible—the campaign will feature a daily email devotional, as well as practical blog posts and weekly video interviews with gifted Bible teachers. Contributors include Jen Wilkin, Kathy Keller, Elyse Fitzpatrick, Gloria Furman, Paul David Tripp, Kristyn Getty, and more.

(via CBMWKaris)

 

If you are looking for some helpful ways to get in the Word and stay in the Word this summer, sign up and read more about it here. 

One thought on “A Woman of the Word

  1. Rebekah Neal says:

    This post was such an encouragement to me–thank you for sharing it–it brought me to tears and reminded me as you said that “He is in the dark of the night too.” As the mother of two little ones under two years old, I struggle to find the time to spend with the Lord and have been learning to be “creative” in how to accomplish it. What you wrote about your mother struck home to me, too–my mom did very similar things as you shared that your mom did–she listened to sermon tapes during the day and memorized God’s Word by using verse cards that she would write out and carry around with her. I always remember her worn Bible being out in different places in the house. Now, as I am trying to be a woman who loves Jesus, the Word, these things are being brought back to my memory. Your words really helped me and encouraged me to press on, to take the little bits and pieces of time and redeem them–and to use every opportunity that the Lord gives me to train up my little ones in His ways. Thank you for being a humble example of the Lord Jesus working in and through a mother of very small ones! I was very blessed. Your blog is a real encouragement to me.

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