Door Post Verses

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.

Deuteronomy 33:26
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.

 

© Copyright 2016 by Katy Kauffman

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Comments (8)

  • anon

    What an exciting and practical topic, Katy. Though not creative nor attractive, I often write a verse on an index card and prop it up on the window seal above the kitchen sink. I also usually have one or more on my fridge. I look forward to seeing more of your ideas.
     
     

    Sep 06, 2016
  • anon

    Thank you, Connie! An index card can be the fastest way to display Scripture and memorize it. I started an index card box for learning verses. Thanks for your comment!
     

    Sep 06, 2016
  • anon

    Katy,
    Thank you for the ideas for scripture memory. I love the pictures!
    Here are some ways I "hide God's word in my heart." (Psalm 119:11)
    I write them on note cards and carry them with me.
    I have framed a few of my favorites.
    I make up a melody and sing the verse.
    I make hand motions (see my video on my latest blog post)

    Sep 06, 2016
  • anon

    Thank you, Beckie! Those are some good ideas. I especially like the singing one. 
     

    Sep 06, 2016
  • anon

    Katy, Deuteronomy 33:26 is one of my go-to verses also :) I am also drawn to Exodus 33:14, "My Presence will go with you and I will give you rest." I love, love that verse. I enjoy making memes of my favorite  verses to share on social media and I also have several taped to my laptop.

    Sep 06, 2016
  • anon

    I love that verse. Memes are a great way to share them with other people. And fun to do. Thanks for your ideas and the verse!
     

    Sep 06, 2016
  • anon

    I like your creative suggestions of ways to keep Scripture in front of us so we can hide it in our hearts.

    Sep 06, 2016
  • anon

    Thank you, Leigh!
     

    Sep 06, 2016

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