Out of Sight, Out of Mind…

wp-1485999971604.jpgHello fellow moms! I don’t know about you, but it is a real struggle for me to consistently stop and take time everyday to do the most important thing I can do for myself AND my family…and that is to read my Bible daily. Being a working mom with a ton of responsibilities, it is a balancing act to find time to fit in everything I need to do in the day. However, prioritizing time for God is crucial and always worth it! Ever heard that old saying, “outta sight, outta mind?” That totally rings true with me and my Bible. If I don’t see it….I’ll forget it. That’s just how my overloaded mind works. So, I got to thinking about how I could solve this problem. When my son has a field trip coming up, I will put the reminder paper on the fridge so I can see it and remember. Things like dishes and laundry pile up and won’t be ignored. When I open the pantry and its empty…I’m reminded to make the dreaded trip to the grocery store. It hit me that I get things done based on visual reminders. So I scoured my home in search of every Bible I could find. Turns out, between me and husband we had 7 extra Bibles hiding around the house and even more devotionals. So I started a new trend in interior design…”Bible Decor.” Lol.Everybody likes to set out pretty things in their home to look at. So why not the Word of God?? I’ve used a bunch of different Bibles and have found one that I really enjoy using. It breaks everything down for me and makes the Word easy to comprehend. So that one stays on my night stand and is the only one that I really use. I spread out the extra Bibles throughout my home in order to ensure that I will press in everyday and make time to read God’s Word. The Bible says in Joshua 1:8-9, “Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” I hope that this blog will help you reflect on how you personally make time for God’s word. I encourage you to brainstorm… think outside of the box on ways to make your Bible a visually present reminder in your home.

3 Comments

  • Kimmie

    Deanna, I have my favorite Bible on my phone and I can listen as he reads. I thought of a cute idea the other day. This may not be for Everyone but I thought it would be fun and make life fe more interesting. I put a Bible in a Bix underneath a chair in my Living (Loving) Room. If a Visitor comes and sits in that chair; I will at random say, Ding, Ding, Ding, You Won, Yay!!! Then, I will tell them they get to open the box and randomly select a scripture to read and that will be their “Scripture” for the Day!! 😊 Etc. You get the picture!! Also, I love to look at my NIV Yearly Bible and select the Proverb Verse that is Provided on a Specific Persons Birthday and Print it Off for them to Encourage them on their Special Day!!! Love Your Blog!!! Thank you for Encouraging and Great Ideas!! Love and Prayers, Kimmie

  • Deb

    Deanna the student becomes the teacher. The child becomes the parent. I was blessed by your words and encouraged by the scripture you posted. Thank you for growing into a woman of God that inspires me. Thank you for raising your children
    (our grandsons) to know and love the Lord also. It is so pleasing and joyful as a parent to see your child do well. Well done girlie😊

  • 1nita75

    Deanna
    We need the word of a God daily! Being a single mom, working full time and juggling kids and running a full household is tough. I love your idea of setting visual reminders for yourself to read the Bible daily. Bibles arou d the house is a great and creative idea. Nita

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