A few weeks ago I heard an older woman say that God wants our best and sitting on the toilet while reading the Bible isn't our best. That got me to thinking -
Am I really giving God less than my best when I do my CBS homework while sitting in the bathroom? Is praying to Him while I'm in the shower okay?
I came to the conclusion that He doesn't care. My Heavenly Father knows how busy I am, how stressed I am. Since I home school all 4 of my kids they are here ALL day, EVERY day and there aren't many quiet moments in my day. If I waited until my house is quiet and the kids are well behaved and no one needs me I'd still be waiting. If I waited until all was perfect to pray/read the Bible/do my Bible Study homework, I'd still be waiting!!
He wants me to turn to Him because I need His strength and His power not because it's my homework/duty. He desires a relationship with me. If that means I spend 5 minutes in His word in the bathroom, 10 minutes praying in the shower, 20 minutes singing his praises while I fix dinner, another 5 minutes later in the day while I'm brushing my teeth and getting ready for bed - then that's the best I've got!
Susanna Wesley, mom to John and Charles, was the mother of 19 children (WOW!) and her solution was to sit in a chair and pull her skirt or apron over her head to get an alone moment with God. She knew if she was to love and serve her family she needed to be spiritually recharged. With all that pressed in on her - an absent husband, 19 children, and managing a household without the luxuries of microwaves, dishwashers, and washing machines - she was resourceful and got as alone as she could to spend time with her Savior and be re-energized for what the rest of the day held.
What's my point? My point is - be creative and use the brief moments God gives you to spend time with him. One day our kids will be grown and gone. We'll have more time to sit in a comfy chair or stay in bed til noon reading the Bible, praying for everyone we can think of, and doing our Bible Study homework. For now, don't use your busy life with young kids as an excuse to not get spiritually recharged. We need God more NOW than ever before. Do not feel condemnation if your time with God is in the shower or sitting on the toilet. He wants to hear from you and speak to you - take advantage of the moments given you to spend time with your Lord!!! YOU ARE FREE!