Hiya friends! Happy Monday! I hope you are doing well. Today I wanted to talk a bit about bible journaling and inspiration. I am often asked “how do you know what you are going to bible journal” or “where do you start?” Well the truth is I find inspiration to get into the word all around me! Including my children’s books! Addison and I were reading this book – In My Heart by – seriously the CUTESt book you have ever seen, I cry every time I read it, just reminds me so much of my little Addybug. You guys just have to look at these adorable illustrations by Christine Roussey
After I tucked Addison in bed the first time we read this I thought about my feelings around my relationship with Christ and what I was learning in my bible in this season of my life. I thought how much fun it would be to take that inspiration and put it in my bible.
Joshua 1:8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
I know I know, before I get any further I need to talk about why I cut hearts out of my bible. Take a deep breath it will be ok, I promise! The truth is my last bible lasted me 6 months before it filled up, it was then I realized I am going to have many many many bibles in my life, and each one will reflect that season in my life, some how keeping the pages perfect (not that I was doing that before) no longer mattered in my journaling bible (remember this isn’t my study bible) but what really mattered is using this as a place to pour my heart out, get honest, dig deep and allow Him to lead me and that is exactly what I plan on doing. So layers of hearts it was!!! I had so much fun taking the inspiration from the book and moving them into my bible. I was studying Matthew at the time and saw some natural connections between the story, the illustrations and what I was reading in the word, so I knew this would be the perfect place! I wanted to share a video with a closer look at how this came out and a couple more thoughts about the process..
Even if cutting hearts out of your bible isn’t going to happen in your bible, how can you find inspiration from the simple every day moments around you? Inspiration to get in the word, inspiration to be creative, and inspiration to express your faith in a new way?
xox Shanna Noel