We are trying to get as much daylight as possible so we can live a safe and productive life. In fact, we are redeeming the time so we can have more light. If we who live in this natural world can see the need for light and brightness in our everyday existence, then how much more do we need the light of the Holy Spirit to live an eternal life in God? John 1:9 Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours of daylight? If anyone walks in the daytime, he will not stumble, because he sees by the light of this world.
Jesus was stating the obvious in explaining the difficulty man has in understanding the things of God because of their dark hearts. John 11:10 But if a man walk in the night, he stumbles, because there is no light in him. The light of the Lord has to be within a man in order to walk in the light of the Holy Spirit, otherwise, man will just stumble through life wondering why everything they do is such a dreary task. Prov. 4:19 The way of the wicked is like gloomy darkness; they do not know what causes them to stumble.
Let us walk in the light of this day we have been given and be joyful in gratitude so that we can move forward with the light of God’s word in our hearts. Psalm 118:24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
It took Jesus three years and a few followers to change the course of history. Jesus said He would build His church and even hell would not be able to stop it. Talk about redeeming the time and using what was available to Him to change history. All the apostles had to work with was a born-again message that was written on parchments and scripts, but they moved throughout the known world and changed it forever.
With the modes of transport available to these dedicated saints they used what they had and developed rich lives in Christ. How much more effective can we be in the kingdom of God with every possible communication device available to us today if we would just redeem the time in our lives and use them to be history changers.
There is no excuse today for anyone not reading or learning the word of God in order to be a person of blessing in your community. The Scriptures are available twenty-four-seven if anyone has the capability to stay up that long. Finding time to play games and watch mind numbing television seems easy for a lot of people. Finding time to ask God for His direction and help in a life decision seems to be put off till there is a crisis in the person’s life. They can rationalise shopping as being easy, but praying is hard.
When was the last time you actually talked with God to see what He wanted rather than showing up in panic mode screaming for help? Thank God we can call for help, but there is more in Christ. When Christ returns for His church, will we be walking in faith and redeeming the time of day? Luke 18:8b Nevertheless when the Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth?
Redeem the time you have now and develop a relationship with your Lord. Ask Him anything! There is nothing that can shock God as He has been here from the beginning. Walk in the light of His word and God will answer you. Jer. 29:12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. Thank you, Lord, for hearing our hearts. In Jesus name!