I have discovered a way to introduce my "creative side" to my interest in daily Bible study. Somewhere in my Pinterest wanderings, I ran across the concept of SketchNotes. As I explored additional links, I found all sorts of people engaged in scripture journaling, using a combination of words, images, symbols, and designs to reflect the meanings of the Bible verses.
I began a Pinterest board entitled "Scripture Journaling," where I pin sources of symbols and drawings, and examples of other people's sketch notes from their scripture studies. I also do Yahoo searches for things like, "drawings of strength" or "symbols of God's glory," and I get all sorts of ideas for images to use in my notes. You can see by the page included here that it's not all about drawing, but rather about figuring out how to organize and arrange the content of the passages.
I will confess that every time I sit down to do a new chapter, I am convinced that I will not be able to figure out how to represent it in visual notes. And yet every time, once I stick with it for awhile, the representations develop across the page, and I find the process very satisfying, both to my need for creative expression and my need to spend time in God's Word.
I invite you to give this process a try for your own spiritual and creative practice. I will share the pages I have made for other chapters in 2 Corinthians in the coming days.