5.04.2012

Scripture Journal (RDJ Link-Up) 5/5/12



This journal I am sharing today is one that I started in the early days of my Christian walk, when the Word became alive to me. Although it is not my own words, it is filled with pages I love. I love to meditate on His Word and write and re-write Scripture. Some of the swirly word designs are so reflective of my mind in the sense that the Holy Spirit does call forth the Word and it swims through my mind, alive, active and powerful...useful. It also triggers songs that glorify God. This journal is so near and dear to my heart as I would sit and ponder as I wrote, read and contemplated. As you will see, 1 John was ministering strongly to me, as God did deep surgery on my newly converted heart. Actually God was using each of these verses to teach me...Hope you enjoy a peek into this "Scripture Journal". 
(The dates range @ 1997-1999)

 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16

This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time," declares the LORD. "I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
Jeremiah 31:33


























8 comments:

  1. WOW! I so love the creativity that goes into your journal writing! In our ministry school we had to forcefully encourage our students that it was OK and GOOD to draw during our meditation on scripture times. Such freedom to step out of the line upon line business. Ha!

    ReplyDelete
  2. That is an amazing journal...I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Dawn! i love this! I must say my journals are filled with lots of longhand on lines and plenty of typed pages of studies and teaching lessons. I have some pages that I did artistically like this - when on retreat, this is how I would mark my time. I have some pages from a retreat I did at a place in Mystic, Conn. - a hop, skip, and jump from you! Many years ago . . .

    I would love for us to consider doing a circle journal to this effect perhaps next year - as the Lord tarries - and I can share how it is planned and goes forth. We'd need 10 people to participate and a central organizer. We'd need to invite people by the end of October and everyone would start to prep their own journals in January - then, mail out to the next name on the list by the first of Feb. We'd all get our journals back by Thanksgiving to enjoy over the holidays. Perhaps we could each choose a different chapter, verse, or book of the Bible as our journal theme - then, everyone does a spread artistically representing an aspect of that theme. Use whatever media art/collage you'd like.

    I would love another circle journal for next year and had thought about starting one. If you're really interested . . .

    Pray about it and let's see!
    Joy!
    Kathy

    ReplyDelete
  4. Seriously cool! I love the use of variously colored markers, which appeal to my artistic soul. I've often covered whole sheets with words--like the all the Names of God in scripture, promises, etc. but those are just doodles done while sitting at retreats, in church. Not in my journals. Hmmm. These RDJ are such great ways to open us to new ways of journaling.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Seriously cool! I love the use of variously colored markers, which appeal to my artistic soul. I've often covered whole sheets with words--like the all the Names of God in scripture, promises, etc. but those are just doodles done while sitting at retreats, in church. Not in my journals. Hmmm. These RDJ are such great ways to open us to new ways of journaling.

    ReplyDelete
  6. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  7. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love how you allow God to speak to you through His Word in such colorful phrases and phases of your walk in faith. Thank you for allowing us to glimpse that journey. It was beautiful...just as you are! Thank you.

    ReplyDelete

walk along the shore with me and leave your footprints in the sand-
I'm listening, friend...in November I will not be replying so often, but instead slip quietly over to your place for a visit. ;)