I’ve really been enjoying the Enough devotional, I really think CD has hit the nail on the head with so many of the topics she discusses, particularly for us as women, mothers and creative types. If you didn’t manage to grab one of these devotionals the first time around I really encourage you to snap one up when the restock comes in.
As I read through the devotional I use my highlighter to mark the verses, lines and topics that I want to transfer into my journaling bible. This has been one of my study tools for many years. It helps me remember the key points and allows me to ponder and pray over them after I’ve walked away from it. Then when I get a chance to spend some creative time in the Word I already know just where to turn to and what I’m going to say.
Today I wanted to share the part that’s been speaking to me the most lately and that’s in the Day 5-8 devotional where it discusses embracing who we are physically. An all too common trap for us particularly as women is to compare ourselves to impossible standards and decide we don’t measure up. And yet God has declared us to be ‘fearfully and wonderfully made’. He certainly doesn’t view our cellulite, stretch marks and squishy bits as anything less than His perfect creation. It’s time for us to embrace the form we’ve been given in all it’s fabulousness!
When I sat down to document my thoughts on the topic in my journaling bible I knew I could make some lovely word-art with the devotional stamps as the focus image. Mixing and matching the stamps I came up with the saying “I am created perfectly in His image” which I stamped onto one of the tags that came with the kit. I did this because I knew I wanted to add watercolour next and knowing that water and thin bible pages don’t always make a perfect match (I’m ok with the warping of the paper, but I know not everyone is) I decided to do my art on the tag and then stick that in. But rather than describe my whole process to you I thought I would show you instead. I’ll also explain in the video the meaning behind that cute girl drawing I’ve included!