Inktense Blocks Galaxy Painting – Deeper Still Lesson 9
Hello Everyone! Welcome to lesson 9 in Deeper Still! In this Bible Art Journaling Challenge series, we’re taking an adventure into the depths of God! Thanks for joining me in this lesson, as I paint a galaxy with Inktense Blocks as we discuss a grossly mis-quoted scripture, to ponder God’s majesty and our role as His kids.
Inktense Blocks and Pencils
It is no secret that Inktense might be my favorite art supply of all time. Inktense is just what is sounds like… intense ink. Inktense is vibrant and lovely to work with. In this lesson, I want to show you the difference between watercolor, Inktense Blocks and Inktense Pencils. Let’s get started!
If you haven’t yet signed up for this series, please do. When you sign up today, you’ll immediately get your welcome email. Then, you’ll get the latest lesson right to your email inbox, every 4 weeks! It’s a year-long, free, creative devotional!
Don’t forget to grab the resources and free download below, to join into the challenge!
Bible journaling supplies featured today
As promised, here are the supplies I featured, in this lesson. I hope they help you find anything you may want to try out. These supplies are purely optional and you are free to participate with whatever you have, using the devotional for this lesson. This post may contain affiliate links, to support you. If you make a purchase after clicking an affiliate link, this ministry gets a small commission, with no extra cost to you. You may read my full disclosure, for details. Thank you, I appreciate you partnering to help impact lives!
I used my Interleaved ESV Journaling Bible, for this lesson and the scripture for this challenge is Psalm 8…
“1 O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
2 Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
to still the enemy and the avenger.
3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
4 what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?
5 Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings[b]
and crowned him with glory and honor.
6 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under his feet,
7 all sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,
8 the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
9 O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!”
I realize this lesson is deep and requires a sense of understanding of the bigger picture in scripture, to understand it’s truth. But I must be bold at times, to speak my heart clearest and cannot always tell a full story in such a short time together. I will trust God to fill you in on the detail as I make myself available for sharing this part of the picture.
Today I want the message to ring clear. If you have accepted Jesus to be your Lord and Savior, you have some rights (as His adopted kid) and some responsibilities, (that come with being an heir).
We have a right as God’s kid, to be loved unconditionally by Him and to step into breakthrough He paid a price for us to access. We have a responsibility as God’s kid, to things which we get a glimpse into in Psalm 8. I want to challenge you today to ask God what you can do this week, to step further into supporting God’s desires for your life.
We are His ambassadors here on earth and with an ear listening to His heartbeat, we can do that one thing which makes an impact for His Kingdom. We can display how majestic the God in us is, when we pray for someone in need, give food to the poor, care for the hurting, or love those who don’t deserve it. We can be the hands and feet of Jesus in a practical way and display His majesty.
So today, please ask God… “What can I do this week, to show your majesty to the world around me?” Then listen, and put things to action! Then, make it a lifestyle to press in for more of this pattern in life. It will impact more than those around you. It will change the depth of your relationship with God and that’s what this series is all about.
Would you like to say yes to God?
I have this question for you. What would stop you from saying yes to Jesus? Is there really anything worthwhile to lose in giving Him a chance? Perhaps you have in the past and have fallen away, or perhaps you have never truly known Him. Would you let me lead you into the beginning of a life filled with God’s grace and joy?
It is simple. You can just repeat this prayer to God, after me and believe it in your heart. There is no magic in the words, it is about starting a relationship with your Creator who loves you more than you can ever comprehend.
God, I acknowledge that you are real and sent your Son Jesus to die on the cross for me. I admit that I have not always done the right things and have made mistakes. Despite trying to be a good person, I have make mistakes and sinned. So, I need your help. Will you come and wash me clean? Will you come be the Lord of my life and my best friend? I accept you into my heart and welcome you to show me how to live my life in the most beautiful way possible. I give you my life and ask you to make it new. I want to trade my best efforts at this life, for your amazing destiny for my life.
If you just repeated that after me, let me be the first to welcome you into God’s family! The Bible says that when you do what you just did, that all the angels of heaven rejoice. That means heaven is having a party right now to celebrate your decision! What a great start to joining God’s family!
Please let me know in the comments below if you have made a decision to invite Jesus into your life today or renew your relationship with Him. I would love to celebrate with you! I want to also encourage you to please find some local Christians and let them know about your new decision, so they can be a friend to you in this new season of your wonderful life with God.
I used a few colors to paint a galaxy with Inktense Blocks. Here are the specific colors I used, found in the 24 set of Inktense Blocks. You find the same colors in the 24 set of Inktense Pencils and every larger set of Inktense Blocks, or Inktense Pencils, would also include all these colors. You could do the same project with what you have, or use Inktense like I did.
Inktense Blocks colors I used:
- Sea Blue
- Deep Indigo
- Bright Blue
- Iris Blue
- Apple Green
- Antique White
As a reference, I also wanted to show you a photo of the Gansai Tambi Watercolor, Inktense Blocks and Inktense Pencils comparison. I hope you found it helpful in the video!
I’d love to hear from you in the comments below! If you’re new here, we have lots of helpful people in our community who pop into the comments and share ideas and thoughts you may want to check out. If you’ve not seen lesson one yet, I encourage you to start at the beginning so we can go on a journey together in this free 12-part devotional series. It’s not too late to join in, (it never is!) and I’d rather you start anywhere, than not at all.
Join me in this Bible Art Journaling Challenge
You can find answers to most any question you may have about participating in this challenge, on the Bible Art Journaling Challenge page and learn more about this devotional series, on the Deeper Still page which holds the lesson archive, supplies list and and how to join in!
Be sure to head over to our Facebook group, to chat about this Bible Art Journaling Challenge and get started on your own creativity!
Many of you ask if it is okay to share these posts with your friends. Please share! It is a simple way you can partner with me to impact lives. And remember, you can join this challenge any date you wish. The community is always growing and you are welcome to participate whenever you want!
Thanks for joining me. Please take a moment and comment below! I’d love to hear from you!
You are loved. x
*Scripture quoted and artwork completed in the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.