How many of you regularly spend time with your hubby alone each week? I am not talking about that stolen hour or two between the kids going to bed and your own bedtime, but a special time together for just the two of you. If you are like me, those times are few and far between-especially overnight. I was blessed enough to get to spend an entire weekend with my dear husband this weekend.
Every year, my husband’s company has a end-of-the-year party in Knoxville, which is about two hours away. They have food and pay for your hotel room for the evening, which is great, so we use this party as an excuse to leave a day earlier and spend some time in nearby Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. It was wonderful to be away from the kids from Friday to Sunday, but by Sunday morning I was missing them soooo bad! On the way home I had this thought concerning missing my kids.
I miss my kids if I am not with them, but think of how much God must miss us when we do not spend time with Him. I know that I get quite a bit from spending time with God, but He loves spending time with me even more. I am His child and He loves to spend time with me. What a wonderful thing to realize! He is just waiting on me to come and spend time with Him. How disappointed He must be if I just go through my day, busy and not taking that time with Him. I don’t want to hurt or disappoint my Father anymore. I am making it a priority for me to spend that time with Him. He has done sooo much for me. How else can I show my gratitude and love for Him? Spending time in His presence-praying, singing, and simply being still-is what He wants from me.
Thank you, Lord, for helping me to see that you love me even more than I love my own children. Thank you for reminding me that You are always there-just waiting on me to stop and spend some time with You. Thank you for loving me, even when I fail You. You are my God and I praise Your name!
How do you spend time with God? Smiles and Loves! Janis