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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. 

plant medley

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 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 Seventeen

Day Seventeen

Settle in to your cozy spot to read your devotional today. 

rock artDoes your mind wander?

Sometimes I have to hold something tangible in my hand like a smooth rock.

Find something that helps ground you…

~ holding your coffee cup with two hands, focusing on the warmth

~ the fragrance of a candle you light only during your quiet time

 

Chasing Quiet Day 17: Our Refuge

 

Bible Quilt your selected verse: 

If you discover you’re getting distracted by all the choices available, simplify the process by limiting the quantity of materials you have in your devotional space. This eliminates decision fatigue and helps you focus on the Word. (It’s easier to choose from 3 marker colors than 25.)

Some days you’ve got to stick with simple just to get done, and that’s ok!

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Pray.  Father God, thank you for being our refuge no matter what we’re going through. It’s reassuring to know we have a respite in every storm. Help us to dwell in You today.


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#31daysof_____: Day Thirteen

Day Thirteen

Read and reflect on your daily devotional. 

Each morning the sunlight brings hope and encouragement for what today holds.

What part of the Word will linger with you?

Chasing Quiet Day 13: SOS

Bible Quilt your selected verse:  Write each word as if it’s written to you personally. Scripture is yours to claim and cling to for your individual situation.

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Pray.  Lord, we’re grateful that we can come to you in any time of distress. Knowing that we have refuge in You gives us strength to maximize this day for You. 

 


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#31daysof_____: Day Eleven

Day Eleven

 

Each of us has our own pace. Just go hiking with young boys and this will become apparent very quickly! 

Reading our devotionals at a relaxed, individual pace is important, too, so that we don’t feel rushed.

boys at top of trail

Chasing Quiet Day 11: He Leads Me

 

Bible Quilt your selected verse:  Let the process of doodling allow your mind to relax and enjoy a slower pace than you normally go.

Consider how you let the Lord lead you in your daily life. Sometimes it might be natural to resist or to get distracted.

#31daysofquiet day 11 BQPray.  Thank you, Lord, for restoring and refreshing us. Guide us this day on our unique path. Help us allow YOU to lead wherever we may need to go today.

 


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