Years ago, Mary Ann Smith of London England had a novel idea which became a thriving business. At that time there were many working class families in London who could not afford an alarm clock. Instead, they paid Mary a few pennies to shoot a volley of peas at their window to awaken them at a specified time.
Apparently, the people who subscribed to her wake up service understood the value of being up on time and were willing to plan ahead to make sure it happened. Today the problem is not that we can’t afford an alarm clock, but that we stay up too late the night before.
The Bible actually speaks of a “day” as beginning in the evening, such as in the creation week, where it says, “The evening and the morning were the first day.” Remember, if you are going to get up on time you have to go to bed on time. That’s very simple. But many of us still miss that point and fail 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.