This one's a bit of a double-edged sword, seems to me. On the one hand, I'm happy to slow down the pace some days, but then to be intentional with the slow-down...my tendency is to piddle with silly computer games and mindless activities rather than doing God-work in that time. :-/
On the other hand, I'm generally intentional with my time, but I can be intentionally slothful or intentionally productive.
To slow down means that I now have time to be thinking about how I'm being intentional.
Is it really important work?
Am I just going about my daily busy-ness because that's what I do?
Or am I just wasting time.
Intending to do good work and getting it done don't always happen at the same time. We can have all good intentions and just never get there. Slowing it all down give us time to put it all together.
Slow down AND be intentional with our time...
Take in the beauty of the world.
Listen to your rhythmic breathing and give thanks for good air.
Pray, and listen.
Share your story with someone.
Tell someone how much they mean to you.
Make a phone call to see how someone's doing or just to say "I was thinking of you."
Change my heart, O God. Make more more like you each day, that I might spend my time working in and for your kingdom.
I'm a wife, mom, pastor, human...probably not in that order. I struggle each day to be faithful to God, to my family and to my call as a Christian and all of those previously-mentioned roles. I pray to be positive, kind and thoughtful, but tend to fall short on all counts. I am inspired by sunrises and enjoy taking pictures (mostly my kids, deer in the yard and sunrises). I waste time playing stupid computer games and wishing I'd been better at all of the aforementioned roles. ;-)