A peek inside this post: Looking for some encouragement as you prioritize your faith? As a wife, mom, and homemaker, it can be easy to put your spiritual health on the back burner while tending to all the things and all your people. Check out this printable bible devotion on faith and be reminded to “seek first the Kingdom of God.”
God’s guidance is the most important tool that homemakers can have in their lives. With Him we don’t have to rely on the world to show us “truth” (which seems to constantly change), but we have His truth, which is everlasting.
As a homemaker, you are caring for the needs of your family, home, neighbors, church, and much more. It’s easy to lose sight of what it’s all for.
That’s when we come back to our personal faith. When you start and end your day with God, and talk to Him in between, you can live life to the fullest while soaking in his blessings that he promises to his children.
So in this 7 Day Devotion to Prioritize Your Faith, let’s look at key Bible verses to remind us why it’s vital to our lives to know our God.
Of course there are many more Bible verses that can encourage a close relationship with God, so continue to dig deeper in His word and find more ways to know him.
How to Use These Devotions About Prioritizing Your Faith
These 7 daily devotions will help renovate your heart as you learn to prioritize your faith. Each day consists of scripture with bible verses about practicing your faith and making it a priority – or that can be applied to the topic, because as we know from 2 Timothy:
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.2 Timothy 3:16-17
I don’t know about you, but I want to be equipped for every good work!
There are also stories and examples of real life application, a notes/journaling section for introspection (in the Book), and a challenge to help you live out these verses and start living out your Godly role as a homemaker!
You could complete this short study alone, or maybe with a couple of friends or even a women’s group!
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7 Devotions that will help you Prioritize Your Faith
Day 1: Matthew 22:37-38 – Love God
‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.Matthew 22:37-38
We’ve heard this verse many times. But what does it mean to actually love the Lord that much? As a woman of God, how should this verse direct your life?
Jesus was speaking to the crowd in these verses in Matthew, reminding them what God gave as the most important rule to live by. This rule was meant to help God’s people stay focused on what’s truly important.
Christian homemakers need to hear this guidance today.
It’s so easy to lose focus in today’s world, always being pulled in a thousand directions. But Jesus helps us to understand God better here, by saying that our focus should be fixed on loving God.
Every part of our being should love who God is and what He has done for us. This doesn’t mean just having loving thoughts about a God who created us. It includes our whole being- mind, body, and soul along with all our plans.
Relevance to Homemakers Prioritizing Faith
As you look at your days– how your time is spent, what you care about, what you prioritize– does it show how you love God deeply?
Are you intentional with your schedule with a focus for honoring God? Does your budget reflect your love for God? Does your down time allow for getting to know God more?
Maybe you need to spend more time getting to know Him in His word. Maybe you struggle with prioritizing your kids’ wants, your “me” time, or your money above your love for God.
Or maybe you have a sin in your life that is overcoming your love for God that needs to be repented of, so that you can fill that space with living a life of love for God.
We all lose focus of our priorities, but this verse is meant to help Christians go back to the core of what it means to be a follower of Christ. This starts with loving God.
As you think about these three areas below, write down if your love for God is or isn’t the priority:
- In your homemaking
- In the way you spend your time
- In the way you speak to others
I love you and want to grow deeper in that love by making my faith the priority in my life.
Help me to recognize any sin that is holding me back from loving you deeper today, so that I can love you in a new way.
Thank you for being patient with me as I surrender all to you,
What area of your life do you want to focus on loving God?
Day 2: Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust God
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.Proverbs 3:5-6
Do you “trust in the Lord?” Or are you like me and your initial reaction to a problem is to try and solve it on your own as quickly as possible?
I especially do this for my kids, but also for myself and my own problems.
I’ve always been a decent decision maker. There aren’t many times in my life that I’ve made terrible choices with life-altering repercussions.
You would think this would be a good thing. But the trouble for me here is this verse. I, more often than not, lean on my own understanding. I forget to trust God in the challenging things and leave Him on the sideline.
There was one time period in my life, though, that I couldn’t rely on myself. I couldn’t fix the problem and I couldn’t settle my own heart.
My mom battled cancer for five years. There was nothing I could do to fix this one.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart.”
I tried to make sense of what was happening. I tried to make my heart deal with the pain and sadness I felt so I could get over feeling helpless.
“Lean not on your own understanding.”
It took some time, but as I continued on my faith journey after losing my mom here on earth, God came alongside me and taught me to trust Him in a new way.
The numbness of the loss faded (even though missing her in this life never will) and I learned that I don’t have control over the things in my life. I’m not supposed to and it’s not possible.
I chose to give this burden to God who loves me. I chose to trust Him and let Him teach me how the loss could grow me closer to Him.
Relevance to Homemakers Prioritizing Faith
This life isn’t about us having control of it all. Homemakers, wives, and especially moms… we don’t have to solve it all.
You want to take away all the problems and trouble, but that’s not possible. Don’t carry this burden around like I tend to do.
Choose to trust Him in your day to day and also in your really big things.
As we learn to trust God, He says He will make our paths straight. Let Him remove the obstacles for you (in His perfect time), so you can walk straight as you seek after Him.
Close your eyes and think of a current problem you’re facing. The first one that springs to mind. Yep, that one.
How have you already tried to solve this? Has it worked? Have you tried giving it to God?
Write your problem down on a piece of paper and fold it up. Physically hold it up to God as you pray the following prayer. When the prayer is over, throw the paper away.
I pray that you would help me to trust you in a new way today. You teach me that as I trust you, you will make my path straight.
I pray that you come alongside me in my day-to-day small things. Guide me and let me have peace in trusting you.
I also ask that you help me through my big things. I truly am unable to fix the pain and fear in this world. But you will walk with me as I find my strength and refuge in you.
Thank you for being so close when I need you.
What big thing have you chosen to trust God with? How did He see you through it?
This sample of our devo speaks to the heart of what we hope to accomplish here at Just Homemaking: to be a place where Christian Moms can find Heart Change as they grow closer to Jesus and learn about their Biblical value as a Homemaker.
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Wrapping Up Devotion on Prioritizing Faith
Homemaking is such an incredible job that God has given us. We are so blessed to get to serve our husband and children in this beautiful role.
Our personal faith plays a vital role in how we go about our homemaking. It impacts our attitude, our plans, and the state of our hearts.
We hope you’re feeling inspired by these devotions on growing your personal faith. There are many ways we can grow in our relationship with God, and we encourage you to continue seeking after Him in all things.