The television is blaring with a Veggie Tales video while your laptop plays the theme for CNN. Your teenage son is practicing his drums. The twins are arguing about who is going to make the popcorn, and all you want is five minutes of complete silence. You think back to the days when you had hours for Bible study and prayer. But as a single parent, you're now working two and a half jobs. Every moment with the kids is precious, and quiet time no longer exists.
Is it possible to have an intimate time with God in just a few moments? How can we reschedule life to carve out prayer time? Does God require an hour a day? These are the questions we will deal with in this study.
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 46; 51; Zephaniah 3:14–17; Philippians 4:6–9
• Identify the Current Issue
• Discover the Eternal Principles
—Teaching point one: Spiritual growth happens in seasons.
—Teaching point two: We can't all be monks.
—Teaching point three: Redefine the spiritual disciplines.
• Apply Your Findings
• Additional Resources
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIAN PARENTING TODAY
• Spiritual Undisciplines, by Barbara Schiller (2 printed pages)
Total number of pages—12