￼Remember when I lost my marbles and decided to paint my Bible?
It had a strange side-effect: The funny thing about making my Bible special on the outside, was that it somehow acted like a magnet, drawing me to the inside! And the inside, that’s where we find God, isn’t it?!?
Now, I had a feeling some of you must be thinking, If she poured paint on the outside of her Bible, what on earth does she do to the inside? It’s probably stuffed with annoyingly wonderful, Pinterest-worthy art!
To be honest, my favorite thing to do in those generous margins is to simply write out whatever verse stands out to me most that day. Here. Have a peek into my margins…￼
That “live quietly” one is a major feat of artistic expression, isn’t it?
But you know what? Those two simple words with that little heart have stopped me in my tracks many times, as God has whispered them to me over and over again.
I wanted to share my scribbles with you, because I know I'm not the only mama out there struggling to make time for God. Collecting stones is one of my favorite tips for making that time a reality. What do I mean by collecting stones? Well...
When the Israelites crossed the Jordan River, God told Joshua to have twelve of the men collect stones from the dry river bed. Their next job? To set them up as a memorial of what God had done for them that day.
Sometimes God shows us the most marvelous things, and somehow it is all too easy to forget them! That's why it's important to collect your own "stones."
You don’t have to be an artist. Really. You can use stamps, or doodle, or just write the verse out big. But taking the time to draw out and mark the Word that God is touching your heart with is worth it! It’s like collecting stones from the Jordan River and setting them up as a memorial.
God will use these precious gems to encourage you over and over again. Those scratches also leave a legacy for your children. They can actually see how God has used His Word to speak to their Mama’s heart!
If you enjoyed this post, you will love the book, Finding Quiet Time,
which is packed with practical tips and strategies for making daily time with God a reality.
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