In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus made the point that God would take care of our material needs through the example of how He feeds the birds. From the moment of creation until today, God has always fed the birds. But He has never used a bird feeder. He has placed the responsibility on the bird to take some initiative and do some gathering.
As Christians, we sometimes need to be reminded that there is a price to pay for not initiating. God has something He wants to do through every one of His children. But many of us will never come close to experiencing His best because of a lack of initiative.
As you consider how you will spend your remaining time today, consider what things God has already shown you He wants to accomplish through you. Then, take the initiative to do something, no matter how small, to get moving on it. Don’t waste another moment or miss another blessing by failing to initiate, and thus failing 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.