I spent this week focused on the Word by faith art journaling. Although I used Scripture in my faith art, it’s not necessary.
What is Faith Art Journaling?
Faith art journaling is an expression of your faith through art. It’s like Bible journaling but in an art journal, notebook, or other books. It’s a form of worship designed to inspire you and encourage you to build a relationship with your Savior.
Like Bible journaling, there are no rules. However, you’ll typically be thinking of things mentioned in Philippians 4:9. “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
When I’m working in my faith art journal, I’ll typically work on a verse. However, it’s not required! The only thing that’s required is a heart for the Lord. It’s like a love letter, but written with a paint brush and may not necessarily include words or Scripture. Sometimes it just includes marks or paint splatters. As long as I’m thinking of things related to my faith, I’m faith art journaling!
How is Faith Art Journaling Different than Bible Journaling?
Faith art journaling is different than Bible journaling in a few ways:
- Bible journaling is typically done inside of a Bible. Faith art journaling is typically not done in a Bible.
- Bible journaling requires a verse that one considers prior to journaling. Faith art journaling does not always consider a verse.
- Bible journaling sometimes leads to an in-depth study of a particular Scripture.
I use the word typically a lot, because again…there are no rules.
How is Faith Art Journaling Similar to Bible Journaling?
There are many similarities between the two art forms. They both:
- Provide a means for expressing your faith
- Are a form of worship
- Help build your relationship with God
- Bring joy, peace, and healing
- Typically improve other areas of life including relationships, prayer life, and health
The benefits of faith art journaling and Bible journaling outweigh the costs. You can start either methods typcially with what you have on hand.
Faith Art Journaling Examples
Here are some of the faith art journaling entries I did this week. I used the margin elements that were left over from my Momentum printables. I don’t like to waste anything so I’ll often make bookmarks, cards, or place extra stickers in my planner. But, for today…I played with my art journal. I have to tell you that it’s such a freeing feeling and helps me de-stress after a long day. I hope you enjoy my examples!
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
And you shall set your face toward the siege of Jerusalem, with your arm bared, and you shall prophesy against the city. And behold, I will place cords upon you, so that you cannot turn from one side to the other, till you have completed the days of your siege.
“And you, take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and emmer, and put them into a single vessel and make your bread from them. During the number of days that you lie on your side, 390 days, you shall eat it.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
You looked for much, and behold, it came to little. And when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why? declares the Lord of hosts. Because of my house that lies in ruins, while each of you busies himself with his own house.
He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”
As you can see, faith art journaling is extremely simple. Of course, you can go into more detail and spend hours on a piece. That’s totally ok! I have quite a few pieces that I’m working on, but on most days I just want to keep things simple. Do you have a faith art journal? How do you use it? I’d love to know in the comments below!
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