Love is spelled T.I.M.E.
It is often said that love is spelled T.I.M.E.
Jesus always took time, with everyone who came across his path. I don't think he ever said "Hold on a minute. Or can we talk later?". His was one that was fully present with whomever he was with, in their moment of need.
In today's fast pace of life, the DOING, that we forget as Christ followers, we are to be mindful and intentional with every person. How do you slow down during the day? One good way, is to STOP multitasking, slow down and focus on one task or conversation at a time. Our pastor shared in a recent sermon, that he takes "Praise Breaks" seven times a day. I have started to try it this week. It seems to slow me down so that I am more present. When others seek my attention, I was taught by the Lord years ago to stop the work of my hands, be still and look into the person's eyes as they speak to me. This is the best way for me to stop multi-tasking and give the best gift I can: the gift of my time.
Pray to be AWARE of the needs around you during the day. Then, when in conversation with others, stay aware - ask the Holy Spirit - "Is there something you would like me to ask? Or share? What do they need?"
We are called to LOVE our neighbors (and that means whoever we bump up against all day long) and loving them is spelled T.I.M.E.
Colossians 4:5-6 Living Bible (TLB)
5 Make the most of your chances to tell others the Good News. Be wise in all your contacts with them. 6 Let your conversation be gracious as well as sensible, for then you will have the right answer for everyone.
For His Glory,
Caroline Mendez, National Brand Ambassador
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About the Guest Blogger, Caroline Mendez, National Brand Ambassador, iWork4Him
Caroline’s Mission: To raise the visibility of Christian Women in Leadership. She is passionate about empowering each woman she meets to be free from that which keeps them oppressed.