I was creating some memory verse cards earlier this week for an upcoming women’s retreat for my church. All the verses were wonderful, but this verse is so extremely important for me to remember at this particular stage in my life. I am a mommy to 3 very young children, a dog, a cat and a husband who when home is very helpful, but unfortunately due to his career, he often is not able to assist in things around the house. Sometimes, I find myself getting so caught up in “doing” I forget to relish the moments with my family and my time with the Lord. I know I’m not alone in this. We live in a fast paced world where “busy” is almost seen as something to take pride in. But, it is so important for us to stop and fully immerse ourselves in the present moment. Instead of putting away that pile of dishes, maybe we should sit and color with our children or sit down and ask questions about how our husband’s day at work went. This is even more important in our time with the Lord. I’ve been making a very conscious effort to get up earlier this year to have time alone with Jesus. As a woman, I may pride myself in my multitask abilities, but my time with the Lord alone is completely different than if I had 3 kids climbing on me. I’ve felt much more connected to God in the past couple months because of this time in the morning. Praying amongst the chaos is okay and even important, but we can’t forget to find a time everyday to give God our undivided attention. Because I need this scripture in my life so much right now, I’m going to go ahead and print out 2 copies of this verse and place them on my bathroom mirror and refrigerator as a constant reminder to slow down and listen to God. Click the image above to download the free pdf for yourself.
I’m considering offering memory verse cards in my etsy shop. Perhaps, different designs for different themes. Is this something you would be interested in purchasing? Let me know in the comments below.