Creatively expressing your faith through art opens up a whole new world of studying your Bible. Bible journaling will help you reflect on the Lord as you draw. You will also be leaving a legacy for your children and grandchildren when you leave this earth.
In case this is new to you, yes, I draw in my Bible!!
I saw Bible art for the first time through Darlene Schact over at Time-Warp Wife. Since then I have found many others who are using art as a way to express their love for God.
What keeps drawing me back to create in my Bible?
Why would I want to spend valuable time coloring?
1. Creatively Expressing Your Faith in God
For you are a holy people to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. Deutronomy 14:2
I am finding that the act of coloring isn’t just something reserved for little girls in their childhood.
I want to creatively worship God through my art.
- It is a way to worship God!
- The act of creatively coloring is relaxing and calming!
- It is the perfect way of ending your quiet time with God!
- You can focus on one verse you read!
- As you are being creative with God’s Word, you become closer with your Creator!
- It actually steadies my hands and helps my concentration level to improve!
2. Reflecting on God through Your Art
When you choose a Bible verse for your creative piece, it helps you reflect on God through your art.
Ways you can use your artwork to reflect on God would include:
- Coloring a verse will help you to memorize Scripture!
- Make Bible journaling a habit!
- See how God speaks to you through the pages of your Bible!
You will be so amazed at how God gives you a richer and deeper understanding of His Word through your creative artwork.
3. Leaving a Legacy for Your Children
Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations; Deuteronomy 14:2
After my mother-in-law passed, I was helping to sort through the belongings she had left behind.
Have you ever thought about how your belongings will tell a story once you are gone?
When your children sort through the things you leave behind, what story will it tell?
Will your belongings tell a story of your redemption through Jesus Christ or will it tell a story of WHAT was most important for you to hang onto in life?
My mother-in-law had a collection of Bibles that she had accumulated through the years. They told her story of Who was most important in her life.
Some of these Bibles were from her mother, aunt, and cousin who also passed down a legacy of the most important gift of all.
Will you pass down your Bible as your legacy?
I have a box of journals and sermon notes in my attic that might be found someday when I am gone.
I have several Bibles that are underlined throughout with colored ink.
My journaling Bible will be much more colorful and tell a story right within the pages.
God speaks to my heart as I express my creativity through art but He can speak to those who read or flip through my Bible someday when I am gone.
Do you express your faith through creatively through art? What kind of legacy are you leaving your children?