A flight attendant tried to inject some humor into her monotonous safety lecture with the following announcement, “In the event of an emergency water landing, your seat cushion can be used as a lifesaving flotation device. When you finish with it you may keep it as a souvenir with our compliments.”

Flight attendants and pilots are known for living by checklists. That is, they have list of procedures they must do every time they prepare for a departure or landing. The airlines have developed checklists to make sure nothing vital gets overlooked or left out.

Checklists around the house or office can also be great time saving devices. What to pack for vacation, or regular shopping lists, keep us from missing important items.

When you make a check list remember to include the spiritual elements, such as packing the children’s Bibles for a vacation checklist, or giving the cashier a Gospel tract on your grocery checklist.

Creating and using checklists will remind you to redeem 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.

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