“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.”
Psalms 90:12 ESV
If we are going to grow in our relationship with Christ we must spend time with Him. No relationship matures overnight. In fact every relationship is nurtured through time spent everyday. The fastest way to destroy any relationship is through neglect. Neglect happens unintentionally therefore the prevention needed is intentional deliberate time together.
There seems to always be time for the things we “love” and want to do; but let’s talk about commitments to Christ. How often is Christ pushed aside in our lives because something else or someone else invades? How often do we become distracted because of the pressing urgency of something less important? Distractions do not care about your relationship with Christ but you must! If you do not handle distractions well your relationship with Christ will be haphazard. Deliberately set aside time daily to develop your relationship.
We only have a short amount of time on earth. The palmist encourages us to gain a heart of wisdom. Wisdom is required in setting aside time because of the demands of life. However, we cannot say yes to Christ without saying no to something or someone. Wisdom is needed to know how to use your time. Ask God for that wisdom, James 1:5
When you take the time don’t rush the time. So often in our relationship with Christ we do not give Him time to really speak. We do all the talking and then ask Him to bless us and want to move on about our day. Allow yourself time to be in His presence hushed and unrushed. Calvin Miller said:
This who rush into God’s presence are not usually content to remain there for long…those who rush in, rush out.
Don’t rush the time that is impacting the finite and infinite simultaneously!