Bible journaling is an awesome way to go deeper with God and it can be the tool to help you experience a deeper relationship with Jesus. For the next 30 days I am daring you to go deeper with God in 30 ways through this series that I hope and pray will wholeheartedly bless you!!
Sharing about Bible journaling is one of the things I love to talk about most. I have been recording my Quiet Time journey for at least fourteen years now. I am clueless why I never started one sooner because I have been totally hooked.
I have used 3 -ring binders, spiral notebooks, pretty composition notebooks and anything that would work.
I have usually started my journals in January as the new year begins.
When you start one isn’t as important as that you do start one.
Are you ready?
Materials You Need for Bible Journaling
You will need to go shopping for journaling supplies as soon as possible. I like shopping for a journal in Staples rather than Walmart because there is a better selection. You may have another store, but you get the idea?
- Here are some Bibles that I love. You don’t have to buy a new Bible, but I have from time to time so I can underline all over again!!
- Buy a journal: I love the pretty journals they have come out with lately. Even spiral notebooks can be so attractive these days.
- Buy Colored Pens: I love making my Bible journal attractive and colored pens can do just that.
- Buy Twistables Crayons: I love underlining with a colored pencil, colored ink, or an ordinary ball point pen. My favorite is using these Twistable crayons for underlining. They leave a soft color and I can color code the passage I am reading in the Bible.
There are all kinds of supplies you could get for journaling but I really don’t see how it is necessary. If you but too much, most of the time you won’t have the time to use it all.
I would rather you got into God’s Word than make your journaling too complicated.
Why Would You Want to do Bible Journaling?
Just reading through a chapter without journaling does not always engage your mind and heart. I have been known to read and not even know what I just read!!
When I am looking for something to add to my journal, I tend to pay closer attention.
Writing in my Bible journal helps me to engage my heart as well as my mind.
We see the example in the Bible of the authors’ writing out the history of the nation of Israel or giving an account of the life of Jesus.
How to Journal about Your Bible Reading
My system isn’t complicated. I don’t have lots of tabs to divide different sections. When I have set up a Bible journal like that, I never remembered to use the whole thing. If that is what works for you, Pinterest has some wonderful ideas for you.
- My Bible Journal is diary-style. Each day I put the date on the top of the page. I use as many pages as I want.
- Copywork entries. Each day I like copying out a Bible verse (or several) that spoke to my heart while I was reading the passage.
- I like using David Guzik’s commentary. Often I share about what is happening in the passage I just read. I include an application if I am able to understand the verses I read that day.
- Drawing about the passage. You can draw right in your Bible journal or directly in your Bible. This isn’t something that everyone will want to do but I have enjoyed it when I have extra time. It slows me down as I meditate on the verse I have chosen to illustrate.
Those are just a few ideas to get you started. The possibilities are endless.
Have you found a Bible Journaling method that works for you? If so, what do you include in your journaling experience?
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