Amid the beautiful chaos that is my life with my Man and 2 kiddos, I sometimes sit behind locked doors (bathroom, bedroom, coat closet...) listening to my breath. I just breathe and listen. I feel every breath fill me up. I feel the peace that surrounds me in that moment. I feel relaxed, even for that brief time. Try it. It's calming and we all know us Mamas need a little quiet time here and there.
That's the feeling I get with Breathe. The author, Jaimie Bowman, wrote a simple 31-day devotional for moms. I was excited to get this opportunity to review her first book, which she self-published. That's a pretty amazing feat. I'm always on the look out for new devotionals. Why? Because I struggle with my quiet times. I have every intention of doing them before the family gets up. I have every intention to spend time in real reflection, which for me is a good 30-45 minutes.
I have been working on being intentional in a few areas of my life and this one in particular is my biggest struggle. Breathe gives you a starting base to "get back into the practice of setting aside a time with God each day."
So what did I do? I split the time. I read the devotional and the prayer in the morning while drinking my oh-so-needed cup of chocolate coffee (Mmm..give me the pot!). BOOM! You're done! Then after I was done getting ready for bed, I took the extra time to sit down and do the reflection questions. BAM! The Spirit gets His lesson in.
Everyone's devotional time looks different. Just remember, God wants a relationship. He. Will. Meet. You. Just give Him the time.
So take these precious minutes to savor this time to Breathe Him in.
You can purchase your copy of Breathe here.*
*The softcover version has a built in journal.