Jonathan Edwards was a man greatly used of God to bring revival during the 1700’s. As an evangelist, pastor, and writer, he created many powerful messages, including “Sinners in the hands of an angry God”, which is still remembered as one of the greatest sermons of all time.
One of the keys to Edwards fruitful life was a set of 33 personal commitments, or “resolutions” as he called them, which he made to keep himself from straying from God. Many of these resolutions focused on his use of time. One of them read:
Resolved never to lose one moment of time; but to improve it the most profitable way I possibly can.
Resolved never to do anything, which I should be afraid to do, if it were the last hour of my life.
We would be wise to follow Mr. Edwards commitments if we want to be used of God and if we desire to 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.