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Monday, December 5, 2016

Meditating on God's Word

    Last year my husband bought me a journal Bible.  I was so apprehensive about using it.  I think it was because I didn't want to mess it up.  The pages were so crisp and clean.  It was just beautiful.  
     I have never been much of an artist.  It was not something I thought I would be able to do.  After a year, I decided it was time to dive into my new Bible and just go for it.  So what if it wasn't perfect {that's hard for a perfectionist to say}.  I had to set my feelings of inadequacy aside and remember what a journaling Bible is for.  

    It is designed  so we can mediate on God's Word.  It will help us to focus on what God is speaking to us through these books.  We don't have to be Rembrandt to make these pages beautiful with color and our thoughts on the scriptures.  We just need to remember that we do all things for the glory of God.  I love the verse in 1 Corinthians 10:31 ~  So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

     When I began to use my Bible journal, I was just writing some of my favorite verses out, but then I had a light bulb moment.  I could try to make these pages pop with color to outwardly show what my soul felt like when I was reading these amazing Words that God was speaking to me.  It was also very relaxing to sit with worship music playing as I drew out my feelings on the pages.  It brought a whole new perspective to my Bible study. 

      I know it's not easy for us moms to find time for this but it can literally transform your life.  My life can be really hectic and there are some days where I get into bed so exhausted that I am aching all over, and I wouldn't trade being a mom for anything, but I have found that to be a good mom, I have to be in God's Word everyday.  I have to be consistent in mediating on the scriptures or I feel like something is missing.  I am not as patient or loving.  I am easily agitated.  I am not able to function as a godly parent.  The Bible is our lifeline and we need to have it to live a life that is pleasing to Christ.  God wants us to lean on Him for the strength we need to accomplish the tasks He has given to us.

      I encourage you to get a journal Bible.  You don't have get fancy with it.  Just allow yourself to be real and honest as you fill the pages with your thoughts.  God speaks to us directly through His Word.  He wants us to remember these things He is teaching us. He wants us to share what we are learning.  What better way to do this than through journaling.  Even my children are beginning their own Bible journals.  My heart just leaps for joy seeing them in God's Word!!!

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  1. I started journaling in my Bible back in March and it has completely changed how I study the Word of God! It makes the scripture actually stick with me!

  2. I have looked at those Bibles before but think i would be much like you and afraid to use it b/c I would definitely mess it up. But yours looks great! Keep it up!