Monday’s Musings #121 & Creatively Studying the Word


Over the years my lessons learned from the Lord have become creative in design when note taking. I used to just write but now I write, draw and use color. I like that the Lord has moved me to be more visual in my lessons. Here is how I creatively study the Word.

1. Drawing pad/Unlined notebook. An unlined notebook works well. A drawing pad would work, too. Or just plain paper in a binder. You just need space to work with.

2.  Colored Pens. I use these for words I want to highlight in writing scripture. I write the rest in pencil or black ink.

3. Colored Pencils. I use these to highlight points or to color in spaces. I also use them to draw pictures that help me visualize what I am learning.

4. Word Pictures. As I am working through a passage in the Bible, I think about how I can add more to depth to the Word by adding visuals. I love seeing how these comes together as I begin to study the Word. God’s Word just becomes more alive and tangible.

I’ve taken a photo of one of my study sheets to show you what I do. (Click on it to enlarge it if you like.) I am working through a study of Psalms with a group of ladies online this summer and this a page from my Psalm 16  study.


 I hope you will try this way of studying God’s Word. You don’t have to be a great artist just have a love for the Scriptures. It can be enlightening and rewarding. (My note: This does take time to do so be mindful of that. Maybe do just one scripture at a time.) now onto sharing your favorite posts!


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    • says

      Farm School Marm…I’m glad you’re going to give it a try. And creativity is not the point really…just allow the Spirit to move. :-) You will do it just fine. Glad you stopped by

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      Judith…I have found it a great way to retain what I am studying. I even do this when I’m taking notes in church. It works for me and I hope it blesses you as well. So glad you stopped by friend.

  1. says

    Ladies…as I was approving comments, for some reason, some did not show up here. I apologize for that. I did read them though even if yours is not here. I absolutely love when you all comment so please continue to do so. And thank you for your understanding.

  2. says

    Hi Naomi! I’m new to your link-up party! So glad to have discovered this wonderful community!

    I found this post fascinating! I love how you *study* the Bible. It’s creative, interactive, personal. I just might be applying some of this to my own studies – especially the drawing. I’m a doodler, so this idea of incorporating visual things into Bible study is great!

    And this thought: I SHALL NOT BE MOVED.

    Yup, taking that with me today!

    Sharon recently posted…CARVED DEEPER

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      Sharon…Welcome! You will find this to be a sweet precious community of people who share. So glad you found your way here and thank you for sharing your thoughts. I hope you enjoy creatively studying the Word through art.

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    I loved seeing how God is teaching you through your journal. Don’t you just love God’s Word? Reminds me of the verse, “Thy words were good and I did eat them and they were the joy and rejoicing of my heart.” Thank you for hosting this party. ~Pamela
    Pamela recently posted…Style from God’s Closet

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      Pamela…I absolutely love how God teaches my heart when I’m in His Word…even if the lesson is a tough one. Love the verse you shared. Glad you stopped by and shared. Blessings.

  4. says

    Naomi, I’m a little envious. My journals are filled without words, but lack beauty. Yours is like a beautiful scrapbook of thoughts and memories. You’ve inspired me to give myself more freedom as I pray for the Lord to speak to my heart. Thank you for this and for the link party.
    Deb Wolf recently posted…5 Simple Secrets to Inner Peace

    • says

      Deb…I’m glad you are going to let the Holy Spirit move your journal writing. It will be a precious journey. Thank you for visiting and sharing. Have a great week.

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