See the Bible in the picture? Yea, the pink one. That’s the actual Bible I have. And I love it. It’s The Everyday Life Bible and it is in the Amplified version, which is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE VERSION of the Bible to read. I like words and wordiness because I’m a nerd. It’s my “Joyce Meyer” Bible because, well, I bought it from her website. You can purchase the latest version of it here.
Onward, Bible Studiers!!!!!!
I first came across this method of Bible study on Pinterest. No, I didn’t come up with it on my own- I’m really not that creative. I was checking out the Women Living Well Pinterest boards (which I’m obsessed with) and a bunch of different colors caught my eye. What can I say? I’m a colorful person. So I clicked on it.
Y’all! This changed everything for me.
I’ve always been a good student. It’s never been hard for me to comprehend things, but in order for that to happen I’ve always had to hand write the material. I know, right? Can you imagine me in college trying to handwrite 3 chapters out of the Anatomy and Physiology textbook? So it’s no wonder that picking up the Bible has always been like reading it in the original Greek or Hebrew- I had no idea what I was reading or how it pertained to me in the least.
Enter the Good Morning Girls.
When you finish reading this, I want you to immediately go to http://www.goodmorninggirls.org. Twenty bucks says you’ll fall in love with them. They do a thing they call “Blogging throught the Bible” and Oh My Gracious. The revelation is SO GOOD. I might have a girl crush on all of them. Can I just be them when I grow up?
SO HERE’S THE STUDY METHOD THEY TAUGHT ME.
What you Need:
Now, as you read your Bible, you color. That’s it. It’s not technically “Bible Journaling” or whatever the cool kids call it these days. Although it is pretty similar. I can’t “Bible Journal” because it would look like my four year old had been coloring in my Bible. HOWEVER, in this method, each color coordinates with specific topics. So if I want to go back and see what the Bible says on a certain topic, I just flip through and look at the colors. Mine isn’t pretty, but it works.
Here are the colors and corresponding topics according to the Good Morning Girls:
PURPLE- God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Savior, Messiah
PINK- women of the Bible, family, marriage, parenting, friendship, relationships
RED- love, kindness, mercy, compassion, peace, grace
GREEN- faith, obedience, growth, fruit, salvation, fellowship, repentance
YELLOW- worship, prayer, praise, doctrine, angels, miracles, power of God, blessings
BLUE- wisdom, teaching, instruction, commands
ORANGE- prophecy, history, times, places, kings, genealogies, people, numbers, covenants, vows, visions, oaths, future
BROWN/GRAY- Satan, sin, death, hell, evil, idols, false teachers, hypocrisy, temptation
That’s it, guys. I color as I read and it somehow all makes sense to me. It’s just nuts and I am in love.
What’s better? I’m actually LEARNING what the Bible says instead of just READING what the Bible says.
Thanks, Good Morning Girls, if you ever see this. (And HI!!!!!!)
Love to my loves,