Friday, May 8, 2015

Encouraging words

In our house, there are a lot of words. Spoken words are plentiful, so I have taken it upon myself to make sure there are also plenty of written words. 

Truth. Encouragement. Reminders. Promises.

Spoken words can often be said in moments of anger, frustration, excitement, or stress (ahem.)

By taking the time to sit with God's Word and write out Scriptural truths and promises from the Lord, I have been able to fill our home with "whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right...excellent or praiseworthy!" (Phil. 4:8)  We are filling our minds with the things we are commanded to "think about." Throughout the day, when spoken words come FROM me and AT me in constant conversation with my children, may we all brush those off and PUT ON these truths!!

Some of these words were given to us. Gifts of encouragement that also help to decorate many rooms in our home. 




Others were made by my kids...


decorated by my kids...


or made by me.




Some are written on sticky notes, at a moment's notice, when I realize a lesson needs to be taught!!



   
     
And sometimes, I write my own reminders that I like to refer to as "shots in the arm" on those hard days (any day, really!) This one is in my planner, that I look at constantly.



Having verses written throughout the house is a great way for all of us to memorize God's Word and "REMEMBER" the things we are learning...



I have even re-worded some truths I know in my head but need to get into my heart!!


Between the written words throughout the house, the truth sung through Spotify on my phone, and the times God graciously reminds me to speak His Word throughout the day (or perhaps graciously speaks those words through my kids), we are being fed! Praise the Lord!!

"Oh, how I love Your Law! It is my meditation all the day long!!"
Psalm 119:97


Fill our minds, Lord, with Your thoughts, our mouths with Your words, and our hearts with Your desires!



1 comment:

Mimi/Jennifer said...

Amen! One of my life verses: "May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer." Psalm 19:14 You are an amazing woman and mom and I thank the LORD for you! You encourage me! I love you!!

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