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In this post, you will find helpful tips, resources, and ideas on beginning Bible journaling as a beginner.

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How to begin Bible Journaling as a beginner couldn’t be easier or more fun. In this post, I will help you to understand the following: Where do you begin? Are you doing it correctly? & What equipment do you need? And that’s to start with. How often do you journal? What should you journal? & Why journalling can help you in your walk with God.

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What Is Bible Journaling?

Bible journalling is really easy to start. It is a fun and creative way of making your Bible time more colorful.

Bible journaling could be seen as just doodling in your Bible by some. However, I like to think of it as the art of making your Bible more personal and unique to you.

Bible journling is the art of making your Bible personal and unique to you. As well as writing down your thoughts, feelings and reflections that you recieve from the Word!

Gemma Van Der Westhuizen – Mama and The Word

It will help you highlight and learn different scriptures or verses that stand out to you in The Bible. It can also help you to improve your mood, reduce your stress levels as well as increase creativity.

Although not fully researched, coloring can also help people who suffer from anxiety, depression, and poor mood. See more HERE.

What Are The Benefits Of Bible Journaling As A Beginner?

Bible journaling can help with the following.

  • Getting creativity
  • Improving mood
  • Focusing on creating your relationship with God
  • Helping to destress
  • Focusing on certain scripture
  • Connecting with the word of God

Basic Equipment Needed For Your Bible Journaling?

You will need the following supplies to get started with Bible Journaling, but once you begin, the list is endless as to what you can use to add individuality to your Bible.

Bible or Notebook

So, to begin with, you will need a Bible or Notebook. The Bible will need to have wide side margins for your notes or art. You can even purchase Bibles that already have designs in them for your to color.

Just remember that you really can’t go wrong as it is your own personal creation. You can find many helpful ideas for creating their journaling designs on Pinterest, Instagram, or Blogs.

There are some really great examples of Bible Journaling, and one of my favorites is

She does some lovely designs and has free printables to help you as well as video tutorials too.

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Pens, Pencils & Paint

Whether you choose pens, pencils, or paint, you will have lots of fun adding color to the word. It really will lift your spirits as well as your understanding of His word. See some of my favorites below.

Collage & Other Embellishments

You can choose from so many different items to add to your Bible Journal, whether stickers, stamps, paper, or cards. You could also use pieces of fabric, felt, ribbons and thread too if you wish.

The thing is, you can customize and personalize your Bible in any way you want. No two will look the same, and I think this is what I love the most about it. It is a true creation to honor God’s word through your eyes.

How To Begin Your Bible Journaling As A Beginner?

So, to begin with, find a verse that you can practice until you gain confidence with your Bible Journaling skills.

Read the verse and then re-read it a few times, pulling out the most important information, words, or feelings that you receive from the passage.

Think about how you want to depict that in your art or word. You can do this in the form of stencils, freehand drawing, lettering, or even some college.

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how to begin bible journaling as a beginner
In this post, you will find helpful tips, resources, and ideas on beginning Bible journaling as a beginner.

What Are Some Cues You Can Use That Help With Bible Journaling?

If you are beginning with a blank page journal, then the task can be a little more difficult to start with, but you can use some of the questions below to get you started with your creative journaling.

  • Why is God calling you?
  • What is He calling you to do?
  • What is your favorite verse?
  • Do you feel God’s LOVE?
  • What do you need God’s guidance on? Where or for what?
  • Do you trust God with your life? Or are you struggling?
  • What are your favorite songs with scripture in it?
  • Do you need forgiveness? or do you need to forgive someone?
  • What are you questioning? Life, love, money, work
  • Why are you thankful? What are you thankful for?

What You Can Learn From Bible Journaling As A Beginner?

I love Bible journaling. Making my Bible more unique and individual. Being creative and expressive whilst in the word is amazing.

It’s a way for me to spend time in the presents of God doing something that I enjoy. I also enjoy being creative and free. It allows me to unwind and destress or praise and rejoice after whatever the day has given me, and I can share that with God too.

It’s something that I can also share with my children as a relaxing way to pass the time doing a craft together whilst also discussing the word. We can sit together and talk about all sorts of things in a calm and relaxing way.

It doesn’t feel like hard work or a task as it is so enjoyable to do, and I take the word in more in this way. Journaling helps to focus my attention on one part of scripture or a particular verse. It helps me think and meditate on that part in detail as I work out my plan and design.

It is as unique as God made me. How does Bible Journaling make you feel? Have you tried Bible Journaling yet? If so, did you enjoy it? Let me know in the comments below!

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I am so excited to see where this new journey takes me. It is another leap of faith, but it is a leap that I know that He wants me to take.

And whilst I don’t always feel qualified to talk about God. I know that He will equip me with whatever I need to Glorify His holy name.

If you want to read more about your purpose as a new Christian woman, then check out this post Why You Don’t Need To Be Perfect To Become A Christian.


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