Time Well Spent

“My heart has heard You say, “Come walk with Me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.” Psalm 27:8 NLT

Is your time well spent? How we spend our time says a lot about who we are and what we love.

Bill Bright once wrote about two of his greatest loves:

I really hit the jackpot! I found my heavenly love and my earthly love during approximately the same period. Even as I was making the wonderful discovery of God’s goodness, He showed me that Vonette Zachary was the right life partner for me.

I remember sitting across the dinner table from her the night I proposed. I told her all about my ambitious plans for life and how they all included her. I was living in Hollywood, a city filled with beautiful women. But in my eyes, none of them could compare to the beauty of Vonette, inside and outside. Her positive response thrilled my heart. Together, we committed ourselves to Christ and to our relationship, and we’ve never left that love for God or for each other – even after fifty years of marriage.

If you’ve ever been engaged to be married, you know what it’s like to be utterly devoted to someone. Vonette and I were separated by many miles, she in Texas and I in California, but I kept a constant stream of special delivery letters, flowers, candy, and long-distance phone calls flowing in her direction. I did everything I could possibly think of to impress and woo her because I wanted her to know how serious I was. I wanted her to feel the same way about me.

I soon discovered I felt the same way about God. I wanted Him to be with me for the rest of my life. I did everything I could to please Him and devoted much time to prayer and the study of His Word. I spent five years at Princeton and Fuller Theological Seminaries because I desired to learn more about Jesus. I yearned to know Him better and to be drawn closer to His great, loving heart, just as I yearned to spend time with Vonette.

Whether we are talking about a spouse, a child, a parent, a friend or God, when we truly love someone we want to spend time with them and invest in the relationship.

Do you passionately desire the love of God? Or has your drive faded over the years? Today, recapture some of your original excitement. Re-ignite the spark, just like you would with a spouse.

Your View of God Really Matters…

The God of the Bible is a Personal God. He longs for relationship with you and me but He won’t force it on us. Do you love Him enough to make time for Him today?

Read God’s Word Today…

Revelation 21:3-4 “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

Psalm 27:4 “The one thing I ask of the Lord—the thing I seek most—is to live in the house of the Lord all the days if my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in His Temple.”

GOD, because You are Personal, I will spend time getting to know You better every day.

Based on the writings of Bill Bright

©2019 Bright Media Foundation

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