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It’s a Date!

IMG_6101With young children, it takes effort to stay connected with my husband.

The morning rush tests our patience. We hunt for matching socks, grab school snacks, and scramble to get everyone in their car seats before heading out of the garage.

And, oh! Is it Monday? We forgot to grab their blankets for nap time! A feeling of frustration takes over, and the day has just begun!

My husband and I are off to work, and when we finally make it home, we are exhausted. Oh, but, no time to nap. It’s time for dinner, clean up, and the eventful bedtime routine.

Trying to reconnect after a long day is no easy task.

I got out of work early today, so in between my husband’s schedule, we took a few hours to chat and spend time at a local bakery. It was a nice quiet moment in the midst of our chaotic day.

I spoke with a friend who had recently received a gorgeous bouquet of roses from a gentleman friend who was interested in her. She mentioned that though a “nice guy”, he was asking her restrict time spent with her family and had made other negative statements to her.

While it is nice to receive flowers, the real mark of a person’s character is how they treat you through actions and words.

If my husband sent me flowers but didn’t treat me with respect, and he didn’t seem interested in my company, I am not sure how much I would value the gift.

We received the gift of salvation when Jesus shed his blood on the cross, but it was a gift backed by love and time. He loves you and desires your time.

Os Hillman, in his book, Today God Is First, says, “When we begin to lose the relationship, we are susceptible to becoming rebellious, going our own way.  Invest your life in this relationship so that you may continue to hear His voice and sustain the weary ones around you.”

Will you commit to find a quiet moment in the chaos of your day?

It may be time to reconnect with your spouse or with your Saviour, even.

Sustaining a meaningful relationship takes time and effort. If it’s your husband that you’ve just passed by for the past few days, make a date.

If it is your quiet time that you would like to work on, you will be surprised at how much you will enjoy your time with Jesus. And the Bible says he delights in you, too!  “The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness.” Zephaniah 3:17.

-Betsy

 

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