Have we ever found someone in life who does not walk his/her talk or being a hypocrite? Or are we someone like that?
1 John 3:18says: “My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth”.
Rick Warren, in his book “40 days of Purpose” mentioned that “The best way to spell L-O-V-E is T-I-M-E."
Why is time precious? It is because when we give time for others, we lose time for ourselves. Someone can make extra money, but he/she cannot have extra time. When we give time for someone, we are giving him / her one part of our life that will never come back to us. Our time is our life. This is why one of the greatest gifts we can give to someone is T-I-M-E.
In Gary Chapman’s five different types of love languages, one of them is Quality time. Wherever i go, I see people who do not really need expensive gifts as present but just need quality time. Some parents think that by giving their children lots of toys, they have done a good parenting job. Actually, I have found in my children ministry that most of the children were longing for quality time rather than just presents, because as mentioned above, L-O-V-E is T-I-M-E, and vice versa.
Why is now the best time to express L-O-V-E? Because we do not know how long more we have for that chance. Things change, surroundings change, kids grow up, people dying and time goes by. We do not know what will happen tomorrow. If you want to express love, do it RIGHT NOW!!!
“The best life is expressed through love. The best love is expressed through time. The best time to love is NOW!!!”
( Article is contributed by Limi Halim from her new book - 'New Life')