We recently celebrated Thanksgiving by having family over to our house for the big feast. When we lived in Orlando, we often hosted Thanksgiving for my husband’s family, so it seemed fitting when we moved that the tradition would continue.
During all the visiting, my aunt stole a few seconds to come whisper in my ear, “I love how you have your house decorated.” She leaned in even closer, “And I love all the references to God and scripture. It’s just wonderful.”
I’ve been thinking about her comment because, honestly, I am NOT a decorator. Friends and family will confirm. It’s not my gifting. At. All. Decorating for the holidays can almost give me an anxiety attack. Almost.
Perfect example from this weekend: my son helped me get all the Christmas stuff out of the attic and after approximately 38 minutes of opening boxes and sticking various christmas decorations on the fireplace mantle, I boxed it all up and put it back in the garage because, well, I don’t know where anything goes! Smile. (true story)
Anyhow. I digress. Let’s just agree that some have a special gifting in that area (my sister for instance). It’s just not me.
But what really made me think was my aunt’s comment about having God’s word around my house. Anyone who knows me, also knows I am a fool for word art. Love it. I naturally gravitate to that type of house decor. Somewhere along the line, I have picked up pieces here and there that have a scripture or a prayer on it and they now have a place in my home.
I’ve told you that I’m quite a wanderer on this journey of faith and having God’s word surrounding me in beautiful art just keeps it in my face so to speak. When I’m struggling or wrestling some things out with God, I love looking up and finding a reminder of His goodness to get me back on the path of grace.
I also believe having scripture around the house is a way to teach my children His word. In Deuteronomy 6, Moses instructs the Israelites:
vs. 5-9 “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 upon 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.”
I get the feeling from this passage that God wants His word everywhere. He wants us talking about it and sharing it with our families, friends, and maybe even a few strangers on occasion.
And Dayspring offers so many various inspirational items to do just that. They have everything from coffee mugs to stationary to kitchen serving pieces and my favorite, the wall art. They are a wonderful company that help us live our faith in everyday life. Not only do they sell wonderful products, they also host a wonderful little community called inCourage that regularly speaks to my heart!
Based on that and more, I have chosen to be an affiliate with them, which basically means I love their stuff enough to promote it! And if you buy something through a link in my post or through the link on the right hand side of my blog, I make a small commission at no cost to you!
If you are wondering what they might have, here is just a small, very small, sampling of home items that I love!
Great reminder to praise Him every time you look at the clock!
If you haven’t seen Korie Robertson’s new line of Salt & Light, you are missing out! Love.
I can just imagine this in one of my boy’s bedroom! Be Strong!
Just a simple reminder that two are better than one!
Even if you don’t shop at Dayspring, I hope that you will find some way to display God’s word in your home. It can be a note card in your bathroom or a free printable scripture that you frame. Let the reminders of His word cover your house in peace and encourage you in your days.
(ps: This post contains affiliate links.)