Updated: Jul 9
This month we're going to explore the topic of DISCERNMENT using the Monthly Bible Quilt Journal, "Building on a Firm Foundation."
If you don't have the Monthly BQJ, you can follow along with us using the BQ Calendar, another BQ journal, or whatever personal study materials you have that fit this particular season of your life.
I did a freestyle page on discernment a couple years ago, which will give you another idea of how you can use our collection of verses this month.
Last January we did 31 Days of Wisdom, which would be a good corresponding topic to review. It will be interesting to see what additional insights we gain as we explore this parallel topic.
No matter how your January has gone, we've got a fresh slate with a new month ahead of us.
You may access the year's full list of references as a free printable with code FREELIST. They're formatted as bookmarks, so cut out the one on Discernment and let's get started!
Add the dates on the February calendar page by handwriting them, stamping, or applying stickers. Then add the daily verses, the next BQ Zoom chat, and whatever devotional goals you may have for the month.
Cut out the colorful "Discernment" title from the back of the journal to adhere to the page. Then color and decorate with washi tape or seasonal stickers however you'd like!
Thanks to Paula, a Bible Quilter in Kansas, for curating our collection of verses this month.
Writing out the scriptures onto a flip card set helps us become familiar with the verses and the surrounding passages to understand it in context. Once completed, the flip cards make a handy personal reference or a resource to share with a friend who might need extra encouragement from the Word.
If you want to shorten the time spent prepping your flip cards, we've got a digital version of all the verses typed out and formatted. Just print and cut, then slide the cards onto a binder ring!
After you've gotten your scriptures gathered up, you're all set to begin the 2-page spread in the Monthly BQ Journal. It's also available as a printable if you don't have the journal or would like an extra to share with a friend.
It'so rewarding to see these pages fill up with beautiful scripture!
We also have the featured template of the month, Arrows of Discernment. We can use verses from our reference list that impact us or create with additional scriptures we've discovered along the way as we've studied this topic. I'll post my completed page in the Comments below and invite you to do the same!
Maybe you're praying for someone facing a major life decision?
A personalized BQ page can aide you in focusing on specific scriptures for a particular person facing challenges or a new phase of life.
Teenagers and young adults often have aspiring goals which stir up anxiety and insecurities, so building them up with encouraging scripture is a way to support them.
You could even make a color copy of your page to share with your friend or family member as a reminder that you are praying for their next steps.
"The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way." Psalm 37:23
It's almost February. Let's embrace all that the Lord has to offer us!
Mark your calendars for our next BQ Chat to discuss this month's topic and some Love-filled BQ pages:
Resources that might be helpful to you this month: Feb 2023
You may consider doing a "D is for Discernment page:
Other arrow templates:
Please add YOUR completed pages in the Comments below to develop a resource for our whole Bible Quilt community!