It’s time for Holy Week Day 3 entry in my Inspire Bible. The passage I chose for today is from Luke 9:22-25 “‘The Son of Man must suffer many terrible things,’ He said. ‘He will be rejected by the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. He will be killed, but on the third day He will be raised from the dead.’ Then He said to the crowd, ‘if any of you wants to be My follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily and follow Me. If you try to hang onto your life you will lose it. But if you give up your life for My sake, you will save it. And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but are yourself lost or destroyed?'”
For this page I came up with the idea to use the colors of the Inspire Bible for my illustration today. I wanted to keep it simple, since I was limited on how much time I could spending journaling today. I love that I can take as little or as long as I want, and yet I’m still spending time reading God’s word and impressing it on my heart.
Here is the list of supplies that I used:
- Crayola Twistable Colored Pencils and regular colored pencils
- Apple Barrel craft acrylic paint
- Faber-Castell Pitt pen
- Teal gel pen (did not like this one because it was easily smeared)
- Illustrated Faith printable for tab and glue stick
- Illustrated Faith heart stickers
- Illustrated faith heart stamp and stamp ink
- Date stamp
I swiped acrylic paint on with an old gift card, making sure not to get it on the passage I outlined. I wanted that section of scripture to stand out on this page, but all of the words are still readable through the paint. I used colored pencils for the actual illustration, and then added in some heart embellishments.
I did have someone ask me what this Bible looks like with tabs, so here is the top view of my Bible so far. In this Bible, I have chosen to just tab the pages I have journaled. Since the edges are so pretty, I didn’t want to also add in Books of the Bible tabs too. But that’s the great thing about this Bible: you still have the freedom to make it your own style, despite the pre-printed illustrations and edges!
For the day before Good Friday, I decided that I wanted to spend some time in Isaiah 53 (page 879). Join me tomorrow in illustrating how God prepared His people for His plan to save them even before Jesus ever walked this earth. If you would like to receive notifications for when new blog posts are published, you can subscribe to this blog, follow me on Instagram @kountingsheep, and follow me on Facebook here.