My Bible Journaling Journey
Reading my Bible can be tedious at times. I said that almost 3 months ago, and it still rings true today. However, it has gotten easier. I can definitely say that Bible journaling was helpful in bringing more consistency to my devotional times. Bible journaling combines my two favorite things. The Bible + coloring. I love coloring. Seriously, I have about 10 coloring books and the multiple boxes of crayons. Some of my coloring books are over 10 years old. Coloring is no joke for me. It is relaxing and I am pretty bomb at it if I do say so myself. But enough about regular coloring and onto something more meaningful.
My progress over these past 3 months has increased quite a bit if I do say so myself. My beginning into Bible Journaling was discussed on the post, Bible Journaling. It was simple words from my favorite scripture, Philippians 4:6-7. My next drawing was done for James 4:8 “Come close to God and He will come close to you.” That verse reminds me of a song by one of my favorite artists, Jaye Thomas, called Draw Near. In the song, Thomas sings about climbing a mountain and desperately crying out for God to show us His glory. This moment was so amazing to me because here I was trying to become closer to God through my devotional time and He revealed Himself with this exact verse. It was truly what I needed at the time.
I noticed that many of the pictures that I draw are done because of 1. the Scripture and 2. a song. James 4:8 reminded of me of the song Draw Near. My next piece, drawn for Proverbs 10, reminded me of the song This Love by the Housefires. Proverbs 10 is a chapter about the choices we must make between the way of Wisdom and the way of folly. The song, This Love, talks about God’s love and how it can not only uplift, hold, and protect you, but to break any and every chain that you may be carrying around. God’s love can guide gives you faith to choose His love and wisdom in the darkest of moments.
This drawing, I am most proud of. It really showed my progression in my drawings. I got this idea from Pinterest awhile back but it wasn’t until I was reading Genesis 1 that I thought of it. As stated before, I always think of songs when it comes to Scripture. I believe it is because many Christian artists incorporate Scripture into their music. This time, I did a drawing for Genesis 1, which reminded me of the song So Will I (100 Billion X) by Hillsong United. The song is about obeying God. God created galaxies and light by simply speaking it into existence.
How can you not follow and praise God when galaxies and planets are doing so. Genesis 1, The first book and chapter in the Bible, speaks on the week that God spent creating light, animals, Adam and Eve, and many other things. So I decided to draw a number for each day and to draw God’s creations inside the numbers. I am in love with this drawing. But I know that my Bible journaling journey is far from over. My next step is tackling Genesis 2 and seeing what God pushes me to draw next. Comment below and tell me about your own Bible journaling. I love to hear from others. Until next time, stay blessed:)