Can you tell I’m LOVING my journaling Bible. I hope these posts have inspired you to get creative and get IN THE WORD. There is nothing better!
My latest journaling Bible entry is from the book of Exodus. We were studying this portion of Scripture in our ladies Bible study at church and I immediately thought of the hymn, Rock of Ages.
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the water and the blood, from thy wounded side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure, save from wrath and make me pure.
hymn lyrics by Augustus Toplady
Supplies Used for This Journaling Bible Entry
Watercolor in My Journaling Bible
This was the first time I had used watercolor in my journaling Bible! I loved it!
I had tubes of watercolor and squeezed a TINY amount of red, mixed with a lot of white to make a pink color. I then added a little orange to get a peachy color.
My favorite tool for using water color is the sponge brush — what I have is very similar to these: Foam Brush Set
I used regular paintbrushes to mix the colors. I barely got the foam/sponge brush wet, added paint to brush and dabbed it on the paper. Really, I dabbed more than anything. I didn’t swipe or go up and down on the paper. I just dabbed. I immediately dabbed with paper towels too, following the paint, because I didn’t want my paper to be TOO wet.
I had a lot of fun using the water color on this page!
Hidden in Christ
Have you ever thought about what it means to be hidden in Christ? For the longest time I have found such COMFORT in verses and songs that talk about hiding me in Christ. I hope these verses and words encourage you, too!
Read with me from Colossians 3:
“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” Colossians 3:1-4
I love this passage. This passage is the reminder I need to set my mind on THINGS ABOVE. NOT on the things of this earth. This passage reminds me that because I am a child of God, I am HIDDEN in Him.
Why does being hidden in Christ encourage my heart so?
What does it mean to hide? Christ is our shelter. Our protector. Does this mean bad things never happen to us as believers? No. What this does mean is that He is protecting us from what we do and don’t need in our lives. If He allows something, if it for our good. If it is not for our good, He doesn’t allow it.
Take it a step further, when we are hidden, others can’t see us, they see CHRIST. Oh yes! This is the hope of our lives in Christ. May the world not see me, but see Jesus, in all I do and all I say. May that prayer be constantly on my heart. Help me, Lord, to show YOU to the world. How do I do this? By remaining in Christ, by being hidden in Him, by being so hidden in Christ that the world sees Him instead of me.
What about you? Are you encouraged to know that you are hidden in Christ? What does it look like, in your life, to be hidden in Christ?