Time is an interesting commodity of life. While it doesn’t cost you anything, it’s still priceless. It’s something that you can use to your advantage, but you’ll never be able to own it. Time has a unique life cycle: As soon as it is born it dies, and once you lose it, you will never find it again.
Perhaps this is why Paul spoke to Christians at both Ephesus and Colossae about the importance of “redeeming the time” or as it says in The Voice: “Make the most of every living and breathing moment…”
Here are a couple of suggestions to help you make the most of life’s precious moments:
- Before you ever get out of bed, pledge to walk in step with God; and, pray: “Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths (Psalm 25:4).”
- When you find yourself waiting in a line, line up your thoughts; and, pray: “Guide my steps in the ways of Your word, and do not let any sin control me (Psalm 119:133.”
- Whenever you check the time, take a second to check-in with God. Make Psalm 55:17 a habit: “Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, and He shall hear my voice.”
It was Henry van Dyke who said: “Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.”
I say: “Time is just right when it’s justly redeemed for God’s glory.”