Bible Journaling

I’ve had a lot of changes in my life since I last posted. For one thing, I’m got married in March to a wonderful man, Kraig Rice. He has his own ministry which is a website that includes several devotionals he has written. (www.7-star-admiral.com) He is a Bible scholar such as I have ever known. He graduated from Bible School with a Bachelor’s degree, and at one time had a missions outreach. He is teaching me so much!  Another change is that I am now retired. I plan to devote my time in developing my blog page.  So, you will hear more from me. I want to post something every day that I hope, will encourage you in God’s Word.

About a month ago I came upon a page about Bible Journaling while I was on Pinterest, and became fascinated by what I saw. I started looking at it more and more and decided to try it. Then I found a Facebook page, Bible Journaling for Beginners. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/BibleJournalingforBeginners/). I’m finding that not only am I enjoying it, but I’m able to really get into God’s Word and study, then creatively express what I’m learning in ways that will help me remember and hide it in my heart.  My husband has been very supportive and is encouraging me to continue.  He says that anything that gets me into the Word is a good thing.

Tonight I went through a course they teach on Psalm 139:14, where David talks about how God creates us and how awesome and wonderful His creation is.  The instructor talked about how beautiful we are.  Now, I have a really hard time with that one.  I have always been taught that we are not to think more highly of ourselves than we ought, (Romans 12:3) and that concept has been pretty well pounded into my head.  So when someone says I am beautiful, my first instinct is to say, “No, I’m not.”  But the instructor said something that I never considered before. She said that she was the same way, and it dawned on her one day that when she says that, basically she’s calling the other person a liar, which is not a cool thing to do, and the thought hit me…basically I’m calling God a liar too, because His Word says I am beautiful.  He has said His creation is perfect, it is “good”.

I did a Bible Journal page on it:  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1903294806364028&set=a.818187198208133.1073741828.100000505800364&type=3

What popped out at me is that God created me because He loves me, and who am I to say any differently!  My self-talk has to change…the way I think about myself has to change.  It must line up with what God says about me.  This may be one of the hardest things I’ve had to learn to do.  I’ve had 66 years of being told I’m not that big a deal, and who am I to say I am. Well, it looks like I have my work cut out for me.

Lord, please help me to see me as YOU see me.  Help me to come into alignment with what Your Word say about me, and to truly see that I am, “fearfully and wonderfully made”!  Amen.

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