Have you ever heard the saying that “love is spelled t-i-m-e?” It is so true. You cannot buy love. Money does not make someone feel loved. Things do not make someone feel loved. Sex does not make someone feel loved. Anything material does not make someone feel love. The list could go on and on. So often, we find ourselves using these things to substitute time. You cannot sustain a quality relationship whether it be with a child or an adult without time.
Could you imagine if God Himself could not find time for you? You go to Him in prayer and there’s a loud busy signal or a message that says “Sorry, I’m busy right now. Leave a message?” It would be kind of odd, to say the least. The fact of the matter is that God spent a whole day creating a relationship with man (see Genesis 1:26-31.)
I was approached with this recently with one of my children. I won’t go into the details out of pure respect but one of the things they said was this; the person doesn’t love me because if they did, they would spend time with me (paraphrased.) It is a profound statement. Now, I am not saying that to love someone is to spend every single moment with them. It can be as simple as sending them a card telling them that you are thinking of them or stopping by for a visit or even making a phone call. Sometimes we get so tied up in the thought that love has to cost money when in fact it all comes down to time.
What are you doing to be intentional with your time today to show the person that you love that you love them?