The bumper sticker on a lady’s car read, “Sometimes I wake up grumpy. Other times I just let him sleep.”
If her husband really was waking up grumpy he had developed a bad habit that needed to be conquered. There’s a saying, “As goes the morning, so goes the day.” And it’s often true. That’s why our efforts to redeem the time have to begin first thing in the morning before we even get out of bed. And we redeem those first few moments by talking to the Lord and asking Him to develop in us a good attitude.
I once heard a man tell how he began each day by sitting up on the side of the bed and giving a cheer saying, “Oh boy, it’s a great day to get up and go get ‘em.”
Imagine what a difference it would make in your day if you started off like that, wholeheartedly praising God, and redeeming 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.