In December of 2015 I got a Journaling Bible for Christmas. It’s basically a Bible with thicker pages, wider margins, and plenty of space for creativity! They come in all different versions, but the most common is the ESV.
When I first got it I was afraid to paint or write in it because I thought I might mess up the pages, but trust me, you won’t! It’s so much fun to study the Bible and meditate on scripture in this unique way. Bible Journaling can also help you write scripture on your heart. For example, I’ve Bible Journaled a lot of pages and whenever someone says “Song of Songs 4:7” I know right away what that verse is from journaling it.
Benefits of Bible Journaling
- You can show this to others to inspire them or bring them closer to God
- You get to grow spiritually
- It’s a stress reliever and helps you relax
- You can get creative and make your Bible a work of art
Here are some examples from my latest pages:
God told us in Mark 16:15:
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”
As it says in Matthew 28:18-20:
And Jesus Came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
We need to go make disciples for Jesus our Messiah and King! Let us always praise God in the highest and be His precious children and servants.
Lauren’s Recommending Bible Journaling Resources:
- ESV Journaling Bible
- Faber Castell Pens
- Big Brush Markers
- Water Color Palate
- Water Brush
- Washi Tape
- White Uni-Ball Gel Pen
- Pentel Hi-Polymer Block Eraser
- Crayola Colored Pencils
By Lauren Basham
Lauren Basham is a 14 year old Christian living in Lufkin, TX. In her spare time she loves doodling, creating planner art, and Bible Journaling!