Session #9: Spiritual Disciplines for the Busy Homemaker

As busy homemakers, what things during our day should we take the time to focus on? In this session, Jami explores the Biblical basis behind Scripture Memorization, Daily Bible Reading, and Prayer and then offers practical, hands-on advice for fitting it into your day.

Session Notes

What are spiritual disciplines and why is it so important to focus on them?

Spiritual disciplines are those disciplines that are so important to the Christian life such as prayer, Bible reading, and Scripture memorization.

Bible Reading:

  • Consistently being in God’s Word is talked about numerous times through Scripture

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” - 2 Timothy 3:16-17

  • In certain seasons and stages of life, finding the time to read the Bible is really tough.
  • It’s really hard sometimes to get into this daily habit of Bible reading.
  • Bible reading doesn’t have to look a certain way.
  • Plan to make it happen.
  • Do our Bible reading before you check your phone for the day

“Our phones now go wherever we go — which is everywhere. And that means most of us sleep with our phones. In the bedroom, our phone wakes us up, tracks our sleep patterns, and makes us available in the event of an emergency.

All these benefits are wonderful. The problem comes when our phone is within arm’s reach and we grab it out of habit to check email and social media in our half-conscious state of sleep inertia — before our groggy eyes can even fully open.

Then we asked, whether you are more likely to check email and social media before or after your spiritual disciplines on a typical morning, 73% of you said before.”

  • whatever we focus our hearts on first in the morning will shape our entire day

Practical ways to fit Bible reading into a busy schedule

  • Leave your Bible out on your counter
  • Read the same book of the Bible for 30 days
  • Use Bible Reading Apps
  • You Version Bible app
  • She Reads Truth
  • Quick tip: When you are studying the Bible, be on the lookout throughout your reading for one key takeaway.

Prayer

Prayer is so easy to set aside when things get busy. And yet, daily talking to God is a vitally important discipline to cultivate.

Read Praying the Bible by Donald Whitney.

Scripture Memory

We are not to just ingest God’s Word, we are to digest it, meditate on it, and let it transform our lives. Memorizing Scripture is the best way to do this!

“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” - Joshua 1:8

“You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.”- Deuteronomy 11:18:

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” - Colossians 3:16

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