4 Quiet Time Tips for Busy Women

Laurie Cole POSTED BY Laurie Cole

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Can you relate to this quiet time question:

“I work outside the home. My days start at 4 am, I get home between 7-8:30 pm, eat dinner with husband, sleep til 4, do it all over again. I talk to God in my commute, but I want to have more time with God. If this were you, when would you have your private time with the Lord? May seem easy but it’s overwhelming to me.”

This question was submitted a few weeks ago by Sherree who is one of our Front Porch Friday sisters (thank you, Sherree!). As soon as I read it, I immediately related to it, and I knew you would, too.

If you long for more quiet time with God, but you just can’t figure out how to work it into your crazy schedule, join me on the porch as I share 4 quiet time tips for busy women like you (and me). See you on the porch!


Your sister,

LaurieSigGot a quiet time tip for busy women that’s worked for you? Post a comment and share it, sister. Thanks!

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Laurie Cole is the President of Priority Ministries and the author of six Bible studies for women: There is a Season, The Temple, Beauty by The Book, Beauty by The Book for Teens, Warrior Princess, and Are You a Disciple? A frequent speaker at women's events, find out how to invite Laurie to speak at your event.

6 comments on “4 Quiet Time Tips for Busy Women

    debbie@owenstransport.com' Debbie says:

    Hi Laurie.
    Good to hear & see you again. Been “”busy as a bee”” with life things I’m pretty sure I totally missed you for awhile.
    These 4 are great points & ones that I sure been having to do. But I’ve started a thing, last year, that I call giving God the 1st 15. Like you said, “just starting out the morning talking to God” lifts me up & gets me going. Sometimes I do a devotion 1st thing, other times I’m doing my “Word Alert” & then sending it on to those I know need that particular scripture. Then sometimes I catch it just right & I just lay & listen to the incredible music & watch the beautiful scenes play out on our inspirational channel. And then……sometimes I literally wake up with a song in my head & I will just lay there singing it to myself over & over, praising Him with song. And I’ve really been trying to start off every year doing a bible study. It immediately reconnects me with some great, loving & Godly Women & it holds me accountable in doing my daily work. But & mostly as you said as well. I can stop, sit down with a cup of coffee, close my eyes & just have one on one with Him in any part,of my day. And I think…….those ARE tha best!!

    edgellcrew@comcast.net' WiffytoJ says:

    Great ideas!
    When I worked full time (before kids) I used to leave about 15 min earlier than I needed to and would do my devotions in the parking lot. The commute was much lighter when I left earlier and if there was a delay I still wasn’t late for work–I’d just do my devotions at lunch that day.
    Another thing that is helpful is to listen to scripture on audio (cd or whatever) while commuting. You don’t have to *read* it but it’s important to hear His Word every day.
    It’s hard to be creative but so worth it! 🙂

    iam2qute4words@hotmail.com' Inez Foreman says:

    I subscribe and unable to download your Guilt-Free Quiet Times.
    Can you email it to me.
    Thank you.
    God Bless,

    yogi_7615@hotmail.com' Loretta Whitcomb says:

    When I worked, my day started at 3:30 a.m.. I had 1 hour commute in the mornings to work which I spent listening and singing to gospel music, and with prayers. Then as you stated used some of my lunch times for one on one time with God in my car in the parking lot. My commute home was 1 1/2 -2 hours long and again it was listening to gospel music and prayer time. Then in weekends I could do Bible reading. It was a great help in that our Admin Assistant was a Christian and she posted a scripture daily on our office email. Good luck to Sherree in using these tips of yours to find quiet time with God. He is good and will reward your efforts.

    adjeleynaa27@gmail.com' Gwen says:

    its been very wonderful and impactful reading here.

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