Cashing a check...redeeming a gift card...these are good things...they mean we have been given something to use.  

Even more important is the cashing/redeeming of our time!  

This is why it is said, “Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. (‭Ephesians‬ ‭5‬:‭14-17‬ NLT)

In this fresh New Year lets work to make the most of every opportunity. These opportunities are gifts from our God who loves us enough to entrust us with each one!