As a Stay-At-Home Mom, its easy to become overwhelmed with all that goes into being a wife and mother.
That said, being able to stay spiritually connected outside of the Sunday morning sermon may seem, well, impossible!
However, it’s important to find ways to stay plugged in so that you can continue to pour into, and serve your family.
Before I became a SAHM, I would really enjoy spending time in prayer and doing devotionals at night before I went to sleep.
Now, with a rambunctious toddler on the loose, and another little one on the way, it’s pretty much impossible for me to spend hours in prayer and/or doing devotionals.
Thankfully, I have found a few ways to stay spiritually connected while simultaneously balancing everything that comes with being a wife and mother.
1. Utilize Your Cell Phone- You’re probably on it anyway!
As much as we may hate to admit it, we’re almost, always on our cell phones.
As if constantly being on our phones isn’t enough, 9 times out of 10, we’re spending most of that time scrolling endlessly on some social media site.
That said, one of the easiest, most convenient ways to stay spiritually plugged in is to utilize some of that time spent on social media on a bible related app.
The bible app is a life saver for me!
When I used to get up to pump in the wee hours of the morning, instead of spending that time scrolling through Facebook and Instagram, I opened up the bible app and read through my devotionals to pass the time.
Another great way to utilize your cell phone is to listen to podcasts and sermons.
There are TONS of apps out there that give you access to free sermons.
The sermons I listen to range from about 30mins to an hour long.
These are great to listen to when you’re cleaning the house or cooking dinner!
2. Write Down Your Prayer Requests
In March of 2016, I started writing all of my prayer requests in a notebook with the date that it was requested.
As my prayers were answered, I’d write down the date that it was answered and the result.
Of course, my prayers weren’t answered in any sort of order, nor were they all answered in a way that I would’ve liked, but it felt good to look back over the months and see how good God had been to me and my family.
To do this I recommend starting with a blank notebook so that you can build on it over the years and be able to look back and see the many ways that God has moved in your life.
I’m personally considering ‘upgrading’ my current prayer notebook and getting one with dividers.
This way I’d be able to create a section for my husband, our children, our marriage, finances..etc.
I’ll be sure to post about it once I do!
3. Join A Small Group
As a young mom with small kids, it’s so important to surround yourself with a group of like-minded women.
Earlier this year, I took the plunge and finally joined a small group at my church.
Since I’m naturally a very introverted individual, I wasn’t sure that joining a small group would be right for me.
Plus, I’m the type of person that doesn’t commit to anything like this unless I know that I’m going to be all in!
Four months have passed and I must say that joining a small group absolutely changed my life!
I’ve made awesome friends and learned so much from the women that are in my group.
I highly encourage any SAHM who’s looking for ways to stay spiritually connected and be held accountable to join a small group.
Check out your local church or other’s in your area to see what type of small groups they offer to find the perfect fit for you.
4. Pray…E V E R Y W H E R E
Pre-baby, my husband and I had a full blown prayer room and we were able to use it at any time.
Since our son was born, we’ve moved and no longer have space for a designated prayer room.
Not that a prayer room is necessary, but sometimes it can be hard to find a place to really press in when you’re caring for little ones and taking care of home.
So, I learned to improvise, and as a result, I pray EVERYWHERE.
In the bathroom.
In the kitchen.
As I put my son to sleep.
As I shower.
While I’m cooking.
While I’m driving.
It’s made a huge difference in my overall stress levels as a young wife and mom.
Plus, it’s comforting to know that no matter where we are, we can always bring our thoughts and concerns to the Lord in prayer.
Well mamas, I hope that these tips have been helpful.
I encourage you to try them and let me know how they work for you!
What do you do to stay spiritually plugged in?