You could argue that this is necessary in order to accomplish the most for the Lord and to avoid chaos. That's noble. But if we are honest with ourselves -don't worry, I'll be honest on your behalf =) - it's all about control. We like living by the clock because it gives us the sense that we are somehow dictating the events of our days. Then, just about the time we've got it all planned out...God steps in.
Suddenly, we see ourselves for the feeble, frail, and utterly helpless creatures we are and are faced with two options. We can:
A) throw ourselves on the floor, kicking and screaming the hours away in devastation over our loss of pseudo-power (we've done this before. It's not pretty)
B) surrender our plans to the Lord and take each day as it comes trusting that if He can handle the creation of the universer in 7 days, He can probably handle our measly 70+ years on earth.
We are trying to embrace "B" though confessing that we often find ourselves revving up for a good tantrum. We've been asked by several of you, "when?" Here are the answers as best we can tell...
When will get to Haiti? In His time.
When will our house sell? In His time.
When will Smudge find a new home? In His time.
When will we take care of the 8,000,000 details staring us in the face? In His time.
We have some goals and possibilities but even in the last two days God has shown us that He is under no obligation to meet our expectations. And yet, He is quite capable of exceeding them!