I was familiar with Bible stories but I didn’t necessarily understand how the Word of God should inform my everyday life. Maybe you can relate?
I didn’t connect with scripture until I started using my colored pens and post-its in my Bible. A few years later I discovered Bible Journaling. When I began incorporating my favorite art supplies in my study time, Bible Study and devotional time became FUN and even more MEANINGFUL!
“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”
― Albert Einstein
I don’t know about you but that quote cracks me up! I definitely knew a lot of facts but I didn’t really know Jesus, I didn’t understand grace and I didn’t quite understand how scriptures were supposed to inform or transform my life. I guess I was a fool.
Why Bible Journaling? It helps us learn and remember what we read!
Reading for the sake of reading doesn’t help us if we’re not understanding the heart of God. We don’t have to be scholars to read or understand scriptures. I want to make sure I say this at least once: The Holy Spirit is our teacher and He gives us understanding.
Start by praying then take the time to understand how you learn. It could be a turning point for you, take your learning to the next level, and reduce your struggle with your devotional time.
According to scientists, Fleming and Mills, humans have three basic learning styles – Visual (V), Auditory (A), Kinesthetic (K).
Some of us learn and retain information faster by seeing words and pictures making webinars and YouTube the perfect place for them to learn new skills (V), others learn by listening to a teacher speak so they listen to podcasts or audio books (A), while others need a hands-on experience (K) to really process information. And, the more senses are engaged, the better our learning and retention will be. That’s good news.
Bible journaling engages all three of the learning styles. It’s no wonder it has taken off for people who once declared they couldn’t study or understanding the Bible. Now we have new opportunities to approach, experience, and understand the Word in a fun way.
FREE DOWNLOADS that may help you start Bible Journaling.
If you’d like to explore Bible journaling here are two things I created to help you get started or, at the very least, help you look at the Word with fresh eyes:
1. Click on the image below to download a free copy of Five Steps to getting started with Bible study and Bible journaling.
2. For those of you who may not know what you need to start Bible Journaling, I created a free downloadable PDF file that might give you some ideas.
I hope this helps you explore new ways to study. If you area already comfortable with Bible Study but you need some tips on Bible Journaling then you might want to also download Illustrated Faith’s 7 steps to Bible Journaling.
The materials you use aren’t as important as understanding God’s Word. The materials simply make Bible Journaling FUN!
If you are new to Bible Journaling and you’d like some help finding my favorite materials I’ve created a page just for you. These are products that I actually use and love. When you shop from these links you don’t pay anything extra but you are helping to support my teaching ministry so I thank you in advance! I hope this helps.
You might also like this article about Bible Study and Devotionals.
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