Bible Journal – James 1:12
If you want to hear the Lord speak to you – read His word <the Bible>, daily… Bible Journal James 1:12
James 1:12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
Let no one say when he is tempted. “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death. Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.
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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