I have been doing a short bible study by Bob Goff recently, and was struck by the following quote ” God needs ushers more than He needs bouncers; we’re not the ones that decide who gets in”
Journaling my version of this quote gave me some time to reflect on this, and to consider how I can be more welcoming to more people – radical hospitality in God’s name. This can get messy, and I need to be prepared for this. I really want to stretch myself in this area. I’m inspired by my daughter who has chosen to live and do community in one of the poorest areas of our city, and who is an example of radical love every day. I just pray that God will keep moving me towards showing His love to everybody.
I have so much writing in my bible, but I’d never done bible journaling before, so I took the more comfortable option and used a notebook. I actually really liked having the whole page, and writing the verse out to help it stick in my head!
I used quite a few Sunshine Stamp company sets to create this page. The paint stripes were done using the great image on the “Swirls & Stars” stamp set. The large letters are “Lisa’s Letters” which I somehow managed to leave out of the photo below! Other lettering stamps used were “Just my Type“, “Names of God” and “Daughter of the King” for some of the smaller words, and also for the word ‘kingdom’ which I started with the stamp, and then carefully copied the style to finish the word. The small arrow is from “Adventure Awaits” also not pictured, sorry. If you click on any of the links, you can see the items in the store.
When I had finished my page, I had a small space above the bible verse that felt a little empty, so I used the small squares from “Circles and Dots” to fill the space using gold pigment ink to match the gold pen in the lettering. I then drew around each square in black.
How about you? Are you being challenged by God at the moment? Or perhaps inspired?
Speaking of inspiration, all the wonderful bible journaling pages on the Sonshine Stamp co. blog are what inspired me to have a go at this, my first bible journaling entry.
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