We did it! We practiced the spiritual discipline of Bible journaling using the acronym POWER together for the month of August! I appreciate every email you all sent with questions, comments or prayer intentions. I appreciate every comment you all left here on The Littlest Way; it’s not always easy to share your heart on the world wide web. I appreciate the insights you shared as you journaled this month. It’s always interesting to read the same passage, but depending on what season you are in right now, it can read very differently…from person to person…or even the same person, different day. Anyway, I’m glad we did this together. We should do it again.
POWERful Bible Journaling: Psalm 23
As part of our “Family School” (we’re homeschoolers) we have memory work, Scripture Memory, Catechism and Prayers. Last year one of the Scriptures we memorized was Psalm 23. My then six year old boy blew us all away with how quickly and accurately he memorized it. One day he wanted to recite it for dad, so I called Chris in from the barn and he sat down to hear Maximilian recite Psalm 23.
Jump forward…or back…I frequently ask my children, “Why do we memorize Scripture?” The answers are varied, but one of the reasons is because the Scriptures, the Word of God, can offer us comfort and instruct us in times of need. Not only us, but we can use the Word of God to comfort or offer advice to our friends or family.
Back to my story…Chris was very impressed with Maximilian’s recitation for a couple of reasons. First, here’s this cute little guy reciting an entire Psalm. Second, Chris was going through a trying time at work and to hear his little guy reciting, “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me” was really and truly comforting to Chris at that very moment.
I pray as my children get older, these verse we have memorized will stick with them. I want this treasury of the Word of God for them to fall back on as they navigate life.
Please leave your POWERful reflections in the comments
Resources used for Bible Journaling:
My large print Bible