Bible, Morning devotions, Quiet time

Redeem the Time

I love Standard, or what I call real-time. To me, setting our clocks back one hour each Fall is cause for celebration.

Do you know why we skip ahead an hour each Spring? Daylight Saving Time is to allow longer evening daylight in the summer, by setting clocks one hour ahead of Standard time.

Well, enough about Standard vs Daylight Saving time. The true purpose of this post is not to share my happiness over the return of the hour but to focus on the gift this hour brings.

The gift is CHOICE. You get one more hour of time to use whatever way you want. You may decide on an extra hour of sleep or an extra hour of anything else. It’s your choice to spend your hour any way you desire.

You are used to getting up at a certain time each morning, right? alarm-clock-1191561_1280

I have a suggestion for those who have difficulty finding time for a morning quiet time with God. You could set your clock back the hour to Standard time but set your alarm for one hour earlier. You would continue to rise in the morning the same as you have been. You will be ready to sleep earlier at night so you adjust your schedule by going to bed an hour earlier.

If you choose this way to spend your extra hour then you need to plan ahead and make it happen. On Sunday night set your clocks back the hour. Set your alarm ahead one hour. If one hour is too much then try 1/2 hour. Pray about it and make your plan.

Live life, then, with a due sense of responsibility, not as men who do not know the meaning and purpose of life but as those who do. Make the best use of your time, despite all the difficulties of these days.   -Ephesians 5:16  J.B. Phillips


Below are links  you might find helpful

Coffee with Jesus

Bible Study

What will you do with your hour?                                   beech-trees-462987_1280

Please leave your answer in the comments below.





9 thoughts on “Redeem the Time”

  1. Great idea! I LOVE mornings! They are so good and productive for me. I get up an hour and 45 minutes before my kids start arriving so i can spend time with Jesus and work on my blog. It takes me about 30 minutes to get ready and do a once over on the house making sure everything is good to go! (all i do is shower and throw on some yoga pants and a tshirt, nothing fancy over here) I can get SOOOO much done when no one else is awake. 🙂

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