Are You Hungry for God — Starving For Time? Here’s Your Answer

Devotional for Busy Women: Hungry for God . . . Starving for Time by Lori Hatcher (Buy it today!)

Devotional for Busy Women: Hungry for God . . . Starving for Time by Lori Hatcher (Buy it today!)

Busy women still need to eat, but sometimes a full-course meal doesn’t fit into the schedule.

A power bar will, though! 

Busy women also need to spend daily time at the feet of God in His Word, but sometimes that time doesn’ fit into the schedule either.

Hungry for God … Starving for Time, Five-Minute Devotions for Busy Women fits perfectly, though!

And it’s here just in time for Christmas gifts — and for your own busy Christmas season. 

When I asked Lori Hatcher, my friend, editor, and author of Hungry for God, Starving for Time, Five-Minute Devotion for Busy Women, if I could introduce you to her excellent devotional, she graciously sent me a copy of one of the devotions found in her book. 

It challenged and encouraged me — like the other devotions in her book.

Yes, I already have my copy! 

Enjoy this free sneak peek, and then check out her link below. Y

ou may win a free Kindle Fire HD 7″.

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My Latest Humiliation

By Lori Hatcher

Facetime: God, sometimes I’m very self-absorbed. How can I become more aware of ways to help others?

She shamed me, this woman with the big smile and even bigger umbrella.

It all began in the checkout line at the grocery store. I made small talk with the cashier as she scanned my groceries and handed them off to the clean-cut bagger standing nearby. Thankful I didn’t have to bag them myself, I scanned my card and tucked the receipt into my purse.

Rain had been falling all afternoon, and I was thankful to have my umbrella. As I left the store, I popped the handle and raised it over my head. I briefly considered sharing it with my bag boy, following closely behind me; but I dismissed the idea. Sharing an umbrella, I decided, should be reserved for close friends, spouses, and members of my immediate family. Not strangers. I didn’t feel comfortable inviting this nice young man into my personal space. Nor did I feel comfortable inserting myself into his.

I plowed on ahead into the rain until a cheerful voice stopped me in my tracks.

“Here you go!” she said, the lady with the big smile. I turned to see her holding an even bigger umbrella over my bag boy’s head. His grateful smile spoke volumes.

“I’m so sorry,” I called out, substituting my umbrella canopy for hers when we reached my car. She vanished, leaving me to my embarrassment. The bag boy chattered good-naturedly, oblivious to my chagrin.

I pondered the experience later, still smarting from humiliation and regret. How often, I wondered, do I hesitate to serve someone, hindered by boundaries of my own making? How often do I see a physical, emotional, or spiritual need and fail to step up because it makes me uncomfortable? How many opportunities have I let slip by while I weighed the options of whether or not to obey the gentle nudge of the Holy Spirit?

Too many, I’m sure.

But I don’t always stay safely in my comfort zone. Three weeks ago I threw caution to the wind and asked a patient if I could pray for him and his upcoming surgery. Last week I made a meal for a young woman newly released from the hospital and brought it to her doorstep, uninvited and unannounced. Just yesterday I shared an example of a poor parenting decision I’d made in the hopes that another mom might learn from my mistake.

But today I was selfishly unaware of the needs of those around me.

Tomorrow when I awaken, the slate will be clean, and a new day will stretch before me. Rain or shine, I’ll be ready to minister to someone in Jesus’ name. Just as Jesus “went around doing good” (Acts 10:38), I’ll remember that service to others is the best sacrifice to God I can make.

And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Hebrews 13:16

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Meet Lori:

Lori Hatcher (Hungry for God...Starving for Time)

Lori Hatcher (Hungry for God…Starving for Time)

Lori knows what it’s like to be busy. And what it’s like to struggle to make time for God. Her passion is helping women connect with God in the craziness of everyday life. Like a spiritual power bar, Hungry for God is the nutrition women need to get through the day. A Yankee transplant living in Columbia, South Carolina, Lori uses her speaking and writing ministry to equip and empower women. She’d love to connect with you on her blog (www.LoriHatcher.com), on Facebook – Hungry For God, and Twitter @lorihatcher2.

 

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Comments

  1. Jean, It’s an honor to share your corner of the blogosphere and meet your sweet readers. Thanks so much for sharing Hungry for God. May the Lord be honored and you be blessed.

    • You’re so very welcome, Lori! I’m thrilled to be able to share your great writing and the wonderful wisdom you’ve received from God with others. Blessings to you!