By Ryan Kiplinger
It has been said the best way to spell love is T-I-M-E. In those moments of life when you look back and consider times that are meaningful in life, it isn’t generally the most expensive or amazing things you have done that stand out, it is the people you spend them with. In life, we are often in a rush to get to somewhere we don’t know, but it is best to take the time to slow down and enjoy relationships along the way.
God made humans, and God made them male and female. In other words, God made us for relationship. God made us to be in relationship with Him, and He made us to be in relationship with one another. This idea of relationship extends far beyond the concept of marriage, into friendships of all sorts, and all kinds of family relationships. How often do you take time to invest in the people that you love, and the people who love you?
In 1974, Harry Chapin released a song entitle, Cat’s in the Cradle. If you have a way to look that song up, I invite you to do so. It tells the story of a father who is too busy providing for his son to spend time with him. At the end of the song, as the father grows older, the son then has no time for his dad. Let this not be our fate.
Of course the implications extend far beyond father and son. The deepest application might of course be spending time with God. Do you make time for God in your life? Do you take time to not only talk at God (something most of us are good at), or just to talk to God, but also to listen. Life is better when we take time to love God, and take time to let God love us as well.
The way most folks talk about this time is prayer. Prayer is simply time talking with God, and letting God do some talking back. So will you show your love for God today by spending T-I-M-E with Him?
By Ryan Kiplinger