Les Stewart of Australia holds the world record for the longest typewriting marathon. In 1982 he began typing the numbers from 1 to 1,000,000. 16 years later he finished the job having used almost 20,000 sheets of paper.
Like a lot of people, Les Stewart is a man preoccupied with something. In his case, typing. That’s what he devoted a big chunk of his time to. A.W Tozer said of Christians:
“We are called to an everlasting preoccupation with God. The Triune God with all His mystery and majesty is ours and we are His, and eternity will not be long enough to experience all that He is of goodness, holiness and truth. In heaven they rest not day or night in their ecstatic worship of the godhead. We profess to be headed for that place; shall we not begin now to worship on earth as we shall do in heaven?”
As you plan your day, just get preoccupied with God and you’ll 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.