Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Galatians 5:22











Sunday, August 7, 2016

I Have a Question

I have two questions actually.

A. Do you Bible journal?

1. Do you journal right in your Bible?
2. Do you keep a journal while studying your Bible for notes and quotes?

I do the second one. As I read each chapter I keep notes and jot down any verses that speak to me.
I love the new Bible journals that are made to journal right in them. Some people are so artistic! I chose the first picture I came across on Pinterest for this type of journaling. Isn't is great?! Although I love this type of journaling, it isn't for me. I am not that artistic.




This is my type of Bible journaling.



 I added a little art on this first page. Haven't done anymore.

B. What version of the Bible do you use and why?

There are so many versions I was just curious. I use the New International Version (NIV). I like the modern language; it is easier for me to understand.

Thanking you advance for answering for my questions.


Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed,
for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

Gratitude (prompts from aholyexperience.com)
3 gifts in summer
1. Warm days
2. Gardens
3. Summer rains

Phil 1:4
In all my prayers for all of you,
I always pray with joy.

Blessings,
Deborah





10 comments:

  1. A. I do both. I will write a few revelations in the margin of my journal, if they are small enough and "evergreen." Then I journal more detailed thoughts in my journal, including applications to current life situations or prayer needs.

    B. Recently, I've been using "God's Word" translation. Haha, that's the actual name of the translation! It's similar to the New Living Translation. I just love it!

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  2. A. The 1st type of Bible journalling isn't for me. I like to keep printed books as they are - and in a state where they could be lent or given to others. The 2nd type I do use. I keep a private journal notebook. I son't write in every day. Only when I have something that feels really significant to record. This might be a verse from the Bible that has profoundly affected me. Or it might be something from another source, or my own reflection on my Christian life and faith. The more public aspects of this I sometimes share on my blog, but mostly I keep the journal private. It has often helped me at times of difficulty e.g. grief. It is also helpful to look back on later and see how God helped me through it.

    B. My default Bible version is the New Revised Standard Version (Anglicised edition). I think it is one of the best. I also use other translations for comparison or paraphrases e.g. The Message for inspiration especially when preparing to preach. (I'm a priest in the Church of England).

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  3. A. The 1st type of Bible journalling isn't for me. I like to keep printed books as they are - and in a state where they could be lent or given to others. The 2nd type I do use. I keep a private journal notebook. I son't write in every day. Only when I have something that feels really significant to record. This might be a verse from the Bible that has profoundly affected me. Or it might be something from another source, or my own reflection on my Christian life and faith. The more public aspects of this I sometimes share on my blog, but mostly I keep the journal private. It has often helped me at times of difficulty e.g. grief. It is also helpful to look back on later and see how God helped me through it.

    B. My default Bible version is the New Revised Standard Version (Anglicised edition). I think it is one of the best. I also use other translations for comparison or paraphrases e.g. The Message for inspiration especially when preparing to preach. (I'm a priest in the Church of England).

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  4. I aspire to the first kind of journaling, but it's been a slow path to get there!

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  5. I'm afraid I don't journal. I'm reminded of John Ortberg humorously sharing in a sermon that he didn't journal and he felt ok with that because Jesus never journaled :)

    For reading Scripture I use all sorts of translations. NIV, ESV, and NLT the most.

    NIV for general reading
    NLT for reading from a different perspective
    ESV for study

    Sometimes I'll read the Message version just to throw myself off and force myself to think about things from a new perspective.

    Thanks for writing!

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    1. I'm so glad you stopped by, Jon and thank you for answering my questions. I hope you come again. Blessings.

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    2. P.S. Well, we don't really know if Jesus journaled or not, now do we. lol

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