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Bible verses for the home



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Since having Ivy and staying at home full time I’ve been looking for ways to keep God at the forefront of my mind and at the centre of all I do. I find it so easy to get caught up in the mundane of everyday life and forget that this is where God has called me for this season and that I should be aiming to glorifying him - even if it is in changing a nappy or wiping squashed banana off the floor!

One thing I’ve found really helpful recently is to have bible verses pinned up around my home. We have several different verses in different rooms and it really helps focus my mind on God.


For example, I love the ‘This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it’ postcard I have stuck up above Ivy’s cot. There are so many times when I’m exhausted and I’ve grudgingly gone into her room to change a nappy or to feed at 4am – but looking at that verse can help me to remember the blessings that I’ve got in my family. Having joy is often a choice between embracing the situations we’re in or letting them grind us down. 

It’s also a really good way of memorising scripture. I recently made a postcard of Philippians 4:8 (pictured above) in order to help me remember it as it’s often one I need to repeat to myself (you can read why that verse is especially important to me here).

If you’d like to do something similar there are loads of pre-made and very pretty verse postcards out there on the internet – just Google your favourite verse!
You can download my Philippians 4:8 postcard HERE and the other postcards pictured are from this great website where there are lots of free printables.

What’s your favourite verse? How do you keep God at the forefront of your mind in daily life?

Linking with Encourage one another, Time warp wifeTitus 2 Tuesdays   Thriving Thursdays,Joyful Homemaking,
 

6 comments:

  1. Psalm 86:11 Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.

    I got this verse at my baptism. I had to ask my mum what it is for school one day, and when she told me, it had - and still has - a deep impact on me

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  2. Love this, Rachel. It can be SO encouraging to meditate on a verse as we go about our business at home - especially on those mundane days. We have a little chalkboard above our kitchen sink and right now it says "Let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ." (Phil 1:27)

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  3. We have a doormat that has Joshua 24:15 on it, as well as a placard on our front door with the same verse (and two wall hangings near my kitchen!). Hmmm...I guess I like that verse?
    I put my son's memory verses on computer printouts near our wall calendar. He can't read yet, so I put a graphic on the printout that he can look at to job his memory. (For instance, one of his verses right now is Genesis 1:31, so I have a picture of Adam and Even in the Garden of Eden below the text.)
    For me, I have a small embroidered cross framed next to my bed with the verse Proverbs 31:13 below it. I also keep some verses on the cupboards above my washing machine. Those verses are mostly about keeping a good attitude and using gentle words. And I'm doing boat-loads of laundry lately, so I need to look at those verses a lot!
    I guess I need all the help I can get, eh?

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  4. Hi Rachel,

    I love this idea and have been thinking about doing it myself - and you have motivated me to do it! We don't have a printer so I can't print off pretty ones other people have done, but I like craft so I might spend some time making nice ones like yours.

    It's so true that we need help putting God at the forefront. I need the encouragement for being joyful and thankful to serve my family, especially at the times when all I want to do is sleep or sit on the couch with a good book!

    Thanks for coming by and liking my post! I really like your blog!

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  5. Great idea! I think I'm going to look into doing this at my house too. :)

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  6. Nice collection of Christian quotes , thanks for posting. Cheers!

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