There are a number of things I dislike passionately, and one of them more than the others; getting the waning a fleeting moments of someone’s time for whom I’d waited and waited to spend quality time. Maybe I need or want that person too much, or maybe I value their presence so much that I try to get every ounce of value from our time together. Regardless, when the ‘awaited for’ time finally arrives, but is cut too short or filled with interruptions and/or distractions… well, my heart breaks. Sure, I probably have tomorrow’s appointed time with this person, but I miss them now, I long for their fellowship now, their companionship now, and our exchange now… not, ‘maybe later’.
Like my experiences with a loved one, the Lord is so thoroughly blessed when we spend sacrificial time with Him, when we set aside time with Him that we could otherwise be using to ‘tend to things’ in our lives. They say, “time is money”, but that is the half-truth the world has been peddling to hide the reality that “time is life”, actually. Sacrificing good quality time with the Lord enriches your life, leaves you calmed, prepares your soul, and certainly balances the chaos of your world. Money just allows you to buy things, and those things only mimic a quality life.