1 | Do some warming up
Choose the right time and place to focus all your heart, senses and attention on God (“Be still, and know that I am God”, Psalm 46:10). Remember not to hurry, and try to avoid all possible barriers or interruptions. Breathe in the Holy Spirit, and breathe out your fears and worries.
2 | Create an appropriate atmosphere
We have created a tailored Spotify playlist for each book to help you open up your heart (you can find the playlist link in the "Home" Section). Listen to the complete playlist of praise songs, but please note that there are songs particularly linked to one of the proposed Bible passages in order to reinforce its message. You can start your meditation with these recommended songs, and then listen to the others while you keep on coloring.
3 | The Word always first
"In the beginning was the Word” (John 1:1), and that is also our starting point. Please read carefully the proposed passages from the Scriptures before you start coloring. We have also included a list of complementary Bible passages at the end of each book in order to enrich your vision, thoughts and meditation on God’s Word.
4 | Think in color!
Reflect on each word of the passage and color them in. While coloring, try to memorize the passage and turn it into a personal conversation with God. “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom” (Colossians 3:16).
5 | Let the Spirit guide you
There are no set rules for coloring, so always do what feels enjoyable for you. Let the Holy Spirit guide you in amazing and incredibly creative ways. There are hundreds of different possibilities and variations and all of them are good. You can also apply different materials in your artistic journey although we suggest you use colored pencils.
6 | Look for practical applications in your life
Timothy Keller highlights that meditation is applying the Scripture, thinking out how it affects you, describes you and guides you in the most practical way. In this sense, consider how each proposed Bible passage applies to your personal circumstances. We have left some blank pages for you to write down, draw or even doodle your thoughts. You will realize that your life can also be filled with color under the light of Christ.
7 | Do some warming down
The Word of God inspires meaningful prayer. To close this special time in God’s presence, respond to his Word with a final prayer of thanksgiving. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Philippians 4:6-7).
8 | Share with others
Don’t keep your learning just to yourself!: “Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds” (Hebrews 10:24). You can share your thoughts and colored drawings in the "About You" section.