I’ve been reminded lately how amazing it is for change to happen. That sounds funny, doesn’t it? Things change all the time. Some for the best, some for the worst. But even when babies grow up, close friends graduate from high school, and everything is moving at top speed… God never changes. Isn’t that amazing? He doesn’t change.
We’ve all been very busy with a dozen different graduation parties to attend, heavy school wrapping up (yay!), vacations to go on, dance recitals, or just regular busy life… you’ve probably noticed the blog got a little quiet!
We definitely have busier months on here, and then slower ones. We’re always amazed at how this blog grows and changes people! Jesus works amazing things in our lives, and this is one of my favorites that He put right in my life ++ all the other JY gals’ lives. ❤
Today I (Hadassah) wanted to share how I do Bible journaling. There’s so many ways to do it, y’all! I did Bible Bee when I was younger, so my first real type of Bible journaling was just highlighting verses and memorizing things for that. I usually just used notecards to jot notes down. Some of us JY girls were in a group together several years ago (a homemaker training class taught by Julianne & Caroline’s mom) and it was super fun and I learned a TON. In that class, we memorized verses every month and took some Bible journaling notes in small little notebooks.
When I was heading into my teen years, I suddenly understood everything way better than I had as a younger child. I listened to sermons and realized how important it is to understand & memorize Scripture, plus how meaningful prayer has to be. I started highlighting in my Bible, and using the Bible Memory app more.
My sister gave me a beautiful journal for my 14th birthday last autumn, and for a while I didn’t know what to do with it! The day after Christmas was when I finally started using it for Bible journal. So yeah… a while xD
It’s a pretty simple journal, bought at Walmart, and I love the smoothness of the cover and the simple pages with a little quote in the corner. —>
So my Bible journaling isn’t all that organized- but it’s what really works for me. I love reading a chapter or two of book of the Bible every night, or sometimes every other night. When I find a verse I can really think about, then I’ll write it down (plus the date, etc.) and notes I have that go w/ it. It’s not super efficient, but I love looking back at it and adding more notes if needed. (I feel like every verse in Ephesians is that way! I learn so much from that book in the New Testament!)
Some nights I will just journal in what God’s been teaching me lately. Some nights I’ll do praises & prayers for the things given to me and the specific prayers for the people around me, or whatever’s on my mind. Some nights I’ll get arty and do a pretty verse with doodles and things. It’s just what I feel like doing oftentimes.
I think the kind of Bible journaling you do is really just what works for you! Sometimes I have to meditate on a verse all day before writing it down and jotting down notes. Some verses have so much packed into them that I can barely fit all my notes on one page, haha!
What’s your favorite way to Bible journal?
Hadassah S. ❤