I’m pretty excited by the prospect of getting my new “Bloom” devotional in the mail any day now. But in the meantime it doesn’t mean I’m finished with the “You are Enough” devotional. I’m still re-reading it and getting new gems of revelation each time I do. I love my morning ritual of sitting down with a cup of coffee, my journaling bible, devotional and bunch of supplies and just waiting for creativity to strike. I choose the same basics each time and then just mix in a few different ‘ingredients’ to keep it interesting.
Today I’ve been inspired to do my journaling straight onto one of the printable cards that come in the Illustrated Faith newsletter each week (you really need to sign up for that if you’re not already!) The beauty of doing it this way is that I’m not afraid of messing up because I can always print a new one if it’s a complete disaster. But the best bit is that you don’t even need a journaling bible if you do this – you can stick this in your ‘normal’ bible, or your notebook, prayer journal, planner, whatever!
I’m working with Titus 3:5 which talks about how the grace of God was poured out on us not because of anything special that we’ve done to deserve it, but out of his great mercy. This fits in with the theme of the “You are Enough” devotional and continues on with what God has been speaking to me lately which is that we are all created uniquely with our own set of abilities and we’re only expected to use what we’ve got and not have to strive to accomplish some great and wonderful deed that’s beyond what we’re called to do.
I start off by adding some stamping and stickers to extend the title of the journaling card, so now it reads “let go and let God be enough”. I use black StazOn ink to stamp with so I can colour in with waterpaint or in this case a Pitt Artist Big Brush pen without fear of it smudging. Then underneath that I write out all my journaling, and finish off with some more stamping. I adhere it into my bible with washi tape and highlight the verse that inspired it. Because I’m a scrapbooker at heart I can’t help but finish off with a few embellishments even though I wanted this page to be fairly clean. The enamel dots by Studio Calico are pretty flat and were just the sprinkle of colour I was after.
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