I started drawing in my bible in September 2015. At first it was just something to help me reflect on the weekly sermons but it quickly grew into part of how I make time to meditate on the word daily. No more reading devotionals and forgetting all the lessons as soon as I moved on with the rest of my day. Bible journaling is how I make personal connections with the scriptures and what is going on in my life. I love the idea of having a record of how God was speaking to me during whatever I was experiencing at the time. Read more about why I started Bible Journaling here.
I share it here because I so often hear from people that they would be afraid of doing this because they’re not “good enough” at art or might “mess up.” So look at my pages. I promise that you will see mistakes, artistic choices you would not have made, messages that don’t make sense to you. You may also see pages you love and think are very pretty. Either way, the point is that there is no wrong way to do this. If you are spending time in God’s word and drawing closer to Him, receiving encouragement from Him, then you are doing it right.
Finally, I know that bible journaling is not for everyone. If such a thing is not for you, that’s completely okay and we’ll agree to disagree. I have seen many people who buy separate journals so they can create bible-based and inspired art outside the pages of the bible because they don’t believe in using bible pages as a canvas. Like I said above, there’s no wrong way to do it.
By clicking into the galleries you agree that you are not offended by the idea of writing, drawing, painting, and creating in and on the pages of the bible. After all, the bible itself opens with, “In the beginning, God created…”