So exactly two months ago today I began my journey into Bible Journaling. I'm enjoying carving time out for Jesus. For me it's a way to illustrate a favorite passage or song in a way that makes my heart sing.
|Job 22: 21-23|
I'm no expert but there seems to be at least three stumbling blocks to a getting started. (Which coincidentally coincide with My Faith Walk).
The first is simply not knowing about it, followed by a strong desire to learn everything you can. This results in not in fact spending time creating in the Word but searching the Internet: Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest for ideas and reveling in the wonderfully creative expressions of faith shared by fellow Christians.
|Psalm 94:19 When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.|
The second is doubt - I'll never be as good as they are. I can't draw, paint or letter like that. I don't have the correct tools.
And finally acceptance. Here as in my Walk, I'm good enough and won't grow unless I try. He equips us differently and speaks to each of us on our own level. Sometimes it's just colored pencils or a few stickers from my Scrapbook stash, Other days it's tracing and coloring my favorite digital images or stamps to summarize my Pastor's Sunday teaching.
I encourage you to try it. Whether it be in a journaling bible or faith note book. Take some time this week to doodle out & color your favorite verse or worship song. You'll be glad you did!
|Mark 10:15 ...whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.|
Digital Image: Tiddly Inks 'Swinging By'