What comes to mind when you think of spending quality time with your love one. Maybe its dinner at a 4 to 5 star restaurant, watching a movie, doing an activity you both enjoy. Those are awesome activities but what does it mean to spend intimate time with your love?
Society thinks we have to choose either quality time or quantity time with each other. To have a successful, joyful, and intimate relationship, you need both quality and quantity. To know if the things you spend quality and quantity time on are worth it then you have to know if you have quality and quantity in your relationship with God. If you don’t have time for God then what do you have time for? Is it work, friends, school, sin? What you spend your most time on is whats most important to you.
You don’t have to spend 24/7 in your bible yet you need quantity and most important quality time with God. Whether its praying, reading your bible, talking about Christianity with a friend, going to bible study, or spending time alone reflecting on your relationship with God. God understands if you have a lot on your schedule. College, children, work, there is a lot each of us have to do in our everyday lives to have a successful, fun, and healthy life. Education is important, children are important, work is important, though if God is important in your life then you should take out quantity and quality time with him.
A relationship won’t last if people don’t spend time to know each other, education will be a waste of money if you don’t spend time studying, you’ll be homeless if you don’t spend time working for a paycheck, and we won’t go to heaven if we don’t spend time with God. Not just quantity time like going to church, you need quality time too. Spend time with the Lord because you want to grow in your faith not because your parents make you or because your friend dragged you to church, otherwise it wouldn’t bless you.
If you care about your education, you would study to learn the material for the test. If you love your children, you’ll spend time with them because you love them and want to see them grow up successful. Same with God, we must want to spend time with him because we want to grow closer to him, otherwise it wouldn’t be quality time and a waste of quantity time. Whether its 15 minutes, 30 minutes, or an hour, taking out quantity time and truly having quality time with God will give us the best knowledge to know what is worth our quantity and quality time.
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6