If you love the Bible, I’m sure you have some favourite verses. I know I do. One of mine is Jeremiah 29:11.
Rebekah R. Jones’ Bible Art Journal project for this verse is HERE and gorgeous (as usual).
Limited by my supplies (also as usual), I cast about for some way to picture in my own way God working His thoughts and plans into life.
A page done by Karla Dornacher in the The Complete Guide to Bible Journaling gave me an idea. (It’s p. 61 in The Complete Guide, or you can view the graphic as a bookmark in Dornacher’s etsy shop HERE—second from the left.)
Here’s what I came up with:
I combined the wording from two different Bible versions of Jeremiah 29:11. The NKJV speaks of God’s “thoughts” toward us, the NIV of God’s “plans.” I wanted both.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.'”- Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'” – Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
God is not finished with me yet. That’s a comforting thought to me as I contemplate so much in my life that still needs work.