I have this beautiful hand embroidered quote hanging in my room at our charming cottage in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It’s a reminder to slow down and fill my time with what matters most…a reminder I need on a daily (if not hourly) basis.
At the beginning of the month I spent an hour in the midst of a crazy day to participate in a webinar by Lara Casey about goal planning. It was a jam-pack hour filled with wisdom, laughter, truth and more. If you haven’t checked out Lara’s blog go do it! I promise your heart (and DREAMS) will thank you!
One of the words that kept popping up during the webinar was INTENTIONAL. How we spending our time is how we spend our life. Each day we have the choice to get up and let life “happen to us” or to GraceFully submit each moment Christ.
“Teach us to number our days Lord, so that we may gain a heart of wisdom” Psalm 90:12
This verse has been on my heart over the past month. I’ve whispered it during moments when I don’t know what to tackle next & I’ve prayed it over each activity that fills my calendar. It can seem so simple to slow down and ask God to number our days, that we often forget. Let’s encourage one another to live with intention today.
3 ways to encourage intention in your day:
–Start your day with truth. I get up, brew my coffee and sit down with #shereadstruth latest plan or read from Jesus Calling (by Sarah Young) Some beautiful days I’m blessed to have an extended time with the Lord and other times I turn off my radio and talk with Him on my way to a meeting. It’s always those busy days that I need my truth time the most.
–Cut back on distractions. Turn your phone to silent, log out of Facebook, and focus on what is in front of you. If you fill the moments of your day with what ever is lovely, pure and true it becomes easier to have a life that reflects Christ.
–Slow down. You do not have to be “Busy” to live an intentional life. Give yourself the grace to say No to something good in order to say Yes to God’s best for you. My favorite quote from Lara was “ Busy is the enemy of Peace. I don’t want to be so busy that I miss my life.”