I want to share with you one thing that I started in 2015 as part of my journey of intentional faith. Hannah and I got Journaling Bibles for Christmas and we have thoroughly enjoyed immersing ourselves in God’s Word in a whole new way! I became interested in Bible Journaling a few months ago when I discovered it on Pinterest. In the beginning it was just another outlet for journaling my thoughts and gleanings as I was in God’s Word; but as I saw more examples of what others are doing with their Bible journaling I decided to get a little creative! This is my first attempt:
By nature I am not artistic; I love words and making thoughts, ideas and dreams come alive through them. Drawing does not come naturally for me, I have a hard time drawing anything past a stick figure; but I have really enjoyed getting creative with lettering and drawing simple images. I’m also excited about the prospect of utilizing some of my abandoned scrapbooking paraphernalia with it.
I joined a Bible Journaling group on Facebook…..and oh the ideas and inspiration I have gotten! I love sharing in these stories and ideas and seeing how God’s Word comes alive through the process of Bible Journaling. I have journaled along with my daily Bible reading for years…..notebooks full of my thoughts, feelings, what I feel that God is saying through His Word. Some days I just write those things down…..or words that others before me have discovered through Scripture….or words to Hymns. I just read His Word and go from there! There are so many out there who are much more talented than me, their drawings are amazing. But this is mine, unique and personal and full of how God is revealing Himself to me.
This Bible that I found was from Chistianbook.com, I know that Amazon also carries them. I spent right under $30 for mine; if you don’t want to invest in a new Bible, or if you feel funny about writing and drawing over your Bible, then a lot of women have taken devotion books and journaled in them or have gotten creative with a notebook journal.http://www.christianbook.com/esv-single-column-journaling-bible/9781433531910/pd/531910?event=AAI
Hannah and I use colored pencils and I am planning on trying my scrapbooking pens to see if they won’t bleed through the pages. It was a little intimidating to begin with…..I was afraid of ruining my Bible! But I think that it’s like anything that we do for the glory of God…..we move forward in faith and give it to Him……and then I think that whatever we bring to Him is a sacrifice of praise. This has been a blessing for me and for Hannah, another way that we have to look forward to being in His Word every day, a way to be intentional in our faith and walk with God.