It’s officially June and my summer has begun. Since I teach, my summer months flow at a much slower pace than the whirlwind of the school year. To be honest, operating at an unhurried pace is not the norm for me. I’m used to quickly jumping from one task to another, staying busy, and on-the-go.

Yet, I’m thankful for this leisurely break. It’s causing me to be vulnerable, present, and still before the Lord. Slowing down has caused me to be more calm, observant, and refreshed. Isaiah 40:31 says this:

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31 NKJV

I do not know what your summer months entail. However, here are some questions to reflect on:

  • What is God saying to you today about slowing down? What areas in your life are you moving too fast?
  • What is the Lord trying to say to you in this season of your life?
  • Do you need to be rejuvenated today?

Let me say a prayer for you and I:

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you that you do not rush with us. You are patient, loving, and faithful. Thank you for the simple reminder to slow down and move at Your pace of love.

When meaningless tasks try to steal our attention away from what really matters, help us to focus our attention on being present in Your Presence. Please strengthen anyone who reads this as they learn to slow down. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Additional Devotions:


  1. I am so glad you shared this. thank you. Reflecting on slowing down this summer is good.

  2. Can’t slow down, I’ve got to run
    however much some rest appeals.
    I have to use up all the sun,
    ’cause death is nipping at my heels.
    There is so much that is left to do,
    so much love that’s still to share,
    and although I know it’s true
    that I’ll meet Jesus in the air,
    I think my days still have a meaning
    for those folk whose lives I touch,
    and I owe them every gleaning,
    even when I talk too much
    ’bout what cancer’s had to give
    in lessons about how to live.

  3. learning to slow down is difficult.

  4. Gayl

    Your words, the scripture and the music – all a beautiful invitation to slow down. Thank you. Blessings to you, Nicci!

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