Bible Journal – John 8:12
If you want to hear the Lord speak to you – read His word <the Bible>, daily… Bible Journal John 8:12
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying. “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
For those times when you are walking in darkness, turn to the Lord. Jesus will give you the light of life. He is the one true way. Follow him. He is the light of the world!
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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