A lovely evening spent with my daughter when we met for dinner. A couple of hours talking and laughing, oblivious to what was going on around us. We enjoyed each other’s company.
When you come looking for me you’ll find me. Yes, when you get serious about finding me, and want it more than anything else, I’ll make sure you won’t be disappointed.” Jeremiah 29:12-14 (The Message Bible)
It occurred to me when I read this verse, that we have no problem seeking the time to spend with people we love, and when they make time for us we are blessed and happy. How much more does the Father feel my love when I make time to spend with Him.
There is a difference between spending time and making time. I find that I can spend time with someone out of necessity and when it fits in with the schedule -- those can be blessed times too. But, isn’t there a subtle difference when it is ‘sought’ time spent with someone? We do that when dating. We want to be with our loved one, so we seek out time to be with them. Even at times, adjusting the schedule of our lives to accommodate.
Just think how pleased Our Father is when we extend that consideration to Him? He is always ready and waiting for us to make our move toward Him; to have a quiet one-on-one time of devotion or reading His Word with undivided attention -- no distractions. I have found time with my Father to be the best time of my day. I come away with blessings and promises to get me through my day… until the next time.