On this episode the By His Grace podcast, I sit down with best-selling author Jordan Raynor to discuss his new book Redeeming Your Time: 7 Biblical Principles for Being Purposeful, Present, and Wildly Productive.This power-packed episode is filled with wisdom to not just to manage your time, or talk about productivity, but to redeem your time to partner with God to accomplish Kingdom work.
Jordan shares that the gospel biographies show Jesus facing many of the same challenges we face today as we seek to steward our limited time. And because he was infallible God, we can assume that Jesus managed his time perfectly, providing us with the ideal model to follow.
“The 7 Principles, they’re not just Biblical, I believe you can see them in the gospel modeled in the life of Jesus Christ”
“I’ve never once read one, where accounted for the author time, God Himself of course, managed His time when He came to earth in the incarnation, in a human being named Jesus Christ”
“Jesus prioritized time with the Father above food, sleep, time with disciples above everything, we gotta do the same.”
“Before we set BIG goals for our life, we gotta be faithful with what’s in our hands right now”
“Jesus spent a phenomal amount of time in lonely places, sometimes the gospels translate that to solitary places, we have to do the same if we want to be creative, if we want to think clearly, if we want to listen to God’s voice”
“Jesus throughout the gospels was crazy busy, but remarkably unhurried.”
“We should be setting the biggest goals on the planet”
“God doesn’t need us to be productive, we can rest and the world is going to keep on spinning”
“My friends curate the news for me”
“We gotta recognize that quiet places are not places of weakness, there are places of great strength.”
7 Timeless Principles to Redeem our Time
- Start with The Word
- Jesus commanded our Yes, be Yes
- Dissent from the Kingdom of Noise
- Prioritize Your Yeses
- Accept Your Uni-presence
- Embrace Productive Rest
- Eliminate Hurry
3 Rhythms of Rest
- Bi-hourly breaks
- We need eight hours of Sleep
Jordan’s favorite Practice – Taking control of when you check your messages
- Choice ahead of time, when you are going to check your messages
- Build a list of VIP’s that you want to have access to you at anytime
- Go to the VIP’s and set clear expectations of when you will check messages
“The days are evil, we are running out time, to do the work that God has created us to do”
Jordan Raynor is a serial entrepreneur and national bestselling author who helps Christians do their most exceptional work for the glory of God and the good of others. Through his books, podcast, and weekly devotionals, Jordan has helped millions of Christians in every single country connect the gospel to their work.
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Jordan’s Podcast: A Call to Mastery
The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World by John Mark Comer
Ephesians 3:20-21 ESV “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
Job 42:2 ESV “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
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