Hey!!! I just discovered a new way to study the Bible which is so fun and easy to tap into the depth of Jesus’s teachings.
Often times we have many distractions that keep us from reading the word of God. Do you know that the Bible is our recipe to Life? God is the bread of life. So why not get you something to eat. 🙂
If you want to learn how to do bible journaling here is what you need:
1. Bible (of course)
2. Highlighters ( neon bright)
3. Stick notes (colorful preferred)
4. Gel pen
Let’s get started! You basically take a scripture and you analyze it. Just like we did in school with our book reports. Once you read the scripture, begin to point out the words that stick out the most to you.
Finally, you can draw your images that will remind you what that scripture means to you.
Don’t worry I will show you some examples of my bible journaling….
Hope this was helpful!! The purpose of bible journaling is to help us to become more God fearing and knowledgeable. We are to hide the word in our hearts! Also, its to help us to enjoy the reading the word more. Ever since I started I’ve become more aware of certain things I didn’t know before. I didn’t know the Bible had so many real life situations happening. It’s better then watching any reality tv show, or movie.. it’s like all of that in one! Some of the stories in the Bible have happened today right before my eyes! So of course I am way more interested now! And I hope you all will be too!
Prayer to God:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We want to say thank you for you being who you are. We thank you for your teachings in the word and for your wisdom. Everyday we will make a declaration that we will spend time with you and in the word. In order for us to draw closer to you and gain understanding more than our own. Thank you father for never judging us for not reading our bibles like we should. Help us to gain focus and truth to our lives in Jesus name!
God is the source and the strength of our lives. He moves all pain, fear and doubt. He promises leads us and never to leave us. So, ladies I ask you why do we tend to put other men before GOD? He is supposed to be the #1 man in our lives. The bible say; put not man before God. How do we put other men before GOD? Example;
1. When we are in love with someone. ( we go absolutely insane) .
a. That man is the first and last person we talk to on the phone
b. We think about this man all day long
c. We just wanna be with that person 24/7.
Now ya’ll tell me is this putting a man before GOD? Of course. You see , God can be a jealous God. He does not want us to put anyone before him . God wants us to be: The first one we talk to in the morning, the one who stays on our mind daily, and he wants us to enter in his presence with praise. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.” (Deuteronomy 6:5)
By experience when you have Jesus on your mind daily he reveals the truth and light in your circumstances. I was dating someone a couple of years ago who I absolutely loved. I thought he was my everything. I could talk to him about any and everything. We were inseparable. Now, I would have to admit that I put so much time and energy into this relationship. I sometimes forgot to read my bible, pray or even talk to God because I was so involved in this man. Eventually, it became draining and depressing. One day I decided to wake up early one morning to cry out to God. I was feeling very low the day before. My cry out to God was simple sign for help. I needed him to come and save me from this relationship and from myself. Sometimes in life we tend to lose sight of how powerful God is.- Not just by his many blessings but by his never failing love. Even when we put a man before him he still forgive us and loves us unconditionally. No man can do all the Jesus can do. So I challenged my queens out there to focus on God. If you are in a relationship make sure God comes first before your man. Let him have a front seat at your concert called life.
He wants your full attention because we were created to worship him daily. Don’t forget to put God first.
Prayer to God:
Thank you lord for your love. Lord, interrupt me with your divine presence and keep my mind focused on your word. I recognize that I can do nothing without you. Everything starts and ends with you. Before you can abide in me, I must abide in you. No matter how crazy things get or how busy I may be, I must make time for you. Keep me ever so mindful of my mission and obedient to your teachings. I do not want to miss out on what you have in store for me.
In Jesus name I pray.
Beginning to find what your purpose is in life can be a struggle but its a journey that you must go through. When you get to the other side of the rainbow, it’t like WOW God. “I see why you had to take me through to get me here.”
Now some people take longer than others to get to their purpose because God wanted them to uncover themselves before they can receive what he intended them to have. God knows what he’s doing. Don’t be mistaken. He doesn’t want us to get so comfortable with his many blessings all of the time. Think about it… if he gave us what we wanted when we weren’t prepared for it, we would of missed the mark. Would of missed out on the true blessing of it all. HE gives us opportunities, experiences, tests and trials in life so we can actually grow. Many times when we face difficult times we often question God. ” Why am I going through this?”; “Why me?”
I have good news!!!!! Everything you went through from your childhood to now and is to set you up for your destiny, your PURPOSE that God has for you. It’s never too late to get to where God has called you to be. Its a very simple solution— Put your faith and full trust in God so he can guide your path. If we keep guiding ourselves, we will continue to to struggle and fall short every time. You know that you didn’t wake up this morning without GOD’s doing. You know God is the creator of all things.
So it’s time to change our thinking… think about it?? Where do you want to be in life? In 5 to 10 years? Maybe tomorrow. Put it in your mindset that only if I follow God.. I can truly get to where I need to be. Where I am supposed to be. Do you know God can do the impossible? We need stop letting him come in between what we think we need and what we really need from God’s will. I don’t know about you but I want the things that God has for me.
When you fully submit to God – you are being healed spiritually and naturally. I believe that we often hold ourselves back from God truly working miracles in our life at times because we want to go our own way. As if we going to miss out on life. For John 10:10 says- “The thief cometh not, but for to steal and to kill and to destroy; I come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (kjv)
I encourage you all to give your all to God and watch him work miracles in your life and you will know your purpose through him.
Dear Father God,
Thank you for what you have given us the spirit to not fear, when we mess up over and over again your grace covers us. Your mercy renews our minds and we love you for never giving up on us. We pray that we continue to fully your plans for our lives. Help us to focus and trust in you at all times. From this day forward we will step out on faith in everything we do. Thank you for everything God. We love you today and forever.