Thanks for joining me on Day 2 of our October Scripture Writing & Bible Journaling with Deb Event. Today we will discuss and spend creative time with God by Bible Journaling Deuteronomy 7:11-14. Let’s dive right in and talk about the verses. I want to remind everyone that the verses shared throughout this event will be in the NIV translation.
Deuteronomy 7:11-14 (NIV) reads:
Therefore, take care to follow the commands, decrees, and laws I give you today. (12) If you pay attention to these laws and are careful to follow them, then the Lord your God will keep his covenant of love with you, as he swore to your ancestors. (13) He will love you and bless you and increase your numbers. He will bless the fruit of your womb, the crops of your land—your grain, new wine, and olive oil—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you. (14) You will be blessed more than any other people; none of your men or women will be childless, nor will any of your livestock be without young.
Bible Journaling Deuteronomy 7:11-14 – discussion
These verses remind me of being a child and my parents teaching us kids lessons. As well as lessons I tried to teach my own children and now ones I try to pass along to my granddaughters. You know those lessons where we are given a choice, if you do this properly then you can have/do this. If you don’t do it properly your reward isn’t so good.
So in verse 7:11, God is telling us to follow His laws, commands, and decrees. Then in 7:12-14 He goes on to tell us all the things we could have if we do follow His commands, laws, and decrees.
But what happens when we don’t follow a command, which would be then considered a sin. So throwing sin in the loop gives us a whole new outlook. We sin, we repent and God forgives, right? Yep, indeed He does!
But all those rewards He’s promised to give us don’t always come along when sin is involved. Maybe He gives you the reward anyways, but as big as it is you don’t feel rewarded. Why? Yep, you guessed it . . . sin came in and tarnished it. Tough lesson to learn huh? Hopefully, after one round of tough love, we’ll learn, right?
Bible Journaling Deuteronomy 7:11-14
I loved these verses and what they represent. The creative vibes flowing while I created this page. I went on the opposite spectrum from my usual style, which are light-colored pages with pops of colors. Below are the supplies I used to create it.
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Bible Journaling – Supplies Used
Acrylic Paints – white, dark blue and a purplish-pink
Paint Brushes – wide flat brush and a pointy tip
Micron PN Pen in Black
Stickers & Ephemera
White Uniball Pen
Bible Journaling Deuteronomy 7:11-14
Creating my page
Like I mentioned above I went the complete opposite of my norm. I started with dark colors and added light pops of color.
Like, always I prepped my page with a coat of clear Gesso. I am not sure if I mentioned why clear before but, I want to explain it now. By using clear gesso, you’re not adding any color to the page. It goes on a creamy white but dries clear. Some of the other gesso’s I’ve used dry with a yellowish tint.
After drying the page with my heat tool, I started adding the dark blue paint to the edges. This was a bit messier than I imagined, especially when I had to extend my arm over the page. I kept touching the page with my arms, I had blue paint all over me by the time I finished. So, I suggest you work on a corner, dry it then move to the next.
Also, I did put this paint on thickly and I didn’t water it down any. Then I added some white paint to the remaining blue paint to make a lighter blue color. I put this color in the inner part of the pages, but not over the verses. When I was done drying the page, I added the pink color over the verses.
creating my page cont.
Next, I added the ephemera which were the house, family heart, little pinkish heart, and the shaped blessed thing. I then added the forever love sticker at the start of the verses. Then I added the words to the sides of the pages. At the start of the verse above the forever love, I wrote: “God’s Love is A”. So it read with the sticker, God’s love is a forever love. On the right side of the page, I wrote the things that He’s blessed me with. My children, grandkids, a beautiful house, love, etc.
After drying the page, I added the little white crosses, hearts and dots with white acrylic paint. Again I dried my page then added the date and tab. I do a lot of drying for two reasons.
1 – I don’t want to mess up the work I’ve already completed.
2 – Because I don’t like my pages to be all wrinkly, when you dry it in between paints, layers of gesso, etc. you have more control over the wrinkles.
Also, you’ll notice that I did both pages and not just the one page like I normally do. Since the verse started on one and ended on the other I went ahead and created on both. I love… love how it turned out and will probably be playing around with darker colors in my upcoming bible journaling pages.
Bible Journaling Deuteronomy 7:11-14 – Final Thoughts
These verses reminded me of how I was taught as a child little lessons, and how I taught my own children & grandchildren. It’s about choices and we are all given them even by God. When we make the right choices we are rewarded, not just prizes, etc. but with the feeling of accomplishment.
When we detour from the right choice but end up at the right choice our rewards are slightly different. Yes, you go to the right thing, but depending on how far off track you were to get there, you might have gone through unnecessary grief. It’s not always easy just doing the straight and narrow choice, sometimes we want to play around along the way. But we need to remember these verses during those times.
Did you write the verses down and note anything God was revealing to you? Don’t forget to do this. I honestly believe when I started keeping a Faith Journal/War Binder/Scripture Journal my understanding of the verses grew deeper. Also, it’s such a great thing to leave behind for someone to use when you’re in Heaven with our Almighty God.
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Blessings and Wisdom to You!