I have been thinking today about the importance of quality and quantity in the context of our relationship with God. I have heard it said that it is quality alone that matters. But how can you have a quality relationship with God, or with anyone for that matter, without giving the relationship a considerable quantity of your time? I am sure that anyone who is married would agree (or so I’ve been told).
The flip side of the coin seems pretty obvious. It is certainly possible to invest a high quantity of time in a relationship without having a high quality relationship. The two don’t seem to correlate in this direction (i.e. the more time I spend with God the better my relationship). Although I do find that when I spend more time with God for the proper reasons, my relationship with Him is strengthened. And I find that the higher the quality of my relationship, with God or others, the higher the quantity of time and effort I desire to invest in them.
I want my relationship with God to be of a quality that forgets to the ask the question of quantity. I simply long for and cherish every moment with my Savior.
I don’t want to just say my prayers. I want to pray.
I don’t want to just sing songs and clap my hands. I want to worship Him.
I don’t want to just do my duty. I want to bring Him glory.
I would love to know what you think…