Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Bible Journaling - A Fun Way For Deep Devotion!
Is this not stunning?
I recently found a group on Facebook about Bible Journaling and let me just say that I am so intrigued! Once I stumbled upon it, I just kept Googling even more information and pictures. To me, it is amazing and, also, I wonder WHY have I not heard of this until now?!?!?!?!
What is Bible Journaling? Well it appears that you can buy journaling Bibles (if you can find them - it seems like they are hard to find) and these Bibles have large margins on the side of each page to "journal" your thoughts but, as an example from the picture above, people are picking their favorite scripture verse on that page and making art with it...inside of their Bible. Now I know some of you will think that a Bible should not be used for this purpose and that is okay. We are all adults here and we are entitled to our own opinions but I think Bible journaling would be an EXCELLENT way to spend time in devotion because you would be meditating on that particular scripture and you are allowing to be creative with how it is laid upon your heart. So, to me, it is a win/win situation! I think this would be an excellent way to get your children involved too with buying their own journaling Bible.
I am going to go to my local Christian bookstore and see if they offer any journaling Bibles. I am so excited to start doing this!
But what if you don't have a journaling Bible? Well, I have researched that as well and I have seen some people draw their scripture on a piece of paper and place it in their Bibles in the area of the scripture. And some try to incorporate the journaling part on any found blank space in their Bible. It really depends on what you want to do and your preference but I thought this was such an awesome, awesome way to spend reflecting on favorite verses, and also wouldn't something like this be so heartfelt to leave to one of your children when they become grown? So many possibilities!
What are your thoughts?
***The above picture was from a member of a Bible Journaling Facebook group. Her name is Meredith Jordan. I think she did a FANTASTIC job! Such an inspiration! ***