Do Not Be Conformed

Do Not Be Conformed Bible Journaling Page using Shimelle Glitter Girl and Illustrating Bible - Lydia Cost

For the most part I worked in my scripture art journal at my retreat this month, but I did manage to get one actual Bible page finished.  This one was from a devotional that a dear lady had shared during our time spent together.


We had begun the retreat by discussing the judgement we place on ourselves and others, and I definitely needed the Biblical reminder to not conform to society’s standards.  We spend all this time rating each other, based on achievements, sins, and outwardly appearance, but that is not the life that God designed for us.


Romans 12:1-2 (ESV)

12 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

This pretty little sticker from Shimelle’s Glitter Girl Collection was the perfect illustration to represent an idea of appreciation, not only for myself but of others as well.


Thanks so much for stopping by again today, and I hope that you are reminded to find your value and that of others in Christ!  Shake off the conformity of today’s society and see the beauty in the crown that has been placed on our heads!


Made to Create

Made to Create Bible Journaling Page - Illustrated Faith Illustrating Bible - Shimelle Box of Crayons - By Lydia Cost

With each new Bible, I always like illustrate a reminder to myself that I have been created for a purpose.  We have all been created with skills and talents to glorify Him.  Sharing my love for Bible journaling has been the simplest way to segue into sharing the Gospel, and I know that God smiles at that!  So each time I crack into a new Bible, I never forget to remind myself of how special it is!  These pages are always a reflection of that!

Made to Create Bible Journaling Page - Illustrated Faith Illustrating Bible - Shimelle Box of Crayons - By Lydia Cost

I let myself go seriously wild with this page, and I love that!  I need the reminder to create to create sometimes; I need the reminder that I what I create is valuable and praise-worthy in the eyes of our Father.


What better collection than Shimelle’s Box of Crayons to illustrate these verses!?