The Struggle with Creativity
Do you struggle with creativity? Have you considered using a Bible journal?
I use a bible journal when I want to get the creative juices flowing. Sometimes I struggle with creativity because I’m so tired from working my 9 to 5 job.
However, I’ve discovered how amazing it is to gain insight from reading the Bible and writing my reflections in a Bible journal.
When I look back over my journal entries, I can see how much I’ve grown in my faith. I get to witness overcoming my obstacles, which is tremendously inspiring. I was able to use the creativity God blessed me with to overcome painful circumstances.
God is Creative. He created the world in 7 days with all its beauty. Isn’t beautiful and wonderful that He blessed us with that same creativity? We can use it for good!
Keeping a bible journal helps me maintain my gratitude for all God has done in my life.
The Struggle to Connect with God
Do you struggle with connecting with God? Sometimes I do. Especially when life is lousy.
When I feel disconnected from God, my creativity takes a nose dive into discouragement. Does this happen to you?
If it does, you have come to the right place, because I’ve discovered 5 amazing reasons why Bible journals strengthen creativity. I am busting with excitement to share them with you!
1. A Bible Journal will help you recognize your own creativity.
Since God created you in His image and He is a creative God, you get to have your own creativity. Do you find that being creative helps you solve problems?
I know my creativity has helped me resolve some pretty awful circumstances in my life.
Have you ever felt stuck in a cycle of negativity? Have you wanted to give up because you think you can’t find a solution?
When you read God’s Word for a fresh perspective and write the insights you gained from reading in your bible journal, you can recognize your own creativity for solving problems or for anything you put your mind to.
I don’t know about you, but this gives me a good dose of Hope!
2. A Bible Journal will help you maintain an attitude of gratitude.
What are you thankful for? I’m definitely thankful for the creativity God has blessed me with. And I strongly believe with all of my heart, an attitude of gratitude feeds my creativity.
I feel more inspired to pour out my soul and share my story with women who have been broken by life’s relentless pain. I am thankful for each opportunity to offer hope to someone who feels alone and rejected.
Writing down what you are thankful for will help you focus on the blessings in your life, instead of negative circumstances.
3. A Bible Journal will help you grow in your faith.
Do you struggle with your faith in God? I do sometimes. When God is good, but life is bad, it’s difficult to keep my faith. I question what God is doing and wonder if He cares.
Then He shows up and proves that He does. God doesn’t always offer an explanation, but He gently reminds me, He is in control, so I don’t have to worry.
“God is too kind to do anything cruel, too wise to make a mistake, and too deep to explain himself. ” (McClelland, 2017)
When the road is dark and scary, our only responsibility is to trust and have faith.
Writing in a Bible journal about your struggles with faith will show you how much you’ve grown in your faith. Writing down answered prayers is evidence that God is near and He is working in your life.
And because God is so creative, He always has a far better plan than we do. However, we can use our God-given creativity to cooperate with his plan. And that, my friend, will definitely help your faith grow. When your faith grows, your creativity will grow with it.
4. A Bible Journal will inspire you.
Do you have trouble finding inspiration for creativity? I get stuck in a rut of complacency where the inspiration for creativity is hard to find. Writing in my Bible Journal and read God’s Word daily, whether I feel like it or not, inspires me to keep moving forward.
Creativity is not stagnant. It lives and breaths, so you have to feed it. The practice of writing in a Bible journal every day will feed your creativity because you are exercising your creative muscles in the act of writing in your Bible journal. That might sound too simple to you, but it really does work.
When I feel stuck, frustrated, and uninspired, the minute I do a brain dump in my Bible journal, the creative juices start flowing.
I also read the Bible with my journal open to jot down any specific words that inspire me. A Bible journal will inspire your creativity.
5. A Bible Journal will connect you to God.
If you have trouble connecting with God, a Bible journal will help you do that.
Writing in a Bible journal is like a conversation. When you pour your heart and soul out to God, He listens. And when God listens, be prepared for Him to start moving in your life.
When prayers are answered and a connection to God is maintained with a Bible journal, your creativity will grow more and more. Remember what I said before?
God is creative and He will feed your creativity when you are connected to Him consistently.
So if you don’t have a Bible journal get one today and feed your creativity.
What are your thoughts about having a Bible Journal? What tools do you use to feed your creativity? Share your thoughts in the comment section below. I’d love to hear from you!
© 2017, Rhonda Marie Stalb. All rights reserved.
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