Much has changed since the electric clock was invented in the 1840's. We now keep time on smart phones, watches and laptops. The entire pace of life appears faster, with even our "leisurely" walking speeding up. This is especially true in cities and can have a rather negative effect on health, scholars say.

In the Bible Moses, the writer of one of the oldest of the Bible's psalms, reflected on time. He reminds us that God controls life's pace. " A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night," he wrote in the Psalms.

It appears to me that the secret to time management isn't to move faster or slower. It's to abide in God, spending more time with Him. Then we get in step with each other, but first with Him, the one who formed us and knows our purpose and plans. Our time on earth will not last forever. Yet we can successfully manage it wisely, not by watching the clock, but by giving each day to God. Moses said, "Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom." Then, with God we'll always be on time, now and forever.