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What kind of legacy do you make when you post about your Bible journaling art on Facebook? Do you share your artwork with a devotional in Facebook groups?
I want to challenge you to preserve your devotional posts for the next generation. When your posts are pushed down in the newsfeed your work would be difficult to find. I want to encourage you to find a way to organize and preserve them as a legacy.
These are questions that my readers have been asking and today I am sharing some tips that will help you to leave a legacy for your precious children and grandchildren.
Leave a Legacy Because God has NO Grandkids!
There is no guarantee that because you have chosen to follow Jesus that your children or grandkids will do the same.
God has NO grandkids!
You can use your Bible journaling as a ministry to share and encourage other women while also having something to pass onto your children and grandchildren. Even if you don’t have grandkids yet!
It will give intentionality to your artwork that will reap an eternal reward and purpose for the legacy you leave.
Make Your Bible Journaling Facebook Posts into a Legacy
Your children and grandchildren may be uninterested in your faith now while you are alive.
When you are dead and gone (sorry that is morbid) they might be more reflective and even sorry for not being interested in your life.
When my mother-in-law passed, we sorted through her belongings and found many letters she had written to missionaries. That left such a deep impression on me.
Your journaling art needs to be done with legacy-vision in mind!
After a few days, your post is pushed down and buried forever in the group feed.
It doesn’t have to be that way!!
Here are some ideas to preserve your posts and make them a legacy for those who come after you!
- Copy and Paste the text and upload your picture into a program like Microsoft Word, Evernote, or One Note.
- Make PDFs of your artwork with the verse or devotional that you shared. That can be done in Microsoft Word or Publisher.
- You could also do #1 and #2 and put it onto a CD or Thumb drive.
- Print your devotional or verse onto Translucent Vellum and make a Tip-in next to your journaling picture in your Bible.
Another option would be to do a Bible for each of your children or grandchildren. I think the Interleaved Journaling Bible would be a wonderful choice because there is a blank page opposite each page of the Word.
Why Would You Want to Leave a Legacy?
It is so important to leave a legacy for your children once you are gone.
It really doesn’t matter whether you were saved or not while you were raising them. Too often children don’t choose to follow the Lord once they are an adult.
It is so sad and what keeps us praying for our children for the rest of their lives.
I have heard of grown children who are uninterested in their mother’s beautiful Bible journaling art. It is not uncommon for children to take little interest in their mother’s life and what she is doing with it.
I’m afraid that too often I did the same with my mother. I wasn’t that interested in her interests and hobbies either. We can be so self-centered in our youth!
Being honest about our youthful relationship with our mother will help us be more understanding that our children take little interest in our life. I am so sorry if this is true for you.
Let’s give our children a little grace!
Our prayers for our children will continue to be effective long after we are gone. The Holy Spirit will not stop working in the lives of our children after we die.
If you leave a legacy of your Bible journaling art on your computer, Thumb drive, or print it off from PDFs you will leave something tangible for your children after you are gone.
When someone dies, relatives and friends become more interested in someone’s life and interests than they ever were in life. Death stops selfish-self-centeredness dead in its tracks!
Your children and grandchildren may go through your Bibles and be touched for eternity by something you wrote or drew.
I would encourage you to take steps to make a legacy for those who come after you!
What other ideas do you have for making a legacy for those who come after you?