The past number of weeks have been a bit of crazy town for me. Between Lent and Easter, planning Out of the Nest (hope to see you Friday!), and growing a baby internally while also keeping my two other babies alive externally, I haven't had a whole lot of extra time. I don't always have an exact routine when it comes to studying the Bible or devotions. I often do a short daily devotion and then try to read a bit in my Bible every week, usually the readings for the upcoming Sunday. During this super busy season, Moments in the Word for Moms by Melissa Berg was exactly what I needed to get little snippets during those hectic days.
"Being still means having peace on the inside, in our hearts, even while the storm continues to rage all around us."
These devotions are laid out very simply-- they begin with a scripture reference, followed by a short, five minute devotion and end with some questions to get you really thinking about what you just read and finally a prayer. Here are a few reasons why I loved these devotions:
- Completely applicable. It happened more than a handful of times that the devotion for that day was exactly what I needed to read during that moment.
- Easy reading. These were quick devotions. I was able to be interrupted by my kids (wiping a tiny tush, finding lost pants, etc.) and easily pick right back up where I had been reading. This doesn't mean the content wasn't deep or too fluffy, just that I was able to easily focus and remember.
- Thoughts for the Day. This section was following the devotion right before the prayer. She really hits the nail on the head with the questions she asks you to contemplate.
- Scripture reference. If I didn't have anything else planned and was a little short on time for the day, it was super easy to make this devotion into a short Bible study. I simply would read the entire chapter that the scripture reference came from instead of just reading that verse.
Bottom Line: If you are looking for short devotions and you are a mom, this is a great resource for you! I've enjoyed it immensely and will likely reread it in a few months.
*This devotional was provided free of charge in exchange for my honest review.*