Tuesday, November 29, 2011

It's all about the time spent together

This week my son traveled to work with his dad. Now, my son has always respected his dad, but now after being with him the past few days he has a whole new respect for him. In seeing all that he does he understands his dad much more. He has a whole new perspective and attitude towards his dad that he never fully grasped before, until now.

Ever been there? That was me as a kid. Even as a teen. I respected my dad. I loved him dearly. But I never really knew just what he did. I guess I just never really thought much of it until I was much older. More mature. Now that he is gone I wish I could sit with him and have talks about all that he did do at work.

I think in knowing all about our parents and all that they do, it brings us closer to them. We seem to take so much for granted these days. We just don't spend the time with one another that we should.

That got me to thinking about how much time I spend with my Heavenly Father. The more time I spend with Him the more I understand Him. The more I respect Him and know Him. Goodness, how I have taken Him for granted too.

My husband has enjoyed spending time with our son this week. Just being away together for a few days has brought them closer together. They have had time to just talk and open up with one another.

Our Savior wants to spend time with us. Time spent with us is enjoyable for Him too. To have conversations and just open up means everything to Him. He desires to spend time with us. Ever feel Him calling and instead of spending time with Him we put Him off for another time when we are not so busy? We are busy with what we want to be busy with.

I just got a new study Bible a few days ago. I couldn't wait to start turning pages. This week I have been staying up late just studying scripture. Scripture that the Lord is showing to me that is so fulfilling. It's like I'm getting to know Him all over again. I had to ask myself, "Why did it take a new Bible to do that?" It's like anything new. We get excited and then it gets tossed in the back of the closet when we tire of it.

If I am honest here. That is exactly how I have treated my Savior. I can go to a conference and come home refreshed and renewed, only to have that time pass and find myself in the same old rut once again. Have you been there too?

We get excited when we see Christ moving in our lives. When we don't see Him moving we tend to put Him out of mind. When good things are happening in our lives we give Him praise. When hard times come we call upon Him in prayer. But what about just spending time with Him daily?

He is never absent from our lives. He never moves. We are the ones moving away from Him. We place all kinds of things ahead of Him. Imagine how He feels? I know how I feel when another doesn't want to spend time with me. When a friend doesn't return your calls it makes you feel as though you don't matter. Does He matter to you? Our relationship with Christ should be the most important relationship we ever have. That we ever desire.

Grab that cup of tea or cup of coffee and spend a while with your Savior. We don't have to make a date or put it on our to-do list. We just gotta call upon His name and He is there. Goodness, He is already there waiting. Picture Him sitting there on that park bench just waiting for you. He is ready and waiting to spend time with His favorite person. You!

"Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need."
Matthew 6:33

"Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment, now that you have had a taste of the Lord's kindness."
1 Peter 2:2-3

"So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ."
Romans 10:17


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