There was an old Jewish theologian who once said, "Routine makes us resistant to Wonder." 

First let me say that routines "in general" are good, like eating healthy foods, exercising, getting enough sleep, setting aside time for personal Bible study and prayer, meeting with other Christians often, making time for your kids, etc. Where we lose the wonder and joy of life so often though is when we let what once were general routines become very specific and rigid schedules that, if interrupted, throw your entire day off.

If you have an active and growing relationship with Jesus, he will definitely invade any strict and regimented routine you establish. He's not against human consistency but he is against human rigidity. You will miss the wonder of how God works to accomplish his own plan that includes all the moving parts of people, time and geography, if we don't look up from a rigid routine long enough to see them. And, heaven help us if we try to stick to "me-centered" routines that do not include God...oh my that's when our lives become the Devil's playground!

Be AVAILABLE, be FILLED, and be USABLE. After all, when you became a Christian, you stopped living for yourself anyway, right?

Proverbs 16:9 "The mind of a man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps."

- Sam Guilliams -