A wealthy businessman was dying. He called in his best friend to arrange to have his body cremated. The friend agreed and asked, “What do you want me to do with the ashes?”
“Put them in an envelope,” said the dying man, “and send them to the lnternal Revenue Service. Enclose a note telling them, ‘Now you have everything.'”
That’s what the Lord wants from you. Not your ashes, but your “everything.” And a big part of that everything is your time. It’s easy to think of God’s time as five minutes in the morning and five minutes at night. And certainly we need those times of focused devotion each day. But really, God wants to control the time when we’re driving to work, having lunch, taking a bath or fixing supper. He wants us to be mindful of Him in all we do.
Is there a way you can acknowledge God right now in what you’re doing at this moment? Go ahead and do it so you’ll redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.