Relationships come in all sizes and shapes. Some last longer than others and some are more important than others. Some are temporary while others are permanent. Some are by chance and others by choice. So, whenever a person, place or thing “invades” our life and “consumes” our time, it becomes obvious that we have a “relationship” with that “thing.” Well, so what?
When we say we “have” or are “in” a relationship with some object, it literally means that we are connected to “it.” And perhaps the most significant fact about the “connection” is the amount of time we stay connected to “it.” Time always tells the story about how much we value anything or anyone. If we spend much time with “it,” we know that “it” has much value to us. If we spend little time with “it,” we know that “it” has little value to us. Time tells the truth about the value of any of our relationships. The amount of time with “it” exposes our value of “it.”
Our Psalmist makes a very revealing statement about his relationship with God’s Word. He boldly states, “Oh, how I love Your law! I meditate on it all day long!” In other words, he stays “connected” to God by “meditating” or being “connected” to His Word all day long.
Notice the results of his “connection” to God's Word: “Your commands are with me...make me wise...give me more insight...more understanding...for I obey them.”
If we expect our relationship with God to have value, we must invest time with Him. Staying “connected” to Him by meditating on and reading His Word works!
Prayer: Lord, help us to stay “connected” to You. May we hide Your Word in our hearts and think on it always. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 119:97 Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.