Have you seen this craze of bullet journaling? Did you know it's not just for Daily To-Do Lists? You can use a bullet journal for Bible Study and your Daily Devotions!
Many women are finding that journaling helps their walk with God on a daily basis. Whether you’re using your journal for prayers, sermon notes, a bullet journal for Bible Study is the perfect way to help you focus on growing your relationship with the Lord.
How to Use a Bullet Journal
Bullet Journal Materials
To get started with bullet journaling, you’ll need a few supplies. You don’t have to invest in the fanciest notebooks and pens, just do what works for you.
You can get by with just the basics:
The journal – There are several options for bullet journals. Which journal you choose depends on personal preference. Many use Moleskin, while others use Leuchtturm notebooks. Notebooks with the grids are great, but there are also ones with dots. Be sure to grab a small ruler if you’re going to use a notebook without grid lines.
Writing utensils – You can use regular pens and pencils for your bullet journal, but if you want to add a little flare, I recommend purchasing fine tip pens in several colors. I found a good deal on a 36 pack of high-quality pens on Amazon, but you can also get good deals at Michael’s and Hobby Lobby if you download the app and use their coupons.
Want to get fancy?
Stickers – Stickers make me happy! You can find them at Michael’s, the Dollar Tree, or even Wal-Mart and Target. Here are some inspirational stickers on Amazon.
To get started, make a list of pages you’d like to include in your bullet journal. You can use your bullet journal any way you’d like! You can have your To-Do list, a weekly and monthly calendar, and your Bible study and devotionals all in one handy notebook.
Don’t worry about perfection. If you aren’t artistically inclined, that’s okay! The point of this bullet journal is to help us grow in the Word and in our walk with the Lord. He doesn’t care what your journal looks like.
Ideas for Your Bullet Journal
Reading through the Bible is something many haven't done but want to. Perhaps you’ve already read through the Bible and want to do it again. Setting up a schedule and sticking to it can be difficult. Life gets in the way and our good intentions didn't become a reality! The first step is to make a plan. Create a layout for your Bible-in-a-year schedule.
Here are some good ones:
Gratitude journals are a great way to keep ourselves grounded and accountable to being thankful for all God has provided.
Bible study: How do you get Bible verses to “stick”? Try the SOAP method:
Scripture: Write out the verse.
Observation: What does this verse mean to you? What is God saying?
Application: How can you apply this verse to your life?
Prayer: Ask God to help you apply the Scripture to your life.
Examples of Bullet Journal Pages
There are so many different pages you could create! You can create a 1-page layout of this 8 Things to do Before 8AM list and the 10 Things to do Before 10 PM. Even though you already know the basics of what you want to accomplish before 8 AM and 10 PM, it’s nice to see it in a colorful way. It always helps to have everything written down to reference throughout the day. If you’re struggling with getting things accomplished, consider making check boxes or a habit tracker to keep you accountable.
Make a prayer list. If friends or family ask for prayer, writing down their names and something to remind you of their request will help to keep you focused.
Include a page of Godly Women to Learn From and one page of Virtues of a Godly Woman.
It's a great way to write out the Bible too. Pick a book and start writing passages. Under the passages, explain what God is revealing to you.
Another good idea is to write verses by topic. For example, write “FAITH” at the top of the page and under that write out all the verses you can find about faith.
Bullet journaling is great because it’s unique to you, it doesn’t take a lot of time, and the possibilities are endless.