Encouraging Five Day Devotional for Moms

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This free five day devotional is aimed at busy moms, specifically, mothers of preschoolers (birth to age 5). It is a simple devotional that can be completed in five days and in just five minutes per day.

In case nobody has told you, you’re doing a great job. Yup, you are, mama. Even if you think you’re not, I promise that you’re doing better than you think. When you become a mom, I think your entire world flips upside down, everything in your life has change! Not only have you gone through the ordeal of growing a tiny human (or all that paperwork to adopt, plus the entire exhausting process of adopting) but your body has changed. Momma, this season is hard but it is also so rewarding and worth it. But did I mention that it’s hard? And sometimes, or maybe a lot of the time, it’s a lot harder than we thought even though this is exactly what we wanted. This five day devotional isn’t overly time consuming, but it will make you pause for reflection and hopefully give you some encouragement in this season of life.

Day 1

So you know how I mentioned in the introduction to this study that everything in your life has changed? Your relationship with God changes as well. I firmly believe that how we feel about our children gives us just a glimpse of how much God loves us. We know that John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Can you imagine giving up your child? I’m sure you can’t even fathom it, I know that I can’t but God loved us so much that He gave up His one and only son. That love will never match any Earthly love we will receive.

Reflection for today:

How do you feel about your relationship with God right now? Does it feel different after becoming a parent?

Day 2

Some days, I really struggle. Some mornings, I struggle to wake up, get everyone fed, make sure they’ve brushed their teeth, and do the same for myself. I might have had a rough night with the baby or have had a toddler who had nightmares and am not well rested. Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” I’ll be the first to admit, that some days are hard, I’m stressed and I’m overwhelmed and I’m not putting God first but I’m not alone. There was only one perfect person and that was Jesus Christ, and even Jesus wasn’t able to please everyone. In this season especially, we are all doing the best we can with what we have been given. Do whatever you can to remain spiritual, trust me, God recognizes that sometimes motherhood is tough, and I think maybe that’s why there are so many programs like MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), MDO (Mother’s Day Out) and children’s ministry programs at many churches. God is pleased when you make an effort even if the effort isn’t grand or fancy. Just saying prayers throughout the day pleases God. I pray the Lord’s prayer over my children every night. One line that I love is from Jennifer Fulwiller, “I love you guys and I love Jesus and I’m doing the best I can.”

Reflection for today:

2 Corinthians 5:9 says, “Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him.” What can you do, whether the action is big or small, that would please God?

Day 3

Being a mom is a lot about doing the same thing day in and day out, over and over again. Whether it’s cooking, laundry, or cleaning the high chair, it never ends! You washed dishes and ran the dishwasher yesterday? Well, guess what you have to do it again today, maybe even twice. Luckily, God gives us grace for our monotonous work and God delights in those who work hard.

Let’s take a look at these two verses:

“Slaves, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:22-24

“Let all that you do be done in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14

Reflection for today:

How can you give more love as well as receive more of God’s love in your day to day life?

Day 4

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1

I know this has been said before but don’t worry about being perfect, just be present. Your children do not care if your house isn’t something out of a magazine or if you look like an Instagram star or if dinner looked like it came straight from Pinterest. They just want your love and attention. If your child feels loved, is safe, fed, and clean then you’ve done your job for the day. God is with us through every season in our lives. Colossians 3:14 says, “And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” According to this verse all you really need is love. You don’t have to be a perfect mom, just love your children.

Reflection for today:

Is this season in life what you expected? Do you feel like the world gives mothers an unrealistic expectation of having to be perfect?

Day 5

I’d like to begin Day 5 with a quote instead of a verse, “Your greatest contribution to the kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise.” – Andy Stanley.

God specifically chose you to be your child(ren)’s mom. Our Heavenly Father has bestowed special gifts and talents upon you so that you can raise your child(ren). 

Reflection for today:

The work we do as mothers is important work whether the world wants us to believe it or not. Are there any aspects in your life or in motherhood specifically where you don’t feel good enough? Take a few minutes to reflect on these things and then give them over to God.

If you need more encouragement, please check out my Book of Isaiah – Encouraging Bible Verses post or you can always leave me a prayer request and I will gladly pray over you.

7 thoughts on “Encouraging Five Day Devotional for Moms”

  1. I absolutely love this! We moms need to see this for sure 🙂 I especially appreciate Day 5 as I try to tell myself that everyday – that God blessed me to be my son’s mother! And I am doing the best I can and my son will love me for it! Thank you for sharing!

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