I’ve had the opportunity to share our messages on “Redeeming the Time” in a variety of settings. But one of my all-time favorite meetings was with an Amish congregation in rural Maryland.
The Amish choose to live a simple lifestyle by avoiding ownership of many modern conveniences, such as automobiles. I found it interesting after the meeting that as we were making plans for our family to get to our host family’s house for the night, our children all wanted to ride there in their horse and buggy and their children all wanted to go in our 12 passenger van. I later saw a sign in the Amish house that read, “Happiness is found along the way, not at the end of the journey.”
This humble family will probably never become rich from their small family farm. But, they are already rich in other ways because they’ve discovered real happiness comes from doing and enjoying God’s will. While they may not be “efficient” with time, they’ve still learned 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.