If you’re looking for some pretty cool bible journaling ideas, you’re in luck! There are tons of ways to creatively journal your Bible readings.
What is Bible Journaling?
Bible journaling is the act of writing in, drawing on, and creatively interacting with your Bible. It can be a great way to connect more deeply with the Scriptures and to document your spiritual journey.
As you read through the Bible, take time to write down your thoughts and reflections. What struck you about the passage? What questions did it raise for you? How does it speak to?
How Can You Read the Words When You Cover Them?
Some people ask how can you read the words when you have paint or pencils covering the text? Well, some people ensure that the colors are transparent enough to still read the text, while others have two Bibles. One for journaling, and one for reading.
If you’re ready to be inspired, check out these creative Bible journaling ideas.
MY FAVORITE BIBLE JOURNALING SUPPLIES
- Floral Bible Journal Tabs: These handmade Bible Tabs are peel and stick and make for great tabs for your bible.
- Bible Journaling Printable: Color and glue these beautiful printable templates in your own journaling bible.
- Bible Journaling Trace Designs: Just print out the PDF file and lay it underneath your Bible pages to trace the design into your Bible.
1. The Gospel of Matthew
Here’s a drawing for The Gospel of Matthew. The quote says “You are to give him the name Jesus because he will save his people from their sins.”
2. Psalm 59:17
Get creative when drawing art for your Bible. The artist has done a great job bringing this chapter to life. I just love how this page features a rooster singing of God’s love.
3. The Lord is Slow to Anger
If you’re looking for art inspiration for Psalm 103, I love this design. The handwritten words say “The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in love.” The handwriting here is just perfect, isn’t it?
4. Faith Can Move Mountains
Faith can surely move mountains. If you enjoy watercolor paint, this creative page should definitely inspire you. The colors are so vibrant and make this page stand out in a beautiful way.
5. Ezekiel 34
Ezekiel shows us that we should always be obedient to God’s call on our lives. As the quote says, “How could I be lost when you have called me found?”
6. Shape Your Worries
Trudy Barker does some really awesome bible journaling art. The drawings are always perfect and the handwriting is so cute and creative. “Shape your worries into prayers. Pray about everything.”
7. Ephesians 4:23
Not only is the handwriting here beautiful, but the artist has done a wonderful job with the hand-drawn flowers and butterflies. The pencils you see being used here are Derwent colored pencils.
8. Psalm 4:4
The Book of Psalms in the Old Testament is composed of sacred songs or sacred poems that are meant to be sung. Psalm 4:4 says “Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Think about it overnight and remain silent.” This is such an important thing to practice. Anytime you’re angry, take some time to think about things before speaking or making a decision.
9. My Soul Thirsts for You
I really love what @patjournals captioned with this picture. She says, “Just like I have been creatively dry for a season, we can get spiritually dry as well. To get over the creative slump, I just decided to do Something creative. The same goes for spiritual dryness…. just get into the Word!”
10. Love One Another
This spread is so bold and vibrant. When deciding to do journaling art that covers the Word, make sure you have a second Bible that’s only used for reading.
11. Luke 18:9
How amazing is God that He would have mercy on a sinner such as myself? As Christians, we are all sinners and we all have forgiveness through Christ’s blood.
12. Genesis 1
When I came across this Genesis 1 page design, I couldn’t get over how beautiful it was. “He wrote ‘I love you’ in the sky, on the earth, and under the sea.”
13. Joshua 24:15
“As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” The colors used here are so vibrant. To achieve colors so vivid, the artist used Faber-Castell Polychromos. They are pricey, but worth it if you want bold and vibrant colors for your journal.
14. The King is Coming
1 Thessalonians 5 tells us that we do not know when the Lord will return. The artwork here looks beautiful and fits this chapter so well. “Better get ready, the King is coming!”
15. Isaiah 53
I’ve recently learned that Isaiah 53 is actually banned in many synagogues. I find this chapter to be absolutely amazing. It speaks on the coming of the Messiah about 700 years before the birth of Jesus Christ. This chapter is truly amazing and will touch your heart and change your life.
16. Jonah is Not About the Fish
This journaling page represents the story of Jonah not being about the fish. Johan is about God’s compassion for everyone, even those who don’t deserve it.
I really love the simplicity of this Joshua spread. The book of Joshua teaches us that God is faithful to his promises, that we must obey Him, and that He is merciful.
18. Created with a Purpose
I just love what the artist has to say about this page. “We are created on purpose. And we were created with a purpose! We were created to praise God in everything we do. We were created to shine His light and His love”
19. She Laughs Without Fear
If you want to create a page that’s beautiful, creative, and unique, get inspired by this bible journaling page that says “She laughs without fear.” The watercolor paint really makes the flower stand out.
So there you have it! A variety of ways to journal your Bible readings. I hope you have been inspired to grab your pens and pencils and give Bible journaling a try.
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