Being a mom of seven, I try each day to make the most of the time I have. Multi-tasking is my middle name. But, there is one time of the day that cannot be multi-tasked, and that is my quiet time. A few years ago I tried to “share” this time with my then five children. I thought it would be good for them to “see how it is done.” And, though that goal was achieved, I lost perspective on what a quiet time was all about…being quiet before the Lord. It wasn’t until I was sharing how I spend my homeschool day with a friend that I realized what I had given up. She rightly admonished me to re-establish my morning quiet time/bible study; and encouraged me to read Secrets of the Secret Place by Bob Sorge.
But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door; pray to your Father who is in the secret place. (Matthew 6:6)
These days, I cherish the quiet time I share with the Lord each morning AND the afternoon bible study I do with our children. For the past two years we have listened to Daily Audio Bible. How awesome it is to read through the Bible with your children and have the accountability that is innate to DAB.