Why just read the word when you can experience much more from it by applying its lessons in your life? Bible journaling is an incredible way of getting more involved and applying the Bible’s principles you learn in your life. There’s so much to gain from using these lessons to move forward in your life. Start bible journaling and nurture a stronger relationship with God while reading and reflecting on His word.
We offer a free printable guided bible study journal. If you are not sure how to start bible journalling then you have come to the right place!
From the incredible symbolism woven into words, the sweeping arcs of the psalms, to the beauty of Jesus’ words in the gospels, the Bible isn’t your conventional book. It’s a library of spiritual proverbs, instruction, history, poetry, and literature. It’s also a solace where you can seek inspiration or help to go through a difficult situation in life. Bible journaling is an excellent outlet that can help you concentrate and remember the scriptures you read. Besides, having a bible journal to scribble in as you relate to the scriptures can help you overcome the trying times.
What is Bible journaling?
Bible journaling is the practice of responding to the scriptural text in a creative way through arts, notes, and prayers. It can also be inspiring and gorgeous artwork featuring Bible verses, heartfelt words of praise, and encouraging sentiments. These messages of faith will catch your eye and interest. Furthermore, bible journaling can also be viewed as a way to:
- Record your bible notes
- Record your journey as you study the word
- Document your personal study of the word of God
- Pray or memorize and meditate the word
- Experience deep love and appreciation for the scriptures
- An act of worship
- Build a stronger relationship with God
- Relieve stress
Bible Journaling Kit
To complete your bible verse journal you will need the following:
Bible Journaling Supplies
- Free printable scripture journal (click below to print)
- Paper to print on
- A binder to put the journal into unless you simply staple it together.
How to make a bible journal notebook?
You can turn the ready-made bible verse journal below into a notebook by having it bound at your local office supplies store.
Bible Journaling Ideas
When you hear of keeping a bible journal or a devotional journal, you might think of arts to cover the text of the pages. But that doesn’t have to be the case. So if you’re wondering how to start your bible journaling journey, here are a few ideas to help you with that:
Print a Guided Bible Study Journal Template
Use a readymade journal.
A readymade bible journal acts as a workbook or worksheet to help you start your journaling experience. It serves as a guide enabling you to figure out the approach to begin your journey. The journal offers guidelines on the best ways of studying the scriptures and how to apply them in your day-to-day life. Furthermore, it has tags, labels, or even themed pictures you can use to note or draw the inspirations you get from reading the word of God.
Use a blank notebook or journaling bibles.
You can use a notebook to write down your notes. Blank notebooks are available in different shapes and sizes to suit your needs. Moreover, some bibles are explicitly designed with margins where you can scribble your notes in. It might feature thicker papers and margins twice the size of the conventional Bibles. However, this can have a disadvantage if you want to write more. That’s because you may end up writing or drawing all over the pages. This can make it difficult for you to understand the passages and notes.
Create a Christian journal
You can use the back of each page or add additional blank pages to your journal to keep a diary to record the moments you felt that God was present in your life. This will help you build a healthier relationship with God.
What is a scripture journal?
A scripture journal is a record of the spiritual lessons you learn as you study the word of God. It’s where you document the growth of your testimony of the Bible’s principles. It can also serve as your valuable spiritual legacy you can leave for your generations to learn from and about you long after you’re gone.
How To Bible Journal
Bible journaling has no rules about how to use it-it’s a personal process, which has no right or wrong. In fact, you don’t have to be artistic to keep a bible journal. You can simply use the free printable bible journal. You can keep the document in the journal that you read every time you open that inspiration book.
Here are simple ways of bible journaling:
- Write the scripture word-for-word or paraphrase it in your words
- Add a different bible version
- Do verse mapping of the scripture you’re reading
- Make a list of the key attributes, places, people, or things in the verse you’re studying
- Write a prayer about it
The free printable bible study journal template includes bible journal prompts.
Bible journaling tip
- The experience shouldn’t become a chore that you do to simply check it off a list. It should be something you enjoy and personal praise and worship practice.
- Use a journal template instead of starting from scratch and wondering what to write each day.
If you would like us to add more Christian journals then please leave a comment below.