We really can’t make more time. There are only 24 hours in a day, and no matter how frantically we try it’s impossible to stretch those 24 into 25. So our problem isn’t how to increase time but how wisely to use our daily allotment of those 1,440 minutes as they steadily tick away.
Stop, then, and think about this vital issue. Apart from eating, sleeping, doing necessary tasks, and working at income-earning jobs, how are we spending that precious commodity we call time? Whatever else we’re doing, are we giving time to relationships?
Well-known author Les Parrott III points out that few things are more conducive to our well-being than investing time in friendships. Research shows, he reports, that “ignoring friendship not only diminishes your quality of life but could also be a health hazard.” Parrott says that close friendships can reduce the risk of illness.
If investing time in strengthening our friendships is so essential to our well-being, what about our relationship with Jesus? He said to His disciples, “No longer do I call you servants, . . . but I have called you friends” (John 15:15).
If you have trusted Him as Savior, are you devoting time to deepen your relationship with the best of all friends?
Our life can be so very busy
That we have no time for friends;
But we must spend more time with Jesus,
For His friendship never ends. —Fitzhugh
Time is a friend when you use it to strengthen your friendship with Jesus!