Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Colossians 4:5

Somehow, we think we’re going to live a long time, but James was right when he said life is a vapor, a puff of steam (James 4:14). Life goes by so fast. Make it count.


Redeem it. Find ways in which you can say, ‘I don’t want to waste this time because I don’t have a lot of time left!’

According to USA Today, the average American will spend six months of his life waiting at red lights. People say, ‘I just don’t have time to pray’ — but what if they decided that at every red light they would pray for people in the Fellowship, for people in the Rogue Valley who don’t know Jesus, for people in the world who have never heard His name?

What if they decided to keep an open Bible on the seat next to them in order to read a verse or two during every red light? People say they don’t have time to read, to pray, to memorize, to study. Yes they do. I’m not even talking about getting up at 3 a.m. I’m talking about just using the time they’re at stoplights.

Oh, that we would redeem the time!

—       This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book “A Days Journey” by Pastor Jon. “A Days Journey” is a collection of 365 short devotions from the New Testament.