Author Archives: Karen May

Devotionals for Still Time with God

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Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God.  I will be exalted among the nations!  I will be exalted in the earth!  Psalm 46:10 (AMP)

To believers of all the ages, this psalm is a call for silent trust in God.  With a settled, confident trust, we know God’s “got it” — whatever it is.

It’s in those very times of stillness that we get to know Him. Reading, listening, and responding to His Word produces intimacy.  Intimacy, with the Great I Am.

Your impact and influence is directly related to your intimacy with Christ.

Let Him be exalted in your heart, FIRST!

To encourage your “still time” with God, I recommend these devotionals.

My Utmost for His Highest
My Utmost for His Highest – by Oswald Chambers – the all-time classic devotional (my first devotional, given by my roommate, Terri (Draper) Wilkinson while at Baylor)
Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
Jesus Calling – by Sarah Young – written as if Jesus was speaking directly to you!
Morning and Evening
Morning and Evening – by Charles Spurgeon – the most popular work of the famous British preacher from the 1800’s
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Sparking Gems from the Greek – by Rick Renner – 365 Greek word studies for every day of the year (special thank you to Shannon Chatham for this gift!)

Your mothering is worship to Me

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To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.  Ecclesiastes 3:1

In my quest to mother the Lord’s way in a manner worthy of Him, I quickly grew discouraged by my lack of time with Him. It was so hard to have “quiet time”. I bore the burden of guilt, or maybe false guilt, of not spending “enough” quality time with Him.

Will Emory Katie circa 1994

Will, Emory, Katie 1994

As I pondered these things, He spoke to me as only He can. So sweet, so gentle, and powerful…

“Your mothering is worship to Me.”

I just so happened to be reading Romans 12:1-2 at that very moment.

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.  And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (NKJV)

In that particular time and space, He spoke words of grace. “When I watch you change diapers, fill juice cups, serving these little ones; it pleases Me.  It is worship to Me.”

Immediately, I felt His peace and joy. The task at hand was pleasing to Him.

God gave me what I needed. Perspective. Practical. Spiritual. Mothering was my reasonable act of worship.

“You are taking care of My children,” He whispered.

Passed are my early days of mothering.  Now, a new season.  A new purpose under heaven.

Whatever particular season and purpose under heaven which God has given you, worship Him – by presenting yourself as a living sacrifice — in your daily acts of service.  That counts as worship too!