Bible Journal – Ephesians 2:8
If you want to hear the Lord speak to you – read His word <the Bible>, daily… Bible Journal Ephesians 2:8
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God.
First of all, we cannot earn our way into heaven. If you admit you are a sinner, and believe in God, that he died on a cross for your sins, and will commit your life to him – then you can be saved. You have to ask him into your heart. This is you accepting the gift that he has given you, which is a life of a Christian. All you have to do, is accept his gift.
The verses after this say, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
This tells us that we can’t get to heaven on our good works. You can be an upright and good citizen, but you won’t get to heaven until you accept God into your life. After you accept Him, then you are to do good works so others will see Christ in you!!!
I use an ESV Bible with space for journaling
Eraser (affiliate link) or
Kneaded eraser (affiliate link)
Micron Pens (affiliate link)
Prismacolor Colored Pencils (affiliate link) or your brand of choice
optional – blending pencil (affiliate link)
optional – sharpener (affiliate link)
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Insert a piece of cardstock behind the page you are working on. This keeps the pages behind it nice and tidy.
Draw your pattern in the journaling column on the same page as your scripture. You can trace a free downloadable pattern also. Trace or draw with a pencil. Download the free pattern from my resource library. (get the password to the library in the form at the bottom of this post)!
You can also use word, pages, or canva to print out your verse in different fonts.
Next, use your micron pen in black or any other color, and trace your pencil markings.
After that, you need to erase the pencil marks. Be very cautious not to tear or crumple the page.
At this point, you are ready to color in your design with your colored pencils. I found that the prismacolors are the very best ones to use. They make for a much smoother look because they have a soft core. To get a more colorful look, get the bigger pack with more varieties of color. The 72 pack includes a gold and a silver, but the smaller pack will suffice.
For example, on a leaf, use a lighter green, then transition to a darker green.
A blending pencil is a great tool to blend your colors together.
Contemplate on God’s Word and what He is trying to tell you, or how He is trying to comfort you, or what direction He is leading you in, all while you are coloring.
Coloring is very therapeutic and calming. Do not try to be perfect. This is YOUR WORK OF ART. Glorify God with it.
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