Who doesn’t like a good opportunity?  The chance to do something you enjoy doing, the trip you’ve always wanted to take, the chance to meet your childhood hero?  Opportunity knocks everyday.

Today, you have a golden opportunity. A chance to spend time with a friend, a brother.  It’s family time, and your family loves you and want to see you and wants to be with you.  I’m a preacher, so you know where I’m going don’t you?

The Lord wants to spend time with you today.  What you do during that time is up to you and The Lord. Take a walk, chat, or just sit in each other’s company.  Quality time is important to Jesus.  He makes sure he gives it to his disciples and he want them to give it to him.  Even as he knows he’s about to be crucified, he reminds them that he wants to be with them as he prays for them:

Jesus prayed: Father, I desire that those also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory. John 17:24

Don’t miss this opportunity.  Spend some time with the Lord today.  Put it on your calendar if need be, but do what it takes on your end to make it happen (daily).  I promise you won’t regret it.  This is your shot.  And as one of my soccer playing friends used to say, “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

Quality time with God is a privilege and opportunity that God affords us.  I’d hate to see you waste it.

(I’ll step off the soap box now).

Prayer:  Lord, you have given me this opportunity to be with you.  May I never take it for granted.  It’s amazing that the Lord of All Creation would want to be with me, but you do.  Thank You.  Amen.