Why Color In Your Bible?
I have been reflective of our group and what we are doing here. Let’s face it, it is a gift to dance through color with the Holy Spirit on a daily basis. Today the Lord reminded me that what we are doing here isn’t just coloring and painting. We have the chance to love people to the cross, through the Arts.
Selah. Pause and reflect on that.
Think on this, we get to enter into the creative space of color and form and share our experiences ---- allowing a space for a non intimidating conversation to take place, where Jesus is met with fresh eyes. The colorful experience becomes a table to share , break bread, and feed His children.
With fresh eyes, at a colorful table that is brand new, Jesus is experienced , not as the condemnation of past church experiences that leave us scarred. Not through the judgement and condemnation of a religious spirit. Not through the relationship our parents had with church and Jesus.
We Get to splash people with His colorful love. What we are doing here isn’t just a personal journey. What we should be doing here is winning souls for the Kingdom. What we should be doing is evangelizing His love on a very dark, broken world. What we get to do, is use color to get the conversation started.
I am asking us all to respond to a call to action.
How will you share your Bible and the wonders found within it with your brother or sister that don’t know Christ?
How can we march out this creative army into the world in 2019?
How do we respond to the calling to reach all nations?
A thought: Our Psalms Study has all of the visual instruction you need to start a journaling group in your community. Please use the doodles and the videos found on this site and incorporate a weekly Bible study -paired with our creative aspect- in your churches and homes. Could we all reach a whole new population?
We are doing more here than coloring. Let’s brainstorm together how to start “the conversation” with color... how can 2022 be a year that His creative army took up arms and changed the world?
Is It OK To Color In My Bible?
This is the single, biggest question I am asked....here are my thoughts.
I have a study Bible, my best friend Bible, that I have worked out of for years. It is dog-eared and worn, well loved and has seen me through many a trial.
I DO NOT JOURNAL IN MY BEST FRIEND!
I purchase old Bibles in Good Will to journal in. I always look for a different version to explore and I watch for thick, juicy pages that will support the weight of water and different mediums. (Older Bibles have gorgeous paper weight!)
In these treasures I journal my heart and the visual conversation that I am having with Jesus and it enhances my spiritual growth.
There are some that will not deface the Word of God- I get it - that is still so OK! Grab a heavy weight journal and work out of a journal!! The idea is daily conversation, not where the conversation takes place.
I allow a no judgement zone in my groups, use what you are comfortable. If Jesus meets us where we are, how can me do otherwise?
What Are The Advantages Of Bible Journaling?
Imagine a new way to engage with Scripture, where you use all of your senses to delight in the Word of God, and experience Him in ways you have never imagined. Through color and creativity the scriptures come alive within the confines of your Bible or journal.
The science behind this: One can not reach greater thoughts and create new thought patterns by “thinking harder”. The right brain offers intuition and inspiration.he left brain color and creativity. When the right brain, and left brain, UNITE in study, revelation springs forth.
FORGET ABOUT RIGHT AND WRONG!!! Art and creativity are an experience.
Can you experience an amusement park wrong?
Can you experience a sunset wrong?
This thing we are doing is about experiencing the presence of God is a whole new way. You can not do this wrong.
We will do this together.
"...'Ok I love u Lisa more than words because u have always encouraged me to paint and draw to express myself but have to say I have zero talent and I know this but you have worked with me time after time and the true gift is that the scriptures are staying in my head and heart like never before. My depictions are not the best but do help me to remember those Important words. Here is to those who feel they have zero talent in this genre...draw, trace, paint, copy, use pictures from a book, napkins, articles, flowers (real and fake) and I promise u before time you will be amazed at how much u have learned and also how proud you are of yourself for what u have done. I was shown all this by Lisa and she gave me the confidence I needed to start and continue on this Psalms journey and you are not too late, there is always time to start this project or journey just say u need help and we are there to help..." -Suzy