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Tuesday, March 7, 2023

The Best Expression of Love Is Time

In 1 John 3:18 I read, “We must show love through actions that are sincere, not through empty words.” (GW)

t’s easy to go through life stressed and overloaded. Getting relationships right is one significant way to reduce stress. Yesterday I was reminded that the best use of life is love. Today a second truth: The best expression of love is time. When I love someone, what gift you desire most from them? Their focused attention. You want fellowship. The greatest gift I can give anyone is my time. Because my time is my life.

Time is my most precious commodity. I only have a certain amount of it. I can always get more money, but I cannot get more time. When I give someone my time, I’m giving that person a portion of my life that I will never get back. That’s why my time is the greatest gift I can give.

Many things can rob a relationship. Work, activity, hobbies and even ministry can rob a relationship. 

“How can I find more time for those I love?” Start by turning off the TV, unplugging the computer, and putting down your phone! People spend so much time in the virtual world while neglecting the people right beside them.

To revitalize a relationship, start with investing more of yourself by giving the gift of your time.