Monday, May 18, 2015

the one with the writing on the walls

Sometimes I feel as though this past year has been a dream. I could not have predicted any of it. I still don't understand most of it. I am eternally grateful for all of it. (And I'm trying like crazy to not skip over that last part.)

And I just realized this was the topic of my last post. But do you see how prevalent it is for me?

One of the many lessons I've been learning this year is to take the Bible literally. I heard a speaker talk about doing this with Deuteronomy 6 -

 "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 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."

Her talk was more about verse 7 - to impress these commandments on your children when you sit, walk, lie down, and get up. But I also loved the idea of writing them on the doorframes. I mean, what's not to love? I'm a happy girl with a sharpie pen in hand.

So write we did! We have been unquestionably blessed by this house we are building. And we had some fresh doorframes waiting to be covered...
"And you must love the LORD your God
with all your heart, all your soul, and
all your strength." Deuteronomy 6:5 
"The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you;
he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid;
do not be discouraged." Deuteronomy 31:8 

"You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty
that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle
and quiet spirit, which is precious to God." I Peter 3:4
"Be on your guard. Stand firm in the faith.
Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything
with love." I Corinthians 16:13-14

"'Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be
food in My house, and test Me now in this,' says the Lord of
hosts, 'if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and 
pour out for you a blessing until if overflows.'" Malachi 3:10
"Wherever you go, I will go;
wherever you live, I will live.
 Your people will be my
people, and your
God will be my God."
Ruth 1:16

Lord, let this home be filled with You.