The Creativity of the Creator
July Everyday Journal Group Theme
Evidence of the Great Creator is all around us. The name of God, Elohim, found at the beginning of the Bible begins with the Creator in the act of creating. Bible journaling the creation story in Genesis 1 has helped me connect with God in a deeper way as my Creator. It has also encouraged me as a co-creator with God.
Looking up the meaning of “Elohim” and the Hebrew spelling and meaning of the letters has brought a richer understanding of God as Creator.
The Creativity of The Creator is the theme for July in our Facebook Group: Everyday Journals ~ Living Your Word of the Year.
“The name Elohim contains the idea of creative and governing power, of omnipotence and sovereignty.” In Genesis 1-2:4 Elohim is used alone appearing 35 times. By His mighty power, Elohim speaks & creates the vast universe. “It is most appropriate that by this name God should reveal Himself – bringing cosmos out of chaos, light of out darkness, habitation out of desolation, and life in His image.” – Nathan Stone, Names of God, p. 12
Here is a short, fun, visually informative video about the Name Elohim:
Using the shape of the Creator’s Star to hold the days of creation and the day of rest in the center, I was struck by the days opposite one another. For example, water and sky on the second day of creation is the habitat for the birds of the air and fish of the sea…
How amazing that God instructs and invites us to create with Him, to be fruitful, to multiply, to bless…
Inspiration & Ideas!
- Genesis 1-2:4a
- Psalms 60-62
- Psalm 8
- How is God revealing Himself to me as Elohim?
- How can I honor and reflect Elohim as Creator in my life?
- How can I cooperate and collaborate in creating with Holy Spirit?
- Take time for listening prayer with Elohim
- Take a walk in nature and with gratitude consider/respond what Elohim has made
- Write a prayer to Elohim
- Art journal and/or Bible journal based on suggested Scripture and/or your experience
Join Our Inspirational Facebook Group
Bernice Hopper, Mary Brack and I are using an everyday journal to record events, experiences and relationships and to explore our word’s meaning in visual and fun ways. We are each blogging about our experiences and our art. We have a Facebook group to connect with other like-hearted creatives about ideas for our word of the year, prayers, art and Bible journaling etc. You are invited to join our Facebook group, Everyday Journals – Living Your Word of the Year at:
Hashtags on Instagram: #everydayjournals2018, #livingyourword2018
Check out Mary & Bernice’s blogs:
At the end of May 2018 a new Bible Journaling lesson was added featuring the Woman at the Well – John 4, including video demo with insights on the meaning of the text, and Bible Journaling margin image PDF. See: https://valeriesjodin.com/e-courses/ to find out more about the Bible Journaling E-Course.
Links to Posts about Word-of-the-Year & Everyday Journaling:
Making an everyday, calendar journal in a Leuchtturm1917 or Moleskine journal:
Ideas for scroll and banner headings for theme pages in an everyday journal:
About exploring a word of the year:
A surprise that led to an animal of the year:
“Why Journal? The Benefits of Journaling” . In addition to the post contents, check out the comments. People have contributed great reasons for journal keeping.
If you are seeking a Word for the year, you may find inspiration in the post “Listening for My Word of the Year.”
Visit my Pinterest Board: https://www.pinterest.com/valeriesjodin/everyday-yearly-journals/
Bible Journaling often is another facet of exploring a word or theme. In the Bible Journaling with Stencils & More e-course, I walk through how I Bible journal, the process of study and techniques. To find out more information check out: https://valeriesjodin.com/e-courses/