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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