Your smoke detector is missing something which every other electrical device in your home has. It’s an on/off switch. That’s because there is never a time you would willfully deny yourself the protection of a smoke detector by turning it off.
Smoke detectors are like the promptings of God’s Spirit. They alert us to danger and keep us safe. When we are deciding how to spend our time, especially our entertainment and recreation time, we continuously need those warnings. Yet, many Christians act as though they serve a god with an on/off switch. It is as though God’s will doesn’t even enter the picture when deciding what radio station to listen to, what website to visit, or what audio or video resource they will consume. The spiritual results are often as devastating a house fire.
If you are a Christian, you need to understand how valuable your time is and never trade it for something that does you spiritual harm. Keeping God “on” in your life 24/7/365 is required of those who would 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.