Valuable resources for your growth and learning in Bible Journaling.

Valuable resources for your growth and learning in Bible Journaling

Are you looking to grow and learn in Bible Journaling? In the time I’ve been practicing it and taking my time to study the Word of God, the use of creativity and art has helped me a lot. Sometimes I just write some notes, other times I paint, color and use my favorite washi tapes.  In the process I needed to find information and resources to grow and learn even more. Today I want to share with you several resources that I consider valuable for your growth and learning in the Bible Journaling.

Valuable resources for your growth and learning in Bible Journaling.

  • Illustrated Faith by Shanna Noel

This is the first place or resource I visited when I discovered bible journaling. Illustrated Faith by Shanna Noel is an excellent resource for those who wish to know more about this practice. She shares in her website tips, ideas and how we can use various materials to illustrate our faith.  She has a shop where you can print or buy physical products like, kits, washi tape, stamps and more! – Her site is full with videos and how to’s that for sure will help you!

  • Seasons Illustrated by Sarah Laughed

Seasons Illustrated is a website full with resources and bible studies.  I love bible studies! Sarah Laughed created this project for our benefit.  She combines bible study with bible journaling and I loved how she shared every detail in the process.  She has printables, a shop and a Facebook Community you can join!

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  • Beginner Tips by Rachel Wojo

If you need a hand to start in bible journaling Rachel Wojo has a great post with beginning tips you will love! Her site is full with bible studies, challenges, devotionals and more.  Check out her post if you need to take a step forward on Bible Journaling HERE: Beginners Tips for Bible Journaling (She offers a free workbook too! Yay!)

  • Bible Art Journaling by Rebekah Jones

Rebekah Jones in her site about Bible Art Journaling offers courses and bible journaling challenges.  Her challenges are very good to do, because while you read your bible she teaches you how to use the materials.  In fact, she has a Free Course in Scrapbook.com where more than 10,000 students are enrolled.  You can join HERE: Inspired Faith: Art Journaling in Your Bible with Rebekah R Jones

I know that these resources will help you to grow and learn in bible journaling. You just have to dare and give a step forward! You can!

More resources: Using washi tape for bible journaling | Bible Journaling Challenge

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Knowing the Purpose of Bible Journaling

Knowing the Purpose of Bible Journaling

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.

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  • 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.

  • Get creative!

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.

More post about Bible Journaling: God’s Purpose Prevails | Using Washi Tape for Bible Journaling

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Bible Journaling – God’s purposes prevails

Bible Journaling Gods Purposes Prevails

There is something good about knowing that God’s purposes always prevail.  The bible teaches us about the plans and purpose of God with us.  We can feel and live secure about God’s promises to be fulfilled in us, if we do trust Him of course!

Today, I want to share a reflection about the purposes of God and how they prevail in our lives.  As part of our bible journaling challenge this week we are in Ephesians 1:5 that says:

He predestined and lovingly planned for us to be adopted to Himself as [His own] children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the kind intention and good pleasure of His will—

It’s wonderful to know that God wanted us to be adopted by Him as his children.  So, He had a plan for salvation through Jesus Christ.  This verse teaches us that God loves plans.  He always have plans and they are good for us.

For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster to give you a future and a hope.  Jeremiah 29:11

Sometimes we cannot understand God’s plans with us. But we can trust that He has plans for our well-being. Has it happened to you, that you do not understand God’s plans and you begin to distrust what He may be doing in your favor?  It has happened to me. Then we began to despair and even make decisions outside the will of God, simply by not waiting on Him.

So it is important to remember that He already has our plans for our well-being. We may have our own plans, but God’s plans prevail over ours.  This is a relief for me, and gives me so much peace that I can trust in God’s plans for me.  Don’t you think?

Here’s a bible journaling I did while studying and meditating in Ephesians 1:5.Bible Journaling Gods Purposes Prevails2

What did I used in this entry for the challenge?

I used, watercolor paint in yellow, flower washi tape (lots), Illustrated Faith die cuts and colored pencils.  My favorite? It’s the piece that says “I know that plans I have for you”.

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For our next entry, we are going to be studying about the bible verse John 15:9.  This will be our last day of the challenge.  Do you want to join me? You still have time! Check the complete Bible Journaling Challenge HERE! – and wait for the next challenge to be revealed soon! Follow me at FACEBOOK for updates and more!

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Using Washi Tape for Bible Journaling

Using washi tape for bible journaling

Continuing with the bible journaling challenge and the study of some bible verses, today I want to share with you a short reflection about the Word of God.  Plus, I want to show you some tips about how to use washi tape for bible journaling.

The verse that we are studying is Isaiah 55:11 that says:

So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

God speaks and send His word with a purpose to be accomplished.  The word of God is our food, is our light, is a two-edged sword.  It has so many descriptions and purpose for us.  That’s why we must learn it, meditate in it and live it. (Hebrews 4:12, Psalm 119:103)

The Word of God it is true, it is infallible, it is eternal, it is sweet and delightful and it is irrevocable.  It is describes as the sword of the Spirit, living and active, living and enduring. (Psalm 33:4, Proverbs 30:15, Psalm 119:89)

We can be build up with the word.  We can receive comfort and strength with the word.  It brings growth to our lives.

This gives us a powerful reason to study, to meditate and trust in His word and promises for us.  That’s why we journal is our bibles in the first place.  Not because of the colors, or the paint, or the lettering.  But, about what we learn every day, when we put the scriptures as a priority in our lives.  What do you do with the scriptures? Do you read it only or you live it?

We are in our third day in our Bible Journaling Challenge.  Here’s a few tips about how to use washi tape for this purpose.  I decided to work this entry with washi tape only and some Illustrated Faith die cuts / tabs, as you can see in this picture below.  I have to say, I love using washi tape in every entry.  It gives my pages some uniqueness.

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Bible Journaling for Isaiah 55:11

What you can do with the washi tape?

  • You can use it to identify a verse, as I did with arrow washi tape.
  • You can use them to decorate the bible.
  • You can use them as a help to hold the tabs.
  • You can use them to mark a page in the bible.
  • Or as a substitute for the bible tabs

Finally, you can give multiple uses to washi tape in your journaling, and the best of all is that they are re-positionable! – Give it a try!

***For more tips you can follow my BIBLE JOURNALING PINTEREST BOARD HERE!

Bible Journaling Challenge – Deuteronomy 7:9

Bible Journaling Challenge Deuteronomy 7-9

When the word of God says that… “God is God, the faithful God” this statement and truth gives me and you security.  We can trust in God with our eyes closed, because He is faithful, always faithful.  This is the first verse we are studying in our Bible Journaling Challenge, Deuteronomy 7:9 that says:

Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.

How wonderful is our God! He is faithful with those who love Him.  However, there is something very important that we should do and consider.  We must keep his commandments always.

While journaling this verse I focused myself in the faithfulness of God and how He always have better plans for us, even when we do not see those plans clearly.  Here’s my entry for this bible verse and all the materials I used.

Bible Journaling Challenge Verse

For this entry, I used some washi tape with floral and polka dots.  I used some flower paper pieces and the word LOVE from Illustrated Faith.  In the background the first thing I did was to add some color with watercolor paint in green.  Then, I started adding the washi tape and paper pieces.  The last thing I did, was to write part of the verse.

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Final Reflection:

No matter the circumstances we are living today, we have the security that our God can make the impossible.  Just, think about the things that God have done for you until today and how faithful He has been.  Our heart should be always grateful of God and the wonderful things He does around us.  Let no fear interfere with our relationship with Him, know that HE is GOD and HE IS A FAITHFUL GOD!

See you on the next post of this Bible Journaling Challenge.  Remember that you can join us and get yourself deeper in the Word of God.  Follow me at FACEBOOK to see all the entries of this challenge too!

Join in me too and get more ideas at my Bible Journaling Pinterest Board!

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