A dear friend and I get together a few times a year, meeting for breakfast and what proves to be hours of catching-up. Oh, how I cherish these times together! Most recently our conversation turned to love languages* and the immeasurable value of learning and honoring the love language of those closest to us. We both agreed that my primary love language is Quality Time* ~ togetherness; quality (open, honest, heartfelt) conversation; moments of undivided attention. And, indeed, I cherish quality time with family, friends and clients!
As I get to know the heart of God through scripture and quiet times of prayer, it becomes clear to me that He too desires quality time together with us. Think about how He yearns for us to seek Him; come to Him; draw near, and take refuge in Him. He says to do so diligently and early. (Proverbs 8:17; Jeremiah 29:13) He loves us so much and desires our heartfelt, loving relationship with Him ~ with all our heart, soul and all our mind (intellect). (Matthew 22:37).
And when we stop running away from, but instead run toward His open arms, spending quality time with our Father God, we quickly find His peace, wisdom, love, refuge, refreshing and joy. As we draw near to God, HE draws near to us.
“Let us all come forward and draw near with true (honest and sincere) hearts in unqualified assurance and absolute conviction engendered by faith (by that leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness)…” Hebrews 10:22
Maybe quality time is not your primary love language. But, I encourage you to try it ~ just you and your Father God. Since He knows every detail of your life and loves you unconditionally, who better to talk with ~ share your most inner concerns and dreams, and there ~ ask for His wisdom and receive His loving kindness toward you. He doesn’t require eloquence ~ He’s looking for an open, honest, heartfelt conversation ~ Quality Time ~ just you and Him.
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God’s Love and Blessings, From the Heart
* The Five Love Languages ~ How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate, by Gary Chapman