Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love,
for they have been from of old.
Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
according to your steadfast love remember me,
for the sake of your goodness, O Lord!
(Psalm 25:6-7 ESV)
On this 31st Day of Quiet, I had the pleasure of returning to "my garden," our local botanical gardens, which I joined back in February. I have enjoyed going every so often alone or with a companion to see the seasonal garb.
Today was an unseasonably warm, yet rainy day. I put on my walking shoes, carried the umbrella and strolled with my camera phone to my favorite haunts. The Victorian garden, the English woods, the Japanese pond and surrounding foliage. And just before I left, a stop at the small Chinese secret garden to sit in the gazebo.
I take photos to remember. The palette of autumn colors were so rich and varied. For our last day together, I will share the colors I captured and some of the textures, too! Enjoy the quiet and remember to mark the goodness of God in your lives.
I also want to thank Pam Farrel again for giving me persmission to share generously from her book: 30Ways to Wake Up Your Quiet Time. In the last chapter, she reminds us that the Israelites built altars to recall God's goodness and faithfulness in their lives.
And here are some ideas for us to mark our journey to pass on a legacy of faith:
Consider a yearly tradition of writing a Christmas or Thanksgiving poem.
Make a heirloom gift such as a quilt or...a piece of furniture to commemorate an event...
Plant a tree...
Create a tangible marker like a fountain or a verse etched in wet cement.
She leaves us with this question:
What can you make that could become a remembrance of your walk with Christ?
©Pam Farrel from 30 Ways to Wake Up Your Quiet Time (IVP). For more devotional books by Pam www.Love-wise.com
To read all the post in the 31 Days of Quiet series, click here.
Special thanks to the Nester for hosting the 31 Days of Challenge this year!