Everywhere I turn, whatever I read leads me to dig deeper in my relationship with God.
When I was a scrapbooker I got to know Shanna Noel's work and blog.
After I decided to give scrapbooking a break, I kept on reading her blog along with a few others.
She is a very talented lady but she is also a very inspirational lady in terms of faith.
She now hosts this series on her blog called "Faith illustrated" and has created a Facebook group I joined three month ago.
This group is amazing. Women from all over the world share their process of relating to the Word in many creative ways.
They journal in their Bible and have a real relationship with the Word, in their own way, using their creativity to build their relationship.
When I found the group, I was struck.
Could it be that God had me develop my creative gifts just so that I would one day find this group and use my creativity to praise Him and get closer to Him?
This sounds insane but it could be true.
I have always been a note taker and that idea of journaling in my Bible using my scrapbook supplies really appealed to me.
I have created a little set of supplies I thought would be handy and quick to get to (which is not an easy thing, considering the mess on my table and the amount of scrapbooking supplies I own!!) and I started on this new journey.
I got a English SV journaling Bible from Amazon.
Funny, I know, how God seems to always speaks to me in English. Ever since I started this journey everything I read, every sermon I heard that truly touched me was in english.
I even pray in English most of the time and I memorize many verses in english.
I guess that's God's language for me!
So , when I have this extra time and this great need of spending some special time with God, I pull out some supplies and dig deep into the Word and what it means to me.
As I read the Scripture I let it nourish my creativity.
I always say that scrapbooking or sewing, creating, it is like "meditation in action". And it is .
It pleases me and makes my soul sing! And when I create I am in a state of abandonment, a kind of true worship. It is my way of praising God.
The 2 pages I am showing here are centered on the same topic: perspective.
Faith is not a matter of seeing but of trusting and a way of experiencing life. When I walk in faith I deliberatly CHOOSE to see God's face in my everyday life and I seek His perspective rather than mine.
See, He writes the story, but I get to choose how I experience this story.
This shift of perspective is essential if you are seeking JOY.
It is a daily task I assign to myself, a daily fight to let go of my perspective and to embrace each experience as a gift.
Are you a note taker? Would you dare to write in your Bible?
I am sending you much love!