Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The Rhythm is Gonna Get You

Have you noticed how much easier life can be when you have a routine? This whole summer I have lived without a routine. I've worked at different times and done all sorts of different things. In all of this I have lost the rhythm of my life. That means that I don't have a place in my days for God stuff. I'm feeling very thirsty and hungry, but I'm not getting any food or drink. I'm also feeling very disconnected from my friends (both blogging friends and real people friends) because I don't have any places in the rhythm of my life to spend time with my friends.

I'm hoping that I will soon have a routine that will allow me to make time for the more important things.

How do you find rhythm in you life? How important is a routine to you?

7 comments:

Mark said...

My rhythm has a lot to do with, "If I don't get this sermon done by Saturday evening in time to practice it once or twice, I'm going to look like a fool on Sunday." That, and on Monday, I am so tired from preaching the day before, I don't feel like doing anything. So I have kind of a forced rhythm.

KMiV said...

Man, I hear yah. I have to be in a routine. I notice that on vacations, days off, etc. my prayer and devo time can get neglected and then the whole day is shot. Routine is very much a part of who many of us are.

After 30 days of traveling I have noticed how great it is to get back home to a routine. Type A personality all the way!

Since God methodically followed routine in Gen. 1 I guess, "It is OK to be type A!"

Ron

Dwayne said...

Yeah, your words are ronating here. With the need to get a part-time job, this past month has been an odd mix of ministry, training for this new job, and family time. My routines are...well...not here.

kristi said...

I used to hate routine. But as I get older I see how important it is. Also as I age I have found how a change in routine really rattles me. I'm totally a type B personality but I need some basis of routine and predictability. Remember that there is a time for everything, God will give you the time and routine that allows you fellowship, rest, and nourshment.

Danny said...

I really don't know what routine is, so I don't think I'm qualified to comment, but I thought I'd mention that your side bar is working fine in Firefox. It's just IE that shoves it to the bottom. Thought you might like to know.

rebecca marie said...

i heart rythm. i'm not a fan of when mine gets all skreejawed. even johnny cash says we should get rythm.

Tim Lewis said...

The rhythm is gonna get you.