In my last post, we reflected on living our life in full color rather than in muted and dulled shades. I also shared an amazing song discovered as a delightful "God-wink," God's Coloring Book.
So in keeping with the theme of color and our spiritual walk with the Lord, I would like to share some possible ways to use color to help nurture our souls.
The first way is called Praying in Color. I found a treasure of a book by the same name on an obscure bookshelf of my favorite bookstore.* In it there are tips for expressing yourself in prayer by using colored pencils, crayons, or markers and a journal. So you don't have to be an artist to do this.
Here are a few photos to give you some ideas. The first two are from the book itself and are largely abstract; the next few are from my journal. They are not abstract, but I sometimes do abstract when praying for an individual .
Why not give it a try for yourself. And if you would like to share yours, post it in the comment section below.
The second idea is using meditative coloring books. Taking the time to color a page that has Scripture or other spiritual truth creates a restful atmosphere. Add some instrumental hymns and praise music, and you have a lovely "place" to meet your God.
Here are a couple coloring books that I found at Sam's Club for under $10. I'm posting some pages to give you an example. (One of my pages is in process.)
Last, I would like to share a sweet little book I also found at Sam's Club. It's called Doodle Through the Bible. I can't wait to use this little volume with my grandsons when I share Bible stories with them. I also think it could be meaningful and enjoyable for us adults to try our hand at a bit of drawing as we explore familiar Scripture stories.
Here is the book along with an example of a page (appropriately John 15, the Vine and the branches).
I can't resist posting again the amazing video and song "God's Coloring Book."
But before I do, I want to encourage you to watch for my next blog post. LeighAnn Phillips, a young artistic friend, will be sharing how she uses color and drawing to help her meditate on the Scriptures. Her artwork is breathtaking. Don't miss it. You will be blessed.
*The Booksellers, Austin Landing, Dayton, OH