Have you heard about this fad (that I think is here to stay) called Illustrated Faith/Bible Journaling?
To say that I'm obsessed is an understatement. It's all the rage right now - popping up all over my IG feed and my Pinterest Page.
If you don't know what I'm talking about - check out:
#illustratedfaith or #biblejournaling or #drawinginthemargins on IG.
Lovely ladies (mostly) from all over the world share their love of the Lord through creative doodles, drawings, scripts, etc. It's another way to connect to the word of God and to worship.
I started dabbling in the bible journaling community last fall while I was on maternity leave with Kingston. Before you knew it, life took over - I lost interest and my bible sat with all my craft stuff just waiting for me to find the time and inspiration again. Unfortunately, I hate the reason that got me back into bible journaling and really spending time with the Lord. If you read my previous post, you know that CT and I experienced a missed miscarriage last month resulting in an immediate D&C.
What a crushing few days it was for me. I recognized I needed an outlet and something to pour myself into and that happened to be creating - in my sewing room, in my planner, in my bible. Quickly I realized how much I missed creating for the Lord and how good for the soul it is.
My situation was perfectly stated in my daily devotional from She Reads Truth:
I cannot fully grasp the sweetness of God without knowing the bitter taste of life in a fallen world. What a truth this is. I'm ashamed that it took something so awful to bring me back to God, but now that I'm back - I'm more excited than ever!
(side note: I was never really 'away' from Him - but I wasn't craving a relationship with Him like I am now)
Here's what I've been up to lately:
By drawing and doodling in my bible, I've found that I'm able to concentrate on the verses or themes that I'm creating - and this helps me retain the scripture better.
If you aren't comfortable drawing in your bible - start with a journal - but what ever you do I know it will bless you like it's blessed me!
I wake up wanting to create in my bible and I go to sleep thinking about creating in my bible!