Yesterday I had a conversation with a friend who was telling me about her last visit with her mother’s group. For the last year and a half they have been such a support to one another, meeting regularly since the babies were first a few weeks old. But on Saturday when they got together, for the first time, they opted to meet without the toddlers. The older the kids were getting, the more impossible it was becoming to have a single conversation as they were always chasing after toddlers.
This morning I had the same experience with my quiet time. My two year old has earache and as a result when she tries to sleep the pressure in her ear causes her severe sharp pain. My husband and I did the divide and conquer, and he went and looked after our three year old, who is also unwell whilst I took our two year old into our bed for what I knew would be a very restless night.
For this reason when my alarm went off at three I was quick to silence it, and continue to cuddle the warm little person in my bed. I treasure each baby cuddle as daily she seems to be moving from a baby into a little girl, and I know its impossible to have quiet time when she is demanding my full attention.
My “intentional rising” day today will have to be a little different. I will have my prayer time when I take my walk around the runway when I get to work. I will read my Bible between meetings and during tea time.
I look forward to my time tomorrow when I can spend that truly wonderful alone time with God, but I am so thankful for this relationship we have with Him, that we can be intentionally in conversation with Him all day.
Psalm 139 vs 7-10
“Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.”