Bible Journaling: From Everlasting to Everlasting
My 2017 resolution is to spend more time reflecting on the scripture that I read. To do this, I’ll be doing some journaling and sharing on the blog. Feel free to join in and post your pictures/variations/thoughts in the comments. Be kind 🙂
Here’s today’s thought:
God is forever. Eternal. Everlasting. No matter what troubles you face or burdens you carry, God transcends them. Therefore, I need to learn to let go of my day-to-day, minute-to-minute petty issues and focus on what God has called me to do.
Disclaimer: Sometimes I draw well, and other times I draw like a third grader.
And, I’m kind of new at this myself. When I first started, I felt a little overwhelmed and needed step-by-step instructions.
So, here goes. Bible Marking 2017 #1 Theme: Hope
Psalm 90:1-2 reads:
Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever You had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
- Highlight in green: “Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations” and “from everlasting to everlasting.” The color green was chosen for this thought because it represents nature, and specifically the earth, which God created for us as our dwelling place. And yet, this verse points to God himself as a dwelling place. Sometimes we get so caught up in the fear of natural disasters that we forget our security in him. So in 2017, I want the color green to remind me that God is in control of all nature. I have no need for worry. He calmed the storm, He called the rain in the flood, and He created everything that comprises nature.
- Circle the phrases: “in all generations,” “before the mountains,” and “from everlasting to everlasting” to emphasize that God is forever.
- Lightly sketch mountains over the two verses
- Choose one phrase to write in the margins with decorative text. I chose everlasting to everlasting. The (badly drawn) squiggles are supposed to represent continual growth. Something like a plant that continues growing and never dies.
Take away: I can place my hope in God because he is eternal.
Posted on January 1, 2017, in Bible Journaling and tagged bible marking, devotional, everlasting, god is in control, hope, Psalm 90. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Happy New Year Monica. I participated in a Bible Journaling Workshop several weeks ago now. I’ve been Scripture journaling since then. I have no artistic talent, however, I have persevered. I don’t think my artistic talent is any better, still “K” level, however I am drawing a wider variety of things. Then suddenly on the last day of 2016, I created and drew a greeting card!!! Keep at it. You’re doing great.
Thanks for the encouragement! I love the idea of journaling and I wanted something new and creative for devotionals, but it’s a little scary to write on the Bible! It’s really nice to do something deeper with the text than just reading it, though. I have an art minor, but drawing was never my strength. That’s awesome about the greeting card.
Happy New Year!