A whole new world has opened up to me since I started expressing my faith creatively with art in my Bible. In case this is new to you, yes, I draw in my Bible!!
I saw Bible art for the first time through Darlene Schact over at Time-Warp Wife. Since then I have found many others who are using art as a way to express their love for God.
What keeps drawing me back to create in my Bible?
Why would I want to spend valuable time coloring?
1. Focus on God
I am finding that the act of coloring isn’t just something reserved for little girls in their childhood.
I am seeing coloring books available for adults more and more. They don’t interest me. For one thing, most of them are too detailed and intricate for my tastes.
I want to do the creating myself.
I want to create something that highlights one verse and brings my thoughts higher.
I want to worship God through my art.
- It is a way to worship God
- The act of coloring is relaxing and calming
- It is the perfect way of ending your quiet time with God (OK with littles it was never quiet for me)
- You can hone in on one verse you read
- As you are being creative with God’s Word, you become closer with the Creator
- It actually steadies my hands, helps my concentration level to improve
I don’t really have time for joulnaling let alone the art part.
2. Reflecting on God through Your Art
I am assuming that you have been reading what I have been sharing about my journaling art experience.
I am having so much fun that I wanted you to have fun too!!
Ways you can use your artwork to reflect on God would include:
- Coloring in verses will help you to memorize Scripture.
- Make journaling art a habit.
- See how God speaks to you through the pages of your Bible
You will be so amazed at how God gives you a richer and deeper understanding of His Word.
3. Leaving a Legacy for Your Children
After my mother-in-law passed, I was helping to sort through the belongings she had left behind.
Have you ever thought about how your belongings will tell a story once you are gone?
What kind of story will the things you bought and collected tell others who come behind you?
When your children sort through your things you leave behind, what kind of story will that tell?
Will your belongings tell a story of your redemption through Jesus Christ or will it tell a story of WHAT was most important for you to hang onto in life?
My mother-in-law had a collection of Bibles that she had accumulated through the years. They told her story of Who was most important in her life.
Some of these Bibles were from her mother, aunt, and cousin who also passed down a legacy of the most important gift of all.
Will you pass down this legacy?
I have a box of journals and sermon notes in my attic that might be found someday when I am gone.
I have several Bibles that are underlined throughout with colored ink.
My journaling Bible will be much more colorful and tell a story right within the pages.
God speaks to my heart as I express my creativity through art but He can speak to those who read or flip through my Bible who visit me or those who find my Bible when I am one day gone.
Do you express your faith through creatively through art? What kind of legacy are you leaving your children?
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