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Redeeming the Time



With 2014 moving farther and farther back in my rear view mirror, and the start of a new year fastly approaching, I've felt a little bit in limbo: not wanting to look back, but also not wanting to look too far ahead. I've been thinking about redeeming the time I have; if I'm honest, much of my time which isn't spent at work, is spent in a type of distraction zone between social media and entertainment..."Are you not entertained?" (If you can tell me which movie that little snippet was taken from you win 10 bonus  points ;)) It's so easy to be distracted when one lives in a technological age of smart phones, tablets, and the ever increasing push for more and more entertainment in shorter spans of time. Theirs definitely nothing wrong with wanting to unwind after work, or school, or just taking it easy on the weekend, in fact rest is a blessing of God, but we can't allow it to cause us to become numb, and unaware of the time that's passing us by. What does it mean to redeem the time? Well to me it means that their is a shortage of time, and in fact no one knows just how much time is allotted to us, so we must make use of the time we've been given. So what do we do with the time we have? Reflect God, we must decrease and He must increase: we cannot forget why we're here. Jesus said to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit... just think how horrible it would be to have a life saving antidote and not share it? How many people need the hope that only God can bring, and are living life in a dark abyss, when they can be living in the light of His love.We can't all be preachers of mega churches for that's not everyone's call, but we can point fellow thirsty travelers of life to the place where we found water. We can begin to redeem the time that we have.

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