Friday, March 25, 2011

Mommy Guilt...Blessing Your Family Your Way!

Lately, the guilt of not having enough time with God has been weighing heavily on my heart.

My children have been sick. I have been sick. My mommy responsibilities do not end just because I don't feel well...and I feel guilty about it! I also feel guilty that I barely have enough time to physically care for my family, let alone spiritually nurture them and myself.

There are so many life coaches, spiritual leaders, and influential speakers who insist that taking time early in the morning to have that all-important one-on-one time with God, is the most important thing a mom can do to bless her family.

I have gone through the process of feeling very guilty that I am not a morning person, and that I am failing to bless my family because I don't enrich my own relationship with the Lord each morning.

Well, I have to admit, that I no longer feel this guilt!
I have found many other ways to spend that time with God, praying over my family, my house, and enriching my own spiritual life!

Here are just a few examples of what I have started to do as a busy mom to enrich my own daily journey with our Lord:

1. Praying over each room of the house as I clean it!
2. Praying as I fold the laundry, blessings for each body part that the laundry touches!
3. Keeping a Bible in each bathroom, and reading a bit whenever I am heeding my body's call of nature. If I am doing a Bible study, I keep that book there too.
4. Blogging about the scriptures that reach out and grab a hold of my heart.
5. Blessing each child and my husband by praying with them at bed time, and for them after they are sound asleep.

I don't have to feel guilty that my morning does not start with the Lord...because it DOES!!! I say a prayer before I get out of bed, that the Lord will bless my day, and that everything that I do will bring Him glory!

I don't spend an hour, or even half an hour, basking in the Glory of the Lord, to start my day. That's okay.

Spread the Glory and Blessings throughout your day, and be continually reminded of the Love He bestows upon us every moment of every day.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."


  1. We have to do what works best for our lives. It sounds like you are living out that scripture. :)

  2. I used to pray/read the Bible during nap time, but now that nap time is no more I haven't figured out another plan. I like yours! And you're truly living out that verse. Thanks for posting! :)