Updated: Oct 31, 2020
We live in a busy, chaotic world. It's loud and demanding.
We feel the weight of demands and pressure pushing on us each day from our jobs, responsibilities, and parenting. We face a marathon of endless meals, unmatched socks, and relentless emails.
Most of us have probably been encouraged to have daily Quiet Time- - - yet it's easier said than done, right?
Even if we manage the physical act of sitting down, it's still a challenge to be fully engaged. Those to-do lists in our heads pop up so quickly. Our inner distractions can be almost as much of a barrier as our external ones.
We're constantly dancing around obstacles thrown into our paths that interfere with maintaining our focus on God's Will for us each day. We have to pursue moments to be quiet and still.
How can we Chase Quiet to regain some inner composure?
A few years ago I immersed myself in verses related to "quiet and still" themes. Every October since then has been a spiritual reunion with these scriptures and building upon that foundation.
This season is also a tender emotional time for me because of mid-October birthdays of my Mom and Mother-in-law. The double loss of these sweet ladies tugs a little tighter in my heart during this time of remembrance and grief.
October is also a season
I tend to "nest" in preparation for the wave of holiday activities to follow over the next few months. I've learned that if I can get my bearings in October, slowing down and savoring the transitions of the season, I'm more grounded going into the holidays.
Join us as we practice chasing down a little more daily Quiet in October.
During that first season of QUIET, I simply wrote out my favorite quiet verses on large index cards, hole-punched them, and put the set on a binder ring. I discovered that it was handy to have the set in my purse or car as a quick reminder to BE STILL in the busiest parts of the day, especially while managing carpool lines and waiting for lessons/practices to finish.
Day 1: Pondering
Day 2: Handful of Quiet
Day 3: Wait Quietly
Day 4: Time Out
Day 5: Less of Me
Day 6: Rest
Day 7: Restore
Day 8: Live Quietly
Day 9: Seek It
Day 10: Be Still
Day 11: He Leads Me
Day 12: Sweet Spot
Day 13: SOS
Day 14: Quiet Strength
Day 15: Come to Me
Day 16: Training Together
Day 17: Our Refuge
Day 18: Calm in the Storm
Day 19: A Rolling Rest
Day 20: Recharge
Day 21: Path to Rest
Day 22: Sweet Center
Day 23: Back and Forth
Day 24: Peaceful & Quiet
Day 25: Memory Lane
Day 26: Whisper
Day 27: Discovering Joy
Day 28: IN Him
Day 29: Draw Near
Day 30: Bearing Fruit
Day 31: Beauty Within
Isn't that a lovely parade of scripture??
These verses are primarily from the NIV. Some of them do not have the word "quiet" included, yet to me conveyed a sense of restoration, stillness, and connection with the Lord. You may have have other scriptures that you want to substitute for some of those in my collection.
Remember that #biblequilting is a personal process. Choose scriptures that resonate with you!
Join us as we embark on this #31daysofquiet series during the month of October, focusing on a daily verse of Quiet. Grab the reference list for 31 Days of Quiet here. (Use code FREELIST to get the printable free!) If you print it on card stock or laminate it, you can use it as a bookmark as you search for these verses.
The Title template is paired with our October pages in the Monthly Bible Quilt Journal.
You can complete it in that journal or download it to attach it to your original Bible Quilt Journal.
It's flexible for a variety of themes, so I can't wait to see what you do with yours!
May each of us build a little calmness into our souls, building ourselves up to better withstand the upcoming holiday hustle.