Faith

Prayer Time

Category: Faith

Making sure my prayer time is priority has at times been a challenge! I now have a notebook I carry in my purse. It is broken down by tabs of each of my family members, needs, friends and most important praises! At any moment I now take out my notebook and go thru pray for those with needs, praise for His goodness or write down something new that needs His mercy in my life! Our spiritual walk as a wife and mother is our foundation- must be a priority!

Family Prayer Time

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As a family, prayer time is special! Save your Christmas cards and keep on your table year round! Each night pick a card and pray for that family!

Quick Prayer

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As a busy mom, wife, and teacher, I used to end my days feeling guilty that I hadn't found enough time in the day to pray, however I recently established a super-simple routine that is unbelievably easy and amazingly rewarding. Whenever I use water, in any way, shape, or form, I now take that time to offer a quick prayer. For example, when I turn on my shower in the morning, I praise God for my awakening. When I brush my teeth, I ask him to keep my words clean all day. When I rinse dishes in my sink, I thank him for the blessings of being able to feed my family. I realize that many in our world can not simply turn on a faucet, so I ask God to watch over those that struggle because of this challenge. When I sip on water at work, I ask the Lord to guide my words to my students and colleagues. And when I'm in the laundry room, I ask the God to cleanse our clothes so that when we wear them again, we will be shielded from anything that is not of Him. This view of the symbolic and healing power of water has helped me take tiny moments each day to share with God. It's the easiest change I've ever made in my life, and the most rewarding as well. I hope you try it! It's like a re-baptism every time!

Relax

Category: Faith

Honestly for me it is taking 10 minutes in the middle of the day to close my eyes, relax, and spend time with God and ask him to spend time with me. Sometimes I feel that He definitely has a message for me, other times I just super relax (my problem area). Either way, He simplifies my life by helping me clear my mind of things that don't need to be there and helps me to re-direct my focus on Him and the positive things in my life. This removes the mental clutter and puts the focus where it should be. This makes my day so much more enjoyable for me and my family. :)

Give Thanks

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In EVERYTHING give thanks!

Replace TV

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Replace 1 hour TV show with reading a chapter of Proverbs and Psalms with my family and closing with discussion about thankfulness and a closing prayer. This has increased our awareness of our daily blessings and simplified our life by cutting out unnecessary drama from TV.

Devotions

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Our days are never long enough. Me and the kids make sure we put time aside to do devotions and start our day on a good note. We leave for the bus stop 5 minutes early. We keep our Jesus Calling for Kids book in the van, and we read our daily devotion before getting on the bus. They always look forward to the verse and a challenge for their day.

Read & Pray

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I read the Holy Bible and pray to God.

God's Blessings

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This has really helped preserve my sanity and, increase productivity. So much stress/pressure was added to my life the last two years I was ready to give up. After some intense prayer I was lead to include in my evening routine a few minutes to "list" what had made me feel overwhelmed and offer it to God in prayer. When I wake each morning I thank God for His blessings and then still my mind for a moment. I love how He fills it with a clear answer for handling my greatest challenges! It works! Try it!

Pray Harder

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Want to make life easier? Pray harder, smile more, love like crazy, share, be kind, laugh uncontrollably, do something for someone that can never repay you, live like today is your last, and love yourself. These things have all proven to make my life so much better!! :-)