Q is for Quiet Time
Some people call it devotions, others call it Bible study time; I call it Quiet Time. With 5 children, time to myself is hard to find while the small people are awake. For a long time, I let this hinder me. I didn't spend any time in God's Word because I couldn't "find" the time during the day. Unfortunately my life suffered from it. I've learned that when I'm not in His Word, things don't go as well as they do when I'm reading my Bible.
After struggling with lack of quiet time and lack of peace in my life, I came to the realization that if I wait for a time during my day to just appear, then I will never have a quiet time. I needed to create that quiet time. I've made the decision that I need to get up early, before the small people rise, in order to have time to spend with the Lord. I won't say that it's easy. There are many days that I want to stay in my bed and get some more sleep, but the days that I do don't go nearly as smoothly as the days that I've spent reading my Bible.
My husband has a saying: "People will find the time to do the things they want to do." He was right; when I decided that having a quiet time was a priority, I found the time to have one.