Three military men were walking across the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. Suddenly, a commanding officer yelled to them, “Drop!” Two of the men immediately fell to the deck. The third man turned around to see what was happening and was killed instantly by an incoming plane.
All three men heard the same command; however, only two of them responded with instant obedience. Recognizing and immediately obeying the voice of the commanding officer turned out to be a matter of life and death for these men.
Similarly, Jesus says, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and I give unto them eternal life.” Every moment of delayed obedience is not only wasted time, but is time when we place ourselves in great danger by operating outside of God’s will.
On the other hand, instant obedience to God’s voice, insures that we are getting God’s best for our day and are being used of Him. Instantly obeying God is the way we 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.