My friend Jenny messaged me last night, and asked if we were writing verse on our walls before we painted. We had planned to pray over the home before me moved in, walking from room to room, but hadn't thought of writing verses!!!!
I did a little research, and apparently it's a "THING". Cool!
So I was thinking about it, and I remembered the verse in the Bible that talked about doorways, and writing on them, so I looked it up.
Deuteronomy 6:6-9 says, "These commands 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 door frames of your houses and on your gates."
So today, in the midst of painting, that's exactly what we did.....
We picked a verse for the front door, and a verse for the back door.....
Front door: Joshua 24:15 "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
Back door: Deuteronomy 28:6 as pictured below. Dale added 1 John 4:16.
Each child got to pick a special verse for their bedroom door frames as well. They thought it was SUPER cool to write with permanent markers on the boards of the doorways!!!!
Dale picked several verses, 2 for our closet doors and one for the main doorway from Song of Solomon. I even got a love note out of the deal! ;)
I also had picked out one from Song of Solomon and wrote a little love note too.
The verse I chose, was about my beloved.
One of my favorite things about my "new" marriage is Dale treats me so much like his cherished one, his beloved.
It brings tears to my eyes, and I know the Lord works all things for good, for those who trust Him with their messes.
Praise God for beauty from the ashes, right?! Amen.
The upstairs orange half bathroom got it's own special verse about patience, haha!
Moving back downstairs, I chose a 2 verses for the Laundry room and 1 for the bathroom.
We prayed over each room as we went, inviting the Holy Spirit to dwell here in this place, for the Father to grant us peace and joy in the walls of this home sweet hub whenever we stop through, angels of protection in Jesus name. You know? When we were all done, the whole place felt different. There are no words!
We worked the rest of the day on the ceiling planks, we primed, then painted each one. Its very TEDIOUS with all those cracks between slats that take lots of time and attention, we do about 5 at a time on the main floor, and have another 6 going upstairs we rotate through as they dry.
Dale rented a tool to help him start to get them up to the ceiling and in position. The hardest part of his day, is cutting around the ceiling lights. Poor guy! He is doing a great job though!
The biggest trick is figuring out where to move them to as they are dry and waiting to go UP. We are figuring it out, but there is just not much room to move around these days!
Stay tuned for more pics as we work the next couple weeks before our trip up north...