Towards the end of last year I was asked to create a piece of artwork as a present for the new grandparents. It was then that I realised I had an opportunity to use my creative talents to illustrate God’s word. It’s strange how just changing the way I read and used scripture, it suddenly became alive. I loved being able to create and think about the words as I put pen to paper.
While it seemed so simple, it was the perfect way to raise money towards my mission trip. And although those plans have been put on hold for this year, I trust that sometime in the near future, I will be able to use that money for God’s work somewhere that needs it.
I really enjoyed creating artwork for people, and thought I’d share them further. It’s another reminder of the truths that God has promised. I also wrote out some song lyrics, and the occasional quote. Even better, it is the best way to personalise cards and add a special ‘homemade’ touch to letters.
One of the things I’d like to spend time doing this year is ‘bible journalling’. This craze seems to have taken the Pinterest world by storm, and while the end products look amazing, I’m intrigued by the new method of delving deeper into God’s word. I feel like I can use the skills I honed while creating these pieces to dive into scripture this year. I think that one of the most brilliant things about it is that it combines creativity with the Word – something which on face value, can be difficult to relate to, or find a way of accessing it.
Here are the last couple of scriptures that I want to share with you today, and I hope that they may inspire you to think about the way you read God’s word, or how you can use that creativity that is inside everyone to learn something new.
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