through His Word
by Katy Kauffman
I wanted the eagle so badly I felt like crying. The gorgeous picture of an eagle descending through dark storm clouds—his wings in the shape of a v—made me think of God swooping down to rescue one of His children. I really wanted the picture for my room, but the frame and mat didn’t match my colors. My tender, preteen heart didn’t want to leave the eagle picture behind.
My mom told me that if God wanted me to have the picture, He would provide it with the perfect frame and mat. I reluctantly left the art store, and eventually the eagle shifted to the back of my mind. Then I found it. Hanging in a Christian bookstore, I discovered my eagle encased by a midnight blue marbled mat and fruitwood frame. Perfect. God provided not just the perfect picture but the perfect verse to go with it—a verse that has seen me through dark storms.
There is none like the God of Jerusalem,
He descends from the heavens
in majestic splendor to help you.
The Children’s Living Bible
Has God ever given you a verse to hold onto, a verse that has seen you through good times and bad? That eagle picture has hung in my room for over twenty years. It’s a daily reminder that God is with me, and He is able to swoop down into any situation I face and help me. What verse or “picture” has God given you to remind you that He’s with you?
Today starts a new blog series called Door Post Verses. God told the nation of Israel to keep His words before them always. He wanted them to teach His truths and commandments to their children (Deut 6:7), to talk about them all the time (v.8), and to bind them as signs on their hands and in frontlets (leather cases) on their foreheads (v.8). He wanted Scripture to be where they would remember it all the time.
You shall write them on the doorposts
of your house and on your gates.
Deuteronomy 6:9 NKJV
In this series, we will discuss meaningful verses about topics that are vital to our walk with God. Love, joy, peace, strength, perseverance, forgiveness, grace, prayer, and faith are some of them. Several guest writers will join me as we give 5-8 verses on each topic. Each blog post will have a graphic with the Scripture references on it, and you’ll be able to save these to your computer or pin them on Pinterest. When we keep God’s Word before us, we gain more hope, renewed strength, and brighter days.
Here are some creative ways to keep Scripture before you always:
- Copy a verse from BibleGateway.com, paste it into Microsoft Word, and print it to put on your desk or bathroom mirror. Give it a cool font and color to catch your eye every day.
- If you’re into scrapbooking, print the verse on colored cardstock, and make a little card as shown in the picture below. You can make a simple square or rectangular card, or go fancy if you have die cutting tools.
- Buy a few paint pens at Target or Walmart and a pack of inexpensive stretched canvas. (Or go to Michaels or Hobby Lobby, and use coupons.) “Paint” the board with a nice background color, and use a darker color pen, or a silver or gold pen, to write a Bible verse on top. This is a fun activity to help you wind down at the end of the day, and it’s a creative way to keep God’s Word before you.
God doesn’t just want us to see Scripture verses all the time, but to have them in our hearts. It’s my prayer that the posts in this series encourage you in your walk with God and remind you of the promises, resources, and truths found in His Word.
Do you have a special way to keep God’s Word before you all the time? Tell me in the comments below, and if you’d like to see all the posts in our series, follow this blog by submitting your email address in the right side bar. Keep Scripture before you, and rest in its promises and flourish in its strength.
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