Motherhood is a demanding job and can leave precious little time for anything else.

Moms of young children often find it challenging to find the time—or the energy—for pursuing Christ, even though this busy season leaves them desiring God’s comfort and strength perhaps now more than any time before.

What’s more, a mother who’s growing in her faith can be sharing that relationship with her family—and is there any greater gift to give your children than a life made complete through the love of Jesus?

Yes, busy mama, nurturing your relationship with God takes intention—but it’s not impossible. Here are five simple ways to focus on your faith:

1. Make prayer a habit

Pick a time, any time, to spend five minutes in prayer. It can be after your kids go to sleep at night or when you first wake up. It can be done as a family or alone. Don’t worry about what you say or how you say it, simply take the time to talk to God.

2. Read the Bible

Instead of turning on Netflix or scrolling Facebook, take a few minutes each night to read scripture. Download a Bible app (some even have easy-to-follow reading plans) to make it convenient and portable. And don’t rush! Soak in the words and reflect on the good news they bring.

3. Worship your way

Many young moms find getting to church regularly a challenge. But if you can’t make it to the sanctuary every Sunday, consider joining a Bible study, watching church services on television or online, listening to faith-based podcasts, or doing devotionals as a family at home.

4. Utilize faith-based tools

Why not have faith-filled encouragement delivered right to your door? Faithbox inspires daily Christian living by helping you grow in your faith, impact your community, and discover meaningful products from companies that do good. Each box is packed with a daily devotional called Everyday Faith to help keep your faith at the forefront of your mind throughout the month.

Woman holding faith tools in her hands at home

Look for inspirational scriptures, challenges, and seasonal prayers – all centered on a faith-based theme. There are also countless apps that can help you grow and inspire your faith, like the Bible memorization app Verses or Got Questions, which provide insight into faith and the Christian life.

5. Don’t stress.

Motherhood is a busy season of a woman’s life—but God desires to be close and constant. If that sounds like just another “to-do” on your never-ending list, take a deep breath let that guilt go. God is for you, and He wants you just as you are—imperfections, insecurities, and all. Embrace the freedom of faith and find rest in Him today.

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