Welcome to the wonderful world of Bible Journaling……where you can creatively express yourself in worship.
Don’t worry if you don’t feel like you are artistically inclined. Creative Worship, or Bible Journaling, is not about the art. It’s about connecting with God’s Word in your own way. It is meant to offer a personal way for you to go deeper into His Word and to grow closer to Him by knowing Him better. There is no wrong or right way to creatively express yourself or to journal. Bible journaling also gives you a way to fellowship with other believers.
I will periodically post new techniques that can be used in our daily journaling (or however frequently you choose). Some techniques may interest you more than others and that’s ok. Creative Worship does not have to be expensive. And you do not need special materials or a special Bible to get started. You will learn new techniques and you will learn about different products that you can use but do not feel as though you must spend money in order to creatively express yourself in worship.
Some people really enjoy being creative in their Bibles while others prefer to use a separate journal for their creativity. Either way works. Again, there is no right or wrong way. You can use a Bible you already have or you can choose from one of the many Bibles published specifically for journaling. Some have extra-wide margins giving you room to write, take notes, color, draw, paint, etc. Others may already have some pictures printed that are ready for you to add color using your favorite coloring medium. And yet there are also some that have already colored art included so you are free to take notes in the way you desire. Be sure to look for an upcoming post that gives more detail on the various Bibles that are already available for you to choose from.
What passages you are journaling depends upon where and what you are reading. There are so many reading options and devotional tools available today. You literally can use any devotional or reading plan that you prefer. You can simply read through your Bible and journal along the way without the aid of additional materials if you so choose. Watch for an upcoming post giving more details on the various devotional and reading tools you may find helpful.
There will also be an upcoming post(s) detailing the various coloring tools and media that are available. There really are so many options to choose from. There is watercolor pencils, watercolor paints, water color brush pens/markers, crayons, acrylic paints, inks, stamps, etc. The choices really are as endless as there are artforms.
Whatever method and media you choose to use, it is important that you begin each of your devotional time with prayer and remember it’s not about the artwork…..it’s about your relationship with Jesus.
Below are just a few of the pages I’ve done as an example.