Hello Loves, Happy Friday! Let’s go back to the beginning, to Genesis 1 of your Bible. Why? First, I’d like to share with you my Bible Journaling Genesis 1 page. But more importantly, is a great place to start for those doubting their self-worth. Genesis is the beginning of it all, heaven, earth, day, night, water, land, plant, animals, and of course man & woman which occurred in Genesis 1:27. As a refresher grab your Bible and read up to Genesis 1:27 that’s where we’ll start today. In the meantime below is my Bible Journaling Genesis 1 page.
In case you don’t have your Bible handy here’s the scripture I mentioned earlier. So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. – Genesis 1:27 The point I am wanting everyone to see starts here in this verse. God created us in his image, when we have doubts about our value aren’t we doubting God’s value too? We were created in His image.
Next, I would like to point you to Genesis 1:31 – God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day. See where it states – God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. It doesn’t say that God saw all that he made, and it was rubbish, does it?
I am one of those people that slips into the pit of low self-esteem every so often. Less now that I spend more time in God’s presence. But when I do feel myself slipping, I grab my Bible and reread Genesis 1. There are other verses that can help with your self-worth as well, and I’ll be sharing a list of those later this weekend. But truly knowing that God created us, and He saw that we were very good, then why should we doubt the God Almighty right?
Bible Journaling Genesis 1 – Supplies
This was a simple page with a powerful message to me.
Chalky acrylic paints by Waverly in ballet slipper, maize, and lagoon colors
Apple Barrel Paint in wild iris
Gesso – clear transparent
Heat Tool by Darice
Black Tombow Pen
Paint Brushes – thick one and a thin one for dots, etc.
Stamp – words for Trust & You
Black Waterproof Ink Stamper
White Jelly Roll Pen
Faceless Girl I created
Enamel Heart Sticker in white
God saw it was good Die-cut piece (from an Illustrated Faith package I got)
Lined Index Card
Distress Ink Pads by Tim Holtz – Yellow
Something to protect your other pages
Bible Journaling Genesis 1 – Creating my page
I started off placing a Teflon heat transfer sheet under the page I was going to journal on. I like using these sheets because they are big, flexible, and inexpensive on Amazon. But you can use a paper towel, scrap paper, $ store clear cutting mat, or purchase something made for Bible journaling.
Next, I applied a thin coat of Gesso to my entire page and dried it with my heat tool. Afterward, I started with the lagoon paint and applied it in different places on my page. I did this with the wide paintbrush using quick short strokes. Then I added the maize color and finished up with the pink. I normally start off with the color I want to see the least of and end with the color I’d like to see more of. I quickly dried all the painted areas with my heat tool, making sure to turn the page over to get the backside too.
When it was all dried I started adding the little purple lines, little dots and then I added stamped words Trust & You. I wrote in the word that and added an enamel heart sticker. Using the scrap fabric I created a little shirt for my faceless girl and added some little pink jewels.
Next, I cut the index card to the size I wanted and added some of the distressed yellow ink. For this step, I basically smeared the ink pad across my index card. Then I added my words and finished off with a few colored dots. I used double-sided thin tape to apply my card and the girl. To finish off my page I splattered some of the lagoon-colored paint on the page and added a layered tab to the top.
Bible Journaling Genesis 1 – Final Thoughts
It’s hard sometimes to remember our self-worth and not slip into a world of self-pity. But God wants us to live knowing that He created us and sees us as something that is very good. He also wants us to remember we are His children. – (1 John 3:1) I know that there are so many other interpretations for Genesis 1 but for me it’s a great reminder that God created me and He’d never create rubbish.
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