One of the most searched topics here at The Littlest Way is Bible journaling. One of the most common emails I receive is, “Thank you for being real about your Bible journaling,” (Bible Journaling Tips for the Hesitant) or “Thank you for showing me how to do this without having to buy a new Bible,” (Bible Journaling When You Don’t Have a Journaling Bible). So many people see the beautiful artwork others are creating in their Bibles and assume if there’s doesn’t look the same, they must not be an artist…not so, not so. We are all gifted with out own unique way of Bible journaling. We also need to remember the purpose of Bible journaling and Bible study…to grow in closer friendship with God. It’s this “closer friendship with God” I want to consider today.
*UPDATE: I’ve written a book, Bible Journaling Tips, Inspiration and Permission, to encourage and inspire you in your Bible journaling!
Bible Journaling Printables
If you poke around here at The Littlest Way, it won’t take you long to notice I love my Bible, especially my large print one. And although I do own an official “Journaling Bible,” lots of you don’t and since they are out of print, lots of you won’t. And even if they were still in print, some of you would contentedly stick with the Bible you already own. I totally get that. But sometimes, when I write about Bible journaling, I feel like the kid at the school lunch table with a bag of cookies while everyone else is staring at me crunching on their celery; I’m sure it’s just me thinking everyone or actually anyone even thinks about me. Anyway…
I want us to read our Bibles together. I want us to learn together and grow in closer friendship with God together. Now obviously we’re all in different seasons and places in our lives, but we can all read and learn and grow together in our special way God has called us to. Meg already has a fantastic Bible Reading Plan–two actually so take your pick and print one out! And while learning my new computer, I was inspired to create some Bible journaling printable pages for us to use. I’ve already started using them and already LOVE them!
If you are looking for a way to become a little better organized and more focused and intentional in your daily Bible reading, I think you will love these Bible journaling printables as well.
There are four printables pages included in this set. The first is “Daily Bible Journaling Reflections.” These will be your daily pages to record the verse or verses that stood out to you, the prayer or conversation between you and God, prayer requests and gratitude list. The next page is a “Topical Study” page. It has a place to write the topic you are studying such as “love” or “mercy.” It also has room to list synonyms for that word and then a chart to list the verse location and actual verse. (The recent 31 Days posts on Bible Quotes about ….would be a great place to start a topical study.) There are “Character Traits of God” and “Character Traits of Jesus” pages too. There’s room on those pages to write the trait or characteristic of God or Jesus and then the verse location. For example, I was reading in Psalm 27 today. Verses 1 and 4 used the words “light, salvation, stronghold and beautiful” to describe God. I listed those on this page with the reference to Psalm 27. And then finally, I included a blank page labeled, “Notes and Doodles.” This page is for whatever you need it for. For some who don’t have a journaling Bible or don’t want to journal in their Bibles, this page is for you…get creative. Or take this space to just write your heart out to God: questions, concerns, more prayer requests, more gratitude…anything!
I designed the pages in four different color options: Primary, Brights, Pastel or Black and White. These are totally free for email subscribers to The Littlest Way. Not a subscriber yet? No worries, just click here to subscribe.
If you’re excited about these free Bible Journaling printables, check out my Prayer Journal printables! And please let me know how you are using these.
Here are some links to my favorite Bible journaling supplies: