A little God time is what all mothers need but can rarely find in the craziness of everyday life. This one year daily devotional will encourage mothers of all ages to carve out some time for the refreshment and renewal found in God. When life demands your attention, find some time in your day to reflect on the God who truly desires to be with you.
Excerpt: The Perfect Hire
Whether “Mom” is your only title or one of several, the day you became a mother you took on a full-time job with crazy hours, non-existent pay, and inconsistent benefits. Some days, it’s the greatest gift in the world to love and serve our families. On others, we find ourselves wondering, Does this job get any easier? Any better?
On those days with more responsibilities than time, more grumbling than gratitude, rest in this: your employer is not that tantrum-throwing toddler or eye-rolling teenager. God chose you specifically for this family; you were the only candidate for the job, and you are perfectly qualified. You work for Him, and He will give you all the support, recognition, and joy you need.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving” (Colossians 3:23-24, NIV).
What part of your “work” as a mother is the most difficult for you? Share your struggles with God. Does it help you to remember you are working for Him at a job He chose just for you?