Bible Journaling with Ashley | Identity in Christ

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Proverbs 31 is a passage we all know well as women. It’s one we often compare ourselves to and struggle to embody, but we always fall short, right? That’s because we’re trying to be someone else when God has made us uniquely and called us specifically according to His plan for our lives. We’ll never be this Proverbs 31 woman because we aren’t meant to be just like her. As Lisa says in the devotional, this woman is “living her best life, and I can live mine too. So can you.” All that is required of us to do that is to be “a woman who fears the Lord”. This has come up for me a lot recently. Although I’ve really struggled with comparison in the past, God is showing me that He has a special calling for my life too, and that only I can live out this story He has created for me. No one else can live this life like I can through Christ. I am so thankful for these reminders through this devotional and this passage of scripture. We are each His beloved, no matter how “busy” or “successful” we feel we are. My identity and purpose are in Christ and when I remember that, there’s no need for comparison. I am a blessed daughter, sister, friend, woman, wife, and mother, along with so much more that God has called me to. When I am seeking His will for my life, THAT IS ENOUGH. I don’t need to be or do anything else. I can rest in the truth that I am His. That is really all I need to be at the end of the day. I pray you soak in these truths today as well. May you know and trust that you are a beloved woman, even if your life looks very different than this Proverbs 31 gal. AMEN!

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I loved the reflection part of the devotional so much that I wanted to use it as a tip-in to record my thoughts in my journaling entry. I used the front to create a cute journaling card with the roles God has called me to and the back has my answers to each question. I then just clipped this in with the bow because my prayer is hidden behind the tip-in so I can remove it and see my praises to the Lord. I highlighted a few phrases with the stickers in the kit and added that beautiful handful of florals at the bottom of the page. I used colored ink and markers to coordinate with the kit to tie it all in together. I love that this page now reflects not the Proverbs 31 woman, but ME as a woman who fears the Lord. This is one I will undoubtedly come back to and cherish for years to come.

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