When I started practicing bible journaling I did not even know how to start. I felt a bit weird when using my bible to color, draw and paint. Maybe you’re going through the same thing. However, I gave myself the task of seeking information and knowing the primary purpose for bible journaling.
While I had my moments studying the bible, I always had the habit of writing my bible, of making small drawings and of marking it. But I never thought it would come to this. And it is really fascinating what we can do and the creativity that can emerge in us if we do it with the real purpose. Yes! The bible journaling has a particular purpose and today we are going to discover it.
Knowing the Purpose of Bible Journaling
To get closer!
Approaching God every day should be our main purpose while practicing Bible journaling. If we go with this in mind, surely we will have a supernatural experience with God in His presence. Our approach should always be “looking for His face” and not looking for the materials with which we are going to use.
Deepen the word!
Our second purpose must be to seek deeper in the Word of God. The Bible says in Psalm 119: 105:
Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
The word of God guides our way, so going deeper in the word will help us in our daily lives and give us firmness in our spiritual life.
Help in prayer!
I believe that when we set our hearts to fill ourselves with the word of God we will have words in our mouths to pray, intercede and cry out to God for others. Prayer is a key that opens doors in our life. And while something of creativity comes into our mind, we must take the word into consideration to pray first. As says in Psalm 54:2
Hear my prayer, O God;
Listen to the words of my mouth.
After we have read, deepened and prayed, I am 100% sure that your creativity will surface in such a way that you can clearly represent what you have understood or what God has whispered in your heart. God is our creator, God IS the creator of the heavens and the earth. Our creativity flows from His Spirit. Genesis 1:1 says: In the beginning God (Elohim) created [by forming from nothing] the heavens and the earth (AMP).
Let your creativity be directed by the Spirit and enjoy every moment in HIS great presence.