How often do you plan to wake up before your kids, read your Bible and start your day RIGHT?
Maybe this is your intention, but making it happen seems overwhelming! Where do you start? What should your morning routine look like?
I have got the PERFECT morning routine for Christian moms to help start your day off the right (and godly) way!
The Ultimate Morning Routine For Christian Moms
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It’s easy to say, just wake up before the kids so you aren’t rushed, and you are good to go, right?
Ummm… not necessarily!
For the longest time, I would let my daughter wake me up in the mornings (I still do some days… I looove my sleep) but I noticed when I implemented this new morning routine, my days started getting… better!
Did my circumstances always change? No.
Did my responses to said circumstances change? Yes.
These 6 steps will help you achieve a totally doable morning routine to start your day off with a refreshed Spirit and prepared for whatever your day may hold!
Let’s get right into it!
Your Morning Routine Starts The Night Before
Just the other day, my husband said something to me and it made me smile from ear to ear.
“Wow babe, you were right! When I started packing my lunch and getting my clothes ready the night before work, I got out of the house so much quicker!!”
Music to a wife’s ears right???
But it’s so true! When we prepare for the next morning the night before, it makes all the difference.
Here are some things you can do to start your [tomorrow] off right:
- Set out your clothes the night before (doesn’t have to be fancy, just something comfy if you are a stay-at-home mom!)
- Grab your study Bible, devotional, journal & a pen, and place them on your nightstand
- Decide on what you are going to eat for breakfast and prep if you can
- Set your alarm and make sure the volume is up
- Turn off all electronics at least 30 minutes to an HOUR before bedtime to get your mind right!
These simple steps the night before will set you up for success the next day! Which leads us to the next step…
Wake Up Before Your Kids Get Up
This one can be SO tough as a momma to little ones. Sometimes, you have no idea when they are going to wake up! Or maybe they wake up all night long.
The point isn’t to have the “perfect” morning routine every day, but having it set in place for the mornings it DOES work.
For example, my daughter usually wakes up around 7:30 but plays in her room until 8, when her okay to wake clock turns green.
So I would set my alarm for 6:45 AM, give me some time to wake up, and then be up by 7 to get started on my quiet time and prayer.
There is just something SO calming and peaceful about being the only one up. It’s like the Lord keeps the world still so you can hear without distraction.
This is a perfect setting leading up to the next step…
Read Your Bible
We can only fill others (our kids, spouse, friends) when WE are being filled as well. As moms and keepers of the home, we need to be in God’s Word daily!
When I started my day in God’s Word, my mind was RIGHT. I was more patient, more aware, and more prepared for whatever attacks the enemy had planned that day. This led to the day not feeling rushed and overwhelmed, which makes a HUGE difference.
I was able to see things and respond in ways I probably wouldn’t have, had I not started off my day doing these SUPER important things!
And if you don’t get to wake up before your kids, guess what? You can still read your Bible!
Actually, there are incredible benefits to letting your kids see you reading your Bible. It helps encourage their faith as well! So don’t let the fact that you overslept or didn’t get up deter you from daily reading in God’s Word.
And of course, something you always want to do before and after reading your Bible…
Pray For The Day Ahead
If you have time for nothing else… always make time to pray!
That communication with God and being in tune with the Holy Spirit is VITAL to your Christian walk and to your day.
Pray for your heart and mind to be open to see what God is doing around you, in you, through you.
Pray for your spouse – that God will protect him from temptation and give him endurance and strength to work hard.
Pray for your kids – that God will protect them and encourage them in their day too.
Pray for others – pray for anyone or anything else you feel God laying on your heart.
This sets the tone for your day to be in tune with the Holy Spirit and have an open heart to handle whatever circumstances come your way. 🙂
Listen To God Speak And Journal It
Sometimes we think once we have prayed, read the Bible and journal a few thoughts, we are ready to go, right??
It’s always so important to give God time to speak before the chaos and distractions come up. That happens sometimes and we miss out on what He is saying to us.
It’s important to build out some time (start with maybe 5-10 minutes or until the kids come running!) and just sit with a piece of paper – or a great Bible journal – and wait to see what God reveals to you.
Sometimes you may have a blank piece of paper and that’s okay. Just be ready and willing to hear from God!
Go ahead and jot down any of the following:
- Revelations God is showing you
- Thoughts and feelings about what you just read
- Verses that stuck out to you
This is so important to do because you can look back later and see how God has been working in your life!
I have journals FILLED from years ago, and every once in a while I will go back and look to see just how God has worked things out (WAY different than I thought, thank goodness 🙌🏻).
It helps to strengthen my faith SO much and reminds me of the bigger picture God has for my life – and yours too!
Eat A Healthy Breakfast BEFORE The Kids Wake Up
You know what they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
And that is pretty true! You’ve already filled your mind with spiritual food, and now it’s time to fill your body with physical food – but not just any junky breakfast.
Food that will give you energy and help you be prepared for the day!
This could also be a part of the “prepare the night before” section, that way you aren’t scrambling in the morning to try and make something, and be tempted to skip or grab something out of the house.
Here’s a GREAT selection of easy healthy breakfast options for busy moms!!
Again, please hear me say this… life happens! If there is one morning where things aren’t going as planned, give yourself grace and grab that pop-tart. Tomorrow is a new day! 🙂
Congrats, you’ve now set your Christian morning routine and are ready to take on the day!!
Fantastic Morning Routine For Christian Moms To Follow
I hope this morning routine helps give you a guide of what your mornings could look like!
Can you imagine waking up, digging into God’s Word and being mentally and spiritually prepared for each day?? I pray this helps you achieve that!
What does your current morning routine look like? Which steps will you start implementing into your daily routine? Let me know in the comments!