TEA CUPP with a New Baby

Pray without ceasing1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NKJV)

Little sleep at night, constant feedings and diaper changes during the day, a sweet new baby to rock and hold…how is there time for a TEA CUPP with Jesus?

The past few months I’ve been working on keeping MY TEA CUPP Prayers a part of my daily routine, even with the blessing of a brand new baby.  Perhaps this is why the Lord waited 11 years to send us this sweet boy, because He knew a baby would take my time away from Him.

Here are some tips God has given me  for having my quiet TEA time with Jesus AND our new baby:

*  Read my Bible during baby’s first feeding of the day and let Jesus talk to me.

*  Instead of  “drinking”  the whole TEA CUPP in one day, I pray one part each day… T for Thanks on Sunday, E for Exalt on Monday, A for Admit on Tuesday, C for Call on Wednesday, U for Understand on Thursday, P for Promises on Friday, and P for Petitions on Saturday.

*  I keep My TEA CUPP book mark handy with prayer needs, so I can pray for other prayer requests during later baby feeding times each day.  I don’t try to journal all my prayers right now, since it is hard to write while nursing.

*  I pray hymns to Jesus while singing to my baby.

T – I Will Enter His Gates with Thanksgiving in My Heart (Gwen R. Shaw)
E – We Exalt Thee (based on Psalm 97:9) (Pete Sanchez)
A – Create in me a Clean Heart, O God
C – Make me a Servant
U –  I Love to Tell the Story (by Katherine Hankey)
P – Standing on the Promises (by R. Kelso Carter)
P – Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (by Robert Robinson)

*  During diaper changes and when my baby sees me reading my Bible,  I sing to him The B-I-B-L-E, Jesus Loves Me, and Jesus Loves the Little Children.  It’s never too early to plant God’s Word in the hearts of our children.

*  Following this routine truly keeps me praying without ceasing.   Sometimes I finally finish my prayer list at night, only to begin it again the next morning.  I am sipping TEA with Jesus all day long

Today’s TEA CUPP:  How can you fit a quiet prayer time with Jesus into your day?  Make plans now for having TEA with Jesus, even if you are a busy mom.  You will be blessed!

New King James Version (NKJV)Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

4 thoughts on “TEA CUPP with a New Baby

  1. Great thoughts and very true Tea-Cup Lady! 🙂 I sure hope Joel is doing well and that you are too! Maybe we will get to see you next week, what a great dedication BTW!

  2. Jenny, how do I go about getting one of your journals? I have been procrastinating (SP????) and it is time to change my path!

  3. Oh, a journal, Kim! That is a wonderful request! Thank you for asking. I only have book marks available at this point, and I use a regular spiral notebook. Someday soon I hope to have journals and I’ll give you the first one! God bless you and keep you healthy! Love, Jenny

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