It started from a SLUMP with my Bible. I started getting back into the word from a “have to” not a place of “want to” and I didn’t like that feeling.
So, I decided to get the ESV Journal Bible that has a place you write notes in it. Who knew! My pastor Zach Van Dyke at Summit suggested we read through our Bible and make notes in the margin. It hit me that it would be so neat to make notes to the girls right beside verses that were meaningful to them.
And, then give to them as their high school graduation gift!
During the UPS and DOWNS of their life – OVER YEARS – what if they had my encouragement or my thoughts on why that verse was something special just for them? I could highlight a verse I prayed for that year? Or one that I clung to during a certain struggle for them? Or one we used during the best of times.
So, I bought TWO ESV Journal Bibles – one for each child of mine. The one I liked at Lifeway was WAY expensive, so I found one on Christianbook.com that is no longer there. 🙁 It was $35.99. So I found one similar HERE. And then a couple for you from Amazon below to consider.
Just remember, please do not add stress or guilt. Use this as a tool to REIGNITE your thirst for the Word. It will also fill you up. The verse I looked up for Ella this morning absolutely fueled my soul too. I want to arm my girls for life. I might not write in this every day. It would be an amazing graduation gift even if they had one or two verses per YEAR highlighted. Do not add stress. Just consider the eternal impact if they knew over a lifetime, their mom leaned into God’s word, believed it was true and used it as her guide for their life.
I believe you are awesome and God love you so very much.