One of my favorite times of the day is breakfast with my littlest, John.

 

It’s usually his second meal of the day! When he see me sit down to drink my coffee, he quickly toddles over to the table to share my bagel.

 

We sit, he grabs my hand to babble our mealtime prayer, and then we eat.  With three children I rarely get one-on-one time with any of them,  so I treasure this special few minutes.

 

John sits and talks, using the new words he is learning. I just love sitting with him and watching how much he grows each day!

 

The other day I was convicted during my time with John about how much God longs for alone time with me.

 

With motherhood and school,  I have put my quiet on the backburner. God was nudging my soul to remember the importance of time with him.

 

As we go into this new year I am making it my goal to spend more time in the Scripture and resting in God’s presence.

 

“But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on His law day and night.  That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither – whatever they do prospers.”     Psalms 1:2-3

 

Sister Elise Brenton