we know & are reminded how important & necessary time in the Word is. & goodness i've "known" this my whole life, but i have had a very "works righteousness" relationship with the Lord. i read the Word because i was "supposed to" not because i genuinely desired His very words. & so at age 29 His Word is coming alive. the story of His gospel truth is changing me & i'm desiring change because He is good & i know it!
here's what my times in the Word look like currently...
i'm using this reading plan, which i really really like!!! most reading plans can be a little overwhelming with how much you actually have to read everyday. this plan is about 3 chapters a day (easy for tired mommies with little ones), 2 from the old testament & 1 from the new testament. the reason they can keep the reading short for each day is that they have you sit & read through a whole book about one a month. & my goal with this reading plan is not actually to read through the Bible in a year, but just to read through it period. ;)
then i'll read through the gospel in a gospel primer. sooooo good for my soul!!!!! we NEED to hear the gospel everyday, if not multiple times a day.
then i'll journal some.
then in my free time, usually in the evenings, i'll read another book that is usually topical. i really enjoy books on parenting, but i decided to read something a little different with risk is right. i think it's basically an abbreviated version of don't waste your life... super good!
& i'm learning to make prayer part of my daily times & throughout my days to be casting my cares on Him.
here are a few resources that are so gospel centered & so rich to inform us often as mommies, wives & homemakers!