A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you one of the ways that I like to go about illustrating my faith outside of my bible. I hope you enjoyed that post and felt inspired to try something similar of your own, particularly if you have not been able to get your hands on a journaling bible just yet.
Today, I’d like to share with you another way that I like to get creative during my time with God, again using my love of paper-crafting in order to worship the One who put that passion in my heart in the first place!
I don’t know about you, but I have just been crazy about my traveler’s notebooks recently after seeing them pop up everywhere on my Instagram feed over the past few months! I have a traveler’s notebook dedicated just to faith-related things, where I’ve got inserts for my bible study notes, a prayer journal and a faith art journal. I love getting creative in my art journal insert and finding ways to use my scrapbooking goodies to create pages during my quiet time.
I like to spend some time before creating anything just waiting on God to see if He wants to put anything specific on my heart as a basis for my page. Sometimes this takes the form of song lyrics, a phrase or a single word or even a whole bible verse.
For this page that I’m sharing with you today, I felt God speak to me the word ‘shine’. I knew I had the word this cute little metallic die cut that Shanna designed for a Studio Calico class kit a while back so I pulled it out of my stash and used that as a jumping off point for the rest of my page. I wanted to write something more than just the single word, however, so I searched for bible verses online that had the word ‘shine’ in them and found this absolute gem in Isaiah: “Arise, shine, for your light has come and the glory of the Lord rises upon you” (Isaiah 60:1). I wrote the verse in pencil to make sure I liked the placement of the words. I was going to go back over them in black pen in the end but I decided that I liked how it looked just in pencil!
I added the die-cut wreath to the outside of the ‘shine’ die-cut and finished off the spread with some woodgrain paper and sequins on the opposite page to stop it looking completely stark and bare.
I absolutely treasure the time I spend working on my faith art journal. I love that I can spend some creative time in a way that feels comfortable and familiar whilst being with God and worshiping Him. Isn’t it wonderful that we can worship the Lord in so many different ways?!