June came to a close, and life was a smooth ride. I finally read some books (which I will write reviews for, so be on the lookout.), baked some delicious treats, tie-dyed some shirts, ate ice cream, watched movies, etc. Life was great! Aside from all of that, I started Bible Journaling! The thought hit me…reading your Bible or doing devotions, shouldn’t be treated like a checklist in the Christian walk. You should devote your time to Christ because He devoted His life to having a relationship with you. Turn off all the distractions, quiet the noise, and spend some time placing your hands in the hands of Jesus Who has been waiting for you. When I started doing so, my faith became so much more real to me. So, how do I Bible Journal? Well, it all starts by setting a time for quiet time. I’ve been studying my Bible right after dinner. So about 7:30 p.m. It’s a great time for me even during school. A lot of people struggle with figuring out what to read in the Bible, and how much they are going to read. How much you’re going to read depends on how much time you have/set aside for your quiet time. So my quiet time is 7:30-8:00 p.m. I read about 1-2 chapters of the Bible, depending on how long they are. I read each verse and write down in my Bible Journal what that verse means and how I can apply it to my life. Then once I’m finished, I read my Bible journal keeping some key-points in my head to remember for my life. That’s really all there is to it. I’ve decided to study the New Testament. I know I’m not going to read the whole entire Bible in a year, but I just want to savor the Word one day and one chapter at a time. Now I understand Bible journaling is not for everyone, but Bible reading is available to anyone that has the “ear to hear”. (p.s. I’m OG so I read the KJV version ;). (p.s.s I don’t draw in my Bible or write a lot in it, because there’s no designated space for it, so I use a separate journal instead.)
Until next time!