So, I've been thinking a lot about Quality vs. Quantity lately. I feel like it holds true for many different situations, that Quality is way better than Quantity.
If you think about something simple like, writing a paper. You should make that paper the best it can be, (Quality) instead of making it as long as it can be, (Quantity). Or, something more complex, like spending time with Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Quality time with Him is key in gaining a relationship with him. If you spend a lot of time with him, but it isn't time devoted directly to him (quantity,) then you don't get the full effect of his mercy, glory and forgiveness.
Just recently, I was having an issue with the whole
WHY thing again. Asking Jesus,
Why do I have to deal with all of this?
I decided it was time for me to start spending QUALITY time with God. I had to start by setting aside time for me and God alone. No interruptions, no noisy kids, no husband… just God and I. Immediately, I felt the relationship that I had with God, change. In a GOOD way. I felt closer to Jesus, and stronger in my faith. I needed to quit giving God the short hand of my time, and start giving him my full attention.
It's been 3 weeks now since I started giving God my full attention every morning before all of the commotion began. Being able to sit down with my head in the Word, and my heart on what He had to say has been so beneficial to me. Spending that time with Him has given me strength and courage to deal with these struggles I've been going through. Reading God's word and talking to God alone has brought a clearness about my thoughts. It has made me see what I was missing.
All God wants is to have a meaningful relationship with YOU. ME. US. THEM. But you have to be willing to spend some QUALITY time with our Lord, Jesus Christ. You have to be willing to quit putting other things first. You have to be willing to trust something that is unseen. You have to be willing to have FAITH in what God says in the Bible. The Lord will show mercy upon you as soon as you start to show Him that you are willing to live according to His way.
Week after week, my prayers have been answered, because I have been so faithful to spending quality time with my God. He is so understanding, so loving, so GREAT! All you need to do is start spending QUALITY time with HIM!!
Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so, little ones to Him belong, they are weak, but He is strong. YES, JESUS LOVES ME!!
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. NIV84