Susanna Wesley is perhaps history’s greatest example of a Christian mother. Born in 1669, the youngest of 25 children, Susanna from the earliest days of her life had a desire to do something great for the Lord. God granted the desire of her heart when he used two of her 19 children, John and Charles Wesley, to bring genuine revival to two continents. Centuries later, their writings and hymns continue to bless multitudes.
Listen to what Susanna wrote about her philosophy of time management, “I will tell you what rule I observed when I was young, and too much addicted to childish diversions—never to spend more time in mere recreation in one day than I spent in private religious devotions.” As a home schooling mother, Susanna also made it a practice to schedule a time with each of her children every week for private encouragement.
Susanna’s main child training goal was “the saving of their souls.” She accomplished that goal because she redeemed 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.