It was rumored recently that a Washington bureaucrat was considering a new rule that farmers could no longer bail their hay in round bundles. He had determined that cows needed to eat three square meals per day.
Well lots of people are unthinkingly attached to the idea that we all need three square meals per day. But the fact is, most of us can get by just as well with two meals per day. If your schedule allows, the best way to accomplish this is combining breakfast and lunch into a midmorning brunch, and eating an earlier supper. Try it for a week and you’ll wonder why you ever thought you had to have 3 hot meals.
Cutting out an extra meal saves lots of time normally spent buying food, preparing food, eating food, and cleaning up food. We can spend that time with other pursuits bigger than our appetites, such as worshiping and witnessing. And many of us could benefit by losing a few pounds and developing some self discipline in the process. All those things help us to 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.