Bible Art Journaling Challenge Week 6 – Love Is
Welcome to week 6 of the 2015 Bible Art Journaling Challenge!
This week I dove in to a very fun and completely different type of creativity than previous weeks. I think you’re going to love it! If you’ve felt intimidated by previous weeks or afraid to start, this is your week!
Last week we covered John 3:16, talking about how God loved us first. About His love for us. This week, I wanted to move on to what our love for each other is defined as in the Bible. What IS love and how DO we do this thing while on a life journey that clearly does not start with perfection? How do we love each other well and not expect more out of ourselves than our very best in whatever season we find ourselves? Watch my video below and then head over to our Facebook Group and/or Google+ Community, to chat about this weeks Bible Art Journaling Challenge and get started on your own page!
This week’s scripture is 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a which says (in my NASB translation),
“4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails…“
As I mentioned in my video, it can be so easy to beat ourselves up when we look at this scripture. As humans, we can judge ourselves with such intensity that our loving Father God must look on with sadness! He LOVES us deeply. He is proud of us like any loving father is of their kids. We get this great honor to model our love for each other, after God’s love and He is the ultimate example. He does not expect us to be perfect or get it right the first time. When a child rides a bike, they L-E-A-R-N to ride through practice. Practice, practice, practice. So our journey of love looks. We apply these beautiful traits of love toward those around us and sometimes we “fall off the bike”. Our job is to get back on the bike and try again. And again. And again. Until we have perfected the love. How is it even possible to be so perfect? We are made perfect in Him. Without God, it is impossible to do this thing called love. Have you ever tried to bear all things or not take a wrong suffered into account with someone you “love”? We’re all on a journey. Let us find joy in the process and hope in our Savior King Jesus.
Let’s look at this creative Bible Art Journaling Challenge as a great time to sow in to the perfecting of our love for those around us. To meditate on what God’s Word says, let it wash over our souls and renew our minds. And then, let us forgive ourselves so we can start fresh when we need to. Every day should be new. It’s our choice if we bring yesterday’s trouble into today. But why would we do a silly thing like that if we can stand up, jump around and let all the dust of yesterday drop on to the floor for an extra dose of jumping on. Go on… jump on it. Then have a private laugh that yesterday doesn’t have anything on your future and get started loving deeper than ever.
How does this passage of scripture speak to you? Let me know in the comments below.
How about the creative technique I showed you this week? It is so fun! I realize you may not be able to go buy everything and try it right away but I knew you might enjoy learning how to do this if you haven’t before! Love is beautiful when it hits the Light. Just like my foiling on paper! Take a look through the scriptures and take this opportunity to divert away from what I am teaching if you like and try some creative technique you adore, right on your Bible page to help seal in your heart what love is. This is your creative journey. Enjoy learning from me and even more so, enjoy your creative process with God. Who cares if it is perfect! I’ve got news for you. God will be SO proud to put YOUR art on His fridge! 🙂
You can find answers to most any question you may have about the challenge over on my Bible Art Journaling Challenge page.
As promised, here are the supplies I featured in this weeks video which you can click on to view or purchase. I hope it helps you find anything you may want to try out.
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- I really like the ESV Journaling Bible with faint lines in the 2 inch wide margin and cream paper color.
- I love my imitation leather, NASB Note-Taker’s Bible (top left Bible below), which is free of lines in the wide and bottom margin with white paper.
- All give extra room for creativity.
- You can also join in with a Bible you already have, or even an art journal like the art journals I recommend.
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You are loved. x