Life is full as our Father gives us all purpose! I am grateful He has a plan for each of us in this world! His timing is perfect with 24 hours in a day and within that time frame there are oh sooo may great opportunities to do many, many, many things and people – oh, my gosh, there are sooo many people that each one of us could spend time with 24/7 and still never meet everyone! I have read a few things from people this morning that gives me the heart that I think most people struggle with and that is seeking to manage their time in balance with the priorities of life, good health and relationships. One of the articles I read today talked about how they thought it was wrong to refer to someone as a friend if they had never met them, had never spent any time with them and knew little about them. While these factors do go far in building a deep quality friendship, I would like to suggest that people can still have a loving, friendly heart towards someone even if they have never met them. Just in having an awareness of someone, knowing that they are there in the world, you can still have a fondness in heart for their existence and an appreciation for the gift of their life. If time and opportunity never allows two people to meet, it doesn’t mean they can not have a friendship in heart. The Apostle Paul is someone I have never met, but I have a great appreciation and love for him and while I will not meet him in this life, I hope to in eternity. I can read his notes written thousands of years ago speaking love, grace and peace to me and feel his heart for me personally. When I write, I do not know who all may read what I write, but this I know. My heart is full of love for everyone! Jesus is not someone I have seen face to Face, but I look forward to seeing Him in eternity. Even so, I still love Him and my whole life is lived out based upon the fact I love Him. For me, there are many people in this world I may never meet, but I have great love for all people and if God were willing, I would love to have a cup of coffee and a friendly chat with all of them. All of this to say, you can be a friend in heart even if you never spend time with someone – maybe a good name for it might be “tennis-shoe love.” Love on the move! If you do get the opportunity to spend time with them, it is the cream on top of life! I like these words of my Father today:
“A friend loves at all times.”
And I might add, in all places. Everyone is in different places physically and may be in different places spiritually, but we can have a heart to understand everyone’s struggles and everyone’s desire to be loved and love as our Father would have us do, the best we can – that may be just in heart or perhaps in a additional bonus way! Know this, may you feel the presence of our Father’s love today for you wherever you are. He is always with you in heart and in full power to help you at any time, in any place and in any way. Love to you! God bless!