Bible Journaling: Genesis 1 – The Creation

In the beginning…famous words, beautiful words. Creation is beautiful. Creation implies a Creator. The concept is simple. God has a way of using the foolish things to confound the wise. The idea that all creatures were created by God (and that humans were created in His image) gives dignity, worth, and purpose to each and every one of us… something people seem to be in desperate need of today. God knew beforehand that the theory of evolution would rise up and He even tried to warn us about it in His word. The book of Genesis was written by Moses long before Jesus came to earth and certainly long before Charles Darwin wrote his book, “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life”. In Genesis, God repeats a simple phrase over and over. Do you know what that phrase is?  It is, “after his kind”. It seems He wanted to drive that point home to anyone willing to listen…even before the theory of evolution was founded.

Every time Genesis tells us that a creature was created, it says that it brought forth creatures after his kind. This means that each type of creature could only bring forth creatures that were of its own kind. I always used to wonder why God would repeat himself over an over. I believe now it was because He knew beforehand so many would be fooled by the theory of evolution and h=He wanted to set us straight! In celebration of this, I did some bible journaling in Genesis 1.  The video is below. If you’d like more information on the science of creation you can find many scholarly articles at https://www.icr.org and https://www.answersingenesis.org. I particularly like the “That’s a Fact” videos on the ICR website.

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Bible Journaling Psalm 24:1 KJV

Psalm 24:1 KJV The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

When I read this verse, it made me think of the song, “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.” So, of course, I wanted an image of the earth. That’s when I thought of using my Creative Devotion rub ons because it has an aqua color circle that could easily double for the earth. Next, I drew on the land and then stamped some cute little faces around the “earth” from a stamp set called, “Stick Family” by Stampabilities. I am not able to find the stamp set online anymore, but I originally purchased it at a Hobby Lobby store. Enjoy the video above and don’t forget to see the products below that!

 

The products I used on this project ( I am an Amazon and DaySpring affiliate):

American Crafts 2 Sheets Rub-ONS Creative Devotion:  https://amzn.to/2wUaMhM

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KJV, Journal the Word Bible, Cloth over Board, Green Floral, Red Letter Edition: Reflect, Journal, or Create Art Next to Your Favorite Verses:  on Amazon at https://amzn.to/2CSpig3, or on DaySpring:  http://shrsl.com/1hy52

Bible Journaling Luke 16:31

Bible Journaling is something that is new to me.  Adding images to my bible to illustrate what a verse means to me really helps me to remember and cement these ideas and verses in my heart and mind.  I hope they can provide insight, illumination, or encouragement to others.  My journaling bible was purchased from Dayspring.com.  You can get it from Amazon also. (I am an affiliate for Amazon and DaySpring). It  has large margins for notes and so on, which I prefer because I don’t like covering up the Word of God.  Anyway, the verse is Luke 16:31 which tells about a rich man and poor man and what happens to them when they die.  Check out my YouTube video to hear more and see my illustrations.  Have a great day!

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KJV, Journal the Word Bible, Cloth over Board, Green Floral, Red Letter Edition: Reflect, Journal, or Create Art Next to Your Favorite Verses:  on Amazon at https://amzn.to/2CSpig3 or on DaySpring:  http://shrsl.com/1hy52