Once a month I like to share my Bible Journaling Pages and what God has been teaching me. In the month of July I journaled from 1 Peter 3 through Revelation 7. Sometimes I just color in the preprinted images of the "Inspire Bible" (available on Amazon) and I also create my own pages.
Unless otherwise stated, all the images are colored in with either gel pens or colored pencils. I tend to color larger areas with pencils then get the more intricate spots with pens. I high light my Bible with gel highlighters, and I usually use gelatos or craft paint for my backgrounds.
I hope ya'll don't mind seeing nothing but colored in pre-printed pages once again, but summer is a busy one for me and it's all I had time for. I promise next month I will be more creative as I finished reading my Inspire Bible! Yea! I officially colored in every single page, and then I thought "Now What?" I decided rather than start all over again in a brand new Bible, I would try something different, and I will share that with you next month.
For now, let's see what God taught me through His word during the month of July, shall we?
Some illustrations of the Inspired Bible I really love coloring in more than others and this was one of them. I tend to be drawn to the more whimsical designs and less to the realistic ones. I loved this scripture and the illustration and I think it shows in the colors I chose: bright and happy. Christ's death on the cross was done for all time...past, present, and future sins for everyone.
This is such a good verse to quote to ourselves and others during these times. Don't worry, give it to God! It's so hard not to worry, isn't it? Every time I hear a news report, or go grocery shopping and see what little my money buys these days, I can be prone to panic. I have to immediate just give those worries to God for He cares about me.
Such a beautiful title page to start the book of 2 Peter. God knows how difficult it can be to live peaceful lives around "certain people and situations", that's why He says "Make every effort", knowing it may not always be possible, but we are still to try and make the effort. Staying "pure and blameless" when put in difficult relational situations can be so hard to do...but we must try. Our flesh wants to react and accuse back, but that would be wrong. Try to be at peace with everyone.
The Day of the Lord is coming, so don't be caught unaware, read your Bible and pray so that you will "Grow" and learn more about Jesus so you will be able to tell the truth from a lie. Culture is really creeping in the church today because most Christians are spending more time watching the news or on social media than they are in the word. When this happens, they start to incorporate worldly beliefs into Christianity, and start to form a religion that isn't Biblically based. We are in dangerous, difficult times friends. It's more important than ever to stay grounded in the word and to hold everything you see and hear (even from the pulpit) to the word of God.
John is known as the Apostle of Love. He wrote a lot about loving fellow believers. Such a beautiful title page for this gospel. When we are tempted to dislike or judge another believer, we must remember that God commanded us to love our fellow believers.
This was a fun illustration to color. So much truth in these three little words.
Grace, mercy, and peace are always with believers who "live in truth and love". The key to having these three things are the words "live in". It's a continuous process to read God's word daily and know it so profoundly that when a deceiver or untruth comes along, you have discernment to distinguish it as a lie. You can also more freely love others if you spend more time with God, who is love.
Yet another beautiful title page. I love how this page turned out. I never knew pink and orange would go so well together.
What a wonderful shepherd John must have been to have "no greater joy" than hearing his flock was following the truth. He knew priorities in life. His greatest joy wasn't his possessions, his things, his travels, or his hobbies (like ours often are today), rather his greatest joy was the spiritual health of his children.
A beautiful title page and a beautiful verse to use when praising God. "All Glory to Him who alone is God". Love it!
I was so excited to finally get to the book of Revelation, especially since we seem to be living in the apocalypse right now. Ha ha! Many people find the book of Revelation a scary book, but I found it so comforting, especially the closing chapters. It won't be long now before we see Him coming with the clouds!
Jesus wants to save everyone. All you have to do is let Him in!
One reason I found the book of Revelation so comforting is because there are so many beautiful scenes of Heaven in it, like this one. I would read about these heavenly scenes and just close my eyes and try to imagine what they would like. It's going to be incredible! I can't wait!
Many people today think there is more than one way to heaven. I even had a nun in college once tell me that she believes it is the same God that is behind all the world religions, and that all religions therefore lead to heaven. That is not what the word says. Salvation comes only from Jesus.
I hope you were encouraged by this month's Bible Journaling pages. Next month, I will finish the book of Revelation and my Inspire Bible and then I'll share what I'm up to next on my Bible Journaling journey.
Have a Great Day! Amy
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