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#31daysof_____: Day Twenty-One

Day Twenty-One

Settle in to your favorite chair to read your devotional. 

the path

 

Some days you have to really commit to the process…

one breath at a time

one foot in front of the other

following His path for you today…

 

Chasing Quiet Day 21: Paths to Rest

 

Bible Quilt your selected verse: 

If you do your devotional in the early morning like I do, you might still be sleepy and make spelling mistakes or smudge your handwriting. That’s ok. Tear off a strip of washi tape to cover up the mistake…or trace over the letters to make it bolder.

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Pray.  Lord, thank you for designing the unique path for each of us; guide our steps each day. We trust in you to reveal the good way for our families in each decision we make.  


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#31daysof_____: Day Twenty

Day Twenty

Settle in for your devotional today with an awareness of what you need especially for THIS day. 

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Each day we need a little recharge to push through our day well…

Each week we may need to reboot in some way to stay on track with our goals…

Each new season we may need to freshen up our focus on what matters most…

After tough phases of our lives, we may need to do some more extensive rebuilding

Invite the Lord in to explore ways to infuse Sabbath rest for you today.

Chasing Quiet Day 20: Recharge

 

#31daysofquiet day 20 BQBible Quilt your selected verse:

Sometimes adding a verse to a page will spark an idea for another page.

For instance, this particular verse in Exodus compelled me to do a whole page on Sabbath Rest.

 

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Sabbath Well page in #biblequiltjournal on Bloom #template

 

Allow yourself to chase the threads the Lord weaves throughout your devotional time. Supplement with additional reading on particular topics to enhance your understanding of the concept.

I truly enjoyed Shelly Miller’s Rhythms of Rest while I was journeying through my season of Chasing Quiet a couple years ago.

Pray.  Lord, help us develop ways to Sabbath Well.  Refresh our spirits as we attempt to slow down our bodies and mute our racing thoughts to focus on Your Word for us this day.


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#31daysof_____: Day Nineteen

Day Nineteen

As read your devotional today, glean one or two phrases to hold in your heart today…

Which word of Truth do you need to have echo within you today?

Hope swing on tree

Chasing Quiet Day 19: A Rolling Rest

 

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Bible Quilt your selected verse: Enjoy the process of slowing down to write a verse to focus on today. Notice the cadence of phrasing. Consider how the repetition of the Old Testament provides a rhythm that stabilizes us even today.

 

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Pray.  Lord, let us wait on Your direction for us today. Help us stop fully to steep in Your Word, absorbing the message we need to hear especially for THIS day.

 


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#31daysof_____: Day Eighteen

Day Eighteen

Slowly read your devotional today. Pause between paragraphs to add a calming effect to the experience.

storm cloudTake a few deep breaths to remind your body to slow down, allowing your mind to settle as well.

Some days are easier than others to accomplish this…be gracious with yourself. This is YOUR time.

 

Chasing Quiet Day 18: Calm in the Storm

 

Bible Quilt your selected verse: Enjoy the calming effect of re-writing the Word of God in your own handwriting, personalizing it and claiming it as your Truth for today.

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Pray.  Lord, You are Mighty. Yet You can also be that still, quiet voice that calms us in the midst of our troubles and chaos. Help us to lean in to You closely so that we can hear each whisper.


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#31daysof_____: Day Sixteen

Day Sixteen

Gear up for your devotional today. 

walking the dog

Physical activity often spurs our mental clarity and helps us sift through our emotional responses to events of the week.

Listening to an uplifting podcast while I’m out on a walk can refresh my spirit.

How do you pair your physical and spiritual activities?

 

Chasing Quiet Day 16: Training Together

 

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Bible Quilt your selected verse:  Starting a fresh #biblequiltjournal page is full of choices.  Choose whichever block you’d like to continue your 31-days of verses. You can do the same color palette or mix it up a little!

Consider partnering up with a friend to pray the same series of verses over a particular period of time. Or maybe you’re ready to Bible Quilt with a friend to support each other? We have a lot of options re: how we can train in the Word together.

Pray.  Lord, let us rest in Your Word today.  Rejuvenate our spirits as we strive in each of our own personal journeys, leaning on each other as a community of believers. 

 


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#31daysof_____ : Day Fifteen

Day Fifteen

 Come to Me. Rest.

These are simple concepts, but not easy to do.

Chasing Quiet Day Fifteen: Come to Me

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Congrats! You’ve made it to the completion of your first page in your #31daysof_____ series!

#31daysofquiet day 15 BQBible Quilt your verse. Today you can fill in your last verse and spend a few extra minutes adding some finishing touches to the whole page. You may choose to add a few stickers to tie in the theme or add some color to balance out the overall effect. Sometimes I will retrace some of the key words to highlight them a little more BOLDly.

The Word of God is powerful in any form. When you’ve fused verses together from all over the Bible, it can make a significant impact. Let this seep in a little deeper today.

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Pray. Father God, we come to you weary and preoccupied. We often get bogged down in the gritty details of daily life, but You know the big picture for us. Help us find rest in You.


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