It’s been a while, but I’m back and ready to dish out some blog content for you guys.
To start the year off right, I wanted to begin a bullet journal documenting my study of God’s word. The verse that I am clinging to this year is Jeremiah 29:13 – “You will seek Me and find Me when you search for me with all your heart.” NASB
I don’t really do New Year’s Resolutions, but the one thing that I am striving to do this year is gain a closer relationship with God. In order to do that, I want to get more in tune with God’s word by studying scripture.
The reason why I chose a bullet journal is because there’s endless possibilities of what you can put in it. After researching on Pinterest and by way of YouTube, I started the journal with a few spreads that I would like to share to give you some inspiration if you also decide to embark on this journey of studying God’s word more deeply.
On the inside of the cover, I put the memory verse that I am focusing on this year as a constant reminder of what I am striving for. The index keeps track of where things are throughout the journal, which is a nice resource to have if you want to recall a specific page.
The first true page of my journal starts with a monthly calendar. I plan on doing this every month to keep track of church and/or ministry events.
The second page of my journal is where I reflect on a specific daily verse from the Bible app on my phone. I wrote down my reflection and application of the scripture, which is essentially my dissection of what is going on the text and how I hope to apply it to my life. On page three, I’ve started a music spread where I plan to jot down Christian songs as they come on my heart.
The fourth page is essentially a prayer to God. It’s nice to write down prayers because you can easily look back and reflect on your thoughts. Page five uses the S.O.A.P. Method of studying, which stands for scripture, observation, application and prayer. I like to use this for chapters of scripture that I want to dive more deeply into, but you can also do this with just one scripture as well.
On page six, I have another artistic spread that showcases what I am grateful for. Like the music spread, I will continually add to this as time goes on.
The last spread I have to show you is on page nine, which are my notes from a recent sermon. You can lay this out in whichever way is best for you, but I included the preacher, title of sermon, key takeaway of the lesson and core notes.
Some other spreads that I plan on adding to my journal include Christian songs I have written and a running list of the scriptures I have memorized.
If you decide to create a Christian bullet journal, I would love to know what pages you decide to include.