A few years ago I was over at a friends home and I noticed that above every doorway there was a different scripture. Penned above the bedroom door was Jeremiah 29:11 and above her mantle a large barn wood sign proudly displayed, Micah 6:8, their family’s favorite verse. The passage from Deuteronomy six came to my mind…
These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. I Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
I left inspired and encouraged. That very afternoon, I broke out my modge poge and created a simple, humble scripture plaque. During a particularly tough season, this little plaque was a reminder that true joy comes from the Lord.
My friend’s commitment to God’s promises and commands, continues to inspire me today. When someone walks into my cozy little cottage they are bound to stumble upon an inspiring verse, print or scribbled out scripture. My hope and desire is that everyone who enters my home is pointed back to the hope and truth we find in Christ. I want every area of my life to reflect my love for the Lord, especially my home.
One way we can actively be a woman of the word is by letting our homes reflect God’s heart. Hang a scripture print above your bed so it’s the first thing you see when you wake up, tape a favorite verse in the bathroom mirror to meditate on while you are brushing your teeth, or tuck a much needed promise in your planner to think upon during the day.
Now, here is the most important part. It doesn’t have to be pretty to be a perfect truth! I’m all for beautiful hand lettering or gorgeous printed paper, but God’s promises and commands rings true whether they are scripted in beautiful golf foil or scribbled on the back of a napkin.
Friends, I want to encourage you to not only hang scripture in our homes but to live it out. When you are choosing verses, pick the ones that make you a little uncomfortable or call you to lean into God’s grace. Let’s become women who are not only hearers of God’s words but who choose to obey it!
Stop right now and grab a piece of paper and pen. Write down THIS powerful verse and hang it up somewhere you will see it daily.
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9
Remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful or true.
A few of my favorite places to grab scripture art and support some amazing women!
Ruth’s beautiful watercolor prints are simply stunning. I love how she intertwines God’s truth with His beautiful creation.
I use these as tags for gifts, tuck them into cards or clip them to the inside of my planner when I need an extra dose of encouragement. Lara’s shop also has some amazing scripture prints!
Gorgeous hand lettered truths by one of the sweetest gal’s you’ll ever meet. Holly’s designs are beautiful, classic, and rooted in purpose!
Dana is truly gifted at combining rustic with elegant chic. Her rustic crosses and scripture plaques are truly statement pieces for your home. Also be sure to check out her amazing wrist truths for truth you can wear!
I love Jess’s work and it’s been fun to see her style evolve over the past few years. I’ve gifted her vibrant prints to many newly married friends or as a house warming gift!