Time Well Spent


We have no choice in this situation. The orders are to stay home and stay safe! As Americans, we cannot sit still! I know that for a fact. The weather has been getting warmer and we are itching our way into feeling normal again. This plague still continues to stop us in our tracks. Will I get the COVID-19 if I go to the grocery store, pump gas or even take out the trash? All those questions run through our minds daily.

Also, let’s not forget the stay at home questions to yourself. How can I manage doing the mommy thing, work thing, the wife thing and still take care of ME 24/7?!! Well everyday seems to feel the same, but it’s completely different. While staying home (going on 9 weeks, 2 days, 1560 hours, 93,600 minutes, and 5,616,000 seconds), I am spending quality time with family. Family dinners, game night, jokes around the fire pit in the backyard…we are clicking! However…

My husband and I have been married for 16 years, so you would think we would know each other pretty well. I mean we are home all the time! I have to admit, I am still finding out things about him that I never knew before.

It takes a lifetime to get to know someone well. The same is true in getting to know God. In Jeremiah 9:23-24, it says if we are to “glory” or boast in anything, it should be that we know God. In Colossians 1:10, Paul prayed that believers would “walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.”

We cannot learn all there is to know about the Lord in a few weeks, months, or even years. He sees our beginning and end. It’s an ongoing process that involves reading and studying His Word, praying, and learning from other believers. Growing in our knowledge of Him can be as thrilling 50 years from now as it is today. I believe that throughout eternity we will still be learning new things about our God.

During these pressing times, we do have an opportunity to spend time with our God. Let’s take advantage of the moments to talk to our Heavenly Father.

Time spent with God is time well spent.