Good Morning Ya'll
I have had people ask me from time to time where I got my Bible and what Bible journaling is all about, so this morning, I am going to share a little bit about Bible journaling with you!

I am a hands out, visual kind of learner!  I love creativity and I LOVE my Bible to reflect what I God has taught me and enlightened me with.  My pray is, someday, when I am residing in my heavenly home, I will leave this Bible behind to my children and hopefully great grand children and they will be able to easily see how God spoke to me.  

Basically, Bible journaling is a way of expressing yourself creatively right in your own Bible, by reading scripture and illustrating through words or drawings in the margin, how that page or scripture spoke to you.  For me, it encourages some critical thinking and deep thought as to what God is trying to express to me through that particular scripture. I cannot tell you how it has enhanced my time with the Lord and drawn me closer to His word!

Here are the items I use in my journaling adventure;


1. A notebook or journal of any kind. I use this to pray before I begin diving into my Bible.  I prefer to write my prayers out, as I feel it keeps me focused more during prayer.  This is not necessary, if you prefer to just pray without writing! This is just a personal preference.  The notebook also comes in handy if you want to take notes of any kind.  
2. Next you will need a Journaling Bible!  I ordered mine off of Amazon, but they are getting pretty popular and you are more than likely to find one at your local Christian Book Store.  I prefer the ESV version of the Bible, as I have been told it is the most accurate interpretation of the Bible, however, there are many versions to choose from. Here is a link to where I purchased mine.  

https://www.amazon.com/English-Standard-Version-Journaling-Chestnut/dp/1433544407/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474977265&sr=1-1&keywords=esv+journaling+bible
3. You will need items to express your creativity!  I use colored pencils!  But you can also use twistable crayons, gel pens or highlighters!  I find colored pencils work best for me, but it is ALL your choice!
4. I love to use Pastel chalk to shade in areas on my Bible pages!  This is also a preference and an option!  I had a wonderful friend gives these to me and I put them to use in my Bible!  I gave you an example from my Bible!
5. I also enjoy using stamps!!  The same wonderful friend that gave me the pastels gave me a plethora of terrific stamps and I use them in my Bible Journaling!!  I love to use them when there is something I really want to draw but don't have the ability or just for fun! This is also and option!!  I will give you an example of using stamps as well!  I could never have drawn that cute little sheep!!!
So, there you have it folks!! I hope this helps you get started on Bibling Journaling if you feel God calling you to do so!!  Like I said, I LOVE IT and it makes my Bible time so much more meaningful!!  Please don't hesitate to ask me any more questions and if anyone prefers a tutorial video, I will be glad to do that for you!!! 

I pray for God's word to flood your heart..... and in return... your world will forever change.  For the good. I pray you become... a woman OR man... redeemed!!

Peace and Blessings
Your Friend 

Missy
 


Comments

10/10/2016 2:55am

Nice article about God and human. Every person has faith and believe hid God. God is the creator of the whole universe and we are just his creations. even though he is our creator he did not create us to be his puppets. He gifted us with a free will, giving us an option to live in a way that we chose.

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01/17/2017 10:24am

Speaking of bible, I remember my Religion teacher in school always tells us how important the bible is. It serves as our guide to the right path following God. Also, did you know that the bible was the first book ever put to the printing press and the man who first printed it, Johannes Gutenberg, was recently voted the most important man to have ever lived within the past 1000 years.

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02/12/2017 4:56pm

I am not really a creative person, but I am dreaming of doing this one as well actually. I would love to make my Bible, extra special by making it a personalized one. I have seen a lot of people who are doing this kind of stuff and I must say that I am really amazed with them. Anyway, thank you for not only sharing this one, but inspiring me as well, to pursue what I really want to do. Thank you so much for this! God Bless you and have a nice day!

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10/14/2016 9:52am

I don't think it's a great idea to do that. It's just my opinion, don't get me wrong.

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