Why is it important that one tiny second be added to the world's clocks? In our day, exact time is needed for modern navigation, affecting global navigation satellite systems, among other things.
Ships and aircraft use satellite signals and radio waves to help determine their location. An error as tiny as a millionth of second can produce a position error of a quarter mile. That may not matter much when a ship is in the middle of the ocean, but it's not a very good thing to happen whenever a pilot is attempting to land a jumbo jet on a runway in a metropolitan area.
So, to keep everything running the way they should, an adjustment has to be made to the atomic clocks.
How many adjustments have you made to your life in Christ lately? At times our spiritual growth races at an accelerated speed, while at other times it merely crawls or halts altogether. It serves us well to stop periodically to examine ourselves before God and make any adjustments which appear to be necessary.
A daily quiet time before God can alert us to subtle changes in our love for and commitment to Christ. Considering our very human tendency to fall short, the necessity of such a time of examination increases with the passing of time.
So it may be a very small adjustment which needs to be made, but don't fall into the trap of thinking that because it isn't huge, that it can be delayed. Fail to make the adjustment now, and somewhere out there in the future there may be a mistake--or a sin--which could have been avoided.
It may be a habit or a sin which needs to be forsaken. It may be a godly habit you need to pick up, such as regular worship, prayer and Bible study. It may even be some slight adjustment in your schedule so those things will be possible.
Is it time to adjust your spiritual "atomic clock"?