Stop-Slow down- Abide
Stop– whatever you are doing and the route you are taking
Slowdown– all mental processes (what you have to get done, how this going to effect this or that etc.)
Abide– Trust God is working, stay connected to him through his word and let go of control.
““I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
John 15:5 NIV
2.) Remember what he has called you to do and what he has NOT called you to do
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
Jeremiah 29:11-13 NIV
3.) Remember that small faithful steps in obedience leads to great faith.
“You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.”
James 2:22 NIV
4.) Go on walks with your children
Walking beside another person slows down life so doors may be open for conversations that are missed in the everyday busyness of life. Take the time to stop and look at the world God created. Admire its diversity and beauty. Allow your children to question and wonder. Tie in God’s majesty to the world they are experiencing as they walk. Walks are a representation of our walk with Christ. We may travel the same route each day but each walk brings new experiences and new lessons. Some days it is a daunting task to walk and others, a joy.
“Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
Deuteronomy 11:18-19 NIV