A couple weeks ago, Trevor and I took a date over to our new house. They had finished framing and were starting the insulation, so we took that opportunity to write Bible verses on the studs of our home. There’s a verse in Deuteronomy that says:
“Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates…” (Deuteronomy 11:18-20)
I loved the idea of having God’s Word as the literal foundation of our home, words of wisdom and promises resting behind each wall. We took weeks to compile the perfect verses for our family and wanted to have one or more in each room of the house. We wrote what seemed meaningful to us in each space, then we prayed over several areas of the house together. If you’ve never prayed aloud with your spouse, I highly recommend starting it. Yes, it’s awkward at first, but the more you do it, the more powerful and comforting it becomes. We specifically prayed in our master bedroom for our relationship and in our children’s rooms for their walk with God, health and happiness.
I’ve linked the list HERE to share with you, if you’d like to use them for your own home. Here are a few we used:
In the living room:
“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” (Hebrews 6:19)
and (this one went right next to the TV… accountability, right? Maybe I’ll remember this one when I’m surfing through the endless reality TV shows!)
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8)
This is one that went into our boys’ rooms (we put the same verses in each of their rooms), and this is a verse I pray for them often:
“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.” (Proverbs 3:3,4)
Trevor and I loved the process, and in all, we spent about two hours writing verses on our posts, door frames and every other spot we could find. It was dark, not super easy to photograph!We now feel like we are READY to move into this house (you know, once we have a door and electricity… that type of thing), and we really feel like this was an outward expression of our faith and reliance on God to watch over our family. We love knowing that so much more than insulation is sitting behind our walls!