After watching War Room and starting the bible study Fervent by Priscilla Shirer, I knew I wanted a War Binder. But I was clueless as to how to start one. Which started my search on creating one. I looked everywhere from Pinterest to YouTube. There were so many, pretty ones to simple ones, really expensive ones, to affordable $1 store ones, but I think I become overwhelmed by the constant searches. But then it finally came to me of course with God’s help and I created my first War Binder that was useful to me. I still use that one, but like to switch it up a little, so here’s a little War Binder A5 Planner Inspiration for anyone looking for inspiration on setting up their War Binder in an A5 planner.
War Binder A5 Planner Inspiration
This set up is very simple, pretty, creative and functional. I made all the inserts, and the paper I am using is notebook paper I cut to fit. It took about 1 hour from start to finish to complete the setup.
I only have 4 divider tabs in this setup, with a divider pocket at the front. There are plenty of little papers, stickers, bookmarks, and tabs in the front card holder pockets. Shown in the image below. I didn’t really decide prior to setting up my War Binder on colors etc. I was just grabbing and making it as I went. So I didn’t dwell too much on colors.
War Binder A5 Planner Inspiration – Pocket Divider
The good Lord has blessed me with a creative side and I try to use that blessing as much as possible. For the most part, the tabs, die cuts, inserts, embellishments, paperclips, and verse cards you see in any of my War Binders I’ve made them. You can find most of them in my Etsy Shop – DebsCraftingCloset. When you’re done here to take a look, see if you can find anything you’d like.
Again, the little pocket divider insert was something I made. I wanted a place to keep some of my bigger pieces of paper, bookmarks and I also wanted something pretty in the front. It doesn’t cover the entire area and it’s actually more useful than I thought it would be. If you look at the image above, then the one below you’ll be able to see all that I had stuffed inside it. It’s pretty sturdy as it’s made out of 80lb. cardstock.
War Binder A5 Planner Inspiration – Pocket Divider Back
The little pocket divider also has a pocket on the back too. I hold more little paper pieces. Yes, more paper! I keep plenty of pre-cut paper handy for notes and verses. This has been very helpful to my Bible Studies, Scripture writing and Bible Journaling. Trust me you’ll want to add this to your War Binder too. I share this pocket in the video below.
War Binder A5 Planner Inspiration – My Inserts and Sections
Again, this is a very simple setup. I am currently using only 4 sections and an unfilled Travelers Notebook Insert in this setup. The sections I am using are Prayers, Gratitude, Scriptures, Bible Study, and the TN is labeled Things to Remember. Now let me explain what each section means.
Prayer Section – I write my prayers here, I am not one of those that pray a different prayer for each day of the week. There are not sections in my prayer section when I pray I pray about it all right there. For me it just works out better, my prayers are more of the moment. I cover everybody and everything in my prayers. But don’t have sections for them all.
Gratitude – Here I keep track of answered prayers, the date it was answered and how God answered them. I also add a little thank you to God for answering my prayer.
Scriptures – This section is for scripture studies, I am currently using the SOAP method. I will explain this in another inspiring post later.
War Binder A5 Planner Inspiration – Sections Cont.
Bible Study – I keep the notes of my current bible study in this section. Each time I start another bible study this section comes out, and I file it in a box I am keeping. My current bible study is Living the Psalms, this study has been very useful and such a learning experience. I am about mid-way through the study.
Things to Remember TN Insert – This section I have carried over from War Binder to War Binder, as well as from study to study. I created this section one day when after inviting a loved-one to study with me and them not showing up and later stating they weren’t interested.
It’s something I pray about often. But I created this section for anyone that may stumble upon my Bible studies, War Binders etc. after I am with God in heaven. It’s full of little reminders of why God is the answer, as well as little notes reminding everyone how much they meant to me. It’s something that if any one of them had studied with me, they would have learned.
Below is a little video flip through of my War Binder.
War Binder A5 Planner Inspiration – Monthly Scripture Challenge
If you noticed in the images above behind the pocket divider there is an October Scripture Challenge. I have been trying to do this monthly, it’s just another way to get in some study on scripture. This helps for when the study I am doing doesn’t focus on a verse for that day. Meaning I will always have a scripture verse to look up daily.
But I don’t always write about each day either, I’ve been trying to listen to God for scriptures that He wants me to really spend time with. Part of my Spiritual growth is learning to discern God’s voice” from my own noises, and that of the enemy.
War Binder A5 Planner Inspiration – Final Thoughts
I shared this War Binder inspiration article as an idea of how simple it is to create a War Binder. This setup worked for me and it’s one that has stuck with me after praying for God’s help with it. But this may not work for you, and that’s perfectly fine. You’ve got to create a War Binder that works for your Walk with God. The best advise I could send you with today is Pray
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