What is Bible Journaling???
A few years back, one of my 30 before 30 tasks was to learn a new creative skill/craft, and I chose Bible Journaling. This was the beginning of what you now see on this website – something that has grown into a love and a passion. But what exactly is it??
Now, bible journaling sounds pretty simple, and in essence it is, but then when you google it and see what some people have been able to create in their bible’s it can be a bit daunting.
Bible journaling isn’t just writing stuff in your bible, but using your creative side to express what a verse or passage means to you. It gives you permission to draw, paint, doodle, scrapbook, whatever, INSIDE your bible (something that feels really wrong when you start off!) and to personalise it to your relationship with God and expression of worship to Him. And to me that is the most important thing to remember.
Bible journaling isn’t for anyone else. It isn’t for your instagram fans to say how amazing your painting is, although sharing some of your best work might inspire others. It is for you to enjoy doing with God and for God to enjoy the development and growth of your gift and love for Him through it. So it doesn’t matter if it looks amazing, or if you make a teeny tiny mistake, as long as you love it and it means something to you!
As I journey on and develop this skill and use my creative side more to connect with God, I invite you too to join me. I am not an artist, I just have a creative heart and want to use it to the glory of God.