According to a 2011 study done by the editors of the Oxford English dictionary, “time” is the most commonly used noun in the English language. Not only did the word “time” itself make the top 100, but other time related words made the top 20 as well. “Year” in third place, “day” in fifth and “week” at No. 17.
The oxford editors confirmed what most of us already know. Time is integral to everything we do. Everything depends on time and without time we can accomplish nothing. Time is the one indispensable resource needed for any accomplishment.
We all say we want more time while readily admitting we waste what we already have. In reality, time is life. When we waste our time, we waste our life. However, God is even more concerned about our time then we are. He warns us repeatedly in the scriptures that time in this world is very brief. Focusing on that reality is the best starting point for redeeming 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.