If God doesn’t rule your mundane, He doesn’t rule you”
– Paul Tripp
I read this quote a few weeks ago and have been mulling over it ever since. For me the mundane is washing dishes, folding laundry, and tending to my home. I can just mindlessly go through these tasks, without giving what I’m doing or how I’m using my mind during that time a second thought.
How can God work in me while I’m just doing simple tasks around my home? How can I invite Him into that time?
I used to believe that my quiet time with God had to be a specific time of day, but after becoming a mom I really had to shift my thinking. I needed to learn (and am still learning) to weave God into my entire day, not just in those quiet moments. If I wait until I have a still house, it would be years before that happened! But thankfully God works through that chaos as He molds, shapes and grows us to be Godly wives, mothers and women.
Here are some resources that I’ve found helpful!
- Life Lived Beautifully’s Be Still & Know Journal. I love writing scripture in here and flipping through it during my day! The LLB shop also makes gorgeous, scripture prints that you can hang up everywhere, definitely check them out.
- The She Reads Truth App. This is amazing for those crazy days, you know the ones where you accidentally wake up late because the baby nursed all night, and you don’t have a spare moment to sit down and write. They have many different devotional topics and books of the Bible to choose from. They are usually only $1.99, but they also have a read the Bible in a year challenge that’s free!
- Podcasts. I love to listen to encouraging podcasts or sermons while I’m folding laundry, doing the dishes or driving in the car. Some of my favorites are: The Purposeful Home Podcast, Risen Motherhood, Coffee + Crumbs, At Home with Sally, and Cultivating the Lovely!
- Hello Mornings. This site is great for accountability, weekly emails, and has awesome tips to help get your mornings flowing!
- Whole Magazine I get this magazine delivered to my email every month and I’ve enjoyed it so far!
I hope you check some of these out and find something new that helps you!