A doctor was explaining a new diet to his patient. “It’s very simple to remember.” Said the doc. “If it tastes good, spit it out.”

There is value in keeping things simple to remember. But a better way to do that is to make acrostics of procedures you do often and need to remember. An acrostic is when you take the first letter of each word in a list and make an easy to remember word from it.

One popular acrostic I sometimes use during devotions is the ACTS of prayer. When you pray begin with A for Adoration. Adore God in the beauty of His Holiness. The C is for Confession. Tell God where you failed as you humble yourself before Him. T is for Thanksgiving. Tell Him how grateful you are for His blessings. Finally, S is for Supplication. That means asking God meet your needs.

Creating an acrostic, like ACTS, is a great way to keep it simple and 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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