One of my favorite writers is A. W. Tozer. He was one of greatest Christian thinkers of the last century. I like to read his work because it’s not the shallow, feel good, cotton candy we so often consume today. Rather, Tozer asked deep and probing questions that cut to the heart of what it meant to be a true disciple of Christ.
One example is the four questions he used to identify our true priorities:
1. What do you value most?
2. What would you most hate to lose?
3. What do your thoughts turn to most frequently when you are free to think of what you will?
4. What affords you the greatest pleasure?
If you are a Christian, your values should be reflected by your answers to those questions. And, those answers should be the basis for determining how you spend your time.
So remember, asking what you value most, would most hate to lose, naturally think on, and gives you greatest pleasure, will show you how 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.